ISS Distinguished Fellow Award

    INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Award – 2017

    Call for Nominations

    The Information Systems Society (ISS) supports the intellectual interests of information systems scholars who are members of INFORMS.  It provides support for academic forums such as the annual Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), the spring Theory in Economics of IS (TEIS) workshop, the summer Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research (SCECR) conference, and the annual IT Teaching workshop.  The society also provides support for editorial activities and publication of Information Systems Research.  In addition, the society sponsors or supports a number of awards each year including the ISS Distinguished Fellow Award, the Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, the Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award among others.

    This is a call for nominations for the ISS Distinguished Fellow Awards for 2017.

    Eligibility

    The primary aim of the award is to recognize individuals who have made outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline. The awards committee recognizes the multi-dimensional nature of intellectual contributions and will pay attention to a variety of scholarly contributions, including, but not limited to:

    1. Publications that have made a significant impact on theory, research, and practice.
    2. Intellectual leadership in the discipline as reflected in editorial appointments, particularly of INFORMS journals.
    3. Intellectual stewardship of the field as reflected in the mentoring of doctoral students and young researchers

    Nominators are encouraged to provide the awards committee with specific indicators of the nominee's contributions in these and other categories.  An Awards Committee has been formed to recommend candidates for the award for 2017.  The committee members are Ramnath Chellappa (chair, ex officio-ISS President), Arun Rai, Paulo Goes and Barrie Nault.  At this stage, nominations for the award are invited from the information systems community at large. 

    Submission Instructions

    Though self-nominations are discouraged, anyone can submit a nomination to the chair of the awards committee by email to: ramnath.chellappa@emory.edu (please state the subject as "Nomination for 2017 ISS Fellow").  The deadline for submission of nominations is August 15, 2017.

    The nomination should include a brief (not to exceed two pages) description of the candidate's achievements and eligibility for the award, and should be accompanied with a CV and/or a bio. Members of the awards committee may add other candidates at their discretion and judgment.

    The awards committee will deliberate upon the pool of nominees and make recommendations to the President of the Information Systems Society.  Winners of the award will be informed by early September, 2017.  The 2017 ISS Distinguished Fellows will be announced during the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) to be held in conjunction with the INFORMS annual meeting in Houston, TX.  A plaque from the society will be presented, followed by a reception and felicitation of the award winners.

    It is a condition of the award that the Fellows be members of the Information Systems Society, and, except for unusual circumstances approved by the President of ISS, remain members of the Society until they retire from full-time work.