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Saturday, December 12, 2020

Every industry sector and service entity deals with increased data volumes. Many companies depend on the tools and technologies in Big Data management to enhance their productivity and competitive position in global markets. This workshop aims to reveal innovative techniques that companies use in business processes to deal with the growing demands of Big Data.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two day session beginning Saturday, December 12 from 8:00am to 4:00pm and continues on Sunday, December 13 from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

SIG DSA business meeting

The Workshop on e-Business (WeB) is a premier annual one-day conference on e-Business and e-Commerce held in conjunction with International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). The purpose of WeB is to provide an open forum for e-Business researchers and practitioners world-wide, to share topical research findings, explore novel ideas, discuss success stories and lessons learned, map out major challenges, and collectively chart future directions for e-Business.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a two day session beginning Saturday, December 12 from 8:00am to 4:00pm and continues on Sunday, December 13 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The AIS Special Interest Group for Education (SIG ED) 2020 International Conference on IS Education and Research includes peer-reviewed papers, tutorials and panel discussions. SIG ED is dedicated to promoting excellence in Information Systems education, practice, and research with the objective to provide a forum in which interdisciplinary researchers and educators in information systems can exchange ideas, techniques, and applications.

This is the premier annual event of the SIG HCI. The workshop will feature presentations of complete research papers, research-in-progress papers, and poster presentations. The best completed research papers from the workshop will be fast-tracked for publication consideration in the Journal of AIS Transaction on Human Computer Interaction (THCI). Following the workshop a business meeting will be conducted, and all those interested in the SIG HCI are invited to attend.

SIG ASYS cordially invites academics and practitioners from all over the world to present original research and/or to organize a panel discussion in the field of Accounting Information Systems (AIS). The workshop will focus on a wide range of topics and research methods at the intersection of accounting and information systems. The SIG ASYS Workshop will be held before the start of ICIS 2020 virtually.

The AIS Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIG SEC) is pleased to announce its annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP) to be held pre-ICIS on December 12, 2020. This workshop is intended to be a forum for scholars, practitioners, and doctoral students interested in information security and privacy to exchange ideas and encourage collaboration among the members of the SIG SEC community and others.

The Special Interest Group for IT Project Management (SIG ITPROJMGMT) is proud to sponsor the 15th International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management. The workshop will feature research papers and one or more panels that focus on problems that cut across many traditional IS/T Project Management areas.

SIG Green recognizes that the Information Systems (IS) discipline can have a central role in creating an ecologically sustainable society because of the field’s five decades of experience in designing, building, deploying, evaluating, managing, and studying information systems to resolve complex problems.

The Pre-ICIS 2020 workshop “Climate change and IS in a post-COVID19 world” provides a forum for the breadth of sustainability research in IS and thus contributes to further developing this important IS research domain.

This meeting is called to assess interest in a new SIG for Meta-Research (research on research). Meta-Research has a long history in IS and there have been 3 successful tracks run at AMCIS.

We look forward to meeting with those interested in literature reviews, boundary/core of the field, research methods, use of theory in IS, evaluation of scholarship and all other forms of Meta-Research.

The workshop promotes scholarship that focuses on new theoretical advances in the information systems field. Workshop participants will discuss their work with JAIS board members and other workshop participants. This workshop primarily addresses theory building, conceptual foundations, and model development issues. To be considered, authors must demonstrate significant theory development in their submission.

The College of Academic Leadership is an organization founded by AIS as an international group of administrative heads responsible for university level colleges, schools, institutes and departments for Information Systems. At the Annual Meeting, will we further the common interests of administrative leaders, facilitate sharing of information and resources, and conduct professional development activities.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

This workshop intends to facilitate the discourse amongst IS researchers interested in service science. Those interested in questions related to service that extend or even depart from conventional wisdom within IS research are particularly encouraged to participate. We invite those who are interested in shaping the future of the field to join us online. The workshop itself serves to present and discuss of submitted ideas, and to network with other service researchers in IS.

The AIS Women’s Network (AISWN) College is proud to sponsor the 1st International Research Workshop on Women IS, and Grand Challenges. The aim of this workshop is to encourage research done about, for or by women that explores the relationships between information systems and a variety of grand challenges.

DIGIT 2020 has been organized in an effort to develop theoretical insight and understanding on topics and issues that address the Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology. We aim to provide an interactive forum by bringing together leading academics to discuss the critical issues of IT use. We would also like to encourage contributions that use new methodological approaches that are based on the diffusion of IT to study technology adoption, use and diffusion phenomena.

This workshop will provide the opportunity for attendees to present and discuss their research in artificial intelligence, its theory, applications and implications. Applications can be in any functional area. In addition, use of AI in autonomous applications is of interest. Research related to text analysis and other unstructured data is of interest. Finally, we will also be interested in the organizational implications and consequences of AI implementations, both anticipated and unanticipated.

We are pleased to announce that since last year, our community has achieved 70% growth (more than 215 members). A huge thank you to our membership for spreading the word we exist and promoting the benefits of being a part of community. This year we gather to discuss how we can further shape the SIG DITE agenda and we also offer a doctoral mentors program discussion.

The organizing committee for the SIG Cognitive Research Workshop invites research papers for its Sixteenth Annual meeting to be held VIRTUALLY prior to ICIS 2020.

This year, our SIG CORE workshop offers the theme of Cognitive IS, Positive Design, and Sustainable Development, in response to the AIS Grand Vision Challenge. We welcome research that addresses the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals from the cognitive research perspective to achieve human flourishing and sustainable organizational growth.

Extraordinary annual general meeting of SIG OSRA.

