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Important Dates

August 26th, 2016
Submission of Contributions

September 16th, 2016
Notification of Fast- and Constructive AE Rejects

Starting from October 17th, 2016
Notification of Review Results

November 03rd, 2016
Submission of Revised Papers

For submissions concerning the research program of WI 2017, you can find a compilation of the most important points regarding the procedure subsequently.


Track chair contact: Tracks. For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:

Submission System

Submit your Paper at:

Submission System

Instructions for submitting a paper can be found here.
A Video-Tutorial can be found here.


Research submissions to WI 2017 have to be original contributions that have not been published yet. Generally, representatives from research and practice can write their contributions in German as well as in English language. Detailed information can be found in the Guidelines & Policies for Reviewing.

What's New? - Reviewprozess

As part of the review process, submissions will be examined by associate editors before the actual review process for the first time, enabling authors an as fast and constructive feedback as possible. A short video of the conference chair Jan Marco Leimeister explaining the ‘Fast and Constructive AE Reject’ can be found on youtube:

Format of the Revision

The submissions have to specifically comply with the revision template in the available format of MS Word (2007, *.doc). Submissions to track 13 (Prototype & Experiment) please ad here to the extended abstract revision template. Papers invited for a revise and resubmit have to complemented by a change history. You may provide a 30 seconds video abstract for your paper. If you do NOT wish to publish your full paper in the proceedings, you may complement your submission with an extended abstract. In this case, only the extended abstract will be published. Contributions have to be submitted in the following formats:

  • Initial submission (August 26th, 2016): PDF document
  • Revised submission (November 3rd, 2016 – end of the day, CET): Word and PDF document

Paper Length

Papers must not exceed the limit of 15 pages (including title, abstract, references, appendices, as well as space for author details and acknowledgments for the revised submissions). Longer papers face desk rejection.

Additional Requirements for Prototype & Experiment Submissions (Track 13)

Papers submitted to track 13 follow specific guidelines. Submissions must be prepared as extended abstracts that follow the layout of the regular submission template but must not exceed the limit of four pages (including title, abstract, references, appendices, as well as space for author details and acknowledgments for the revised submissions). Longer papers face desk rejection. . The extended abstract is complemented by a Khan Academy style video, which should at least last 2:30 minutes but must not exceed a total duration of three minutes. Moreover, it must be playable with the VLC media player Version 2.2.3 ( and it is strongly recommended to submit a Full HD (1920x1080pixel) MP4 video clip that uses the H.264 video codec. Submissions are anonymous and should follow the guidelines of the double-blind review process. For all submissions, a supplement that includes technical set-up, space requirements, etc. that are required for the presentation of the prototype is also mandatory. These materials are for review and planning processes only and will not be published in the conference proceedings. The supplement, for which there is no special template, should not exceed four pages.


Initial paper submissions always have to be anonymized, meaning they may not include names, addresses, etc. on the cover page nor in the metadata of the documents. The final printable version then has to contain the necessary information of the authors. Therefore, they will be provided with a template for the final submission in due time. References to own publications should be used sparingly and do not require anonymization. The submission of an individual contribution can only be made regarding a single track and solely online via the WI 2017 review system. All submitted contributions that are not rejected by a desk or fast and constructive AE reject are subject to a double-blind review process.


Contributions are reviewed according the following criteria:
  • Overall assessment
  • Originality
  • Technical quality
  • Presentation and readability
  • Suitability to foster discussions
  • Contribution to the field
Prototype & Experiment Submissions (track 13) are reviewed additionally regarding following criteria:
Reviews focus on the degree of the practical problem, novelty of the prototype, application of justificatory knowledge during the design process of the prototype, and methodological sound (quasi-)experimental design with at least one clearly specified outcome construct that is investigated.


All accepted contributions will be published in the AIS proceedings and as download. With your submission to WI 2017, you accept the following copyright agreements:
  1. Copyright remains with the authors
  2. The organizers of the conference are allowed to publish accepted submissions on the WI 2017 website and in the conference proceedings
  3. Your accepted submission will be published in the AIS eLibrary
  4. Authors of accepted contributions can choose to have their contribution published in its entirety or as extended abstract (at least 2 and at most 4 pages including references) in the conference proceedings
  5. Submission of revised submissions: Word and PDF document
For the inclusion of accepted contributions in the conference proceedings, at least one author is required to have registered for the conference and have paid the conference fee.

Fast Track

Authors of selected and especially top-quality contributions to WI 2017 have the possibility of a fast track for a later journal publication. Fast tracks are possible across all tracks as well as track-specific regarding the following journals, including as part of special issues & sections:

  • Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE, across all tracks and topics)
  • Electronic Markets (EM, across all tracks with the specific theme “Data-Driven Innovations”)
  • Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA, Track 3)
  • HMD - Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik (Track 5)
  • i-com – Journal of Interactive Media (Track 6)
  • Information Systems and e-Business Management (ISeB, Special Issue “Digitization in the Industry” - Track 1)
  • Additional Requirements