17th UKAIS Conference on Information Systems, 2012
The United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) arose from a meeting
in 1993 of leading UK academics in Information Systems. Concerns were expressed
at the meeting about the way IS teaching and research were funded. The concerns
stemmed from a lack of recognition of IS as a growing and important academic discipline.
UKAIS was established in 1994 to remedy this situation. It is a charity, whose aims
are to provide a better knowledge of IS within the UK and to provide a forum for
discussing issues in IS teaching and research. Since this first meeting in 1993,
UKAIS has recognised the importance of including practitioners into its remit.
The UKAIS conference is the premiere academic event in the Information Systems calendar
within the UK and attracts leading academics and researchers from the UK and overseas.
This year's conference will once again be held in the beautiful city of Oxford,
and will be situated in New College, once of Oxford's oldest and most beautiful
colleges. New College was given exposure from the filming of Harry Potter and has
become one of Oxford's most famous colleges.
This conference will bring together academics, researchers and practioners of information
systems for an exchange of ideas and experience around the subject of Innovating
Information Systems. In times of economic difficulty, innovative thinking
is often the precursor of successful change. The adaption through IS to enable and
encourage such innovation is well documented. We are offering a forum for this year's
conference to debate the contribution to change that may be heralded by IS and of
how IS may be innovatively used. In terms of our own innovation this year's conference
will see the first opportunity to engage in a 'Percha Kucha' session hosted by edutainer
and societal innovator David Roberts.
This year UKAIS instigates a new conference theme regarding IS teaching cases. We
invite you to submit your best teaching cases to the conference. The IS discipline
is well known for its use of cases in teaching and we seek to support this by providing
a stream for the best cases to be presented, discussed, and ideas exchanged. The
focus is on the development, management and use of information technologies in business,
government and non-profit contexts. We anticipate that cases will include the wider
organisational, strategic and management issues, as well as technical issues. The
best cases will be considered for publication in the new Journal of Information
Technology Teaching Cases (JITTC), edited by Professor Leslie Willcocks, from the
London School of Economics. Cases should be a maximum of 5,000 words and should
include the case objectives, comments on its use, guidance for teachers, etc. as
well as a summary of the case itself.
We are seeking to widen the community of engagement and would like to hear from
systems thinkers, software engineers, as well as those already committed to the
disciplinary area of Information Systems. To further encourage engagement with wider
disciplines, we have secured the opportunity for the best conference papers submitted
to be considered for a number of high quality journals which includes the European
Journal of Information Systems.
Conference Organizing Committee
Dr Gill Green
University of Bolton
Dr Ann Latham
University of Wolverhampton
Dr Diana Limburg
Oxford Brookes University (PhD Consortium)
Conference Dates and Key Deadlines
Please make sure you put these dates into your diary now. Please note, an extension
has been granted until the following dates:
- Monday 20 February 2012 – Final submission deadline for full and short papers
- Monday 20 February 2012 – Final submission deadline for the Teaching case
and Business Intelligence mini-tracks
- Monday 27 February 2012 – Final submission deadline for PhD Consortium submissions
- Monday 05 March 2012 – Notification of acceptance and comments from reviewers
- Friday 23 March 2012 – Final formatted copy of all papers due
- Monday 26 March 2012 – UKAIS PhD Consortium
- Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March 2012 – UKAIS 2012 International Conference
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The Consortium is intended for researchers undertaking a PhD or Professional Doctorate
in keeping with the main themes of the conference. Researchers may present work
at any stage. The PhD consortium is sponsored by the leading international Business
Intelligence Company, SAS www.sas.com and will include a visit to their international
headquarters in Marlow. The consortium aims to provide:
- Chair: Dr Diana Limburg – Dr Diana Limburg – Oxford Brooks University.
- Keynote Speaker – Professor Bob Wood, Emeritus Professor, University of Manchester
We invite PhD and professional doctorate students to submit a 500-1000 word abstract
summarising the aims, methods and relevancy of the research topic by Friday 13 January
2012 to UKAIS2012@wlv.ac.uk with the subject heading ‘UKAIS PhD Consortium’
- An opportunity for small group in-depth discussions which focus on participants
research issues, around both the object and method of the research;
- Understanding of work in progress experienced by other researchers active at PhD
- Identification of other research related to the participants interest.
IS Strategy and Management
IS and Creative Technology
Special Track: Innovating Business Intelligence and
Dr. Diana Limburg, Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Business
Professor David Wainwright, Northumbria University, IMI Research Group
Maturing of enabling technologies as well as competitive pressures have contributed
to a surge in practitioner and business interest in Business Intelligence (BI).
BI is increasingly applied within a context of performance management (PM), relating
the analysis of internal and external data to evaluating and enhancing business
outcomes and processes across organisational functions and levels. BI and Analytics
are therefore also hot topics in Information Systems research and education.
If you are teaching and/or researching BI and PM, we would encourage you to submit
a paper and join us at the conference. Topics and instructions for submission of
papers within this track can be found on the UKAIS main website,
Special Track: Information Systems Teaching Cases
Dr. Julia Kotlarsky, Warwick Business School
Professor Leslie Willcocks, London School of Economics
The IS discipline is well known for its use of cases in teaching and UKAIS seeks
to support this by introducing this year a new stream that is dedicated to IS teaching
cases. The purpose of this new track is to present and discuss teaching cases that
are ready to be used in the classroom (or already being used) but not available
yet to the wider academic community. We are interested in teaching cases that address
the variety of issues related to the IS field from different angles including the
development, management and use of information systems and technologies in business,
government and non-profit contexts. We anticipate that cases will include wider
organisational, strategic, management and social issues, as well as technical issues.
