Conf-IRM 2021.

International Conference on Information Resources Management

Digital Transformation in a (Post-)Pandemic World

In a (post-)pandemic world, we have to handle and manage information resources - but is it different from how we handled it so far? The Conf-IRM 2021 hosted by Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute of Business Informatics - Information Engineering invites submissions, addressing this challenge.

New deadline for paper submission: 02-Feb-2021!

An AIS Affiliated Conference

New Submission Deadline:

02 February 2021 

Conference Date:

May 19-21, 2021


Virtual Conference

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 02 February 2021
  • Notification of submission decision: 23 March 2021
  • Final submission due date for accepted papers: 07 April 2021
  • Early registration deadline: 21 Apr 2021

Submission Types & Guidelines

Full Length Submissions

Submissions must be no more than 12 pages, including references, appendices and title page. All submissions must follow the submission template specifications. Submissions must be original and previously unpublished, conceptual or empirical research manuscripts. Papers that are highly rated by the reviewers will be workshopped for submission to a supporting journal. The paper that best represents, in terms of quality and suitability, the theme and ideals of the conference will be awarded the "Best Paper Award" during the conference.


Research-in-Progress Submissions

Submissions must be no more than 7 pages, including references, appendices and title page. All research-in-progress submissions will be published in the proceedings as short papers.


Teaching Cases

We welcome submissions of teaching cases. The cases should be based on real situations and targeted at specific learning objectives. Cases should be no more than 12 pages and must be accompanied by instructor teaching notes (not included in the 12 pages). The teaching notes will not be published.


Workshop, Panel, and Tutorial Submissions

Submissions must be no more than 3 pages. Proposals should include the objectives, topics to be covered and the full details of all presenters. Method of presentation is at the submitter's discretion; however, the submitter has the responsibility for providing his/her own panel members. All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings.


Important Notes

  1. While the primary language of the conferences is English, Track 10 will accept papers in Portuguese and Spanish, as well as English.
  2. The number of submissions by an author (including joint authorship) is strictly limited to a maximum of two.
  3. Authors of accepted papers (at least one person per submission) and all panel members and tutorial presenters MUST register AND attend the virtual conference.
  4. Submissions of ALL TYPES must be received by the above deadlines.
  5. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety upon payment of registration fees. Papers accepted and presented at the conference will also be placed in the AIS e-Library. Papers not presented at the conference, for any reason, will not be included in the AIS e-Library. An ISBN number will be assigned to papers published by the conference proceedings.

Templates & Submission

Organising Committee

Conference Co-Chairs

Gerald Grant, Carleton University, Canada

Barbara Krumay, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria


Program Co-Chairs

Iris Groher, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Cesar Alexandre de Souza, University of São Paulo. Brazil


Local Organizing Chair

Manuel Mühlburger, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria


Publications and Proceedings Co-Chair

Lech Janczewski, The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Conf-IRM Executive / International Chairs:

Felix B. Tan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (co-chair)

G. ‘Hari’ Harindranath, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Jairo Gutierrez, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand



confirm-2021-chairs @

Keynote Speakers

Carol S. Saunders, Professor Emerita at the University of Central Florida.

She has received two lifetime accomplishment awards: the LEO award in the Information Systems (IS) discipline and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the OCIS Division of the Academy of Management. She also is an Association for Information Systems (AIS) Fellow and a Schoeller Senior Fellow. She served on a number of editorial boards, including a three-year term as Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly. She served as General Conference Chair of the premier Information Systems conference, ICIS, and Program Co-chair of AMCIS 2015. She helped found the Organization Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) division of the Academy of Management and served in a variety of positions including its program chair and division chair. She was the AIS Vice President of Publications from 2016-2019. She was the Distinguished Fulbright Scholar at the Wirtschafts Universitaet – Wien (WU) in Austria and earlier held a Professional Fulbright with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute. She has held research chairs in Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Netherlands. Her current research interests include business models, coopetition, interorganizational systems, overload, sourcing, and time.  She has published in top-ranked Management, IS, Computer Science and Communication journals. She can be contacted at


Roland Karlsböck, Information Management & Digitalization, voestalpine Steel Division. Robert Karlsböck studied Business Informatics at the Johannes Kepler Univerisity, Linz. In his function at voestalpine Steel Division, he focuses on digitalization, and with it the targeted application of new digital technologies as a cornerstone of continued value growth and technological leadership for voestalpine (see also


Track Co-chairs

(in alphabetical order)

  • Bernroider, Edward - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria - Track 03
  • Chen, Yan - Florida International University, USA - Track 04
  • Cunha,Maria Alexandra - Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil - Track 07
  • Eckhardt, Andreas - University of Innsbruck, Austria - Track 06
  • Garbutt, Malcolm - University of the Western Cape, South Africa - Track 07
  • Gewald, Heiko - University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm, Germany - Track 06
  • Gholamhosseini, Hamid  - Auckland University, New Zealand - Track 11
  • Gutierrez, Jairo - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand - Track 12
  • Harindranath, G. Hari - Royal Holloway University of London, UK - Track 07
  • Janczewski, Lech - University of Auckland, NZ - Track 04
  • Ji, Shaobo - Carleton University, Canada - USA - Track 09
  • Klein, Amarolinda - UNISINOS, Brazil - Track 10
  • Koch, Stefan - Johannes Kepler University, Austria - Doctoral Consortium
  • La Paz, Ariel - University of Chile, Chile - Track 10
  • Macadar, Marie Anne - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Track 05
  • Mansingh, Gunjan - University of the West Indies, Jamaica - Track 10
  • Mathrani, Sanjay - Massey University, New Zealand - Track 08
  • Mills, Annette - University of Canterbury, New Zealand - Doctoral Consortium
  • Mirza, Farhaan - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand - Track 06
  • Obwegeser, Nikolaus - IMD Business School, Switzerland - Track 03
  • Oetzel, Marie Caroline - University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg, Germany - Track 04
  • Oppl, Stefan - Danube University Krems, Austria - Track 05
  • Osei-Bryson, Kweku-Muata - Virginia Commonwealth University, USA - Track 01
  • Ploesch, Reinhold -Johannes Kepler University, Austria - Track 02
  • Rueckel, David - Johannes Kepler University, Austria - Track 08
  • Scornavacca, Eusebio - University of Baltimore, USA - Track 09
  • Sikora, Hermann - Raiffeisen Informatics, Austria - Doctoral Consortium
  • Stary, Christian - Johannes Kepler University, Austria  - Track 11
  • Tan, Felix B. - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand - Track 12
  • Tremblay, Monica - College of William and Mary, USA - Track 01
  • Wiredu, Gamel - GIMPA, Ghana - Track 10
  • Yu, Jie - University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China - Track 02

Conference Tracks

Track 01 - Big Data, Big Data, Data Analytics, and Business Intelligence


Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Monica Tremblay, College of William and Mary, USA


Track coverage:

The emergence of social media, the Internet of Things, sensors, new data storage and data analysis technologies, Web 2.0 services, and other ICTs has resulted in an explosive increase in availability of online data as well as in the disconnected repositories of individuals, firms and governmental entities. Moreover, we now find data in the form of text, audio, video, and images. The resulting “five V’s of data” – volume, variety, velocity, veracity, and value – yeilds complex challenges in how to efficiently manage and analyze data to discover valuable and novel insights for relevant stakeholders. Cumulatively, this provides new and exciting research opportunities for researchers to address various aspects of this complex challenge.


Recommended topics:

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

  • Application of big data analytics
  • Big data analytics for business
  • Social big data analytics
  • IoT data management
  • Data stream management and analytics
  • Cases of big data analytics and management
  • New algorithms for semi and unstructured data analysis
  • Management of heterogeneous data
  • HCI challenges for heterogeneous data security
  • Heterogeneous data analytics in enterprises
  • Value creation through heterogeneous data
  • Network analysis in heterogeneous data
  • Predictive and business analytics
  • Heterogeneous data as a service
  • Industry standards for managing heterogeneous data

Track 02: Enterprise Systems & Knowledge Management


Reinhold Ploesch, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Jie Yu, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China


Track coverage:

Enterprise Systems (ES) and Knowledge Management (KM) solutions when introduced within an organization require organizational, technological, and often cultural changes. Implementing solutions necessitates tailoring and contextualizing systems to meet workplace and workforce needs. Once deployed, solutions can enhance business processes and work practices leading to improvements in innovation and organizational performance. Building on existing ES and KM research studies, this track promotes an interdisciplinary approach that examines the technical, managerial, behavioral, and social issues arising in organizations in relation to the design, deployment, management, and use of ES and KM solutions.


Recommended topics:

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

  • Knowledge creation and sharing in organizations
  • KM and organizational learning
  • ES in tertiary education
  • ES and KM for organizational transformation
  • Managerial, social and behavioral issues in ES and KM
  • ES and KM governance, strategy and performance
  • Development, use, diffusion and impact of ES and KM
  • Managing the full ES lifecycle
  • Inter-organizational impacts of ES
  • Emerging and future trends in ES and KM
  • ES and KM with social media
  • Integrating KM and ES
  • ES and business process management
  • ES and mobile enterprise applications
  • New ES architectures
  • Cultural aspects in managing knowledge with the ES
  • KM in the multinational ES

Track 03 - Digital Services, Management & Governance


Edward Bernroider, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Nikolaus Obwegeser, IMD Business School, Switzerland


Track coverage:

This track is a broad-based call for research aimed at managing and governing the design, development and continuous improvement of digital services in organizations. We seek to explore the status of IS research about the ways in which digital services across all industry sectors are best managed and governed. By this we in particular mean, how organizations ensure the extraction of value from digital services through effective strategy, design and development processes. This includes the general application and understanding of Service Management and Governance as well as how their ideas relate to digital services.


Example research questions:

  • How has digitalization changed the role/impact of widespread IT governance frameworks (e.g., ITIL, COBIT)?
  • How can organizations adapt their IT architecture and services governance to reflect rapidly changing environments?
  • With the broad adoption of work-home-from (WFH) during the Covid19 pandemic, what are the implications for digital service providers (e.g., blurring boundaries between private and professional spaces/applications)
  • How does the servitization of products (towards smart products or product-service systems) influence the service landscape of organizations?


Recommended topics:

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

  • Requirements engineering
  • Digital service strategy
  • Digital service design
  • Digital service development and improvement
  • Digital service evaluation and decision making
  • Digital service control and audits
  • Make or buy decisions
  • Digital service platforms
  • Digital service pricing
  • Digital service performance metrics and maturity
  • Digital service offerings and level agreements
  • Digital service innovation management
  • Digital service project and/or program management

Authors of excellent papers will be invited to submit a revised/extended version of their paper to the Information Systems Management (ISM) journal.


Track 04 - Information Security, Privacy, and Risk Management 


Yan Chen, Florida International University, USA

Lech Janczewski, University of Auckland, NZ

Marie Caroline Oetzel, University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg, Germany


Track coverage:

With the widespread adoption of distributed computing solutions such as cloud-based services, micro-services, the proliferation mobile computing applications, the provisioning of high-performance systems capable of handling very large and complex data sets, and the realization of quantum computing; measures to ensure privacy and security need re-imagining (Patsakis, Charemis, Papageorgiou, Mermigas & Pirounias, 2018; Ryan, Herzberg & Aniket, 2018). Recent well publicized events provide some scope for how data gets collected and misused, often without the knowledge of the person concerned (Sanchez-Rola, Ugarte-Pedrero, Santos & Bringas, 2017; Turow, Hennessy & Draper, 2018). Typically, technological and regulatory tools designed to prevent or mitigate the effects of data leakage, theft, damage, or destruction, seek to catch up to events, but the rate of development and thus exploitations (existing or zero day) exceeds the rate at which we can created and adopted such measures (Beckett, 2017). More than ever, the average person lives their life online, and in a deeply inter-networked world, the risks faced by individuals increases. The solutions to these and other emerging problems lie in a mix of social and technological measures that include strengthening regulatory controls and the adoption of stronger preventive technologies (Kshetri, 2017).


Recommended topics:

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

  • Adoption and use of information security technologies and policies
  • Development of an information security culture and awareness
  • Privacy, security, trust, and risk in cloud as well as mobile computing environments
  • Secure software engineering practices
  • Privacy issues especially concerning big data
  • Individual motivators and inhibitors of employee computer crime
  • Investigations of computer crime and security violations
  • Legal, societal, cross-cultural and ethical issues in information systems security
  • Human aspects of information security
  • Behavioral information security
  • Cybersecurity risk management
  • Blockchain and privacy concerns
  • Blockchain risks, controls and validation
  • Issues in cryptocurrency and blockchain security
  • Blockchain regulation and governance

Track 05 - Digital Information Systems in the Public Sector, Telecommunications, Transport and Education


