[AISWorld] AMCIS 2016 CFP: Information Technology and Digitization for Sustainable Transportation
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
Decision support for sustainable transportation and mobility
Analytics and Big Data facilitating sustainable transportation and mobility
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.
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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