Join us for the 2018 Social Event in Vancouver!

This year’s ASIS&T SIG SI Social and Dinner at ASIS&T 2018 will take place Sunday, November 11th at 7:15pm, at Showcase Restaurant & Bar1122 W Hastings Street, Vancouver.

The restaurant is about 6-7 minutes from the conference hotel, at the SW corner of Hastings and Thurlow, and is attached to the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle (with separate entrance). We’ll gather at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver (the conference hotel) right around 7pm, outside the ASIS&T Welcome Reception as it wraps up, then head over together. Or you can meet us there! Our reservation is under the name of our social chair, Adam Worrall.

Menuwww.showcaserestaurant.com/lunch-dinner-menu

Directions from the Hyatt Regency: goo.gl/maps/fMnDQVT82i52

We hope to see many of you in Vancouver and for our SIG SI Social and Dinner Sunday night!

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2018 ASIS&T SIG-SI Business Meeting and Social Event

Please come out and join your fellow SIG-SI members at this year’s ASIS&T Annual Meeting in lovely Vancouver!

SIG-SI will be holding our 2018 business meeting on Monday, November 12th, from 2-3:30 PM in Room 2 Plaza C.

This year’s SIG-SI social event will be at 7 pm on Sunday, November 11th; details on the exact location will follow shortly.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Winners of the 2018 Social Informatics Best Papers Awards by the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group on Social Informatics

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Social Informatics Best Papers Awards by the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group on Social Informatics

These awards recognizes outstanding social informatics scholarship published in the 2017 calendar year.

Ken Fleischmann (University of Texas at Austin), Cindy Hui (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and William Wallace (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) have been awarded the 2018 Social Informatics Best Paper Award by the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group on Social Informatics for their paper: Fleischmann, K. R., Hui, C. and Wallace, W. A. (2017). The Societal Responsibilities of Computational Modelers: Human Values and Professional Codes of Ethics. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 68(3): 543-552. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23697

Jenny Korn (Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University) has been awarded the 2018 Social Informatics Best Student Paper Award by the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group on Social Informatics for her paper “Expecting penises in Chatroulette: Race, gender, and sexuality in anonymous online spaces,” published in Popular Communication (15)2 2017.

Ken Fleischmann will be presenting his teams paper at the ASIS&T 2018 SIG SI, IEP, SM Workshop: The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: Sociotechnical perspective on ethics and governance of emerging information technologies at the ASIST Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada, November 10, 2018

Get the Early Bird Rates!! Register by 10/1/18 ASIS&T 2018 SIG SI, IEP, SM Workshop: The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: Sociotechnical perspective on ethics and governance of emerging information technologies

ASIST Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada, November 10, 2018
The emergence and fast-paced development of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded and ubiquitous computing present myriad forms of opportunities and challenges. For example, the increasing role of AI in autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving cars or production robots) and the role of social media in disseminating misinformation have created anxieties in our society ranging from discussions about safety, job security, and the future of democracy. Understanding the impacts of emerging technologies requires a multidisciplinary, sociotechnical approach; accordingly, this line of investigation must inevitably engage with major questions regarding sustainability, privacy, human agency, equity, and the ethics and governance of information technologies.
The Social Informatics, Information Ethics and Policy, and Social Media SIGs seek contributors for a full-day pre-conference workshop, the 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, 10 November, 2018 from 09:00 am – 05:00 pm during the ASIS&T annual meeting.
SIG Full-Day     Early Bird     Advance     On-Site
Member.            $230.00          $255.00       $280.00
Non-Member.   $260.00          $285.00       $310.00
This workshop is offering a $40 discount for students! Use discount code SIS40 at registration.
The workshop registration fees includes: Continental Breakfast, Mid-Morning Refreshment Break, Box Lunch, Afternoon Break with Snack.

CFP: ASIS&T 2018 SIG SI, IEP, SM Workshop: The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: Sociotechnical perspective on ethics and governance of emerging information technologies

 
ASIST Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada, November 10, 2018
 
The emergence and fast-paced development of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded and ubiquitous computing present myriad forms of opportunities and challenges. For example, the increasing role of AI in autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving cars or production robots) and the role of social media in disseminating misinformation have created anxieties in our society ranging from discussions about safety, job security, and the future of democracy. Understanding the impacts of emerging technologies requires a multidisciplinary, sociotechnical approach; accordingly, this line of investigation must inevitably engage with major questions regarding sustainability, privacy, human agency, equity, and the ethics and governance of information technologies.
 
The Social Informatics, Information Ethics and Policy, and Social Media SIGs seek contributors for a full-day pre-conference workshop, the 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, 10 November, 2018 from 09:00 am – 05:00 pm during the ASIS&T annual meeting.
 
We seek proposals for one panel and three papers, in the form of extended abstracts, that examine theories or propose practical solutions to problems of ethics and sustainability in our technologically-dependent lives. We are especially interested in proposals that critique technologies in relation to developing countries, or global perspectives on information policy.
 
More Information & Submission Details here: https://easychair.org/cfp/sigsiiepsm2018

Call for nominations for the 2017 annual Social Informatics Best Paper Awards

• Nominations due July 13, 2018.
• Self-nominations are common and encouraged.
• The nomination process is quite short.
The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Social Informatics (SIG-SI) is seeking nominations for the following annual awards:
Best paper published in a peer reviewed journal on a topic informed by social informatics during the 2017 calendar year: The author or authors will receive a $1,000 cash award, and they will be invited to present their paper at the Annual SIG-SI Symposium at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in Vancouver Canada in late fall 2018.
Best paper written by a PhD student on a topic informed by social informatics: Nominations for the PhD student paper may include a published paper in a peer reviewed journal or a conference proceedings in the 2017 calendar year. The winners will receive a $500 cash award, and they will be invited to present their work at the Annual SIG-SI Symposium at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) in Vancouver Canada late fall 2018.
How to apply:
Nomination statements for both awards should be sent to Kristin Eschenfelder (eschenfelder@wisc.edu) by July 13, 2018 and must include:
1. a full citation,
2. a brief explanation for the nomination, and
3. an e-copy of the article.
Winners will be notified in late August.
For more information about the Special Interest Group for Social Informatics
(SIG-SI): https://asistsigsi.wordpress.com/
For past award winners see: https://asistsigsi.wordpress.com/awards/

CFP HICSS-52: Collective Intelligence and Crowds

Minitrack: Collective Intelligence and Crowds

HICSS 52 http://hicss.hawaii.edu/ Track: Digital and Social Media

January 8-11, 2019, Maui, Hawaii, USA

This minitrack is open to analysis of collective intelligence, knowledge creation, and crowdsourcing. We think that assemblages of people and machines are making new forms of organization possible, and we are interested in research that explores these new forms of organization. The minitrack invites papers that look at crowd sourcing, at idea generation, at remixing communities, and hybrid organizations in which learning machines plays a strong role.

We live surrounded by socially constructed identities – organizations, nations, websites – all of which are constituted through a complex interplay of interactions, a kind of distributed cognition. These Internet platforms allow people to aggregate knowledge from socially distant areas. They also allow diverse groups of people – and maybe autonomous learning machines – to negotiate identities. With these socio-technical configurations we can build collective intelligences that themselves will steer the quest for knowledge. These collectives can be self-catalyzing, deciding individually or collaboratively what to do next, out of which novel and practical ideas emerge.

While these open design collectives rely on organic growth and slow embedding of members in the network, alternative structures based on crowds can be assembled more rapidly. Between the two extremes are a host of different organizational and social structures, in which committed members of a community create, improve, and share ideas. The output of these socio-technical systems often takes the form of digital media, and their traces are varied, ranging from ephemeral short messages to curated collaborative knowledge repositories.

We are interested in 1) papers that observe, analyze, or visualize these socio-technical structures and their outputs: for example, analyses of open design and open source collectives 2) papers that analyze the phenomena of crowdsourcing, collective intelligence and collaborative mass knowledge production; 3) design research that creates and evaluates new tools and processes for crowds and communities; and 4) papers that simulate the production processes and outcomes through software.

We are open to papers that explore unusual ways of modeling emergent organizations: models that demonstrate or reflect the influence of social systems on user behaviors, models that consider the multiple connections between people, technology, and institutions, models of technological and social affordances, models that break personal identity into sub-relations, models that examine the emergence of roles, identity, and institutions, as well as socio-technical models of deviance and disruption. We are particularly interested in papers that apply the foundational ideas of James Coleman, James March, Herb Simon, Mark Granovetter, Harrison White, Charles Tilly and related scholars to modern information systems. We are open to papers concerned with how to visualize large scale social phenomena. And papers that analyze the role machine algorithms and human processes play in our politics and our personal interactions.

In sum, the content of the minitrack is open to analysis of collective intelligence, new sociotechnical configuration of knowledge creation, and crowdsourcing. Included also is the analysis of social interaction as a way of describing underlying social structure. Thus, the track is open to a wide range of content areas that lend themselves to the analysis of relations between people, collectives, and machines, as well as the products produced as a result of these relations.

IMPORTANT DATES

– April 15: Paper submission begins
– June 15: Paper submissions deadline
– August 17: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
– September 22: Deadline for authors to submit final manuscript for publication
– October 1: Deadline for at least one author to register for HICSS-52

Conference Website: http://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Author Guidelines:  http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/

Minitrack organizers

Pnina Fichman fichman@indiana.edu

Donald Steiny steiny@steiny.com

Jeffrey Nickerson jnickerson@stevens.edu

CFP HICSS52  Minitrack title: Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS

CFP HICSS52 

Minitrack title: Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS

Track: Internet and the Digital Economy

January 8-11, 2019
Maui, Hawaii, USA

Conference Website: http://hicss.hawaii.edu/
Author Guidelines:  http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/

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.

Our minitrack focuses on the sociotechnical dynamics and the ways in which the Internet affects people, groups, organizations, and societies. We are in particular interested in the impact of global, international, and cross-cultural issues on ICT development, implementation and use across the globe.

The minitrack welcomes submissions that relate to all aspects of global IS, or IS research situated in a global, international or cross-cultural context. The minitrack is open to all methodological approaches and perspectives. We are interested in empirical and theoretical work that addresses these and related socio-technical issues.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The impacts of cultural values on: 1) ICT design, adoption, and use; 2) Policies and practices of big data collection and use.
  • Cross cultural studies of: 1) ICT adoption, use and development; 2) Quantification of self at work, by individuals or organizations; 3) Big data collection and use.
  • Issues relating to: 1) Globally distributed teams; 2) Internet adoption and the digital society at the national level; 3) Global knowledge management; 4) Cross-national legislation and regulation; 4) Global ICT governance; 5) Global Cloud sourcing strategies; 6) Effects of global social computing on work organization and practices; Global impacts of big data on governments, multinational companies, NGOs and other organizations.
  • Single country studies showing implications for other locations or results different from other contexts.
  • Multi-country studies of ICT adoption, use, and development.

IMPORTANT DATES

– April 15: Paper submission begins
– June 15: Paper submissions deadline
– August 17: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
– September 22: Deadline for authors to submit final manuscript for publication
– October 1: Deadline for at least one author to register for HICSS-52

Conference Website: http://hicss.hawaii.edu/
Author Guidelines:  http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-and-minitracks/authors/

Minitrack organizers

Pnina Fichman, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University, Bloomington
Email: fichman@indiana.edu

Edward W.N. Bernroider, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Institute for Information Management and Control, Vienna, Austria
Email: edward.bernroider@wu.ac.at

