ISS Practical Impacts Award

Inaugural INFORMS Information Systems Society Practical Impacts Award – 2020


Call for Nominations

The Information Systems Society (ISS) invites nominations for the Inaugural ISS Practical Impacts Award. This award honors distinguished information systems academics who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and sustained impact on the industry.


This award focuses on recognizing information system (IS) faculty who have exhibited leadership resulting in the effective use and value of IS research and concepts that influence practice and policy. Nominees demonstrate a deep involvement with practice that resulted in more widespread use or appreciation of information system concepts and research.

An Awards Committee has been formed to recommend candidates for the award for 2020. The committee members are Yu Jeffrey Hu (Chair), Geoff Parker, Tong Wang, and D.J. Wu (ex-officio, President-ISS).

At this stage, nominations for the award are invited from the information systems community at large. Though self-nominations are discouraged, anyone can submit a nomination to the President of ISS by email at: (please state the subject as "Nomination for ISS Practical Impacts Award - 2020"). The deadline for submission of nominations is August 1, 2020.

Submission Instructions

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 early September, 2020. The 2020 ISS Practical Impacts Award winner will be announced during the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) to be held in conjunction with the INFORMS annual meeting in National Harbor, MD. A plaque from the society will be presented, followed by a reception and felicitation of the award winners. Organization details of this celebration event are dependent on the developments of the CIST.

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

About the Informs Information Systems Society (ISS)

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 ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, the Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award. This year, ISS sponsors several newly created awards including the ISS Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award, the ISS Teaching Innovation Award, the ISS Practical Impacts Award, among others.