International Symposium of
Information Systems

December 16-18, 2006

Indian School of Business
Hyderabad, India


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The Indian School of Business (ISB) will host an international symposium focused on the role of information technology (IT) in enhancing global competitiveness and economic development. The objective of the conference is to bring together leading academic researchers in the field and provide an opportunity for productive interface with business leaders at the forefront of the IT-based business sector.

Important Dates:

  • July 15, 2006:
    Abstract submission deadline
  • September 15, 2006: 
    Notice of acceptance of abstracts
  • November 1, 2006:
    Deadline for pre-registration for presenters
  • December 16-18, 2006:
    Conference schedule

Program Structure and Format:

The first two days of the conference will be focused on academic research. This conference is designed to enable discussion of current unpublished work and new research topics. The program format consists of a series of paper presentations followed by discussant comments, and extended breaks between sessions to continue the discussion.

The conference is designed also to facilitate interaction between academicians and practitioners. The last day of the conference has a special structure. It begins with a keynote address followed by a series of panel discussions involving both academic researchers and business leaders. The program also allows for time between sessions for more informal discussions among participants. 

Research Topics of Interest:

All aspects of theoretical and empirical research in information systems, especially those related to the globalization of information technology development and outsourcing of business processes, are appropriate for this conference.

Other specific topics of interest include:

  • Advances in management of information systems
  • Business value measurement and strategic impacts of IT
  • Collaboration systems
  • Contracting and agency theoretic issues in IT management
  • Data warehouse, data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Database modeling, technology and systems
  • Distributed computing
  • Emerging technologies
  • Impact of IT on organizations and markets
  • Information security
  • Information technology (IT) and industrial organization
  • Internet and electronic commerce
  • Intellectual property, privacy, and assurance
  • Intelligent/expert systems
  • Knowledge management technologies
  • Mobile commerce and wireless technologies
  • Productivity and quality in information systems development and maintenance
  • Public policy issues in IT
  • Software engineering
  • Supply and demand of IT
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Technology adoption and diffusion
  • Web-based information systems

Submission of Abstract:

If you are interested in attending the conference and making a presentation, please submit a 5-page single spaced (including text, diagrams, tables and references) abstract of your research study at or email it to before July 15, 2006.

Proposals for panel discussions should also be submitted in a similar 5-page abstract format. Panels involving practitioners are particularly encouraged.

Abstracts will be evaluated based on their potential research contribution and ability to stimulate interest and discussion at the conference. If your abstract is accepted for presentation at the conference, it will be published in the conference proceedings and you will need to email the updated abstract describing your research-in-progress one month before the conference to the discussant and to Your research study should be sufficiently complete by the time of the conference to enable a stimulating presentation and meaningful discussion. At least one co-author of an accepted abstract for the conference must pre-register before November 1, 2006 for its continued inclusion in the program.

The abstract must be prepared using 11-point font, formatted for 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper, with 1 inch margins (top, bottom, left and right). PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE PAGE NUMBERS IN YOUR DOCUMENT.

Organizing Committee:


  • Rajiv Banker (Temple University)
  • Ravi Bapna (Indian School of Business/University of Connecticut)
  • Ramayya Krishnan (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • V. Sambamurthy (Michigan State University)


  • Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Ritu Agarwal (University of Maryland)
  • Krishnan Anand (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Soon Ang (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Cynthia M Beath (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Anandhi Bharadwaj (Emory University)
  • Hemant Bhargava (University of California, Davis)
  • Subhash Bhatnagar (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad)
  • Sudip Bhattacharjee (University of Connecticut)
  • Dave Chatterjee (University of Georgia)
  • Vivek Choudhury (University of Cincinnati)
  • Joseph Davis (University of Sydney)
  • Sarvanan Devaraj (Notre Dame University)
  • Sanjeev Dewan (University of California, Irvine)
  • Prabuddha De (Purdue University)
  • Debabrata Dey (University of Washington)
  • Chris Forman (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Anindya Ghose (New York University)
  • Paulo Goes (University of Connecticut)
  • Ram Gopal (University of Connecticut)
  • Sanjay Gosain (University of Maryland)
  • Alok Gupta (University of Minnesota)
  • Kartik Hosnagar (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Elena Karahanna (University of Georgia)
  • Uday Karmarkar (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • G. Kannabiran (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli)
  • Karthik Kannan (Purdue University)
  • Robert Kauffman (University of Minnesota)
  • Laurie Kirsch (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Prabhudev Konana (University of Texas, Austin)
  • M.S. Krishnan (University of Michigan)
  • Yingjiu Li (Singapore Management University)
  • Arvind Malhotra (University of North Carolina)
  • Jim Marsden (University of Connecticut)
  • Amit Mehra (Indian School of Business)
  • Saby Mitra (Georgia Tech University)
  • Vijay Mookerjee (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Balaji Padmanabhan (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Rema Padman (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Srini Raghunathan (University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Arun Rai (Georgia State University)
  • Ram Ramesh (SUNY at Buffalo)
  • T. Ravichandran (Rennsealer Polytechnic Institute)
  • Radhika Santhanam (University of Kentucky)
  • Sumit Sarkar (University of Texas, Dallas)
  • Rajiv Sabherwal (University of Missouri, St. Louis)
  • Ramesh Sharda (Oklahoma State University)
  • Galit Shmueli (University of Maryland)
  • Sandra Slaughter (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Mani Subramani (University of Minnesota)
  • Arun Sundararajan (New York University)
  • Bernard Tan (National University of Singapore)
  • Giri Kumar Tayi (SUNY Albany)
  • Rahul Telang (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Visvanath Venkatesh (University of Arkansas)
  • K.K.Wei (Hong Kong Universtiy of Science and Technology)
  • Seungjin Whang (Stanford University)
  • Andrew B Whinston (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Robert Zmud (University of Oklahoma)

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The Indian School of Business (ISB) was founded by a unique partnership of business visionaries from McKinsey & Co. and the world's leading corporations, entrepreneurs leading the global information technology revolution, and academicians from three leading business schools, Kellogg School of Management, The Wharton School and London Business School. ISB's vision is to be a global-focused research-driven highest-quality management institution. Nestled in over 200 acres of natural rock formations and tree canopies, its pink-marble campus is one of the best among the world's leading business schools. Its state-of-the-art facilities in a tranquil environment provide an ideal location for the exchange of innovative ideas.

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