Under the Patronage of the President of KFUPM

KFUPM Cordially invites You to Submit your Papers to

Conference Theme:

Socially Responsible Information Systems for Sustainable Societies

November 17-19, 2022
(Preconference workshops: Wed 16th)
Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Host: Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Finance and Digital economy (IRC-FDE) and KFUPM Business School at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

There is an increasing awareness and expectation that the Information Systems (IS) community have a pivotal role to address grand challenges that include societal inequalities and environmental sustainability in developing and developed countries (Dennehy et al., 2021; Dwivedi et al., 2022; Harfouche et al., 2022; Tarhini et al., 2022). These grand challenges can be categorised as (i) socio- technical, (ii) IS infrastructure, (iii) societal and ecological, and (iv) social and affective (Becker et al., 2015). Yet, there is a concern that the response from the IS community has been ‘dismal and at best marginal’ (Tan & Neilson, 2021).

MENACIS 2022 aims to bring together contributions from the IS community for the advancement of knowledge to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all members of society. We invite scholars, practitioners, and research students to present their research at MENACIS to be held at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Theoretical and empirical papers employing quantitative, qualitative, and/or design science are welcomed.

Important Dates

  • EasyChair system open for submissions: May 1, 2022
  • Paper submission deadline: July 30, 2022 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance (rolling basis): August 30, 2022
  • Camera ready submissions: Sept 15, 2022
  • Doctoral Consortium/ Junior Faculty nomination: Sept 15, 2022 (extended)
  • Notification of Doctoral Consortium/ Junior Faculty acceptance: Sept 30, 2022 (extended)
  • Author Registration (Free registration for authors of accepted papers): October 15, 2022 (extended)
  • Preconference workshops; November 16, 2022



Hosted By


The interdisciplinary research center for Finance and Digital Economy (IRC-FDE) has been established as a new research engine at KFUPM Business School.
The center seeks to address grand research questions, for example, how organizations can build sustainable and innovative practices, explore emerging technologies, such as FinTech, blockchain, big data, health informatics, consumer analytics, etc., and develop viable mechanisms for digital platforms, digital society, and digital transformation. On the financial side, research challenges would seek to address topics about measuring risk, performance, and governance practices, regulating financial markets, and leveraging corporate social responsibility as well as tackling Islamic banking’s issues, maintaining financial and economic stability, and building agenda for energy economics. Investigating those topics can advance the nation economy by enabling public and private sectors to reveal the missing pieces for better economic development.

Our Vision:
to be a regional leading research hub that provides scientific knowledge and guidance in the fields of finance and digitalization and their role to enhance the Kingdom’s economic transformation and growth.

Our Mission:
to publish high-quality research across different themes of finance and digital economy, extend bridges to industry and engage as a advising and innovation partner, and foster graduate and undergraduate students and engage them in research process of analytics and financial areas.

KFUPM Business School

Our Vision:
To be a model business school renowned for its profound impact on society.

Our Mission:
We graduate students with relevant knowledge, skills, and leadership potential that make them the most sought after by employers in the region. We produce high quality research that is highly regarded by business scholars. We engage the community in valuable and enriching services.

Strategic Goals:

  • Build an outstanding faculty body with proper representation of Saudis
  • Provide innovative and integrative learning experience to produce globally competitive graduates
  • Improve significantly the research output and quality
  • Provide value adding services to the community
  • Align structure and ensure responsive management systems
  • Enhance competitiveness through image and brand building

Dhahran City

Dhahran, a vibrant City, is the center of the nation’s oil industry. The city enjoys good transport resources both nationally and internationally. The airport of Dhahran Airport (DHA) is one of Saudi Arabia’s three major international airports. Taxi services are frequent and operate at reasonable prices and are widely available. Many smaller residential compounds also operate their own bus services.

Dhahran city is very close by to other gulf countries, which makes it a popular hub and accessible place to researcher and scholars living in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Oman

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