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
  • Shengli Li, Peking University, China
  • De Liu, University of Minnesota, USA

You can reach the workshop co-chairs by sending your inquiry to: cweist2022@gmail.com

CWEIST 2022 Program

To be announced.

Call for Papers

The 4th China Workshop on Economics of Information Systems Theory (CWEIST 2022) will be held online on July 9 Morning, Evening and July 10 Morning Beijing Time (July 8 Evening, July 9 Morning and Evening US Time) due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.

We invite submissions of original completed papers addressing issues concerning mathematical and economic modeling for IS and related issues. The workshop features extended-length presentations that are hour-long. For each extended-length presentation, we also assign an experienced researcher as a discussant. Submissions are for review by the conference co-chairs only and will not be posted or distributed. Please refer to more information at www.cweist.org

Important Dates

April 4, 2022: Submissions Open
May 30, 2022: Deadline for paper submission
June 13, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
July 9-10 (Beijing Time), 2022: Workshop

Submission Instructions

All submissions must be in English. The accepted file formats include Microsoft Word and PDF. The workshop accepts completed papers no longer than 40 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.