Call For Papers

SAIS 2017 Conference
March 24-25, 2017
King and Prince Resort, St. Simons Island, Georgia

The Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS) is an official chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). The annual SAIS conference is an intimate gathering of information systems academics with fewer than one hundred participants. Past SAIS conferences have attracted doctoral students and faculty, including many recognized scholars, from around the US and around the globe. SAIS 2017 will be held at the beautiful King and Prince Resort, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Bring your family to experience St. Simon's rich history, beaches, and extensive selection of restaurants.

SAIS 2017 provides an opportunity for close interaction among presenters and attendees. Both completed research and research-in-progress papers from all areas related to information systems are invited for submission. All papers will be included in the conference proceedings, and authors have the option of including their papers in the AIS e-Library. In addition, selected papers will be fast-tracked for publication in the new Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems (JSAIS) (http://www.jsais.org/), with George Schell as Editor and Craig Van Slyke as Founding Editor.

From the Golden Isles Georgia website:
The largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, St. Simons Island lies across the immortalized Marshes of Glynn, made famous by poet Sidney Lanier. Moss-draped oaks line the winding island streets, creating a picture-perfect image worthy of a Faulkner tale. The island’s villages offer a charming and unique selection of shops, plus a variety of restaurants ranging from fine dining to casual outdoor fare. Visitors and residents alike enjoy cooling down and engaging in a little outdoor recreation at Neptune Park and its Fun Zone, which includes a public pool, miniature golf and a fishing pier. Don't forget to take advantage of one of the island's guided trolley tours!

St. Simons Island is dotted with exceptional historic sites and attractions, from the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum—a working lighthouse built in 1872—to the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, where, in July 1742, British and Scottish soldiers protecting colonial Georgia defeated a larger Spanish force in a battle that helped end Spanish incursions outside Florida. Fort Frederica National Monument, which preserves archaeological remnants of the local British colony and its defense against Spain, and historic Christ Church, Frederica—one of the oldest churches in Georgia, with worship held continuously since 1736—are located on the island’s north end. Toward the southern tip, the Maritime Center, in the restored U.S. Coast Guard Station, provides fascinating glimpses of the area’s natural evolution, while highlighting some of its maritime and military history.

Year round warm weather in the Golden Isles allows visitors to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, biking, golfing, or relaxing on East Beach. Visitors can tour the island’s historic sites on a variety of transportation options. Grab a Golden Isles Visitors Guide and tour on your own by car or rent a bike and cruise the island’s extensive bike paths.