CFP: ASIST Annual Meeting 2018

The 81st Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
November 9-14, 2018, Vancouver, Canada
 
BUILDING AN ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE INFORMATION FUTURE WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
 
This meeting will focus the creative and analytical energies of the ASIS&T community on the dramatic near horizon socio-technical shifts expected due to rapid developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded, ubiquitous computing. The opportunities afforded by these technologies are enormous, as are the challenges of ensuring that ethical and human-centered perspectives, including sustainability, privacy, human agency and equity, are incorporated into their design and use. As interdisciplinary information science and technology researchers and practitioners, with an 80 year tradition of studying and working in this rapidly evolving field, we are uniquely situated to steward and mediate this shift. ASIS&T 2018 will provide an opportunity to learn from one another and from leading experts in these emerging technologies; to discuss, critique and pose the much-needed questions; and to share perspectives grounded in our own research and practice that intersect with and provide context for current developments.
 
The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is a premier, peer-reviewed international conference that gathers scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share research, innovations, and insights regarding the role of information and technology in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities.
 
We invite papers, posters and visual presentations, panel and workshop submissions that focus on the conference theme, as well as work that reflects the broader mandate of ASIS&T, regarding the creation, representation, storage, access, dissemination and use of information, media and records, and the systems, tools, and technologies associated with these processes. The conference embraces plurality in methods and theories, and encompasses research, development and practice from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIS&T’s many special interest groups (SIGs).
 
We are pleased to announce that the ASIS&T 2018 Proceedings will be published by John Wiley & Sons and will be indexed and accessible via multiple international venues. Please note that at least one of the authors must register for the conference in order for a paper to be accepted and published in the proceedings.
 
SUBMISSION INFORMATION
 
The Conftool submission site is available here: ConfTool Submission Site
 
All submissions for Papers, Panels, Workshops & Visual Presentations must be formatted according to the guidelines provided in the ASIS&T AM template, as this is the required format for inclusion in the Proceedings. The template is available here:
 
AM18 Proposal Template
 
Tutorial Proposals must be submitted using this form:
 
Tutorial Proposal Form
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
Papers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials
 
Submission System opens: January 2, 2018
Submissions due: April 2, 2018
Notifications: May 4, 2018
Final publishable version due: July 15, 2018
 
Visual Presentations
Submission System opens: January 2, 2018
Submissions due: May 15, 2018
Notifications: June 15, 2018
Final publishable version due: July 15, 2018
 
SUBMISSION TYPES
 
1) Papers: Papers should discuss, analyze, critique theories and concepts, or report original, unpublished research; all papers must be substantiated by experimentation, simulation, theoretical development, analysis or application in practice. Submissions will be judged on such criteria as quality of content, significance for theory, relevance for practice, method, design, originality, and quality of presentation.
 
Length: The maximum length for a paper, including references, is 10 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
Publication: Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.
2) Panels: Proposals for panels are invited on topics that explore emerging cutting-edge research and design, analyses of emerging trends, opinions on controversial issues, analyses of tools and techniques, or contrasting viewpoints from experts in complementary areas of research. Panels are not a substitute for a set of contributed papers; they must have a cohesive theme and promote lively discussions. Proposals should include an overview of the issues to be discussed and must also list panelists who have agreed to participate, indicating the qualifications and contributions of each.
 
Length: The maximum length for a panel proposal, including references, is 4 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
Peer Review: Panel proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
Publication: Accepted panel proposals will be published in the proceedings.
3) Visual Presentations: Submissions in the form of short papers are invited for visual presentation via poster, demonstration, video, etc. at the meeting. Visual presentations are expected to invite questions and discussion and offer a unique opportunity to present late-breaking results, work in progress, or research that is best communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Authors are expected to address how the work will be presented at the meeting.
 
