The INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2015) will be held Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in Philadelphia in conjunction with the INFORMS Annual Meeting. The theme of this year’s CIST is “The Keystone Role of Information Systems in Business and Societal Transformation.” The conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. Duncan Watts (principal researcher, Microsoft Research).

CIST 2015 organizing committee co-chairs are Shawndra Hill, Marius Florin Niculescu, Paul Pavlou, Shivendu Shivendu and Prasanna Tambe.

Conference organizers invite original research submissions in all areas of information systems and related fields that seek to address issues related to the conference theme. The deadline for submissions is June 22. A detailed call for papers, submission instructions and additional relevant information can be found on the conference website at Submissions are accepted in electronic form through EasyChair system at For any additional information, contact the organizing committee via email at