CFP: 2016 AMCIS Mini-Track – IT, Making, and Sharing: The Contemporary Peer Production Landscape

Part of the IS and Open Research and Practice (SIGOPEN) track of the 2016 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in San Diego, CA – August 11-13, 2016.

Mini-Track Chairs:

Mini-Track Description:

The interplay between technological, legal, socio-cultural, and economic systems has enabled the emergence and growth of a variety of peer production phenomena, including open source software, open source hardware, open content and open design. These phenomena have crossed the boundaries of the specialist communities from which they emerged and have expanded into a wide number of communities and sub-cultures (e.g. makers, gamers, virtual world builders, and social media prosumers). This mini-track invites conceptual and empirical research that will contribute to our understanding of how the IT enables the individual, collaborative, and collective production and sharing of complex knowledge goods and creative works.

This mini-track invites research papers, research-in-progress, and panel proposals on all topics related to the contemporary Peer Production Landscape. We are interested in work extending our understanding of the impact of open systems on the production and distribution of a wide variety of economic, cultural, and knowledge goods.

The potential list of topics for the mini-track includes, but is not limited to:

  • Open Source Software
  • Open Hardware
  • Open Design
  • Open Content
  • 3-D Printing
  • “Maker” and “Hacker” Cultures
  • Gamers and Virtual World builders
  • Augmented and Blended Realities
  • Collaborative Creativity

Important Dates:

  • January 4, 2016: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2016 open.
  • March 2, 2016: Deadline for paper submissions.

Instructions for Authors:

  • Completed research papers (< 5000 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)
  • Research-in-progress papers (< 3500 words, excluding references, tables, and figures)
  • All conference submissions will be double-blind, peer reviewed, and must be submitted using the online submission system at For complete instructions for authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2016 website at