The CIONET European Research Paper of the Year Election identifies the European research paper that embodies most excellence in both rigour and relevance of research. In order to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge among professionals and academics in the area of information and communications systems and technology management, the CIONET European Research Paper of the Year acclaims a yearly best research paper. There will be first and second prize winners.
All European authored research papers that have been published in the two most prominent world research journals are automatically nominated. Papers are accepted as “European papers” in case one of the authors is associated to a university or company located in Europe.
Prominence of journals is determined by their five year bibliographical Impact Factor and acknowledged by the Association for Information Systems, which maintains a ranking of information system research journals. The two most prominent research journals are currently the periodicals Management Information Systems Quarterly and Information Systems Research.
Click here to access the 2017 overview of the selected research papers.
The CIONET country Advisory Boards promulgate jury members – one representative for each Advisory Board. The jury counts at least five members. Membership of the jury automatically ends immediately after the award ceremony. The jury is supported by the CIONET Administration and the Benelux Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (BENAIS).
The 2017 ERPOTY jury members are Carsten Trapp (SICK AG, Germany), Manuel Fischer (Amazon Europe, Luxembourg), Edwin Erckens (Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe, Netherlands), Jean-Claude Blaimont (McCain Foods, Belgium), Roberto Parra (CIONET Spain), Jorge Coelho (Portuguese Institute of Process Business Management), Frédéric Charles (Lyonnaise des Eaux/Suez Environnement, France), Janusz Stankiewicz (Crédit Agricole, Poland), Charlotte Hersdorf (TDC A/S, Denmark) and Gerry Pennell OBE (University of Manchester, UK).
Meetings shall be held to install jury members and assess research papers. The time, location, and other details of the meeting shall be determined by the Administrative Support and communicated to the jury members. Meetings will be typically held electronically (video or telephone). A meeting schedule will be made available in advantage. The meeting schedule should leave sufficient time for reading and examining the candidate research papers.
Any person who is a current member of the jury shall be entitled to one vote. Voting may be conducted by any means chosen by the Administrative Support, including electronic mail. Absent jury members have both absentee and proxy voting rights.
The jury determines the winner and the runner-up. Decision criteria are, among others:
• Inspiring new practices and paradigms.
• Provocative thinking.
• Rigidity of research or research method.
• Practical implications
The jury verifies whether the award winner is able to collect the prize during the award ceremony. If this is not the case, the jury reconsiders the award. The jury members also elect the chairperson to bestow the awards.
During the CIO CITY summit, the jury chair bestows the awards and elucidates the considerations and the decisions made by jury.
The prize winning attributes of the winning papers are acknowledged by the jury in a final jury report. This report will be published on the CIO CITY website.
The prize of the award is the honorable title “European Research Paper of the Year 2017”, as adjudged by the European CIO’s. There is no monetary prize associated to the awards.
Download here the CIONET European Research Paper of the Year BY-LAWS.
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