Length: Visual presentation proposals should be 2-pages in length, single spaced and including references; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
Peer Review: Submissions will be refereed in a double-blind review process and should be anonymized.
Publication: Accepted visual presentation proposals will be published in the proceedings.
4) Workshops: Workshops will be held after the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide a more informal setting for the exchange of ideas on a focused topic and suggest directions for future work. As such, they offer a good opportunity for researchers and professionals to present and discuss their work among a targeted and interested community. Workshops may be mini-focused research presentations, a series of working events, brainstorming and idea sharing, or even teaching/learning a new skill. For more information on submitting a workshop, see the Workshop Guidelines.
 
Length: The maximum length for a workshop proposal, including references, is 3 pages, single-spaced; submissions should be formatted according to the AM18 Proposal Template.
Peer Review: Workshop proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
Publication: Accepted workshop proposals will be published in the proceedings.
5) Tutorials: Tutorials will be held before the conference. Tutorials provide focused learning opportunities that will enable participants to develop a specific skill or competency.
 
Length: The maximum length for a tutorial proposal, including references, is 2 pages plus appendices using the Tutorial Proposal Form.
Peer Review: Tutorial proposals undergo single-blind review process and should not be anonymized.
6) Doctoral Colloquium: Keep watching this space for more information on the Doctoral Colloquium
 
ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE
 
Conference Chair:
Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada
 
Paper Co-Chairs:
Christopher Lueg, University of Tasmania, Australia
Kalpana Shankar, University College Dublin, Ireland
 
Panel Co-Chairs:
Rajesh Singh, St. John’s University, USA
Catherine L. Smith, Kent State University, USA
 
Poster Co-Chairs:
Julia Hersberger, University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA
Maayan Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Bar Ilan University, Israel
 
Workshops, Tutorials, local arrangements & logistics:
DeVonne Parks, ASIS&T Director of Meetings & Events
Lydia Middleton, ASIS&T Executive Director
 
For more information, contact asistam18@asist.org.
 
More information about the conference can be found at http://www.asist.org\am18.

Call for Papers: AMCIS 2018: Minitrack: Shadow Information Technologies and Practices 

Minitrack: Shadow Information Technologies and Practices
Track: Organizational Transformation and Information Systems (SIGORSA)
24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Aug. 16-18, 2018
New Orleans, LA, USA
Shadow Information Technologies and Practices is a new mini-track in the Organizational Transformation and Information Systems (SIGORSA) track.  This mini-track solicits papers that address the socio-technical implications, outcomes, and disruptive nature of shadow information technology (shadow IT) and shadow practices of organizational actors within complex organizations. Shadow IT refers to artifacts that are used or developed within organizations outside of and without the approval and knowledge of an organization’s IT department. Socio-technical shadow practices, also known as feral practices, are those in which organizational actors engage with either shadow IT or existing systems in ways that differ from the expected practices, and which take place unbeknownst to organizational and IT managers.
The emergence of shadow IT and practices can have broad socio-technical implications for organizations, including those related to organizational power relations, IT governance, and security. Given the theme of the conference, Digital Disruption, we are particularly interested in papers that examine the emergence of shadow IT and practices in response to the introduction and digital disruption of new technologies within business and organizations.
In addition to research aligned with the conference theme we are also interested in high quality empirical and conceptual work that seeks to study and understand other aspects of shadow IT and practices. Suggested topics could include:
• Effects of shadow IT and practices on organizational work-flow, culture, and structure
• Implications of shadow IT and practices for organizational power relationships
• Conceptual work that categorizes the types of shadow practices that occur within organizations
• Ways in which managers can, do, or should respond to the presence of shadow IT and practices
• Security and other issues that arise when organizations actors develop and use shadow IT
Mini-Track chairs
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University  hrosenba@indiana.edu
Chase McCoy, Indiana University  chamccoy@indiana.edu
Submission Instructions:
Important Dates:
January 15, 2018: Manuscript submissions open
February 28, 2018: Deadline for paper submissions
April 18, 2018: Authors will be notified of decisions
April 25, 2018: Camera-ready submissions due
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