PACIS 2023 Doctoral Consortium

We invite you to make nominations for the 27th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) Doctoral Consortium. The Doctoral Consortium will be held in person from July 8-9, 2023, in Nanchang, China, just before the main PACIS conference.

Universities are invited to nominate candidates for the Consortium. Eligible candidates are Ph.D. students in Information Systems (IS) who have developed a plan for pursuing their dissertations and would benefit from constructive feedback from senior faculty in the IS field. The Consortium aims to provide doctoral students with an opportunity to share their research ideas and network with peers and experienced scholars serving as faculty advisors. The faculty advisors are eminent scholars in the IS field from leading institutions around the globe. These faculty advisors also serve in senior editorial positions in the field’s top journals. This Consortium will be a significant event for emerging IS researchers in the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the globe.

Important dates

  • Nomination deadline:April 16, 2023 (Midnight, Beijing time)
  • Notification of acceptance:May 6, 2023
  • Doctoral Consortium:July 8-9, 2023


PACIS 2023 Doctoral Consortium Final Schedle

Download PACIS 2023 DC Program

Saturday, July 8

Doctoral Consortium Registration
Location: Shangri-La Registraion Point
10:00 12:00
Shuttle bus from Shangri-La to JUFE Campus 12:00 12:30
“Lunch & Short-Walking Tour at the Campus
Location: University Guest House Canteen”
12:30 14:00
“Introduction and Ice Breaking Session
Location: 3108, The 3rd Teaching Building Lvl 1, JUFE Campus”
14:00 15:00
“Coffee Break and Networking
Location: Public Area, The 3rd Teaching Building Lvl 1, JUFE Campus”
15:00 15:30
Paper Sessions 1 (Download DC Program) 15:30 17:00
Shuttle bus from JUFE Campus to Shangri-La 17:30 18:00
“Doctoral Consortium Welcome Reception
Location: P2 (Nanchang B / 南昌B厅), Shangri-La Hotel”
18:00 20:30

Sunday, July 9

Breakfast at the hotel (included in your room fare) 09:00
Shuttle bus from Shangri-La to JUFE Campus
09:45 10:15
“Coffe Refreshment
Location: Public Area, The 3rd Teaching Building Lvl 1, JUFE Campus”
10:15 10:30
Paper Sessions 2 (Download DC Program) 10:30 12:00
“Box Lunch and Informal Discussion
Location: 3108, The 3rd Teaching Building Lvl 1, JUFE Campus”
12:00 13:30
Paper Sessions 3 (Download DC Program) 13:30 15:00
“Coffee Break and Networking
Location: Public Area, The 3rd Teaching Building Lvl 1, JUFE Campus”
15:00 15:30
Paper Sessions 4 (Download DC Program) 15:30 17:00
Shuttle bus from JUFE Campus to Shangri-La 17:30 18:00
“PACIS Main Confernece Welcome Reception
Location: Ballroom A, B, C / 宴会厅A, B, C, Shangri-La Hotel”
18:30 21:30

Nomination Eligibility

Ph.D. students who are currently working on a doctoral dissertation in IS. The research should have progressed to the point where a fairly clear plan of investigation has been laid out, but there is sufficient scope for changes to this plan based on feedback from the Consortium. The ideal Consortium candidate should have at least 6-12 months of work remaining at the time of the Consortium. The nominated candidates must be sufficiently proficient in English to participate in the Consortium since the language of the Consortium will be in English. While priority will be given to students from institutions in the Asia-Pacific region (AIS Region 3), we encourage the nominations of strong candidates from other AIS regions.

Nomination Process

Though more than one nomination is allowed from a single institution, we require that multiple nominees be ranked by the nominating institutions. The first-ranked nominees will have an equal chance against other first-ranked or sole nominees. More than one nominee may be admitted to the Consortium for schools with large doctoral programs. Students must be nominated by the chair/head of an IS unit or the unit where the IS program is situated (not individual faculty members). The nomination should follow the following guidelines. A submitted proposal should outline the research topic, research question(s), theoretical foundations, proposed research methodology, current stage of the research, and plans for completion. A nomination letter from the chair/head of the IS unit should certify that the candidate is the nominee from the university/institution and that the candidate meets the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

Nomination Submission Requirements

The proposal should meet the requirements of short paper submissions for PACIS (i.e., eight pages maximum, not counting the cover/nomination letter). Submit your proposal (short paper and nomination letter in one PDF file) to the PACIS 2023 DC submission website at before the deadline. The letter of nomination should include the candidate’s full name, affiliation (university and school/department), and all contact details of the Ph.D. student and the person who makes the nomination. The candidate should also indicate the name of his or her principal faculty supervisor.

Consortium Schedule

The Consortium will take place in person as a pre-PACIS event. It will include a balanced mix of students representing diverse research topics, methods, schools, and cultures. Each student will present his or her research in a designated parallel stream led by 2-3 faculty advisors, who will have carefully reviewed the student submissions.

Registration and Cost

There is no charge for the Consortium. More information about the Consortium and a tentative schedule will be provided at a later date.

Submission Contact Information

Please contact Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs if you have any questions.


Ke-Wei Huang

National University of Singapore

Julia Kotlarsky

University of Auckland

Keng Siau

City University of Hong Kong


  • Wai Fong Boh, Nanyang Technological University
  • Rong Du, Xidian University
  • Chunmian Ge, South China University of Technology
  • Zhiling Guo, Singapore Management University
  • Ke-Wei Huang, National University of Singapore
  • Carol Hsu, University of Sydney
  • Seung Hyu Kim, Yonsei University
  • Dengpan Liu, Tsinghua University
  • Fiona Nah, City University of Hong Kong
  • Suprateek Sarker, University of Virginia
  • Keng Leng Siau, City University of Hong Kong
  • Chee Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School
  • Jing Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Xinwei Wang, University of Auckland