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Special Issue SCIS 2019 : CFP Special Issue: Rejuvenating Enterprise Systems at the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems


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Submission Deadline Mar 10, 2019
Notification Due Apr 2, 2019
Final Version Due Dec 20, 2019
Categories    enterprise systems   gamification   IOT   analytics

Call For Papers

Dear Colleagues,
We cordially remind you to submit your original research to our “Rejuvenating Enterprise Systems” special issue at the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems ( ). The Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems (SJIS) is the journal of the IRIS Association, which is the Scandinavian chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). SJIS is recognized as level A in the ABDC journal ranking list, and as Level 2 in the Norwegian system (NSD).

Special Issue Guest Editors:
Ahmed Elragal, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
Moutaz Haddara, Kristiania University College, Norway and TIAS Business School for Business & Society, Netherlands.
Eli Hustad, University of Agder, Norway.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: March 10th, 2019
Guest editors’ constructive rejection: April 2st, 2019
First review completed: June 1st, 2019
Revised manuscript due: August 15th, 2019
Second review completed: October 30th, 2019
Revised manuscript due: December 20th, 2019
Publication date: June 2020

Submission Guidelines
Article submissions for this special issue should follow the submission format and guidelines of the Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems. All papers will be peer-reviewed based on the journal’s review procedures. Authors must indicate in the cover letter that the paper is aimed for the Rejuvenating Enterprise Systems special issue to ensure that the submission will be handled by the right editors.

Review Strategy
A constructive rejection approach will be applied prior to the review process. All submissions will be initially screened by all guest editors as soon as the submission deadline passes. The authors whose articles fail to meet the journal’s standards or specific requirements will be notified soon after the submission deadline. The papers that pass the initial screening and that may be accepted for publication subject to certain conditions, will undergo a rigorous review process according to the publication plan. Authors of articles that are expected to be accepted, will be offered an opportunity to revise and resubmit their papers within a specified period. At least two independent reviewers shall review the submitted manuscripts based on their originality, quality, and relevance to this special issue’s theme.

Idea in Brief
In this special issue, the guest editors seek a diverse collection of articles that address the future of enterprise systems.
Enterprise systems have existed for decades, and the majority of large organizations worldwide have implemented their enterprise systems (Gattiker & Goodhue, 2005). However, fluctuating levels of success have been reported over the years (Hustad & Olsen, 2014; Svejvig & Jensen, 2013). Companies of all sizes have become increasingly dependent on enterprise systems to integrate their various business functions, manage their operational and routine transactions, comply with regulations, manage their global supply chains, and benefit from the systems’ timely reporting capabilities (Haddara & Zach, 2011). Generally, enterprise systems’ implementations are resource intensive and require considerable financial investments. Their adoptions also result in widespread organizational changes (Volkoff, Strong, & Elmes, 2007). Despite enterprise systems’ demanding and risky implementation efforts, their substantial business value is recognized (Tian & Xu, 2015).
The ex post literature is rich and diverse; however, an apparent gap in enterprise systems’ future relates to emerging technologies (Elragal & Haddara, 2012). Thus, there is a need to investigate how emerging technologies can shape the future of such systems.
Currently, the characteristics of enterprise systems have radically changed. Businesses require agility and flexibility. Therefore, among others, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems should respond to such dynamic needs of today’s businesses. New sourcing models for enterprise systems have recently been offered, and cloud sourcing has become a popular approach for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular (El-Gazzar, Hustad, & Olsen, 2016). Moreover, new applications have been integrated with enterprise systems, forming the so-called hybrid systems. Such a hybrid system also incorporates systems from multiple vendors, as well as integrates data from on-premises with those on the cloud (Loebbecke, Thomas, & Ullrich, 2012). Enterprises also seek to utilize enterprise systems in more intelligent ways by analyzing their transaction data to support decision making on both strategic and tactical levels. Future enterprise systems are expected to support digital transformation to a greater extent.
We strongly believe that five areas are reshaping the future of enterprise systems. Therefore, such systems need rejuvenation to sustain their well-established presence in organizations.
These areas are as follows:
Area 1. Cloud computing
Area 2. Gamification
Area 3. Blockchain technology
Area 4. Big data analytics
Area 5. Digitalization

Call for Contributions
In this special issue, we seek to attract researchers’ works that present novel approaches to inquiries into technical, operational, economic, and social impacts of emerging technologies with regard to their connection to and impact on enterprise systems. The special issue is open to all types of research methodologies and especially encourages a diversity of theoretical and empirical approaches.
Basically, we are looking for theoretically well-defined research problems that are relevant to the topics intertwined in this special issue, with the objective to advance theories and methods or open the door for future knowledge to unfold. Accordingly, we differentiate between informative, theoretical and practical research problems, welcoming both scholarly pieces and studies with concrete applications. As a result, we expect the papers to demonstrate academic value and illustrate how the research contributes to businesses and society in general.

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Looking forward for your research!

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