4th ISJ Trending Topics Workshop at PACIS 2024

4th ISJ Trending Topics Workshop

Call for Papers: Submissions Due: May 5, 2024

Information Systems Journal will be holding the 4th ISJ Trending Topics Workshop along with the 2024 Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The
workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, from 8:30am-12:00pm (UTC +7) as an inperson pre-conference workshop. The workshop will once again be conducted in a hybrid format, allowing those authors and editors who cannot travel to Vietnam to join virtually.

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Workshop information:

ISJ welcomes research that spans across the diverse and interdisciplinary IS field. We are interested in submissions that combine the latest technological and digital innovations with
the current context of business, economy and society. We look for research that is based on solid theoretical foundations and uses suitable research methods.

The paper development workshop promotesscholarship that focuses on high-impact research on new trending topics in the IS field. We aim to highlight the fast-growing technological developments, such as generative AI, that affect business organizations and society, creating new opportunities and difficulties, with more complexity and undesired consequences of technology use. Workshop participants will discuss drafts of their research work with ISJ
editorial board members, and other workshop participants. A list of topics of interest is provided in this call, however submissions need not be limited to the list.

Following the workshop, participants are not obliged to submit their work to ISJ, although the journal is a top-quality outlet that welcomes both conceptual and empirical papers. An objective of the workshop is to provide guidance for those papers that will receive feedback during the workshop will be ready for submission to ISJ for publication consideration soon afterwards. In fact, we anticipate that a number of workshop papers will eventually be published in the journal in the coming years.

Prior to the workshop, participants whose papers have been accepted for discussion in the workshop, will receive one to three papers to read and review for their roundtable. During the workshop, participants meet in small groups where participants receive feedback from ISJ editorial board members and provide feedback on other participants’ papers. Senior and Associate Editors from the journal will facilitate the discussion so that each participant has equal time to receive comments from the group’s members.

Selection for the ISJ Trending Topics Workshop is competitive. This workshop primarily seeks high-quality and high-impact research on trending topics. To be considered, a paper must demonstrate a significant contribution to IS research, with or without data. In keeping with the objective of developing potential submissions to the journal the manuscript should be in a stage of significant progress towards a potential submission.

We do not consider papers that are currently accepted, under review, or under revision at other journals or conferences.

Topics of interest (include but are not limited to):

• Generative AI and Automation
• Digital transformation
• Social media and digital collaboration for political participation and societal changes
• Implementation and value of big data and machine learning for organizations
• Ethical issues, especially in the uses of big-data, algorithms, and design
• Consequences of Gig work arrangements on workers and society
• New organizing forms and business models enabled by platforms
• Dark side of technology including addiction, victimization, surveillance
• Social cyberwarfare and cybersecurity
• Implications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology
• Sustainability and IS for a greener society, government, and/or industry
• The role of IS for climate change
• Psychological, and social aspects of human-computer and human-robot interactions
• IOT, wearable devices and their impacts
• Designs for wearable, pervasive, and ubiquitous systems and computing

Submission details:

The submission deadline is Sunday May 5, 2024. Papers should be spaced at 1.5 lines with wide margins. Submitted manuscripts should not exceed around 10,000 words for the main text, not including references and any appendices. References should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the APA (6th edition). For more information and author guidelines, please consult: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/13652575/homepage/forauthors.html

To submit a paper to the workshop, please proceed in the following way:
Go to: https://wiley.atyponrex.com/journal/ISJ
Submit your paper as a special issue article and select PDW4 as the special issue from the list.

The review process is double-blind, so any author identifying information should only appear in the submission system (and not in the submitted paper).
Individuals selected as participants will be notified on or before May 27th, 2024 if not earlier.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: May 5th, 2024
  • Notification of Accepted Papers: May 27th, 2024
  • ISJ Trending Topics Workshop: July 2nd, 2024

ISJ Editorial advisors:

Senior Editors:

  • Suthirtha Chatterjee, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
  • Andreas Eckhardt, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Federico Iannacci, University of Sussex, UK
  • Stan Karanasios, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Petter Nielsen, University of Oslo, Norway
  • M. N. Ravishankar, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  • Manuel Trenz, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Zhongyun (Phil) Zhou, Tongji University

Associate Editors:

  • Martin Adam, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • Petros Chamakiotis, ESCP Business School, Spain
  • Cecil Chua, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Hameed Chugtai, Lancaster University, UK
  • Marco Marabelli, Bentley University, USA
  • Philip Wu, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Please direct any question about the submission process and the overall ISJ paper development workshop to Ravi Patnayakuni (Workshop Chair) at: ravi.patnayakuni@uah.edu

Please direct all other questions related to the ISJ to Robert Davison (ISJ Editor-in-Chief) at: isrobert@cityu.edu.hk