[AISWorld] Reminder: CFP IFIP WG8.2 Conference - Tampa Dec 2012

Brian.Fitzgerald Brian.Fitzgerald at ul.ie
Wed May 30 10:19:19 EDT 2012

IFIP Working Group 8.2 Conference

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

December 13-14, 2012 

(immediately prior to ICIS, Orlando, FL)




Theme: Shaping the Future of ICT Research: Methods and Approaches


Important Dates


Deadline for Paper Submission:                                 1 July

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection Decisions:       1 September 2012 

Final Papers and Proceedings Materials:                   20 September

Date of conference:
13-14 December, 2012


General Chair:            Alan Hevner and Michael Myers

Program Chairs:         Anol Bhattacherjee and Brian Fitzgerald

Organizing Chairs:     Rosann Webb Collins and Joni Jones


Since the founding of the International Federation for Information
Processing (IFIP) in 1960 as a non-profit organization dedicated to
advancing information processing throughout the world, the research and
practice of information and communication technologies (ICT) has
experienced seismic changes.  Organizational computing architectures
have shifted from mainframe computing to client-server to distributed to
cloud computing, information technology has spawned new business models
based on electronic commerce and service-oriented architecture,
communities and nations are relying on ICT to leapfrog into the future,
and as the recent events in the Middle-East demonstrate, online social
media has provided a new voice to a worldwide movement toward democracy.
Researchers are continuously challenged to find innovative approaches to
perform relevant and rigorous ICT studies.

In the context of this changing world of ICT, what are the key research
problems that we, as ICT researchers, should be studying, and how should
we be studying such problems?  This international conference issues a
call to present research designs and programs that have the potential to
shape the future of ICT research.  We welcome research papers that
explore new directions in the design, use, and impacts of ICT in our
organizational and social lives, papers that explore new or integrated
methods for studying issues relevant to ICT research, and papers that
can provoke a healthy debate on the conduct of future ICT research. In
particular, we welcome ICT research proposals that transcend boundaries
between theories, methods, approaches, and disciplines.  

Thought leaders in the ICT community are encouraged to participate and
help in forming a vision and agenda for the future of relevant and
rigorous ICT research methods and approaches for the next decade. Our
goal is to broaden this discussion beyond the Information Systems
community to include researchers from the many ICT-related disciplines.

Examples of suggested research questions for discussion include, but are
not limited to:


*	How can we design better ICT artifacts for the future? What is
the role of design science in ICT research?
*	How will we use or appropriate ICT in the future in our
personal, social, or organizational lives? How will ICT impact our
personal, social, or professional lives in the future?
*	How should IS researchers study non-organizational uses of ICT?
How should we study phenomena which stretch traditional IS boundaries,
such as Wikipedia, FLOSS?
*	How can we design mixed-method research projects that adequately
address the issues of concerns for future ICT research? How do we best
integrate positivist, interpretative, and design research methods?
*	How can be build better theories of ICT design, use, or effects,
and how do we judge the utility of such theories?
*	What goals or metrics can we employ to judge ICT success in the
*	How can ICT inform or influence social or national debates
toward anti-corruption or democracy? What social and political
constraints restrict the potential benefits of ICT, and how can we
overcome such constraints?
*	How can ICT inform or influence issues of sustainability for
organizations and society? What is the future of GreenIT and Energy
Informatics initiatives?
*	What are prospective new directions for future ICT research
and/or practice? 
*	How does ICT research accommodate the shift to 'digital native'
*	Exemplar research projects that demonstrate promising new
approaches for ICT research.

Further details available at the conference web-site:



Prof Brian Fitzgerald, PhD (Lond), FICS, FBCS, CEng.
Frederick Krehbiel Chair in Innovation in Business and Technology,
University of Limerick, IRELAND
http://www.csis.ul.ie/staff/BF/ <http://www.csis.ul.ie/staff/BF/> 
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