Marie Anne Macadar, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Stefan Oppl, Danube University Krems, Austria


Track coverage:

Advancements in information and communication technologies (ICTs) have brought about pervasive impacts on public services citizen engagement and subsequent superior policy outcomes. E-government initiatives seek to re-invent government services through ICTs. New organizational models, grounded in ICTs, support new ways of thinking and working within public administration. Similarly, technology presents many opportunities for teaching and learning, but these must be critically understood within complex political, cultural and social systems. ICT-supported services to the public; including government, mobility, and education; cover diverse situations ranging from very sophisticated (for example, in federal governments) to the most basic services (usually in resource-restricted communities), originate from complex systems and mobile applications, and support highly collaborative as well as individual use; and so on. Furthermore, increasingly a more empowered citizenry manages their own personal data and obtain personalized services. This has resulted in more challenges regarding access to personal data, issues of privacy and access to un-moderated information emerge as growing concerns.


Recommended topics:

The track aims to attract submissions with a focus on, without being limited to, the following topics:

  • E-Strategy and e-service models in the public sector
  • E-Learning, life-long learning and MOOCs
  • Impact, opportunities, and challenges of technology-enhanced teaching and learning
  • E-government, transparency, and corruption
  • Impact of the digital divide on public services and education
  • Influence of societal, political, and economic issues on the ICT-enabled provision of public services, healthcare, and education
  • Use of data analytics to improve the provision of government services, mobility, and education
  • Role of e-participation to improve citizen's access and involvement in public decisions
  • Smart Governance and policy modeling (participatory/collaborative evidence-based governance)
  • Smart partnerships (triple/quadruple helix, public-private partnerships, citizen participation)
  • Role of ICT in sustainable smart urban and rural futures.
  • Smart grids and the Internet of Things (infrastructure, transportation, education, governance, environment, health care, safety, security, and energy).

Track 06 - Digital Health Care Systems


Andreas Eckhardt, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Heiko Gewald, University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm, Germany

Farhaan Mirza, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand


Track Description:

Worldwide, healthcare systems are struggling with the monumental challenges of fighting a global pandemic and providing quality care to a growing, aging population, as well as facilitating the monitoring and management of exponentially increasing chronic diseases such as diabetes or obesity while trying to stem exponentially increasing costs. Digital Healthcare Systems (DHS) are expected to deliver a measurable impact on managing these challenges. However, to date, evidence is scarce as to whether Health IT lives up to the promise and the expected benefits from IT have yet to be realized.

This track seeks conceptual, empirical and design science research both as full research and research-in-progress papers that enhance our knowledge on all facets of IT in healthcare. We specifically look for papers dealing with

  • the challenges of the ageing population
  • well-being / wellness-tourism / medical-tourism
  • mobile Health solutions and electronic assists
  • ideas to deal with pandemics


Recommended topics:

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

  • Behavior changing digital interventions and persuasive technology
  • Telemedicine and telehealth and their impacts on health and economic outputs
  • Adoption, diffusion, and assimilation of health information systems
  • Wearable health devices and their health outcomes
  • Virtual Communities and their impact on patient empowerment and patient safety.
  • User-Generated Content and its impact on healthcare practices and providers
  • DHS for the physically and cognitively challenged
  • Design and implementation of health information technologies
  • Evaluations of EMR, EHR or PHR solutions
  • Privacy and security of health information
  • Healthcare analytics and corresponding data visualization
  • Specific IT/IS adoption and usage patterns of the elderly
  • Digital health platforms and communities for the elderly
  • The impact of technology usage on well-being of the elderly
  • Theories and research frameworks for investigating age-related IS phenomena
  • Methodological challenges of investigating elderly people's technology usage
  • Impact of technology training on elderly’s perceptions and behaviors
  • Effective design of digital technologies for elderly people
  • Computer and IT-related self-efficacy of the elderly
  • Understanding of elderly people's technology needs, expectations, and requirements
  • User interface design, usability and accessibility issues
  • Integration of elderly people in the design of technology
  • Non-intrusive or minimally intrusive surveillance for independent living
  • Design requirements for technologies supporting independent living
  • Medication management, compliance, training, and safety for independent living
  • Visions for future technologies for elderly people
  • IOT technologies for assisted living
  • Meta-analyses and meta-syntheses of research on elderly people and IS
  • IT-Security for elderly people (esp. phishing, scamming etc.)
  • Trust and distrust of elderly people in digital technologies
  • How IT has enabled and supported patient-centered value-based care
  • Social Media for the elderly
  • Patient-, caregiver-, -guardian, and clinician-centric design methods
  • Convergence and management of consumer and medical devices, informatics, and systems

