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.

On behalf of the Conf-IRM 2021 Organizing Committee we'd like to thank you for your contribution to Conf-IRM 2021!

Looking forward to seeing you next year!

Barbara Krumay & Gerald Grant

Conference Co-Chairs

Iris Groher & Cesar Alexandre de Sousa

Program Co-Chairs

Manuel Mühlburger

Local Chair

An AIS Affiliated Conference

Conference Date:

May 19-21, 2021

Type:

Virtual Conference

Information for Participants

General Information (incl. Proceedings and Program Guide)

Access to the zoom meetings is sent to all registered participants (links to the sessions as well as a calendar file in .ics-format to import it into your electronic calendar).

  • The conference proceedings (pdf-format) can be downloaded here.
  • The program guide (pdf-format) can be downloaded here.
  • A program overview (pdf-format) can be downloaded here.

 

In case of any questions join us in the Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby!

Keynotes, Social Events, Workshop

Besides the sessions we have three other important cornerstones at Conf-IRM 2021 to make it a special event for all of you:

 

We are very much looking forward to a great conference experience!

Sessions - General Structure

Each session has a fixed length based on the number of presentations.

In each sessions there is a session chair, a technical chair, presenting authors (min. 1 per paper) and the audience. Some sessions may have an additional sesssion co-chair.

In general we calculate 30 minutes per paper presented - 15 min. presentation, 10 min. discussion.

Before the session starts (official time is listed under sessions, referred to as "T" in the following overview), the following happens: General structure - preparation

  • T – 30 min.: a technical chair starts session and shares general information screen
  • T – 25 min.: session chair and co-chair arrive
  • T – 15 ALL presenting authors arrive
  • T – 15 min.: presenting authors have the possibility to briefly test their presentation (share screen), video and audio
  • T: session chair starts session

In case of any questions join us in the Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby!

Session Chair (and co-chair) Responsibilities

As a session chair (or co-chair) you are responsible for a smooth session in a nice atmosphere. Your main duties are

  1. Be in the session you are chairing 25 min. before the session starts, introduce yourself to the technical chair - you will be granted co-host rights in the zoom meeting by the session chair and you will be marked as being the session chair (meaning, the technical chair adds the information to your name)
  2. Information about announcements will be handed over to you, as well as the certificates for presenting authors
  3. Talk to presenting authors, get some information from them for their introduction, inform them about the timekeeping (how you will tell them how much time is left)
  4. Clarify how the discussion will take place (questions posted to the chat, people (virtually) raise their hands or the may ask directly on the audio channel - this is your decision, clarify it with you technical chairs and the presenting authors
  5. Presenting authors are marked by the technical chair (P1 - presenting author of the first paper)
  6. When the official session start time has been reached, start the session, great the audience, give some general instructions, make some announcements
  7. All sessions will be recorded and made available shortly after the conference - please inform all people in the session about the recording (the recording is done by the technical chairs). The discussion will not be on the recording!
  8. Start the first presentation (P1 should be prepared to share the screen)
  9. Make sure to keep the time (e.g., inform the presenting author how much time is left)
  10. After the presentation start and moderate the discussion (authors of other papers presented in the same session have been asked to prepare questions to start the discussion), but of course, the audience, in general, should be involved in the discussion
  11. Make sure to end the discussion in time and start the next presentation
  12. At the end of the session, hand out the presentation certificate to the presenting author

 

As a co-chair, you take over the session chair’s responsibility while he or she is presenting a paper.

In case of any questions join us in the Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby!

Presenting Authors

As a presenting author, you are responsible mainly for your presentation, answering questions, and contributing to the discussion (paper buddy program). Your main responsibilities are

  • Be in the session 15 min. before the start (at the latest), introduce yourself to the session chair and the technical chair. The technical chair will change your name in the zoom session by adding a “P” for presenting author and the number of your presentation (1 for being the first paper presented). In case there is more than one presenting author let the technical chair and the session chair know!
  • Have your technical equipment (audio, video, presentation slides) ready and checked. You may briefly check your technical setup before the session starts. If you experience any problems, please ask the technical chair to start your backup presentation (uploaded to EDAS beforehand)
  • When your presentation slot starts, share your screen showing your presentation. You may or may not use the camera while presenting.
  • End your presentation in time (15 min.)
  • During the discussion (10 min.), we advise you to have your camera open

  • Prepare questions for other papers in your session (paper buddy program)

 

In case of any questions join us in the Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby!

