The Paper-a-thon was piloted at ICIS 2017 and—based on positive feedback from participants, mentors, and journal editors—has been refined and repeated at every ICIS since. The goal of this paper-a-thon is to facilitate new research collaborations, help scholars develop their research ideas while making new professional connections, and—for the most promising projects—accelerate a publication review process.

In a paper-a-thon, researchers are organized into interest-related project teams with the goal of developing a research idea “from scratch” under the mentorship of prominent IS scholars in a very short timeframe. We encourage participants to arrive with ideas about potential projects, yet we also ask that you remain open-minded to project ideas that emerge through collaboration with your project team and the mentor.

Paper-a-thon always concludes with each group pitching their research projects to a panel of senior scholars / journal editors, who will select several papers to be presented on the last day of ICIS. The finalist papers are published below in the ICIS 2021 Paper-a-Thon section of the AIS Library

Track Chairs
Hanna Krasnova, University of Potsdam,
Robert W. Gregory, University of Miami,
Feng Juan, Tsinghua University,
Wen Wen, The University of Texas at Austin,


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Tuesday, December 14th

Meta for Faith – How Digital Technology is Reconfiguring Faith-Based Institutions

Uchenna Peters, New Mexico State University - Main Campus
Thomas Haskamp, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
Abdullah Albizri, Montclair State University

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Pratyush Yadav, IIT Madras
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Carolin Marx, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
Benjamin Ampel, University of Arizona
Ben Lazarine, Indiana University