TREO Forum Chairs

Ariana Polyviou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus. Email: 
Dov Te’eni, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Email:
Manuel Trenz, University of Göttingen, Germany. Email:

Important Dates

  • TREO Submission Deadline: 11 March 2024
  • TREO Acceptance Notification: 25 March 2024
  • Extended abstract for the roundtable session (optional): 15 May 2024
  • TREO Forum: 16 June 2024

    Call for Submissions

    The new TREO is an inclusive melting pot for innovative ideas, bringing together new and established members of the community. The Technology Research, Education, and Opinion (TREO) Forum provides attendees with a platform to discuss, receive feedback, and advance their emerging ideas. To facilitate this, submissions are short, comprising a three-page extended abstract, and review cycles are rapid and inclusive.

    The workshop invites submissions to four different tracks:

    1. Innovative and emerging ideas: Do you have an emerging idea or a creative research problem that you want to develop further? Then this is the track for you.
    2. Inspiring opinions: Do you want to challenge the dominant views and are prepared to argue your opinion statement? Then this track may be your chance.
    3. Educational disruptions: Do you have disruptive ideas or innovations for challenging existing approaches to education? We look forward to your submission to this track.
    4. Newcomers’ Incubator: Do you have a research idea but have a hard time turning it into a publishable paper? This track welcomes newcomers and offers assistance for the next steps.

    Submission Procedures

    The TREO Forum papers should be framed as extended abstracts. TREO papers must not exceed three (3) single-spaced pages and must conform to the ECIS paper submission template. The page limit is all-inclusive and includes the title, body of the paper, figures, tables, references, and appendices. Submissions that exceed this limit will be automatically rejected.

    TREO papers must use the ECIS 2024 template. All submissions must be submitted through the PCS submission system. See further information in the PCS guide.

    Authors interested in participating in the research development roundtables (see below) must indicate this on the PCS paper submission form.

    Attendees of the TREO Forum must be registered for the main ECIS conference. There will be no additional fee for attending the TREO Forum.


    Forum Structure

    Poster Presentations: Authors of submissions accepted to the TREO Forum will present a poster during the event.

    Roundtables: Serving as a platform for research development, the TREO Forum will also offer optional roundtable sessions for further discussion of extended abstracts for those interested. The interest in the roundtable sessions must be indicated during submission. A spot at the roundtable sessions is guaranteed for interested attendees with accepted submissions to the Newcomers’ Incubator track. Additional spots will be distributed to interested attendees in the other track. We aim to accommodate as many roundtable participants as possible.



    Marie-Claude (Maric) Boudreau, University of Georgia, USA
    Kieran Conboy, University of Galway, Ireland
    Constantinos Coursaris, HEC Montréal, Canada
    Lior Fink, Ben Gurion University, Israel
    Marleen Huysman, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Gerald (Jerry) Kane, University of Georgia, USA
    Stan Karanassios, University of Queensland, Australia
    Sunil Mithas, University of South Florida, USA
    Iris Reychav, Ariel University, Israel
    Dennis Steininger, RTPU Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany
    Antonis Stylianou, University of North Carolina, USA
    Monideepa Tarafdar, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    Polyxeni Vasilakopoulou, University of Adger, Norway
    Lauri Wessel, European University Viadrina, Germany
    DJ Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA