[AISWorld] Pre-ECIS workshop: Developing Activity Theory in Information Studies (DATIS)

Stan Karanasios stan.karanasios at rmit.edu.au
Mon Apr 16 19:36:49 -04 2018


*Developing Activity Theory in Information Studies (DATIS)*

*25th June 2018*

*At the European Conference on Information Systems, Portsmouth, UK*

*http://ecis2018.eu/call-for-workshops-or-tutorials/
<http://ecis2018.eu/call-for-workshops-or-tutorials/>*



*Organizers:*

Dr Boyka Simeonova, b.simeonova at lboro.ac.uk, Loughborough University, UK

Dr Stan Karanasios, stan.karanasios at rmit.edu.au, RMIT University, Australia

Professor David K. Allen, d.allen at lubs.leeds.ac.uk, University of Leeds, UK

Dr Jyoti Mishra, j.l.mishra1 at bradford.ac.uk, University of Bradford, UK

Dr Alistair Norman, a.w.t.norman at lubs.leeds.ac.uk, University of Leeds, UK



Over the last two decades the use of Activity Theory has developed within
the field of information systems (IS) (Allen et al., 2013; Karanasios &
Allen, 2013; Karanasios 2018; Malaurent and Avison 2015; Simeonova, 2017),
as well as related fields such as Human Computer Interaction (Kaptelinin &
Nardi, 2006; Kuutti, 1996; Nardi, 1996), information studies (Allen et al.,
2011; Spasser, 1999; Wilson, 2008; Hasan et al., 2016), organisation
studies (Engeström 2000; Jazrabkowski 2003) and communications (Spinuzzi,
2012). However, while there is a growing community, the use and development
of Activity Theory in IS remains underdeveloped and fragmented.



The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen and develop the community of
IS scholars using Activity Theory as an analytic and explanatory framework
to understand the relationship between information, knowledge, context,
people and technology. While there is significant interest in this topic
many of the researchers deploying Activity Theory are working as lone
scholars within IS and related departments.



The aim of the workshop will be threefold:



1. Strengthen and build the community of scholars within IS using Activity
Theory to understand the relationship between information, knowledge,
context, people and technology.

2. Provide an opportunity for scholars to reflect and gain feedback on work
in progress or gain fresh perspectives.

3. Provide support for researchers that are starting to explore Activity
Theory.



*Submission details and dates*

·        Submission of short paper (500 words): May 1st should be e-mailed
to Boyka Simeonova, b.simeonova at lboro.ac.uk, with the words ‘DATIS
Workshop’ in the title.

·       Short paper submission is not required for attendance at the
workshop.

*Deadline extension to May 1st 2018*

*Notification of acceptance: May 7th 2018*


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