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SCIS 2015 : The Sixth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems


Conference Series : Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems
When Aug 9, 2015 - Aug 12, 2015
Where Oulu, Finland
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2015
Notification Due Mar 30, 2015
Final Version Due Apr 20, 2014
Categories    information systems   system design   users   participation

Call For Papers

Call for Papers SCIS 2015
The Sixth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS 2015)

August 9-12, 2015, Oulu, Finland

Important dates

Submission deadline: 15.2.2015
Notification to authors: 30.3.2015
Final version due: 30.4.2015
Registration due: 15.5.2015

University of Oulu welcomes you to the Sixth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS 2015) to be held in Oulu, Finland. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 2015). While many of the participants are from the Nordic countries, researchers from all parts of the world are warmly welcome to the conference.
Conference theme: System design for, with and by users

Information systems are in various forms embedded in everyday human practices. They have become intertwined and embedded in almost all parts of our everyday life, including leisure, thereby establishing new forms of participation and design. Hence, “users” cannot be considered as passive consumers anymore, but at least as content producers if not even as co-designers and innovators. This calls for reconsidering the traditional understandings of the roles of users and designers as well as for different development approaches that place emphasis on users’ empowerment, motivation and inclusion in designing, shaping, innovating and co-creating information systems in their everyday life. The SCIS conference theme challenges IS researchers to consider these new forms of participation, persuasion and design—for, with and by users—both in the sense of understanding the phenomenon better and in devising better support for it. We also call for reflective accounts on this decades old theme that has from the very beginning characterized Scandinavian IS design. Papers with other IS themes are also welcome.

Paper submission

SCIS 2015 is open for full research papers within the conference theme as well as other areas of IS research. We welcome empirical as well as theoretical and methodological papers. Accepted papers will be published in the Springer series of Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).

Papers are not to exceed 6000 words/16 pages. Papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNBIP instructions ( ) and submitted through EasyChair ( ).

General Co-Chairs

Iivari Netta, University of Oulu, Finland

Kuutti Kari, University of Oulu, Finland
Program Chair

Oinas-Kukkonen Harri, University of Oulu, Finland

Program Committee

Aaen Ivan, Aalborg University, Denmark

Baghaei Nilufar, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Bratteteig Tone, University of Oslo, Norway

Chatterjee Samir, Claremont Graduate University, US

Cheung Christy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Chevalier Max, IRIT, France

Eslambolchilar Parisa, Swansea University, UK

Gholami Roya, Aston University, UK

Gretzel Ulrike, University of Queensland, Australia

Henfridsson Ola, University of Warwick, UK

Iyengar Sriram, University of Texas Houston, US

Krogstie John, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Lanamäki Arto, University of Oulu, Finland

Mäntymäki Matti, University of Turku, Finland

Päivärinta Tero, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Pekkola Samuli, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Riedl Rene, University of Linz, Austria

Rossi Gustavo, University of La Plata, Argentina

Rossi Matti, Aalto University, Finland

Scupola Ada, Roskilde University, Denmark

Simonsen Jesper, Roskilde University, Denmark

Smolander Kari, Lappeenranta Institute of Technology, Finland

Sørensen Carsten, London School of Economics, UK

Sudzina Frantisek, Aalborg University, Denmark

Suomi Reima, University of Turku, Finland

Tørning Kristian, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark

Tuunainen Virpi, Aalto University, Finland

Tuunanen Tuure, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

van der Heijden Hans, University of London, UK

Verner June, University of New South Wales, Australia

Wiafe Isaac, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana

Wilson Vance, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US

Win Khin, University of Wollongong, Australia

Yetim Fahri, FOM University of Applied Science, Germany

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