Submission Instructions

Submission for Regular papers (Completed Research and Research-in-Progress) is closed. We are now accepting submissions for only Demo/Prototype and Instructional Innovation. Please email these submissions to Kaushik Dutta at with subject “WITS 2014 Demo/Prototype Submission” or “WITS 2014 Instructional Innovation Submission".


Submission Types

Regular Paper
As WITS is a workshop, it particularly encourages early stage of research that will lead interesting discussions in the workshop. For this reason, there are two types of submissions in WITS 2014 – Completed Research Paper or Research in Progress. The Research in Progress paper may not have in-depth experimental study or rigorous methodology as in a Completed Research paper, such Research in Progress papers will be evaluated based on innovation of the concept/approach.  The Completed Research paper may have maximum length of 10 single spaced pages and the Research in Progress paper may have a maximum length of 6 single spaced pages.

Demos and prototypes showcase implementations of innovative IT artifacts (i.e., constructs, models, methods). They provide opportunities to demonstrate and discuss emerging IT artifacts with researchers and practitioners.

Instructional Innovation
Instructional innovation submissions can describe either innovative instructional technologies or teaching cases, and should emphasize innovative use of IT or business cases in the classroom related to teaching IS/IT topics. The objective of innovations in instructional technology and teaching cases is to bring together well-developed ideas that can assist the academic community in their quest to deliver information technology curricula.

Journal Publication Opportunity
Authors of selected workshop papers and research prototypes will be invited to submit complete versions of their research for review and possible publication in a special issue of one or two Information Systems journals. The details related this will be announced later when the final arrangements have been made.

Information For Panel Organization
Panel discussions are forums that allow researchers to discuss complementary or conflicting perspectives. Typical panel proposals will have the following elements: Introduction, Specific issue and (conflicting) positions from panelists, panel structure (timing, format, etc), commitment to attend from the workshop from panel members, biographical information on the panelists and moderator reflecting their expertise on the subject, and references. Please submit your panel proposals directly to the program co-chairs.

Submission Instructions

Regular Paper Submissions
Submitted regular research papers are limited to 6 or 10 single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 8.5" by 11" pages (including tables, figures, and references and 1" margins on all sides). All submissions will be subject to double blind review. Selection for presentation at the workshop and publication in the proceedings will be based on originality, contribution to the field, and workshop interest. As WITS is a workshop, WITS particularly encourages early stage research papers. Following this there are two types of submissions of regular papers in WITS 2014 - (1) Completed Research (maximum 10 pages) (2) Research in Progress (maximum 6 pages).

The submission template is available for download HERE

Demo/Prototype and Instructional Innovation Submissions
Demo/prototype submissions should include, wherever feasible, links to the associated software or demo (along with screenshot(s) to provide the audience an indication of the functionality).
For instructional technologies, the submitted materials should include technology overview and demonstration, along with an integrated business application context. For teaching cases, the submission should provide detailed descriptions of the cases as well as suggestions and lessons learned regarding the adoptions of the cases in classrooms. Instructional innovation submissions should follow a similar format as demo/prototype submissions but instead articulate the quest to improve IT curricula, or teaching pedagogy. Demo/prototypes and instructional innovation papers should follow the same formatting requirements as regular papers, and should not exceed 6 pages. Accepted demo/prototypes and instructional innovation papers will be presented as posters during the workshop.

Submission Process

All submissions must be sent in electronic form using the WITS 2014 submission system. Please select your submission category from one of the following four in the process of submission:

  1. Completed Research Paper (maximum 10 pages)
  2. Research in Progress (maximum 6 pages)
  3. Demo/Prototype (maximum 6 pages)
  4. Instructional Innovation (maximum 6 pages + additional materials as needed)

The electronic submission system will be available from 18th July 2014.