 

Attendee

We have prepared a digital conference environment with the goal of providing a you a seamless conference experience. We will use Zoom as a central platform for all events of our conference. The following text describes the main rooms of our digital conference and provides you with all links required to participate in this conference. Please notice that these links will be provided to you via email and will be available only at the time of the conference.
 

Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby

Here you will find all relevant information on the currently active events as well a possibility to talk directly to members of the organizing committee of Conf-IRM 2021. Furthermore you have the possibility to join breakout rooms in case you want to get in direct contact with anybody at the conference. Join us in the Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby to retrieve your attendee certificate!

 

Conf-IRM 2021 Keynotes

Our keynotes, the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the best paper award will take place in this room. Here you will have limited possibilities to interact with other participants.

 

Conf-IRM 2021 Session

This room will be used as the central platform for the presentations and discussions of the contributions of this year’s Conf-IRM. In this room a dedicated  session chair will be hosting and moderating the various presentations whilst a technical chair will assist presenters and participants with any possible technical issues.

 

Conf-IRM 2021 Workshop

Our workshop will be held in the Conf-IRM workshop room. Further Information will be provided soon on the website as well as during the conference in the Conf-IRM Lobby.

 

Conf-IRM 2021 Social Space

We have prepared a variety of social events including a live 360° tour of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and other social activities. The Conf-IRM social space will provide you with all links and information necessary to participate in these events.
 

We look forward to a great conference with you, in case of any questions don’t hesitate to contact us in the Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby

Keynote Day 1

Can Pre-Pandemic IS Research Help in a Pandemic and a Post-Pandemic World?

This keynote will explore how IS research conducted before the Coronavirus Pandemic on a variety of topics including online learning, virtual teams, work-family conflict, gender inequality and the digital divide can be applied in the pandemic and in a post-pandemic world.  And further, have the findings from IS research been applied?

Carol Saunders is 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 csaunder@ucf.edu

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Keynote Day 2

How information & communication technology (IT) affects organizational resilience during the pandemic and enables the path to recovery and renewal for the future?

Resilience means the capability of being robust under conditions of enormous stress and change, that currently affects many organizations around the globe during the covid-19 pandemic. It suddenly became a new “buzzword”, especially in the context of digital transformation. Let's find out why these terms are often used together in one sentence and if it can lead to recovery or even renewal of organizations for a post-pandemic future.

Roland Karlsböck, Information Management & Digitalization, voestalpine Steel Division. Robert Karlsböck studied Business Informatics at the Johannes Kepler University, 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.

Time

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Final Program

Day 1 - May 20th

Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby open from 08:00 h until 23:59 h  (UTC +2) - Meet the Conf-IRM 2021 Chairs

Schedule

Time Topic Location
09:00 h Region 2 / Session 1 Zoom Session Meeting
10:30 h Break Lobby
11:00 h Region 2 & 3 / Session 2 Zoom Session Meeting
12:30 h Break Lobby
14:00 h Conference Opening & Keynote Carol Saunders Zoom Keynote Meeting
15:30 h Break Lobby
16:00 h Social Event #1 Social Space
17:30 h Break Lobby
18:00 h Region 1 / Session 1 Zoom Session Meeting
18:00 h Workshop Digital Twin Zoom Workshop Meeting
19:30 h Break Lobby
20:30 h Region 1 / Session 2 Zoom Session Meeting
22:00 h Break Lobby
22:30 h Region 1 / Session 3 * Zoom Session Meeting
00:00 h End Day 1 Lobby

 

* Presentation language: Portuguese

Day 2 - May 21st

Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby open from 08:00 h until 23:59 h  (UTC +2) - Meet the Conf-IRM 2021 Chairs

Schedule

Time Topic Location
09:00 h Region 2 / Session 3 Zoom Session Meeting
10:30 h Break Lobby
11:00 h Region 2 & 3 / Session 4 Zoom Session Meeting
12:30 h Break Lobby
14:00 h Keynote Roland Karlsböck & Best Paper Awarding Ceremony Zoom Keynote Meeting
15:30 h Break Lobby
16:00 h Social Event #2 Social Space
17:30 h Break Lobby
18:00 h Region 1 / Session 4 Zoom Session Meeting
19:00 h Break Lobby
20:30 h Region 1 & 3 / Session 5 Zoom Session Meeting
22:00 h Break Lobby
22:30 h Region 1 / Session 6 * Zoom Session Meeting
00:00 h End of Conf-IRM 2021 Lobby

 

* Presentation language: Portuguese

Social Event

General Information

We cordially invite you to our social events during Conf-IRM 2021. Since we cannot bring you to Linz in beautiful Austria, we have decided to bring Linz to you. On both days at 16:00 (UTC+2) during our social space you can choose to participate in one of three events. We have prepared these three events to provide you with the opportunity to get to know each other whilst also getting to know our university as well as Austrian culture and cuisine.

