2018 International Conference

on Information Resources Management

Addressing Global Challenges through Digital Transformation

Call For Papers

June 4-6, 2018
University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Welcome to the 11th International Conference on Information Resources Management, to be held at University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Digital technologies are transforming our daily lives and creating new opportunities for economic development and social advancement.  The Internet, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence are just some examples of technologies that have made an impact on areas such as healthcare, politics, and education.  Although digital technologies are transforming our surroundings in many positive ways, they also bring new challenges that need to be addressed.  Issues related to privacy, digital divide, and environmental damage are some challenges posed by digital technologies.  This conference aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on the latest developments in digital technologies among researchers and practitioners and to create opportunities for collaboration among participants. 

It is timely that the 2018 Conf-IRM will be held in China, a country that is in the midst of a digital revolution.  With more than 600 million online users, the Internet is changing the fabric of daily life in China.  Moreover, China’s recent 5-year economic plan has placed significant emphasis on innovation, new media and information technology. Recognizing the significant impact of digital technologies on businesses, society and the people, the Chinese government has also defined a "Digital China" vision, which includes national initiatives aimed at supporting digital transformation in a wide range of industries. We invite submissions in all areas of Information Systems research.  We also encourage submissions related to the conference theme across all conference tracks.

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Keynote Speakers
  • Professor Viswanath Venkatesh, University of Arkansas (SE of MISQ)
  • Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore (SE of MISQ)
  • Professor Xiaohong Chen, Provost of Hunan University of Commerce (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering)
Paper Development Workshop / Supporting Journals
A Paper Development Workshop (PDW) is being planned. This will be in a round-table format. Selected papers from the conference will be invited to participate in the PDW. So far, a number of senior scholars have agreed to be mentors, including:
  • Professor Viswanath Venkatesh, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Professor Anol Bhattacherjee, University of South Florida, USA
  • Professor Sean Xin Xu, Tshinghua University, China
  • Professor Justin Zhang, State University of New York, USA

Selected papers will be invited to submit to fast track or special issue of the following SSCI/SCI/Scopus indexed journals:

  1. Information & Management
  2. Data Base for Advances in Information Systems
  3. Internet Research
  4. Industrial Management & Data Systems
  5. Journal of Global Information Management
  6. Pacific Asian Journal of the AIS


Important Dates 

Submission deadline: January 7, 2018 Extended to January 19, 2018 (by 11:59 pm, Hawaii Standard Time applies)

Notification of submission decision: March 2, 2018 (by 11:59 pm, Hawaii Standard Time applies)

Final submission of accepted papers: March 20, 2018 (by 11:59 pm, Hawaii Standard Time applies)

Early registration deadline: April 10, 2018 (by 11:59 pm, Hawaii Standard Time applies)