As we continuously witness scientific and application breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, such as deep learning, chatbots, self-driving cars, and smart devices, the relationship between machine intelligence and human intelligence has become a major field of intellectual inquiry. Augmented intelligence aims to enhance human intelligence with computers, which has a different focus from autonomous decisions and behaviors in artificial intelligence. On a related note, augmented cognition uses the tools of neuroscience and principles of human-computer interaction to provide real-time feedback of cognitive or emotional states. Augmented intelligence has generated significant impacts on various parts of our work and lives.

This 90-minute panel will discuss the conceptual and practical implications of computing technologies for enhancing humans’ decision-making, cognitive process, and work. The panelists, consisting of both academic and industry experts in augmented intelligence, will be sharing their findings, thoughts, and visions on how to better understand and harness the power of augmented intelligence.

  • Julie Basu, CEO, founder, and Head of R&D at smartQED
  • Jim Spohrer, IBM Director, Cognitive OpenTech
  • Lingyao (Ivy) Yuan, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
  • Michelle Zhou is a Co-Founder and CEO of Juji, Inc.

About the panelists:

  • Jim Spohrer directs IBM’s open-source Artificial Intelligence developer ecosystem effort.  After his MIT BS in Physics, he developed speech recognition systems at Verbex (Exxon) before receiving his Yale PhD in Computer Science/AI. In the 1990’s, he attained Apple Computers’ Distinguished Engineer Scientist and Technologist role for next generation learning platforms.   He was CTO IBM Venture Capital Group, co-founded IBM Almaden Service Research, and led IBM Global University Programs. With over ninety publications and nine patents, he received the Gummesson Service Research award, Vargo and Lusch Service-Dominant Logic award, Daniel Berg Service Systems award, and a PICMET Fellow for advancing service science. Jim was elected as LF AI Technical Advisory Board Chairperson and ONNX Steering Committee Member (2020-2021).   Jim is founding board member.
  • Dr. Michelle Zhou is a Co-Founder and CEO of Juji, Inc., an Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup located in Silicon Valley, specializing in building state-of-the-art AI technologies and solutions that enable the rapid creation and adoption of responsible and empathetic AI agents. Prior to starting Juji, Michelle led and managed the User Systems and Experience Research (USER) group at IBM Research – Almaden and then the IBM Watson Group. Michelle’s expertise is in the interdisciplinary area of intelligent user interaction (IUI), including conversational AI systems and personality analytics. She is an inventor of the IBM Watson Personality Insights and has led the development and commercialization of at least a dozen products in her areas of expertise. Michelle is the current Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS). Michelle has published over 100 peer-reviewed, refereed scientific articles and 45 patents. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University and is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
  • Julie Basu, PhD, is the CEO, founder, and Head of R&D at smartQED (, a collaboration & AI startup located in Silicon Valley.  Her current work focuses on accelerating the resolution of problems and incidents through effective visualization of investigations along with augmented intelligence that learns from humans as they work.  This patent-pending technology has applications in enterprise IT operations, customer support, and general root cause analysis in different domains.  Earlier Julie worked at Oracle Corporation in Redwood Shores, leading the design and development of several enterprise software products.  She is a co-inventor of 5 patents awarded by the USPTO.  Julie received a Master’s and a PhD degree from Stanford University. Her PhD thesis was on the performance optimization of databases through caching of query results.
  • Lingyao (Ivy) Yuan is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics of Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University. Her research interests include the impact of non-cognition behavior and decision making, especially the impact of emotion, on computer mediated communication, decision making, and collaboration. She has conducted research in the fields of augmented intelligence, virtual reality, neural rendering, and human realistic avatars in the context of electronic commerce. She works in collaboration with MOTUS lab at University of Sydney on neural rendering and human realistic avatars. Her research related to the area of augmented intelligence has been published in the Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction as well as several conferences including International Conference on Information Systems, Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, and INFOMRS Annual Meeting.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

There is hope for a collective endeavor to solve the problem of global climate change, and information systems needs to be a major contributor. The panel will discuss and propose actions that IS scholars can take to increase global sustainability collectively and personally. The emphasis will be on designing and implementing IS driven interventions that solve one or more aspects of environmental degradation, such as reductions in carbon emissions and amelioration of climate change effects.

Virtual reception of the AIS Chapter Germany. Visit to learn more.

HITS (formerly the SIG-Health Pre-ICIS Workshop) is a pre-conference activity of the International Conference on Information Systems hosted by SIGHEALTH. It provides a forum for those working on information technology in the context of healthcare. We welcome research-in-progress and completed work on a broad range of topics/methodologies. Authors do not have to be SIG-Health members to participate. Papers do not need to be specific to the conference theme. Any paper on health IT is acceptable.

Join members of the Member Conduct Committee and the Research Conduct Committee as they explain processes, address frequently asked questions, and briefly walk-through important information relative to the two codes of conduct each AIS member agrees uphold. Additionally, Ulrike Schultze has agreed to participate to bring attention to the importance of respectful behavior among colleagues at AIS events.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The AIS Women’s Network is a College of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). The purpose of the College is to promote a network for supporting women scholars in information systems and to enables mentorship relationships that are crucial to speed the success of women in the information systems field. This event will provide an opportunity to interact with members of the AISWN College and learn about upcoming events and activities.

JIT Special Issue on “Emerging Technologies and IS Sourcing”: Paper Development Workshop

The workshop will start with a keynote about the impact of COVID-19 on the sourcing marketplace, followed by the paper development session (approx. 3 hours) run by the guest editors of the special issue: Julia Kotlarsky, Ilan Oshri, Oliver Krancher and Rajiv Sabherval.

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