We have prepared three events for you

  1. virtual cooking class

  2. 360 degree tour of the JKU campus

  3. power point karaoke – battle decks

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 10:00 11:00 16:00  19:30 00:00 02:00

Virtual cooking class

Under the live guidance of a chef you will prepare traditional Austrian food. On Thursday you will prepare a delicious Wiener Schnitzel whilst on Friday you will learn the secrets involved in producing a Kaiserschmarren the famous Austrian desert once favored by emperor Franz Joseph the first. Here you can find the ingredients and cooking equipment necessary to participate.

Download the list of ingredients

360 degree tour of the JKU campus

Power point karaoke – battle decks

In this event you will be asked to host a spontaneous presentation of topics connected to Austrian culture. Be prepared to actively show how spontaneous you can present topics and slides you will have no clue about.

Conf-IRM 2021 Cocktail "Friday Evening"

For all of who want to celebrate the best papers with us - prepare the cocktail in advance:

Ingredients (for 4 drinks)
1 green apple
3 fresh limes
1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
80 ml apple juice (or cider)
80 ml Gin (or tonic water)
Ice cubes (10 – 12) or crushed ice

Instructions
Wash the limes, press out the juice of tow of the limes, slice the other lime (in cloves).
Wash the apple and slice it in very thin slices.
Put some lime juice on the apple slices.
Put the ice cubes and the rest of the ingredients (lime juice, maple syrup, apple juice or cider, and gin or tonic water) in a shaker, shake it well.
Pour it into glasses, put an apple slice and one lime glove in a glass and pour the cocktail into it.

or download it here

Workshop Digital Twin

Contributors

Richard Heininger, Claudia Kaar, Udo Kannengiesser, Christian Stary - Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Content

Digital Twins have become a design issue for IS development. Experience various approaches of digital twin development. We start with production-oriented digital twin design, shared autonomy, and finally present tangible education gadgets. These inputs help us to come up with a common understanding and variations in digital twin development.

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Sessions

Day 1 - Region 2 / Session 1

Conference day Length Chairs Language
1 90 min. Malcolm Garbutt English

 

Time

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 03:00 04:00 09:00  12:30 17:00 19:00

 

Presentations

No Type Track Title Authors
4 Full paper 07 Analysis of the literature on accessibility of e-government websites with respect to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Saleem Abdurahman - University of Cape Town, South Africa
Salah Kabanda - University of Cape Town, South Africa
8 Full paper 10 Digital Innovation for Financial Services Organizations: A Preliminary Consideration of Lines of Action for Organizational Practices Malcolm Garbutt - University of Western Cape, South Africa
James Njenga - University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Wilfred Samuels - University of the Western Cape, South Africa
1 RiP 03 A Preliminary Analysis of Communication Methods in Agile IS Development for Controlling Information Asymmetry Peter Virag - WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Edward Bernroider - WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Ulrich Remus - University of Innsbruck, Austria

Day 1 - Region 2 & 3 / Session 2

Conference day Length Chairs Language
1 90 min. Edward Bernroider
Michaela Trierweiler (Co-chair)
English

 

Time

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Presentations

No Type Track Title Authors
3 Full paper 04 An Extended Analysis of Risk Management Concepts in IT Management Frameworks Maksim Goman - Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
16 Full paper 03 Internal IT Control Systems and Global Regulation of Organizations: The Rise of Control Assemblages Edward Bernroider - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
11 RiP 08 Examining the impact of FinTechs in extending capital access to MSMEs Syed Abdullah Ashraf - Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India
Rahul Kumar - Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India

Day 1 - Region 1 / Session 1

 

Conference day Length Chairs Language
1 60 min. Marcelo Araujo
Anna Hermes (co-chair)
English

 

Time

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Presentations

No Type Track Title Authors
26 Full paper 07 Understanding the use of digital payments in Brazil: An analysis from the perspective of digital divide measures Marcelo Henrique de Araujo - EAESP FGV, Brazil
Eduardo Diniz - EAESP FGV, Brazil
5 Full paper 10 Assessment of the Impact of Fintechs on the Brazilian Financial Inclusion Index
(original title:Avaliação do Impacto das Fintechs no Índice de Inclusão Financeira Brasileira)
Elisa da Silva - USP, Brazil
Daielly Mantovani - USP, Brazil

Day 1 - Region 1 / Session 2

Conference day Length Chairs Language
1 90 min. Daielly Mantovani
Anna Hermes (Co-chair)
English

 

Time

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Presentations

No Type Track Title Authors
24 Full paper 10 The rise of social applications and sustainable development: The Ribon Case Helena Freitas - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Luis Hernan Contreras Pinochet - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Vanessa Itacaramby Pardim - Universidade de São Paulo & Universidade Nove de Julho, Brazil
Marcia Azevedo - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
19 Full paper 10 Micromobility challenges in the city of São Paulo: The impact of shared economy services of electric scooters Luis Hernan Contreras Pinochet - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Vanessa Itacaramby Pardim - Universidade de São Paulo & Universidade Nove de Julho, Brazil
Heloisa Mangini - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Cesar Alexandre Souza - University of São Paulo, Brazil
18 RiP 10 Performance measurement in Smart Government: analysis of the Digital Governance Strategy of the Federal Government of Brazil
(orig. Title: Mensuração de desempenho em Smart Government Análise da Estratégia de Governança Digital do Governo Federal do Brasil)
Mariane S. Souza - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Daielly Mantovani - USP, Brazil

Day 1 - Region 1 / Session 3

Conference day Length Chair Language
1 90 min. Ernani Marques Portuguese

 

Time

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 16:30 17:30 22:30  02:00 06:30 08:30

 

Presentation

No Type Track Title Authors
20 RiP 10 Pequenos Negócios e Inclusão no Pós-Covid-19: Desafios de nova plataforma em Ecossistema em Rede Rodrigo R. Silva - FGV EAESP & NewRoad Agency, Brazil
25 Full paper 10 Transformação Digital para Além da Tecnologia: Uma Análise sobre as Pessoas e os Processos Relacionados com o Uso das Mídias Sociais na Prefeitura de Salvador Emmanuelle F. M. de Anias Daltro - Prefeitura Municipal de Salvador, Brazil
Ernani M dos Santos - Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Miguel Mira da Silva - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
6 Full paper 10 Contrastes da implementação da infraestrutura tecnológica em 2020 para aulas remotas das escolas públicas brasileiras no período da pandemia da Covid-19 Edilaine de Azevedo Vieira - Universidade Federal do Paraná - UFPR - Brasil, Brazil
Álvaro Maximiliano Pino Coviello - Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Taiane Ritta Coelho - Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Rodrigo Eduardo Botelho-Francisco - Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Day 2 - Region 2 / Session 3

Conference day Length Chair Language
2 90 min. Barbara Krumay English

 

Time

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Presentations

No Type Track Title Authors
10 Full paper 08 Enablers of and Barriers to Digital Innovation Success: A Systematic Literature Review from 2010 to 2020 Lorna Mutegi - University of Cape Town, South Africa
Jean-Paul Van Belle - University of Cape Town & CITANDA, South Africa
14 RiP 02 How Social Capital Facilitates Absorptive Capacity in a High-Growth Environment Fieke E. van Telgen - Open Universiteit Nederland & Proud Experts, The Netherlands
Rachelle Bosua - Open Universiteit Nederland, The Netherlands
Laury Bollen - Open Universiteit Nederland, The Netherlands
2 Full paper 07 An assessment of the role of agency among semi-skilled workers: Challenges in the attainment of developmental outcomes from the use of ICT Shaun Pather - University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Ivonia Liebenberg - University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Day 2 - Region 2 & 3 / Session 4

Conference day Length Chair Language
2 90 min. Stefan Oppl English

 

Time

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Presentations

No Type Track Title Authors
23 Full paper 06 Temporary Access to Medical Records in Emergency Situations Zhi Chen - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Samaneh Madanian - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Farhaan Mirza - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
12 Full paper 10 Factors Influencing the Adoption of Digital Technologies in South African SMMEs Malcolm Garbutt - University of Western Cape, South Africa
James Njenga - University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Raul-Pierre Classen - University of the Western Cape, South Africa
27 Full paper 05 Usage Patterns of an ePortfolio-Platform - On the Potential Conflict between Short- and Long-term Usage Scenarios of ePortfolios Martin Dobiasch - Danube University Krems, Austria
Stefan Oppl - Danube University Krems, Austria

 

Day 2 - Region 1 / Session 4

Conference day Length Chairs Language
2 60 min. Amarolinda Klein
Christopher Williams (Co-chair)
English

 

