Awards

The AIS Leadership Excellence Award is given annually to a single person for leadership and innovation in the use and development of information systems. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager is the recipient of the 2022 AIS Leadership Excellence Award.

The AIS LEO Award for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement in information systems, named after one of the world’s first commercial applications of computing (The Lyons Electronic Office), recognizes truly outstanding individuals in the information systems community, both academics and practitioners, who have made exceptional contributions to research in and/or the practice of information systems. 2022 LEO Award winners include: Suzanne Rivard, Rajiv Sabherwal, Joe Valacich, and Geoff Walsham.

The AIS Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline in terms of research, teaching and service. 2022 AIS Fellows include: France Belanger, Hsinchun Chen, Kieran Conboy, Anindya Ghose, Natalia Levina, Shan-Ling Pan, Jeffrey Parsons, Stacie Petter, Sumit Sarkar, Ulrike Schultze, Keng Siau, and Sean Xin Xu.

The AIS Doctoral Student Service Award recognizes volunteer contributions made by doctoral students toward the success of AIS conferences, journals and programs. 2022 AIS Doctoral Student Service Award winners are: Polina Durneva, Mengyao Fu, Wenting (Kayla) Jiang, Yanpei Lin, and Vipin Saini. 

The Sandra Slaughter Service Award recognizes longstanding members who have provided leadership within the Association, particularly through such activities as participating in the SIGs/chapters/colleges, strengthening the conferences, and participating in AIS-sponsored journals. The 2022 Sandra Slaughter Service Award winners are: Jose Benitez, Munir Mandviwalla, and Christina Soh

The AIS Early Career Award recognizes individuals in the early stages of their careers who have already made outstanding research, teaching, and/or service contributions to the field of information systems. 2022 AIS Early Career Award winners are: Sofia Bapna, Tommy K. H. Chan, Yong Jin, Yu-Kai Lin, Harris Kyriakou, and Sagar Samtani.

AIS is excited to introduce a new award this year, the AIS Impact Award, to recognize the impact of information systems research beyond academia. Impactful research can be a powerful individual motivator. Seeing that one’s own research delivers societal value and helps business succeed is rewarding in its own right.

Winners include: 

  • Maximilian Schreieck, Manuel Wiesche, and Helmut Krcmar for their work on INTEGREAT Refugee Information Platform and Ecosystem.
  • Arun Rai for work on Engaged Scholarship on Digital Supply Chain Innovations.
  • Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur for their work on Thought Leadership on Business Models.

The AIS Leadership Team Recognition Award is special recognition for an elected council member’s dedication to the mission of the association. This award was conferred upon for exceptional strategic contributions made while serving as AIS Vice President of Conferences. The 2022 AIS Leadership Team Recognition Award goes to Traci Carte. 

The AIS Vision Award is given to those who have contributed to the technology vision for the association. The VISION award is given to those who have articulated a strategic thrust for the association. The 2022 AIS Vision Award goes to Sabine Matook. 

The AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching recognizes innovation in teaching approaches/techniques (pedagogy) as well as in delivering courses and programs. This award specifically focuses on the uniqueness/innovativeness that increases student interest and drives achievement. The 2022 Innovation in Teaching award goes to:

  • Martin Adam 
  • Matthias Söllner

The Ting Peng Liang PACIS Young Scholar Award was established in 2021 in memory of Professor Ting Peng Liang who founded PACIS and PAJAIS, served AIS President, and received AIS Fellow and LEO Award. This award recognizes the outstanding young scholar who contributed a best paper at PACIS each year.  The 2022 Ting Peng Liang PACIS Young Scholar Award goes to Jicheng Zeng­­.

The AIS Award for Best Conference Paper in IS Education recognizes the importance of pedagogy research in the Information Systems field. Papers that focus on IS education-related topics at any AIS sponsored or affiliated conference are eligible for the award. 

The Distinguished Member Memorial Award honors members of the AIS community who have made significant contributions to the field of information systems but, unfortunately, passed away before they could be considered for an AIS Fellow or AIS LEO Award. Recipients of the award are considered to have advanced the field through research or service.

