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Informing Science Institute
in collaboration with the
Muma College of Business
at the
University of South Florida

Map of Central FloridaCC BY-SA 3.0 by Info Eagleand Conference co-Chairs Professor Grandon Gill and Manish Agrawal invite you to attend the 2015 InSITE Multi-conferences from July 1 - July 5 with paper sessions taking place on the campus of the University of South Florida, July 2-5.

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Featured Keynote Speaker Prof. Alan Hevner

Photo of Professor Alan HevnerA Father of the field Design Science

Alan R. Hevner, Eminent Scholar and Professor and  Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will speak on the topic

“Designing Informing Systems:
What Research Tells Us”


The multi-conference includes four collocated conferences
(4 for the price of 1):

June 29, 30 July 1,2 <-July 3-5-->
Workshop on Cybersecurity Discussion Cases. Details available January 2015. InSITE:
Learning from Applications
of Theory: Field trips

Teaching and Learning about IT

Technology Enhanced Learning Environments

Informing Science Research

InSITE: =Connect= consists of study in various locations on the transmission of information across time and across space. Connect focuses on the interrelationship between context (historical forces and culture) and information and knowledge transfer.

InSITE: Inform solicits papers in any area that explores issues in effectively and efficiently informing clients through IT (information technology).

InSITE: TeachIT focuses on research topics related to teaching IT, including curricular issues, capstone courses, pedagogy, and emerging topics in IT.

InSITE: TeLE focuses on research topics related to using IT to teach. For example, these topics include e-Learning, m-Learning, making classroom teaching more effective, and distance learning.

Preconference Workshop on Cybersecurity Discussion Cases- June 29, 30. Come early to attend a 2-day faculty workshop on developing and using discussion case studies—with a particular emphasis on cybersecurity cases—is planned for the two days immediately preceding the conference. This workshop is being partially funded by an NSF grant, and details on registration and fees will be available by January 2015.

You can attend all or just part of the conference.

Do you want to attend two conferences on one airline ticket? Submit a paper to the Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics Multiconference: WMSCI 2015 that takes place July 12 - 15, 2015 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Its submissions are due by October 10th, 2014

All submissions undergo blind review by six or more external referees.

Fast-tracking of Best Accepted Papers.

Best Paper Awards – for Misinformation, Disinformation and Bias, Doctoral Studies, Informing Science Research, Discussion Case Study, IT Education, Education using IT, and multimedia books (up to one award in each of the six categories)

plus fast-tracking of these and other high quality papers submitted to the conference by November 30 will be considered for fast-tracking for publication in one of eight different journals so long as at least one author is a paid delegate. All accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings.

the transdiscipline of Informing Science

Inform: The purpose of Informing Science is to encourage and enable the sharing of knowledge and collaboration among the wide variety of fields that use information technology to inform clients. Here are some of these areas:
Communications, Communicating Meaning, Community and Society, Computer Science, Data Communications, Distance Education, eCommerce, Education, Government, Health Care, Medicine, History, Information Science & Library, Journalism, Justice and Law, Mathematics, Philosophical Issues, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Technology, Working Together.

Track on Information Security - CfP
Track on Cyber Security in Education - CfP

IT Education TeachIT: Papers that cover research in Information Technology Education, such as Curriculum and Techniques for teaching IT are invited.
IT for Education TeLE: Enhanced Learning Environments. Papers that deal with any aspect of knowledge, eLearning, mLearning, multimedia books, and learning objects (theory, practice, innovation, and research ) are invited
Special Topics The conference is especially interested in papers on the topics:
  • Misinforming/Misinformation and Bias in informing systems.
  • Teaching and mentoring of doctoral students
  • Art and Design as elements of informing clients
  • The art and science of informing clients
  • Case Method of Teaching


Best Student (Doctoral Research) Paper

(To apply, indicate on the paper submission comment field that you are applying for the award and upon request, provide a letter from the chair of your doctoral committee.

Zbigniew J. Gackowski Memorial Award may be awarded to the best paper at InSITE 2015 on the theory of Informing Science. The award is conducted by the Fellows of the Informing Science Institute and carries with it life-time membership in the Informing Science Institute (a value of $1,000 USD). The Fellows, who are not eligible to receive the award, are Nicole Buzzetto-More, Antonio Cartelli, Dimitar Christozov, T. Grandon Gill, Linda V. Knight, and Alex Koohang, The Fellows reserve the right to award or not award the prize each year, depending upon the quality of the papers.

Dr. Gackowski, a Fellow of the Informing Science Institute who passed away in 2013, made major contributions to the theory of informing science. Dr. Gackowski has named by California State University Stanislaw a 2008 Outstanding Professor Award recipient.


for Reviewing, Early Payment of Registration Fee, and current ISI members

Reviewers for the InSITE conference who successfully provide mentoring reviews on three submissions during December and early January receive a certificate suitable for framing and a discount of $50 USD on their conference registration fee. See for details.

  • Delegates who pay their registration fee by March 15 receive a discount of $50 on their registration fee.
  • ISI Members who join or renew their membership for the 2015-2016 academic year receive a discount of $75 on their registration fee.

Conference co-Chairs Dr. T. Grandon Gill and Dr. Manish Agarwal, Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida
Co-organized by the Informing Science Institute
Eli Cohen and Elizabeth Boyd

Important Deadlines

Nov 30, 2014

Last day to submit a paper for the conference to undergo complete review

Feb 15, 2015

Author notified of decision regarding submission.

Mar 15, 2015

Final paper due.

Last day to earn "early payment" discount by paying the conference registration fee

For a paper to appear in the proceedings (web), 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) and the submission, if any, will not be published.

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, 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.

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

Apr 15, 2015

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

Hotel Discounts Expire.  Our website contains discounted prices for conference goers at hotels, but these discounts expire this month, the exact date being set by the hotel.

May 1, 2015

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

Hotel Discounts Expire.  Our website contains discounted prices for conference goers at hotels, but these discounts expire this month, the exact date being set by the hotel.