CFP HICSS Minitrack Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS
Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS)
January 4-7, 2017, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Kauai, Hawaii, USA http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/
Papers Due: June 15, 2016
This minitrack focuses on the sociotechnical dynamics and the ways in which the Internet affects people, groups, organizations, and societies. We are in particular interested in the impact of global, international, and cross-cultural issues on ICT development, implementation and use across the globe.
Globalization has historically been tied to technological innovation, and the present era of a networked information society is no different. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have provided the infrastructure for multinational businesses, created new cultural connections irrespective of geographic boundaries and distances, and allowed an increasingly mobile global population to be connected to their friends, families, and cultures no matter where they are. The issues surrounding global, international, and cross cultural issues in Information Systems (IS) attracted much scholarly attention and have been explored under myriad contexts.
In line with the track recognition that the Internet has transformed the way we work, learn, and play, our minitrack focuses on the sociotechnical dynamics and the ways in which the Internet affects people, groups, organizations, and societies. We are in particular interested in the impact of global, international, and cross-cultural issues on ICT development, implementation and use across the globe.
The minitrack welcomes submissions that relate to all aspects of global IS, or IS research situated in a global, international or cross-cultural context. The minitrack is open to all methodological approaches and perspectives. We are interested in empirical and theoretical work that addresses these and related socio-technical issues.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* The impacts of cultural values (e.g. on adaptive user interfaces) on ICT design, adoption, and use.
* The impact of cultural values on policies and practices of big data collection and use (e.g.,
* Cross cultural studies of quantification of self at work, by individuals or organizations
* Cross-cultural comparisons of big data collection and use
* Cross-national and cross-cultural comparisons of ICT adoption, use and development (e.g. Internet diffusion and impacts compared between different economies)
* Effects of global social computing on work organization and practices (e.g. pricing strategies)
* Issues relating to globally distributed teams (e.g. the adoption and use of social media by cross-national virtual teams, worker motivation, and human error diversity)
* Issues relating to Internet adoption and the digital society at the national level (e.g. digital infrastructure sophistication across countries)
*Issues relating to global knowledge management (e.g. different knowledge-sharing cultures in multi-national corporations)
*Issues relating to cross-national legislation and regulation (e.g. implications of different regulations governing Green IT in the EU vs. US or Asian countries)
* Issues relating to global ICT governance (e.g. sustainable strategies for standardization and harmonization in evolving business networks)
* Research on global Cloud sourcing strategies
*Single country studies showing implications for other locations or results different from other contexts (e.g. impact of ICT policies on a transition economy)
* Multi-country studies of ICT adoption, use, and development (e.g. e-commerce adoption involving multiple countries)
* Global impacts of big data on governments, multinational companies, NGOs and other organizations
Pnina Fichman, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington; firstname.lastname@example.org
Edward W.N. Bernroider, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Institute for Information Management and Control, Vienna, Austria; email@example.com
Erran Carmel, Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington D.C.; firstname.lastname@example.org
About HICSS conferences:
Now in its 50th year, the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) is one of the longest-standing continuously running scientific conferences. This conference brings together researchers in an aloha-friendly atmosphere conducive to free exchange of scientific ideas. Unique characteristics of the conference include:
- A matrix structure of tracks and themes that enables research on a rich mixture of computer-based applications and technologies.
- Three days of research paper presentations and discussions in a workshop setting that promotes interaction leading to additional research.
- A full day of Symposia, Workshops, and Tutorials. See Program Components for additional detail.
- A truly international experience with participants usually from over 40 countries, (approximately 50% non-US).
- Papers published in the Proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press and carried in the IEEE digital library Xplore. Access to HICSS papers is in the top 2% of IEEE Conferences.
- Paper presentations and discussions which frequently lead to revised and extended papers that are published in journals, books, and special issues.
- A keynote address and distinguished lecture which explore particularly relevant topics and concepts.
- Best Paper Awardsin each track which recognize superior research performance.
- HICSS is the #1 IS conference in terms of citations as recorded by Google Scholar.
Recent research that shows HICSS ranked second in citation ranking among 18 Information Systems (IS) conferences, ranked third in value to the MIS field among 13 Management Information Systems (MIS) conferences, and ranked second in conference rating among 11 IS conferences. The Australian Government’s Excellence in Research project (ERA) has given HICSS an “A” rating.
Important deadlines for authors:
June 15: Submit full manuscripts for review. Review is double-blind.
Aug 16: Review System emails Acceptance Notices to authors.
September 15: Submission final papers.
Oct 1: Early Registration fee deadline.
Oct 15: Papers without at least one registered author will be removed from the Proceedings.