[Asis-l] AMCIS 2011 CFP> Social Theory in Information Systems Research (STIR '11) Minitrack
hrosenba at indiana.edu
Wed Dec 15 17:08:13 EST 2010
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Call For Papers:
AMCIS Mini-track: Social Theory in Information Systems Research (STIR '11)
AMCIS Track: Virtual Communities and Collaborations
17th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Detroit, Michigan, August 4-7, 2011
Conference Website: http://www.amcis2010.org/home/
This Mini-Track will solicit research papers, research-in-progress papers, and panel proposals on social theory in online and virtual communities research. This will be the 11th consecutive year for the Mini Track at AMCIS, and we hope to continue a tradition of high quality paper submissions, thought-provoking presentations and lively discussion for all IS researchers using, or considering the use of, social theory in their work in this domain.
This year the focus of the minitrack is on research that makes use of social theory to investigate the dynamics of online and virtual communities. Within this Mini-Track, we seek to attract research papers, research-in-progress papers, and panels from all IS researchers who are using the work of social theorists, organizational theorists, sociotechnical theorists, and cultural anthropologists in their online and virtual communities research. We are particularly interested in research that makes use of social theory to address issues of virtual collaborations. How and under what conditions do these communities form, self-organize, maintain and manage themselves and dissolve? What are the roles that information and communication technologies play n the dynamics of online and virtual communities? We are particularly interested in research that makes use of social theory to address issues of work-related and social collaboration in these communities.
We want to highlight research that uses social theory, sociotechnical theory, and social informatics approaches to critically examine the constitution of information and communications technologies, and their roles in the constitution, maintenance and dissolution of virtual communities and collaborations. For example, the work of social theorists (e.g., Callon, Castells, Bourdieu, Giddens, Putnam), organizational theorists (e.g., Powell, DiMaggio, Scott), sociotechnical theorists (e.g., Bijker , Hughes, Kling), cultural anthropologists (e.g., D'Andrade, Holland, Suchman), symbolic interactionists (e.g., Strauss , Star), and many others are being used to address the most important questions about how we are living, working and socializing in virtual communities. We invite IS research and research in progress that applies, builds on, compares, or critiques these social theories within the domain of virtual communities and collaboration.
Full paper submissions must be made electronically through the AMCIS on-line submission system by February 17, 2011.
IS Review System will begin accepting submissions for AMCIS 2011: December 30, 2010
Papers Due: February 17, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: March 24, 2011
Final Copy Due: April 21, 2011
Howard Rosenbaum, School of Library and Information Science Indiana University
hrosenba at indiana.edu
Pnina Shachaf, School of Library and Information Science Indiana University
shachaf at indiana.edu
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