UKAIS 2013
Social Information Systems
Worcester College University of Oxford
Oxford, UK, 18-20th March 2013
Sponsored by
SAP University Alliances
The UKAIS International Conference on Information Systems (UKAIS) is the leading annual conference based in the UK for Information Systems, Management and Information Technology academics and professionals.
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 colleges.

*** 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)

Organizing Committee 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 -

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:
  • ** NEW Extended Deadline **Monday 28th January 2013 - Submission for full and short papers
  • Monday 11th February 2013 - Notification of acceptance and comments from reviewers
  • Monday 18th February 2013 - Final submission deadline for PhD Consortium abstract
  • 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

Leslie Wilcocks

Worcester College, University of Oxford

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PhD Consortium
  • Chairs: Dr Diana Limburg, Oxford Brooks University and Dr Rachel Mclean, Bolton University
  • Keynote Speaker TBC
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:
  • 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 level;
  • Identification of other research related to the participants interest.
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, with the subject heading UKAIS PhD Consortium.
Conference Themes
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 information):

IS Strategy and Management

IS and Practice

IS and Creative Technology

IS Learning and Teaching

IS Research methods and theory

Invited Sessions Special Invited Session – “The UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014”

Prof Mike Pidd

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

Keynote Speakers Prof Wendy Currie
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.

Prof Terry Young
Professor Terry Young
Professor of Healthcare Systems
Information Systems and Computing
Brunel University

“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 arena.

Martin Gollogly SAP Logo

Martin Gollogly
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.

Submissions 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

All papers should be submitted through EasyChair which can be accessed at : EasyChair Link

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

Registration 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

Bookings for the 2013 conference are now open and can be found on the Download section of the main UKAIS website

And can also be downloaded here: <UKAIS Conference 2013 Registration Download>

Contact Information UKAIS 2013 Administrator - Abigail Hopkins: