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CFP: AMCIS 2018 – Openness in Research and Practice

AMCIS Submission Guidelines

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018 (Central Time noon)
http://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/call-for-papers/

Track Co-Chairs:

  1. Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha, germonprez@gmail.com (primary contact)
  2. Daniel Schlagwein, University of New South Wales, (Australia) schlagwein@unsw.edu.au

Description of Proposed Track:

The track seeks research papers in all things related to “openness” and the sharing of information in organizations and society. Papers in this track will be those that share new ideas about theoretical and empirical research on the wide range of phenomena emerging at the intersection of Information Systems and various forms of legal, technological, organizational, and societal openness.

Relevant topics for papers include: New modes of knowledge creation embedded in open source and open content licensing, radical inclusivity of the crowd to share knowledge, effort and value, the tearing down of traditional organizational boundaries to enable new forms of innovation, or the reinvention of commons or open spaces to share information related to education, science, and democratic participation. Openness continues to be a transformative force that demands the rigorous and considered investigation of the Information Systems community. This track provides a forum to further our understanding of these dynamic and complex ideas.

Minitrack 1: Stakeholders in Open Source Software
Katherine Chudoba, kathy.chudoba@asu.edu
Donald Wynn, dwynn1@udayton.edu

We invite submissions to the mini-track, ‘Open Source Software’ within the Openness in Research and Practice track for AMCIS 2018. This mini-track welcomes theoretical, empirical, and intervention research, in either completed research or emergent research forum (research-in-progress) format, which relates to OSS development and use. We seek submissions around topics related to the OSS stakeholders, including those who collaborate in the creation of OSS (i.e. volunteers, paid developers, students, consultants, educational institutions, for-profit companies, foundations, governments) and those who use OSS (i.e. individuals, educational institutions, for-profit companies, governments). Understanding how these stakeholders interface with each other historically and presently through the software, OSS platforms (i.e. GitHub), social networks, licenses, norms, culture, financial exchanges etc. is of interest for this mini-track. Further, the impact of these interactions on individual and organizational behaviors and individual psychological outcomes would fit with the theme of the mini-track.

Minitrack 2: Peer Production Project Health
Georg Link, glink@unomaha.edu
Eleni Constantinou, eleni.constantinou@umons.ac.be
Bram Adams, bram@cs.queensu.ca

Peer production projects include open source, citizen science, or crowdsourcing communities, where the community is driving product innovation. Given the increasing strategic value of peer production for companies, defining and measuring health of peer production projects has become essential for community managers and other stakeholders. Healthy peer production projects should produce quality outcomes, be long-lived, and be self-sustained. Health is enabled by community growth, financial resources, and collaboration tools. An additional challenge is assessing and monitoring health within peer production ecosystems of interrelated projects. Relevant papers should investigate not only the definition of peer production project health but also metrics to measure health and the context in which these metrics should be interpreted. Furthermore, we are interested in the impact of health on projects and the whole ecosystem they are participating in as well as the impact of using metrics, for example, the potential for gaming the metrics.

Minitrack 3: Sustainable Open Business Models and Ecosystems
Joseph Feller, jfeller@ucc.ie
Gaye Kiely, gaye.kiely@ucc.ie

Legal, technological, economic, procedural, and structural openness affords individuals, organisations and communities the opportunity to sustainably create and capture value in novel and powerful ways. However, this value is predicated on the adoption and/or development of appropriate business models, organisational forms, and ecosystems. We are interested in research exploring the tough questions raised by openness. This mini-track invites research papers, research-in-progress papers, and panels on topics relating to sustainable open business models and ecosystems. We are interested in the application of openness to diverse contexts and the sustainability of the business models and ecosystems that emerge. We welcome a broad range of empirical and conceptual work, drawing on a range of research methods including quantitative, qualitative, design science, action research, literature reviews, and other approaches.

SIGOPEN: Call for AMCIS 2018 Mini-tracks

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to announce that SIGOPEN will be hosting a track at AMCIS 2018. We are now soliciting mini-tracks and we strongly encourage you to submit a proposal.

Title of Track: Openness in Research and Practice (SIGOPEN)

Track Co-Chairs:
1. Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
2. Daniel Schlagwein, University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA

Description of Track:
The track seeks research papers in all things related to “openness” and the sharing of information in organizations and society. Papers in this track will be those that share new ideas about theoretical and empirical research on the wide range of phenomena emerging at the intersection of Information Systems and various forms of legal, technological, organizational, and societal openness. Relevant topics for papers include: New modes of knowledge creation embedded in open source and open content licensing, radical inclusivity of the crowd to share knowledge, effort and value, the tearing down of traditional organizational boundaries to enable new forms of innovation, or the reinvention of commons or open spaces to share information related to education, science, and democratic participation. Openness continues to be a transformative force that demands the rigorous and considered investigation of the Information Systems community. This track provides a forum to further our understanding of these dynamic and complex ideas.

Seed ideas for potential Mini-tracks include:
1. Breakthroughs in Openness in Science, Research and Pedagogy
2. Breakthroughs in Openness in Organizations and Society
3. Open Community Health: Measuring and Understanding Open Communities
4. Open Source Software: Past, Present, and Future
5. Beyond Software: Peer Production of Hardware, Design, and Content
6. Wisdom of Crowds: Open Innovation and Collective Intelligence
7. Wealth of Crowds: Crowdfunding and Collective Resources
8. Power of Crowds: Crowdsourcing and Collective Action
9. The Citizen Crowd: Cyberdemocracy and Global Social Action
10. Open Research: Open Data and Citizen Science
11. Open Scholarship: Open Access Publications and Open Courseware

Important Timeline: 
September 20, 2017 — System opens for mini-track proposals
October 18, 2017 — Mini-track proposals due
October 25, 2017 — Track chairs’ decisions on mini-track due
November 1, 2017 — Mini-track decisions announced
January 2018 — System opens for general paper submissions

http://amcis2018.aisnet.org/submissions/timeline/

If you have questions or ideas, please let me know. I’m happy to chat about it.

Regards,
Matt

Mutual of Omaha Associate Professor
Information Systems
College of Information Science & Technology
University of Nebraska Omaha

 

CFP: SIGOPEN Pre-ICIS 2017 Workshop on Open Phenomena

Dear Colleagues,

We are extremely excited to announce the SIGOPEN 2017 Developmental
Workshop for Research on Open Phenomena, collocated with ICIS 2017 (http://icis2017.aisnet.org/) in Seoul, Korea, on December 9th, 2017.

Building on the success of previous workshops at ECIS in 2013 and 2015, and
ICIS in 2013, 2015, and 2016, AIS SIGOPEN invites researchers to submit
extended abstracts to the SIGOPEN 2017 Developmental Workshop for Research
on Open Phenomena in the following broad areas:

The Peer Production of Knowledge Goods, e.g.:
* Open source software, hardware, content, and design,
* The Sharing Economy,
* Collaborative Consumption,
* Openness as a driver of innovation, creator of economic activity, and an
agent for social well-being.

Collective Intelligence, Action and Resources, e.g.:
* Open innovation and co-creation,
* The wisdom, wealth, and power of crowds,
* Social media in extreme events and social innovation,
* Volunteer computing,
* Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.

Open Science and Education, e.g.:
* Open data and data management challenges,
* Open publishing, micro-scholarship, and open peer-review,
* Open teaching, learning, and educational resources,
* Citizen Science and Responsible Research and Innovation,
* Barriers and enablers for shared and collaborative scientific research,
* Progressing shared, open science across disciplines.

The focus of the workshop is on research project design and paper
development. We invite you to present your research-in-progress. The
SIGOPEN workshop is amenable to new ideas and is open to all interested
scholars and professionals who are researching in the area of openness as
broadly conceived above. The unique and collegial character of the workshop
will help ensure constructive, helpful, and high-quality feedback. This is
a great opportunity for you to mature your ideas, meet other researchers in
related areas, and learn about emerging research in a relaxed and
supportive setting.

Papers will be presented, and then workshopped in small group discussions
in a round-table format. Participants will be expected to read papers
beforehand and comment on other papers in their group. The goal is to help
move the work forward to research execution and/or publication in other
venues.

**Workshop Submissions:**
Those interested in sharing and discussing their research-in-progress
should submit an extended abstract of seven (7) single-spaced pages using
the submission template. All text, figures, tables, and appendices must be
included within the page limit. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and
references are excluded from this page count. Submissions should be emailed
to Matt Levy (mlevy@hpu.edu).

Workshop papers will be hosted on the workshop page at http://sigopen.org/.
Copyright remains with authors.

**Workshop Dates:**
Submission Date: October 4th
Notification of Acceptance to the Workshop: October 20th
Workshop: December 9th

**Workshop Organizing Committee:**
Joseph Feller – University College Cork
Matt Germonprez – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Georg Link – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt Levy – Hawaii Pacific University
Lorraine Morgan – LERO, NUI Galway
Daniel Schlagwein – UNSW Business School

**Local Organizing Chair:**
Matt Levy – Hawaii Pacific University

CLOSING SOON: AIS community leader report on participation

Dear SIGOPEN members and non-members,

We want to know how we can improve your ability to participate in the AIS Special Interest Group on Open Research and Practice (SIGOPEN). To help us understand barriers to participation, we encourage you to complete the 15-minute survey linked below.

