IRIS: Call for papers
The 35th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia – IRIS 2012
August 17–20, 2012, Sigtuna, Sweden
Designing the Interactive Society
(In conjunction with the Second Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2012)
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As the oldest IS seminar in the world dating back to 1978 IRIS provides a well-established community where you can build and sustain your Nordic IS network. The seminar offers an informal atmosphere with a number of different activities such as workshops and keynote speeches. IRIS also offers thorough feedback on your work and deep insight into other researchers’ work through working groups where papers are presented and discussed. In addition, authors who submit a paper also act as reviewers in the review process.
The premise in the IRIS series is, that all papers in a work group have been read by all participants in that working group, thus, using minimal time in the presentation of the papers, and maximal time in discussing the papers.
In order to attract more seniors the Second Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS) is held in conjunction with IRIS. The two conferences are seen as a full package to stimulate the Nordic IS research community, and are held together, SCIS during the mornings, and IRIS during the afternoons. We thus strongly encourage senior researchers and junior researchers to take part in the full programme of the conferences.
IRIS is famous for its unreserved and egalitarian (= Nordic) atmosphere where it is easy to present and discuss your research. The structure of the conference is ideal for networking and collaboration – a good evidence of this is that many researchers meet in IRIS every year, and also that during the week the participants work on “unofficial” joint projects. The conference is not open only for researchers from the Nordic countries, we also welcome people from other parts of the world, bringing along and delivering views other than the Nordic ones into the discussion.
Information technology has undoubtedly become a ubiquitous technological underpinning to communication and collaboration that permeates our personal and professional lives. Recent developments in social media, commons-based peer production, and information infrastructuring emphasize this more than ever. The society of today is an interactive society shaped by ever-increasing participation in online conversations. The digitization of society’s information and communication structures has fundamentally changed everyday life, economy, business and society. Internet and mobile technology has made information and services, accessible by all regardless of time and place, taken for granted. Globalization and new open forms of collaboration continue to change the playing field at an ever-increasing rate. Although the rapid evolution of the information society is shaped by digital technology and media convergence, contemporary societal processes of openness, responsibility, democratization and global communication are also shaping that very same technology. How then, can information systems as an academic, yet pragmatic discipline contribute to this endeavor – to designing the interactive society? The Scandinavian IS tradition with its emphasis on engaged scholarship, action research and socially embedded design should have a lot to contribute to this journey, should it not? Since the proof of the research pudding is in the writing, we invite innovative contributions with the potential to further shape our understanding of IT in contemporary society and beyond. Think. IS. Do.
To be announced based on submissions, as per usual with IRIS.
This Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems will be held in August 17–20 2012 in Sigtuna, Sweden, in conjunction with the traditional IRIS seminar. The conference will take place at Sigtunahöjden, a conference hotel situated outside the small town of Sigtuna, 15 minutes from Arlanda Airport and 30 minutes from Uppsala: http://www.sigtunahojden.se/info4bilder.asp/id/10
April 1st, 2012 April 15th, 2012: Submissions due
May 25th, 2012: Reviews finalized and submitted
June 1st, 2012: Notification of acceptance for IRIS with editorial comments
June 20th, 2012: Submission of final versions
June 20th, 2012: Deadline for authors to register to the conference (with early bird fee)
August 17th-20th 2012: IRIS/ SCIS, Sigtunahöjden, Sigtuna, Sweden