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Panel 1: Cracking the Hard Nuts: Strategies and Tactics for Publishing in Top-Tier Journals in Information Systems

Publishing in top-tier journals often took several times more efforts than publishing in good but less competitive journals. However, more and more universities in China and Pacific Area are pushing very hard for their faculty to publish in top-tier journals; the same is also occurring in the field of Information Systems. This panel will focus on critical strategies and tactics that are especially important for publishing in top-tier journals in Information Systems as compared with publishing in other journals. In this regards, this panel will discuss various relevant issues in research problem identification, research methodology choices, data analysis technique selection, and review process survival.

Panel Chair:


J. Leon Zhao is Head and Chair Professor in Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong. He was Interim Head and Eller Professor in the Department of Management Information Systems, University of Arizona, previously. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, M.S. in Engineering from UC Davis, and B.S. from Beijing Institute of Agricultural Mechanization. Leon's research has been supported by NSF, SAP, and other funding agencies. Leon has served as associate editor of Information Systems Research, ACM Transactions on MIS, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Decision Support Systems, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, among other journals. He has co-edited more than ten special issues in various IS journals including Decision Support Systems and Information Systems Frontiers. He received an IBM Faculty Award in 2005 for his work in business process management and services computing and was awarded Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professorship at Tsinghua University by the Ministry of Education of China in 2009.

Panelists (Alphabetical Order):

Paulo Goes is the Salter Distinguished Professor of Management and Technology and the head of the Management Information Systems Department at the Eller College, University of Arizona. He received his PhD from the University of Rochester and was in the faculty of the University of Connecticut for a number of years before he joined the University of Arizona. Dr. Goes’ research interests are in the areas of design and evaluation of IT-enabled business models, innovation exploration, emerging technologies, online auctions, database technology and systems, and technology infrastructure. His research has appeared in several journals including Management Science, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Computers. Dr. Goes has been Senior Editor of Information Systems Research, and is or has recently been Associate Editor of Management Science, Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems, Production and Operations Management and the INFORMS Journal on Computing. Dr. Goes has taught at all academic levels, graduate, undergraduate and executive programs. His teaching interests are electronic commerce and e-business, data mining and business intelligence, analytical models for information systems and decision making, database technology and systems, networking and data communications, management information systems.


Vijay S. Mookerjee is Charles and Nancy Davidson Distinguished Professor of Information Systems School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas. He holds a Ph.D. in Management, with a major in MIS, from Purdue University. His current research interests include social networks, optimal software development methodologies, storage and cache management, content delivery systems, and the economic design of expert systems and machine learning systems. He has published in and has articles forthcoming in several archival Information Systems, Computer Science, and Operations Research journals. He serves (or has served on) on the editorial board of Management Science, Information Systems R esearch, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, Information Technology and Management, and Journal of Database Management.


Sumit Sarkar is the Ashbel Smith Professor of Information Systems in the School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his PhD from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. His research interests are in business intelligence, personalization and recommendation technologies, sponsored search, data privacy and confidentiality, information quality, the integration and reconciliation of data from multiple sources, and software release strategies. His research has appeared in Management Science, Information Systems Research, ACM Transactions on Database Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Operations Research, TheINFORMS Journal on Computing, and several other journals and conference proceedings. He served as the program co-chair for the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in 2001 and the conference co-chair for the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) in 1999. He served as a Senior Editor for Information Systems Research, and is on the editorial board of Management Science and several other journals.


Kwok-Kee Wei is Dean and Chair Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business at the City University of Hong Kong. He is Fellow of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) and he was the President of that Association in 2003-2004. Dr. Wei is serving on the Series Editorial Advisory Board of Idea Group Publishing/Information Science Publishing and on the Editorial Boards of a good number of international journals including the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He has served as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and Associate Editor of Information Systems Research. He has also played major roles in ICIS and PACIS. Dr. Wei has published more than 140 journal and conference papers. He is actively pursuing research on e-commerce, knowledge management and supply chain management systems.

