About WITS 2015
The Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS) was established in in 1991 as an academic workshop focusing on research that is quantitatively/technically oriented. However,over the years although the quantitative focus has been a core feature of the workshop, the research presented has broadened to other methodologies. The workshop invites research focused on addressing complex business problems or societal issues using current and emerging information technologies. Of particular interest to the WITS community is research that can change the way information technology functions (e.g., by designing, modifying, or constructing systems) so that it can better solve real-world problems is. All problem-solving paradigms –including empirical, analytical, behavioral, experimental, and computational – are invited. Integrative approaches, whether methodological or functional, are welcome. WITS research is often prescriptive (toward providing a solution to a problem), rather than descriptive (explaining a phenomenon), unless the explanation clearly helps in developing a solution.
This year happens to be the 25th anniversary of WITS and the theme for this year’s workshop is Cloud Computing Management. The Workshop is seeking papers that address various facets of management, technical or contracting issues within the context of cloud computing. More detailed information about the papers and other topics of interest can be obtained from the Call for Research Papers. To encourage participation of doctoral students we have initiated a new doctoral dissertation proposal award. Students will also have an opportunity to present their dissertation work at the Workshop and get feedback from senior scholars in the area. More detailed information is available in the Call for Dissertation Proposals.