Track: Internet and the Digital Economy
Minitrack: The Diffusion, Impacts, Adoption and Usage of ICTs upon Society
Details : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) – 8 January 2009, Waikoloa , Big Island Hawaii
Since the emergence of the 21st century governments and companies around the globe have been striving to offer Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) infrastructures, namely broadband. During the first 4 to 5 years interest was focused upon whether the infrastructure was being provided and focus was on the issue of accessibility. Since then countries and research both from industry and academe have changed their focus as it is considered that now accessibility has been examined and now the emphasis is on how the households and social communities are diffusing, adopting, and using the ICTs and further, consideration of the impacts of ICTs. The aim of this mini-track will be to offer a global perspective of how ICTs are being diffused, used and adopted within society (households and social communities). By undertaking this research academics, industry and government agencies will learn of how ICTs are being utilised by various societies and what measures are being undertaken to have households and the various social communities adopt and use the ICTs with a further consideration of the impacts of the ICTs. Academic research has been focusing upon the diffusion, adoption and usage of broadband since about 2000. By undertaking this research and offering this track, now the focus could offer innovative ideas of diffusing, adopting and using ICTs that have not been considered before.
Topics and research areas include, but are not limited to:
* The adoption and usage of ICTs, broadband, mobile phones and other ICTs within households
* The impacts of ICTs upon households
* The adoption and usage of ICTs upon various social communities (eg. Residential neighbourhoods)
* The impacts of ICTs upon various social communities
* The impact of ICTs on Education
* The Impact of ICT on delivering Healthcare
* Convergence of ICTs
* Evaluation the technological and non-technological aspects of the adoption and usage of ICTs
* Evaluating the technological and non-technological aspects of the impacts of ICTs
* The diffusion, adoption and usage of ICTs within households
* The diffusion, adoption and usage of ICTs within various social communities
* Stakeholder theory and the adoption, diffusion and usage of ICTs Project management and the diffusion of ICTs
* Project Management and the adoption and usage of ICTs
* Project Management and the impacts of ICTs
* Human Computer Interaction issues related to the adoption, usage and impact factors in the context of ICTS
Jyoti Choudrie (Primary Contact)
Reader of information Systems
University of Hertfordshire
DeHavilland Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Jyoti.email@example.com
Norwegian School of IT
Norges Informasjonsteknologiske H�gskole, NITH
Schweigaardsgate 14, 0185 Oslo, Norway
Professor Management Information Systems Department
School of Business
Livonia, Michigan 48150, USA
Abstracts Due May 16th 2008
Paper Submission: June 15, 2008
Acceptance to authors: August 15
Final submission: September 15
Call for Papers
HICSS conferences are devoted to the most relevant advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Accepted papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society.
Submissions must not have been previously published or be under submission elsewhere; all submissions undergo a double-blind peer referee process.
From now to May 16: Prepare Abstracts. Submit abstract to the Track Chairs.
June 15: Authors submit full papers by this date, following the AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS. All papers will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references. HICSS papers undergo a double-blind review (June15 – August15).
August 15: Acceptance notices are sent to Authors. At this time, at least one author of an accepted paper should begin visa, fiscal and travel arrangements to attend the conference to present the paper.
September 15: Authors submit Final Version of papers following submission instructions posted on the HICSS web site. At least one author of each paper must register by this date with specific plans to attend the conference.
October 2: Papers without at least one registered author will be pulled from the publication process; authors will be notified.
Instructions for Paper Submission
* Submit your full manuscript by June 15, and if accepted, submit the Final Version by Sept 15 , according to detailed instructions posted on the HICSS web site.
* An individual may be listed as author or as a co-author on a maximum of 6 submitted papers. * HICSS papers must contain original material not previously published, nor currently submitted elsewhere.
* Do not submit the manuscript to more than one Minitrack Chair. If you are unsure of which Minitrack is appropriate, please submit an abstract to the Track Chair(s) for guidance.
* HICSS will conduct double-blind reviews of each submitted paper. Therefore, author name(s) are not to be included on the manuscript during the June 15 submission process.
Further information is available at: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_42/minitracks/in-dia.htm
Author instructions at: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_42/authorinstruction.htm