2021 Pre-ICIS Workshop


The 20th Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research in MIS

Sponsored by AIS SIGHCI

*** Sunday, December 12, 2021 (One-Day Workshop, hybrid format) in Austin, Texas, USA. ***


Workshop Program & Schedule: Click here for the program and schedule of the workshop.

Workshop Registration Guide: Click here for a guide on how to register for the workshop. Registration is FREE for AIS student members.

SIGHCI Keynote Sessions: Click here for important information on how to attend the keynotes.


Submissions Due: September 6, 2021 September 13, 2021
Acceptance Notification: October 4, 2021 October 15, 2021
Camera-ready manuscripts (full papers, extended abstracts, or abstracts) due: October 18, 2021 November 1, 2021
Pre-recorded presentation videos due: November 1, 2021
Workshop event: December 12, 2021

Building on past Pre-ICIS HCI Research in MIS workshops as well as the tremendous interest in broad HCI issues exhibited by MIS colleagues, the AIS SIGHCI will hold its 20th annual pre-ICIS HCI research workshop prior to ICIS 2021 on Sunday, December 12, 2021. The workshop will be held in a hybrid format.


The workshop offers MIS-focused HCI researchers the opportunity to come together and build a dynamic community that facilitates constructive and open discussion as well as exchange of ideas related to the field of HCI.


The workshop will feature a keynote speaker, as well as completed research and research-in-progress papers accepted for presentation either in the main program as Oral Presentations or as part of a Rapid Research Roundtable (RRR). The RRR offers an opportunity for less matured papers, which have not been accepted for oral presentations, to gain exposure and benefit from the collaborative feedback of the community.

  • Given the diverse goals of this workshop, a non-exhaustive list of potential topics is provided below:
    • Analysis, design, development, evaluation, and usage of information systems
    • Guidelines and standards for interface design
    • Design and evaluation of innovative interaction technologies
    • Design and evaluation of mobile and/or web interfaces
    • Interface design for collaborative or competitive environments
    • Interface design for individual and/or collective usage
    • Interface design for the elderly, the young, and/or other special needs populations
    • Adaptive, context-aware interface design
    • Novel forms of authentication and/or authorization (e.g., mousing or typing dynamics)
    • Impact of interface design on beliefs, attitudes, emotions, behaviors, productivity, and/or performance
    • Cognitive, Affective, and/or Conversational HCI
    • Data analytics in HCI
    • Gamified approaches to HCI
    • Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    • Human-Robot Interactions
    • Neuroscientific approaches to HCI
    • Nudging strategies and techniques in HCI
    • Usability engineering (i.e., friction reduction), ease-of-use and user experience
    • Ethical issues in HCI
    • Pedagogical issues related to HCI education
    • Implications and consequences of HCI advances on individuals, collectives, and society


For this year, we are waiving the fee for current AIS graduate (doctoral or master’s) student members who will be presenting a paper.

Rates for Physical Attendees (one unique registration per paper presentation is required)
Early Bird, Until November 15: $150
Regular, November 16 – December 8: $200
AIS SIGHCI Student Member – presenting: Free
AIS SIGHCI Student Member – non-presenting: $75
Rates for Virtual Attendees:
Academics or Practitioners: $75
AIS SIGHCI Student Member: Free

*New this year* Student Travel Scholarships
The purpose of the scholarship is to promote diversity and inclusivity of doctoral student participation at the annual Pre-ICIS SIGHCI Workshop on HCI Research in MIS. The SIGHCI Student Travel Scholarship is intended to financially support doctoral students, whose manuscripts have been accepted for oral presentations in the main program (i.e., NOT RRR acceptances) at the annual Pre-ICIS SIGHCI Workshop, and who would otherwise be financially impaired in their ability to attend the SIGHCI Workshop by offsetting participation costs through a maximum USD $1,000 scholarship. The funds will be disbursed as a reimbursement of relevant expenses, and the procedure will be shared with all eligible recipients. This scholarship is non-competitive: any number of doctoral students presenting a paper in the main program shall be awarded this scholarship. This scholarship has been made possible thanks to the generous donations by our Individual, Academic, and Corporate sponsors, who are recognized on the SIGHCI website: https://sighci.org/sponsors.


On the eve of the Workshop (i.e., December 11, 2021), a *free* social event and dinner will be organized for all registered participants. An invitation will be distributed via email closer to the date of the event. This event is contingent on its feasibility per the status of the current pandemic.


Following the workshop, a business meeting will be conducted. All current members will be invited to attend.


The best completed research papers from the workshop will be fast-tracked for publication consideration in the AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (AIS THCI). Also, the best completed research papers specifically on ‘Gamification’ from the Workshop will be fast-tracked for publication consideration in a special issue on gamification of the AIS THCI. An introduction to this Special Issue and relevant keywords are provided below:

Introduction to the Special Issue on Gamification in AIS THCI: The use of gamification in information systems has increased at an astounding pace and led to inspiring trends, such as the development of more intelligent and context-sensitive gamification concepts. Thus, gamification researchers are encouraged to submit their work to the SIGHCI workshop at the ICIS 2021 for early feedback and the possibility of fast-tracking promising studies to a dedicated AIS THCI special issue (planned submission deadline at end February 2022).


The workshop seeks high-quality submissions detailing completed research or research-in-progress. Authors should identify their submission as “Completed Research” or “Research in Progress” on the first page below the title. Submissions will undergo a double-blind review process. The submissions should not have been published or be under review elsewhere. All accepted submissions will be published in the workshop proceedings, which will be made available electronically via the AIS digital library. Note that accepted submissions will appear in proceedings in a much shorter format than the submitted version, as follows: (i) for manuscripts accepted for presentation, an abstract of 150 words and a paper no more than five pages in length, including abstract, figures, tables, and references; (ii) for manuscripts accepted for RRR, an abstract of 150 words and a paper no more than three pages in length, including the abstract, figures, tables, and references. For all accepted submissions, authors will be given the option of publishing in the Workshop Proceedings either the full-length manuscript specified above or solely the 150-word abstract.

*New this year* EasyChair has been adopted as our ‘conference management system’.

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts on EasyChair by the submission deadline communicated above. The submission system is now open and submissions can be made via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2021sighciworkshop.

As this is a cooperative workshop environment, we expect submitting authors to be willing to serve as reviewers of other manuscripts.


All submissions must be formatted for letter size (8.5- x 11-inch where 1 inch = 2.5 cm) and have 1-inch margins on each side. Please use Times New Roman 12-point font with single spacing for the body of the paper. The first page of the manuscript should have a title, the type of the submission (Completed Research or Research-in-Progress), total word count of the submission, an abstract of 150 words or less, and a list of 5-6 keywords. Please click here to see/download the submission template.

Maximum length for manuscripts are as follows:

  • Completed Research Paper: 14 pages
  • Research-in-Progress: 7 pages

These page limits are inclusive of all text, figures, and tables, but do not include the cover page, abstract, keywords, or references.

Only submissions in Word format will be accepted for review.


Workshop Co-chairs:

Constantinos K. Coursaris, HEC Montréal ()
Eric T. K. Lim, UNSW Sydney ()

Program Co-chairs:

Brian Dunn, Utah State University ()
Mark Grimes, University of Houston ()
Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School ()

Project categories: PreICIS

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