ACIS 2023 / Submission


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 – this information is still to be added, please check back later). 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

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 (approx. 5,000 words not including references) 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, ERF papers will be submitted to a mini track for double blind review. Upon acceptance, ERF papers will be presented by authors while interested participants gather to share ideas and discuss topics of mutual interest. ERF papers must not exceed 5 pages (approx. 2,500 words, not including references) and must conform to the ACIS 2023 submission template. The template to be used is available

Poster Slam submissions 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. The template is available here

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 and template to be used are 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 and template to be used are available 

Virtual paper presentations

ACIS 2023 IS A FACE-TO-FACE CONFERENCE. However, we recognize that there is still a great deal of uncertainty around travel and funding in many administrations. We will accept synchronous virtual presentations under special circumstances (tba). These may be organized into a “virtual track” rather than being interspersed with face-to-face sessions. Authors of accepted virtual presentation papers will be provided a platform for their work.

Submission information

All submissions must be made via the ACIS 2023 submission system (coming soon).

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. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. Use the ACIS2023-template on the website for formatting your submissions and follow all guidelines. Failure to do so may result in submissions being desk rejected.
  5. Note that every author (co-author) is limited to a maximum of three papers in the Full papers and ERF categories together.

Important dates (TBA)

  • Manuscript submissions…
  • Workshops, and Panels submissions…
  • Poster SLAM submissions
  • Doctoral consortium nominations…
  • Paper decisions (indicative)
  • Conference
    • Doctoral consortium: 3-4 December 2023
    • Workshops day: 5 December 2023
    • Main conference: 6-8 December 2023

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