ISS President's Service Award

ISS Service Award

INFORMS Information Systems Society President's Service Award – 2023


Call for Nominations

The INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) invites nominations for the ISS President's Service Award. This award honors distinguished information systems (IS) academics who have demonstrated outstanding dedication in their service to the IS community.

This award aims to recognize IS academics who have exhibited extraordinary dedication in serving the IS community over time. Nominees are expected to be deeply involved with ISS-related organization activities, administrative roles, and leadership positions that benefit the growth and impact of the IS field, the engagement of IS professionals, and broader impact to the IS and business community.

The ISS President’s service award also recognizes IS academics who support the IS community across the globe and have a positive impact on underrepresented parts of the IS community.


This award focuses on recognizing information system (IS) faculty who have exhibited extraordinary dedication in serving the IS community. Nominees are deeply involved with various activities that benefitted the growth of the information system field and the engagement of IS professionals and academics.

An Award Selection Committee has been formed to recommend candidates for the award for 2023. The committee members are Ritu Agarwal (Chair), Indranil Bardhan, Jason Chan (ex-officio, VP-ISS), and Ramayya Krishnan.

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 Vice-President of ISS by email at: (please state the subject as "Nomination for ISS President's Service 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 candidate's achievements and eligibility for the award, and should be accompanied with a CV and/or a bio. Members of the award selection committee may add other candidates at their discretion and judgment. One ISS member nomination is sufficient, multi-member nomination is not necessary.

The award selection 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 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 provide additional information about their nominees in the nomination letters the next year.

The society will announce the full list of 2023 ISS President's Service 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 President's Service 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.