An AIS SIG-Health Sponsored Workshop

December 15, 2019, Munich, Germany

Theme: LOOKING FOR FREEDOM – How IT enhances the personal freedom for the sick and disabled.

HITS (formerly the SIG-Health Pre-ICIS Workshop) is a pre-conference activity of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) hosted by the Special Interest Group Health IT (SIGHEALTH). It provides a forum for those working on information technology in the context of healthcare. We welcome both research-in-progress and completed work on a broad range of topics and methodologies. Authors do not have to be SIG-Health members to participate. Please note that papers do not need to be specific to the conference theme. Any paper on health IT is acceptable.

The papers will not be included in conference proceedings and so authors retain all copyrights to their work. However, accepted papers will be listed with author names, affiliations and title on the AIS SIG-Health website. Authors will have the option to include their final extended abstract on the website as well.

The workshop is restricted to 40 participants and will include presentations and round-table discussions. All submitted work will be reviewed by the co-chairs and other workshop authors. All accepted papers will then be presented and discussed during round-table discussions to provide authors with help, feedback, suggestions, and to facilitate future collaborations. We will have 3-5 authors per table to facilitate discussion.

The the paper with highest review scores may be presented to all workshop attendees. The interactive format of the workshop is geared towards providing a high degree of feedback to authors with promising early-stage work, but is certainly open to developed and completed research as well.

Workshop Registration Fees

Early Bird (October 9th)

Early Bird (by Oct 9th) Regular/On-site
Academic or
Professional Member
$110 $120
Student Member $75 $85
AIS Non-Member $120 $130

Please note that we do have a workshop-only option, if you only want to attend HITS and not ICIS. AIS charges $25 additional for this option.

Submission Instructions

We will request extended abstracts for presentation at the workshop. Papers must be in English, and need to contain original research.

Submit your work at

Create a single pdf file containing an extended abstract that is no longer than six pages (blinded, 11-pt font, one-inch margins on four sides, double-spaced).

Please note the extended abstract format of this workshop. Manuscripts which fail to comply with the formatting requirements will likely be rejected. Do not send full length papers. This workshop is designed to given authors of papers at many stages of development timely feedback, therefore authors need to adhere to the format guidelines to facilitate a timely review process.

Also note: 1) By submitting, the author team agrees to perform two reviews of other abstracts submitted to the workshop and we have a quick . This is done to ensure each manuscript gets at minimum two reviews. 2) we do not hold copyright, but we do produce an informal proceedings to facilitate discussion at the workshop.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for workshop submissions: Friday, September 20 2019.
  • Deadline for reviews: Friday October 18, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: Monday October 21, 2019 (target date)
  • Workshop: December 15, 2019 (details on start and end time will be provided later as room assignments are done)

Workshop Chairs

Haijing Hao, PhD
2019 HITS Co-Chair
Bentley University

Renee Pratt, PhD
2019 HITS Co-Chair
University of North Georgia

Matt Wimble, PhD
2019 HITS Co-Chair
Suffolk University