Stefan Koch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Annette Mills, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Hermann Sikora, Raiffeisen Informatics, Austria
The Conf-IRM Doctoral Consortium is meant to support students who are working on their thesis and seek feedback from senior researchers, but also get together with fellow PhD students. Thus, it provides networking opportunities with faculty and peers, helps in further developing their thesis and gives insight into further possibilities in academia, including discussion on career and work-life-balance.
The language of the Consortium is English.
Persons from any AIS region are welcome to apply.
The Conf-IRM 2021 Doctoral Consortium will include research sessions, discussion sessions, short 1:1-meetings with mentors, and social gatherings/networking sessions for all participants. Research sessions will include short presentations of the different PhD topics by each participant, feedback from the audience (including mentors) and further discussion. The discussion sessions address topics related to thesis writing, publishing papers, and academic careers. The 1:1-meetings with mentors provide a further opportunity for students to discuss their work with a faculty mentor, follow-up on feedback given earlier or ask more general questions.
- Applications Submission Deadline: 21 March 2021
- Notification of Acceptance: 09 April 2021
- Registration Deadline: 21 April 2021
(Note: Accepted nominees must register by the conference early bird registration date to confirm their place in the Consortium)
- Doctoral Consortium: 19 May 2021
PhD students wishing to participate in the Conf-IRM 2021 Doctoral Consortium should:
- Be writing a thesis in Information Systems (or related discipline) or plan to address an Information Systems-related topic for their dissertation.
- Have progressed to the stage where a draft research proposal for the thesis has been developed. Ideally, they should also have chosen a theoretical approach and started to plan or be implementing the empirical aspects of their research.
- Have at least six months of work remaining at the time of the consortium.
- Be currently enrolled in a PhD or Doctoral Program
If you are unsure of whether you are eligible for the Doctoral Consortium, please contact one of the co-chairs.
Guidelines for Nominations
The Conf-IRM 2021 Doctoral Consortium welcomes submissions that reflect the diversity in information systems research.
More than one nomination may be submitted by a single institution (multiple submissions will need to be ranked).
Students must be nominated by an IS faculty member. The nomination cover letter should confirm the school’s support for the student, and the student must confirm their availability to attend the full Consortium.
Please submit your Doctoral Consortium application via the Conf-IRM 2021 submission system: https://edas.info/N27885
Your application should include of
1) Research proposal - this is limited to 10 pages, double-spaced 12-point Times New Roman font, excluding title, abstract, references and appendices).
Your proposal should include:
- Research question and, research background and motivation for the study (incl. research gap, expected contribution)
- A brief literature review including an overview of the theoretical framework guiding the study, research model and hypotheses (if relevant)
- An overview of the research design
- Summary of findings to date (if relevant)
- An appendix listing the key steps remaining to complete the thesis, including estimated timeline for these activities
- An appendix outlining 3-4 challenges that you would like to address at the DC (limit to 1-page)
2) Letter of recommendation from thesis advisor
3) Brief Curriculum vitae (max.1 page) includes educational background, work experience, publications to date (if any), previous doctoral consortia attended, and future career aspirations.
The application is to be submitted as a single pdf-file via the Conf-IRM 2021 submission system.
Nomination letters should be sent separately by email to the co-chairs: