2010 Workshop St. Louis

CALL FOR PAPERS: IFIP 9.1: Computers and Work 2010 – Workshop

Wednesday, December 15, 1:00 – 6:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch, St Louis, MO, USA (the ICIS 2010 conference venue)

*** Organizers***
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
J.P. Allen, University of San Francisco
Julie Rennecker, Panoramic Perspectives

* Is your research concerned with the uses of information and communication technologies in work and for working?
* Are you ready to present some of your current research ideas and approaches?
* Do you seek a forum to discuss some of your concepts and/or findings that have not yet crystallized into a formal paper?
* Would you like feedback from your peers as you move your current work forward? * Do you want to meet others who share your research interests?

If so, we invite you to present your research-in-progress at the IFIP Working Group 9.1 Computers and Work 2010 workshop. The workshop is open to interested scholars and professionals who are researching in the area of computing in and for work. Along with members and friends of IFIP WG 9.1, we welcome researchers doing empirical research that employs qualitative, case, and/or interpretive methods and is grounded in or directed towards conceptual development.

A list of possible topics includes, but is not restricted to:
* ICT-enabled work practices;particularly new forms of digitally-enabled work
* Knowledge work/Innovation work
* New technologies and their uses at work
* Virtual teams/Virtual workplaces
* Online groups and distributed collaboration
* Social/organizational consequences of ICT use at work
* Workplace control/Workplace empowerment and ICTs
* Adaptation/Change/Improvisation at work and ICTs
* ICT employment patterns and projections
* Social media and other Web 2.0-like technologies in the workplace
* Outsourcing/Off-shoring through ICTs and changes in work

!!! For this year’s workshop we are particularly interested in papers that focus on new forms of digitally-enabled work !!!

Come discuss your research with like-interested colleagues in a relaxed and supportive setting. The unique and collegial character of WG 9.1 ensures constructive, helpful and high quality feedback. This workshop should be a particularly useful forum for those just embarking on new research and those puzzling over preliminary findings who seek constructive advice about how to best move the study forward.

*** Submissions ***
To present, please submit a 750 word extended abstract of your work to sawyer@syr.edu by Tuesday, 12 October, 2010. Late submissions may be accepted on a space-available basis. Submitters will be notified of their acceptance by 1 November, 2010. Selection will be based on clarity of the work presented, fit with the workshop theme and fit with the aims of the working group. Extended abstracts will be made available online prior to the meeting. Authors submitting extended abstracts must grant the IFIP WG 9.1 the right to publish them online at the IFIP WG 9.1 web site, but will retain copyrights.

*** Registration ***
There will be a $50 ($40 for students) registration fee for the workshop to cover costs. Please use the ICIS Conference registration. You do not have to attend ICIS to register for the IFIP 9.1 workshop. We will accept walk-in registration (at $75) on the day of the workshop.

*** Time and Place ***
The workshop will be held Wednesday, December 15, 1:00 – 5:30 PM at the Hyatt at the Arch in St Louis (exact room TBA). For more on the venue, see http://icis2010.aisnet.org/. As the date grows closer, more details will be provided on the IFIP WG 9.1 Website (http://jpedia.org/ifipwg91/) and via email.

*** IFIP WG 9.1 Business Meeting ***
Workshop attendees, and others interested in IFIP WG 9.1, are encouraged to attend the group’s business meeting following the workshop (beginning at 5:30) where we will discuss future workshops and working conferences.

*** Questions ***
Please email any questions regarding this workshop to the WG 9.1 chair, Steve Sawyer, at ssawyer@syr.edu.