Conference Theme Track: Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design

The 2013 ICIS promotes research and knowledge about the diverse ways in which the work of information systems designers is reshaping society. The newest designs of information systems are not only changing the way organizations store and process information, but also the way citizens interact with their governments, the way patients interact with their physicians, the way students interact with their teachers, the way individuals socialize with each other, etcetera, etcetera. In short, design of information systems is a fundamental part of how entire societies are reshaping themselves in the ubiquitous presence of communications networks, computers, mobile devices, data storage, and distributed systems. The 2013 theme track will welcome a broad range of research papers examining how the design of information systems is contributing to changes in society. Topics within this theme would include, but are not limited to,

  • Characteristics of online societies as social networking
  • IS design and a society of social networks
  • Evaluating societal use and success of information systems
  • Challenges in designing information systems for societal purposes
  • Management challenges, such as societal constraints and affordances, in user-driven innovation
  • Societal value and meaning of advanced information technologies (e.g., Web 2.0 and Cloud)
  • Societal innovation and technical systems
  • Societal impacts of IS designs

Track Chairs

Sirkka Jarvenpaa (University of Texas at Austin)
Giuseppe Soda (Bocconi University)
Robert Winter (University of St. Gallen)

Associate Editors

  • Francesco Bolici, Cassino University, Italy
  • Kristin Braa, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Paulo Rupino da Cunha, University of Coimbra & Carnegie Melon University, Portugal
  • Jason Dedrick, Syracuse University, USA
  • Thomas Hess, University of Munich, Germany
  • Gerald Kane, Boston College, USA
  • Christine Legner, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Massimo Magni, University of Bocconi, Italy
  • Olivera Marjanovic, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Tobias Mettler, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Vincenzo Morabito, University of Bocconi, Italy
  • Sarah Spiekermann, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Mani Subramani, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University, USA
  • Huseyin Tanriverdi ,University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Thompson Teo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Marinos Themistocleous, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Noam Tractinsky, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Hans van der Heijden, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
  • Gianluigi Viscusi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Tim Weitzel, University of Bamberg, Germany
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