January 5, 2015: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2015 begin
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The Accounting Information Systems track highlights research that focuses on the link between accounting and information systems, including topics that range from IT governance to interorganizational information systems and draws from a variety of disciplines like accounting, psychology, sociology, cognitive science, behavioral science, economics, politics, computer science, and information technology.
General Accounting Information Systems
IS Control, Audit and Reporting
Enterprise IT Governance and Security for Compliance Management
Accounting Information Systems Models, Designs and Implementation
Accounting Information Systems and Big Data
Along with the advances in information technology, adoption and diffusion of information technology continues to be a valuable topic. In the new technological environments such as the quick spread of cloud computing and Big Data, researchers who study adoption and diffusion of IT need to take new paths to conduct “blue ocean” research in this area. In terms of methodologies, using mixed and novel methods for collecting (i.e. surveys, experiments, simulations, mixed methods) and analyzing data (latent growth models, event studies, agent based modeling, multi-level analysis, diary studies, data- and text- mining) can provide a significant step forward. Hence, we call for scholarly effort investigating adoption and diffusion of IT with new theoretical perspectives and novel empirical and/or analytical methodologies providing new insights and limiting bias to achieve a more holistic understanding about why and how people use IT.The purpose of this track is to deeper our understanding of the important issues of adoption and diffusion of information technology.
Diffusion, Adoption, and Assimilation of IS Innovations
Unintended Drivers and Consequences of Technology Usage
Sven Laumer and Christian Maier
In recent years, the ability to manage (big) data, information and knowledge to gain competitive advantage and the importance of Business Analytics, Big Data and Knowledge Management (SIGDSA) business analytics for this process has been well established. Organizations are investigating ways to efficiently and effectively collect and manage the data, information and knowledge they are exposed to via various internal and external sources in the networked society. Research contributions in this space continue to enlighten industry on how to handle the various organizational and technical opportunities and challenges when working with big data, knowledge management and analytics. From research on managerial concerns (such as strategy, governance, leadership), process centric approaches and interorganizational aspects of decision support to research on technical considerations when incorporating new data sources and new frameworks for big data, analytics and knowledge management, academic endeavors in this space provides insights on a dynamic and highly relevant field within information systems. The research track seeks research that promote theoretical, design science, pedagogical, behavioral research and emerging applications in innovative areas of analytics, big data, and knowledge management. In keeping with the Blue Ocean Research theme of the AMCIS 2015 conference, the track hopes to emphasize and encourage research that creates and explores new and uncontested areas within analytics, big data and knowledge management in addition to the traditional areas of interest within this space. Given the very broad and encompassing nature of the research area, there is room for new research and manuscripts involving emerging issues, challenges and trends.
We are excited to announce that starting this year the best analytics research and research in progress papers in the Business Analytics, Big Data and Knowledge Management (SIGDSA) track will be considered for fast tracking to Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ). The authors of the selected papers will be notified of this decision at the same time the acceptance decisions are sent to authors, and will be invited to attend a DSJ development workshop that is part of the pre-conference program.
Business Analytics for Organizational Performance Management
Benjamin Shao and Robert D. St. Louis
Innovative Approaches to Data and Text Mining
Shuyuan (Lance) Deng, Abhijit (Abbi) Dutt and Huimin (Min) Zhao
Managing (Big) Data as an Asset
Rob Nickerson and Jerry Luftman
Spatial Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Knowledge Management
James B. Pick, Daniel Farkas, Brian Hilton, Avijit Sarkar, Hindupur Ramakrishna, and Namchul Shin
Design Science Research
Design is central to information systems as the ultimate impact of IT based systems on individuals and organizations is highly influenced by how well these systems are designed. Design science research is a relatively novel concept that aims to frame the activities involved, from problem identification to testing, for successful system deployment. This new track aims to formally introduce design science research to the AMCIS community by bringing together researchers and practitioners engaged in all aspects of design science research, with a special emphasis on design research with relevant contributions to practice.
The use of DSR in Post-graduate studies and supervision in IS
Aurona Gerber and Alta van der Merwe
Learning through Building: Applications and Theory in Design Science Research
Debra VanderMeer, Ozgur Turetken and Rasmus Ulslev Pedersen
For AMCIS 2015, SIGeBIZ is proposing the focus of the tracks to be on technical, behavioral, design and strategic research issues associated with all forms of e-business and e-commerce. This encompasses studies of Internet-enabled transactions between consumers, businesses, and other organizations, as well as use of Internet technologies within organizations. The studies may utilize any research methodology. Related online business topics such as legal, ethical, and societal issues would also fit in this track. Five mini-tracks are proposed for this track pertaining to Business Models, Supply Chain Management and Social Media & Commerce. The list of Mini-Track Descriptions and Chairs are provided below.
Business Models for the Digital Economy
Information Technology (IT)-enabled Supply Chain Management: Co-Creating and Capturing Business Value from IT
Samuel Fosso, Ygal Bendavid, and Thomas Tamo Tatietse
Social Media and Social Commerce
John E Erickson and Keng L Siau
Online Collaborative Consumption
Stuart J. Barnes, Kem Z.K. Zhang, Andrew D. Pressey, and Eusebio Scornavacca
Wisdom, Labor and Money From the Crowd: Crowdsourcing, Online Labor, and Crowd Funding Marketplaces
Emerging from e-business ideas in the late 1990s, e-government is seen as a concept that is focused on fully exploiting these advancements unlike any other initiative seen before in the public sector. Initially viewed as an alternative service delivery mechanism, e-government is now considered as a key enabler of public sector transformation for effective governance, transparency and accountability and citizen participation in democratic processes and policy making. E-government influences every aspect of daily life and covers a broad range of topics from service delivery to constituent participation and technology adoption to electronic governance. While many countries have implemented exemplary strategies that have enabled them to realize such benefits, others have struggled to cope with the diversity and complexity of implementation as well as adoption and diffusion challenges that e-government presents to the public sector. Although acknowledged as one of the most significant research themes to have emerged in the last decade, e-government has at times struggled to find its own niche in terms of theoretical relevance. It is often viewed as stemming from the IS field and in this respect, e-government has continued to have a major impact on IS theory and practice.
From Implementation to Adoption: Challenges to Successful E-government Diffusion
Brandis Phillips, Vishanth Weerakkody,Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Lemuria Carter
E-Government: Past, Present, and Future
Trends in Smart City Initiatives: Opportunities and Challenges
Uthayasankar Sivarajah,Vishanth Weerakkody, Ramzi El-Haddadeh, Zahir Irani, Habin Lee
Framing Public Sector Big Data
Anne L. Washington, Laurie A. Schintler, Connie L. McNeely
Cloud computing in e-government
Julia Kroenung, Satish Krishnan
E-Government Policy / Policy Informatics
Laurence Brooks, Natalie Helbig, Marijn Janssen
The SIG-OSRA track focuses on advancing research and application of information and communication technologies in the end-user environment to support work processes, foster innovation, improve employee performance, and enhance overall organizational effectiveness in direct support of goals and strategies.
This year we invite research papers and teaching cases on topics related to integrating information and communication technologies in the workplace including leveraging end-user innovation, developing end-user oriented apps, managing business process, training and supporting end-users, managing knowledge, and coping with end-user technology adoption, assimilation, and use.
The track is open to all types of research. Best papers from the mini-tracks will be considered for submission to the Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal (ITLPJ).
Consumerization of IT - BYOD and beyond
Rob Nickerson, Iris Junglas and Sebastian Koeffer
People, Organizations, and Boundaries in Value Creation
Lars-Olof Johansson and Jens Poeppelbuss
IT Consulting as a Change Agent
Paul Drews, Andreas Drechsler and Volker Nissen
BPM from an end-user perspective
Customers and Consumers as a New Challenge for End-User Computing
Paul Drews, Tilo Boehmann and Elizabeth Regan
End-User Innovation and the Changing Nature of Work
Resilient handling of extreme events in end-user environments
Marcel Morisse and Claire Ingram
Enterprise Systems (SIGENTSYS)
The introduction, use and maintenance of enterprise systems (ES) require a significant investment of organizational energy and resources. As such, ES represent the largest IS investment an organization is likely to make. Many organizations are now upgrading, replacing, or extending their original ES. Early versions of ES provided back office functionality that integrated a range of internal business processes, whereas modern ES have evolved to include support for a variety of front office and inter-organizational activities and processes, such as customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM). The design of such large integrated systems represents a major technical challenge, requiring new ways of thinking about business processes, system development, and enterprise architecture.
