HICSS - MT - Social Information Systems 2019 : SOCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS MINITRACK @ HICSS-52
Call For Papers
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SOCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS MINITRACK
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52)
Conference Date: January 8-11, 2019, Grand Wailea, Maui
Track: Digital and Social Media
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After the World-Wide Web and e-commerce, the evolution of social software is often referred to as the third generation of the Internet. Various forms of social information systems have emerged since with online communities, collaborative technologies, blogs, wikis and sites for crowdsourcing being among the well-known. It may be observed that Social information systems have profound implications on the way individuals communicate, be it in private or professional interactions, and the way economic processes are organized. For example, the so-called "Gig-economy" posits that crowdsourcing platforms have the power to change hierarchical coordination towards more market-like and fluid forms where individuals bring in their competencies for specific projects, I.e. "gigs". Social information systems are the new "glue" among individuals outside as well as inside organizations.
From this definition, four characteristics of social information systems may be derived: weak ties, social production, egalitarianism and mutual service provisioning. Weak-ties are spontaneously established contacts between individuals that create new views and allow combining competencies. Social Production is the creation of artifacts, by combining the input from independent contributors without predetermining the way to do this. Egalitarianism is the attitude of handling individuals equally. Social information systems overcome the separation of the service provider and consumer by introducing the idea, that service provisioning is a mutual process of service exchange and thus co-creation of value.
The objective of the Minitrack “Social Information Systems” is to promote the scientific exchange on social information systems. The Minitrack shall explore how social information systems are designed, implemented, operated and improved. It shall also contribute to the understanding regarding the interaction with their environment and the impact on economic coordination structures.
In the “Social Information Systems” Minitrack we seek papers that explore how social information systems are designed, implemented, operated and integrated.
POSSIBLE TOPICS ARE:
- New methods for developing and understanding social information systems
- Insights how communication and innovation can be fostered by social information systems
- Impact of weak ties, social production, egalitarianism and mutual service provisioning
- Businesses processes enabled by social information systems
- Link of social business processes and other business processes
- Modeling of social processes for social information systems
- New technologies and architectures for social information systems
- Data creation and analytics within social information systems
For further conference details, schedules and submission guidelines, please see: http://www.hicss.org
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Rainer Schmidt (Primary Contact)
Munich University of Applied Sciences
University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne