Exploring the Information Frontier

 

Track Chairs

Glenn J. Browne, Texas Tech University, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Christy M.K. Cheung, Hong Kong Baptist University, China, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
René Riedl, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria & University of Linz, Austria, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Browne  Cheung Riedl
     

 

The conference theme track for ICIS 2015 aims at a critical and under-researched domain on the information frontier in information systems research. The track invites research that considers information behavior, including the nature of information, information seeking, sources and channels of information, the use of information, the spread of information, and obtaining value from information. It also focuses on knowledge as a concept that builds on information as well as phenomena that impact information and knowledge management.

Information underlies all human behavior, including the ubiquitous decision making and problem solving that people perform constantly in their everyday lives. However, many of the critical characteristics of information that drive business and personal decision making deserve far more attention from researchers. For example, gaps may exist between information requirements (i.e., information that is objectively necessary to accomplish a task), information needs (i.e., information that is subjectively considered to be relevant to accomplish a task), and information demand (i.e., information that is sought by a person in a specific decision-making situation). The potential causes of these gaps (e.g., characteristics of the person, such as risk aversion or curiosity, and characteristics of the task, such as variability or importance) are not well understood, and thus systematic scientific investigation is urgently needed.

The conference theme track centers on the notion that while technology is a critical means, information is an end, the factor of ultimate interest and value. As Broadbent et al. (Harvard Business Review, 81:6, 2003, p. 10) stated succinctly, “To put it simply, it’s not about the box; it’s about what’s inside the box.” And as noted by Tallon et al. (JMIS, 30:3, 2013-14, p. 142), “There is growing recognition among business and information systems (IS) executives that information may be the only inimitable IT resource that can create a sustainable competitive advantage.” Thus, the conference theme track for ICIS 2015 concerns information and human information behavior.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Information search and discovery
  • Stopping and filtering information search
  • Information quality and reliability
  • Information pathologies
  • Information avoidance
  • Information sharing and hiding
  • Information overload
  • Information management
  • Human information processing
  • Information behavior in group work
  • Information behavior in software development teams
  • Technological impacts on information behavior
  • Transformations of information into knowledge
  • Knowledge management processes
  • Knowledge integration
  • Knowledge management systems

Methodologically, we are open to all research methods, but we are particularly interested in experiments and NeuroIS approaches (assuming the NeuroIS approach provides a clear connection to the information behavior theme). Original theory articles and conceptual papers related to the track theme will also be considered.

 

Associate Editors

Marc Adam, The University of Newcastle, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bonnie Anderson, Brigham Young University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Radha Appan, Cleveland State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alain Chong, Nottingham University Business School China, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michael Davern, Univesity of Melbourne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Naveen Gudigantala, University of Portland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carol Hsu, National Taiwan University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Donald Jones, Texas Tech University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Barbara Klein, University of Michigan--Dearborn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Zach Lee, Hong Kong Baptist University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pierre-Majorique Léger, HEC Montréal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Javed Mostafa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tillmann Neben, University of Mannheim, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Adriane Randolph, Kennesaw State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Terrie Shaft, University of Oklahoma, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aaron X.L. Shen, Wuhan University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ayoung Suh, City University of Hong Kong, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stefan Tams, HEC Montréal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eric Walden, Texas Tech University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David Xu, Wichita State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kem ZK Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Zhongyun Zhou, Tongji University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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