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SISM 2021 : Social Information Systems-Minitrack


When Jan 5, 2021 - Jan 8, 2021
Where Kauai, Hawaii
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2020
Notification Due Aug 23, 2020
Final Version Due Sep 22, 2020
Categories    social media   social information systems

Call For Papers

Call for Papers HICSS54
Social Information Systems-Minitrack
In the Digital and Social Media Track

Minitrack Description
Social information systems combine social media technologies and principles of open collaboration. They comprise a large variety of software including social networking platforms, online/content communities, collaborative project management tools collaborative technologies, blogs, wikis, and sites for crowdsourcing being among the well-known.
Social Information Systems differ from other types of information systems by enabling emergent interactions. Emergent interactions are defined during run-time by two or more participants of a social information system. No plan or approval from a supervisor or management is necessary. In this way, social information systems differ fundamentally from the prevailing information systems, so-called Tayloristic information systems. Tayloristic Information Systems, build upon the ideas of Taylorism, enable users only to interact according to specific features and design fixed in software. Although the users may initiate these interactions on their own. they are bound to the interaction types defined in the information systems.
Social information systems have profound practical implications on the way individuals communicate and the way business processes are organized. Platform business models such as AirBnB need social information systems to evaluate and integrate resources. 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". From this perspective, social information systems may be regarded as "glue" in distributed business processes. The field of social information systems comprises technical aspects and requirements (e.g. Web 2.0 techniques, semantic interoperability, data analysis and fusion, social analytics) as well as their embedding in business processes and business models. Among the examples are the use of social information systems in business process management and applications, such as social customer relationship management.
Focus of Social Information Systems Minitrack
For the fourth time, the minitrack “Social Information Systems” promotes the scientific exchange on social information systems, in particular regarding the economic, organizational and technological challenges. Possible themes are, but are not limited to:
• How can organizations leverage social information systems to create business value (e.g. in productivity or cost efficiencies) ?
• Which kind of actions could be used to foster interactions if a certain dimension of the business value should be strengthened?
• How current business processes and workflow have to be modified in order to leverage social information systems in the most effective way?
• Can social information systems improve business processes and workflows beyond business value increase and include value, meaning, and engagement for their users (or stakeholders)?
• Is any type of associated methodology that helps to improve productivity in the social information systems and align them with the strategic aims of the company?
• How can users of social systems be motivated to participate?
• How does the use of a specific social information system influence the organization?
• How is it possible to measure the value created by emergent interactions in a quantitative way?
• Which types of emerging interactions are used in which applications?
• Which kinds of new business models are enabled by social information systems and how is this accomplished?
• How are social information systems used to create platforms and exchanges?
• Are there other types of emergent interactions?

Rainer Alt
Leipzig University
Selmin Nurcan
University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Rainer Schmidt
Munich University of Applied Sciences

Author information

Publication of papers:
Presented papers will be included in the Proceedings of HICSS-54

Important Dates for Paper Submission
April 20 | 6:00 pm HST: Paper submission begins.
July 15 | 11:59 pm HST: Paper submission deadline

August 23 | 11:59 pm HST: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 4 | 11:59 pm HST: Deadline for authors to submit the revised version of papers accepted with mandatory changes (A-M)
September 11: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection for A-M papers
September 22: Deadline for authors to submit final manuscript for publication
October 1: Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for the conference

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