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Call for Papers: Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE) 2021

  • 1.  Call for Papers: Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE) 2021

    Posted 11 days ago
    Dear Colleagues (apologies for cross-posting),

    We invite submissions for the 32nd Annual Workshop on Information Systems and Economics ( to be hosted in Austin, Texas December 16-17 on the campus of University of Texas, Austin.

    The theme of WISE 2021 is Economics of Information Systems in the Algorithmic Era. Every aspect of life is now guided by artificial intelligence. In parallel, many people now trust platforms and algorithms more than their own governments and civic society. Given the ubiquity and sheer preponderance of algorithmic decision making that permeates every aspect of our lives, we need a better understanding of the role of equity and bias-sensitive design of information systems. While there is considerable inquiry into the role bias engendered by algorithms, this workshop actively seeks to promote research that not only illuminates the sources of algorithmic discrimination, but also organization design and incentive systems can overcome the sources of such biases.

    Presentations at WISE address important business and societal questions with a focus on information systems. WISE welcomes new research related to the broad area of information systems, including novel applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence, that are supported by economic theories and methods.

    Submission Guidelines

    Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts (maximum of six (6) pages, including text, references, figures and tables) of their work for presentation at the conference. Submissions should be made in PDF format. Please submit abstracts online at the EasyChair submission portal: portal and be sure to indicate whether submitted work was student-led (to be considered for the best student paper award).

    Submission Restrictions: Authors can have only one presenting role in the program.  No individual shall have more than two papers as a co-author in the program.  We request that you work with your co-authors and submit your best work

    To minimize repeated exposure of the same paper, we also ask that authors not submit work that has also been submitted for consideration at WITS 2021. Given the 'workshop' nature of this event, we also ask that you not submit work (conditionally) accepted or forthcoming at a journal.


    Submission Deadline: August 16, 2021
    Decision Notification: September 16,2021
    Early Registration deadline: October 1
    WISE Conference: December 16-17

    Lodging & Accommodation

    We have arranged a discounted block of rooms at the AT&T Center. Details related to lodging options can be found on the conference website. If you have any questions about the conference, hotel, or paper submission process, please contact the conference program committee at

    We hope to see you in beautiful Austin!

    WISE 2021 Co-Chairs
    Indranil Bardhan, Ramnath Chellappa, Ming Fan, Huaxia Rui, Anjana Susarla

    Anjana Susarla
    Omura-Saxena Professor of Responsible AI
    Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
    N259, North Business Complex, Bogue Street, East Lansing MI 48824
    Ph: + (517) 432 8350

    Anjana Susarla
    Michigan State University
    Okemos MI