The IRIS (Information systems research seminar in Scandinavia) began in 1978 and is the oldest consecutive IS conference in the world. After its first few meetings in Finland, the seminar now alternates between the Scandinavian countries. The conference is organised as an annual working seminar for Scandinavian researchers and PhD students. Each paper accepted at IRIS is given an hour for discussion in a working group – providing a unique foundation for an in-depth discussion of your work. Each year the best papers are chosen for publication in the proceedings of IRIS selected papers.

In 2010, the IRIS research community launched its own – full-fledged – conference – the Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS). The conference has a format which is known from other conferences such as the IFIP working conference series. The submitted papers will be selected through a rigorous and double blind review process performed by a programme committee consisting of senior Scandinavian and international researchers in our field. The selected manuscripts are presented in formal paper sessions.

The IRIS association focus on increasing the internationality of the conference and over the years, we have been happy to see an increasing number of participants from outside Scandinavia. Note the opportunity for scholarships for researchers outside of Scandinavia, this year.

Three reasons why, you should participate in the IRIS seminar

It is a fantastic networking event
The IRIS seminar connects junior and senior researchers. Several people attending IRIS come back year after year due to this exceptional networking environment.

It offers unique paper development sessions
The IRIS sessions provide small informal groups in which each paper is assigned a full hour, in which research ideas of both junior and senior researchers can evolve.

The best papers are selected for publication in the AIS library
It involves a full process of reviews and revision of papers before the conference. The best papers is chosen for publication in the proceedings of the IRIS selected papers, published in the AIS library.

Three reasons why, you should publish at the Scandinavian Conference of IS

Papers are published through Springer, a highly acknowledged publisher
SCIS is a regular double blind peer-reviewed conference. The accepted papers are presented in formal paper sessions and is published in the conference proceedings, by Springer.

Fast track to Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems is possible
The editors of the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems use SCIS to shout for great papers which can make a solid contribution. The top papers are therefore offered a fast track for publication in the SJIS.

Scholarships offered for authors outside of Scandinavia
The IRIS association are offering scholarships for authors of countries outside the traditional IRIS countries (i.e. Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland).