[AISWorld] DEADLINE EXTENSION: IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference (Dublin, December 2016) - Beyond Interpretivism? New Encounters with Technology & Organisation

Séamas Kelly seamas.kelly at ucd.ie
Wed May 11 12:38:56 EDT 2016

Due to a number of requests, we have agreed to extend the submission deadline for this conference by one week, to midnight (British Summer Time/ GMT+1) on Wednesday 18 May.
With good wishes


Beyond Interpretivism?
New Encounters with Technology and Organisation
Programme Chairs
Lucas Introna (Lancaster), Donncha Kavanagh (UCD), Séamas Kelly (UCD),
Wanda Orlikowski (MIT), Susan Scott (LSE)

Keynote speakers   <http://www.abdn.ac.uk/socsci/people/profiles/tim.ingold>
Tim Ingold <http://www.abdn.ac.uk/socsci/people/profiles/tim.ingold> and Karin Knorr Cetina <http://sociology.uchicago.edu/people/faculty/knorr_cetina.shtml>
Organising  Chairs
Allen Higgins (UCD) and Maura Mulvey (UCD)
Dublin, Ireland - 9-10 December 2016
(in advance of ICIS 2016 in Dublin)

http://ifip82dublin.weebly.com <http://ifip82dublin.weebly.com/>

IFIP WG 8.2 <http://ifipwg82.wikidot.com/conferences> has a distinguished history in shaping research agendas around information technology and organisation.  The 1984 Manchester Working Conference (Fitzgerald et al. 1985), for instance, has been long regarded as a key moment in the movement to embrace more pluralistic, post-positivist research approaches within the information systems (IS) field.  Subsequent working conferences built on this gathering by promoting and developing interpretive modes of enquiry into IS and organisational phenomena, thus shaping the formation of a generation of IS researchers.  Now, more than three decades after the landmark Manchester event, we hope that Dublin in 2016 will provide a site to contemplate a re-gathering and re-focusing of attention on possible new kinds of research encounters with technology and organisation.

To suggest a move ‘beyond’ interpretivism is not to deny or diminish its importance; rather we want to build on and extend this tradition in novel and interesting ways.  Specifically, if the interpretivist turn drew its legitimation primarily from the philosophical field of epistemology — where the distinction between truth and meaning making was explored — less attention was placed on other philosophical domains, such as ontology, ethics and aesthetics.  Thus, we invite contributors to explore a broadening of ‘conventional’ interpretivist approaches to understanding techno-organisational phenomena.  In particular, we wish to provoke stimulating discussion between social scientists from different fields who collectively share an interest in technology and organisation. Examples of suggested topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
Process philosophy and ontologies of becoming (Whitehead 1978, Introna 2013, Chia 2002)
Practice Theory (Schatzki et al. 2001, Nicolini 2013)
Performativity (Austin 1962, Butler 1990, Mol 2002, MacKenzie 2006)
Agential Realism (Barad 2007, Orlikowski and Scott 2008)
Non-representational theory (Thrift 2007)
Materiality, embodiment and spatialisation (Ingold 2000, Whatmore 2006, Malpas 2006)
Affect and the body (Clough and Halley 2007, Burkitt 1999)
Post-humanism and sociomateriality (Haraway 1991, Mol 2002, Suchman 2007)
Phronetic social science (Flyvbjerg et al. 2012
Ecological approaches (Ingold 2012)

While priority will be given to the themes outlined in this call, we also welcome submissions on topics relevant to IFIP Working Group 8.2 <http://ifipwg82.org/>.  The working conference will be held on the Friday and Saturday preceding ICIS 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

Paper submission:
Full research papers should be no more than 7,000 words in length. Shorter papers (3,000 words maximum) describing work in progress may also be accepted for presentation at a poster session.
Papers submitted for review should be in PDF format, and should not include any information that might identify the authors.
Papers should be submitted at the following location:  https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/ifip_WG8-2_WC_2016 <https://ocs.springer.com/ocs/home/ifip_WG8-2_WC_2016>
Full papers that are accepted for the conference will be published in a volume by Springer.

Important dates:
Deadline for paper submission

18 May 2016

Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions

5 July 2016

Deadline for final papers

2 September 2016

Date of conference

9-10 December 2016

Conference fees:
(to include 2 light lunches, coffees, a drinks reception, and conference dinner)

Early bird (registration by 16 September 2016)
Standard delegates: 		€275
Students and unwaged: 	€125

Standard (registration by 25 November 2016)
Standard delegates: 		€350
Students and unwaged: 	€175

For further information, please contact the Organising Chairs:

Allen Higgins
e: allen.higgins at ucd.ie <mailto:allen.higgins at ucd.ie>
t: +353-1-7164775

Maura Mulvey
e: maura.mulvey at ucd.ie <mailto:maura.mulvey at ucd.ie>
t: +353-1-7164706
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