Tracks

1. Economics of IS

Track Chairs:

Chen Yuanyuan discy@nus.edu.sg National University of Singapore
Huang Ke-wei huangkw@comp.nus.edu.sg National University of Singapore
Byung-joon Yoo byoo@snu.ac.kr Seoul National University

Program Committee Members

Abhishek Kathuria Assistant Professor The University of Hong Kong
Byungcho Kim Assistant Professor Korea University
Chunmian Ge Assistant Professor South China University of Technology
Ding Chao Assistant Professor The University of Hong Kong
Jae Hong Park Assistant Professor Kyunghee University
Ling-Chieh Kung Assistant Professor National Taiwan University
Mei Lin Assistant Professor Singapore Management University
Qian Tang Assistant Professor Singapore Management University
Qingliang Wang Assistant Professor Xi'an Jiaotong University
Qiqi Jiang Assistant Professor Tongji University
Wooje Cho Assistant Professor Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Young Bong Chang Associate Professor Sungkyunkwan University
Yung-Ming Li Professor National Chiao Tung University
Zhong Yao Professor Beihang University

Description:

Information technologies have fundamentally transformed information availability and economic exchange in a wide range of industries. They reshape individual behaviors and business processes and create new business opportunities while consumers become more demanding as they have access to information more efficiently. As information systems bring about new opportunities, they also present new challenges and research problems.


This track invites theoretical and empirical submissions that leverage economic theories and methodologies and address important questions pertinent to the use of IS, the value and impacts that they create, and various economic and social issues induced by the greater availability of information and technologies. We welcome submissions with a wide range of methodologies such as analytical modelling, simulation-based methods, experimental approaches, and econometric analysis.

Topics of Interest:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Economics of social and mobile media;
  • Open innovation and crowdsourcing;
  • Economics of Web 2.0 and user-generated contents;
  • Pricing, consumer behaviors and advertising in B2C and B2B markets
  • Economics and business value of cloud computing
  • Economics of health information technologies and healthcare informatics
  • Information security and privacy
  • Knowledge economy and IT labor
  • IT and supply chain management
  • Outsourcing and offshoring contract
  • Pricing of information goods and services
  • Intellectual property

2. Knowledge Management

Track Chairs:

Xitong Guo xitongguo@gmail.com Harbin Institute of Technology
Kanliang Wang kanliang.wang@gmail.com Renmin University
Bock Gee-Woo gwbock@skku.edu Sungkyunkwan University

Program Committee Members

Ayoung Suh Assistant Professor Ewha Womans University
Bo Yang Assistant Professor Renmin University of China
Byungsoo Kim Assistant Professor Seoul Women's University
Dongpu Fu Lecturer Capital University of Economics and Business
Guopeng Yin Associate Professor University of International Business and Economics
Jaehong Park Assistant Professor Kyunghee University
Jimyeon Lee Consultant Samsung SDS
Jin Zhang Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Renmin University of China
Jonghyun Kim Research Fellow Sungkyunkwan University
Kyunghee Lee Visiting Professor Chungnam National University
Li Yu Lecturer Renmin University of China
Liqiang Huang Assistant Professor Zhejiang University
Mengxiang Li Lecturer University of Wollongong
Ming Ren Associate Professor Renmin University of China
Minsoo Shin Professor Hanyang University
Sangcheol Park Assistant Professor Hyupsung University
Seonyoung Shim Assistant Professor Kyung Hee Cyber University
Soonjae Kwon Professor of MIS Daegu University
Sung-Byung Yang Assistant Professor Ajou University
Angela Yan Yu Assistant Professor Renmin University of China
Yixiang Zhang Associate Professor Beijing Institute of Technology
Youn Jung Kang Research Fellow Sungkyunkwan University

Description:

Knowledge has been becoming one of the most important strategic assets for organizations in the 21st Century, and the effective management of knowledge is also widely considered an important factor that can help organizations sustain competitive advantage in volatile environments. In organizations, knowledge management (KM) process always involves the knowledge creation, knowledge storage/retrieval, knowledge transfer, and knowledge application.

Previous research has identified a series of interesting findings, like what factors influence organizations adopt information technology in managing knowledge; how information technology matches with the resources of an organization, thus leading to better performance; how the network of employees in a company affect knowledge transfer and management; the effect of employees’ knowledge sharing on organization performance, and so on.

However, there are still other related issues less concerned, e.g., knowledge management in small medium enterprises (SMEs). In addition, the landscape of knowledge management is also changing rapidly, such as emerging technologies used in knowledge management. This track welcomes submissions reflecting a breadth research traditions and approaches and addressing new and emerging issues in the KM field.

Topics of Interest:

Possible topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Knowledge sharing ambidexterity in organization (Im et al. 2008)
  • Knowledge sharing dilemmas in organization (Cabrera et al. 2002)
  • Knowledge management, innovation and organization performance (Darroch 2005; Du Plessis 2007; Swan et al. 1999)
  • Knowledge management systems adoption (Kankanhalli et al. 2005)
  • Knowledge management effectiveness through knowledge management systems (KMS)
  • Knowledge management using big data analytics
  • Knowledge management in multinational enterprise (MNE) (Gupta et al. 2000; Monteiro et al. 2008)
  • Knowledge management and human resource strategy (Chen et al. 2009)
  • Knowledge management in non-profit organizations such as hospitals and clinics (Argarwal et al. 2010)
  • Cross culture analysis of knowledge management systems implementation

References:

  • Agarwal, et al. 2010. “The Digital Transformation of Healthcare: Current Status and the Road Ahead,” Information Systems Research, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp 796-809
  • Cabrera, A., and Cabrera, E. F. 2002. "Knowledge-sharing dilemmas," Organization Studies (23:5), pp 687-710.
  • Chen, C.-J., and Huang, J.-W. 2009. "Strategic human resource practices and innovation performance—The mediating role of knowledge management capacity," Journal of Business Research (62:1), pp 104-114.
  • Darroch, J. 2005. "Knowledge management, innovation and firm performance," Journal of Knowledge Management (9:3), pp 101-115.
  • Du Plessis, M. 2007. "The role of knowledge management in innovation," Journal of Knowledge Management (11:4), pp 20-29.
  • Gupta, A. K., and Govindarajan, V. 2000. "Knowledge flows within multinational corporations," Strategic Management Journal (21:4), pp 473-496.
  • Im, G., and Rai, A. 2008. "Knowledge sharing ambidexterity in long-term interorganizational relationships," Management Science (54:7), pp 1281-1296.
  • Kankanhalli, A., Tan, B. C., and Wei, K.-K. 2005. "Contributing knowledge to electronic knowledge repositories: an empirical investigation," MIS Quarterly), pp 113-143.
  • Monteiro, L. F., Arvidsson, N., and Birkinshaw, J. 2008. "Knowledge flows within multinational corporations: Explaining subsidiary isolation and its performance implications," Organization Science (19:1), pp 90-107.
  • Swan, J., Newell, S., Scarbrough, H., and Hislop, D. 1999. "Knowledge management and innovation: networks and networking," Journal of Knowledge Management (3:4), pp 262-275.

