AMCIS 2021 TREO Innovations

AMCIS 2021 TREO Chairs are excited to once again offer Teaching, Research, Education and Opinion (TREO) sessions to provide attendees a platform to present their research ideas, education papers, or opinion papers covering any area of IS or IT to get feedback from session attendees.

This year’s TREO sessions offer many new and innovative advancements to make the sessions more valuable for both authors and attendees. TREO sessions will introduce the virtual Senior Scholar Roundtable, which allows authors five minutes to present their research live. After presenting, they will receive feedback from Senior Scholars and other attendees.

Additionally, TREO presentations will be posted on online and curated by theme. Attendees will then have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award TREO research presentations, which will be announced on the last day of the conference. Finally, there will be Editor’s Awards selected for the best presentations including originality, potential impact, and research contribution.

ERF Innovations

AMCIS 2021 will give authors the ability to present their research and receive feedback on research-in-progress or research ideas. Emergent Research Forum (ERF) papers will be submitted to a mini-track and double-blind reviewed. If accepted, authors will present their work at AMCIS 2021. ERF’s will have more presentation time during this year’s virtual conference.

New Best Paper Awards

This year at AMCIS 2021, the Best Paper Awards are adopting new ways of acknowledging and presenting the winners. The “Top 25%” of papers and winners will earn a badge that will be attached to their articles in the AIS eLibrary and also showcased in the conference proceedings. Monica Garfield, AIS VP Region 1, and the AMCIS Branding Taskforce have also been working to curate a space to present prior AMCIS Paper Award winners and high-impact papers in the eLibrary.

AMCIS 2021 Paper Development Sprint

AMCIS 2021 will be offering the Paper Development Sprint for the first time. This initiative was developed by the AMCIS conference committee in partnership with four participating SIG/Tracks (SIG Lead, SIG IT Project Management, SIG Green and SCUIDT). The objective of the Paper Development Sprint is to assist authors in the rapid development and revision of a research paper with the goal of evolving conference publication to a journal submission.

Senior scholars who are experts on the papers’ topics will provide feedback and help authors identify areas for improvement during a workshop held on the first day of the conference. Authors will have two days to revise their manuscript (the “Sprint”) and will need to clearly showcase the changes made. During a session open to all conference attendees on Thursday, August 12 at 4pm EDT, finalists will highlight the process they followed to make their revisions and the Paper Development Sprint awards will be announced. All are welcome to attend!