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

  • Min Chen, George Mason University, USA
  • Xianjun Geng, Tulane University, USA
  • Hong Guo, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • He Huang, Chongqing University, China
  • De Liu, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Hongyan Xu, Chongqing University, China

You can reach the workshop co-chairs by sending your inquiry to: cweist2021@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The 3rd China Workshop on Economics of Information Systems Theory (CWEIST 2021) will be held online on June 28 Beijing Time (June 27 Evening and June 28 Morning US Time) due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.

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 50-min long and a poster session. For each extended-length presentation, we also assign an experienced researcher as a discussant. 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. Only abstracts of accepted papers will be displayed on the conference website (we do not post full papers). Please refer to more information at www.cweist.org

Important Dates

April 1, 2021: Submissions Open
May 17, 2021: Deadline for paper submission
June 7, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
June 28 (Beijing Time), 2021: Workshop days

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).


Due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, the workshop will be hosted virtually this year. The registration is free this year, but attendees will need to register to receive instructions for attending the conference. The registration link will be available at a later time.