[AISWorld] Call for Abstracts: HICSS 2016 Symposium: Cognitive Foreshadowing: Next Steps in Applying Neuroscience and Cognitive Science to Information Systems

Randall Minas, Jr rminas at hawaii.edu
Tue Aug 4 18:22:52 EDT 2015

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS. Please submit abstracts of up to 250 words for
consideration at the Symposium to Randall Minas at rminas at hawaii.edu.
Abstracts due by Sept 15 with notification of acceptance by October 1. Call is

HICSS 2016 Symposium: Cognitive Foreshadowing: Next Steps in Applying
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NCS) to Information Systems Research:

January 5-8, 2016
Grand Hyatt, Kauai
Half-day Symposium
Cognitive Foreshadowing: Next Steps in Applying Neuroscience and Cognitive
Science (NCS) to Information Systems Research
SWT Theme: Scientific Inquiry and Research Methods

Recent research has found that individual cognition plays an integral role
in our interactions with technology, often playing a role in many
fundamental IS research areas. This research has found cognitive
implications in areas such as virtual team interactions, systems analysis
and design, use errors, and common IS constructs such as trust and
technology acceptance. A basic tenet of information systems is
understanding how individuals process information when interacting with
technology. A deeper understanding of how individuals use technology can
enable developers to create and manage effective information systems.
While the information systems field has used a plethora of methodologies
to understand how people interact with technology, few methodological
tools have been able to directly examine cognition directly. Recently,
there has been considerable effort to incorporate the tools of cognitive
neuroscience and cognitive science, including testing of cognitive
processes (e.g., attention and memory), into the IS researcher's
methodological toolkit. Some studies have been able to employ these
methodologies to disentangle apparent paradoxes that have existed in the
field by elucidating how individuals process information. In addition,
neuroimaging methodologies can also be augmented by other cognitive
science research, including observing user behavior and tracking patterns
of errors. Both are strengthened by studies of human vision, the neural
system, and other "deep" inspections of how humans process, transmit, and
reach shared understanding of information through the use of technology.
The goal of this symposium is to advance the use of these methodologies in
IS by bringing together researchers to share their work and insights.
Acting as a midwife for new fields in information systems has
traditionally been HICSS's greatest strength.

This symposium will present several insightful papers on its subject area.
Afterward, participants will attempt to develop a broader integrative
depiction of the field.

The following list of possible topics for NCS papers is not meant to be

.         Exploring the potential for neuroimaging tools and cognitive
science in informing design of future technology.
.         Implications for errors and correct development in programming,
spreadsheet development, business intelligence, big data analysis, and
other information systems of considerable analytical complexity.
.         Gaining insights into virtual team processes such as idea
generation, negotiation, and decision making.
.         Leveraging the brain and technology to enhance individual and
team performance.
.         Theoretical implications of the differences between the
constructed reality our brain presents to us and the real world.

Although submissions in the tradition of authors such as Kahneman and
Tversky will be considered, more priority may be given to approaches from
NeuroIS and cognitive science that emphasize the role of individual and
team cognitive processes can play in IS use and design.

SWT Leaders:

Randall Minas (Primary Contact)
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Email: rminas at hawaii.edu

Raymond Panko
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Email: panko at hawaii.edu

Adriane Randolph
Kennesaw State University
Email: arandolph at kennesaw.edu

Randall K Minas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, ITM Department
Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
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