Department of Information and Service Management

Call for papers

We call for contributions to the IRIS/SCIS 2023 conference.
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Call for Papers
IRIS 2023 – The 46th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia
SCIS 2023 – The 14th Scandinavian Conference of Information Systems
Theme: “Reflections on the Nordic Approach to Information Systems”
August 13-16, 2023, Haikko Manor (near Helsinki), Finland

Established in 1978, the IRIS seminar is the leading venue for Nordic IS researchers to gather and share the fruit of their recent research endeavors. The IRIS community is characterized by its informal, convivial atmosphere where research ideas are workshopped in an egalitarian, Scandinavian way.

The conference has two sides with their distinctive formats. The IRIS consists of working groups wherein research papers are allocated one hour of feedback time from working group participants. The papers are read by the group members beforehand and the one-hour time is used efficiently for constructive feedback.

The SCIS consists of conference papers being presented and discussed in the traditional conference format. Each SCIS paper is assigned a discussant who, after the paper presentation, delivers their comments to the audience.

The theme of IRIS/SCIS 2023 is “Reflections on the Nordic Approach to Information Systems”. We encourage submissions within and outside of the conference theme. As is the tradition in IRIS, the conference theme will be addressed in the senior and junior scholar keynote talks.

Kalle Lyytinen (Professor at Case Western Reserve University, US) was present in the very first IRIS seminar and will share his insights on how the community has evolved over the decades.

Andrew Burton-Jones (Professor at The University of Queensland, Australia; EiC, MIS Quarterly) will share his views on the different approaches to IS research and reflect on how those approaches are manifested in regional AIS communities.

Olivia Benfeldt (Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) will deliver a junior scholar view on how the experiences, learnings, and education from a Nordic PhD program carries one through the early stages of one’s career.

Important dates

Paper format

IRIS/SCIS 2023 welcomes two types of submissions.

SCIS papers are full conference papers and will be published in the conference proceedings on the AIS website (please see previous years’ proceedings). There will be a normal peer review process for the submitted SCIS papers. If accepted to the conference, a SCIS paper is presented at the conference on main stage.

IRIS papers are working papers and will not be published. IRIS papers are discussed in small working groups where each paper is allocated one hour of discussion time with senior and junior scholars. The objective of the working group sessions is to provide feedback to the authors so that they can develop their idea further. Because IRIS papers are not published, the authors can submit their IRIS paper elsewhere. Please note that each year, one paper per working group is selected as an IRIS selected paper and those papers are published in the AIS eLibrary. The authors can opt out from this publication option if they plan to submit the paper elsewhere.

Both types of submissions must follow the IRIS/SCIS2023 paper template below.

Papers are not to exceed 15 pages including everything.

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