Doctoral Consortium

We invite doctoral students doing design science research to submit a summary of their research at the 2022 International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST 2022) doctoral consortium. Our doctoral consortium brings together early-stage and experienced design science researchers and provides a platform for constructive exchange. You will appreciate the transformational mentorship experience as well as the exciting networking opportunities.

The doctoral consortium will be collocated with the DESRIST 2022 conference at St. Petersburg, Florida and will he held on the opening day of the DESRIST 2022 conference.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Jeff Parsons, Memorial University, Canada
  • Anol Bhattacherjee, University of South Florida, USA

Important Dates

  • Doctoral Consortium Application Deadline: April 4, 2022
  • Doctoral Consortium Notifications: April 25, 2022
  • Doctoral Consortium Date: June 1, 2022

Faculty Mentors

  • Sandeep Purao, Bentley University, USA
  • Benedikt Brendel, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Debra van der Meer, Florida International University, USA
  • Leona Chandra Kruse, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

Doctoral Consortium Schedule

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Room LPH 229 & LPH 213

  • 9:00 - 9:05 a.m.
    Anol Bhattacherjee & Jeff Parsons
    LPH 219

  • 9:05 - 10:40 a.m.
    Group Session 1
    • Papers 1, 2, 3 (LPH 229)
      • Explorative Process Innovation with Analytics, Casper Solheim Bojer

      • Designing a Decision Support System Framework for Fair Lending, Arindam Ray

      • Mitigating the Bias of Data Collection in Machine Learning through Instances, Aida Khosh, Raftar Nouri

    • Papers 1, 2, 3 (LPH 213)
      • Mitigating Design Conversion Problems in the Low-Code Age: A Low-Code Enterprise Application Design Method, Luis Torres

      • A Prescriptive Data Analytics Capability Maturity Model: Using Action Design Research, Robert Marohn

      • Digital Social Innovation Design for Regional Ecosystems, Soraya Hossain

  • 10:35 - 10:50 a.m.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Group Session 2
    • Papers 4, 5 (LPH 229)
      • Enabling Automated Knowledge Synthesis in Literature Reviews in Information Systems, Sebastian Huettemann
      • ISReCon: An Explainable Literature Recommendation System for Researchers, Sen Yan

    • Papers 4, 5 (LPH 213)
      • Technology-enabled Peer-support Program to Mitigate Burnout Among Healthcare Workers, Yasaman Gheidar
      • Designing Digital Health Avatars: A Self-Presence Perspective, Polina Durneva

  • 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

  • 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    Panel: Achieving Success in Design Science Research
    Panel Chair: Jeff Parsons
    • Alfred Benedikt Brendel
    • Leona Chandra Kruse
    • Sandeep Purao
    • Debra VanderMeer

  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Keynote: Design Science Research: Past, Present and the Road Ahead

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Samir Chatterjee, Claremont Graduate University
    • Session Chair: Anol Bhattacherjee

Group Session Format

Thirty minutes in total are allocated to each student in each session. We ask students to prepare a short (five-minute) overview of their research. Mentors will then provide feedback and lead the discussion of each paper (15 minutes in total). The final 10 minutes are for comments from other participants and further questions and discussion. At the end of each session, one of the mentors will provide a brief (five-minute) summary of key lessons from that session.

Submission and Review Process

Submissions must not exceed four 8.5 x 11 inch single-spaced pages with 1 inch margin and 12 point Times New Roman font.

Submissions should be in PDF format and submitted via EasyChair. Please select the "Doctoral Consortium" track

Submit via EasyChair

Your submission must clearly state:

  • Background of the research
  • Specific research problem being examined
  • DSR methodological approach used
  • Description of the artifact
  • Summary of work done to date
  • Expected contribution of the work
  • Future work
  • Specific issues related to doctoral research that you would like to discuss at the consortium

Submissions will be reviewed by the doctoral consortium chairs and faculty mentors and a set of submissions will be accepted for presentation at the consortium. For more information on the doctoral consortium, please contact the consortium co-chairs at and/or