ISS Distinguished Fellow Award

INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Award – 2021

 

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 several awards each year including the ISS Distinguished Fellow Award, the Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, the ISS Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award, the ISS Practical Impacts Award, the ISS Haim Mendelson Teaching Innovation Award, and ISS Best Paper in Management Science Award. In addition to these awards, ISS is sponsoring two new awards this year, namely the ISS Bapna-Ghose Social Justice Best Paper Award, and the ISS President's Service Award, to recognize the deserving efforts of our community.

This is a call for nominations for the ISS Distinguished Fellow Awards for 2021.

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 2021. The committee members are Anandhi Bharadwaj, Chris Forman, Alok Gupta (Chair), and D. J. Wu (ex-officio, President-ISS). At this time, 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 President of ISS by email at: dj.wu@scheller.gatech.edu (please state the subject as "Nomination for 2021 ISS Fellow"). The deadline for submission of nominations is August 1, 2021.

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. One ISS member nomination is sufficient, multi-member nomination is not necessary.

The awards committee will deliberate on the pool of nominees and make their recommendations to the Information Systems Society officers. Winners of the award will be informed in early September, 2021. The 2021 ISS Distinguished Fellows will be announced during the 2021 Conference on Information Systems Technology in Newport Beach, CA. A plaque from the society will be presented. Organization details of this celebration event will be updated later.

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.