[AISWorld] CFP AMCIS 2015: IT issues in emerging economies

Shana Rachel Ponelis ponelis at uwm.edu
Tue Dec 9 13:06:41 EST 2014


AMCIS 2015
El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico
August 13-15, 2015

Mini-track: IT issues in emerging economies
Track: ICTs in Global Development (SIG GlobDev)

The evolving growth of ICT in emerging economies such as the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and countries such as Mexico, Argentina, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Poland, Nigeria, and Turkey, has been remarkable in recent years and is likely to continue. These countries have become a leading market force, not just as ICT users but also as manufacturers of ICT services and goods. For example, according to Simon (2011), China has become the world's largest producer of ICT products. Although these countries are eagerly using and adapting ICTs to solve their real-life problems they face unique challenges compared to the established, developed economies. These challenges include high illiteracy rates, extreme poverty, and high mortality rates to mention a few. It is crucial for emerging economies to harness the power of ICTs to address these and other unique challenges more effectively.  Research contributions in this track will help to further equip those in emerging economies with the intellectual capacity to address these issues. Those in developed economies will also benefit from understanding the possibilities and limitations of ICTs and how to promote its adoption, adaptation and use in emerging economies. This mini-track is therefore of vital interest to information systems researchers and practitioners.

This mini-track invites contribution from researchers who are from emerging economies or those who are working on issues related to emerging economies to share their research and professional insights in IT issues within these emerging economies. We welcome accomplished research as well as research-in-progress contributions. Contributions that illustrate information technologies specifically customized to the needs and contexts of emerging economies are greatly encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Drivers and barriers for ICT adoption in emerging economies;
* E-government, e-health, or e-learning applications in emerging economies;
* Innovative applications of ICTs in emerging economies, including mobile applications;
* Acceptance and use of cloud computing in emerging economies;
* User interfaces, information presentation and local language adaptation;
* Research frameworks to study ICT in emerging economies;
* Impact of emerging economies on the ICT industry;
* ICT for socio-economic development in emerging economies;
* ICT infrastructure in emerging economies;
* ICT policy in emerging market economies;
* Strategies for addressing the digital divide and information poverty;
* Information and computer literacy in emerging economies;
* Indigenous knowledge systems and ICT in emerging economies;
* Ethical aspects of ICTs in emerging economies, including e-waste.

January 5, 2015 Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2015 begin
February 25, 2015 Deadline for paper submissions
May 5, 2015 Final decisions

Instructions for authors and more information about the conference at http://amcis2015.aisnet.org/.

Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Marlene.Holmner at up.ac.za
Shana Ponelis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, ponelis at uwm.edu

Simon, J.P., 2011. The ICT Landscape in BRICS countries: Brazil, India, China, Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, Joint Research Centre. Available at: http://ideas.repec.org/p/ipt/iptwpa/jrc66110.html.

Shana R. Ponelis, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 3420, Milwaukee, WI 53211
ponelis at uwm.edu || 414-229-2514 || www4.uwm.edu/sois/people/profiles/ponelis.cfm<http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/people/profiles/ponelis.cfm>
Editorial Board member for Information Technology for Development, www.tandfonline.com/titd<http://www.tandfonline.com/titd>
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