Because of both their size and their integrated nature, ES are difficult to implement, and are associated with a variety of organizational changes. Organizations expect, but unfortunately do not always realize, significant benefits from their sizable investments in ES. Because of the importance of ES in organizations, educators continue to explore approaches for introducing ES into IS and other business curricula.
Enterprise Architecture & Organizational Success
Frank Armour, J. Alberto Espinosa, Stephen Kaisler, William DeLone, Peter Loos,
Teaching and learning Enterprise Systems
Lars-Olof Johansson, Ulrika Lundh Snis, Johan Magnusson, Glenn Stewart
Enterprise System Adoption and Business Models
Carsten Brockmann, Piotr Soja, and J.P. Allen
Enterprise Systems and Risk Management
Fernando Parra, Laura L. Hall
Enterprise System Upgrade and Maintenance
Klaus Turowski, Naoum Jamous
Globalization has historically been tied to technological innovation, and the present era of a networked information society is no different. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have provided the infrastructure for multinational businesses, created new cultural connections irrespective of geographic boundaries and distances, and allowed an increasingly mobile global population to be connected to their friends, families, and cultures no matter where they are. The issues surrounding global, international, and cross cultural issues in Information Systems (IS) attracted much scholarly attention and have been explored under myriad contexts. The track welcomes submissions that relate to all aspects of global IS, or IS research situated in a global, international or cross-cultural context. The track is open to all methodological approaches and perspectives.
Knowledge Management and Collaboration in Global Information Systems
Mahesh S. Raisinghani
Issues in Global Systems Implementation
Aakash Taneja, Anil Singh and George Mangalaraj
IT Culture and Values: Occupational, Organizational, and Societal
Indira R. Guzman and Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown
Sustainability and climate change are global issues, with many cultural, organizational, technical, social, regulatory, economic, and individual dimensions. Just as computer-based information systems have been a driving force for societal progress, Green IS can be a driving force for strategic sustainable solutions in organizations and communities.
Green IS enables the transformative power of information systems to support the multiple dimensions of sustainability. It addresses the world’s greatest challenges including shrinking access to non-renewable resources, decreased energy and food security, and environmental degradation due to climate change. IS can play a pivotal role in enabling sustainable solutions, which greatly increase the effectiveness and efficiency of modern communities and enterprises. Consequently, IS research can contribute in such transformation towards a multidimensional perspective to sustainability.
This track is open to any type of research within scope of Green IS and Sustainability research as well as those that adapt research and industry experience into teaching cases and modules.
Examples of research that fit this call, include, but not limited to:
Managing Green IT/IS systems
Governance and strategy in Green IS and Sustainability
Green Business Process Management
Decision support for logistics and supply chain processes
IS-enabled collaborative processes for mobilization towards sustainability
IS-enabled multidisciplinary collaborations for sustainability
IS-enabled smart cities and sustainable communities
Designing and implementing systems for the Smart Grid
End user acceptance and adoption of smart grid technologies
Green HCI - Changing human attitudes and behaviors through information
Energy informatics - analyzing, designing, and implementing processes to increase the efficiency of energy demand and supply systems
Resource informatics - designing and implementing systems to manage metals, minerals, water, forests, etc.