 

3. Business Intelligence/Analytics

Track Chairs:

Goh Kim Yong gohky@comp.nus.edu.sg National University of Singapore
Michael Chau mchau@business.hku.hk University of Hong Kong
Sophie Cockcroft sophie@business.uq.edu.au University of Queensland

Program Committee Members

Alan Wang Associate Professor Virginia Tech
Brendon Woodford Lecturer Otago Business School, New Zealand
Daniel Chen Associate Professor Texas Christian University
Gavin Zhang Assistant Professor Northern Arizona University
Jing Wu Associate Professor Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Jingjing Zhang Assistant Professor Indiana University
Jongsawas Chongwatpol Assistant Professor NIDA Business School, Thailand
Kaiquan Xu Associate Professor Nanjing University
Martina Greiner Assistant Professor University of Nebraska, Omaha
Noyan Ilk Assistant Professor Florida State University
Qingliang Wang Assistant Professor Xi'an Jiaotong University
Roman Lukyanenko Assistant Professor Florida International University
Sabine Matook Senior Lecturer University of Queensland
Shuyuan (Lance) Deng Assistant Professor Dakota State University
Tsang-Hsiang Cheng Professor Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Xitong Li Assistant Professor HEC Paris
Zhepeng Li Assistant Professor York University
Zhijie Lin Assistant Professor Nanjing University

Description:

Over the past two decades, business intelligence and analytics and the emerging area of big data analytics have become increasingly important for both industry and academic communities. In combination, they constitute a dynamic, fascinating and highly relevant field of applied research for the Information Systems community.

We invite submissions of quantitative research that addresses novel data analysis methods, concepts or implementations that rely on principles and techniques in data mining, statistics, econometrics, computer science, design science, management science, and other computational or quantitative fields. We welcome new exploratory methods and visualization approaches for discovering patterns in large and dynamic data sources. We also welcome causal-explanatory modeling approaches that can lead to meaningful theory development and rigorous causal derivations in light of big data challenges and opportunities. New predictive and prescriptive (optimization-based) analytics models, methods or approaches are also highly relevant for this track.

We also invite submissions of qualitative research investigating the organizational and managerial issues in the context of business intelligence and analytics, such as critical success factors and business value of business intelligence projects, process-aware applications, data quality issues, knowledge management, case studies of best practices, and business analytics in society and non-profit organizations.

Applications or implementations, including empirical case studies and action research, of the aforementioned business intelligence and analytics topics could be demonstrated in various contexts such as e-commerce and market intelligence, enterprise data architecture and management, e-government data analytics and assessment, financial services analytics and intelligence, web intelligence and analytics, healthcare analytics, information security analytics, new performance metrics specific to big data era, social media analytics, etc. Above all, we encourage new research that spans boundaries across disciplines, data sources and methods to address important topics in business intelligence, business analytics and big data analytics at the individual, group or organizational level.

4. Cultural and Global Issues in IS

Track Chairs:

Juliana Sutanto jsutanto@ethz.ch ETH Zurich
Mayasandra Ravishankar M.N.Ravishankar@lboro.ac.uk Loughborough University
Jon Heales j.heales@business.uq.edu.au University of Queensland

Program Committee Members

Acklesh Prasad Lecturer Queensland University of Technology
Chinthake Wijesooriya Associate Lecturer University of Queensland
Dongming Xu Senior Lecturer University of Queensland
Ilan Oshri Professor Loughborough University
Julia Kotlarsky Professor Aston University
Lazaros Goutas Senior Researcher and Lecturer ETH Zurich
Neil Doherty Professor Loughborough University
Robert Davison Professor City University of Hong Kong
Scott McCoy Associate Professor College of William and Mary
Yi Liu Assistant Professor ESC Rennes

Description:

Cultural issues have become increasingly pertinent as organizations expand globally to seek new markets and tap into global talent pools. From the perspective of global market expansion, the same IS offering or the same means of digital communication may be perceived differently by consumers in different cultures, which in turn impact strategic and financial outcomes. At most times, IS need to be designed, implemented, and managed with sensitivity to culture. From the angle of global talent pools, within organizations, culture (and sub-cultures) play an important role in employees’ day-to-day operations involving IS.

As an increasing number of organisations rely on sophisticated IS to plan and execute global business strategies, to manage projects, and to train employees among other activities, the process of developing and implementing such systems has clearly an intimate, dynamic relationship with the values, beliefs, and norms held by multi-cultural employees.

Despite the continued interest in the concept of ‘culture’ within the IS community, our understanding of the nature and consequences of the important relationship between culture and consumers’ reaction, as well as between culture and employees’ productivity remains at a nascent stage.

This track welcomes conceptual and empirical papers, which focus on how culture (e.g., national, organizational, occupational etc.) relates to the management of commercial IS or organisational IS, particularly when the systems in question span geographical boundaries.

Topics of Interest:

Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
•     Virtual collaboration and national culture
•     Cultural barriers to IS implementation
•     Methods for studying cultural impacts of IS
•     Professional cultures and global software development teams
•     IS project management and cross-cultural issues
•     Cultural issues in IS development
•     Corporate culture and knowledge sharing
•     Consumer response to commercial communication across cultures
•     Cultural influences on emerging IT applications
•     National culture in the context of IS adoption, diffusion and use in global scenario
•     Multi-level analysis of culture and technology acceptance

5. IT Project Management and Outsourcing

Track Chairs:

Shirish Srivastava srivastava@hec.fr HEC Paris
Alanah Mitchell mitchellaj@appstate.edu Appalachian State University
Cecil Chua aeh.chua@auckland.ac.nz University of Auckland

Program Committee Members

Adrian Yong Kwang Yeow Senior Lecturer SIM University
Banita Lal Senior Lecturer Nottingham Trent University
Charlie Chen Professor Appalachian State University
Christina Wai Lin Soh Professor Nanyang Technological University
Gary Klein Couger Professor University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
Harminder Singh Senior Lecturer Auckland University of Technology
Janice Lo Assistant Professor HEC Paris
Julia Yuzhu Li Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Nripendra Rana Lecturer Swansea University
Sri Kudaravalli Assistant Professor HEC Paris
Wee Kiat Lim Research Fellow Singapore University of Technology and Design
Xitong Li Assistant Professor HEC Paris

Description:

IT project management researchers and practitioners face significant challenges that cover a range of topics across many Information Systems areas including virtual project management, agile project management, risk management and assurance, knowledge networks, project management methodologies, distributed project management, project leadership, sponsorship, project quality metrics, project management standards, best practices in project management, and project success. Outsourcing topics are also a related concern for Information Systems projects. 

The overall goal of the IT Project Management and Outsourcing Track is to feature quality research papers and one or more panels that focus on issues that cut across many traditional IT Project Management and Outsourcing areas.

The track solicits high-quality conceptual and empirical contributions that attempt to advance theory and application of project management or outsourcing using any research approach or philosophical perspective (e.g., action research, experiment, grounded theory, design science, case studies, survey research, theory development, prototyping, methodology development, PM tool development).

Topics of Interest:

These areas include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Theories used in project management and/or outsourcing
  • Virtual and distributed project management
  • Outsourcing
  • Agile project management
  • Knowledge networks
  • Project management methodologies
  • Project leadership
  • Project sponsorship
  • Project quality metrics
  • Best practices in project management
  • Project management standards
  • Project success
  • Knowledge sharing and management in IT projects
  • Portfolio project management
  • Project governance models
  • Risk management and assurance
  • Software and eservices project management
  • Project auditing

6. Social Media and Business Impact

Track Chairs:

Matthew Lee ismatlee@cityu.edu.hk City University of Hong Kong
Christy Cheung ccheung@hkbu.edu.hk Hong Kong Baptist University
Christian Wagner iscw@cityu.edu.hk City University of Hong Kong
Tuan Q Phan phantq@comp.nus.edu.sg National University of Singapore

Program Committee Members

Md. Mahbubul Alam Assistant Professor Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
Aaron Shen Associate Professor Wuhan University
Alain Chong Associate Professor University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Alex Wang Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
Alexander Richter Assistant Professor University of Zurich
Andreas Eckhardt Assistant Professor Goethe University Frankfurt 
Ayoung Suh Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
Beibei Li Assistant Professor Carnegie Melon University
Ben Choi Lecturer University of New South Wales
Candy Ho Assistant Professor Hong Kong Baptist University
Carol Ou Associate Professor Tilburg University
David Xu Assistant Professor and Barton Fellow Wichita State University
Hanna Krasnova Senior Researcher Humboldt University of Berlin
Hyelim Oh Assistant Professor National University of Singapore
Ivy Liu Lecturer Swinburne University of Technology
Jason Chan Assistant Professor University of Minnesota
Kathy Jin Associate Professor Shanghai University
Kem Zhang Associate Professor University of Science and Technology of China
Kevin Kuan Senio Lecturer The University of Sydney
Ludwig Chang Assistant Professor Hong Kong Baptist University
Mathias Klier Professor University of Regensburg
Mei Lin Assistant Professor Singapore Management University
Panos Kourouthanassis Assistant Professor Ionian University
Rachael Ip Assistant Professor Macau University of Science and Technology
Rachael Si Lecturer South Western University of Finance and Economics
Remko Helms Professor Utrecht University
Sophie Xiao Assistant Professor University of Hawaii at Manoa
Xiabing Zheng Postdoctoral Fellow University of Science and Technology of China
Yongqiang Sun Associate Professor Wuhan University
Zhijie Lin Assistant Professor Nanjing University
Zhongyun Zhou Assistant Professor Tongji University
Zsolt Katona Associate Professor University of California, Berkeley

Description:

Over the last several years, the adoption of social media strategies has been rapidly accelerating, with profound impacts being felt by all sectors of society. Today, the large majority of Fortune 100 companies is active in one or more social media channels. Many companies adopt and use social media to accomplish a range of business objectives, such as sales growth, customer relationship, brand building, and customer base expansion. Some companies are also experimenting with various social media platforms and tools to improve their business performance in a fundamentally new way.

Correspondingly, new social media providers, platforms and applications appear and are applied at an astonishing rate. It becomes very important for researchers and practitioners to understand how social media are applied, how they impact and transform business, as well as how they affect customers, employees, and other stakeholders. 

This track welcomes research that provides fresh theoretical perspectives and novel empirical insights on social media and business impact.  It is a forum for exchange of research ideas and best practices related to the latest developments in social media, as well as the challenges of social media use in business. Our definition of social media is broad. It is not limited to traditional social network sites such as Facebook, but includes a wider perspective that includes user-to-user, firm-to-user, and mobile communities.  This track is open to all types of research, conceptual or empirical. That said, we look for due rigor and quality, with a clear value proposition for businesses. Both full research papers and research-in-progress papers are welcome.

Topics of Interest:

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
▪      The adoption, usage, and impact of social media upon consumers and businesses
▪      Social media business models and strategies
▪      Enterprise 2.0 and social computing in organizations
▪      Organizational learning and the use of social media
▪      Knowledge management with social media
▪      Crowdsourcing, collective intelligence, collaboration, problem solving with social media
▪      Social commerce
▪      Social media in marketing and consumer behavior
▪      Electronic word of mouth, brand loyalty, and product co-creation with social media
▪      Social identity, social capital, and social roles related to the use of social media
▪      Problematic or unethical social media use
▪      Policy, governance, privacy and security issues related to the use of social media

7. IT and open innovation – Theme Track

Track Chairs:

Tat Koon Koh koh@ust.hk HKUST
Jae-Nam Lee isjnlee@korea.ac.kr Korea University
Suparna Goswami Suparna.Goswami@in.tum.de Technical University of Munich

Program Committee Members

Alexander Richter Assistant Professor University of Zurich
Byunggu Choi Associate Professor Kookmin University
Dan Kim Professor University of North Texas
Insoo Son Research Associate Korea University
Jing Wang Assistant Professor Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Jung Lee Assistant Professor KIMEP University
Kathrin Füller Researcher Technische Universität München
Markus Böhm Research Assistant Technische Universität München
Minhyung Kang Assistant Professor Konkuk University
Pratyush N Sharma Assistant Professor University of Delaware
Sung-Byung Yang Assistant Professor Ajou University
Thomas Wolfenstetter Researcher Technische Universität München
Tobias Engel Consultant Mieschke, Hofmann & Partner
Yong Sauk Hau Assistant Professor Yeungnam University
Yongsuk Kim Assistant Professor Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Description:

Open innovation broadly refers to the involvement of external stakeholders (e.g., customers, suppliers, and anyone in the crowd) in developing new products and services and/or improving existing ones. IT plays a fundamental role in the proliferation of open innovation by providing platforms and various other mechanisms to engage the external stakeholders in activities such as funding, market research, idea generation, new product development, and marketing and branding. The wide interest in and adoption of IT-driven open innovation provide opportunities for researchers to investigate various topics. This track welcomes research that examines technological, economical, managerial, and behavioral dynamics in IT-driven open innovation using a variety of research methods.

Topics of Interest:

Possible topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Cloud Labor
  • Crowdfunding
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Collaborative tools
  • Design contests
  • Distributed knowledge
  • Innovation tournaments
  • Open innovation
  • Peer-to-peer or social lending
  • Prediction markets
  • Product co-development

8. Green IT/IS and Sustainability

Track Chairs:

Alemayehu Molla alemayehu.molla@rmit.edu.au RMIT University
Adela Chen Adela.Chen@business.colostate.edu Colorado State University
Indranil Bose bose@iimcal.ac.in IIM Calcutta

Program Committee Members

Ahmad Abareshi Senior Lecturer RMIT University
Ainin Sulaiman Professor University of Malaya
Alvin Leung Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
Arunabha Mukhopadhyay Associate Professor Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Ben Liu Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
Catherine Dwyer Associate Professor Pace University
Edward Curry Research Scientist Digital Enterprise Research Institute
Hepu Deng Professor RMIT University
Jennifer Claggett Assistant Professor University of Virginia
Keri Larson Assistant Professor University of Alabama
Selwyn Piramuthu Professor University of Florida
Seth Li Assistant Professor Clemson University
Siddhi Pittayachawan  Senior Lecturer RMIT University
Xi Chen Professor Zhejiang University

Description:

Given that the future of the global ecosystem and society is dependent on society's collective ability to reverse or limit the effects of global climate change, economies, organizations and communities are expected to act in an environmentally sustainable manner balancing economic outcomes with environmental and social considerations. Furthermore, sustainability encompasses environmental concerns including people, processes, technology, and systems to support individual, organizational, and societal objectives.

The information system (IS) discipline engages with the development of environmentally sustainable social and business practices through IS practice and research- commonly known as green information technology (IT) and green IS. Green IT/IS and sustainability have increasingly become important issues for business in this era of climate change and scarce resources. Green IT refers to computing technologies that are energy-efficient and have minimal adverse impact on the environment. It also includes the beliefs and actions of IT professionals in preventing pollution, improving product stewardship, and contributing to sustainable development.  Green IS covers IS solutions that mitigate the challenges of climate change and other environmental problems. 

The salience of technology and systems in shaping organizations and society suggests that green IT/IS is a key component of an organization's environmental initiatives. Beyond the role of reducing the environmental footprint of technologies, green IS  can be initiated, adapted, and implemented to  play a key role in supporting sustainable business practices, e.g., in reducing consumption and facilitating reuse and recycle.

This track focuses on the role of IT/IS in supporting sustainability initiatives and in balancing the need for profitability versus the need to address environmental concerns.
We invite contributions from a broad spectrum of disciplines that have interest in green IT/IS and sustainability.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption and impact of green IT/IS and sustainability practices
  • The role of IT/IS in green supply chain management & logistics
  • Environmental management systems
  • Life cycle analysis of IT products and IS based practices
  • IT and IS  reduce, reuse, recycle practices
  • Motivations for green IT and IS-enabled initiatives within organizations
  • Theories for green IT/IS and sustainability
  • Case studies of green IT/IS and sustainability
  • Human and green devices and products
  • Green initiatives through latest technologies (e.g., social media, cloud computing, etc.)
  • Energy resource management and energy informatics applications
  • Sustainable business process management
  • Green government and sustainable approach
  • Green service/marketing using technologies
  • The sustainability of green IT/IS initiatives
  • IS solutions for a more sustainable society

9. IS Security and Privacy

Track Chairs:

Kim Seung Hyun seungkim@yonsei.ac.kr Yonsei University
Heng Xu hxu@ist.psu.edu Pennsylvania State University
Paul Lowry pblowry@cityu.edu.hk City University of Hong Kong

Program Committee Members

Ben Choi Lecturer University of New South Wales
Hanna Krasnova Senior Researcher Humboldt University of Berlin
Mark Keith Assistant Professor Brigham Young University
Qiu-Hong Wang Associate Professor Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Robert Willison Senior Lecturer Newcastle University
Sheng-Pao Shih Associate Professor Tamkang University
Taekyung Kim Assistant Professor Suwon University
Wei Thoo Yue Associate Professor City University of Hong Kong

Description:

The importance of information security and privacy is continually increasingly in today's networked, global business environments. Organizations are under serious threats from both internal and external attacks that have become more diversified and sophisticated than ever. Individuals are under a greater risk of personal information breaches as more companies collect and analyze their customer data. The latest innovations such as big data, mobile technologies, social computing, and cloud computing pose an unprecedented challenge for information security and privacy protection. Thus, it is imperative to better understand government policies, business strategies, technological solutions, and sound practices that can address security and privacy issues.

This track provides a forum for scholars to discuss and exchange ideas on information security and privacy research. We seek to address important questions on security and privacy that arise from the latest developments in technology such as: What are the implications of latest technologies for information security and privacy? How can organizations better protect security and privacy in a big data context? What government interventions can improve the current state of information security and privacy? How should organizations manage employees to prevent computer misuse, security incidents, and privacy breaches? What are the impacts of latest policies and technologies concerning security and privacy on various business outcomes?
We welcome papers across a diverse range of topics and research methodologies on information security and privacy at different levels of analysis. We encourage generalizable theory building and "pushing the boundaries" of our understanding of social, organizational, behavioral, economic or cognitive, cultural, socio-technical phenomena in information security and privacy and beyond.

Topics of Interest:

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of IS security and privacy:

  • Accountability mechanisms of systems use
  • Computer abuse and employee deviant behaviors
  • Corporate governance of security and privacy
  • Cross-cultural issues in IS security and privacy
  • Design and development of security and privacy protection systems
  • Deterrence of security policy violations
  • Economics of information security and privacy
  • Emerging trend in sound IS security and privacy practice
  • Employee security policy compliance and noncompliance
  • Identity theft and risk assessment
  • Individual motivators and inhibitors of employee computer crime
  • Interface design to improve security
  • Investigations of computer crime and security violations
  • IT audit and controls
  • Legal and ethical issues in IS security and privacy
  • Location-based privacy issues
  • Risk analysis and management, risk and fraud assessment
  • Secure software development
  • Security and privacy concerning big data
  • Security and privacy concerning cloud computing
  • Security and privacy concerning social media and social networking
  • Security and privacy metrics
  • Security and privacy of mobile devices
  • Security and privacy strategies
  • Security, Education, Training, and Awareness (SETA) programs and campaigns
  • Social and business security and privacy policies
  • Trust in security and privacy

10. IS/IT Strategy, Leadership, Governance

Track Chairs:

Boh Wai Fong awfboh@ntu.edu.sg Nanyang Technological University
Patrick Finnegan p.finnegan@unsw.edu.au UNSW
Carol Hsu carolhsu@ntu.edu.tw National Taiwan University

Program Committee Members

Eleni Lioliou Lecturer Loughborough University
Gaye Kiely Lecturer University College Cork
Jason Woodard Assistant Professor Singapore Management University
Jianxiong Huang Assistant Professor Nanjing University
Jimmy Huang Associate Professor Warwick University
Ken Stevens Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales
Kim Huat Goh Associate Professor Nanyang Technological University
Michael Cahalane Lecturer University of New South Wales
Nistha Langer Assistant Professor Indian School of Business
Richard Vidgen Professor University of Hull
Sabine Matook Senior Lecturer University of Queensland
Siew Kien Sia Associate Professor Nanyang Technological University
Soumy Ray Assistant Professor National Tsing Hua University

Description:

This track invites papers that focus on IS/IT strategy, leadership and governance. We are particularly interested in papers that address the IS strategy, leadership and governance challenges arising from the changing nature of (i) the IS/IT infrastructure environment (e.g. BYO technology, cloud computing, Green IT programs, etc.), (ii) the organization of the IS/IT function (e.g. outsourcing, offshoring, insourcing, open sourcing, inner sourcing, etc.) and (iii) IS/IT skills (e.g. leveraging IT savvy end users, skill shortage & knowledge loss due to the retirement of ‘baby boomers’, developing IS/IT leadership ‘at all levels’, etc.). We also welcome papers that address persistent IS/IT strategy, leadership and governance challenges, still in need of theoretical and empirical attention.

We invite conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers drawing on a range of strategic, organizational, and governance theories. We welcome papers at different levels of analysis (e.g. individual, group, organization, macro-economic etc.). This track is open to a wide variety of methodological approaches such as case research, experimental research, econometric analysis, surveys etc. We welcome well-crafted review papers that aim to set a research agenda and/or encourage forward-looking debate in the area of IS/IT strategy, leadership and governance.

Topics of Interest:

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The changing role of IS strategy, leadership and governance in global business environments.
  • The strategic use of IS/IT in firms, industries and networks.
  • IS strategy and governance in the context of open value creation and innovation.
  • IS strategy, leadership and governance in relation to acquisitions, mergers, divestures and other organizational transformations.
  • IS and new organizational forms, including the use of social media and "Enterprise 2.0" for strategic and/or organizational goals
  • Strategic and governance aspects of managing environmentally sustainable IS/IT programs.
  • IS strategy and governance in peer production environments.
  • IS strategy in local and multinational corporations.
  • Leadership and governance of in-house, outsourced, and online workforces.
  • Emerging business models for the IS function.
  • Developing IS leadership 'at all levels'.
  • Engaging the C-Suite (CEO, CFO, COO etc.) and the Board of Directors.
  • The role of CIO/CEO and the digitalization of business
  • Strategizing, leadership and governance in inter-organizational environments.
  • Methodological approaches for studying IS strategy and governance.
  • Multi-disciplinary and new theoretical perspectives on IS strategy and governance.
  • Studies of IT/IS leadership and strategy that highlight the uniqueness of the Asia-Pacific

11. Electronic and Mobile Business

Track Chairs:

Chee Wei (David) Phang phangcw@gmail.com Fudan University
Xi Chen chen_xi@zju.edu.cn Zhejiang University
John D'Ambra j.dambra@unsw.edu.au UNSW

Program Committee Members

Bin Guo Professor Zhejiang University
Bin Zhang Assistant Professor University of Arizona
Cheng Yi Assistant Professor Tsinghua University
Christine Van Toorn Lecturer University of New South Wales
Chung-Li Tseng Associate Professor University of New South Wales
Daniel Schlagwein Lecturer University of New South Wales
Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic Professor University of New South Wales
Eric Lim Lecturer University of New South Wales
Farhad Daneshgar Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales
Felix Tan Lecturer University of New South Wales
Haichao Zheng Lecturer Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Jennifer Zhang Associate Professor University of Texas at Arlington
Ken Stevens Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales
Liqiang Huang Assistant Professor Zhejiang University
Michael Chahlane Lecturer University of New South Wales
Pradeep Ray Professor University of New South Wales
Qiqi Jiang Assistant Professor Tongji University
Qiuzhen Wang Associate Professor Zhejiang University
Shan-Ling Pan Professor University of New South Wales
Wenguang Qu Associate Professor Zhejiang University
Zixiu Guo Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales

Description:

Recent developments in information technologies, such as web 2.0 and the mobile web, have transformed how businesses are conducted. The changes are reflected in various aspects, not only in how transactions are completed, but also firms’ interaction with their customers, provision of better personalized services, tapping on customer ideas, exploring new commercial opportunities, and competing with rivals in today’s highly competitive business landscape. Research is needed to address these changes and the associated issues to inform both theory and practice.
We invite original research articles that provide insights into all aspects of electronic and mobile business with attention paid to issues related to their enabled services and implications at different levels (individuals, organizations, societies) and in different contexts (public, private). Articles of conceptual, analytical, or empirical nature, which develop or extend theory and practice, are welcome.

Topics of Interest:

Possible topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
•     Theoretical foundations of electronic and mobile business
•     Electronic and mobile business models
•     Strategies and policies of electronic and mobile business
•     Consumer behavior in electronic and mobile business
•     Social networking services
•     IT-enabled targeting and personalization
•     Privacy and security issues
•     Design issues related to electronic and mobile business applications
•     Social, political, and legal implications of newer electronic and mobile services
•     Future developments of electronic and mobile business

12. Service Science and IS

Track Chairs:

Heng Cheng Suang dishcs@nus.edu.sg National University of Singapore
Ye Hua jonathan.ye@auckland.ac.nz University of Auckland
Byron Keating Byron.keating@anu.edu.au University of Canberra

Program Committee Members

Ahmed Imran Researcher University of New South Wales
Daniel Beverungen Postdoctoral Fellow University of Münster
Gabrielle Peko Lecturer University of Auckland
Ivo Blohm Project Manager University of St. Gallen
John Campbell Professor University of Canberra
Jolita Ralyte Senior Researcher and Lecturer University of Geneva
Kunihiko Higa Professor Tokyo Institute of Technology
Lai Tee Cheok Assistant Professor Singapore Management University
Lesley Gardner Senior Lecturer University of Auckland
Ulrich Bretschneider Senior Researcher Kassel University
Vincent Cheng-Siong Lee Associate Professor Monash Univeristy
Yuanyue Feng Assistant Professor Shenzhen University
Zhongjie Wang Professor Harbin Institute of Technology

Description:

Advances in information technologies (IT) have enabled multiple parties (e.g., customers, suppliers, and employees) to engage in the creation, delivery, and use of services. This not only changes the landscape of service business, but also affects the way that services are created, delivered, and consumed. With diversity in context and culture, research is needed to enhance our understanding of IT-enabled services. This track aims to encourage academic researchers worldwide to advance our knowledge on IT-enabled services. We invite research papers that develop or extend theory and practice on how IT is supporting, enabling and transforming services in today's digital world. Research of conceptual, analytical, or empirical nature is welcome.

Topics of Interest:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Theories and concepts of service science and/or IT enabled service innovation
  • Methodologies, techniques, and tools for service science
  • Case studies on service science
  • Use of social media for service science
  • Business analytics for service science
  • Business models, value propositions or service strategies
  • Digital curation for service creation and/or service innovation
  • Quality of service experience
  • Service experience design
  • Service operation and service (eco)system
  • Customer participation in service innovation
  • Service economics, risk, and life cycle

13. Human Behavior and IS

Track Chairs:

Lih-Bin Oh ohlb@comp.nus.edu.sg National University of Singapore
Xue Yang yangxue@nju.edu.cn Nanjing University
JJ Hsieh jjhsieh@gsu.edu Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Program Committee Members

Dan Ke Associate Professor Wuhan University
Jianxiong Huang Assistant Professor Nanjing University
Jie Yu Teaching Fellow The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Lesley Land Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales
Lie Ting Assistant Professor Yuan Ze University
Margaret Meiling Luo Assistant Professor Chung Cheng University
Rui Gu Assistant Professor University of International Business and Economics
Sally Rao Hill Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
Xiaoli Huang Associate Professor Sun Yat-Sen University
Xixi Li Assistant Professor Tsinghua University
Yide Shen Assistant Professor Rowan University
Yinping Yang Scientist and Capability Group Manager Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

Description:

The use of information systems (IS) has permeated all facets of the society and presents researchers with unique opportunities to examine the intertwining relationship of technology and people. Human behavior and its impacts emerge in every stage of the IS lifecycle. To achieve a more comprehensive and universal understanding of the IS applications in various contexts, we need to delve into the diversified manifestations and dynamics of human interactions with different types of IS, as well as the relationships between human behavior and performance. Particularly, the emerging technologies bring up a series of new issues that challenge researchers to think about the changing nature of the interplay between IS and human behavior.
This track invites submissions that focus on the human behavioral aspects of IS. We particularly welcome papers that draw on interdisciplinary perspectives to rejuvenate our understanding of how the use of IS alters human behaviors and how IS design, development, deployment, adoption, implementation, and continuous usage are influenced by human actions. We invite both qualitative and quantitative papers that contribute to these issues, at individual, group, organizational, or societal levels of analysis.

Topics of Interest:

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • IS adoption/acceptance, usage/assimilation, and avoidance/resistance
  • Interactions among individual, group, and information technology artifacts
  • End-user computing, and its opportunities and challenges for IS integration
  • System continuance or switch
  • User participation in the entire life cycle of IS
  • Prevention of error in IS use
  • The extent of and impact of unfaithful appropriation of IS
  • Social networking technologies and user behavior
  • Mobile technology, and its opportunities and challenges for individual users
  • Cloud computing, and its opportunities and dilemma for daily personal (non-work) use
  • Gamification exposure and influence on individual behavior
  • Design of knowledge, collaboration, learning or work spaces
  • Alignment between IS and changing human behavior
  • IS influence on individual behavior (e.g., learning, entertainment, and shopping)
  • Cross-cultural analysis of IS design and adoption

14. Human Computer Interaction

Track Chairs:

Fiona Nah nahf@mst.edu Missouri University of Science and Technology
Susanna Ho susanna.ho@anu.edu.au Australian National University
Dezhi Wu dezhi.wu@gmail.com Southern Utah University

Program Committee Members

Aleck Lin Associate Professor National Dong Hwa University
Chee-Wee Tan Associate Professor Copenhagen Business School
David Xu Assistant Professor and Barton Fellow Wichita State University
Deliang Wang Research Fellow National University of Singapore
Dianne Cyr Professor Simon Fraser University
Eric Tze Kuan Lim Researcher University of New South Wales
Greg Moody Assistant Professor University of Nevada Las Vegas
Jenny Yi Zhang Associate Professor California State University, Fullerton
Kevin Ho Associate Professor University of Guam
Kevin Kuan Senior Lecturer University of Sydney
Miguel Aguirre-Urreta Assistant Professor Texas Tech University
Muller Cheung Visiting Scholar Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Nathan Twyman Assistant Professor Missouri University of Science and Technology
Sarah Yixin Zhang Assistant Professor University of Jyväskylä
Xiaowen Fang Associate Professor DePaul University
Xinwei Wang Research Fellow National University of Singapore

Description:

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary area that has attracted researchers, educators, and practitioners from different disciplines. It essentially deals with the design, evaluation, adoption, and use of information technology, with a common focus on improving user performance and experience. New and exciting research opportunities are emerging, including issues and challenges concerning people’s interactions with various information technologies that can be examined from an organizational, managerial, psychological, social, or cultural perspective. To better utilize today’s information technologies, we need to better understand users, their tasks within different contexts, and the interplay among users, tasks, and contexts/environments. This track welcomes research papers that aim at advancing our understanding of human‐computer interaction at an individual, work group, organizational, or societal level. Papers may use any research methods, and we particularly welcome controversial pieces that will challenge taken-for-granted assumptions, existing models, and current research practices.

Topics of Interest:

Possible topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • The perceptual, behavioral, cognitive, motivational, and affective/emotional aspects of humans and their interaction with IT/IS
  • User task analysis and modeling
  • Digital documents/genres and human information seeking behavior
  • User-centered/participatory/informed user interface design and evaluation for different types of applications in a variety of contexts, e.g., e-commerce, social media, mobile apps
  • Applications for different groups of populations, such as the elderly, children, young and special needs populations
  • Information technology acceptance and diffusion issues from cognitive, behavioral, affective, motivational, cultural, and user interface design perspectives
  • The impact of interfaces/information technology on attitudes, behavior, performance, perception, and productivity
  • Innovative interface ideas for surface computing, voice interaction, gesture based interaction, and augmented reality

15. IS Healthcare

Track Chairs:

Sharon Tan tansl@comp.nus.edu.sg National University of Singapore
Tong Yu yutong@cityu.edu.hk City University of Hong Kong
Nilimini Wickramasinghe nilmini.wickramasinghe@rmit.edu.au RMIT

Program Committee Members

Angsana Techatassanasoontorn Senior Lecturer Auckland University of Technology 
Arthur Tatnall Adjunct Professor Victoria University, Australia
Changmi Jung Assistant Professor John Hopkins University
Chris Harle Assistant Professor University of Florida
Danny Poo Associate Professor National University of Singapore
Doug Vogel Professor Harbin Institute of Technology
Haijing Hao Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts Boston
Indrit Troshani Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
Jason Chan Assistant Professor University of Minnesota
Jie-Mein Goh Assistant Professor IE business School
Juergen Seitz Professor DHBW Heidenheim
Juhee Kwon Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
Jung Lee Assistant Professor KIMEP University
Raj Bali Reader Coventry University
Raouf Naguib Director BIOCORE Research & Consultancy International 
Roberta Bernardi Lecturer Royal Holloway University of London
Ron Spanjers Board Member IKNL, The Netherlands
Shaokun Fan Assistant Professor West Texas A&M University
Tingru Cui Lecturer University of Wollongong
Wenjing Duan Associate Professor George Washington University
Wil Huang Professor Alfred University
Xin Li Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
Xitong Guo Professor Harbin Institute of Technology
Xixi Li Assistant Professor Tsinghua University

Description:

Information technology (IT) has been seen to be key in improving healthcare service quality, controlling healthcare cost, and alleviating societal challenges. In recent years, many healthcare institutions in both private and public sectors have made considerable investments in a multitude of healthcare systems to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes within and across institutional settings. Patients and health consumers are also increasingly being exposed to health-related digital platforms, such as online health communities and social media that have emerged and proliferated as alternative sources of health information and social support. Despite the abundant investment and the rapid growth, the healthcare IT industry still faces many challenges pertaining to the behavioral, technological and economic issues. The difficulty of achieving the effectiveness of HIT in Asia Pacific is further heightened with the diversified healthcare structures and culture in this region. In this track we welcome papers that focus on the behavioral, technological and/or economic aspects of Health IT.

Topics of Interest:

Possible topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
•     Impact of healthcare IT on healthcare access, costs, care delivery, and outcomes
•     Designing healthcare organizations, systems and processes incorporating e-health solutions
•     Role of IS in improving care in different national health systems
•     Designing new economic models of financing healthcare services through IT-enabled mechanisms
•     Big data and analytics in healthcare
•     Online and mobile health platforms and communities
•     Impact of Web 2.0 on healthcare
•     Privacy, security and trust issues with online and other e-health solutions
•     Impact of IT on wellness and citizen-centric healthcare

16. IS Education and Learning

Track Chairs:

Joy He joy.he@polyu.edu.hk Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Chulmo Koo helmetgu@khu.ac.kr Kyung Hee University
Glenn Stewart g.stewart@qut.edu.au QUT

Program Committee Members

Arum Park Lecturer Kyung Hee University
Jeawon Choi Assistant Professor Suncheonhyang Unviersity
Keumsil Lee Research Professor Sejong University
Namho Chung Associate Professor Kyung Hee University
Sangcheol Park Assistant Professor Hyupsung University
Sung Byung Yang Assistant Professor Ajou University
Sung Yul Ryoo Assistant Professor Daejin University

Description:

IS education and learning are of central importance to the overall development of IS in MIS as well as other disciplines. As with the convergence of technology with other fields, IS education and learning method has been growing with technologies and various industries. New education and learning methods have been evolving and since 2007, new technologies such as Smartphones, social networking, cloud computing, outsourcing, crowd sourcing and MOOCS have been impacting tertiary education. This has led to innovative teaching and learning approaches being designed and implemented by universities in Asia and the wider Asia Pacific region. These new technologies will bring new teaching approaches and methods to the IS field and provide new learning experience for IS students in MIS as well as other disciplines.
The track in IS education and learning will discuss and explore various IS education and learning methods to enhance students' learning experience. The focus of this track is on new and innovative approaches to curriculum, course design, pedagogy, practice, and student learning experiences.

Topics of Interest:

We welcome high quality papers on the topics of, but not limited to, the following areas:
•     Curriculum innovations, design and model curricula

  • Active learning classrooms
  • Curriculum models and industry requirements

•     Enhancing students' learning experiences through new technologies

  • Experience-oriented teaching
  • Technology enhanced learning experience

•     Pedagogical approaches and evaluation

  • flipped classrooms
  • rubric marking
  • team based learning
  • team assessment methodologies
  • student-peer reviews
  • learning analytics
  • formative assessment & feedback
  • recommender systems
  • tablet technologies for teaching and learning

•     Program assessment and accreditation issues

  • Evaluations of commercial and institutional applications
  • Assurance of learning

•     Work integrated learning

  • Cooperative work terms

•     Educational technologies and Web 2.0 in IS education

  • Social networking
  • virtual communities
  • Performance change due to new teaching technologies

•     Online game / simulation-based learning (G/SL)

  • Assessment & evaluation of G/SL

•     Mobile apps-based learning

  • Learning objects
  • Interactive pod/web casts
  • Smart phones as classroom response systems

•     Ethical and social issues

  • Privacy, security and accountability
  • Plagiarism

•     Distance education

  • Models for life-long learning

•     E-Learning and asynchronous media

  • Taxonomies of discourse and assessment

•     Blended-learning and case-based teaching
•     Return on Investment (ROI) for innovations in Teaching & Learning

17. IS Implementation, Adoption, and Diffusion

Track Chairs:

Kim Hee Woong kimhw@yonsei.ac.kr Yonsei University
Heshan Sun sunh@clemson.edu Clemson University
Pee Loo Geok peelg@ntu.edu.sg Nanyang Technological University

Program Committee Members

Cheng Yi Assistant Professor Tsinghua University
Guopeng Yin Associate Professor University of International Business and Economics
Hillol Bala Assistant Professor Indiana University
Huigang Liang Professor East Carolina University
Hyung Jin Kim Research Professor Yonsei University
Jaewon Choi Assistant Professor Suncheonhyang Unviersity
James J. Jiang Professor National Taiwan University
Jin Chen Assistant Professor East China University of Science and Technology
Lakshmi S. Iyer Associate Professor The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Ling Zhu Assistant Professor Long Island University Post
Maria Madlberger Professor Webster Vienna Private University
Sumeet Gupta Associate Professor Indian Institute of Management, Raipur
Xiaojun Zhang Assistant Professor Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Xin Xu Associate Professor Hong Kong Polytechnc Univeristy

Description:

The value of IS can be realized only when there is successful implementation, adoption, and diffusion. IS adoption is one of the most researched themes in IS, with studies examining a wide range of IT, adopters, and contexts using quantitative as well as qualitative methods. Yet, challenges abound with the constant flux of new IT applications such as big data, cloud computing, end-user computing, and social media. New trends in the societal, economic, political environments such as Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), customer innovation, Internet of Things, globalization, and environmental sustainability also demand novel and agile behavioral and technical approaches to implement IS.
This track welcomes both full and research-in-progress papers that consider the new developments in IS to provide fresh theoretical and methodological perspectives into research on IS implementation, adoption, and diffusion. We look forward to submissions that advance empirical, theoretical, and methodological development while contributing to the practical management of IS. Submissions that describe original, inspiring, and practically-relevant research are strongly encouraged.

Topics of Interest:

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fresh theoretical perspectives for understanding IS implementation, adoption, and diffusion at individual, group, organizational, and national levels.
  • Post-adoption system use and performance impacts
  • Significant extensions to existing theories on IS implementation, adoption, and diffusion
  • New issues in the implementation, adoption, and diffusion of emerging IT applications such as big data, cloud computing, end-user computing, and social media
  • Contextual variables influencing IS implementation, adoption, and diffusion in important yet understudied industries, sectors, cultures, geographical regions, and relationships (e.g., inter-organizational alliance).
  • Implementation of large-scale and enterprise-level IS
  • System design features and implementation, adoption, and diffusion.
  • Comparison of non-adopters and adopters of IT
  • Dark sides of system use or other undesirable effects of IS adoption and diffusion, e.g., technostress and addiction
  • IS diffusion across temporal and geographical spans
  • Tracking, measurement, and consequences of IS implementation, adoption, and diffusion
  • Challenges to IS implementation, adoption, and diffusion posed by new societal, economic, and political trends
  • New research methodologies for studies on IS implementation, adoption, and diffusion
  • Multi-level models depicting IS adoption and diffusion across individuals, groups, organizations, industries, countries, regions, etc.

18. Social and Organizational Aspects of IS

Track Chairs:

Yulin Fang ylfang@cityu.edu.hk City University of Hong Kong
Barney Tan barney.tan@sydney.edu.au University of Sydney
Jin Chen jinchen@ecust.edu.cn East China University of Science and Technology

Program Committee Members

Andreas Schroeder Senior Lecturer Aston University
Chunmian Ge Assistant Professor South China University of Technology
Felix Tan Lecturer University of New South Wales
Jie Yu Teaching Fellow The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Lili Cui Assistant Professor Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Sebastian Boell Lecturer University of Sydney
Wenyu Du Assistant Professor Renmin University of China
Xiqing Sha Assistant Professor Southeast University
Yixiang Zhang Associate Professor Beijing Institute of Technology
Yuan Sun Associate Professor Zhejiang Gongshang University
Zeying Wan Assistant Professor Saint Mary's University

Description:

Social and organizational contexts matter for the development, adoption and use of various forms of information systems (IS). Yet, our understanding of the dynamic and complex interplay between IS and the social and organizational contexts in which IS are embedded is far from adequate. This track invites conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers that focus on the contemporary social and organizational impacts and issues of IS. We particularly welcome submissions that revisit and revise existing IS theories and assumptions, contextualize theories from other disciplines such as strategic management, social psychology, and organizational behavior, and develop new theories to more accurately reflect the challenges and realities of what we now know in this area. In addition, research findings drawing on regional, national and international perspectives are highly welcome.

Topics of Interest:

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The relationships between IS innovation and social and organizational determinants
  • IS and new organizational forms, including the use of "Enterprise 2.0" for strategic and/or organizational goals
  • The agile alignment or co-evolution of business strategy, organization, and IS, particularly in dynamic global contexts
  • Development, adoption, and diffusion issues of IS innovations in organizations or in society
  • The role of IS in organizational learning
  • Social and organizational costs of IS
  • Governance, leadership, of organizational design to support digital collaborations
  • Organizational design for effective digital collaborations
  • Knowledge sharing and collaboration in virtual teams or in globally distributed organizations
  • Social theory and technology (e.g., social theoretical foundations of online / mobile platforms)
  • Digital divide
  • Global IS management
  • Managing IS across cultures
  • The social and organizational value or impacts created by IS in diverse innovation contexts
  • The highly complex interdependencies between IS change and organizational change in various firms, organizations, and institutions
  • The broader social consequences of digital innovation
  • The role of IS in promoting and facilitating entrepreneurship in a society
  • Concepts and models that apply to questions of IS usage/impact in the public sector (including public policy)

19. Enterprise Systems and BPM

Track Chairs:

