|IADIS International Conference Information Systems Post-implementation and Change Management 2013 (part of the MCCSIS 2013 Conference)|
The International Conference on Information Systems Post-implementation and Change Management 2013 (part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013) was held in Prague, Czech Republic, 22 to 24 July, 2013.
The Information Systems Post-implementation and Change Management (ISPCM) 2013 conference provided a forum for the discussion of IS in such a socio-technological perspective. It covered the issues related to use, exploitation, maintenance of IS in organizations, focusing on the post-implementation phase of the IS life-cycle. Discussed the impacts and effects of the introduction of new technological artefacts' in human activity systems and exploring the much need management of these processes. The conference discussed these issues in the context of IS professional practice, research and teaching.
Submissions were accepted under the following six main topics: IS Change Management in Practice and Organisational Processes; Post-implementation Change Management and Risk Thinking; IS Professional Issues; Change Management Processes; IS Development Cycle and Change Management; Research Methods and Methodologies in Post-Implementation and Change Management
The ISPCM 2013 received 21 submissions from more than 9 countries. Each submission had been anonymously reviewed by an average of five independent reviewers, to ensure that the accepted submissions were of a high standard. Consequently only 3 full papers were approved which meant an acceptance rate of 14 %. A few more papers were accepted as short papers, and for the reflection paper and poster categories. The best paper authors were invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the International Journal of Qualitative Information Systems (IJQISR) and an extended version of the best papers will be published in the IADIS International Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692).
Besides the presentation of full papers, short papers, reflection paper and poster, the conference also included one keynote presentation given by Professor Susan Williams, University of Koblenz, Germany.
"Inquiry for Change: Designing Flexible and Interactive Research"
by Professor Susan Williams,
University of Koblenz, Germany
The call forpapers for the ISPCM conference focuses on two key aims. The first acknowledges and emphasises the socio-technical nature of post-implementation change, giving visibility to the impacts and effects of introducing new technological artifacts into human activity systems. This calls for research designs that are sensitive to the local, situated and contingent aspects of change as it emerges in organisations over time.
Second, the ISPCM conference aims to discuss these sociotechnical issues of post-implementation change in the context of professional practice, research and teaching. This raises questions about the nature of our research designs and their relevance for these three constituencies. It requires us to reflect on ourselves as researchers and the ways that we conduct our research and to what ends.
This keynote presentation addresses the subject of sociotechnical change and asks questions about how we can construct flexible and interactive research designs that directly engage with the messy, complex problems that constitute human activity systems and that provide actionable insights for multiple constituencies. The concluding remarks propose a return to more value-sensitive, participatory and reflexive forms of scholarly research.
The Information Systems Post-implementation and Change Management 2013 conference proceedings was published in Book (ISBN: 978-972-8939-94-6).
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