Call for Papers

The Lund, Sweden (ISD2018) will be hosted by Lund University.

ISD2018 Conference theme: Designing Digitalization

The theme of ISD2018 is Designing Digitalization. The conference focuses on mutual influences between information systems and organizational structures, processes and people and promotes research of methodological issues and ways in which the IS designers and developers are transforming organizations and society through information systems.

ISD2018 will be organized around a number of new and well established tracks. See the description of the Conference Tracks for more information.

Submission of Papers:

ISD2018 is soliciting original, unpublished completed research papers and research-in-progress papers. All papers must be in English and submitted via the EasyChair conference management system. For details about paper formatting see the Submission Details. All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review process.
To ensure broad participation, each author should normally not submit more than 3 papers.

Publication of Papers:

The ISD Proceedings will be published in the AIS eLibrary. Note: To be included in the proceedings, a paper must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. In addition, a selection of the best papers (by invitation) will be published Springer as a separate volume of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organization series (indexed by Scopus; subject to final approval).

Important Dates:

  • April 2, 2018 – Paper Submission Deadline
  • New extended Deadline - April 23 - Paper Submission Deadline
  • June 4, 2018 – Notification of Acceptance
  • New moved date June 11, 2018 – Notification of Acceptance
  • June 15, 2018 – Camera-ready Paper
  • New moved date - June 29, 2018 – Camera-ready Paper
  • July 2, 2018 – Early-bird Registration
  • August 1, 2018 – Late Registration
  • August 22-24, 2018 – ISD2018 Conference

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ISD2018 2nd CFP

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Conference Tracks

The ISD2018 conference emphasizes a number of new and well established tracks. Click on the track title to see the details on conference tracks, topics and track chairs.

ISD2018 Lund, Sweden

T1: Transforming Society with ISD

Track description:

Information Systems (IS) are contributing to transformative changes in business and everyday life of people. This is an era of digital Darwinism whereby digital technologies enable new types of innovation processes, and offer unprecedented opportunities for adding, recombining and integrating resources in services and products. Taken together, the exponential increases in technological capacity has been argued to distribute control and locus of innovation. These developments in Information Systems Development (ISD) can potentially increase citizen participation in democratic processes, standards of living, and transparency. Simultaneously, digitalization, poses new challenges. For example, social-media might lead to “filter bubbles” reinforcing our established beliefs, fusion of everyday practices with IS create privacy concerns, the “internet-of-things” escalates security related risks and artificial intelligence poses salient ethical considerations.

While new technological capabilities in IS are an important enabler of societal progress, technology alone does not create economic growth and social progress. Relationships are critical to beneficial interactions between technology, its users and the wider society. Without people, none of the progress and social gains IS enables would be possible. Issues like the impact of IS on quality of people's lives, employment, education, networking, communications, business and public organizations are main areas of contribution of this track, as well as the risks and ethical considerations it creates.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Digital transformation in ISD
  • Business models in a digital world
  • Organizations and Cloud Computing
  • Digital platforms and organization of associated ecosystems
  • Blockchain ISD
  • eCommerce
  • eGovernment and Participatory Design
  • eDemocracy
  • eHealth
  • Competencies for the digital economy
  • Assistive Technology (AT)
  • ISD in developing nations
  • ISD for social inclusion
  • Design for All (D4All)
  • Consideration of privacy and security in ISD
  • New ethical considerations in ISD
  • ICT related risk and cost benefit analysis
  • Organization structures for ISD
  • Forming agile organizations and its implications
  • Offshoring and global software development

Corresponding e-mail address:

If you have any inquires regarding paper submission to the track T1, please contact the track chairs at track T1.

Track chairs:

Ida Asadi Someh, The University of Melbourne
Johan Sandberg, Umeå Universitet
Trevor Clohessy, National University of Ireland
ISD2018 Lund, Sweden

T2: ISD Education

Track description:

This track aims to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners dealing with various aspects of the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational approaches, methods, artifacts, learning objects, and educational activities to creatively seek for sustainable, viable, effective, and efficient educational systems in ISD and other areas. The track invites submissions on theoretical foundations and examples of good practice related to the design, implementation, evaluation, adoption, and use of information systems in formal and informal educational contexts in ISD and other areas.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  •    Educational systems design
  •    Mobile apps for learning
  •    Work-integrated learning
  •    Longitudinal and comparative studies of learning
  •    Learning analytics
  •    Artificial Intelligence in education
  •    Education for information systems development
  •    Education in developing regions
  •    Continuous improvement of ISD education based on student feedback
  •    Wikis in educational settings
  •    Open educational resources (OER) in ISD education
  •    Serious games and virtual worlds for learning
  •    Gamification and nudging in education
  •    ISD and teaching of programming
  •    Trade-offs in the design of learning environments
  •    Social media and learning
  •    Social and Crowd Computing in Educational Environment
  •    User Generated Content in ISD education
  •    Longitudinal/comparative studies of MOOC implementation
  •    Activity theoretical approaches to ISD education
  •    HCI issues in ISD for education
  •    Curriculum development, including local implementation of AIS/IEEE/ACM curricula
  •    ISD to support computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL)

Corresponding e-mail address:

If you have any inquires regarding paper submission to the track T2, please contact the track chairs at track T2.

Track chairs:

Arto Lanamäki, University of Oulu, Finland
Lars Svensson, University West
Peter Bellström, Karlstad university, Sweden
ISD2018 Lund, Sweden

T3: Human-Computer Interaction

Track description:

Relating Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) studies to Information Systems Development is of particular interest for this track. Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary research that addresses the design, use, adoption, and evaluation of Information Technology with a focus on the interfaces between humans and computers. Understanding Information Systems Development from HCI can be studied from an individual, group, and organizational, social, or cultural perspective. What are the methods for bringing good usability design techniques into ordinary practices of systems development and maintenance? This is of increasing significance as systems vendors nowadays are expected to deliver systems that are accessible from a multitude of devices and environments. How is the multitude of systems accessible in the web browser via organization-internal intranets affecting employees’ ability to understand the systems available? How is participatory design practices affected by the distributed work-organization in the Global Village? Submissions discussing new and emerging issues and submission representing traditional approaches are both welcome to this track.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Incorporating HCI perspective into system development lifecycle
  • Methods and techniques for user-centered IS development
  • Physical, cognitive and affective aspects of HCI design
  • Understanding the user - User-Oriented design approaches
  • Supporting individual users, their qualities, preferences, and actions
  • Bridging the gap between satisfying organizational needs and supporting human users
  • Usability and accessibility issues along with evaluation techniques and metrics
  • Interaction design and assessment for all types of organizational and business applications
  • HCI in healthcare
  • HCI and Human Workload and other Human Factor issues
  • HCI and Individual and organizational routines and practices
  • Interface for information visualization and analytics
  • Novel applications of HCI theories, techniques, and methodologies to Information Systems development

Corresponding e-mail address:

If you have any inquires regarding paper submission to the track T3, please contact the track chairs at track 3.

Track chairs:

Azadeh Savoli, IESEG School of Management, France
John Sören Pettersson, Karlstad university, Sweden
Yukika Awazu, IESEG School of Management, France
ISD2018 Lund, Sweden

T4: e-Health

Track description:

Amid the Sustainable Development Goals era, health is one of the key goals (SDG3) for global efforts to contribute. Healthcare as we know it is increasingly unaffordable and incapable of dealing with emerging population dynamics – both in developed and developing settings. Information Systems play an important role in healthcare transformation to meet current and future needs. As healthcare expands to address wellness as well as treatment in a more people-centric context, aspects of content and process as well as technology all enter into ISD considerations.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Design and evaluation of healthcare information systems
  • Adoption and diffusion of healthcare information systems
  • Patient-centered healthcare information systems
  • Electronic medical/health records systems
  • Hospital information system
  • mHealth solutions and applications
  • Public health information systems
  • Surveillance
  • Health management information system
  • e-health policies
  • Information security and privacy in healthcare information systems
  • Wearable healthcare devices
  • Telehealth and telemedicine applications

Corresponding e-mail address:

If you have any inquires regarding paper submission to the track T4, please contact the track chairs at track 4.

Track chairs:

Christina Keller, Jönköping International Business School
Joseph Wu, National Taiwan University
John O'Donoghue, Imperial College London
Sofie Wass, Jönköping International Business School
ISD2018 Lund, Sweden

T5: Information Systems Methodology and Modelling

Track description:

One of the core competencies of Information Systems Professionals – as compared to computer and business professionals – is the ability to produce models of an enterprise as a foundation for the Information Systems development and management; this is understood as “Enterprise Modelling” or “Business Process Modelling”. This long-standing competency is based in a set of modelling techniques, with numerous categories or ontologies, and procedures. As most of Enterprise Modelling Languages and methods are developed in the pre-millennium shrift period, such methods could not account for the current developments of businesses, organizations and their use of digital technologies. These developments include, yet are not limited to, the massive ‘servitiation’ of offerings provided both by businesses and public organizations; the adoption of various digital technologies, such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, the practices of Open Source, Open Platforms, and Open API:s; the use of Big Data, Analytics, Machine Learnings, Block-Chain technologies, and Algorithmic management of operations. A core question for the existing Enterprise and Business Modelling approaches is whether these need to be modified in order to account for and benefit from the listed developments. This Track invites therefore all contribution to the development of the knowledge and practice of Enterprise Modelling for Information Systems Development. This may include, yet is not limited to, the following topics:

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Enterprise Modelling Ontologies
  • Enterprise Modelling Techniques
  • Enterprise Modelling Methods
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Business Process Simulation
  • Modelling for IS requirements engineering
  • Modell-based IS development
  • The Modell Driven Enterprise
  • Management and Facilitation of the modelling processes

Corresponding e-mail address:

If you have any inquires regarding paper submission to the track T5, please contact the track chairs at track 5.

Track chairs:

Birger Lantow, Rostock Univerisity, Germany
Darek Haftor, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Kurt Sandkuhl, Rostock Univerisity, Germany
ISD2018 Lund, Sweden

T6: Managing ISD

Managing IS Development:

The mutual influences between information systems and organizational structures, processes and people, technologies and development teams promote the natural evolution of needs and opportunities for the digital transformation of companies and wider society. New approaches for the design, development, assessment, and management of information technology and systems within organizations, businesses, and societies are needed to handle the growing complexity in data management and processing of information systems. The “Managing IS Development” track at ISD 2018 will aim at promoting research directions and share practical experiences on managing IS development by providing a forum where academic and industrial researchers on different areas can share and disseminate ideas and experiences related to innovative practices, methods, and technologies. Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research in all areas related to managing IS development.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Emerging issues in managing IS development
  • Interdisciplinary problems in IS research and development
  • Human factors in IS development
  • Enterprise Architecture Management
  • Knowledge management for IS development
  • Service oriented IS engineering
  • Quality of Services in IS
  • Quality of IS models and design
  • IS security and privacy
  • Model-driven development and technologies
  • Agile enterprise models and architectures
  • ICT governance
  • ICT project management
  • Strategies and philosophical aspects of ICT
  • Architectural cloud models, data storage and computation in the cloud
  • Monitoring and auditing in the cloud
  • Cloud-based IS engineering
  • Resource virtualization, virtual meeting and teleworking
  • Business driven Service Level Management
  • Business ICT alignment
  • Business continuity management
  • DevOps for IS development
  • Microservices in ISD
  • IoT-driven and IoT-enabled IS development and management

Corresponding e-mail address:

If you have any inquires regarding paper submission to the track T6, please contact the track chairs at track 6.

Track chairs:

Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Giuseppe Scanniello,University of Basilicata, Italy
ISD2018 Lund, Sweden

T7: Topics in ISD

Track description:

The everyday practice of information systems development is very diverse. Application domains, analysis and design techniques, programming languages, development paradigms, and project strategies can all vary over different spectra. Many information systems development projects often fail to deliver the expected benefits. Current trends in the development of information systems are in linking users and databases across functional and organizational boundaries and at the same time increasing the importance of organizational factors. Risks of failure in ISD projects increase where no participant has a global view or control of the activities. Hardware and software are components of a more complex socio-technical ensemble that includes people, work processes, and institutional and cultural factors.

Information systems development is becoming increasingly important aspect of transforming organizations and society. Issues like design methods, models and evaluation techniques, methodological aspects of ISD and novel IS domains are main areas of contribution of this track. Additionally, in the area of project management, focus on topics like design methods, models and evaluation techniques, methodological aspects of Project Management within ISD and novel IS domains are main areas of contribution of this track.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Innovation in ISD
  • ISD for Entrepreneurship
  • ISD and Social Networks
  • Internet technologies and Web services
  • Wireless applications
  • Multimedia applications
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Offshoring and globalisation of software development
  • Digital business strategy and governance
  • Model-driven engineering in ISD
  • Agile and participatory development
  • Social and organizational factors in the success or failure of ISD project
  • The Role of workers knowledge and resources
  • The Impact of ISD project organizational performance, strategy and innovation
  • Societal impacts of ISD
  • Case Studies and Experience Reports

Corresponding e-mail address:

If you have any inquires regarding paper submission to the track T7, please contact the track chair at track 7.

Track chair:

Mostafa Mesgari, Elon University
Michael Lang, National University of Ireland
ISD2018 Lund, Sweden

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