Tan Chuan Hoo ch.tan@cityu.edu.hk City University of Hong Kong
Weiling Ke wke@clarkson.edu Clarkson University
Hefu Liu liuhf@ustc.edu.cn University of Science and Technology of China

Program Committee Members

Jin Chen Assistant Professor East China University of Science and Technology
Maggie Liu Associate Professor University of Winnipeg
Mengxiang Li Lecturer University of Wollongong
Peng Chih-Hung Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
Qian Huang Associate Professor University of Science and Technology of China
Shan Liu Assistant Professor Wuhan University
Tingru Cui Lecturer University of Wollongong
Xiqing Sha Assistant Professor Southeast University
Zeyu Peng Assistant Professor East China University of Science and Technology
Zhaohua Deng Associate Professor Huazhong University of Science and technology

Description:

Enterprise System (ES), as one of the most costly IT innovation investment by a corporation, has undergone significant development in the last two decades. As a large-scale, integrated software package, ES simplifies, coordinates and manages almost all the business processes and information flow across multiple business units (e.g. accounting, marketing, manufacturing and logistics) and subsidiaries, which has resulted in a systematic management of the workflow processes within a corporation. ES has developed, over the years, from providing back office services (known as Enterprise Resource Planning system) to affording front office and inter-organizational services (such as Customer Relationship Management and value-chain systems).
Today, ES is facing new emerging challenges with corporations need to be more innovative in managing their enterprise systems and be more cautious in streamline their business processes. Newer ES features, such as Cloud ERP computing, web services (e.g., web 2.0 role in ES), high-performance analytics appliance (e.g., SAP HANA), and mobile applications are explored to accelerate key business process, speed up decision making, and achieve higher customers engagement for maximized revenue and productivity. The rapid technological development of ES and its indispensable role in organizations warrant novel and forward-looking papers.
Indeed, while a large body of knowledge related to modeling, designing, and executing business processes exists, ES and its management of business processes need to deviate from the 'classical' information systems research approach. We welcome papers that adopt conceptual and empirical researches representing all ontological perspectives. We particularly encourage submissions that propose and critically evaluate new ways of thinking about business processes, system development, and innovative enterprise architecture. Our intention is to provide a forum to bridging both researchers and educators with alike interests to (a) share their current work and plan future directions for the field, and (b) stimulate future collaborations in research.

Topics of Interest:

Possible topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Domain-based ES, such as ES in finance, supply chain, accounting, healthcare, customer-relationship management, knowledge management, and outsourcing
  • ES and corporate innovation
  • ES architectural framework, modeling, adoption, and governance
  • ES implementations, which include Cloud ES, ERP II and Business Process Modeling Tools
  • ES in business intelligence and analytics, which include ES role in big data, mobile ES, ES-facilitated social networking interaction
  • ES integration within and across organizational boundaries
  • Strategic alignment of ES and corporate culture
  • System-view of ES, which include ES design, implementation, upgrade, and maintenance in small, medium and large organizations

20. General Topics

Track Chairs:

Weiquan Wang weiquan@cityu.edu.hk City University of Hong Kong
Isam Faik disif@nus.edu.sg National University of Singapore
Eric Ngai eric.ngai@polyu.edu.hk Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Program Committee Members

Alvin Leung Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
Eleni Liouliou Lecturer Loughborough University
Eric See-To Assistant Professor Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Jing Wang Assistant Professor Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Juhee Kwon Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong
Laurel Qi Teaching Fellow Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Markos Zachariadis Assistant Professor Warwick Business School
May Wang Assistant Professor United International College
Samuel Fosso Wamba Associate Professor NEOMA Business School
Stephen Jackson Lecturer University of Southampton
Steven Ren Associate Professor Harbin Institute of Technology
Vincent Cho Associate Professor Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Wei Wang Professor Jinan University
William Yeoh Lecturer Deakin University
Yixin Lu Assistant Professor VU University Amsterdam
Yonggui Wang Postdoctoral Fellow City University of Hong Kong
Yongqiang Sun Associate Professor Wuhan University, China

Description:

The General Topics track is intended for high quality papers on topics that do not have a specific fit with other tracks. In addition, this track invites unique, innovative, and novel papers that employ various research methodologies and focus on any emerging and promising research areas in Information Systems. Please check the descriptions of other tracks before submitting your paper to this track to ensure a good fit with your submission.

21. Design Science and IS

Track Chairs:

Dirk Hovorka dirk.hovorka@sydney.edu.au Bond University
John Venable john.venable@cbs.curtin.edu.au Curtin University
Dongming Xu d.xu@business.uq.edu.au University of Queensland

Program Committee Members

Alan Hevner Professor University of South Florida
Brian Donnellan Professor Maynooth University
Debra VanderMeer Associate Professor Florida International University
George Wyner Associate Professor Boston College
Ghassan Beydoun Associate Professor University of Wollongong
Harry Jiannan Wang Associate Professor University of Delaware
Helmut Krcmar Professor Technische Universität München
Jan Pries-Heje Professor Roskilde University
Jan Recker Professor Queensland University of Technology
Jan vom Brocke Professor University of Liechtenstein
Jeffrey Parsons Professor Memorial University
Joseph Walls Associate Professor University of Michigan
Karl Heinz Kautz Professor University of Wollongong
Marcus Rothenberger Professor University of Nevada Las Vegas
Marta Indulska Associate Professor The University of Queensland
Matt Germonprez Associate Professor University of Omaha
Matt Levy Assistant Professor San Francisco State University
Matti Rossi Professor Aalto University
Maung Sein Professor University of Agder
Monica Tremblay Assistant Professor Florida International University
Munir Mandvivalla Associate Professor Temple University
Ozgur Turetken Professor Ryerson University
Peter Axel Nielsen Professor Aalborg University
Richard Baskerville Professor Georgia State University
Samir Chatterjee Professor Claremont Graduate University
Shirley Gregor Professor Australian National University
Stefan Seidel Assistant Professor University of Liechtenstein
Tuure Tuunanen Professor University of Jyväskylä
Vijayan Sugumaran Professor Oakland University
Virpi Tuunainen Professor Aalto University
Xin Li Assistant Professor City University of Hong Kong

Description:

This track invites research that extends the design science paradigm in IS research to address the trends and future directions of design science. For IS design to more fully encompass the ‘system’, design should consider the information, the social and the technological artefact. We invite submissions reporting high-quality research that furthers knowledge applicable to design as a process (open innovation, secondary design, shared/participatory design, design evolution), design as an artefact (design and artefact evaluations, identifying problem/solution spaces, beneficial application of IT) and design as theory (design frameworks which account for artefact typology, role of kernel theory, IS design theory?).

Topics of Interest:

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Design Science as Process

  • Alternative design processes including open innovation, shared design, secondary design, participatory and co-design
  • Design evolution and change
  • Design patterns and processes

Design Science as Artefacts and Exemplars

  • Design evaluation – how, when, by whom and where are designs evaluated?
  • IS design vs IT design
  • The need for information design, social design, and technology design to create systems
  • Typology of design to guide design in different domains (e.g. healthcare, sustainability, education IS, business IS, personal IS)?

Design Science as Theory

  • Design frameworks and architecture
  • Science of design and design theory – how are theories validated?
  • Role and instantiation of kernel theory in designs
  • Where, or should, we draw the boundary between DSR in IS and DSR in other fields (e.g. accounting, health IS, education, ERPs, apps)?