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ECIS 2016 Emphasized Information Systems as a Global Gateway

Friday, July 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

The 24th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2016, was held at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey, from June12-15. The theme of ECIS 2016 was “Information Systems as a Global Gateway” to reflect that information systems are electronic environments that get things, people, organizations, countries and societies connected as the modern virtual counterpart to the host city of Istanbul, which is located at the gateway between Europe and the Middle East and Asia, that has linked peoples, cultures and civilizations over several millennia. ECIS 2016 aimed to be an intellectual gateway between researchers studying different topics in information systems using a variety of methods, as well as a gateway for a mutual knowledge transfer and exchange between academics and business and government executives who attended the ECIS CIO Symposium.

ECIS 2016 offered an extensive academic platform containing research papers, research-in-progress presentations, and prototype papers. As well, panels, workshops and tutorials, the doctoral consortium and the junior faculty consortium complemented the academic program. ECIS 2016 has received the largest number of submissions of ECIS conferences to date from authors from 50 different countries, including 676 research papers, 287 research-in-progress papers and 20 prototypes. Out of these, 197 (29% of those submitted) research papers were accepted for publication and presentation. Also, 86 (30% of those submitted) research-in-progress papers were accepted for the poster sessions and seven (35% of those submitted) prototypes were demonstrated at the conference. ECIS 2016 held 32 tracks mirroring the breadth and depth of almost all research areas of the information systems discipline, which provided a rich and representative platform for researchers to exchange and debate their current work.

An important and exciting component of ECIS 2016 was the CIO Symposium, organized as a full-day event, in which 15 distinguished Turkish and international CIOs, CEOs and academicians participated as presenters. In the keynote sessions and panels on digital transformation, big data and social media, they discussed the latest advances in information systems which have the potential to influence state-of-the-art practice in Turkey. Furthermore, the CIO symposium was a great networking opportunity to meet with the leading business professionals.

We look forward to seeing you at ECIS 2017 which will take place in Guimarães, Portugal on June 5-10.

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