Track 07 - Digital Information Systems for Development and Inclusion


Maria Alexandra Cunha, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil

Malcolm Garbutt, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

G. Hari Harindranath, Royal Holloway University of London, UK


Track coverage:

This track welcomes papers addressing research in the area of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D). The ICT4D field examines how access to relevant information and the provision of critical services using ICTs, influence people’s living conditions in an increasingly connected world. Bringing about sustainable development and including the traditionally excluded, while respecting individuals’ distinctive lifestyles, remains a challenging endeavor. Understanding the mechanisms that ICTs engender within different cultural settings and different social groups represents a contribution to address this challenge in its own right.


Recommended areas:

The areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conceptual frameworks and discourses on ICT4D
  • Ethical aspects of ICT4D
  • ICT and post-development
  • Accessibility to ICT
  • ICT4D and disabilities
  • ICT and social inclusion
  • ICT4D and inequalities
  • ICT4D and the preservation of local identities
  • ICT4D and vulnerable groups
  • ICT4D applications
  • Methodological approaches to ICT4D
  • Public policies relating to ICT4D
  • Social innovations for ICT4D
  • Technological innovation for ICT4D
  • Stakeholder engagement in ICT4D
  • Sustainability in ICT4D initiatives
  • Human-Computer Interaction and ICT4D (HCI4D)

Track 08 - Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Sanjay Mathrani, Massey University, New Zealand

David Rueckel, Johannes Kepler University, Austria


Track coverage:

Digital transformation refers to the nexus of forces available to both entrepreneurs and organizations to facilitate developing innovations and creating new business models. New and emerging technologies enable this transformation. These may include, big data, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, internet of things, cloud computing, mobile computing, social media, and digital platforms. Adaptive organizations can leverage this confluence of phenomena to innovate and reshape industries in line with strategic interests. Similarly, ICT entrepreneurship also plays a critical role in the development of sustainable and strategically aligned innovation. ICT entrepreneurs have begun reshaping the socio-economic landscape in both advanced and emerging economies. This track promotes an integrative and holistic approach for analyzing and reasoning the impact of these evolving technologies on organizations and on the innovation. Sessions might trace the realization of enduring differential benefits by organizations via the coaction of these technologies, and the manner in which digital technologies drive entrepreneurial activities. The track similarly seeks theoretical as well as practical and application-oriented sessions on the implications of digital transformation on private and public sector enterprises.


Recommended topics:

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

  • Patterns and models of digital transformation and innovation
  • Implications of digital transformation on planning
  • Business model innovation via emerging technologies
  • Digital entrepreneurship in emerging economies
  • Performance measurement and management of digital transformation
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises and digital transformation
  • Sustaining and disruptive innovations enabled by digital technologies
  • Impact of digital transformation on socio-economic structures and landscape
  • Organizational culture and climate changes for digital transformation
  • Examples of digital transformation and innovation in different key socio-economic sectors including education and health
  • Impact of tech and tech-enabled startups on socio-economic development in emerging economies
  • Role of university-based incubators and accelerators in digital transformation, ICT entrepreneurship and innovation

Track 09 - Digital Business Platforms, Blockchain, Social Networking, and the Internet of Things


Shaobo Ji, Carleton University, Canada

Eusebio Scornavacca, University of Baltimore, USA


Track coverage:

This track aims to explore issues related to the development, application, use, and outcomes of e-business, mobile business, and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. The last decade has seen continuing innovation of business models, processes, products, and services, supported by an increasing integration of new information technologies and new organizational practices. In this context, businesses and customers increasingly use e-business, m-business, and IoT applications to generate, share, use, and re-use information collectively. These digital, dynamic, fluid, and ubiquitous ecosystems constitute powerful enablers of new opportunities for organizations and individuals, which calls for the development of relevant empirical and theoretical research into new business models, methodologies, and applications in e-business, m-business, and IoT systems. This track welcomes both empirical and conceptual papers that employ diverse theoretical, methodological, and philosophical perspectives.


