About The Workshop

The field of information systems has a long tradition of using mathematical and economic modeling to understand information systems phenomena and generate useful recommendations. With many emerging phenomena in IS, the need for this type of applied theory research is ever greater. However, the forums for this style of inquiry are rather limited, especially for analytical modeling scholars in China and the surrounding regions. The purpose of the China Workshop on Economics of Information Systems Theory (CWEIST) is to bring together a community of scholars in China and around the world with a shared interest in the use of mathematical and economic modeling for IS and related fields. We hope this summer workshop to become a unique forum for this community to exchange ideas, hone our skills, and form new collaborations across geographical boundaries.

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Xianjun Geng, Tulane University
  • Hong Guo, University of Notre Dame
  • Gang Li, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • De Liu, University of Minnesota

Call for Papers

CWEIST 2019 will be held at PACIS on July 9, 2019 (Tuesday) at Shaanxi Guesthouse (the PACIS conference hotel) in Xi’an, China. PACIS is the main international Information Systems (IS) conference and the only AIS sponsored conference in the Pacific Asia Region.

We invite submissions of original completed and research-in-progress papers addressing issues concerning mathematical and economic modeling for IS and related issues.

The workshop features both extended-length presentations that are (tentatively) 50-min long and a poster session. For each extended-length presentation, we also assign an experienced researcher as a discussant. The poster session will be proceeded by a poster slam. Only completed papers are considered for extended-length presentations. Work-in-progress papers and completed papers that are not selected for extended-length presentations are considered for the poster session.

Important Dates

April 15, 2019: Submissions Open
May 15, 2019: Deadline for paper submission
June 1, 2019: Notification of Acceptance

Submission Instructions

All submissions must be in English. The accepted file formats include Microsoft Word and PDF. The workshop accepts both completed and work-in-progress papers. Completed papers should be no longer than 40 pages (double-spaced, everything included). Work-in-progress papers should be no longer than 20 pages (double-spaced, everything included). Submission link will become available after April 15, 2019.


The workshop will be held at Shannxi Guesthouse (陕西宾馆). For details and hotel booking, please visit the venue page for PACIS.