Designing and implementing systems that measure and validate the impact of sustainable business practices and policies
Critical competencies and curricula for Green IS graduates and professionals
IS-enabled sustainability of educational campuses and institutions
IS to support carbon management, accounting and reporting
Sustainable development in transitional and developing countries
Global and cultural issues in Green IS and Sustainability
Information Systems for Sustainable Business Activities and Supply Chains
Mikael Lind and Richard Watson
Sustainability, Organizations, and Green Information Systems
Ganesh P. Sahu, Babita Gupta and Abhijit Chaudhury
Information systems (IS) and technology (IT) innovations offer significant potential to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and practice by enhancing interactions between patients/caregivers and providers, by enabling greater access to the latest advancements in treatments, and by empowering new organizational forms not previously conceived of within the industry; all transforming care delivery. Consistent with the 2015 “blue ocean” conference theme, the primary focus of the healthcare track is promoting research into groundbreaking technology innovations and applications within the healthcare sector, while incorporating interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches beyond traditional IS and healthcare information technology (HIT) disciplines. Academic efforts showcased should demonstrate novel work within the IS discipline as well as reference perspectives including computer science, economics, organizational behavior, public policy, public health, software/electrical engineering, management, and strategy. We solicit novel completed research and research in progress that address opportunities and challenges in the current healthcare sector via innovative technological and methodological approaches thereby contributing to the existing knowledge base.
Electronic Health/Medical Records in Practices
Balaji Sankaranarayanan, and Gary David
Joseph Tan, Jim Ryan, and Michael S. Dohan
C. Derrick Huang, Ravi S. Behara, Jahyun Goo and Chul Woo Yoo
Improving Healthcare Delivery Processes
Jim Ryan, Linda Byrd, Carmen Lewis and Yajiong Xue
Mobile Apps & mHealth
Nilmini Wickramasinghe and Ton Spil
The Human Capital in IS is aimed at fostering a forum for IS scholars engaging in a range of human capital related research including IS leadership, professional services and career development/training. Specific objectives of the track are to allow members to share their research, engage in exchange of perspectives, and encourage future collaborations. The track is sponsored by the AIS Special Interest Group on IS Leadership (SIGLead) with this track forming an expansion of a theme on IS Leadership that has been hosted at AMCIS from 2003 through 2014.
Though articles on human capital abound in the practitioner press, much less attention has been devoted to the topic from an academic perspective. IS professionals – whether leaders at the CIO level, IS project and line staff or external professional service providers – are the human dimension of the discipline and therefore issues surrounding IS practice are of enduring concern to IS academics and practitioners alike. Mini-tracks cover the range of the track interest (divided between mini-tracks covering IS managers/leaders and IS professionals/workers) and authors will be encouraged to submit both conceptual and empirical papers that employ a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
IS Leadership Development in Human Capital in Information Systems Track
Jennifer E. Gerow
IS Professional Development in Human Capital in Information Systems Track
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary area that has attracted researchers, educators, and practitioners from several disciplines. It essentially deals with the design, evaluation, adoption, and use of information technology, with a common focus on improved 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. This track welcomes papers that aim at advancing our understanding of human‐computer interaction at an individual, work group, organization, or society levels. Papers may use any type of research method.
Human Computer Interaction in e-Health Systems
Interface Design, Evaluation and Impact
Younghwa “Gabe” Lee, Anna L. McNab and Andrew N. K. Chen
Design, Evaluation, and Implication of Communication Technologies
Yi “Jenny” Zhang and HyoJoo Han
Geoffrey Hill and Candice Vander Weerdt
Personalization Technologies and Impacts
Il Im and Hong Sheng
Understanding and Fostering Trust in Information Systems
Gaurav Bansal, Sherrie Yi. X. Komiak and Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah
Negative Cognitions about Information Systems
Taylor Wells, Patrick Stacey, Monideepa Tarafdar
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have a major impact on economic and societal development. Though developing, emerging, and transitional economies play an increasingly important role in the global market, mainstream information systems research continues to focus on the relatively small group of countries with highly developed economies. The business, social, and legal environments of less developed economies often mandate that ICT implementation and management apply different practices and models from those conceived and tested in highly developed countries. The intention of this track is to encourage more research and publications on ICT focused on developing and emerging markets and communities.
