Track Descriptions

Important Dates:

January 5, 2015: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2015 begin

February 25, 2015: AMCIS manuscript submissions closes for authors

May 5, 2015: Final decisions on AMCIS 2015 program are made

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Accounting Information Systems (SIGASYS)

Scott Boss This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carlos Ferran This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

General Accounting Information Systems

James Worrell

IS Control, Audit and Reporting

Alec Cram

Enterprise IT Governance and Security for Compliance Management

Virginia Kleist

Accounting Information Systems Models, Designs and Implementation

Kathryn Klose

Accounting Information Systems and Big Data

Severin Grabski


Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (SIGADIT)

Heshan Sun This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Andreas Eckhardt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

Diffusion, Adoption, and Assimilation of IS Innovations

Anand Jeyaraj

Unintended Drivers and Consequences of Technology Usage

Sven Laumer and Christian Maier


Business Analytics, Big Data and Knowledge Management (SIGDSA)

Thilini Ariyachandra This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Amit Deokar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Babita Gupta This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description
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.

Mini-Tracks

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

Debra VanderMeer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Ozgur Turetken This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Rasmus Ulslev Pedersen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

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


e-Business and eCommerce (SIGeBIZ)

Matt Nelson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Michael Shaw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Troy Strader This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Chandra Subramaniam This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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. 

Mini-Tracks

Business Models for the Digital Economy

Hans-Dieter Zimmermann

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

Kevin Hong


eGovernment (SIGeGOV)

Lemuria Carter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Vishanth Weerakkody This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Yogesh K. Dwivedi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Marijn Janssen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Mini-Tracks

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

Vikas Jain

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


End-User Information Systems, Innovation, and Organizational Change (SIG-OSRA)

Joao Porto de Albuquerque This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Frank Ulbrich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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).

Mini-Tracks

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

Frank Ulbrich

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

Elizabeth Regan

Resilient handling of extreme events in end-user environments

Marcel Morisse and Claire Ingram


Enterprise Systems (SIGENTSYS)

Carsten Brockman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Renee Pratt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Randy Bradley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

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


Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS (SIGCCRIS)

Edward W.N. Bernroider This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Pnina Fichman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Monideepa Tarafdar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

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


Green IS and Sustainability (SIGGreen)

Chadi Aoun This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Pratyush Bharati This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Savanid (Nui) Vatanasakdakul This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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

Mini-Tracks

Information Systems for Sustainable Business Activities and Supply Chains

Viet Dao

Maritime Informatics

Mikael Lind and Richard Watson

Sustainability, Organizations, and Green Information Systems

Ganesh P. Sahu, Babita Gupta and Abhijit Chaudhury


Healthcare Information Systems and Technology (SIGHealth)

Richard Klein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Sweta Sneha This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

Electronic Health/Medical Records in Practices

Balaji Sankaranarayanan, and Gary David

Global Health

Joseph Tan, Jim Ryan, and Michael S. Dohan

Healthcare Analytics

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


Human Capital in Information Systems (SIGLEAD)

James Denford This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Paola Gonzalez This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

IS Leadership Development in Human Capital in Information Systems Track

Jennifer E. Gerow

IS Professional Development in Human Capital in Information Systems Track

Paola Gonzalez


Human Computer Interaction (SIGHCI)

Dezhi Wu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Miguel Aguirre-Urreta This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Greg Moody This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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 humancomputer interaction at an individual, work group, organization, or society levels. Papers may use any type of research method.

Mini-Tracks

Human Computer Interaction in e-Health Systems

Jinwei Cao

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

Attitude Adjustment

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


ICTs in Global Development (SIG GlobDev)

Narcyz Roztocki, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Piotr Soja, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
H. Roland Weistroffer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

Education and ICT in Developing Regions

Sergey Butakov

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

Maria Madlberger

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


ICTs and Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

Lila Rao This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

ICT in Sectors Critical for Transformation

Evan Duggan

Opportunities for Underutilised Technologies and Strategies

Gunjan Mansingh

Open ICT Ecosystems as Catalysts for collaboration, growth and innovation

Maurice McNaughton

Mobile ICTs for Service Delivery

Arlene Bailey


Information Systems Security, Assurance and Privacy (SIGSEC)

Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dave Biros, Oklahoma State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jordan Shropshire, University of South Alabama, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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?

Mini-Tracks

New Approaches to Behavioral Information Security and Privacy Research

Clay Posey and A.J. Burns

Cybercrime and Information Security Strategy

Tejay Gurvindar

Behavioral Issues in Information Security

Kent Marett, Christie Fuller, and Doug Twitchell

Privacy Issues in Social Media

Tabitha James

Digital Forensics

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.


Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (SIGODIS)

Vijayan Sugumaran This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Rahul Singh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Jai Ganesh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Donald Heath, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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:

Mini-Tracks

Intelligent Agent and Multi-Agent Systems

Vijayan Sugumaran and Stefan Kirn

Web and Social Intelligence

Jai Ganesh

Customer Experience and Organizational Intelligence

Don Heath and Rahul Singh

Semantic Technologies and Big Data Analytics

Victoria Y. Yoon


IS in Education, IS Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases (SIGED)

Asli Akbulut This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Geoffrey Dick This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mary Granger This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Track Description

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.

Suggested Topics

Information technology in Education

Virtual learning environments

Mobile Education

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

Teaching cases

Mini-Tracks

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

Rassule Hadidi

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

General SIGED

Mary Granger, Asli Akbulut


IS Philosophy (SIGPhilosophy)

Emmanuel Monod, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Alan Litchfield This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.


IT Enabled Agility 

Jongwoo (Jonathan) Kim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Lan Cao This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kannan Mohan  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

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


IT Project Management

Lorraine Lee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Alanah Mitchell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Stacie Petter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

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


Research Methods

Chris Street This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Kerry Ward This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.


Social Computing

Marios Koufaris This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Nanda Kumar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

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

Indira Guzman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Carlos Ferran This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Maria Alexandra Cunha This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

Spanish

Indira Guzman

Portuguese

Maria Alexandra Cunha

MIS/IT/IS in Latin America

Carlos Ferran


Strategic and Competitive Use of Information Technology 

M. Adam Mahmood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Jack Becker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

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

Karen Patten This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Mari W. Buche This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

Social Inclusion

Michelle Carter

Inclusion of the Differently-Abled in Information Society

Rakesh Babu

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)

Palash Bera This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Roland Weistroffer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Binny Samuel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Track Description

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.  

Mini-Tracks

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


Virtual Communities and Collaboration

Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Shu Schiller This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Brian Mennecke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Track Description

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.

Mini-Tracks

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

Vikas Jain

Virtual Education and Training

Brenda Eschenbrenner, and Xiaofeng Chen


General Track

Andrew Burton-Jones  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ashley Bush  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.