18th UKAIS Conference on Information Systems, 2013
SOCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
The bulk of IS research tends to be carried out in commercial organizations, yet
"IT in use" is just as important in governmental, third sector and community organizations.
IT is needed to improve efficiency but it also enables the creation of new services,
and modes of work and interaction, based for instance on digital innovations and
social media. There are inspiring examples of innovative design, but there are spectacular
failures too, especially of large scale projects, from which lessons can be learned
(although often not).
The challenges in designing systems are arguably greater in the social than the
commercial sphere, given the complexity of relational work involving people. Resources
are also limited compared to private business, meaning collaborative work with academe
is especially important, to help build much-needed capacity and deliver creative
and sustainable solutions.
The aim of this Conference is to promote research in the social sphere, in health,
social care, local and central government, community informatics and beyond. All
forms of relevant research will be welcome, especially of collaborative ventures,
whether successful or not.
We are seeking to widen the community of engagement and would like to hear from
social and information scientists, digital and new social media researchers, systems
thinkers, software engineers, as well as those already committed to the disciplinary
area of Information Systems. To encourage further engagement, we have secured the
opportunity for the best conference papers to be considered for a number of high
quality journals, which includes the European Journal of Information Systems and
the International Journal of Information Management.
The UKAIS conference is the premier academic event in the Information Systems calendar
within the UK, and attracts leading scholars from the UK and overseas. The Academy
was established in 1994 by leading UK academics in Information Systems. It is a
charity, whose aims are to enhance the recognition and knowledge of IS within the
UK, and to provide a forum for discussing issues in IS teaching and research. UKAIS
continues to recognise the importance of including practitioners in its work.
This year's conference will once again be held in the beautiful city of Oxford,
and will be situated in Worcester College, one of Oxford University’s most beautiful
*** UKAIS 2013 will be a fully refereed conference (see Programme Committee below)
using a blind refereeing process of noted figures in the IS field ***
Conference Programme Chairs
Professor David Wastell (Nottingham University Business School)
Professor David Wainwright (Information Sciences at Northumbria University)
Dr Laurence Brooks (Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University)
Conference Organizing Committee
Dr Diana Limburg (Oxford Brookes University Business School - PhD Consortium)
Dr Rachel Mclean (Creative Media and Games, Bolton University – PhD Consortium)
Abigail Hopkins, (Conference Administrator - UKAIS2013@gmail.com)
Conference Programme and Review Committee
Professor Ray Paul; Professor Guy Fitzgerald; Dr Aleksej Heinze; Dr Gelareh Roushan;
Dr Gill Green; Dr Ann Latham; Professor Trevor Wood-Harper; Professor Neil Doherty;
Professor Zahir Irani; Professor Terry Young; Professor Ben Light; Professor Rob
Macredie; Professor Amir Sharif; Professor Mike Newman; Professor John Ward; Professor
Liz Daniel; Professor Chris Holland; Professor Leslie Willcocks; Professor Clive
Holtham; Professor Richard Vidgen; Professor Stuart Barnes; Professor Sharon Cox;
Professor Teresa Waring; Professor Julie Mcleod; Professor Briony Oates; Professor
Helen Edwards; Professor Jo Peppard; Dr. Dr Yogesh K. Dwivedi; Dr Carsten Sørensen;
Professor Simon Rogerson; Dr David Allen; Dr Nathalie Mitev; Dr Antonio Cordella;
Professor David Brown; Professor Mike Chiasson; Professor Ray Hackney; Professor
Peter Kawalek; Prof Richard Heeks; Prof Michael Williams; Prof Philip Powell; Amany
Elbanna; Joy Garfield; Dr Rachel Mclean
Conference Dates and Key Deadlines
Please make sure you put these dates into your diary now:
Worcester College, University of Oxford
- ** NEW Extended Deadline **Monday 28th January 2013 - Submission for full
and short papers
- Monday 11th February 2013 - Notification of acceptance and comments from
- Monday 18th February 2013 - Final submission deadline for PhD Consortium
- Monday 4th March 2013 - Final formatted copy of all papers due
- Monday 18th March 2013 - UKAIS PhD Consortium
- Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th March 2012 - UKAIS 2013 International Conference
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The Consortium is intended for researchers undertaking a PhD or Professional Doctorate
in keeping with the main themes of the conference. Researchers at any stage in the
PhD process may present work. The consortium aims to provide:
- Chairs: Dr Diana Limburg, Oxford Brooks University and Dr Rachel Mclean, Bolton
- Keynote Speaker TBC
We invite PhD and professional doctorate students to submit a 500-1000 word abstract
summarising the aims, methods and relevancy of the research topic by 18th February
to UKAIS2013@gmail.com, with the subject
heading UKAIS PhD Consortium.
- An opportunity for small group in-depth discussions which focus on participants
research issues, around both the object and method of the research;
- Understanding of work in progress experienced by other researchers active at PhD
- Identification of other research related to the participants interest.
Papers addressing the Conference theme are particularly welcome, although as ever
submissions addressing any area of the field of Information Systems, eclectically
defined, will be considered for inclusion.
Some indicative topics are as follows (please hover over topics to display more
IS Strategy and Management
IS and Creative Technology
IS Research methods and theory
Special Invited Session – “The UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014”
Professor Mike Pidd
Professor of Management Science, Lancaster University Management School
Chair of the Business and Management Studies REF 2014 Panel
Special Invited Session:
"A Survey and Analysis of the Information Systems Discipline for the Council of
IS Professors (CISP) and the Higher Education Authority"
Frank Stowell, Emeritus Professor, Portsmouth University
Steve Probert, Assistant Director (BMAF) at the Higher Education Academy
Special Senior Scholars Panel
SOCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Panel Members TBC
Professor Wendy Currie
Audencia Nantes School of Management, France
“THE TEMPEST MODEL: Moving towards eHealth in 27 EU Member States “
Wendy will talk about a longitudinal research study which she has recently completed.
The research developed a model for evaluating eHealth readiness across 27 EU Member
States; data and findings of the study will be reported and discussed.
Professor Terry Young
Professor of Healthcare Systems
Information Systems and Computing
“Why social media matters in designing medical products and services”
Obtaining user views when designing healthcare applications or systems is increasingly
difficult: ethical practice is steadily pushing real users from the arena, while
the use of patient representative remains a contested area. Web access provides
a welcome counter to these trends by allowing patients to speak for themselves through
specialist forums but also, through social media. From a research or design perspective,
this information is highly accessible, and it raises the question as to how valid
findings based upon the analysis of such sources might be. We present a range of
approaches, from time-consuming social science methods, such as thematic analysis,
through to automatic techniques to extract sentiment. The paper will seek to outline
the most promising strategies for those interested in polling social media and other
on-line sources in designing new products or proposing new services in the healthcare
Global Manager Branding, Social Media, Apps and Partner Engagement
SAP UK & Ireland
Social Media Strategy and Community Engagement
Martin Gollogly is a member of the Global Management team for the SAP University
Alliances program. He is responsible for Branding, Apps, Partner Engagement and
Social Media with substantial responsibilities for the membership model, pricing,
global event engagement model and the nascent SAP4Kidz initiatives and app incubator
concepts. In his spare time he also manages the programs on the ground for the UK,
Ireland and the Benelux with around 55 member institutions. Globally the SAP University
Alliances program has 1,300+ members with a target to spread the awareness of SAP’s
Hana technology to 1 million students in 2013.
Martin’s interest is in the bridge between research and skills development by providing
access to tools and academic/industrial engagement opportunities to members of the
UA program and beyond. These have included guiding UK institutions to work with
the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, the D-School at Stanford / SAP Apphaus
in Palo Alto and Dublin including a student exchange between Stanford and Trinity
College to name but one. He is a big fan of the ‘peer to peer’ academic/industrial
engagement model whereby academics and commercial entities are brought together
to solve mutual problems rather than through widescale government or top-down initiatives.
Hence his interest in the 2013 topic for the UKAIS.
Full papers should be of 5000-8000 words.
Short papers including concept papers, position papers and research-in-progress
will also be considered and should be between 1500-2000 words. UKAIS actively encourages
submissions from early researchers and early researcher group submissions.
All papers should be formatted using the UKAIS 2013 conference template which is
available at http://www.ukais.org.uk/UKAIS/Downloads.aspx
All papers should be submitted through EasyChair which can be accessed at :
If you have not used Easychair before, you will need to create an account. All authors
should also submit a WORD version of their paper to
The paper title and authors’ names and contact details should appear on a cover
sheet as should a clear indication of the topic areas for which the presenter is
aiming. To facilitate the blind referring process the body of the paper should be
presented anonymously, with the title at the head of each page. Each paper will
receive a double peer review.
All accepted papers will appear in the published proceedings of the conference which
will be ISBN registered and available internationally through publication in the
official AIS electronic library.
Best papers will be considered for publication in a special section of the International
Journal of Information Management (due for publication in 2013)
All additional information can be found on the UKAIS website at
Conference Bookings are now open, please seen registration details below.
There have been some slight changes to the booking form for this years' conference.
For transparency, we have separated the costs of the consortium/conference and the
accommodation. Please ensure you complete the booking form carefully to take into
consideration all of your requirements.
Accommodation is based on single occupancy, with breakfast in a standard en-suite
room at Worcester College. Partners are welcome to stay at the college for an additional
cost and can also attend the conference dinner on Tuesday 19th March 2013, again
for an additional cost. You will find all of the information on the Registration
Form when it becomes available. You are also welcome to consider alternative accommodation
within Oxford and please note, you will be responsible for all costs and for making
your own travel arrangements to and from the college.
There are a range of Consortium and Conference packages available. We have included
the cost of the conference dinner into all Conference fees, including the Day Packages.
Please note, if you are unable to attend the conference dinner, there will be no
reduction in costs and places are non-transferable.
Online payment will be through PayPal and you will be sent an email with instructions.
If your institution is paying for your attendance, please ensure that you include
the contact details for the relevant person, for example, a departmental administrator.
Payment can also be made by cheque, or by invoice. Please make cheques payable to
'UK Academy for Information Systems' and for invoice payment, please ensure all
information is included at the point of booking.
All conference joining instructions will be sent in the fortnight before the conference.
If you are travelling internationally and require joining instructions before this
time, please contact the administrator and relevant instructions will be sent.
If you have any queries or require any additional information, please contact the
conference office at UKAIS2013@gmail.com.
Bookings for the 2013 conference are now open and can be found on the Download section
of the main UKAIS website www.ukais.org
And can also be downloaded here:
<UKAIS Conference 2013 Registration Download>
UKAIS 2013 Administrator - Abigail Hopkins: