A call for papers has been issued for a Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS Development to be held in Stockholm, Sweden on June 9 as part of CAISE 2015 (Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering). Abstracts are due by March 7th; full papers by March 15th.
The main purpose of the workshop is to arrange discussions on using a socio-technical perspective in IS development, the long term goal being to make this workshop a meeting place for the community of IS researchers and practitioners interested in the socio-technical approach.
Despite that a socio-technical perspective has been around for over a half century, it is often forgotten in the Information Systems (IS) discourse today. Consequently, many “new approaches” appear to reflect on IS systems problems, such as modern IT systems poorly adjusted to the external or/and internal environment (e.g. market, organizational culture) of organizations in which they are (to be) deployed. We strongly believe that it is high time the social-technical perspective took its proper place in IS research, practice and teaching.
To learn more about the workshop and how to make a submission, read the full call for papers. (Seen via Twitter)