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ACIS Doctoral Consortium 4-5 December 2006 !

Final Program Available

Chair Julie Fisher, Monash University

The 2006 ACIS doctoral consortium will provide students with the unique opportunity to share and discuss their research with peers and faculty members in a supportive environment. The Doctoral Consortium will aim to provide constructive and valuable feedback to research students on their Ph.D. research and process. The doctoral consortium will be held on December 4-5, preceding ACIS 2006, at the Magill Campus of the University of South Australia, Adelaide . The consortium will begin on December 4 at 1:00 PM . There will be a group dinner on the evening of the 5th.

The Doctoral Consortium will provide students with an opportunity to:

  • Present their research work in a relaxed and supportive environment
  • Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty
  • Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of IS research
  • Obtain insight into directions for IS research taken by other doctoral candidates
  • Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues
  • Network with peers and future colleagues

  • Hear from others with experience in supervising doctoral students and provide an opportunity to discuss issues and raise concerns.

Submission Procedures

The number of attendees will be limited. To be eligible for the Consortium students must be a current doctoral student within a recognized university. It is also advisable that students have completed at least a year of equivalent full time study to ensure they make the most of the Consortium and feeback. Submissions will be reviewed by a group of ACIS Consortium faculty.

The language of the consortium is English. All submitted materials must be in English. Attendees must have sufficient proficiency in English to allow them to participate in the academic discussions of the consortium.

If you wish to be considered for the Consortium you need to submit the following by Monday September 18th

  • Beginning identifying your research topic, looking for ideas.
  • Defining method have a broad idea of what you want to do but looking for assistance with identifying suitable methods to carry out the research.
  • Close to completion test the presentation and significance of results. Identify what you consider as key results
1.   A 2,000 word (approximately) extended abstract, including a title, and outlining the research topic, research question(s), key background literature and conference theme. Please describe your research using the template which is available here Submissions should be no longer than 3 pages in length and using no less than 11 point font (Times Roman or equivalent). 2. Place your current state of research in one of the following three categories and we will organize the sessions by these groups.
  • Beginning identifying your research topic, looking for ideas;
  • Defining method have a broad idea of what you want to do but looking for methods to carry out your research, identify your
  • proposed methodology;
  • Close to completion test the presentation and significance of results. Identify what you consider as key results.

3. A cover page showing the student's full name, affiliation (university and school/department), and all contact details including name, mailing and e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers. The student should also indicate the name(s) of his or her principal faculty supervisors

4. An (emailed) letter of recommendation from the student's PhD supervisor or Head of School or equivalent, supporting the student's nomination for the Consortium is also required

5. A small number of submissions will be selected for presentation at a special session at the main ACIS conference.

Send this by email to Associate Professor Julie Fisher by Monday, September 18th . Students accepted for the doctoral consortium will be informed of the outcome by Monday, October 9th . I look forward to receiving your proposal and your participation in the 2006 ACIS Doctoral Consortium.








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