For examples of teaching cases we are looking for see proceedings of the International
Conference of Information Systems and also in The JIT Teaching Cases electronic
Best papers will be considered for inclusion in the new journal.
Topics and instructions for submission of papers within this track can be found
on the UKAIS main website, www.ukais.org
Special Senior Scholars Panel
“Leadership in Information Systems”
Professor Ray Paul, Dept of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University
Professor Bob Wood, Manchester University Business School
Professor Zahir Irani, Dean, Brunel University Business School
Professor Neil Doherty, Loughborough University Business School
Professor David Wastell, Nottingham University Business School
Chair: Professor David Wainwright
Northumbria University, School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences
Professor Leslie Willcocks, London School of Economics
“The Case of the Strange Bedfellows: Innovation and Outsourcing”
Professor Willcock's major research interests include outsourcing, IT management,
large scale complex projects, eg, CRM, ERP, organisational change and IT measurement.
He is also engaged in looking at technology in globalisation and the strategic use
of IT, IT leadership, IT enabled organisational change as well as business process
outsourcing and offshoring, organisational behaviour, social theory and philosophy
for information systems, and public sector IT Policy.
Professor Helen Margetts, Oxford University, Oxford Internet Institute
“Big Data in the Future of Government”
Helen Margetts is the Director of the OII, and Professor of Society and the Internet.
She is a political scientist specialising in e-government and digital era governance
and politics, investigating the nature and implications of relationships between
governments, citizens and the Internet and related digital technologies in the UK
and internationally. She has published major research reports in this area for agencies
such as the OECD and the UK National Audit Office, in addition to important books
and articles. In 2003 she and Patrick Dunleavy won the 'Political Scientists Making
a Difference' award from the UK Political Studies Association. She is co-director
of OxLab, a laboratory for social science experiments and editor of the journal
Policy and the Internet.
Dr Charles Randall, Solutions Marketing Manager, SAS www.sas.com
“Rhino Footprints: managing innovation in analytical software development”
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent
vendor in the business intelligence market.
Dr Charles Randall from SAS is a marketing strategy professional with 12 years experience
in industry and consultancy. He has a broad range of technical skills in analytics,
performance management, and customer profitability analysis and has experience across
a wide selection of industries from telecommunication to wholesale distribution.
His role in the marketing function is to provide: domain expertise, thought leadership,
presentations, and material on the SAS solutions and how they can be applied to
business problems. The role encompasses SAS’s various technologies and also includes
the business processes, culture, and thinking required to successfully apply analytical
approaches to business problems.
Full papers should be of 5000-8000 words.
Short papers including concept papers, position papers and research-in-progress
will also be considered and should be between 1500-2000 words. UKAIS actively
encourages submissions from early researchers and early researcher group submissions.
All papers should be formatted using the UKAIS 2012 conference template which can
be downloaded from the UKAIS website
All papers should be submitted through EasyChair which can be accessed at :
If you have not used Easychair before, you will need to create an account. All authors
should also submit a WORD version of their paper to
The paper title and authors’ names and contact details should appear on a cover
sheet as should a clear indication of the topic areas for which the presenter is
aiming. To facilitate the blind referring process the body of the paper should be
presented anonymously, with the title at the head of each page. Each paper will
receive a double peer review.
All accepted papers will appear in the published proceedings of the conference which
will be ISBN registered and available internationally through publication in the
official AIS electronic library.
Best papers will be considered for publication in a special section of the International
Journal of Information Management (due for publication in August 2012)
All additional information can be found on the UKAIS website at
Bookings for the 2012 conference are now being taken. To book your place at either
the UKAIS 2012 Conference or PhD Consortium, please download a booking form from
the 'Downloads Section' of the website. You can also request
a booking form by contacting Abi.Redmond@wlv.ac.uk.
The 2012 PhD Consortium is being sponsored by SAS, an international leading business
intelligence and analytics company and will include a trip to their headquarters
in Marlow. An evening meal will also be included. Please download a booking form
and ensure that you have booked the relevant elements for your stay.
There have been some slight changes to the booking form for this years' conference.
For transparency, we have separated the costs of the consortium/conference and the
accommodation. Please ensure you complete the booking form carefully to take into
consideration all of your requirements.
Accommodation is based on single occupancy, with breakfast in a standard en-suite
room at New College. Partners are welcome to stay at the college for an additional
cost and can also attend the conference dinner on Tuesday 27 March 2012, again for
an additional cost. You will find all of the information on the Registration Form.
You are also welcome to consider alternative accommodation within Oxford and please
note, you will be responsible for all costs and for making your own travel arrangements
to and from the college.
There are a range of Consortium and Conference packages available. We have included
the cost of the conference dinner into all Conference fees, including the Day Packages.
Please note, if you are unable to attend the conference dinner, there will be no
reduction in costs and places are non-transferable.
Online payment will be through PayPal and you will be sent an email with instructions.
If your institution is paying for your attendance, please ensure that you include
the contact details for the relevant person, for example, a departmental administrator.
Payment can also be made by cheque, or by invoice. Please make cheques payable to
'UK Academy for Information Systems' and for invoice payment, please ensure all
information is included at the point of booking.
All conference joining instructions will be sent in the fortnight before the conference.
If you are travelling internationally and require joining instructions before this
time, please contact Abi.Redmond@wlv.ac.uk
and relevant instructions will be sent.
If you have any queries or require any additional information, please contact the
conference office at UKAIS2012@wlv.ac.uk
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