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June 12, 2017, 09.00 – 17.00

This course is a pre-event of the Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2017; the retreat starts with a reception and dinner in the evening of June 12.

Theme: Getting Started with NeuroIS: Choosing Tools, Methodologies, and Theories

Format: The Training Course 2017 is designed to give participants a basic foundation in major concepts, methods, and tools related to NeuroIS research. This course is specifically designed to collaborate in actively developing NeuroIS research strategies for early-stage research ideas of interest to the participants.  Participants are asked to submit research ideas in advance, and to come prepared to briefly present and discuss their ideas in a workshop atmosphere. The tutors – Prof. Fred D. Davis (Texas Tech University, USA), Pierre-Majorique Léger (HEC Montréal, Canada), and René Riedl (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and University of Linz, Austria) – will provide feedback and suggestions based on the nature of the research ideas. Participation should provide value for IS, computer science, and management PhD students and faculty. There are no specific prerequisites for participation. English is the course language.

The course uses an interactice teaching approach, and it covers fundamental themes, including the following questions: Why do we need NeuroIS? How to conduct NeuroIS studies? What constitutes a good NeuroIS contribution? The course takes a beginner rather than an expert approach to the material presented, and it is mainly based on a recent book: Riedl, R. & Léger, P.-M.: Fundamentals of NeuroIS: Information Systems and the Brain. Springer, 2016.

Research ideas must be submitted in English to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it not later than May 12, 2017 (please send a WORD or PDF file). Research idea documents may not exceed 2 pages of text and should include author name(s) and contact information, as well as a description of: (1) problem statement, (2) research question(s) and/or hypotheses, (3) intended methods/tools, (4) expected contribution, and (5) key references. Participants must be prepared to present their research ideas at the course (the presentation must not exceed 5 minutes). Based on this presentation, the tutors will provide their comments and recommendations. Based on this interactive format, it is hoped that participants get a maximum of feedback on their research ideas. Please note that it is possible to participate without submitting a research idea document.

Certificate: Attendees receive a certificate of participation.


Fred D. Davis   Fred D. Davis is Professor and Stevenson Chair in Information Technology at Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business. He received his Ph.D. from MIT, and his research interests include user acceptance of information technology, technology supported decision making, skill acquisition, and NeuroIS.  He has been a co-organizer of the Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS since 2009. His research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of MIS, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Computers in Human Behavior, and others.
Pierre-Majorique Léger   Pierre-Majorique Léger is a Full Professor of Information Systems at HEC Montréal. He holds a PhD in industrial engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal and has done post-doctoral studies in information technologies at HEC Montréal and NYU Stern. He is also Invited professor at Henry B. Tippie College of Business (University of Iowa) and Tuck School of Business (Dartmouth University). He is the director of the ERPsim Lab and co-director of Tech3Lab. He has published articles in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Management of Information Systems, Information & Management, Technovation, Computers in Human Behavior, and others. Moreover, he is a co-author of the book “Fundamentals of NeuroIS: Information Systems and the Brain”.
René Riedl   René Riedl  is a professor for Digital Business and Innovation at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria and an associate professor for Business Informatics at the University of Linz. He has published in various academic journals, including BMC Neurology, Business & Information Systems Engineering, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, and PLoS ONE. Moreover, he is a co-author of the book “Fundamentals of NeuroIS: Information Systems and the Brain”.