Annual Conference

Journal of the Southern Association of Information Systems (JSAIS)
Special Call for Papers: “IS in the Time of Covid-19”

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, SAIS will host a Virtual Research Workshop in lieu of our annual conference.

As part of the our Virtual Research Workshop, we are issuing a special call for papers relating to 'IS in the Time of COVID-19". Paper submissions will be considered for publication in the Journal of Southern Association of Information Systems (JSAIS)

Description
Advances in Information Systems (IS) are constantly changing the way we work, live, and learn. IS has impacted the way we communicate and collaborate for decades. However, the critical importance of IS was brought to the forefront by the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic suddenly and dramatically impacted all aspects of human life, most notability the traditional workday and education. Organizations found themselves in a situation where they were racing to rework traditional face to face situations and experiences using IS.

While we are all ready for the pandemic to come to an end, some of the changes and effects of COVID-19 will likely remain. This special call of papers seeks to explore how IS supports work, life, and learning during a pandemic.

Complete details on the special call for papers can be downloaded here: JSAIS CFP (click here)

Please contact info@southernais.org with additional questions.

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Our next annual conference, SAIS 2022, will be held March 17- 20 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (hotel and schedule details TBD)

Conference programs
Current conference programs will generally be available under Discussions on the community home page. Programs for past conferences can be found in the archives.

Important Dates

2021 Virtual Research Workshop Key Dates
Special Call for Papers for the Journal of the Southern Association of Information Systems (JSAIS)

  • March 1, 2021: Submit Extended Abstract for Presentation in JSAIS Virtual Research Workshop at https://papers.southernais.org
  • March 26, 2021: JSAIS Virtual Research Workshop
  • June 1, 2021: Submit Full Paper at https://aisel.aisnet.org/jsais/
  • August 1, 2021: Notification of Expedited First Round review – Workshop Participants
  • September 1, 2021: Notification of First Round review – General Submission
  • October 1, 2021: Revised manuscript submission
  • Fall 2021: Notification of Final decisions for publication in JSAIS Special Issue

Registration Rates

Register (TBA)

The following describes the registration requirements for each type of registrant. Undergraduate and Master’s students must email the VP-Conference Chair at conferencechair@southernais.org to confirm their status and register for the conference at a reduced rate.

Level Conference AIS membership
Undergraduate* YES
Master’s student YES
Ph.D. student YES STUDENT RATE
Researcher YES YES

The following rates apply depending on the registrant type. Early registration will save you $25 off the regular rate.


Level
Conference
AIS membership*
(early registration) (late registration)
Undergraduate* $75 $75
Master’s student $175 $175
Ph.D. student $175 $175 Refer to https://aisnet.org/page/MembershipRates
Researcher $300 $350

* Please refer to the AIS website for current website rates.

There is an exception for students not officially enrolled in a PhD program. If this applies to you, before registering please contact the SAIS president (president@southernais.org).

Sponsorship

The Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS) is a volunteer-managed, official chapter of AIS, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. Support from IT partner organizations and educational institutions are essential to the continued operations of SAIS.

Please consider supporting SAIS through one of the methods listed below or contact our Board to discuss other options.

President’s Lunch sponsorship ($2500) includes the following benefits:

  • A table in the exhibit area
  • Two full registrations or 3 doctoral student registrations for attending the conference including official meals
  • Opportunity to host panel or workshop
  • Organization logo on front cover of conference program
  • Organization logo on conference web site with hyperlink to organization site
  • Seat at head table for keynote ceremony
  • Listing in program as sponsor of keynote session
  • Organization name included in all promotional emails
  • Official certificate of sponsorship
  • Full page ad in conference program
  • Opportunity to participate in two pre-conference promotional e-mails.
  • Opportunity to add bag inserts

President’s Reception sponsorship ($1500) includes the following benefits:

  • A table in the exhibit area
  • 1 Full or 2 doctoral student registrations for attending the conference including official meals
  • Organization logo inside the conference program
  • Organization logo on conference web site with hyperlink to organization site
  • Official certificate of sponsorship
  • Half page ad in conference program
  • Opportunity to add bag inserts

Silver sponsorship ($750) includes the following benefits:

  • One doctoral student registration for attending the conference including official meals
  • Organization literature at an unmanned table in the exhibit area
  • Organization logo inside the conference program
  • Organization logo on conference web site with hyperlink to organization site
  • Quarter page ad in conference program

Exhibit Space ($650) includes the following benefits:

  • One 6 Foot Table
  • One Meeting Registration
  • Additional Table Space can be added for $150 (per 6 foot table)
  • Additional Meeting Registrations can be added for only $100/person

Full-Page Ad ($250)  in the On-Line Program at southernais.org

Coffee Break ($450 as a primary sponsor or $300 as a co-sponsor)

Student Paper Awards ($1000 as a primary sponsor or $500 as a co-sponsor)

If you do not see an option that fits your needs, please inquire about the ability to customize an option for your organization. We appreciate your support!