The Senior Scholars have annually recognized up to five papers with a Best Information Systems (IS) Publications Award. This award was established to recognize the breadth of high quality work that is being published in the information systems discipline, and was designed to bring outstanding papers across a range of journals to the attention of the IS community, and to give due credit to the journals in which they are published. 2020 winners include:

  • “Online Child Sexual Exploitation: A New MIS Challenge” by Dionysios Demetis and Jan Kietzmann, Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS).
  • “Digital M&A, digital innovation, and firm performance: an empirical investigation” by André Hanelt, Sebastian Firk, Björn Hildebrandt, and Lutz M. Kolbe, European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS).
  • “Realizing value from shadow analytics: A case study” by Hope Koch, Wallace Chipidza, and Timothy R. Kayworth, Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS).
  • “Is AI Ground Truth Really True? The Dangers of Training and Evaluating AI Tools Based on Experts’ Know-What” by Sarah Lebovitz, Natalia Levina, and Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, MIS Quarterly (MISQ).
  • “Role of Social Media in Social Protest Cycles: A Sociomaterial Examination” by Monideepa Tarafdar and Deepa Kajal Ray, Information Systems Research (ISR).

The ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award has been awarded annually to at least one outstanding MIS dissertation. The 2022 ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award goes to Sebastian Lins for the dissertation titled “Unveiling and enhancing the Effectiveness of Information System Certifications”. Lins is now at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

ICIS 2022 also featured numerous excellent papers. Best Student Papers included:

  • Runner up: “Impacts of Reminding Social Nudges on User Engagement Behaviors: Evidence from a Field Experiment” by Manzhou Li, Peking University, Lini Kuang, Tsinghua University, Alex Wang, Peking University, Jiayin Zhang, Tsinghua University, and Sean Xin Xu, Tsinghua University.
  • Winner: “Personalized Recommendation for Balancing Content Generation and Usage on Two-Sided Entertainment Platforms” by Hao Arthur Zhang, Zhejiang University, Zhiling Guo, Singapore Management University, and Mingzheng Wang, Zhejiang University.

Kauffman Best Student Papers included:

  • Runner Up: “Heavy Medal – The Consequences of Introducing Symbolic Awards on Contribution Behavior in Online Communities” by Alexander Staub, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Tom Grad, Copenhagen Business School, and Christopher Lettl, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.
  • Winner: “Algorithmic Unfairness on Digital Labor Platforms: How Algorithmic Management Practices Disadvantage Workers” by Laura Schulze, University of Goettingen, Manuel Trenz, University of Goettingen, Zhao Cai, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, and Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School.

Kauffman Best Paper is:

  • Runner Up: “Becoming Sustainable Together: ESG Data Commons for Fintech Startups” by Cancan Wang, IT University of Copenhagen, Carsten Østerlund, Syracuse University, Qiuyu Jiang, IT University of Copenhagen, and Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen.
  • Winner: “Embedding Service Logic into Business Model Design: The Case of Predictive Maintenance for Industry 4.0” by Shane J. Mcloughlin, Lero, NUIM, Abhinay Puvvala, Lero, The Irish Software Research Centre, Niall Connolly, Maynooth University, Giovanni Maccani, Ideas for Change, Barcelona, and Brian Donnellan, Maynooth University.

Best Short Papers include:

  • Runner up: “The Nexus of Translational Action” by Jonathan Wareham, ESADE Business School, Laia Pujol Priego, IESE, University of Navarra, Angelo Romasanta, ESADE Business School, and Gozal Ahmadova, ESADE Business School.
  • Winner: “A Social Science Approach Using Big Data for City Planning” by Kim Huat Goh, Nanyang Technological University, Waifong Boh, Nanyang Technological University, and Premchand Dommaraju, Nanyang Technological University.

Best Completed Research Papers include:

  • Runner up: “Competing with Superstars: Does Exclusive Third-Party Content Discourage Complementary Innovation?” by Nele Lueker, University of Mannheim, Jens Foerderer, Technical University of Munich, and Armin Heinzl, University of Mannheim.
  • Winner: “Short-Video Marketing in E-commerce: Analyzing and Predicting Consumer Response” by Yutong Guo, National University of Singapore, Chao Ban, Alibaba Group, Xiao Liu, Alibaba Group, Khim Yong Goh, National University of Singapore, Xixian Peng, Zhejiang University, Jiang Yang, Alibaba Group, and Xiaobo Li, Alibaba Group.

To view the ICIS 2022 Awards Booklet, click here.