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SISP 2022 : Social Information Systems and Platforms: Designing Complexity Minitrack HICSS 55


When Jan 4, 2022 - Jan 7, 2022
Where Maui, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2021
Notification Due Aug 17, 2021
Final Version Due Sep 11, 2021
Categories    social   PLATFORMS   information systems

Call For Papers

Social Information Systems and Platforms: Designing Complexity Minitrack

Papers from HICSS 54

Social information systems combine social media technologies and principles of open collaboration. They comprise a large variety of software including social networking platforms, online/content communities, collaborative project management tools collaborative technologies, blogs, wikis, and sites for crowdsourcing being among the well-known. They can be defined as information systems that support emergent interactions such as weak ties, social production, egalitarianism, and mutual service provisioning.
The objective of this minitrack is to promote the scientific exchange on social information systems and platforms regarding the economic, organizational, and technological challenges. Possible themes are, but are not limited to:
• How can organizations leverage social information systems and platforms to create business value (e.g., in productivity or cost efficiencies)?
• How may emergent interactions be assessed and measured (quantitatively, qualitatively)?
• How are social information systems and platforms designed and what are suitable methodologies in particular for strategic alignment?
• How can network effects be fostered on social information systems and platforms?
• What approaches exist to cope with the complexity of social information systems and platforms?
• Which actions could be used to foster emergent interactions if a certain dimension of the business value should be strengthened?
• How may social information systems improve business processes and workflows beyond increasing business value (e.g. by including meaning and engagement for users or stakeholders)?
• How can actors be motivated to participate in social information systems and platforms?
• How does the use of a specific social information system influence the organization and its strategy?
• Is it possible to contain and prevent potential negative developments via organizational learning?
• Which types of emerging interactions are used in which applications?
• Which (new) business models are enabled by social information systems and how is this accomplished?
• How are social information systems used to create platforms and exchanges?
• What is the relationship between social networking and transaction platforms?
• How does the context (technological, organizational, political, cultural, situational…) of social information systems influence them?
• Which social impacts are created by social information systems and which societal influences impact information systems?
• How are information systems helpful and/or harmful in societal crisis (pandemics etc.)?
Selected papers will be invited for a fast-track in Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business.

Important Dates
April 15 Paper submission system reopened for HICSS-55
June 15 Papers due
August 17 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 22 Deadline for Authors to Submit Final Manuscript for Publication
October 1 Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for HICSS-55

Author Instructions

Minitrack Co-Chairs:
Rainer Schmidt (Primary Contact)
Munich University of Applied Sciences

Rainer Alt
Leipzig University

Selmin Nurcan
University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

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