[AISWorld] AMCIS 2016 CFP: Information Technology and Digitization for Sustainable Transportation

Tobias Brandt tobias.brandt at is.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jan 22 12:02:40 EST 2016

22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS),
San Diego, CA, August 13-16, 2016

Mini-Track: Information Technology and Digitization for Sustainable 
Tack: Green IS and Sustainability (SIGGreen)


The transportation sector continues to be a main driver of global 
CO2-emmissions and environmental pollution (IPCC 2014). However, 
technological progress and digitization are having a profound effect on 
transportation and mobility, potentially decimating their environmental 
footprint. Information technology and information systems play a 
critical role in this transition. Electric vehicles would be much less 
appealing without online maps of charging stations and a simple 
electronic payment system. Information systems for managing the charging 
process of large electric vehicle fleets are necessary to ensure 
stability of electricity grids (Schmidt et al. 2014, Kahlen et al. 
2014). Carsharing, bikesharing, and ridesharing services as well as 
multimodal mobility approaches are enabled by interactive online 
platforms and marketplaces that allow customers to locate, reserve, and 
pay for the vehicles (Birdsall 2014). They are also supported by 
sophisticated analytics systems that address the spatial and temporal 
volatility of vehicle supply and demand (Wagner et al. 2015). Green 
Logistics enables enterprise to substantially reduce the environmental 
impact of their supply and distribution systems (Dedrick 2010). All of 
these developments challenge established management and innovation 
approaches for incumbent organizations.

This minitrack is inviting theoretical, empirical, and design-oriented 
papers that address how information technology, information systems, and 
digitization support the transition towards a sustainable mobility and 
transportation sector. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Digital business models for sustainable transportation and mobility
Managerial challenges stemming from the digital transformation of the 
mobility sector
Decision support for sustainable transportation and mobility
Analytics and Big Data facilitating sustainable transportation and mobility
Green Logistics
Digital services for electric mobility
Acceptance of sustainable mobility services


Authors can submit Full Papers or Emergent Research Forum (ERF) papers. 
ERF papers are limited to 2,500 words (excluding references and 
appendices) and will be included in the conference proceedings either 
with the submitted paper or with the abstract of the paper. Submission 
open on January 4, 2016, and close on March 2, 2016 at 10 AM PST.

*Minitrack Co-Chairs*

Tobias Brandt, University of Freiburg, Germany, 
tobias.brandt at is.uni-freiburg.de (primary contact)
Wolf Ketter, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, wketter at rsm.nl
Lutz M. Kolbe, University of Göttingen, Germany, 
lutz.kolbe at wiwi.uni-goettingen.de
Dirk Neumann, University of Freiburg, Germany, 
dirk.neumann at is.uni-freiburg.de


Birdsall, M. (2014): “Carsharing in a Sharing Economy,” ITE Journal, 
84(4), pp. 37-40.
Dedrick, J.  (2010): “Green IS: Concepts and Issues for Information 
Systems Research,” Communications of the AIS, 27, Article 11.
IPCC (2014): Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of 
Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the 
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Core Writing Team, R.K. 
Pachauri and L.A. Meyer (eds.). IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 151 pp.
Kahlen, M., Ketter, W., and Dalen, J. van (2014): “Balancing with 
Electric Vehicles: A Profitable Business Model,” in ECIS 2014 
Proceedings, Paper 11.
Lilley, S., Kotter, R., and Evatt, N. (2013): A review of electric 
vehicles charge point map websites in the NSR – Interim Report. 22 pp.
Schmidt, J., Eisel, M., & Kolbe, L. M. (2014): “Assessing the potential 
of different charging strategies for electric vehicle fleets in closed 
transport systems,” Energy Policy, 74, pp. 179–189.
Wagner, S., Brandt, T., Neumann, D. (2016): “In free float: Developing 
Business Analytics support for carsharing providers,” Omega, 59(A), pp. 

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