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Each paper session scheduled at ECIS 2023 is 90 minutes and includes presentations of 3 research papers (or 2 research papers and 2 research-in-progress papers). A research paper has 30 minutes, of which 20 minutes are for presentation and 10 minutes for discussions. A research-in-progress paper has 15 minutes, of which 8 minutes are for presentation and 7 minutes for discussions. A session chair is assigned to each session.

Each paper session room is equipped with a Computer, a Screen, and a Data Projector. No laptops will be provided. We recommend the session chairs and presenters bring their own laptops for backup.

Presenters should come to the room on the break before the session so that you meet your session chair before the session so he/she will know who you are. Furthermore, the presentation can be loaded well for the presentation. There will be volunteers in the rooms available to assist the session chairs and presenters.

Session Chair

As the chair of the session, it is your responsibility, prior to the start of the presentations, to check that the presenters are in the room and that they uploaded their presentations to the computer (to ensure a smooth transition between the presentations). When you are ready to start the session, you will make the audience feel welcome, introduce the session and explain how it will unfold. During the session, you will introduce each speaker, facilitate discussion or Q&A periods, and ensure that time limits are strictly adhered to (i.e. time keeping).

Sessions should start and complete on time. It is the session chairs’ responsibility to call the session to a close and to thank the speakers and the audience again.

Each session room will have time cards for the chair to indicate the remaining minutes (5, 1, and 0) for each presenter.

If any problems appear, there is a dedicated ECIS2023 volunteer in the room for assistance.

Presenting Authors (Presenters)

Given the time limits for each paper presentation, presenting authors should have no more than 10 to 12 slides. Slides should have large font sizes. The slides should have a limited amount of large text that stimulates the audience members’ thinking about the research question, the unique aspects of the authors’ work, the key contributions the research makes, and the most interesting and its most surprising results or implications.

Finally, we ask that each author practices making the presentation at least once beforehand, keeping in mind that thinking through how they will make the presentation is very different from actually speaking it out loud. A few practice sessions will ensure that the authors make a lively, focused presentation and avoid the stressful experience of rushing from the midpoint of their presentation to the end in the remaining minute or two.

You may use the ECIS 2023 powerpoint template.


Although we will not have formal discussants of the papers in a session, we recommend that the audience reads the papers beforehand. Sometimes presenters are not fully able to get their message across in the presentation which might stifle questions and discussion, frustrating both the audience and the presenter. By reading the paper beforehand we can still have a lively discussion and we believe both the audience and the speaker will benefit from this.

Video Presentation of the Work

We offer authors the opportunity to upload a video to present the paper to a larger audience, beyond the conference. Authors can create an 8-10-minute video for full papers and a 5-6-minute video for research-in-progress papers that will be uploaded to the AIS eLibrary site along with the paper if the authors wish to do so. AIS reports that demand for these videos has been growing over the past few months, with over 50,000 video presentations streamed, meaning that they provide a useful complement to the paper as a means of disseminating your research findings.

Video/PPT* Submission Deadline: May 22, 2023
Upload via:

  • Video length: Maximum 8-10 minutes for complete paper and 5-6 minutes for RIP/Short Paper.
  • File name details: Paper identifier/Manuscript ID #.
  • Must be rendered files only.
  • Video Formats Accepted: MP4, MOV, MP3 (preferred) | 3gp, asx, avi, f4v, flv, mkv, wmv (also accepted)
  • File Size: 1GB or less.