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

Submission guidelines

Submissions will be evaluated through a standard blind review process. Track chairs will select reviewers and ensure anonymity of the review process. Authors are highly encouraged to seek guidance from Track Chairs prior submitting the paper. We then highly encourage authors to formalize this process by sending an abstract to the Track Chairs to receive feedback and guidance.

ITAIS and MCIS have two separate outlets for publishing the conference proceedings. ITAIS has a book publication (Springer) and MCIS make the proceedings available through the AIS digital library. For this reason, authors must specify on their submission what outlet they are interested in having their paper published on. This information have to be provided by the authors on the Easychair platform during the submission process.

Click here to submit your abstract/full paper

MCIS Proceedings publications

MCIS MCIS is an inclusive conference. This means that we provide constructive feedback to authors, so that they can improve their work. Given the timeline, there will be very little opportunity for authors to revise their papers. So, the policy is that we can accept papers if they have interesting research/research-in-progress to share, even if they have shortcomings. We have more flexibility to accept research-in-progress papers. Research papers that are weak but would benefit from feedback from the conference can be conditionally accepted as research-in-progress. Papers with major shortcomings will of course be rejected.

  • Research Papers are full-length papers (up to 12 pages, excluding references).
  • Research-in-Progress papers are promising but incomplete research projects that will benefit from the feedback of other MCIS participants (up to 7 pages, excluding references).
  • Submited  papers must conform to the  “MCIS2019 template”

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, but only completed research papers will be included in the AIS e-library. This will ensure the conference maintains its good reputation while remaining inclusive. If in doubt, feel free to consult with us.

ITAIS Proceedings publications

The page limit for contributions submitted in English is 12 pages (excluding references). For the revised version (to upload by August 26) this limit can be exceeded if needed.  Formatting rules (LNCS Springer format) are available at this link

Accepted papers will need to show both relevance and methodological rigor. The best English contributions will be published in a Springer volume submitted by the publisher to Scopus for indexing. Other papers could be published in the conference proceedings (online, on the AIS digital library as for the MCIS proceedings). At least one author for each accepted paper must attend the conference and present the work.