2016 ICIS – Two pre-ICIS Workshops on Openness

Descriptions for each workshop are in the call for participation below.

Workshop 1: Issues in Shared and Collaborative Scientific Research


O’Connell House – University of Notre Dame: https://goo.gl/maps/gmRCareKKN82
9:00am – 4:00pm


– We plan on documenting workshop conversations with the goal of publishing a workshop report in CAIS. We would also like to take pictures for the workshop report. If you would like to decline participation in either the documenting of workshop conversations or workshop photos, please let me know. I will fully respect your request.

[UPDATE: May 2017]: The participants of the workshop created a report that was accepted for the Communications of the Association for Information Systems:

  • Link, Georg J.P.; Lumbard, Kevin; Conboy, Kieran; Feldman, Michael; Feller, Joseph; George, Jordana; Germonprez, Matt; Goggins, Sean; Jeske, Debora; Kiely, Gaye; Schuster, Kristen; Willis, Matt: Contemporary Issues of Open Data in Information Systems Research: Considerations and Recommendations, Communications of the Association for Information Systems (forthcoming), In Press.


– All morning presentations are 15 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of table discussions. In this regard, audience members will be assigned to tables at the start of the morning. Following the presentations, tables will collectively come up with 3 questions for the presenter. Each table will have an opportunity to ask their question to the presenter. The unasked questions will be collected and given to the presenter for further consideration. Questions should be developmental in nature.

– The afternoon sessions are aimed at connecting research with the current OCDF initiative. As we are talking in the afternoon, please consider how your research can benefit from or support the goals of the OCDF.


9:00 – 9:30
Welcome, Introductions, and Workshop Overview
– Matt Germonprez and Sean Goggins

9:30 – 10:00
Open Data Sharing and Networking Platforms with an Eye on Data Marketplaces
– Jordana George
– Presentation: 15 minutes / Table Discussion: 15 minutes

10:00 – 10:30
Collaborative Research that Crosses Traditional Boundaries of Disciplines

– Debora Jeske
– Presentation: 15 minutes / Table Discussion: 15 minutes

10:30 – 10:45

Empowering Enthusiasts to Conduct Collaborative Analysis
– Michael Feldman
– Presentation: 15 minutes / Table Discussion: 15 minutes

11:15 – 11:45
Practical Experience of the Barriers to Effective Collaborative Virtual Work
– Gaye Kiely
– Presentation: 15 minutes / Table Discussion: 15 minutes

11:45 – 12:15
Distributed Scientific Teams and Conducting Collaborative Science
– Matt Willis
– Presentation: 15 minutes / Table Discussion: 15 minutes

12:15 – 12:45
Open Approaches to Creating and Sharing Knowledge
– Joseph Feller
– Presentation: 15 minutes / Table Discussion: 15 minutes

12:45 – 1:45
Lunch (on your own)

1:45 – 2:15
Overview of the OCDF and the OCDX

– Kristen Schuster
– Presentation and Discussion

2:15 – 3:00
How the OCDF/OCDX Helps Your Research Program
– Georg Link, Kevin Lumbard, Matt Germonprez
– Presentation and Discussion

3:00 – 3:45
How Your Research Connects with Fellow Colleagues and the OCDF/OCDX
– Everyone
– Discussion and Stand-ups

3:45 – 4:00
Closing Remarks and Moving Forward

Open Dinner! Join us with other SIGOPEN folks
– Potential Locations: Doheny and Nesbitt, Exchequer Wine Bar, O’Donoghue’s, Toner’s

Workshop 2: SIGOPEN 2016 Developmental Workshop for Openness Research


9am – 1pm Presentations (15 mins talk/15 mins Q&A)

  • “Towards Developing a Theory of Toxicity in the Context of Free/Open Source Software & Peer Production Communities” by Kevin Daniel André Carillo, Josianne Marsan and Bogdan Negoitan
  • “Lost Gems: Predicting and Understanding Open-Source Module Abandonment” by Soumya Ray, Nicholas Danks and Li-Zhan Chen
  • “The Implications of Digital Forking: Innovation, Generativity and the Process of Forking” by Maha Shaikh
  • “Moving Open Source Communities: How Foundations Onboard Communities” by Georg J.P. Link
  • “Communication Technology Selection in a Young Open Source Community: A Case of the Hyperledger Project” by Georg J.P. Link  and Kevin Lumbard
  • “Open Innovation in Digitized Societies – still necessary or obsolete?” by Albrecht Fritzsche
  • “Can Expertise Impair the Quality of Crowdsourced Data?” by Shawn Ogunseye and Jeffrey Parsons

1 – 2:30pm Independent Lunch

2:30-4pm Small Group work

Group 1 (Facilitators Lorraine Morgan and Gaye Kiely) Fritzche, Ogunseye and Parsons
Group 2 (Facilitators Kieran Conboy and Joseph Feller) Link, Lumbard and Shaikh
Group 3 (Facilitators Matt Germonprez and Greg Madey) Carillo, Marsan, Negoitan, Ray, Danks and Chen

4-5pm Wrap Up Discussion

Call for participation: Two pre-ICIS Workshops on Openness

Dear Colleagues,

We are extremely excited to announce two, one-day, pre-ICIS workshops at the O’Connell House in Dublin, Ireland on December 10th and 11th. The workshops are being organized through a unique collaboration between the Open Collaboration Data Factories (OCDF), Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, the TOTO Project, and SIGOPEN, and the Irish Chapter of the AIS, with the venue provided by the University of Notre Dame:


Workshop 1 (December 10th): Issues in Shared and Collaborative Scientific Research

Workshop 2 (December 11th): SIGOPEN 2016 Developmental Workshop for Openness Research

The two, one-day workshops will bring together researchers engaged in the study of technology-enabled openness. This includes such issues as shared science and citizen science, open source software and open content, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, and related areas.

People participating in either workshop will be provided the opportunity to contribute towards a workshop report to be published through CAIS at the conclusion of the workshops. As a service, the organizing committees will aggregate the speaker talks as well as gather relevant issues raised during the workshops in preparation for a collective CAIS submission.

Participants are welcome to submit to, and to participate in, both workshops, but are not obligated to do so. Submissions to a single workshop are also welcome.

Workshop 1 (December 10th): Issues in Shared and Collaborative Scientific Research

The first workshop is funded through SAVI: NSF #1449209 and 1449188 and explores research as a significant driver of innovation, creator of economic activity, and agent for social well-being. The workshop will highlight the new methods that researchers use in open settings, include investigating how tools may be designed to support different modes of collaboration, theory development from rich qualitative methods, or open publishing strategies. While research contexts are shared across research colleagues, differences in data and methods leads to fragmented discourse across disciplines, publications, and impact. Issues of coherence within different communities studying the same data makes discussion about particular research issues difficult.

This workshop will explore obstacles to progressing shared science across disciplines. Participants will focus on identifying and removing known and yet to be identified obstacles to shared and collaborative scientific research. Building a community of scholars who address differences in research aims, data, and methods will enable a new, interdisciplinary synthesis of knowledge. Our aim is to increase the coherence of scientific and public communication across existing disciplines. Discussions, activities, and presentations in the first workshop are expected to be social, organizational, and technical in nature.

Workshop 1 Financial Support: In association with the first workshop (December 10th), up to six (6) OCDF Fellowships ($1,000 USD) will be awarded. The fellowships are competitive and can be used to cover travel costs. If you are interested in receiving an OCDF Fellowship, please indicate this in your workshop application packet. The fellowships are precisely aimed at identifying researchers exploring emerging issues in shared and collaborative scientific activity (Workshop 1). Only one member of a research team will be eligible for an OCDF Fellowship and preference will be given to Ph.D. students, early career academics, and underrepresented groups in IT.

Workshop 1 Submissions: Participation in the first workshop is free and will be limited to 25 participants. As this is an emerging area of interest, not all participants are expected to be experienced researchers in shared and collaborative scientific research. However, as part of the workshop, we ask that you reflect on and prepare your thoughts and questions in this area. Interested participants must submit a packet containing:

1) A one-page summary of your interest in shared and collaborative scientific research
2) A brief slide deck summarizing your interest in shared and collaborative scientific research
3) A current CV
4) Indication to be considered for an OCDF Fellowship

Email submissions to Kevin Lumbard (klumbard@unomaha.edu) and Matt Germonprez (germonprez@gmail.com).

Workshop 1 Dates:
Submission Packet Due Date: October 4th
Notification of Acceptance to the Workshop: October 20th
Notification of Fellowship: October 20th
Workshop: December 10th

Workshop 1 Organizing Committee:
Matt Germonprez – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Sean Goggins – University of Missouri
Susan Winter – University of Maryland
Joseph Feller – University College Cork
Gaye Kiely – University College Cork
Kieran Conboy – Lero, National University of Ireland – Galway
Brian Fitzgerald – Lero, University of Limerick
Klaas-Jan Stol – Lero, University of Limerick
Kevin Lumbard – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Georg Link – University of Nebraska at Omaha
Local Organizing Chair: Greg Madey, University of Notre Dame

Workshop 2 (December 11th): SIGOPEN 2016 Developmental Workshop for Openness Research

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

  • The Peer Production of Knowledge Goods (e.g. open source software, hardware, content and design; the collaborative economy and the sharing society; etc.),
  • Collective Intelligence, Action and Resources (e.g. open innovation; the wisdom/wealth/power of crowds; social media in extreme events; citizen science; volunteer computing; crowdsourcing/funding; etc.),
  • Open Science and Education (e.g. open data/access; publishing and data management conflicts; open teaching and learning; micro-scholarship; open peer-review; etc.)

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. Small groups will be formed around the themes of submissions. Participants will be expected to read 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 2 Costs:
Participation in this workshop is free and will be limited to 25 participants. The workshop is funded by the Lewis Charitable Foundation via the TOTO project at Cork University Business School.

Workshop 2 Submissions:
Those interested in sharing and discussing their research-in-progress should submit an extended abstract of five (5) single-spaced pages using the ICIS 2016 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 Joseph Feller (jfeller@ucc.ie).

Workshop 2 Dates:
Submission Date: October 4th
Notification of Acceptance to the Workshop: October 20th
Workshop: December 11th

Workshop 2 Organizing Committee:
Joseph Feller – University College Cork
Matt Germonprez – University of Nebraska-Omaha
Matt Levy – Hawai’i Pacific University
Lorraine Morgan – LERO, NUI Galway
Local Organizing Chair: Greg Madey, University of Notre Dame