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The ECIS Doctoral Consortium aims to facilitate a collegial and affirmative environment where doctoral students currently working on dissertations in the area of Information Systems can share their work and receive constructive feedback. The Doctoral Consortium which will run from Sunday to Tuesday with arrival and pickup on Saturday (June 10th-13th).

The Doctoral Consortium Committee invites nominations to the consortium. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a University within AIS Region 2 (the continents of Europe and Africa and specified countries in the Middle East that come under Region 2). Each faculty / school / PhD programme can nominate only one candidate and must guarantee proper funding for the student to attend the doctoral consortium as well as the main conference. The room and board at the consortium, as well as the travel costs from Kristiansand to the destination and return are provided courtesy of ECIS 2023 and the conference sponsors. Importantly, admitted PhD students must register for ECIS 2023.

The nomination requirements and submission procedure will be advised.

Important Dates

  • Open Information Webinar: October 25th, 2022 @ 11:00 CET
  • Doctoral Consortium Nomination: March 1st, 2023
  • Notification of DC acceptance: March 15th, 2023
  • Early registration deadline for ECIS 2023: March 31st, 2023
  • Consortium: June 10th-13th, 2023 (arrival June 10th: pick up to the DC hotel from UIA/Kristiansand campus at 15:00, from airport 15:40)

Nomination Requirements

The consortium is designed for students who are engaged in developing their dissertation research. Students who will have completed their dissertations by June 2023 or are close to completion will not be accepted. The following requirements should be fulfilled:

  • A student must be nominated by a representative of his or her respective institution. Self-nominations will not be considered.
  • An institution (i.e., university, school) can nominate only one student.
  • The nomination letter can be written by one of the following: the student’s supervisor, director of the IS doctoral program, the Dean of the College or Faculty, or the IS department’s chairperson.
  • The nomination letter should build on the provided template and the nominating faculty should attest that the student is the only nominee of the institution.

Nomination and Submission Procedure

English is the language of the doctoral consortium and all submitted materials. The nomination package should include the following:

The submitted materials must be uploaded in one file using the conference paper submission system to the ECIS 2023 “Doctoral Consortium”. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word DOC/DOCX format or Adobe PDF format and must follow the submission format and instructions.

The nomination package must be received no later than midnight Central European Standard Time (CET) on March 1st, 2023.

Nomination packages that are incomplete, in other file formats, received after the deadline, or composed of multiple files will be declined.

Dissertation Proposal Abstract Format and Instructions

The Dissertation Proposal Abstract should outline the candidate’s research and in the form of an abbreviated dissertation proposal. It must include a cover page with the following information:

  • Title of the proposal
  • Information about the candidate, including name, university affiliation, name of dissertation supervisor, website address, and contact information: email address, mailing address, and phone numbers.

The proposal abstract should provide a motivation for the relevance of the research, the research question(s), a presentation of the theoretical basis and context for the research, a description of research approach and methodology, preliminary findings and expected contributions to knowledge. The document should also include a progress report as an appendix, indicating the estimated completion date and the work that remains to be done as of the date of submission of the proposal.

The extended abstract may not exceed 3,000 words all inclusive.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Amany Elbanna, School of Business and Management, Royal Holloway, London, Great Britain. Email:
  • Devinder Thapa, Department of Information Systems, University of Agder, Norway. Email:

Mentors (in alphabetical order)

  • Kieran Conboy, NUI Galway, Ireland
  • Miria Grisot, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Jan Marco Leimester, University of St Gallen, Switzerland
  • Ilias Pappas, University of Agder, Norway
  • PK Senyo, University of Southampton, UK
  • Shirish Srivastava, HEC Paris, France
  • Juliana Sutanto, Monash University, Australia

Keynote Speaker

  • Brian Donnellan, Maynooth University, Ireland