Time

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Presentations

No Type Track Title Authors
21 Full paper 08 Startups, SMEs and Institutional Arrangements in the Internet of Things Innovation Ecosystem in Brazil Amarolinda Klein - UNISINOS, Brazil
9 Full paper 08 Digital Maturity Level of a B2B Company: Case Study of a Brazilian Complex Manufacturing Company José Airton de Santos - Owens Illinois do Brasil, Brazil
Eduardo de Rezende Francisco - FGV EAESP, Brazil

Day 2 - Region 1 & 3 / Session 5

Conference day Length Chair Language
2 90 min. Reinhold Plösch English

 

Time

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Presentations

No Type Track Title Authors
22 Full paper 01 Systematic Review of Methodological Approaches for Designing, Assessing and Validating Business Analytics Maturity Models Wai Yip Freddy Wong - University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Michael Lane - University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Sophie Cockcroft - University of Southern Queensland, Australia
7 Full paper 01 Covid-19 Emergency Aid: How the Brazilian Government used Social Big Data Analytics to give economic support and protect vulnerable citizens Rafael M Ronqui - FGV EAESP, Brazil
Thiago Oliveira - FGV EAESP, Brazil
Alexandre Silva - FGV EAESP, Brazil
Carlos Brandão - FGV EAESP, Brazil
Rodrigo R. Silva - FGV EAESP & NewRoad Agency, Brazil
William Helouani - FGV EAESP, Brazil
Tiago A. Lara - FGV EAESP, Brazil
Eduardo de Rezende Francisco - FGV EAESP, Brazil
17 RiP 04 Learning from Security Failures: The Roles of Psychological Safety and Mild Fear Chengqi (John) Guo - James Madison University, USA

Day 2 - Region 1 / Session 6

Conference day Length Chairs Language
2 90 min. Guilherme Lunardi
José Antonio Galhardo (Co-chair)
Portuguese

 

Time

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Presentation

No Type Track Title Authors
15 Full paper 10 Inclusive Innovation Based on ICT: Lessons from the Maker Movement in Brazil Cecilia Burtet - University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
Amarolinda Klein - University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
28 Full paper 10 Uso da Design Science Research para proposição de um modelo de Governança de TI para Instituições de Ensino Aline Sengik - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG, Brazil
Guilherme Lunardi - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG, Brazil
Isaias Bianchi - University of Minho, Portugal
Guilherme Costa Wiedenhöft - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande - FURG, Brazil
13 Full paper 10 Ferramenta de Visualização de Dados Públicos da Saúde Disponibilizados pelo DATASUS Rafael Kunst - University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
Josiane Porto - University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
Paula Franceschini - University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil

General Conference Information

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

Doctoral Consortium - Important Dates 

  • Applications Submission Deadline: 21 March 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: 09 April 2021
  • Registration Deadline: 21 April 2021
    (Note: Accepted nominees must register by the conference early bird registration date to confirm their place in the Consortium)
  • Doctoral Consortium: 19 May 2021

Registration & Fees

At least one author per accepted paper has to register.

The early registration deadline is 21 April 2021 (for presenting authors).

No deadline for attendees' registration.

 

Fees

  • Academic (AIS members): $ 30 (early registration) / $ 40
  • Academic (not an AIS members): $ 40 (early registration) / $ 50
  • Attendee - academic or student without a paper: $ 0
  • Corporate / Industry registration: $ 50
  • Student (with paper): $ 20 (early registration) / $ 30

 

Attendees without papers are free, but require registration.

Make sure to register for the workshops, too!

Program Information

The conference program is structured as follows:

  • Day 0, May 19th 2021 (UTC +2) - Doctoral Consortium (information has been provided to the participants)
  • Day 1, May 20th 2021 (UTC +2) - Keynote Carol Saunders, Paper Sessions, Workshop, Social Event #1
  • Day 2, May 21st 2021 (UTC +2) - Keynot Roland Karlsböck, Best Paper Awarding Ceremony, Social Event #2

Keynotes and paper sessions are organized via Zoom

Workshop and social events may use other media (e.g., GatherTown, Youtube ...)

Links to the meetings will be provided soon to all those who have registered in advance.

On Monday, 17th, and Tuesday, 18th, technical checks are possible for session co-chairs and presenting authors.

See the preliminary program structure!

