Informing Science & IT Education

In collaboration with the John Molson School of Business,
Concordia University, downtown Montreal, Canada

Conference ChairAlan Hochstein
Conference Co-ChairsRaafat Saade & Fassil Nebebe
Organizing Committee:
  • Eva Ferrara
  • Christabel Malaba
  • Mohamed Mussa (IT Support)
  • Ali Ahmed
  • Mahesh Sharma
     Co-organized by:
The Informing Science Institute
Eli Cohen & Elizabeth Boyd

Link to Registration Information

 Paper presentations and most other conference events will be held in the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) at Concordia University, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd West. JMSB is on the south-west corner of Guy and De Maisonneuve in downtown Montreal.

One block south is St. Catherine Street where there are numerous small restaurants and shops. If you do not have breakfast at your hotel, you can find plenty of places to eat here.

Another block south is Rene-Levesque Boulevard. The Hotel Maritime is on the north-east corner of Guy and Rene-Levesque. Le Nouvel is one block west of these hotels, at the corner of Rene-Levesque and St. Mathieu. The Grey Nuns is on St. Mathieu between St. Catherine and Rene-Levesque. Hotel Novotel is four blocks east of Guy ,between St. Catherine and Rene-Levesque.

Connect (June 22-23):

Consists of workshops and panels that connect delegates with industry and business to promote the transfer of skills, information and knowledge.

The Enterprise Resource Planning workshop uses industry standard SAP in an active participation mode to demonstrate how it can be used for teaching and learning. The SAP ERP system is demonstrated through its use via a problem-based simulation system which allows you to run a manufacturing company and make decisions to maximize its performance. This real-time system was shown to be most effective in the classroom for all types of students: marketing, accounting, finance, supply chain, engineering and MIS. In this workshop you will not only see our experiences in the classroom but also you will have hands-on understanding of how game-based learning works using industry applications. Click on the link to see what the workshop is all about

Industry Workshop. Get an opportunity to see, manipulate, use and understand elearning systems used by various companies in the elearning industry. There are four lined-up businesses that will show us (and let you play) their products: KnowledgeOne (; Xaracom (; International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO - a United Nations Agency); and Pearson Education (a global publisher).

Focuses on research topics related to teaching IT, including curricular issues, capstone courses, pedagogy, and emerging topics in IT.

Focuses on research topics related to using IT to teach (technology-mediated). For example, these topics may include e-learning, m-learning, clickers and other technologies that aim at making the classroom teaching more effective.

Solicits papers in any area that explores issues in effectivley and efficiently informing clients through Information Technology (IT).

Volunteer to join the International Board of Reviewers (pdf)
Submissions accepted through Nov. 30th, 2011 (pdf)


Important Deadlines

Nov 30, 2011

Last day to submit a paper for the conference.

Feb 15, 2012

Author notification of decision regarding article.

Mar 15, 2012

Final paper due.

Mar 15, 2012

Last day for registration with 'early payment discount'.

Mar 15, 2012

For a paper to appear in the proceedings (web and CD), at least one author must register and pay their registration fee by April 15.  For a paper to appear in the schedule, at least one author must register and pay their registration fee by May 1.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be made in writing. Delegates canceling their registration prior to April 15 will receive a full refund (minus a $25 administration fee). Any delegate canceling from April 15  until May 1 will receive a refund of 75% of their fees (minus a $25 administration fee). While cancellations after May 1 cannot be refunded, the delegate may substitute another to take his or her place. [The reason for these requirements is that we need to order and pay for food, printed material, formatting of papers, CD replication, and other items well in advance of the conference. The conference pays for these, whether or not you attend.]  Should a delegate be unable to attend, we will send the conference materials via airmail for an additional $50 shipping and handling fee.

Delegates are responsible for obtaining their own visa, securing their own accommodations, and paying their own expenses. 

Apr 15, 2012

For paper to appear in printed conference book, at least one author must have paid registration by April 15.

Apr 20, 2012

Hotels release blocked rooms not booked to general public.

May 1, 2012

For paper to appear in the schedule, at least one author must have paid registration by this date.