Call for Papers – 2018 HITS- Health Information Technology Symposium (Formerly the SIG-Health Pre-ICIS Workshop)

****** DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 5th******

An AIS SIG-Health Sponsored Workshop

December 13, 2018, San Francisco, USA

Theme: A TOUCH OF GREY – Examining the potential of health IT to help aging populations do more than just “get by”.

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.

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 (October 9th)
Regular/On-site
Academic or Professional Member
$110
$120
Student Member
$80
$85

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

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: 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 at minimum two reviews.

Important Dates


  • Deadline for workshop submissions: Friday, October 5 2018.
  • Deadline for reviews: Friday October 20, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: Monday October 22, 2018 (target date)
  • Workshop: December 13, 2013 (details on start and end time will be provided later as room assignments are done)

Workshop Chairs

Matt Wimble, PhD
2017 SIG Health Workshop Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan – Dearborn (USA)
wimble@umich.edu

Renee Pratt, PhD
2017 SIG Health Workshop Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
rpratt@isenberg.umass.edu