The Seventh Annual
SIG IS Cognitive Research Exchange Workshop
Sunday, December 9, 2007 (Pre-ICIS)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Submission deadline September 24, 2007

The organizing committee for the Seventh Annual SIG IS Cognitive Research Exchange Workshop invites submissions drawing on theory and methods from the cognitive and psychological sciences to address research questions in Information Systems.

IS-CoRE is intended to represent and support researchers in information systems who view understanding human cognition as a critical component to the successful design and implementation of information systems. Within this unifying theme, a range of diverse topics are of interest, including (but by no means limited to):

            • Situated, shared, social, distributed, and team cognition
            • Collaborative work
            • Group and individual decision support systems
            • Group and individual group problem-finding, problem-solving
            • Cognitive perspectives on human or computer-mediated knowledge-sharing
            • Cognitive perspectives on decision processes
            • Cognitive perspectives on knowledge management
            • Cognitive perspectives on the design or use of information systems
            • Cognitive processes of programmers/systems developers
            • Cognitive aspects of learning and innovation
            • Creativity and creative cognition
            • Design of user learning and training interventions
            • Human factors in information environments
            • Human-computer interaction or human factors perspectives involving cognition or perception
            • Research methods to investigate cognitive issues in IS

This workshop is intended to help authors improve their work from relevant feedback that will be provided by peers, with the objective of improving the chances of publication of the respective manuscript. As such, we encourage authors to submit completed papers that are under preparation for submission to an academic journal.



Authors should submit full papers. Papers should be limited to 10,000 words, including tables, figures, and references. Authors must also include an abstract not exceeding 300 words. Papers are to be submitted electronically to with the subject line "CORE Submission". 

Before submitting manuscripts please format papers so that:
(1) first page contains only the paper title, author names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses
(2) second page contains only the paper title and abstract, without author names
(3) identifying information is removed from the file properties
(4) all comments are removed and changes are accepted (if necessary)

Papers may be submitted in Word, WordPerfect or Acrobat formats.  If submitting in Acrobat, please submit the title page with author information separately


Submissions will be double-blind reviewed.  The organizing committee will participate in and coordinate the review process. Submitting authors agree to provide timely reviews of at most two other submissions, if requested.


The workshop is intended to serve as a showcase of leading cognitive research in information systems. There are no separate tracks or concurrent presentations. The format of the workshop is designed to enable open and constructive discussions of the research, in a spirit of collegial community-building. The workshop will run for the full day (tentatively 8:30AM - 5:00pm). A small fee (TBA) will be charged to cover costs.

Doctoral students are especially encouraged to attend and special discounts will be offered to PhD students.   Based on the success at previous workshops, there will be special roundtable discussions of Ph.D. student proposals.  A separate call for proposals for the Ph.D. student roundtable will follow at a later date.


This workshop is a forum to present and discuss papers to help authors publish their papers in top academic journals. In order to prevent issues for subsequent publication, authors of accepted papers will be required to submit an extended abstract which we will be distributed at the workshop and made available on the SIG website. The purpose of this extended abstract is to highlight key aspects of the papers presented for discussion. The abstract should include a synthesis of the theoretical background, methods and findings of the full paper. The extended abstract should not exceed 2 pages of single-spaced text.

Submission deadline:  September 24
Acceptance notification:  October 21
Submission of extended abstracts for program: November 16
Workshop:  Sunday, December 9, 2007

Program Co-Chairs:

Deb Armstrong, Florida State University, The College of Business, MIS Department

Norman Johnson, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Raymond M. Henry, College of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Clemson University

Glenn J. Browne, McIntire Schoool of Commerce, University of Virginia

Michael J. Davern, University of Melbourne

Communications Co-Chair:
Alison Parkes, University of Melbourne,

AIS Liaison for ISCoRE: Teresa Shaft, Michael F. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma

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