CFP OCIS Shanghai

Shanghai, June 1st to 3rd2019


Theme: “Change Management, Artificial Intelligence, and Social Media”

Submission Deadline: March 21st 2019 at midnight Beijing time

Online Submission System:

Specific Domain: The OCIS Shanghai conference focuses on the study of communication and information systems within and across organizations, with consideration of social, behavioral and economic aspects.

Submission Instructions: OCIS invites the submission of innovative empirical and conceptual papers, workshops and symposia on topics that are related to organizational communications and/or information systems. Topics that are specifically oriented to the OCIS Shanghai conference theme of “Change management, artificial intelligence and social media” are especially encouraged.

This conference’s theme specifically encourages the submission of papers that tackles issues associated with how artificial intelligence (AI) and social media facilitate the emergence of novel spaces enabling value-creation activities, and how AI and social media redefine the extent to which value-creation activities and public service activities are performed.

To this end, we therefore encourage specific submissions on how AI and social media create values in companies, institutions and public sector organizations; the effect of AI and social media in everyday life computing; the role of institutional logics in organizing for innovation in digitized world; the role of social media in business process management; the link between evidence-based management (EBM) and artificial intelligence; digital platforms and the role of social media and AI in new forms of collaborations; social media and new forms of governance.

Topics include (but are not limited to): AI and change management, digital innovation; digital platforms; digitally-enabled business models; crowdsourcing; communication networks; digitally-enabled communities; communication and organizational culture; technology and the changing nature of work; digital health; digitally-enabled collaboration and digitally-enabled organizational networks.

Types of Submission 

Three types of submissions will be accepted for this conference are: Paper Proposals, Workshops Proposals, and Panel Proposals. A maximum of three proposals can be submitted as author, co-authors, workshop presenters or panelists.


Paper proposals are abbreviated, developmental, or unfinished work prepared in a concise way to encourage discussion and participation. If a paper is under review, it must not appear in print before the Conference

Paper Proposal Format

Paper proposals must follow these guidelines:

  • A paper proposal submission in its entirety must not exceed 8 pages (6 pages for the body, which can include charts, graphs, diagrams, etc. and up to 2 pages of references and/or the proposal abstract).
  • Proposals must be accompanied by an up to 125 words abstract for inclusion in the conference program. The title and abstract are included in the maximum page limit.
  • Figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references should follow the Academy of Management Journal’s Style Guide.
  • Submissions should comply to AOM policies

NOTE: Three to four paper proposals will be grouped together by the Track Chair to fit in a 90-minute paper session.

Paper Review Process

All paper proposals will be double-blind reviewed by at least two (2) reviewers. The double-blind review process exists to help protect the integrity of the submission and review process. Paper proposals are evaluated on clarity, analysis, methodological rigor, overall quality, and relevance to the track theme. Double-blind review means that author information and reviewer information are not known to each other. Reviewers will be invited to supply review comments to authors; there is no guarantee, however, that they will do so in every case. Therefore, it is critical that all author-identifying information and attribution should be removed from the paper proposal document that is uploaded to the submission system.


Workshop proposals describe interactive tutorials and professional development workshops meant to engage attendees in an exciting hands-on experience, delivering training on specific research methods, tools, or software related to the conference theme.

Workshops Proposal Format:

Workshop proposals must follow these guidelines to ensure work is reviewed.

Title Page inclusive of proposal title, up to 125 words abstract, and complete formal names and affiliations of all participants;

Three pages max overview of the workshop which includes an explanation of why the workshop should be of interest to the conference attendees.

NOTE: Workshop proposals should be designed to fit in a 90-minute session.



A panel proposal should suggest a carefully organized session that brings together a group of panelists who share divergent views on a topic related to the conference theme in a manner that brings new insights to the subject. A panel proposal must fit within the context of the conference theme. The session format should engage the panelists and audience informal interactive discussion. These proposals will be evaluated with a single-blind review process.

Panel Proposal Format:

Panel proposals must follow these guidelines:

  • A panel proposal submission must not exceed 8 pages
  • Title page inclusive of proposal title, up to 125 words abstract, and complete formal names and affiliations of all participants
  • Overview of the panel including an explanation of why the panel should be of interest to the track theme, the proposed format of the panel, and a summary of the panelists’ discussion.

NOTE: There may be no formal paper presentations within a panel. Panel proposals should be designed to fit in a 90-minute session.

Panel Review Process

Panel proposals will be single-blind reviewed.

Submission Guidelines

  • Upload your paper/panel/workshop proposals to the online submission system on
  • The uploaded file must be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) format.
  • All pages should be numbered
  • The uploaded document must follow the following formatting guidelines:
  • A4 page size: 21.0 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)


US letter page size: 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)

  • 2.5 cm = 1 inch margin all around
  • Times New Roman 12-point font
  • Double spaced (references may be single-spaced)
  • Tables and figures must be clear, legible, and no smaller than 10-point font

For paper proposals, to facilitate the double-blind review process, remove all author-identifying information, including acknowledgments, from the uploaded document.

Note that all authors associated with your paper are included on the submission form, but not in the uploaded document.

If any of the guidelines and formatting instructions are not met, the submission will not be reviewed.

For any questions, please contact the Program Chairs:

  • Sabine Brunswicker, Purdue University, USA:
  • Xiangling Fu, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, China:
  • Jungpil Hahn, National University of Singapore, Singapore:
  • Eivor Oborn, Warwick University, UK:

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