The Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) is the premier conference in the Australasian region for the Information Systems discipline. This year will mark the 28th year of the conference’s long history. ACIS 2017 will be hosted by the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia, at the Wrest Point Hotel Casino.

Information Systems is a young, broad discipline that has already been exposed to change and challenge through ICT based innovation of business and the blurring of boundaries between business and the community. Ultimately, our breadth of inquiry is a strength of the Information Systems community but one that may be viewed as a weakness when not clearly communicated. This applies in particular given that IS as a discipline naturally interfaces across a range of disciplinary boundaries.

Accordingly, this year’s conference theme is Data, Knowledge and Decisions. With this theme, we wish to highlight both the reach of the Information Systems community to a plethora of disciplines, and also the variety of challenges, ranging from data analytics and decision making to inquiries about the very nature of data, knowledge, and decisions which may be conceptualised and experienced in very different ways.

Therefore, at ACIS 2017 we would like to challenge you to think critically about Data, Knowledge and Decisions. What are our challenges in light of the large volume of data currently being generated? How can we support the creation of knowledge from the information that is created through the analysis of such data? As one of the fundamental roles of Information Systems is supporting decision making, how do we adjust our current understanding of Information Systems in response to new technology, such as social media?

Join us at ACIS2017 in Hobart, where we will explore these issues both through our plenary sessions and our collection of thematic tracks.



 Professor Suprateek Sarker, University of Virginia

 Professor Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine

 Professor Mardi Dungey, University of Tasmania



  1. Digital Business Innovation
  2. Social media in organisations and society
  3. Design and design science in IS
  4. Diversity, inclusion and cross cultural issues in IS
  5. Alternative approaches and genres in IS
  6. Agile, Project Management and IS Development
  7. Knowledge management (information management)
  8. Data analytics and visualisation in decision-making
  9. IS philosophy and research methods
  10. HCI, the user experience and human centred IS
  11. Service science, management and innovation in IS
  12. IS education, training and learning technologies
  13. Health Informatics
  14. Green IS and sustainability
  15. IS security management and privacy
  16. General track



Full Research Papers

Completed research papers should include all details of the research undertaken including research method, data analyses and results. These papers should be of the highest academic standard. Papers can be conceptual in nature, technical or empirical. Empirical papers may report on research that is either quantitative or qualitative or mixed methods. Research papers cannot exceed 10 pages (including references but excluding abstract and space for author details) and must adhere to the ACIS2017 Paper Template

Research-in-Progress Papers

Research-in-progress papers present an interesting research topic that has not yet been (fully) investigated but that will be of interest to the Information Systems community. These papers should include expected results/conclusions, but may lack actual results or may have only preliminary results. Research-in-progress papers are still expected to apply the same standards of academic rigour as is the case for research papers. In particular, research-in-progress papers are not unfinished research papers; it is the research itself that is unfinished. Research in progress papers should be no more than 8 pages in length and adhere to the ACIS2017 Template.

Research-in-progress papers will be presented by the authors as posters in a dedicated session during the conference.

Submissions of both Research and Research in progress papers should be made to the track that best fits the topic area (see above).

Selected best papers will be invited to extend their submission to a special section of the Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS).

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Important Dates

Full and Research-In-Progress paper submission deadline: Fri 11th August 2017   Friday 18th August 2017
Notification of acceptance of papers: Tuesday 20th September 2017


Conference Co-Chairs

Prof Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, A/Prof Leonie Ellis, University of Tasmania


Program Co-Chairs

Prof Kai Riemer, The University of Sydney, A/Prof Marta Indulska, University of Queensland, Prof Virpi Tuunainen, Aalto University (Finland)


Organising Chair

Dr. Erin Roehrer, University of Tasmania