Thus, this track serves as a forum for research on the appropriate use and diffusion of information and communication technologies and associated management practices in the distinctive environments of developing, emerging, and transitional economies.
Education and ICT in Developing Regions
ICT Issues in Arab and Middle Eastern Countries
Mazen Ali, Yousuf Al-Hinai and Fayez Algahtani
Information Technology Issues in Transition Economies
Paulo Rupino da Cunha and Grażyna Paliwoda-Pękosz
IT Issues in Emerging Economies
Marlene Holmner and Shana R. Ponelis
Role and Significance of ICT in Micro-Enterprises
Shana R. Ponelis
ICT Collaboration in Cross-Organizational, International, and Global Settings
ICT and Global Development in Developing Economies
Francis Kofi Andoh-Baidoo and David Asamoah
ICT Innovation and Development
Alina Chircu and Jeffrey G. Proudfoot
ICT and Sustainable Livelihoods in Rural and Underdeveloped Regions
Linda Jo Calloway and Joseph Cazier
Software in Developing, Emerging, and Transition (DET) Economies
Alexandra Kees and Sharmistha Dey
The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean are prone to an array of potentially adverse economic, social and environmental factors that have threatened their development. Many of these countries have staked optimism on the deployment and diffusion of information and communications technologies (ICT) to enable and sustain economic and social progress. Although some of the more advanced countries have obtained high rankings in global digital Networked Readiness Indices for the state of their ICT infrastructure, the application of mostly acquired ICT has not brought the expected benefits, has had no discernable impact on advancing national priorities in most cases, and does not appear to support development goals.
The major objective of the ICTs and Sustainable Development in the Caribbeantrack is to promote scholarly analysis of this situation by ICT researchers in the Caribbean and within the extended academic Diaspora. In triggering this scholarly conversation, we hope to initiate a sorely needed body of research that will help to identify impediments to the effective application of indigenous, business and government applications of ICT in several sectors that are critical to development of economies in the Caribbean region and other SIDS, to provide insights that may lead to appropriate interventions to advance the deployment of ICT to achieve global competitiveness and sustainable economic development.
ICT in Sectors Critical for Transformation
Opportunities for Underutilised Technologies and Strategies
Open ICT Ecosystems as Catalysts for collaboration, growth and innovation
Mobile ICTs for Service Delivery
New paradigms in personal, social, and organizational computing defy old assumptions of information system security. High profile events such as defections, espionage, and massive data breaches have led the public to question their own expectations of privacy. Together, these issues present significant challenges for individuals, businesses, government agencies, and policy makers.
The purpose of this track is to provide a forum for theoretical developments, empirical research findings, case studies, methodologies, artifacts, and other high-quality manuscripts. Sponsored by SIGSec, we seek to address important questions arising from emerging developments in information security, such as: What is the influence of security education, training, and awareness (SETA) programs on policy compliance? How do system defenders share information to mitigate vulnerabilities and exploits? Does pervasive data collection deter privacy-conscious individuals? How do fear appeals influence decision making? What is the role of digital forensics in combating cyber security offenses? How do online social networks threaten the security and privacy of participants? What are the underlying economics or cultural implications of new security technologies? Do regulations and policies influence employee security behaviors and organizational security postures?
New Approaches to Behavioral Information Security and Privacy Research
Clay Posey and A.J. Burns
Cybercrime and Information Security Strategy
Behavioral Issues in Information Security
Kent Marett, Christie Fuller, and Doug Twitchell
Privacy Issues in Social Media
Nicole Beebe and John Warren
Emerging Issues in Information Security
Humayun Zafar and Mark Harris
Note: Privacy papers focusing on Trust should be submitted to the “Understanding and Fostering Trust in Information Systems” Minitrack in the Human Computer Interaction (SIGHCI) track.
The purpose of this track is to provide a forum for academics and practitioners to identify and explore the issues, opportunities, and solutions regarding intelligence related to business and systems including the social web, intelligent systems design, implementation, integration and deployment. An increasing number of artificial intelligence-based systems are being developed in different application domains employing a variety of tools and technologies. This track is intended to increase cross-fertilization of ideas from these areas, share lessons learned and stimulate areas for further research.