Recommended topics:

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

  • Theories, concepts and methodologies on e-business, m-business and IoT systems
  • Development, implementation, adoption and management of e-business, m-business and IoT systems
  • Applications of emerging technologies in e-business, m-business and IoT systems
  • Privacy in e-business, m-business and IoT systems
  • Development of e-business, m-business and IoT systems for supply chain management
  • Collaboration and open innovation in e-business, m-business and IoT systems
  • Critical and contextual perspectives on e-business, m-business and IoT systems
  • System fluidity – seamless access across e-business, m-business and IoT systems
  • Usability of e-business, m-business and IoT system

Track 10 – Regional Perspectives on Digital Information Systems


Amarolinda Klein, UNISINOS, Brazil

Ariel La Paz, University of Chile, Chile

Gunjan Mansingh, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Gamel Wiredu, GIMPA, Ghana


Please note: This track accepts papers in English, Portuguese and Spanish.


Track coverage:

This track encourages ICT scholars in several regions of the World (such as Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific) to conduct research relevant to their contexts. The track encompasses the study of design, use, implementation, management, and impact of sustainable ICTs in organizations and society for economic and social development. We encourage submissions focusing on organizational and inter-organizational contexts and local, regional, national and transnational organizations, government, healthcare, agribusiness, and education initiatives, alongside ICT innovations for sustainability and inclusion. The track seeks submissions on these and other topics, and research that explain findings based on the peculiarities of cultural contexts or compare results with other contexts, regions or countries.


Recommended topics:

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

  • ICT for sustainable development
  • Public policies for ICT use for development
  • Information security and privacy issues – regional perspectives
  • ICT for regional and global integration
  • Data-driven decision making for development
  • Socio-cultural influence and Impact of ICT
  • ICT use and impacts on Indigenous Cultures & Displaced People
  • ICT for inclusion
  • Impacts of ICT on people, organizations and society – regional perspectives
  • ICT in startups and SMEs
  • Strategic IT management and governance in developing countries
  • ICT in Fintech and Blockchain – regional perspectives
  • the ‘Internet +’ in different industrial sectors/regions
  • Regional perspectives of ICT use in government, healthcare, agribusiness, education, tourism, sports and entertainment

Track 11 - Designing Digital Systems


Hamid Gholamhosseini, Auckland University, New Zealand

Christian Stary, Johannes Kepler University, Austria 


Track coverage:

This track is a broad-based call for research aimed at all aspects regarding the design and re-design of digital systems, covering the whole design cycle starting with specification to architecture and implementation. Interoperability of systems to connect the real world and the virtual world will become even more important as work life has changed. Thus, this track focuses on the challenge integrating new or established technologies to form digital systems in every facet - from cyber-physical systems in the industry context to smart solutions for society. Different design approaches influence future systems, hence how they are used for designing digital systems and how design may influence future adoption of digital systems is also covered by this track.

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

  • Elicitation and Representation of Design-relevant Transformation Knowledge
  • Transformative Business Intelligence
  • Digital Twins as Design Representations
  • Executable Designs
  • Embodied Design
  • Digital Design Environments
  • Heterogenity and Design
  • Design-Integrated Engineering

Track 12 - Workshops, Tutorials, and Panels


Jairo Gutierrez, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Felix B. Tan, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand


Track coverage:

Workshops, panels, and tutorial sessions provide the opportunity to present on topical and perhaps controversial subjects, enabling opportunities to enhance the learning experience. Topics should typically relate to under-researched, contested concepts, and/or evident divergent interpretations. Proposed topics should engage the audience and include experts in a discussion or leading a tutorial presentation or workshop stimulating interaction, enhancing learning, and/or contributing to the goal of moving the community forward on a topic. The track encourages proposals that address the conference theme. Both workshops and tutorials should span 2 to 4 hours, often held the day preceding the main conference.


Required Content:

  • Title of the panel/workshop/tutorial
  • Description of the panel/workshop/ tutorial
  • Objectives of the panel/workshop/tutorial – i.e., issues/topics to be covered, recommended audience
  • Details of all presenters and panel members – i.e., full name, position, affiliation, contact email
  • Information about the method of presentation
  • Method of presentation is at the submitter's discretion

Doctoral Consortium


Stefan Koch, Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Annette Mills, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Hermann Sikora, Raiffeisen Informatics, Austria


Track coverage:

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