Programme / Submissions


We invite the submission of completed research papers, short research papers, research slam papers, panels and workshops to the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), to be held from December 3-8  2023, in Wellington, New Zealand. ACIS 2023 will bring together students, career academics and industry professionals to exchange knowledge related to the changing face of information systems in theory and practice.

ACIS 2023 will provide opportunities for adding value to your work in a range of dimensions – to support you to grow as a researcher and build your networks, and to offer developmental reviews and feedback for your work, and opportunities to progress your research to journal submission (more information can be obtained from track chairs). In addition, there will be tutorials on leading edge topics, and panels on topical and contested issues.

Submission types

NEW at ACIS 2023

Innovative presentation formats for accepted papers are welcomed. These could include (for example) video, interactive sessions, infographics, or “question and answer” interview style sessions. Please contact the program team if you have an accepted paper and would like to use an alternate presentation format.  Standard presentation formats will still be available as follows.

Controversial papers may be accepted with an expert discussant. If there are a wide variety of views from reviewers, the paper may be routed to a “controversial papers” track. The program team will assess the paper and may elect to appoint a discussant.

Poster SLAM format: see detailed below

FINAL template for the accepted papers 
The FINAL template for the accepted papers and that all revised papers must adhere to these guidelines.

Full papers must be completed research. Completed research papers will be submitted to one of the conference tracks, where they will be peer-reviewed using a double- blind system. Accepted papers will be presented face-to face at the conference in a session format. Each session will consist of three or four papers accepted through the review process. Most sessions employ a standard format of presentation by an author and general audience discussion. Full papers must not exceed 10 pages (this is not including references, appendixes and the title page) and must conform to the ACIS 2023 submission template. Full papers that are accepted will be published in their entirety in the conference proceedings.

Short papers are research in progress. Like completed research, these papers will be submitted to a mini track for double blind review. Upon acceptance, short papers will be presented by authors while interested participants gather to share ideas and discuss topics of mutual interest. Short papers must not exceed 6 pages (approx. 2,500 words, not including references) and must conform to the ACIS 2023 submission guidelines. 

Poster Slam submissions that are accepted will be presented via a dedicated are early research that is in a conceptual stage, i.e. a research idea, thorough but no empirical or literature review data is existent yet. This can be either a PhD proposal or a research idea to be tested from early career or established researchers. The session will consist of a 3 minute pitch per poster upfront and then the whole group will discuss the posters in detail within the session. Discussion and feedback are in the centre and will be constructive and intense. The submission requires an abstract of a maximum of 1,000 words and must conform to the ACIS 2023 submission template.

Workshops are typically partial- or full-day sessions that facilitate discussion and exploration of ideas, techniques, and methodologies that advance research, teaching knowledge of IS-related concepts, or products from industry and their application to academia, educational curricula, or industry practice. The call for proposals template is available.

Panels provide an opportunity for a group of researchers to explore a topical or contested topic of interest in a panel format. This will typically involve a panel moderator (who poses questions related to the topic) and three to four expert contributors who will offer alternative views on the topic. Panels should aim to draw an audience. Depending upon the topic, the experts can be drawn from the academy and/or from industry. The panel co-chairs encourage panel submitters to contact them and will work with them to develop provocative ideas into strong panel proposals. The call for proposals template is available. 

FINAL template for the accepted papers 
The FINAL template for the accepted papers and that all revised papers must adhere to these guidelines.

Virtual paper presentations

Please note that the Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2023 is primarily intended as a conference that fosters the development of our academic community in-person. In-person registration for the conference will deliver the best experience from the conference. However, we recognize that there is still a great deal of uncertainty around travel and funding at many universities. We will accept synchronous virtual presentations upon request*. The synchronous virtual presentations will be organized as “virtual track”, i.e. rather than being interspersed with face-to-face sessions, the presentations will run in “virtual only” slots. Authors of accepted virtual presentation papers will be provided a platform for their work.” However, please note that many sessions will one run face-to-face with no option to attend virtually. In recognition of the primary intent of the conference – and to encourage in-person attendance – a modest discount of 20% is applied for virtual attendance:

* For presenters outside New Zealand and Australia these requests will be accepted and noted for planning reasons. For presenters in New Zealand and Australia, please let us know why you cannot attend online. Reasons may be the lack of travel budget or personal circumstances.

Submission information

All submissions must be made via the ACIS 2023 submission system.

In particular, authors should:

  1. Visit the ACIS 2023 website for a complete list of available tracks, and select the most appropriate track for your submission. Please feel free to contact the relevant track chairs with any enquiries.
  2. All submissions must be made via the link easychair ACIS 2023 submission system.
  3. If any conflict of interest exists between the authors and the track chairs – or for track chairs who wish to submit papers -the paper should be submitted to the General Track.
  4. Determine the proper type for your submission by reviewing the types of submissions described above. Submission instructions, templates, and forms can also be found on the website. 
  5. Use the templates provided n the website for formatting your submissions and follow all guidelines. Failure to do so may result in submissions being desk rejected.
Scholarly integrity is a core value in our discipline, and all ACIS submissions must comply with AIS policies. Scholars submitting papers to this conference thereby attest that they have read the AIS Code of Research Conduct and that the work submitted is in accordance with the Code in all appropriate respects.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

If you have any questions, contact track chairs directly