IIM Visakhapatnam Collaborates with IIT Delhi and INAIS to host Paper Development Workshop
IIM Visakhapatnam Collaborates with IIT Delhi and INAIS to host Paper Development Workshop

IIM Visakhapatnam, April 6, 2023 - IIM Visakhapatnam, in collaboration with IIT Delhi and the Indian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (INAIS), hosted a full-day paper development workshop for the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) on April 6, 2023, at its campus. The workshop received 59 submissions related to contemporary topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Digital healthcare, Cybersecurity, Metaverse, Quantum computing, Sustainability, etc., which were reviewed by leading IS researchers from premier institutes across the globe. Out of all the submissions, the authors of 11 articles presented their work and received constructive feedback for further development of their paper. 

During the inaugural talk, Prof. Anuradha M V, Dean (A), IIM Visakhapatnam, briefed the attendees about the institution and how it has been able to create a niche for itself in the area of management education and research already, despite it being a relative new IIM. During the Know You Community session, Prof. Saji Mathew, IIT Madras, Vice President INAIS, and Prof. Sujeet Sharma, IIM Nagpur, Secretary INAIS, informed the participants about the origin and various activities of the India chapter of AIS and the importance of such workshops in fostering Information Systems area research in India. The keynote address for the event was given by Prof. Arpan Kar, IIT Delhi, who talked about of some of the best practices for writing a good-quality research paper. 

 The post-lunch session started with a plenary talk by Prof. Priya Seetharaman, IIM Calcutta, President INAIS, on thinking beyond publish or perish aphorism. This was followed by a panel discussion of experts, including Prof. Shankhadeep Banerjee, IIM Bangalore, Prof. Amit Shankar, IIM Visakhapatnam, Prof. Saji Mathew, IIT Madras, Prof. Sujeet Sharma, IIM Nagpur, Prof. Neena Pandey, IIM Visakhapatnam and moderated by Prof. Agam Gupta, IIT Delhi. In this panel discussion, experts shared their research journey and the nuances of developing a successful career in academia. Paper presentation tracks were chaired by Prof. Srinivas Josyula, Prof. Bhavya P S, and Prof. Abhishek Srivastava from IIM Visakhapatnam.

ICIS is a prestigious gathering of Information Systems Academicians and Practitioners around the world.  In the context of ICIS, Indian institutes of national importance have been conducting a yearly paper development workshop in association with the AIS India Chapter to help Indian scholars and researchers. Previous versions of this workshop have been organized by IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Shillong, IIM Kashipur, IIM Trichy & IIIT Bangalore. 

 The event ended with a vote of thanks to Prof. Chandrashekar, Director IIM Visakhapatnam, under whose patronage the workshop was organized, and to all the experts and participants whose presence made it yet another successful addition to the INAIS paper development workshop series.