The ECIS 2020 Doctoral Consortium will take place before the conference from Thursday afternoon, June 11, 2020, to midday Sunday, June 14, 2020.
The ECIS Doctoral Consortium aims to facilitate a collegial and affirmative environment where doctoral students currently working on dissertations in the area of Information Systems can share their work and receive constructive feedback.The Doctoral Consortium Committee invites nominations to the consortium. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a University within AIS Area 2 (Europe, Africa and the Middle East). Each University can nominate only one candidate and must guarantee proper funding for the student to attend the doctoral consortium as well as the main conference. While room and board at the consortium are provided courtesy of ECIS 2020 and the conference sponsors, admitted PhD students have to register to ECIS 2020 at the reduced student rate.
Michel Avital, Copenhagen Business School, DanemarkOjelanki Ngwenyama, Ryerson University, Canada, and University of Cape Town, South Africa
The doctoral consortium will be held at Kasbah Angour, just 35 km south of Marrakech in Atlas Mountain. The property is designed as a Berber castle that provides deluxe suites, spacious public areas, a wonderful swimming pool, beautiful gardens, and amazing panoramic views
Nomination deadline:31 January, 2020
Notification of acceptance:20 March, 2020
Early registration deadline for ECIS 2020: March 31, 2020
Consortium: June 11-14, 2020
The consortium is designed for students who are engaged in developing their dissertation research and have successfully defended their thesis proposals before June 2020. Students who will have completed their dissertations by June 2020 or are close to completion will not be accepted. The following requirements should be fulfilled:
The nomination package should include the following:
The submitted materials must be uploaded in ONE FILE using the ECIS 2020 conference paper submission system and directed to the « Doctoral Consortium Track. »
All submissions must be in Microsoft Word DOC/ DOCX format or Adobe’s PDF format and must follow the submission format and instructions.
The nomination package must be received no later than midnight Central European Standard Time (CET) on 31 January 2020.
Nomination packages that are incomplete, in other file formats, received after the deadline, or composed of multiple files will be declined.
English is the language of the doctoral consortium and all submitted materials.
The paper outlining the candidate’s research should be in the form of an abbreviated dissertation proposal and must include a cover page with the following information:
The paper should provide the research question or topic, a motivation for the relevance of the research, a presentation of the theoretical basis and context for the research, a description of research approach and methodology, preliminary findings and expected contributions to knowledge. The paper 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 the proposal. The paper may not exceed 3,000 words.
Selection to the ECIS doctoral consortium is based on merit. 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. Nominating a student to the doctoral consortium implies that the student has sufficient proficiency in English and will be able to participate effectively in the presentations, discussions, and other activities.
Nominating a student to the doctoral consortium also implies that the student has or will be provided with the funding to travel to the consortium location and that he or she will be able to stay for the entire duration of the event.
Notifications of acceptance or otherwise will be sent via e-mail to all applicants by 20 March 2020. Further instructions will be sent to the participants ahead of the event.
There is no registration fee, and room and board at the consortium are provided courtesy of ECIS 2020 and the conference sponsors. However, all participants are required to register for the main conference and advised to take advantage of the early-bird students’ rate.
Participants are expected to arrive independently to the doctoral consortium location. Further travel instructions will follow.
We will provide transportation from the consortium location to the main conference site in Marrakech.
Participants may need to obtain a visa to Morocco. For visa information, please contact the respective embassies or consulates in your home country. Please plan ahead and make sure that your passport is valid for no less than six months at the time of entry to Morocco.