ISS Practical Impacts Award

INFORMS Information Systems Society Practical Impacts Award – 2023


Call for Nominations

The Information Systems Society (ISS) invites nominations for the 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 Award Selection Committee has been formed to recommend candidates for the award for 2022. The committee members are Anindya Ghose, Alok Gupta (Chair), Olivia R. Liu Sheng (ex-officio, President-ISS), and Heng Xu.

At this stage, nominations for the award are invited from the information systems community at large. Though self-nominations are discouraged, anyone can email a nomination to the President of ISS, Olivia Sheng, and cc: (please state the subject as "Nomination for ISS Practical Impacts Award - 2023"). The deadline for submission of nominations is August 15, 2023.

Submission Instructions

The nomination should include a brief (not to exceed two pages) description of the nominee's achievements and eligibility for the award, and should be accompanied with the nominee’s up-to-date CV. Any member of the award selection committee may nominate additional nominees at their discretion and judgment. However, the ex-officio member cannot vote on the final selection. One ISS member nomination is sufficient, multi-member nomination is not necessary.

The award selection committee will deliberate upon the pool of nominees solely based on information available in their CVs and the nomination letters. Winners of the award and nominators of the non-selected nominees will be notified by September 8, 2023. To be fair to all nominees, the selection committee cannot review new information about the nominees nor will the committee revote on the nominees after the notifications have been sent to the winners and nominators. We kindly request nominators of the non-selected nominees to re-nominate their nominees the next year and provide additional information about the nominees in next year’s nomination letters. 

The society will announce the full list of 2023 ISS Practical Impacts Award winners and present them with award plaques at the ISS Award session during the 2023 Conference on Information Systems Technology (CIST) at Phoenix, Arizona. We invite the winners and all of our members to come celebrate the winners’ as well as our society’s achievements at the Award session. Organization details of this celebration event will be updated later. Prior to the Award session, winners may individually share the good news with their deans, department heads, nominators, mentors and mentees, but the winners and others aware of the winning results should not reveal such information via online social media. 

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 Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, the Gordon Davis Young Scholar Award, the ISS Nunamaker-Chen Dissertation Award, the ISS Practical Impacts Award, the ISS Haim Mendelson Teaching Innovation Award, the ISS Social Justice Best Paper Award, the ISS President's Service Award, the ISS Best Paper in Management Science Award, the ISS Cluster Best Paper Award, and the ISS Cluster Best Session Chair Award to recognize the deserving efforts of our community.