This Track is sponsored by AIS Special Interest Group on Ontology Driven Intelligent Systems (SIGODIS). Selected papers from this Track will be invited for fast tracked publication in special issues of the International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies (IJIIT) http://www.idea-group.com/ijiit and the Journal of Information Science and Technology (JIST) http://pascal.iseg.utl.pt/ojs/index.php/jist/index. This track contains the following mini-tracks:
Intelligent Agent and Multi-Agent Systems
Vijayan Sugumaran and Stefan Kirn
Web and Social Intelligence
Customer Experience and Organizational Intelligence
Don Heath and Rahul Singh
Semantic Technologies and Big Data Analytics
Victoria Y. Yoon
Information systems educators face a number of challenges in the current environment, including dealing with declining enrollment, preparing students for the changes in the profession and updating curriculum to integrate new ideas and technologies. These challenges make sharing IS education-related knowledge and practices especially critical. Therefore, it is critical that leading conference, such as AMCIS, include a strong information systems education track. As the official AIS special interest group on education, SIGED is uniquely positioned to organize an information systems education track.
This track provides an opportunity for information systems educators and researchers to exchange ideas, techniques, and applications through a combination of workshops, panels and paper presentations. The focus is on innovation and quality advances in IS and MIS instruction and curriculum. Different submission topics are welcome, ranging from papers aimed at improving the teaching of specific course to “big picture” papers intended to address broad topics. Submissions using information systems technology to advance education in other disciplines are also welcome.
Information technology in Education
Virtual learning environments
Pedagogical and curricular innovations in IS education
Social issues related to IS education
Ethical issues in the IS curriculum
The importance of IS in functional areas
Improving enrollments in IS programs
Social Media, Mobile Learning, and Serious Games: Opportunities and Challenges for Creative Learning
Yaneli Cruz, Juho Mäkiö, Imed Boughzala, Pekka Makkonen
Technology Enhanced Collaborative Learning
Quality Programs through Assessment and Accreditation - SIGPAA
Paul Leidig, Carolyn Jacobson, George Kasper
Online Education: Issues and Opportunities
Wendy Wang, Leslie Jordan Albert
Business Intelligence and Analytics and Connection to IS Education
Yichuan Wang, Chetan S. Sankar
Mary Granger, Asli Akbulut
IS Philosophy (SIGPhilosophy)
The role of philosophy in Information Systems (IS) is to question fundamental problems about the nature of realities encountered in IS disciplines, how to define and identify the existence of taxonomies, knowledge, human and other values, reason and logic, and the definition and use of language. In the field of IS, philosophy relies on rational argument as much as it does on practical evidence and therefore philosophy uniquely enables the presentation of new theory and the verification or replacement of old. Philosophy covers a broad range of expression from epistemology (the nature and scope of knowledge) to logic (the study of the principles of correct reasoning), from moral and political philosophy and ethics to other applied philosophies.
The Philosophy in Information Systems track provides a forum for scholars who are open to questioning all aspects of Information Systems and seeking to find ways for the field to progress. We invite papers that discuss philosophical aspects of the IS field from all IS domains, and from all angles and levels of inquiry.
There are no minitracks in this track.
Organizations have recognized the importance of the need to swiftly sense and respond to changes in the marketplace. Organizations resort to different approaches to developing organizational agility based on several contextual conditions. Agility can span from operational to strategic in that organizations can focus specifically on streamlining their operations or consider agility at the strategic level focusing on game-changing opportunities. Depending on their focus, organizations need to adapt their approach to agility. This track explores relationship between IT and organizational agility. How does IT play an instrumental role in enabling organizational agility? How does IT shape various business processes in shaping organizational agility? How is agility differentiated across various business processes? What can we learn from specific pockets of literature such as those on agile software development agility, lean development, etc. to develop insights into the relationship between organizational agility and IT. This track is open various types of research including those that use quantitative, qualitative, and theoretical approaches to examining IT-enabled organizational agility.
