BIGS 2019 Call for Papers

Munich, Germany
December 18, 2019, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Bright Internet Global Summit (BIGS) will be held at the Internationales Congress Center München (ICM) in Munich on December 18, 2019. The meetings for BIGS 2019 in the morning are dedicated to practical industry experts and policy makers and open to non-AIS members. These sessions will provide an interactive forum by bringing together leading academics, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss the critical issues of today’s Internet and possible means and business models to realize the next generation of a trusted and safe Internet, including the Bright Internet Initiative and other approaches for preventive cybersecurity paradigm and business development.

As a post-ICIS workshop, the academic track for BIGS 2019 will be held from 1:00pm to 7:00pm and is dedicated to academic research paper presentations and discussion and open to AIS members. The afternoon sessions will be presented in cooperation with the AIS Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC).  Information on BIGS 2019 can be found at

This call for papers for the academic track in the afternoon (December 18th) invites original research articles addressing a broad coverage of technical, managerial, economic, and policy solutions towards developing the Bright Internet and Trust, with emphasis on preventive cybersecurity and global trust building. Papers may employ any applicable IS research method (case study, survey, analytical modeling, experiments, computational models, design science, and so forth).  The key issues to be discussed at the BIGS 2019 academic forum include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • What are the most serious cybersecurity issues currently encountered by countries, companies, and individual citizens, and what can be done about these issues?
  • Is the current Internet security protection paradigm sustainable for the future?
  • Do we need a new preventive paradigm for deterring anonymous sources of threat?
  • What should the security architecture and protocols look like for the future Internet?
  • What are critical success factors for market-driven bright cloud networks?
  • What kind of protocols and technologies are necessary to implement Bright Internet?
  • How serious are cross-border and detoured cyberattacks?
  • What is the status of global cybersecurity and security governance in the context of the Bright Internet initiative?
  • What should the goals be of the next generation Internet, and what are the principles that Bright Internet should adopt?
  • What kind of regulations need to be established or released to realize the goals of Bright Internet?
  • What would be novel, useful methodological approaches to establish Bright Internet?
  • What new research propositions, frameworks, theories, and paradigms surrounding the Bright Internet should we focus on for the next 10 years?

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: October 7, 2019 October 14, 2019 (extended)

Notification of Acceptance: November 11, 2019

Revised, Camera ready Document: November 22, 2019

Workshop Date: December 18, 2019

Submission Guidelines

All submitted papers undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Please submit your papers using our conference submission system located at All submission should be in Microsoft Word using the workshop template only (found on the submission website), with no author names or other identification in the manuscript file, including removal of document properties and tracked changes (blind the submission, please). Please use the BIGS2019 style for your paper and references (also shown on the submission template). Completed research and case study papers should be limited to 15 pages. Research-in-progress papers should be limited to 8 pages. Extended abstracts (2-3 pages) are welcome. The accepted papers will be presented on Dec. 18th during the research paper section of BIGS 2019 and detailed presentation guidelines will be provided later. We look forward to receiving your papers. If you have any questions, please contact Sungjune Park at or Alvin Leung at

Academic participants for BIGS 2019 should register for the afternoon sessions for BIGS 2019. The practitioner sessions in the morning are by invitation only.