Doctoral Consortium

A doctoral consortium will take place as in previous years in conjunction with the CPR 2019 conference. It is meant for students spanning those at an early stage in their doctoral program to those who are more advanced and are at the stage of writing their dissertation but have not defended yet, and who are conducting research on a topic related to the conference theme or to the broad focus of the CPR conference on understanding issues pertaining to the intersection of information technology and people.

The purpose of the consortium is two-fold: 1) provide feedback and guidance to students on their proposal while at a stage where feedback can be considered for future dissertation work and publications, and 2) provide mentoring and networking opportunities to students who wish to pursue careers as researchers at the intersection of information systems and people.

Doctoral students must be nominated to the consortium by a faculty sponsor. Students nominated for the consortium should submit via email to Dr. Indira Guzman ( the following documents:
(1) a 10-page research proposal (including all text, figures, and references; double space) to be reviewed by a panel of highly qualified senior faculty mentors.
(2) a nomination letter from the dissertation advisor or mentor. This document can be scanned.

Please use the subject line: CPR2019 Doctoral Consortium Submission [your name] when you submit your application.

The doctoral students selected to participate in the doctoral consortium will receive one round of written feedback on their proposal and will be asked to provide additional information online.

At the conference, each student will have 15-20 minutes to present their research ideas and receive feedback in-person from experienced researchers and fellow consortium participants. The doctoral consortium will allow activities in plenary mode and intense workshop sessions in smaller groups.

The submission deadline for doctoral consortium application has been extended to February 10, 2019.

Accepted students may choose to publish the full proposal that was submitted for evaluation or an extended abstract of their proposal in the conference proceedings.

With the sponsorship of SIGMIS, there will be funding available to assist with travel and registration fees to students selected for the doctoral consortium.

Submission deadline for Posters and Doctoral Consortium: February 3, 2019 February 10, 2019
Notification of acceptance for all submissions: March 1, 2019
Camera-ready version: April 1, 2019

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Indira Guzman (, Trident University (Person of contact)
Michelle Kaarst-Brown (, Syracuse University
Shuyuan (Mary) Ho (, Florida State University
Sven Laumer (, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg
Stacie Petter (, Baylor University
Tim Jacks (, Southern Illinois University