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UKAIS 2023 Annual Conference Call For 2023 : UK Academy of Information Systems (UKAIS) 2023 Annual Conference Call For Papers


When Apr 20, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
Where University of Kent, United Kingdom
Submission Deadline Jan 6, 2023
Notification Due Feb 15, 2023
Categories    information systems   technology   innovation   creativity

Call For Papers

Conference Theme: Information Systems for Creativity and Innovation

Innovation and creativity are essential to make the world a better place. This has resulted in an increased interest in exploring how information systems and information technologies (IS/IT) can help in enabling innovation and creativity in various contexts (Saldanha et al., 2020). For example, big data analytics can impact firms’ incremental and radical process innovation capabilities (Mikalef and Krogstie, 2020). Smart City initiatives have been found to facilitate several outcomes, including improved collaboration and innovation (Bartelt et al., 2020). In addition, lightweight IT in onsite configuration, coupled from the infrastructure activities, allows for fast process innovation in high tech hospitals (Bygstad and Øvrelid, 2020). There is also an increasing interest in the role of online communities and online groups in promoting creativity and innovation (Kyriakou et al. 2022).

The increased interest in exploring how IS/IT can be utilised as one of the drivers of innovation and creativity has also created important new debates. For instance, how various IS strategies can affect firm, product and service innovation (Kitsios and Kamariotou, 2021). Further, the occurrences, and contexts in which IS/IT can be acting as drivers of innovation and creativity and where they may hinder them require further investigation. Furthermore, while technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data can enable automation by carrying out tasks similar to using human cognitive powers, there is a debate whether the technology can carry out tasks that require human emotional skills, such as empathy. While the focus on the use of IS/IT in innovation and creativity is rapidly increasing, IS scholars have an essential role in providing timely research insights that can help governments, society, business and educational institutions navigate this phenomenon.

The UKAIS 2022 international conference welcomes submissions that explore how IS/IT can be used in innovation and creativity. For example, submissions may consider the innovation and creativity in relation to the following

Artificial Intelligence systems
Augmented reality and virtual reality
Virtual influencers and the metaverse
Smart city and Internet of Things
Blockchain technology
Business Intelligence and Decision Support
Business Process Management
eBusiness and Competitive Strategy
eGovernment Solutions to the Citizen
Enterprise Systems
Innovation and cultural Issues in IS
Healthcare Information Systems
Human-Computer Interaction
Inter-Organisational Systems
Innovative Applications of IS in Teaching
IS Artefacts and IS Artefact Design
IS Innovation, Adoption and Diffusion
IS Governance and Sourcing
Project Management and IS Development
Creativity, innovation and social Media
Service Engineering and Service Management
Ubiquitous and Mobile Information Systems
Big data in innovation and creativity

Teaching and Learning Track

Track Co-Chairs

Dr. Yu-Chun Pan, Northeastern University London, England

Dr. Maria Kutar, Salford University, England

In addition to the research papers, we welcome submissions in the Teaching and Learning Track. The teaching track covers all aspects of IS and education. IS are embedded throughout education, influencing pedagogies and creating opportunities for innovation in teaching practice. Furthermore, digital technologies both within and beyond the classroom are changing the ways in which students, educators and learning support teams such as librarians, communicate and interact in the learning environment. The Teaching and Learning track provides the opportunity to explore conceptual ideas, share practice and present empirical findings which address IS and digital technologies across teaching practice, pedagogies, or the education environment.

Papers in the Teaching and Learning Track may present research and applications of teaching and learning practices, teaching innovation practices, teaching cases or other aspects related to IS curriculum. Teaching cases should follow the format provided at and other paper submissions may follow a standard paper format.

We are also seeking proposals for workshops. Workshops are interactive sessions that target specific audiences and promote knowledge transfer, skills development and collaborative learning among all participants and workshop facilitators. They are designed as opportunities for professional development. Please use the workshop proposal template for workshop proposal submissions.

Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:

Creative uses of technology to support teaching and learning
Approaches and pedagogies to drive student interest and success
Teaching and learning research projects
Innovative use of teaching techniques in the classroom
Developments in IS curricula
Teaching Cases for IS curriculum

Bartelt, V.L., Urbaczewski, A., Mueller, A.G. and Sarker, S., 2020. Enabling collaboration and innovation in Denver’s smart city through a living lab: A social capital perspective. European Journal of Information Systems, 29(4), pp.369-387.

Bygstad, B. and Øvrelid, E., 2020. Architectural alignment of process innovation and digital infrastructure in a high-tech hospital. European Journal of Information Systems, 29(3), pp.220-237.

Kitsios, F. and Kamariotou, M., 2021. Information Systems Strategy and Innovation: Analyzing Perceptions Using Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2021.3103318

Kyriakou, H., Nickerson, J. V., & Majchrzak, A. (2022). Novelty and the structure of design landscapes: A relational view of online innovation communities. MIS quarterly, 46(3).

Mikalef, P. and Krogstie, J., 2020. Examining the interplay between big data analytics and contextual factors in driving process innovation capabilities. European Journal of Information Systems, 29(3), pp.260-287.

Saldanha, T.J., Sahaym, A., Mithas, S., Andrade-Rojas, M.G., Kathuria, A. and Lee, H.H., 2020. Turning liabilities of global operations into assets: IT-enabled social integration capacity and exploratory innovation. Information Systems Research, 31(2), pp.361-382.

Key deadlines

Submission deadline: 6th January 2023

Notification date: 15th February 2023

Venue: University of Kent

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