An AIS SIG-Health Sponsored Workshop 

Sunday, December 12, 2021 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Austin TX, USA 

Theme: On the Road Again – Health IT and Mobility  

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 the papers do not have to fit the theme, just relate to health IT in general. 

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 roundtable 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 roundtable 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 two papers 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, regular, onsite): 

In-Person Attendance with ICIS registration

  • AIS Academic Member = $20 
  • AIS Professional Member = $25 
  • AIS Student = $10 

In-Person Attendance – Workshop Only

  • AIS Academic Member = $20 
  • AIS Professional Member = $25 
  • AIS Student = $10 

Virtual Attendance with ICIS registration 

  • AIS Academic Member = $10 
  • AIS Professional Member = $25 
  • AIS Student = $0 

Virtual Attendance – Workshop Only 

  • AIS Academic Member = $10 
  • AIS Professional Member = $25 
  • AIS Student = $10 

​Submission Instructions

We will request extended abstracts for presentation at the workshop. Papers must be in English, and need to contain original research. Only one paper per first author will be accepted. 

To submit a paper

-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.  

Please note: By submitting, the author team agrees to perform two reviews of other abstracts submitted to the workshop. This is done to ensure each manuscript gets two reviews.  

Important dates

-Deadline for workshop submissions: Friday, October 15, 2021 

-Deadline for reviews: Friday November 5, 2021  

-Notification of Acceptance: Monday November 8, 2021 (target date) 

-Workshop: December 12, 2021 (details on start and end time will be provided later as room assignments are done) 

Workshop Chairs

Renée Pratt, Ph.D. 
2017 SIG Health Workshop Co-Chair 
Associate Clinical Professor, Auburn University (USA) 

Matt Wimble, PhD 
2021 SIG Health Workshop Co-Chair 
Assistant Professor, Suffolk University (USA)