This survey is administered by SIG-Social Inclusion and supported by the AIS Leadership Council. The goal is to learn about members’ perceptions of inclusion and exclusion in the SIG-OPEN and broader AIS. We urge all members—irrespective of whether you perceive barriers to your participation or not—to help the AIS community improve member experiences and social inclusion practices.

You are not required to share your personally-identifiable information and all questions are voluntary. The survey deadline has been extended to this Friday, September 15, 2017.

http://tinyurl.com/sigSIsurvey

Thank you on behalf of SIGOPEN and SIG-Social Inclusion.

If you have questions about the survey, please contact Jaime Windeler: Jaime.Windeler@uc.edu

SIGOPEN participation survey

We want to know how we can improve your ability to participate in the AIS Special Interest Group on Open Research and Practice (SIGOPEN). To help us understand barriers to participation, we encourage you to complete the 15-minute survey linked below.

This survey is administered by SIG-Social Inclusion and supported by the AIS Leadership Council. The goal is to learn about members’ perceptions of inclusion and exclusion in the SIGOPEN and broader AIS. We urge all members—irrespective of whether you perceive barriers to your participation or not—to help the AIS community improve member experiences and social inclusion practices.

You are not required to share your personally-identifiable information and all questions are voluntary. The survey will be available until September 1, 2017.

https://cincinnati.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Tki8RLiVi2WnRj

Thank you on behalf of SIGOPEN and SIG-Social Inclusion.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Jaime Windeler: Jaime.Windeler@uc.edu

[CFP] SIGOPEN Pre-ICIS 2017 Workshop on Open Phenomena

Dear Colleagues,

We are extremely excited to announce the SIGOPEN 2017 Developmental Workshop for Research on Open Phenomena, collocated with ICIS 2017 (http://icis2017.aisnet.org/) in Seoul, Korea, on December 9th, 2017.

Building on the success of previous workshops at ECIS in 2013 and 2015,  and ICIS in 2013, 2015, and 2016, AIS SIGOPEN invites researchers to submit extended abstracts to the SIGOPEN 2017 Developmental Workshop for Research on Open Phenomena in the following broad areas:

  • The Peer Production of Knowledge Goods, e.g.:
    • Open source software, hardware, content and design,
    • The Sharing Economy,
    • Collaborative Consumption,
    • Openness as a driver of innovation, creator of economic activity, and agent for social well-being.
  • Collective Intelligence, Action and Resources, e.g.:
    • Open innovation and co-creation,
    • The wisdom, wealth, and power of crowds,
    • Social media in extreme events and social innovation,
    • Volunteer computing,
    • Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.
  • Open Science and Education, e.g.:
    • Open data and data management challenges,
    • Open publishing, micro-scholarship, and open peer-review,
    • Open teaching, learning, and educational resources,
    • Citizen Science and Responsible Research and Innovation,
    • Barriers and enablers for shared and collaborative scientific research,
    • Progressing shared, open science across disciplines.

The focus of the workshop is on research project design and paper development. We invite you to present your research-in-progress. The SIGOPEN workshop is amenable to new ideas, and is open to all interested scholars and professionals who are researching in the area of openness as broadly conceived above. The unique and collegial character of the workshop will help ensure constructive, helpful, and high-quality feedback. This is a great opportunity for you to mature your ideas, meet other researchers in related areas, and learn about emerging research in a relaxed and supportive setting.

Papers will be presented, and then workshopped in small group discussions in a round-table format. Participants will be expected to read papers beforehand and comment on other papers in their group. The goal is to help move the work forward to research execution and/or publication in other venues.

Workshop Submissions:

Those interested in sharing and discussing their research-in-progress should submit an extended abstract of seven (7) single-spaced pages using the submission template. All text, figures, tables, and appendices must be included within the page limit. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count. Submissions should be emailed to Matt Levy (mlevy@hpu.edu).

Workshop papers will be hosted on the workshop page at http://sigopen.org. Copyright remains with authors.

Workshop Dates:
Submission Date: October 4th
Notification of Acceptance to the Workshop: October 20th
Workshop: December 9th

Workshop Organizing Committee:
Joseph Feller – University College Cork
Matt Germonprez – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Georg Link – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Matt Levy – Hawaii Pacific University
Lorraine Morgan – LERO, NUI Galway
Daniel Schlagwein – UNSW Business School

Local Organizing Chair:
Matt Levy – Hawaii Pacific University