30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems

9-11 December 2019, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia

Call for Doctoral Consortium Nominations

Nominations are invited for the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) 2019 Doctoral Consortium. The Consortium provides a unique opportunity for doctoral students in Information Systems to present their research to an audience of peers and senior faculty.


The Consortium focuses on providing constructive feedback to students on their research and provides students with an opportunity to:

  1. present their work in a supportive and constructive environment
  2. receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty
  3. gain an overview of the breadth, depth, and directions of IS research
  4. discuss concerns about research, supervision, and other career-related issues
  5. network with peers, future colleagues and IS faculty


The Consortium is limited to 24 students. Candidates must be current doctoral students from a recognized university. Each IS department/school can nominate a maximum of 2 candidates and must rank their applications.

Ideally, the candidate should have chosen their theoretical approach, developed their methodology, and started their empirical work, but should at the time of the Consortium have at least 6-12 months of work remaining before expected completion.


Submissions will be reviewed by the ACIS’19 DC Consortium Mentors. In the first round, all first ranked applications will be considered. A second round will be conducted if all places are not filled in the first round. All successful applicants must also register and attend the ACIS2019 conference, including its social functions.

Important Dates

  • 11th Oct 2019 – Nomination deadline
  • Notification of Acceptance
  •  7th-2nd Dec 2019 – Doctoral Consortium


  1. A proposal that must use the attached DC-Proposal-Template to outline the candidate’s research topic, research question(s), key background literature, proposed methodology, current stage of the research, and plans for completion.
  2. A cover page showing (a) the candidate’s full name, affiliation (university and school/department), (b) all contact details including mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number(s), and (c) the names and emails of the candidate’s Ph.D. supervisors.
  3. A letter from the candidate’s Ph.D. supervisor or Head of School or equivalent, supporting the student’s nomination for the Consortium. Home institutions are encouraged to provide financial assistance to successful nominees in the form of travel and accommodation support and main conference registration.
  4. A covering note from the Head of School (or equivalent) ranking the nominations from their school/department.

Please submit 1, 2, 3, and 4. (above) as a single .pdf document to Doctoral Consortium Chairs.

Note: 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.

At the Consortum

Selected students will arrange their own accommodation and must attend all sections of the Doctoral Consortium. Any family members accompanying the student will need to arrange their own accommodation.
Further details about the Consortium program, mentors and keynotes will be posted at the Doctoral Consortium pages at ACIS2019 as details are finalized.
2 Aug

Paper Submission

9 Aug

Extended Call for Papers

27 Sept

Paper Acceptance

18 Oct

Tutorial Submission
Workshop Submissions
Panel Submission
Doctoral Consortium Submission

25 Oct

Camera-ready Copy

8 Nov

Early Bird Registeration

7-8 Dec

Doctoral Consortium
Tutorial and Workshops

9-11 Dec


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