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Resubmission of research papers, research in progress and teaching cases is OPEN till April 3, 2013 (no new submissions will be accepted). In addition to the information that has been provided in the notification e-mail, this page contains the Resubmission Guidelines.

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For questions on submission of papers to ECIS 2013 please contact: ecis2013pm@lists.science.uu.nl.

        COMPLETE RESUBMISSION GUIDELINES      

A. "Important dates for authors

Open for Online Submissions
The ECIS 2013 submissions website is open from October 15, 2012 until December 7, 2012.All submission types (completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, and teaching cases) must adhere to the submission guidelines outlined in this webpage. No submissions will be accepted after 23.59 hrs Hawaii Time, December 7, 2012. Submissions can only be done online through the submission system.

There will be no extensions to the deadline! In the past ECIS deadlines were usually shifted causing uncertainty for the authors and enormous overhead for the organizers. Therefore the ECIS Standing Committee decided to implement a strict deadline policy, which will be evaluated afterwards for the future ECIS conferences.

Author Notification Date
Authors will be notified as to whether their submission was accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected by February 28, 2013.

Authors Revisions Due Date
Authors must have their final submissions submitted by April 3, 2013.

Author Registration Due Date
At least one author of every accepted submission must register for the conference before April 20, 2013.

Author presentations at ECIS 2013
At least one author of every accepted submission must present at ECIS 2013 in Utrecht. Authors should be prepared to present their papers at any time during the conference (Thursday June 6, to Saturday June 8).  Failure to comply with this requirement can result in removal of papers from the ECIS 2013 Proceedings.

For other important dates of the conference please check the Important dates page.

B. General Submission Requirements

The ECIS 2013 Program Committee invites submissions across 27 tracks. There are three types of submissions:
•    Completed Research Papers
•    Research-in-Progress Papers
•    Teaching Cases (submitted to Teaching Cases Track only!)

Maximum limit of submissions
The ECIS Standing Committee has established a maximum limit of 3 submissions per author (including coauthored papers). Failure to comply with this requirement can result in papers not being reviewed (i.e. fourth and further papers based on date and time of submission).

Language
English is the language of the conference and of all submissions.

Originality
Submissions to ECIS 2013 must be original; submissions cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Further, submissions must not be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.

Template/formatting
All submissions must be in Microsoft Word .DOC format, Microsoft Word .DOCX format or Adobe’s PDF format and must use the submission template. Instructions for using the template and formatting the submission are provided in the ECIS 2013 template document itself. Submissions should consist of only one file containing text, figures, tables and references. Files submitted in other word processing formats or that do not use this template will not be considered for review.

Length Requirements
Each type of submission (completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, and teaching cases) has specific page length requirements. See Additional requirements specific to each type of submission. Any submission that exceeds page length limits will be rejected without review.

How to Submit
In order to submit a revised version of your paper, please log in to the paper management system and proceed to 'Submissions in Progress'. Click on 'Submit the final version', and use the form to update all relevant details. The updated document can be submitted at the bottom of the form. In addition, we ask you to submit a response to the reviewers, in which you describe and explain the changes you have made to the original submission. At any moment before the deadline, you are free to revise the final version. Instructions on how to use the submission system can be downloaded here.

Track Changes Feature must be Off
Be certain to accept all changes and turn track changes “off” before uploading your paper to the ECIS 2013 submission system.

Author details
In the final submission all author details should be present. Also all other data that was removed for the double-blind review process can be restored now.,

Publication of proceedings
Papers of ECIS 2013 will be published in the AIS library where also the proceedings of previous years are stored (http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis/). The proceedings are included in the main indexes and search engines.

Submission policy Track Chairs and Associate Editors
The submission policy, as formulated by the program committee, is that Track Chairs are not allowed to submit to their own track. Track chairs are responsible for the decisions in their track and therefore there is a conflict of interest. Associated editors can submit but can not be in charge of their own submission logically.

C. Additional Requirements

In addition to the general submission requirements, there are additional requirements for each submission type and are identified below.

Additional Requirements: Completed Research Papers
Completed research papers should have completed analyses and documentation of results.

Review Criteria for Completed Research Papers:
•    Topic is relevant to a track’s theme
•    Objectives are clear and well-described
•    Paper is written clearly
•    Paper will draw an audience
•    Paper is well organized and flows logically
•    Literature review is appropriate
•    Methodology is appropriate (if relevant)
•    Analyses are appropriate (if relevant)
•    Evidence supports authors’ arguments (if relevant)
•    Paper makes a useful contribution

Completed Research Paper Page Limit Requirements

Completed research papers must not exceed twelve (12) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ECIS 2013 submission template. The 12 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are also included in this page count.

Additional Requirements: Research-in-Progress Papers
Research-in-progress papers typically describe work that is as yet incomplete, but promising. Accepted research-in-progress papers will be presented in an interactive format, as posters, during ECIS 2013, and will appear in the ECIS 2013 Proceedings. Authors of accepted research-in-progress papers will be required to bring poster-size presentations (in LARGE TYPE format of A0/A1 format) for display at the poster session. Additional information on poster preparation and presentation will be forthcoming.

Review Criteria for Research-in-Progress Papers:
•    Topic is relevant to a track’s theme
•    Objectives are clear and well-described
•    Paper is written clearly
•    Paper will draw an audience
•    Paper is well organized and flows logically
•    Literature review is appropriate
•    Methodology is appropriate (only if relevant)
•    Analyses are appropriate (only if relevant—many RIP papers may not yet have data to analyze)
•    Evidence supports authors’ arguments (if relevant)
•    Paper makes a useful contribution or has the potential to make a contribution

Research-in-Progress Page Limit Requirements
Research-in-progress papers must not exceed 7 single-spaced pages and must conform to the ECIS 2013 submission template as per the instructions document. The 7 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are also included in this page count.

Additional Requirements: Teaching Cases
We invite the submission of teaching cases that would be useful to the field as pedagogical materials that students would find exciting and thoughtful. Teaching cases must include teaching notes when originally submitted, and the teaching notes will be reviewed. Teaching notes will not be included in the ECIS Proceedings, but rather will be provided directly to instructors on request by case authors.
Teaching cases may only be submitted to the Teaching Cases track.

Review Criteria for Teaching Cases:
•    Case clarity: The case is clearly written and readable for a student audience
•    Issue identification and development: The key issues in the case are well-developed and identifiable by a student reader
•    Completeness: The case includes the information necessary for conducting an appropriate analysis of the issue(s) raised
•    Relevance: The case addresses a topic of importance to IS practice. The students will learn something important from studying it. The case has “substance.”
•    Interest: The case is presented in an interesting way. It addresses a topic likely to sustain a student’s interest. The instructor will find it interesting to teach
•    Effectiveness of exhibits: The case exhibits are helpful to the student and useful for teaching the case
•    Literature integration: The authors have effectively utilized existing literature (concepts, models, frameworks, news reports, etc.) for teaching the case
•    Overall utility: The information provided is developed well enough to help an instructor in preparing to teach the case

Teaching Case Page Limit Requirements
The teaching case must not exceed fourteen (14) single-spaced pages and the teaching note must not exceed five (5) single-spaced pages. Both the teaching case and teaching note must conform to the ECIS 2013 submission template and instructions. The page limits must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices for the teaching case and teaching note. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are also included in these page limits.