Agility Through Business Process Engineering
Philip Hysmans, Jan Verelst, and Jorge Sanz
Emerging Technologies and Organizational Agility
Peng Xu and One-Ki (Daniel) Lee
Strategic Agility through Innovative Knowledge Management
Eunhee (Eunice) Park
Workarounds: the Dark Side of IT-Enabled Agility?
Michael Schermann, Manuel Wiesche, and Helmut Krcmar
Unfortunately, information technology (IT) projects have become notorious for high failure rates or having significant cost or budget overruns. Both research and anecdotal evidence suggests that many IT projects struggle to meet functionality and quality targets. Research has identified multiple reasons for these challenges in IT projects, such as: project escalation, poor risk management, failure to manage user expectations, poor software development or project management processes, or inability to learn from past mistakes and successes. As a research community, there is still much to be learned and discussed about improving success rates for IT projects. This track is sponsored by the AIS SIG ITProjectManagement.
Agile Project Management
Meghann Drury-Grogan and Orla O’Dwyer
IT Project Success
Dirk Basten and Bjoern Michalik
Project Management Education
Michael J. Cuellar
General Topics in IT Project Management
Michael A. Chilton
The IS field continues to mature and has embraced a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. However, methods continue to evolve both in concept and application. This track focuses on the processes and procedures by which discovery and creation of new knowledge pertaining to information systems is conducted. The track is particularly interested in examples of innovative application of methodological techniques as well as discourse and description of particular methodological improvements.
This research track aims to promote forward-thinking research in theoretical, design science, and applied research. We encourage innovative minitrack ideas that cover a broad range of research methods and method demonstrations.
There are no minitracks in this track.
As the quantity of data captured about and shared by individuals has exploded over the last decade, there has been a resurgence of interest in information technologies - such as social networking platforms, collaborative filtering and reputation management systems - that facilitate social interaction among individuals. With the recognition that Social Computing straddles research at the intersection of social behavior and computing technologies, we would like to encourage papers that approach this topic from a plurality of research methods and perspectives. This track welcomes submissions that explore how these Social Computing technologies have transformed how people work, communicate, and play together.
Social Media within the Organization
Kevin Craig and Shadi Shuraida
Social Media Analytics
Dorit Nevo, Yingda Lu, and Lucy Yan
Social Shopping: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Gabrielle Peko and David Sundaram
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American
The AMCIS 2014 Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin America track promotes IS/IT/MIS research in and about Latin America. Latin America makes up a large part of the Americas and its population speaks primarily Spanish or Portuguese. ACMIS is a conference in English for the Americas. To bridge this gap, this track opens a space for rigorous and high-quality research that is written in Spanish or Portuguese while also accepting papers in English that bring together IS/IT/MIS research and Latin America.
Any IS/IT/MIS paper that could be accepted in other AMCIS tracks but that it could not be reviewed there because it is written in Spanish or Portuguese is a reasonable submission for this Track. Additionally, papers written in English that specifically study Latin America are also welcome here.
Accepted papers will be published in the language they were submitted (papers in Spanish or Portuguese will also include a copy of the title and abstract in English). Presentations can be made in English, Spanish, or Portuguese at the authors’ discretion.
Maria Alexandra Cunha
MIS/IT/IS in Latin America
With increasing success in the use of Strategic and Competitive Information Systems (SCIS) for generating business value and gaining competitive advantage, businesses are more and more interested in successful design, development, deployment, and use of these systems. We would like to solicit minitrack proposals for our track: Strategic and Competitive Uses of Information Technology (SUIT). The SUIT track will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their research on SCIS. This track has been one of the most successful tracks in the past 5 years in AMCIS. We look forward to participating in the AMCIS 2015 Conference in Puerto Rico.