Ping Zhang is Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. She is co-editor (with Dennis Galletta) of two edited books on HCI and MIS of the Advances in MIS series (by M.E. Sharpe, 2006), and is co-author (with Dov Te’eni and Jane Carey) of the first HCI textbook for non-CS students (by John Wiley, 2007). She and Dennis Galletta are founding Editors-in-Chief for AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. In addition, she is Senior Editor for the Journal of Associations for Information Systems (JAIS), former Associate Editor for the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS) and Communications of Association for Information Systems (CAIS), on the editorial board of Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) and Journal of Database Management, and a guest senior editor of 7 special issues for Journal of Association for Information Systems (2004 and 2008), Journal of Management Information Systems (2005), International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (2003 and 2006), International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (2005), and Behavior & Information Technology (2004). Dr. Zhang is co-founder and the first chair (2001-2004) of Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI). She received her PhD in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Computer Science from Peking University, Beijing, China


Panel 2: The Future Directions of Information Systems Discipline in China

This panel will discuss the status quo of information systems as a discipline in different Chinese universities, the development strategies and directions as well as the international collaboration issues on research.

Panel Chair:


Yaobin Lu is Assistant Dean and Professor of Information Systems in the School of Management at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) , China. He was also a visiting scholar at Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota in 2003-2004. He is serving on the Editorial Broad of Information & Management. His research focuses on business models, online trust, and m-commerce. His research has appeared in Information Systems Journal, Computers in Human Behavior, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, International Journal of Information Management,Information System Management, and other journals.

Panelists (Alphabetical Order):

Lihua Huang is professor of information systems at the Department of Information Management, School of Management, Fudan University. She received her Ph.D in MIS from Fudan University. Dr. Huang’s research interests include e-business, ERP and information system management. Her publications have appeared in Information and Management, Europe Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Decision Support System, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management,  International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Global Information Management , and other journals. She consults with major companies in Shanghai and government departments of China. She is a co-chair of the program committee of Asia Pacific Conference on Information Systems 2004 and ICIS 2011.


Gang Li is Luojia Chair Professor and Vice Dean of School of Information Management, Wuhan University. He is also the Director of National Information Resource Management Research Center (Wuhan) of China. In 2005, he was sponsored by the “New Century Excellent Talent Plan” of Education Ministry of China. Dr. Li’s research focuses on information resource management and competitive intelligence.


Guihua Nie is a professor of School of Economics, Wuhan University of Technology. He is also the chief of Institute of Electronic Business, Wuhan University of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in management science and engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2000. Dr. Nie also holds the following positions in academic organizations: standing director of Chinese Management Science and Engineering Society, director of Chinese Computer Simulation and Information Technology Society, vice president of Hubei E-business Society, standing director of Hubei System Engineering Society. His research interests include: E-business, Game Theory and Information Economics, Service Science and Management. Dr. Nie has published more than 100 papers in academic journals, of which more than 40 are indexed by SCI/EI/ISTP. Dr. Nie has led or participated in more than 20 research projects, among which two are from National Natural Science Fund of China, three are from National Science Support Plan Fund, one from State 863 High Technology R&D key Project of China, and nine from Hubei provincial government. He won one science research award from Hubei provincial government and three research awards from Wuhan municipal government.


Jinlong Zhang is Dean and Professor of management science and information Management in the school of management at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He is Chair of Chinese Association of Computer Simulation and Vice Chair of Chinese Association of Science and Technology Indexes and Enterprises Union of Hubei Province. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Management. He has directed and completed 4 projects of NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China), more than 10 projects from 863 Program, National S&T Program, National Defense Science Program and local government and enterprises. His research interests are in information resource management, E-Business, mobile commerce and risk management. Dr. Zhang has published 3 monographs, more than 120 international and domestic papers in referred journals and conferences.

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