The ECIS 2011 Doctoral Consortium Committee invites nominations to the consortium.
The objective of the ECIS Doctoral Consortium is to create a collegial and fun atmosphere where Ph.D. students currently working on Information Systems dissertations can share their work and receive valuable feedback. Thus, the optimal candidates for nomination are those who have successfully defended their thesis proposals before June 2011. Students who will have completed their dissertations by June 2011 or are close to completing will not be accepted.
Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a University within AIS Area 2 (Europe, Africa and the Middle East). Each University can only nominate one candidate and must guarantee funding for the student to attend the Doctoral Consortium, if selected. Room and board at the DC is provided courtesy of ECIS and the conference sponsors. The university must also guarantee funding for the student to attend ECIS2011 itself which will be held immediately after the consortium.
Maung Sein, University of Agder, Norway
Cathy Urquhart, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Line Dube, HEC Montreal, Canada
Sirkka Jarvenpaa, University of Texas, USA
Mike Newman, University of Manchester, UK
Sandeep Purao, Penn State University, USA
Suprateek Sarker, Washington State University, USA
Carol Brown, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Par Ågerfalk, Uppsala University, Sweden
The Doctoral Consortium will be held at Majvik meeting and convention center a beautiful site located on the shore of Espoonlahti, 25 kilometres from Helsinki city center. http://www.majvik.fi
Nomination deadline: January 31st 2011
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2011
Consortium: June 6-8, 2011
Submission materials, as specified below, must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with copies to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon receipt of the nomination material, a confirmation will be sent by email.
- Students cannot apply directly, but must be nominated by a representative of the institution (see below)
- There cannot be more than one nominee per school, university, or institution.
- The nomination letter should be written by any one of the following: the student’s supervisor, director of the IS doctoral programme, the Dean of the College or Faculty, or the IS department’s chairperson..
- The nomination should follow the provided template and the nominating faculty should attest that the student is the only nominee of the school.
The nominating faculty must provided the information in the following nomination package in the form of three separate Word or PDF files:
- A Nomination Letter (link)
- A Nominee Information Sheet and dissertation abstract (link)
- A Dissertation Proposal Paper prepared by the doctoral student summarising the dissertation research (see details below)
All three items must be sent no later than midnight European Standard Time on January 31st 2010.
Incomplete nomination packages and nomination packages arriving after the deadline will not be accepted.
Submission format and instructions
The paper outlining the candidate’s research must be in the form of an abbreviated dissertation proposal. Proposals must have a cover page with the following information:
- Title of the proposal
- Contact information for the candidate, including name, university, email address, mailing address, phone number, and fax number.
The proposal should provide the research question or topic, a justification for the importance of the research, a presentation of the theoretical basis or framework for the research, and a description of research approach and methodology. The proposal should also include a progress report as an appendix, indicating the estimated completion date and the work that remains to be done as of the date of submission of proposal. The proposal may not exceed 3,000 words.
Selection process and related information
Selection to the ECIS Doctoral Consortium is competitive. Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the consortium faculty. Participants will be selected based on the quality of the proposed research, its potential significance and contribution to the IS discipline, the potential contribution the student is likely to make to the Consortium, and the potential benefit of the Consortium to the student’s research.
Participation is limited to 20 students and the Doctoral Consortium committee will seek to include the best proposals as well as to balance the background and interests of the candidates.
The language for the Consortium is English, and all submitted materials must be in English. Students must have sufficient proficiency in English to participate in the presentations, discussions, and other activities.
Nominating a student to the Doctoral Consortium is an implicit assurance that the student has the funding to travel to the Consortium location and that he or she will be able to stay for the duration of the event.
Notifications of the results of the selection process will be sent via e-mail to all applicants by March 31, 2011. Detailed instructions on activities prior to and during the consortium will be sent periodically after that date.