NEAIS 2020 Conference

Postponement Announcement for the 3rd Northeast AIS 2020 CONFERENCE


For last two years, the New England Americas’ Information Systems (NEAIS) has gathered academics in the field of Information Systems together to present a broad variety of research and teaching topics.  This year, due to the inability to accurately assess the potential reach of the coronavirus, the desire to protect the health and safety of our members, and the potential consequences of bringing together a large group of people in confined space, we have decided to postpone our NEAIS Annual Conference from this year to May, 2021 (specific date & location will be announced in early January, 2021).  Please refer to the NEAIS website for updates and important information: 


We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this decision might cause. However, based on today's COVID-19 situation, we feel it is best to postpone now instead of waiting.  We are excited to continue with NEAIS 2021 and harness the spirit of our 2020 conference theme 


All accepted papers will be reviewed and acknowledged by the NEAIS Program Committee. We appreciate the continued support of our members and hope you can join us next year to collaborate, share research, discuss best practices and more.




NEAIS 2020 Conference Committee

NEAIS  2020 Program Committee

The top selected articles presented at the conference will be invited for extended fast track publishing in the E-Service Journal


Friday, May 29, 2020 Suffolk University 


Note: The conference organizing committee closely monitors the developments related to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and guidance from the AIS, the local government and the WHO. Any changes will be shared with the community immediately. Thank you for your interest in NEAIS 2020 and patience with the evolving situation.

NEAIS 2020 Submission Template

NEAIS 2020 seeks to enhance knowledge sharing and community building among IS scholars in the Northeast. We invite submissions reflecting a plurality of perspectives on the discipline, particularly those relevant to the conference theme Role of Technology in Healthcare. The New England Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (NEAIS) is serving members of AIS in the Northeastern United States. We welcome submissions from all IS scholars and especially encourage submissions from those in the Northeast region.

The conference will include several presentation sessions, invited keynote speakers, and panel sessions.  There will be speakers from academia and industry from across the Northeast region and beyond. Students are also encouraged to submit their papers in conjunction with their advisors and present them at the conference.

Abstract of accepted papers will appear in the electronic conference proceedings. If at least one author registers for and presents at the conference. High-quality papers will be nominated for the best paper award and fast-tracked to participating journals.


Submissions may be in the form of one or more of the following: Completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, case studies, or proposals for panel discussions. Submissions will receive reviewer feedback.

Please submit your paper via the EasyChair system.  Submissions should be in MS Word or PDF format. The submission template is available from here.

Completed Research: Completed research papers should be no more than 2,500 words, including all materials and sections such as figures, tables, and references.

Research-in-Progress: Research-in-progress proposals (abstracts) or a summary of tentative results of the study to date of 500-1000 words.

Panel Submissions: Individuals interested in conducting a panel dealing with technological, managerial, professional, teaching, societal, national or international issues of information technology management are invited to submit a 500-1000-word proposal covering the objectives, issues to be covered, and the names and email addresses of the panelists.

Potential Topics: Research-in-progress and panel proposals are invited in the following areas (but not limited to them):

  • Accounting information systems
  • Adoption and diffusion
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Business intelligence
  • Business process design and management
  • Community, development, and social informatics
  • Data and information management
  • Data quality
  • Data warehousing
  • Decision support systems
  • Design science
  • Digital Innovation
  • e-Business and e-Commerce
  • e-Government
  • Economics of IS/IT
  • Ethical issues in IS
  • IS education, curriculum, and teaching cases
  • Global IS/IT/outsourcing
  • Green computing and sustainability
  • History of IS/IT
  • Health informatics
  • Information policy
  • Information security, assurance, and privacy
  • Interaction design
  • IS philosophy
  • IT service management
  • Knowledge management
  • Project management
  • Research methods in IS/IT
  • Sharing Economy
  • Social computing
  • Socio-technical issues and social inclusion
  • Strategic IS/IT management
  • Systems development
  • User experience and usability
  • Virtual communities and collaboration
  • Other IS/IT topics of interest to the discipline

Important Deadlines

Submission deadline: March 27, 2020

Decision to Authors:  April 27, 2020

Camera Ready Copy (template) Due: April 17, 2020


The Annual Northeast Association for Information Systems Conference (NEAIS 2020) will be hosted at Suffolk University. Suffolk University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university located in downtown Boston. Founded in 1906, the University offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs in its Law School, College of Arts & Sciences, and Sawyer Business School.  Serving over 7,300 students, Suffolk University is committed to providing students with experiential and transformational learning opportunities that begin in the center of Boston, reach across the globe, and lead to extraordinary outcomes for our graduates.

Conference Committee and Board Members

Conference Planning and Venue Selection (Conference Committee)

  • David Murungi (Chair), Chrisy Yao, Ken Hung, Yang Lee, Julie Zhang, Ermira Zifla

 Paper Review and Best Paper Selection (Program Committee)

  • Yuzhu (Julia) Li (Chair), Chrisy Yao, Ermira Zifla, Mohsen Ahmadian, Julie Zhang, David Murungi & Mahed Maddah

NEAIS Board Members

  1. President – Luvai Motiwalla, U Mass Lowell
  2. President-Elect/Vice-President: Yang Lee, Northeastern University
  3. Secretary: Xinru Page, Bentley University
  4. Treasurer: Inchan Kim, U New Hampshire
  5. At Large: David Murungi, Bentley University

At-Large Directors:

  1. Jane Fedorowicz, Bentley University
  2. Yurong (Chrisy) Yao, Suffolk University
  3. Pratyush Bharati, UMass Boston
  4. Eleanor T. Loiacono, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  5. Shankar Ganesan, Babson University
  6. Bharatendra K. Rai, UMass Dartmouth

Conference Location

NEAIS conference will be hosted on the fifth floor of David J. Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont St, Boston, 02108.

Named for Suffolk University President David J. Sargent, the building opened in September 1999 on one of Boston's most prominent sites. The 300,000-square-foot, seven-story building is located in the heart of historic Boston along the Freedom Trail and steps from Boston Common. Sargent Hall houses a technologically advanced facility, with wireless access and hardwired ports in classrooms, the library, the dining room, lounges, and common areas.

Please see the campus map of Suffolk University. Sargent Hall is marked as No.7 in the map. If you need assistance, please contact 617-573-8331.

How to get there

MBTA Public Transportation:

It is recommended that you take public transportation to the campus. All major MBTA lines have stations close to Suffolk University.

Red/Green line: park street (2-minute walk)

Orange Line: state street (5-minute walk)

Blue Line: government center (5-minute walk)


If you decide to drive, Boston Common is the largest public parking facility close to Suffolk University. You can find the nearby parking facilities here: