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WISE 2006

Evanston, Illinois
December 9-10, 2006
Co-Chairs:  Philipp Afeche, Erik Brynjolfsson, Shane Greenstein, Michael D. Smith, Bruce Weber
Email: wise2006 "at" mit.edu
website: http://ebusiness.mit.edu/wise2006
The 2006 Program is Now Available

WISE 2006 Papers are Now Available

Hotels (Special Conference Rate Expires November 8th)

Registration: The fee is $250 for faculty and $200 for PhD students.

After December 2nd the fees are $300 and $250. On-site registration is $325 payable by check only.

The WISE2006 souvenir is guaranteed only for the first 135 registrants.

Register to Attend WISE 2006

Important Dates:
Abstracts accepted beginning Friday September 1, 2006.
Submission deadline for abstracts Friday September 8, 2006.
Notice of acceptance for papers on Friday October 6, 2006
Workshop is scheduled for Saturday-Sunday December 9-10, 2006

Program & Format:
This workshop is intended to discuss current unpublished work or new research topics related to the economics of information systems. The focus of the workshop will be a series of paper presentations followed by comments from a discussant and participants.

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (near Chicago)

Authors should submit extended abstracts of their work for consideration at WISE that are no more than 5 pages long including text, diagrams, tables and references. These abstracts should be e-mailed to: WISE2006 "at" MIT.EDU by the deadline Friday September 8, 2006.  PDF is the preferred format, but any format readable by Microsoft Word is acceptable. As this is a work in progress conference, abstracts will be evaluated based on the potential research contribution and the ability to stimulate interest and discussion at the conference. Proposed work should be sufficiently completed by the time of the conference to enable an interesting and stimulating presentation and discussion. Completed papers are not required. However, as a courtesy to our discussants, authors with accepted papers should be prepared to provide an outline of the results to the discussant by Monday November 27, 2006.

Due to its highly interactive workshop format, the number of WISE participants is limited. Priority will be given to presenters in previous programs and this year's program.

Evening event:
Places at the Saturday gala dinner are provided on a first come first served basis until the restaurant capacity of 135 is reached. Alternative arrangements will be made for those registering after the limit has been reached.

Areas of Interest:
The economic consequences of IT advances and innovations are the focus of WISE.  Many areas of research on information systems that provide relevant managerial insights and that are supported by to economic theories and methodologies are appropriate for this workshop
Specific areas of interest include:
•    Effects of IT on industrial organization and firm boundaries
•    Productivity and performance effects of IT
•    Electronic markets
•    Knowledge work
•    Social network analyses
•    Macroeconomic effects
•    Pricing of digital products, including bundling
•    IT related transactions costs and outsourcing
•    Software and business method innovations
•    Network effects in products and industries
•    Implications of IT for differentiation and competitive outcomes
•    Data-based marketing and pricing
•    Intellectual property rights and knowledge spillovers
•    Compatibility and interoperability
•    Corporate governance and I.S. integrity