[AISWorld] CfP: "Personal ICT: Design, use and impacts" at ECIS 2018

Manuel Trenz manuel.trenz at wiwi.uni-augsburg.de
Wed Oct 18 13:06:37 EDT 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS – ECIS 2018 Track "Personal ICT: Design, use and impacts"


26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018)

June 23rd – 28th 2018 / Portsmouth, UK ( <http://www.ecis2018.eu> http://www.ecis2018.eu)

 <http://ecis2018.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ECIS2018_Track23_Personal_ICT.pdf> http://ecis2018.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ECIS2018_Track23_Personal_ICT.pdf 


Deadline for paper submissions:  November 27th 2017




The rapid diffusion of powerful technology has infused our lives with a plentitude of devices and services. With more mobile devices than people on earth and a growing number of products and services entering individuals’ private sphere, this area of digitization calls for further attention. Such personal ICT serve a plentitude of purposes and range from devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, smart home and health trackers; services such as instant messengers and advanced personal assistants; to complex peer-to-peer ecosystems such as social networks, sharing services, and collaborative systems. 


Accordingly, this track focuses on the design, use and impacts of these devices, services and complex product-service systems that are preliminary aimed at individuals in their different and varying roles as consumers, family members, friends, and citizens. This track aims at conflating perspectives on (1) the unique aspects of designing and building such ICT, (2) their impacts on individuals, organizations, and society, as well as (3) the challenges in managing them. For the benefit of individuals, firms, and society, this track seeks to gather insights that can be used to actively shape – i.e. understand, facilitate, and if necessary limit - the role of these novel technologies in individuals’ everyday lives.


The track aligns well with the ECIS 2018 conference theme “Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change” since the digitization of individuals’ personal spheres is shaped by strong interactions between social and technical aspects.


We encourage both full paper and research-in-progress paper submissions on the topic from all theoretical and methodological perspectives. 


Topics include but are not limited to:

•             Management and use of personal ICT

−  Interaction patterns with personal ICT

−  Discontinuance of personal ICT

−  Interdependencies between different devices and services in individuals’ ICT portfolios

•             Impact of personal ICT

−  Positive direct impacts (e.g., convenience, happiness, health improvements, …)

−  Negative direct impacts (e.g., exhaustion, physical well-being, …)

−  Indirect impacts on third parties (e.g., family, peers, society, organizations)

−  Rebound effects (e.g., reduced creativity)

•             Design of personal ICT

−  Approaches to develop ICT and related services tied to the needs of individuals

−  Design characteristics for personal ICT 


High quality and relevant papers from this track will be selected for fast-tracked development towards Internet Research (www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/intr).



Manuel Trenz, University of Augsburg, Germany

Christian Matt, University of Bern, Switzerland

Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Aalto University, Finland



Marc Adam, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Benedikt Berger, LMU Munich, Germany

Verena Dorner, KIT, Germany

Pnina Fichman, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Russell Haines, Old Dominion University, USA

Sabrina Hauff, University of Augsburg, Germany

Aban Lubna, University of Canberra, Australia

Brad McKenna, University of East Anglia, UK

Jani Merikivi, Aalto University, Finland

Christoph Peters, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Jella Pfeiffer, KIT, Germany

Verena Tiefenbeck, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Ofir Turel, California State University, Fullerton, USA

Wael Soliman, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


Dr. Manuel Trenz
Assistant Professor

University of Augsburg | Faculty of Business and Economics

Chair of Information Systems and Management | Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit

 <http://www.wiwi.uni-augsburg.de/en/bwl/veit/team/assistant-professors/trenz> http://www.wiwi.uni-augsburg.de/en/bwl/veit/team/assistant-professors/trenz



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