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ECIS / Track on Openness 2013 : CFP ECIS 2013 Track on Openness


When Jun 5, 2013 - Jun 5, 2013
Where Utrecht, NL
Submission Deadline Dec 7, 2012
Categories    information systems   open innovation   open data   open source

Call For Papers

We would like to invite you to submit to the track "Openness as an
IS/IT Strategy—Open Data, Models, Platforms, and Sources" at the
European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013 in Utrecht, The
Netherlands, June 5-8, 2013.

Please forward this CFP to interested colleagues and students.

Track Title:
Openness as an IS/IT Strategy—Open Data, Models, Platforms, and Sources

Track Chairs:
• Daniel Schlagwein, University of New South Wales, Australia
• Juho Lindman, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
• Jan-Marco Leimeister, University of Kassel, Germany
• Joseph Feller, University College Cork, Ireland (
• Matti Rossi, Aalto University, Finland (
• Richard Vidgen, University of Hull, UK (

Associate Editors:
• Angelika C. Bullinger-Hoffmann, University of
Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
• Benjamin Müller, University of Mannheim, Germany
• Björn Lundell, University of Skövde, Sweden
• George Kuk, Nottingham University, UK
• Jeffrey Moretz, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
• Jeremy Hayes, University College Cork, Ireland
• Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, Germany
• Lorraine Morgan, National University of Ireland
• Maija Töyry, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
• Michael Cahalane, University of New South Wales, Australia
• Patrick Finnegan, University of New South Wales, Australia
• Pavel Andreev, University of Ottawa, Canada
• Philip O'Reilly, University College Cork, Ireland
• Thanos Papadopoulos, University of Hull, UK
• Timothy Olson, Georgia State University, USA
• Tsiavos Prodromos, London School of Economics, UK
• Ville Oksanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
• Xiaofeng Wang, Free University of Bozen/Bolano, Italy

Track Description:
IS/IT-enabled "open" phenomena—e.g., open source software, open data,
open content, open innovation, collective intelligence, or
crowdsourcing—have emerged as major themes in IS/IT practice and
research. For example, open strategies of businesses may encompass
open innovation approaches that look across organizational boundaries
for finding suitable combinations of ideas and capabilities for
product development with the help of IS/IT. Others have extended
IS/IT-enabled open strategies to other parts of the "value chain" of
their business: Many businesses now rely on IS/IT-based open and
social approaches for marketing their product and for providing
costumer support. In addition, many governments and non-for-profit
organizations use or investigate open strategies.

The recent trend of opening up government and private data in
societies may transform both the supply and the demand of data. We can
see new services and applications in many areas (e.g., traffic, news,
general media) as the available amount of open data grows.
Governmental units and other authorities open vast data resources
concerning legal documents, catalogues, governmental statistics,
geographical data, traffic data, health data, etc. Until recently,
research on open data related "hackerism" and service development has
been the domain of computer science, focusing on technical
availability and data format standards. Yet, we are moving into an era
of consuming open data that is creating novel opportunities and
challenges for new services and businesses. This calls for research in
information systems to better understand these opportunities and

A major proportion of Internet users participate in digital social
networks and/or co-creation activities such as the creation of open
content (e.g., Wikipedia), meta-content (e.g., social bookmarking),
and open source software. Organizations increasingly adopt similar
strategies to promote "internal openness" through using wikis, social
software, and collaborative development environments within Intranets
as well as promoting "external openness" through using co-creation and
crowdsourcing platforms. The strong research interest regarding the
open phenomena is evident in the large number of special issues on
open source development and social media in the top tier journals of
the IS field. However, many facets of IS/IT-driven open strategies
remain underexplored, theoretical conceptualizations of openness need
to be developed, and only few IS curricula have fully incorporated
"open and social" components into IS/IT teaching.

The aim of this track is to provide a forum for the most recent
research in this domain. We invite you to submit your best theoretical
and empirical work that significantly contributes to our knowledge of
IS/IT strategies based on open data, models, platforms, and sources.
Authors should consider submitting papers to the track that focus on
(a) the role of openness in organizational IS/IT development,
acquisition, deployment, and management or (b) the role of IS/IT in
supporting open strategies and approaches in businesses,
organizations, and governments. We encourage papers with a strong
IS/IT focus rather than papers on general business strategy.
Furthermore, we encourage papers with an organizational or business
perspective rather than papers on individual behavior in the social
web. The track is open to different methodological and epistemological

Topics of submissions may include, but are not limited to:
• Aggregation of open and proprietary data
• Business models based on open strategies
• Collaboration-based innovation
• Collective intelligence, collective creativity, and idea
competitions in businesses and organizations
• Crowdsourcing and cloudwork
• Enterprise 2.0 and enterprise social software
• Open data
• Open data as an organizational phenomenon
• Open data in media
• Open innovation intermediary platforms
• Open location/sensor data based services
• Open process innovation
• Open service innovation
• Open source software, open standards, and open APIs
• Open strategies of businesses, governments and other organizations
• Peer and community-driven production of data and related services
• Political and societal dimensions of openness
• Privacy issues related to open data and open data services

Submission Process:
Submission open: see ECIS 2013 website
Submission deadline: Dec 7, 2012 (strict)
Notification: Mar 1, 2013
Submission final version: Mar 22, 2013

ECIS 2013 website:

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