Business meeting minutes, Tampa, FL, USA, 13 Dec 2012

IFIP 8.2

Brian Fitzgerald started the business meeting @ 3:05pm

1) Introduction of officers
2) Induction of 2 new members: Philip Raeth and Benjamin Mueller
3) Past conferences report: Turku and Shanghai OASIS
4) Potential Future conferences: joint conference venues:
a. Working conferences
i. UKAIS, April 2014 -- 3 votes
ii. ECIS 2014 Israel -- 2 votes
iii. ICIS 2014 Auckland -- 10 votes
b. OASIS workshop, Milan 2013
c. Under consideration: set regular submission deadlines for predictability
5) IFIP Awards: members asked to send suggestions to Ken Kendall for Outstanding Service Award and Silver Cord Award.
6) Report of strategic review completed in June 2012
a. Who responded
b. Why people submit to IFIP
c. Why people have NOT submitted their work to IFIP 8.2
d. Proceedings: Sprouts (55%) vs Springer (45%), which is now ISI indexed
e. What IFIP members value the most
f. Partnerships with journals and other conferences; have pursued partnership with JITTA at this point
g. Open ended responses
i. Suggestions for further collaborations
7) Open Discussion
a. Journal collaboration: JITTA not recognized in Germany
b. IFIP negotiates relationships with Springer in long-term agreement; open-access proceedings would have to be done with IFIP’s permission; if you want proceedings, it needs to be Springer; could have all papers on website only but membership has expressed need to have proceedings; funding agencies are more likely to support a conference if there is Springer proceedings
c. AIS eLibrary as an option for proceedings
d. OCIS (division of the Academy of Management) Professional Development Workshop sponsored by IFIP; Kevin Crowston and Youngjin Yoo are both currently officers in OCIS
e. Working conference every 2 years associated with ICIS rather than working conferences every 18 months; this should help membership plan their submissions and travel budgets; conference participation would be less dependent on advertising of individual events
f. Auckland 2014 IFIP working conference: will need to identify event officers quickly
g. Anything else? Email Brian Fitzgerald

3:50pm meeting adjourned