Digital Innovations, Transformation, and Society Conference 2018

January 13-14, 2018
India Habitat Center
New Delhi, India

Submission link
Abstract registration deadline September 15, 2017
Submission deadline October 31, 2017
Decision on abstracts November 7, 2017
Submit full paper November 30, 2017


DIGITS 2018 Brochure 

Digital innovations are fundamentally transforming the world of business and the society.  It is difficult to think of any business process or functional area in contemporary firms that is unaffected by digital technologies. From our personal experience and from what we witness taking place around us, it is easy to see how digitization is changing our lives in many ways, including how we learn, work, play, communicate, and do business. Because digital technologies create both opportunities and challenges, there is a need for academics, industry and government players to come together to understand their strategic and policy implications for informing their actions.

Against the backdrop of these digital transformations, Center for Digital Innovation, Technology, and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and BIMTECH (Birla Institute of Management Technology), Greater Noida, INDIA are pleased to announce the inaugural Digital Innovations, Transformation, and Society Conference 2018 (DIGITS 2018) at the India Habitat Center on January 13-14, 2018.

DIGITS 2018 will feature research papers, panels and keynote speakers to examine strategic, economic, and policy implications of the opportunities and threats of digital innovations and transformations.

Submission Guidelines

We invite original and applied research in all areas that seek to address issues related to the conference theme. Please submit an extended abstract of not more than 5 pages (11-pt font, one-inch margins on four sides, double-spaced) by October 31st, 2017. Submissions will be reviewed for novelty, rigor, and policy impact. Decisions will be sent to authors no later than November 7th, 2017.

DIGITS 2018 will give awards for Best Papers and Presentations. To be considered for the awards for papers, full papers should be submitted by November 15th, 2017.

Organizing committee 

  • Sunil Mithas, University of Maryland
  • Siva Viswanathan, University of Maryland
  • Sanjiva Shankar Dubey, Bimtech
  • Nimisha Singh, Bimtech 

Conference Advisory Committee

The following eminent scholars have very kindly agreed to serve on the Advisory Committee (In alphabetical order):

  • Alok Gupta (Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Chair in Information Management, University of Minnesota; and EIC, Information Systems Research)
  • Armin Heinzl (Chair of General Management and Information Systems, University of Mannheim)
  • M. S. Krishnan (Accenture Professor of Computer Information Systems, University of Michigan)
  • Arun Rai (Regents’ Professor of the University System of Georgia and the Robinson and Harkins Chairs at the Robinson College of Business; and EIC, MIS Quarterly)
  • V. Sambamurthy (Eli Broad Professor at Michigan State University; and Former EIC, Information Systems Research)
  • Kalyan Singhal (Doris E. and Robert V. McCurdy Chair in Business at University of Baltimore; and EIC, Production and Operations Management)

Program Committee (In alphabetical order)

• Vibhanshu Abhishek; Carnegie Mellon University

.Mariana Giovanna Andrade Rojas; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

•Animesh Animesh; McGill University, Canada

•Hillol Bala; Indiana University

•Gaurav Dixit; Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

•Jens Foerderer; University of Mannheim, Germany

•Swapnil Garg; Indian Institute of Management, Indore

•Atreyi Kankanhalli; Dept of Information Systems and Analytics, National University of Singapore

•Abhishek Kathuria; The University of Hong Kong

•Anjali Kaushik; MDI, Gurgaon

•Jiban Khuntia; University of Colorado Denver

•Keongtae Kim; Chinese Univ of Hong Kong

•Rajiv Kishore; SUNY Buffalo

•Satish Krishnan; Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode

•Thomas Kude; ESSEC Business School, Paris

•Dongwon Lee; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

.Neeraj Mittal; World Bank, Washington DC

•Arunabha Mukhopadhyay; IIM Lucknow

•Ning Nan; Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada

•YoungKi Park; George Washington University, School of Business

•Shankar Prawesh; IIT Kanpur

•Narayan Ramasubbu; University of Pittsburgh

.Mahesh Ramamani, IBM

.Rajib Saha, Indian Schol of Business (ISB)

•Terence Saldanha; Washington State University

•Chaitanya Sambhara; Miami University (Ohio)

•Priya Seetharaman; Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

•Pankaj Setia; University of Arkansas

•Rajeev Sharma; University of Waikato, New Zealand

•Shweta Singh; Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

•Shirish C. Srivastava; HEC Paris


Please note that DIGITS does not take ownership of paper copyrights.


The conference will be held at

India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110003


About Host Institutions

The DIGITS conference is hosted by the Center for Digital Innovation, Technology,  and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and BIMTECH, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, India.

The Center for Digital Innovation, Technology, and Strategy at the Robert H Smith School of Business brings together distinguished Smith School faculty and their colleagues from the University of Maryland with special areas of expertise to conduct cutting-edge research. From consumer research and psychology to high-tech systems design and analysis, the faculty offers a diverse, multifaceted perspective on the challenges and rewards of digitization. The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate; full-time, part-time, online, and executive MBA; specialty masters; PhD; and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community.

BIMTECH, situated at Greater Noida in National Capital Region, was established in 1988 under the aegis of the Birla Academy of Art and Culture and is supported by B.K. Birla Group of companies. BIMTECH is engaged in delivering research, academic programmes at master and doctoral level, training and consulting to corporate and other organizations. BIMTECH has partnership with 40 foreign universities and organizations and is signatory of Responsible Business Education with PRME and UN Global Compact. It has been ranked in the top 10 private business schools of India and has come to be regarded as a premier institution to deliver quality education and impart values. There is a focus on fundamentals, respect for the individuals and a seriousness of purpose. This is reflected in various dimensions: interface with corporates, partnership with educational institutions of repute at international levels, building intellectual capabilities, initiatives in areas of societal concern, and strong cultural affinities.


Center for Digital Innovation, Technology, and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business


H. John Heinz III College at the Carnegie Mellon University

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas

University of Coloarado Denver Business School


DIGITS 2018 Google Site