[AISWorld] CFP: AMCIS 2017 Mini-Track: Socio-Technical Challenges in Smart City Development

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Thu Feb 2 07:05:47 EST 2017

*CALL FOR PAPERS - AMCIS 2017, Boston, August 10-12, 2017*

*Mini-Track: Socio-Technical Challenges in Smart City Development *

*part of " Social Technical and Social Inclusion Issues (SIGSI)"

We warmly invite your submissions to the mini-track on "Socio-Technical Challenges in Smart City Development".

*Mini-track Description*

It is increasingly recognized by governors, information systems researchers and industrial practitioners that, although the smart city concept is driven by advanced information technologies, its success can be highly influenced by a wide range of socio-technical factors and challenges.  However, an extensive review of the current literature suggested that the majority of smart city studies focused mainly on the technical and engineering aspects, such as smart city IT architecture, operational algorithms, engineering models, prototype designs, and smart testbeds.  In contrast, there is a significant scarcity of studies to explore potential social, cultural, political, ethical, managerial, organizational, and human aspects related to the design, development, deployment and usage of smart technologies, systems and services in different societal and city contexts.  This minitrack thus aims to serve as a forum to bridge this knowledge gap, as well as to offer a socio-technical angle and an information systems perspective to complement the very technical view in the current smart city research agenda.

*Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:*

- Public trust, user acceptance, user behaviors, citizen needs, and citizen engagement in smart city services;

- Impacts of smart technologies and systems on people, organisations, and the whole ecosystem of cities;

- Behaviour changes led by the daily usage of smart city services and facilities;

- Technochange management in smart cities;

- Emerging economic, business and service models in smart cities

- Data integration, data governance and data management issues in smart cities

- Cultural, organizational, institutional, and any other socio-technical challenges affecting the development and deployment of smart solutions in the context of specific cities.

 *Important Dates*

- January 09, 2017: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS papers begin
- March 01, 2017: Deadline for AMCIS paper submissions due 1 pm EST
- April 17, 2017: Notification of initial decision on submitted papers
- April 25, 2017: Deadline for camera-ready revisions
- April 28, 2017: Notification of decision on revised camera-ready papers

*Mini-track Chairs*
- Guochao Alex Peng, Professor, School of Information Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
- Miguel Nunes, Dean and Professor, School of Information Management, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

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