INFORMS News: CIST set for Charlotte on Nov. 12-13

The INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2011) will be held Nov. 12-13, in Charlotte, N.C., in conjunction with the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The theme of the conference is “Mapping the Future of Research in Information Systems.”

In the past few decades, the field of information systems (IS) has come a long way. IS researchers today are making valuable contributions not only to the conferences, workshops and journals devoted to the field but also to outlets meant for other disciplines such as economics, organizational behavior, operations management, marketing, strategy and computer science. With the passage of time, the IS field has become vibrant and stable and is taking its rightful place beside other fields. However, one aspect of IS research has remained constant. IS research does not just examine past phenomena; it makes special attempts to discover tomorrow’s problems and opportunities.

As IT-based innovations continue to shape strategies and business practices in virtually every industry or sector, opportunities to make forward-looking contributions are also on the rise. CIST 2011 will celebrate this dynamism in our discipline. Even organizers invite original research in all areas of information systems and related fields that seek to map the future of IS research with novel ideas, methodologies and findings.

The deadline for submissions is July 1. CIST co-chairs are Subodha Kumar (, Tridas Mukho-padhyay ( and Antonis Stylianou ( For submission details go to and click on “CIST.”