Extended versions of selected CSWIM 08 papers will appear in a "Social Computing and E-Business" special issue of Springer Journal Information Systems and e-Business Management (ISeB) in 2009.

In consideration of various uncertainties related to the massive disaster relief and rebuilding efforts following the May 12 Earthquake in Sichuan, the CSWIM organizing team has decided to relocate the conference site from Chengdu to Kunming, Yunnan Province.

We apologize for any inconveniences caused by this relocation. The conference dates remain the same (June 29 and 30, 2008).


The purpose of the CSWIM workshop series is to create a new bridge to promote lively exchanges between scholars in China and overseas in the area of information systems and management. In particular, CSWIM focuses on creating a unique experience for MIS researchers around the world who would like to communicate and collaborate with China-based scholars, and to study a wide range of information systems and management topics with the fast economic and technological advances made in China as the backdrop, motivation, and data source of innovative research programs.

The first CSWIM meeting (CSWIM 2007) was held in Shanghai, attracting more than 60 MIS researchers from China and over 40 scholars from North America and other parts of the world, representing many of the premium MIS programs from and outside of China. Building on this success, CSWIM 2008 will be held in Kunming in June 2008. Located in Yunnan Province, Kunming is a major tourism city with unique cultural and natural sceneries, with easy access to other major cities throughout China and international destinations.

We invite submissions of original, high-quality research papers addressing issues concerning the theory, design, development, evaluation, and application of information systems and management. We also encourage submissions of research-in-progress that are innovative and thought-provoking. Research articles driven by business problems and validated with proper research methodologies are particularly sought.

For a list of topics of interest and submission instructions, see Call for Papers (PDF).


WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS:
    
Guoqing Chen (chengq@em.tsinghua.edu.cn), Tsinghua University, China
Zhangxi Lin (zhangxi.lin@ttu.edu), Texas Tech University & SWUFE
Daniel Zeng (zeng@eller.arizona.edu), University of Arizona & Chinese Academy of Sciences

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:
     
Justin Zhan (justinzh@andrew.cmu.edu), Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Dongsong Zhang (zhangd@umbc.edu), University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR:

Jiankun Yu (yjk1102@163.com), YNUFE, China
Fuqiang Nie (niefq_t@swufe.edu.cn), SWUFE, China

WEBMASTER:
    
James Ma (majian@arizona.edu), University of Arizona, USA

IMPORTANT DATES:
     
Deadline for paper submission: .....................................March 10, 2008
Notification of acceptance: ...............................................April 30, 2008
Early registration ends: .................................................May 22, 2008
Camera-ready copy due: ..................................................May 22, 2008
Early registration closes: ..................................................June 1, 2008
Workshop dates: ................................................................June 29-30, 2008

Please go to CSWIM Main Site to check on other CSWIM information.