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.
- Amany Elbanna, amany.elbanna@RHUL.ac.uk, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
- Torbjørg Meum, firstname.lastname@example.org, University of Agder, Norway
Social media is at the Crossroads of Social Impact, Response, and Learning. Its use and impact has emerged in many sectors including healthcare, emergency management and education. In healthcare, it emerged as a way of providing not only emotional support and information for patients but also information for healthcare professionals and providers. In emergency management, it provides a way for the active engagement of the public in times of need and also possibilities for first responders to improve their communication and services. In education, it is emerging as a way to connect learners, educators, and industry professionals in new interactive platforms. Social media is considered here as any Internet-based platform that supports the communication, coordination, and collaboration between people in a transparent network. This includes different specialized and general technological platforms available to the public. It also includes organizational and inter-organizational private platforms for both general and specialized purposes.
This track welcomes empirical and theoretical submissions from all research traditions (positivist, interpretive, design science, critical realism) applying different methodologies.
The potential list of topics for the mini-track includes, but is not limited to:
- Organizational adoption and use of social media in emergency management, education and healthcare.
- Socio-technical approaches to adoption and use of social media in emergency management, education and healthcare.
- Social media and citizen participation.
- Theoretical premises for the study of social media
- Methodological issues.
- Social media and design in emergency management, education and healthcare.
- Social media analytics in emergency management, education and healthcare.
- Ethical, legal and social issues.
- 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 http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amcis2016. For complete instructions for authors and information about the conference, visit the AMCIS 2016 website at http://amcis2016.aisnet.org.