Strategic Information Systems Evaluation
Timo K. Käkölä, Lorie Obal
Information Systems Strategy and Implementation
D. Lance Revenaugh
Impact of IT on Strategic Innovation & Competitive Advantage
Abhishek Kathuria, Terence Saldanha, Jiban Khuntia
Strategic and Competitive Applications of Cloud Computing
Aurelia Donald, Faruk Arslan
IT Governance and Enterprise Architectures
Edimara Luciano, Matthias Goeken, and Carsten Felden
Social-Technical Issues and Social Inclusion
The Social-Technical Issues and Social Inclusion track focuses on information systems research areas impacting the intersection of humans and technology. It provides a venue for scholars of multiple Information Systems and Technology research areas to present research related to a broad range of social-technical issues as well as social inclusion issues. This track creates an area for interested researchers to establish platforms for future research leading to comprehensive research streams dealing with information systems and social, ethical, political, and cultural aspects from the individual, organizational, or societal focus.
This track also partners with a related AIS Special Interest Group (SIG) – Social Inclusion, which focus on issues relating to diversity and social exclusion within an Information Society. The track also addresses under-represented groups within the IT field whether producers or consumers of information systems and technology. This partnership provides a greater awareness and an opportunity to focus related research into a more comprehensive research stream.
The Social-Technical Issues and Social Inclusion track solicits research papers (conceptual, theoretical, and empirical) as well as case studies, research-in-progress, and best practices / lessons learned.
Inclusion of the Differently-Abled in Information Society
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Social Media
A.K. Aggarwall and Hajer Kefi
Organizational and Social Dynamics in Information Technology
Dragos Vieru and Michael B. Knight
Social Theory in Information Systems Research (STIR ’15)
Howard Rosenbaum and Pnina Fichman
Systems Analysis and Design (SIGSAND)
Systems analysis is about analyzing business problems and opportunities and identifying possible solutions, whereas systems design is specifying how an identified solution can be implemented, specifically as it involves information technology. The combined field of Systems Analysis and Design deals with all issues related to the development of systems and as such is of central importance to the information systems discipline. The SAND track provides a forum for discussing research related to systems development methodologies and the methods used and activities occurring throughout the systems development life cycle. This includes requirements determination, modeling techniques and languages, agile systems development practices, empirical evaluation of analysis and design methods, user involvement in systems development, open source development, design of systems architecture, and other technical and organizational issues in systems development.
Systems Analysis and Design: Modeling Methods, Techniques, and Languages
John Erickson, Xin Tan and Keng Siau
Contemporary Issues in Agile Development
Sridhar Nerur, VenuGopal Balijepally, Torgeir Dingsøyr, andNils Brede Moe
General SA&D Processes
Solomon Antony, Akhilesh Bajaj, and Dinesh Batra
The goal of the Virtual Communities and Collaborations track is to disseminate research and extend knowledge and understanding of virtual communities and collaborations, which play an increasingly important role in the trend toward globalization. Virtual communities are collective groups of individuals who utilize computer-mediated environments to interact and pursue mutual goals. They can be found in virtual worlds, social media and crowdsourcing sites, among others. Examples of research areas include design issues in collaboration systems, sense of community and engagement in virtual communities, and impact of virtual collaborations and communities in domains as diverse as business, education, and government. This track aims to extend our understanding of virtual communities and collaborations to enhance the theoretical foundation for research, share important empirical findings, and provide guidance to practitioners.
Crowdsourcing and Virtual Collaboration: Oceans of Potential
Nathan Twyman, Tim Olsen, Ulrich Bretschneider, Ivo Blohm, and Jan Marco Leimeister
Customer Engagement in Virtual Communities
Christy Cheung, Bo Sophia Xiao, Chee-Wee Tan, and Zach Lee
Emerging Issues in Distributed Group Decision-Making: Opportunities and Challenges
Anil Aggarwal, Doug Vogel, and Yuko Murayama
Social and Business Value of Virtual Communities
Virtual Education and Training
Brenda Eschenbrenner, and Xiaofeng Chen
The General Topics track is intended for high quality papers on topics that do not have a specific fit with other AMCIS tracks. We are open to all topics and methodologies. We particularly seek papers that break new ground and have exciting implications. Please check the detailed descriptions of other tracks before submitting to this track. The General Topics track also invites papers written by other track chairs who cannot submit a paper to their own track.
There are no minitracks in this track.