Call for Short Papers and Abstracts
for the

32nd Annual Conference of the
International Information Management Association (IIMA)

Hosted by
the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht

Monday, October 18 – Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Theme: Human-Centric Digitalisation

The International Information Management Association was founded in 1989, with the mission of providing a unique blend of high-quality academic research and social interaction. The 32nd annual meeting aims to promote the dynamic exchange of ideas among researchers, educators, developers and practitioners who share their research and disseminate innovations in education, business, and government. This conference is devoted to examining and sharing how business analytics and technology innovations can help us succeed in a world where information is increasingly taking center stage. Come, join and share with us in Utrecht.

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

Artificial Intelligence
Accounting and Auditing Applications
Big Data
Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics
Business Analytics and Business Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Cultural and Societal Implications of IT
Cyber Security and Privacy
Data and Knowledge Management
E-Learning and Teaching Innovations
Emerging Technology Innovations
Gaming and Simulations
Intelligent Systems
Legal and Ethical Issues in an Information-Driven World
Mobile Computing
Networks and Wireless Technologies
Organizational Impacts of Information Systems
Social Networking and Electronic Communication
Strategic Management of IT
Virtual Organizations

Submission and Registration:
• Abstract/Paper submission deadline: September 12, 2021
• Conference Acceptance notification: September 20, 2021
• Final version Due: September 23, 2021
• Early bird registration until: September 23, 2021 

Early Registration Fee: $275   Early Students: $125  
Regular Registration Fee: $325  Students: $150
Online Presentation: $50

Organizing Committee:

Conference Chair: Diana Boekman, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht,

Program Chair: Pascal Ravesteijn, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht,
Conference Co Chair Rene Boekman, NNCourage/Alexander Systems,

SUBMISSIONS Of Short Papers and Abstracts
Please submit to IIMA 2021 via Easy Chair  Submissions to IIMA 2021 must not already have been published in a journal, presented at another conference, or be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.  All submissions will be reviewed by the track chairs and selected peer reviewers. All reviews are double blind.

Papers must follow the guidelines in the current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). The language of the conference and related publications is English. Each submitted paper must include an abstract and must conform to the following format: First page: title, author(s), address, phone,email address, abstract. Second and subsequent pages: title, full manuscript (limited to 25 double-spaced pages). Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference and be accompanied by paid registration. Accepted papers will be published in the IIMA 2021 Proceedings. The best papers of the conference will be sent to the Communications of the IIMA (CIIMA), a double blind, peer-reviewed publication (ISSN: 1543-5970 print & ISSN: 1941-6687 online) (

Panel or Workshop proposals:
To propose a panel or a workshop on any of the conference themes, contact the program chair ( For a panel, provide the session topic and a list of 3-5 potential panellists. For a workshop, provide a short description (800 words) of the proposed workshop.

Panel Discussions
A panel discussion provides an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panellists. IIMA 2021 will set aside space for those who wish to pursue discussion of a particular topic or issue. Panel discussion proposal submissions must include (1) title, (2) short abstract: approximately 300 words, (3) organizer(s): names and affiliations of the organizers(s) and participants (if known), (4) length: usually 90 minutes in length and (5) purpose, goals, expected outcomes and contribution to the conference theme (approximately 300 words).

IIMA 2021 invites proposals for workshops that offer the attendees a review of a specific IS field by leading researchers. Workshop proposals should include (1) title, (2) short abstract, (3) detailed outline, (4) objectives and motivation, (4) a CV of the proposer(s), and (5) prior history of the workshop presentations and number of past attendees, if applicable.

Collaboration with IIMA Journals:
Submitted abstracts and short papers can later be expanded to full papers and submitted to one of the two following journals: Communications of the IIMA (CIIMA) 1941-6687-on-line, or the Journal of International Technology and Information Management (JITIM) 1941-6679-online. Submit papers at or

Conference Sponsors