[AISWorld] AMCIS 2014 CFP Mini-Track "Design, Evaluation and Implication of Online Communication"

Zhang Yi zhang.shengwen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 3 17:26:03 EST 2014

AMCIS 2014 (August 7-10, 2014, Savannah, Georgia, USA)
Mini-Track: "Design, Evaluation and Implication of Online Communication"
Track: Human Computer Interaction
AMCIS 2014 website:

We invite you to submit your manuscripts to the 20th Americas Conference on
Information Systems (AMCIS 2014), HCI Track and Design, Evaluation and
Implication of Online Communication mini-track.

Online communication technologies enable individuals to communicate with
one another via mediating technologies such as private corporate intranets
and the Internet. Research in this area is broad and interdisciplinary,
examining how human agents use interactive technologies to perform both
business processes and personal interactions. The phenomena of interests to
researchers in this area may include but are not limited to: ICTs, virtual
communication (such as Lowry, et al., 2009), online communities (such as
Posey, et al., 2010), virtual team research (such as Olson & Olson, 2012),
network communication, instant messaging (such as Lowry, et al., 2011),
group decision-making (such as Lowry, et al., 2010), videoconferencing,
text messaging, hypertext, distance learning, Internet forums, groups, and
distribution lists, and design and analytical methodologies. With
never-ending technological advances to information and communication
technologies, communication systems continue to evolve into *new
forms*involving innovative media and applications. The impact of the
organizational use of *new technologies* such as virtual and mixed reality,
augmented environment, 3D web, adaptive and personalized interfaces, new  audio
and video  techniques, and data visualization deserves further research.
Furthermore, employees are increasingly working together in virtual teams
with different time zones, different geographic locations and different
cultures. The increased commonality of virtual work teams present
challenges to productivity in organizations. Advancements are needed in
understanding how information technologies can be leveraged to overcome the
workplace difficulties presented by geographic, temporal and cultural


Given the novelty of many new technologies and their potential for
transforming businesses, social communications, and education, this
mini-track aims to advance the understanding of best theories and practices
for designing, evaluating and using new online communication tools and
technologies. Furthermore, many new non-business oriented online
communication technologies are transforming social interactions and human
networks. It is, therefore, important to analyze cases and examples and
conduct experiments where businesses are leveraging public and social
electronic communications.

*Topics include but are not limited to:*

 *  Impacts of new tools and technologies that support personal,
interpersonal, group, community, and organizational communications.

*  Influence of online communication technology in virtual communities.

*  Impact of online communication on group behavior and outcomes in virtual

*  Emerging online communication technologies, their adoption, usage,
evaluation, and effects.

*  New design genres examining online communication technology used in
political, economic, social, and legal contexts.

*  ICT tools and applications through which social relations are developed,
maintained, and grown.

*  Theoretical and conceptual frameworks concerning the design, usage, and
evaluation of innovative CMC tools and technologies

*  New concerns regarding information privacy, interpersonal and business
related trust issues, self-disclosure concerns, and other confidentiality
issues for employees, individuals, and minorities (such as women, teens,
GLB) in using online communication technology.

*  Studies of the components, processes, and contexts of emerging and
innovative online communication and technologies.

*  Impact of online communication technology in teaching and learning.

===== IMPORTANT DATES ======

* January 5, 2014: AIS Review System will begin accepting submissions for
AMCIS 2014
* March 1, 2014: Submission deadline (No submissions will be accepted
after midnight, Savannah (EST) time, March 1, 2014)
* April 4, 2014: Authors will be notified as to whether their submission
was accepted, conditionally accepted, or rejected
* April 18, 2014: Authors must have their revised submissions submitted
* April 25, 2014: Authors must have their camera-ready, final papers


*  Dr. Yi (Jenny) Zhang, Department of Information Systems & Decision
Sciences, California State University, Fullerton (jzhang at fullerton.edu)

*  Dr. Hyo-Joo Han, Department of Information Systems, Georgia Southern
University (hhan at georgiasouthern.edu)
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