At ICIS conference in Fort Worth, iSchool Faculty James Howison's paper "Beyond the organizational ‘container’: Conceptualizing 21st century sociotechnical work" won the "AIS Best Information Systems Publications Award".
Since 2006, the Senior Scholars have annually recognized up to five papers with a Best Information Systems (IS) Publications Award. This award was established to recognize the breadth of high quality work that is being published in the information systems discipline, and was designed to bring outstanding papers across a range of journals to the attention of the IS community, and to give due credit to the journals in which they are published.
Each year, journal editors issue a call for the best paper published in their journal in the preceding year. A committee composed of Senior Scholars reviews the nominations, and selects a group of semi-finalists for further consideration. In past years, the award winning papers were selected from among the semi-finalists by a vote of the Senior Scholars or as the result of an in-depth review of the nominations by the Senior Scholars Best Publications Committee. The awards are presented each year during the Senior Scholars session at ICIS.