 

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

 

Contact

confirm-2021-chairs @ edas.info

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 - 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

Doctoral Consortium

General Information

Succesfull applicants will benefit from this DC in various ways

  • Participants present their current status and receive feedback peer-to-peer as well as from experience researcheres in their area of study
  • Plenary session will help building a common understanding on how to succeed in the area
  • 1:1 mentoring sessions for each DC participant

Information for Participants

  • Students from around the world - from Austria to New Zealand - participate in the DC, held on May 19th, 2021.
  • To accommodate both groups at a reasonable time, the consortium will run for about half-day, on May 19th
  • To ensure that everyone gets the most out of the consortium, students have to prepare beforehand for the Consortium (Important: Students are expected to attend and participate in the full consortium).

Further information on the DC has been provided to the participants via email.

Conference Tracks

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

Co-chairs

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

Co-chairs

Reinhold Ploesch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, 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

Co-chairs

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 

Co-chairs

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

Co-chairs

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

Co-chairs

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

Co-chairs

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

Co-chairs

Sanjay Mathrani, Massey University, New Zealand

David Rueckel, Johannes Kepler University Linz, 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

Co-chairs

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

Co-chairs

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

Co-chairs

Hamid Gholamhosseini, Auckland University, New Zealand

Christian Stary, Johannes Kepler University, Linz 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

Co-chairs

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

Co-chairs

Stefan Koch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Annette Mills, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Hermann Sikora, Raiffeisen Informatics, Austria

 

Track coverage:

The Conf-IRM Doctoral Consortium is meant to support students who are working on their thesis and seek feedback from senior researchers, but also get together with fellow PhD students. Thus, it provides networking opportunities with faculty and peers, helps in further developing their thesis and gives insight into further possibilities in academia, including discussion on career and work-life-balance.
The language of the Consortium is English.
Persons from any AIS region are welcome to apply.

 

Program

The Conf-IRM 2021 Doctoral Consortium will include research sessions, discussion sessions, short 1:1-meetings with mentors, and social gatherings/networking sessions for all participants. Research sessions will include short presentations of the different PhD topics by each participant, feedback from the audience (including mentors) and further discussion. The discussion sessions address topics related to thesis writing, publishing papers, and academic careers. The 1:1-meetings with mentors provide a further opportunity for students to discuss their work with a faculty mentor, follow-up on feedback given earlier or ask more general questions.

 

Important Dates

  • Applications Submission Deadline: 21 March 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: 09 April 2021
  • Registration Deadline: 21 April 2021
    (Note: Accepted nominees must register by the conference early bird registration date to confirm their place in the Consortium)
  • Doctoral Consortium: 19 May 2021

Eligibility

PhD students wishing to participate in the Conf-IRM 2021 Doctoral Consortium should:

  1. Be writing a thesis in Information Systems (or related discipline) or plan to address an Information Systems-related topic for their dissertation.
  2. Have progressed to the stage where a draft research proposal for the thesis has been developed. Ideally, they should also have chosen a theoretical approach and started to plan or be implementing the empirical aspects of their research.
  3. Have at least six months of work remaining at the time of the consortium.
  4. Be currently enrolled in a PhD or Doctoral Program

If you are unsure of whether you are eligible for the Doctoral Consortium, please contact one of the co-chairs.

 

Guidelines for Nominations

The Conf-IRM 2021 Doctoral Consortium welcomes submissions that reflect the diversity in information systems research.

More than one nomination may be submitted by a single institution (multiple submissions will need to be ranked).

Students must be nominated by an IS faculty member. The nomination cover letter should confirm the school’s support for the student, and the student must confirm their availability to attend the full Consortium.

 

Submission process

Please submit your Doctoral Consortium application via the Conf-IRM 2021 submission system: https://edas.info/N27885

 

Your application should include of

1) Research proposal - this is limited to 10 pages, double-spaced 12-point Times New Roman font, excluding title, abstract, references and appendices).

Your proposal should include:

  • Research question and, research background and motivation for the study (incl. research gap, expected contribution)
  • A brief literature review including an overview of the theoretical framework guiding the study, research model and hypotheses (if relevant)
  • An overview of the research design
  • Summary of findings to date (if relevant)
  • An appendix listing the key steps remaining to complete the thesis, including estimated timeline for these activities
  • An appendix outlining 3-4 challenges that you would like to address at the DC (limit to 1-page)

2) Letter of recommendation from thesis advisor

3) Brief Curriculum vitae (max.1 page) includes educational background, work experience, publications to date (if any), previous doctoral consortia attended, and future career aspirations.

 

The application is to be submitted as a single pdf-file via the Conf-IRM 2021 submission system.
Nomination letters should be sent separately by email to the co-chairs: