The XIII Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems
The XVI Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS

The ItAIS & MCIS Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium 2019

The itAIS & MCIS Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium seeks to help doctoral students and researchers at the early stage of their career in Business, Management and Information Systems disciplines, in order to develop effective career plans based on their personal and professional goals. It has three primary objectives:

  • to provide students and early-stage researchers with networking opportunities,
  • to help students and early-stage researchers strategize about their research, dissertation, teaching, and career plans,
  • and to give hints about the job market.

The program includes Workshop, plenary sessions, several panels (according to the number of attendees), and a closing session. Each panel will involve at least a faculty member and two/three students. Students and early-stage researchers will be assigned to each panel according to the nature of the research strategy followed and the career stage in order to promote collaboration.
The ItAIS & MCIS Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium 2019 will take place at the University of Naples “Parthenope” on September 26th (Thursday) in the afternoon and on September 27th (Friday) in the morning.

Co-Chairs:

  • Rocco Agrifoglio, University of Naples “Parthenope”
  • Alessandra Lazazzara, University of Milan

Faculty members

  • Benbasat Izak (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Alessio Maria Braccini (University La Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)
  • Federica Ceci (University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara)
  • Øystein Sæbø (University of Agder, Norway)
  • Eusebio Scornavacca (University of Baltimore, US)
  • Luisa Varriale (University of Naples Parthenope)
  • Joao Vieira da Cunha (IÉSEG School of Management, France)
  • Francesco Virili (University of Sassari)
  • Stefano Za (University “G. d’Annunzio”, Chieti-Pescara)

Doctoral Consortium and Junior Faculty Programme

September 26, 2019
Venue: Palazzo Pacanowski, “Parthenope” University of Naples, 13 Generale Parisi Street, Naples (IT)

  • 02:00-02:30 PM Registration
  • 02:30-03:00 PM Opening session
  • 03:00-04:30 PM PhD Students’ and Junior Faculty Presentations and 
  • Coaching Roundtable with the Faculty (PART 1)
  • 04:30-05:00 PM Coffee break
  • 05:00-06:30 PM PhD Students’ and Junior Faculty Presentations and 
  • Coaching Roundtable with the Faculty (PART 2)
  • 06:30-07:30 PM Group activity & Closing session
  • 08:00 PM Self-financed dinner 

September 27, 2019
Venue: Villa Doria d’Angri, “Parthenope” University of Naples, 80 Francesco Petrarca Street, Naples (IT)
Chairs: Prof. Benbasat Izak; Prof. Merrill Warkentin

  • 09:30-10:45 AM Doctoral Consortium and Junior Faculty Workshop (PART 1)
  • 10:45-11:00 Break
  • 11:00-12:15 AM Doctoral Consortium and Junior Faculty Workshop (PART 2)  

Fee

The Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium is free of charge for all doctoral students and junior faculty (within 5 years of PhD completion) registered at the itAIS & MCIS 2019 Conference. Doctoral students and junior faculty not registered at the Conference will be given the possibility to participate at the itAIS & MCIS Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium (both Doctoral Consortium and Workshop) by paying a Registration Fee of 50 euros. This fee is for the Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium only and does not include participation in the itAIS and MCIS 2019 Conference sessions, lunches and coffee breaks.

Application Criteria

Doctoral students wishing to participate in the itAIS & MCIS 2019 Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium should be investigating Business, Management and/or Information Systems related topics for their dissertation.

Junior faculty wishing to participate in the itAIS & MCIS 2019 Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium should be at the early stage of their career (within 5 years of PhD completion).

The consortium chairs will review each application (DUE DATE: August  28th, 2019 – see application requirements below). The review process emphasizes applicants’ accomplishments and potential. Multiple students may apply from the same doctoral school.

Application Process

Submit the following materials via email to jfcs_mcis@itais.org by August 28th, 2019.

Create a SINGLE pdf file that includes all of following three documents and submit the single pdf file via email. Include your name in the pdf file name.

  1. Completed application form (download attachment)
  2. Extended abstract of your dissertation [for doctoral students] or current research project (or draft paper – even if it has been have been already submitted to a conference/journal or be still in progress-) you would like to discuss (you can also provide a statement of research interests) [for junior faculty]. The text should not exceed two single-spaced pages.
  3. Curriculum vitae

Each student (or junior faculty) is required to read in advance the contribution(s) of the other student(s) (or junior faculty) participating in his or her panel in order to provide feedback, and will also serve as the main discussant of one of the other students’ (or junior faculty) work. Thus, each student (or junior faculty) will be responsible for providing extensive comments for the assigned extended abstract (or current research project or draft paper for junior faculty). Faculty members will be responsible for stimulating and managing the discussions. Details on the organization of each panel will be provided timely, prior to the workshop.

Each student and junior faculty should be also prepared to provide a short presentation (15-20 minutes) summarizing the key points of his or her research. The remainder of the time (20/30 minutes for each participant) will be dedicated to the discussion with the faculty members.

The number of participants in the Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium is limited to create an effective and intimate forum.

Applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance to attend the Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium by September 4, 2019.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • From June 24 to July 19 July 31, 2019 – interested students please send an informal email (jfcs_mcis@itais.org) for notifying their interest in participating in the Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortium.
  • August 28, 2019 – Deadline for submitting the three documents required (sending an email to jfcs_mcis@itais.org).
  • September 26, 2019 (in the afternoon) – Doctoral Consortium and Junior Faculty
  • September 27, 2019 (in the morning) – Doctoral Consortium and Junior Faculty Workshop