ACM SIGMIS Computers and People Research 2017

Welcome to the CPR 2017 Conference!
June 21-23, 2017, Bengaluru, India
Digital Transformation: The Changing Nature of Organizations, Work and Societies

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The ACM SIGMIS Computers and People Research 2017 (CPR 2017) Conference will be held in Bengaluru, India, 21-23 June 2017.  For over 50 years, ACM SIGMIS CPR has engaged the academic and practitioner communities in understanding issues pertaining to the Information Technology (IT) workforce, including supply of IT professionals, demand for their skills and talents, and their readiness for the workplace.

As in prior years, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2017 welcomes research and practice submissions that address issues congruent with various topics related to computers and people research. In addition to our traditional focus on issues pertaining to the IT workforce, this year’s conference includes a special theme aiming to consider how theory and research can help understand role of the changing nature of work and societies through digital transformation.

In addition to the traditional paper sessions, the conference will offer panel discussions on current issues relevant to the conference theme.  Additionally, the conference will offer a doctoral consortium, poster sessions, as well as panels and keynote presentations involving both renowned practitioners and scholars, .

CPR 2017 will be hosted at the sprawling campus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India. From a dusky town of seventies with mild weather and numerous lakes, Bengaluru has emerged as a leading global city of the twenty first century boasting modernity amidst tradition. The city is a unique blend of modernity and heritage which is reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and the way of life. Local attractions in Bengaluru include the Bengaluru Palace and the Fort of Tipu Sultan which tell the tales of changing thrones, deceit, wars, defeats, and victories of the Deccan Plateau. Later additions to the city, which enrich the existing beauty, include the High Court, St. Mary’s Basilica, Vidhana Soudha, and ISKCON Temple. Together with the neighboring cities of Kolar (67 km), Mysore (143 km), and Hampi, a UNESCO world heritage site (343 km), Bengaluru has retained the history and culture of the Vijayanagara empire (1336-1565 AD), which excelled in the Hindu temple architecture. Bengaluru does not only satisfy the appetite for built environment lovers but is also the nest of nature housing Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Bannerghatta Biological Park. Driving little further away from the hustle bustle of the main city, one can escape into the dense vegetation of Bandipur and enjoy elephant rides into the forest in search of big cats in the reserves of Bandipur, Mudumalai, and Masinagudi (approx. 235 km).

The Venue

The conference will be hosted on the iconic campus of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) ( A 100-acre oasis in south Bengaluru, the Equis-accredited IIMB is a premier management Institute in India with many accolades to its credit.  Located in India’s high technology capital, IIMB is in close proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, giving it the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience. Established in 1973, the institute has 150+ faculty members, including visiting and adjunct faculty, who are actively engaged in research, policy formulation, case writing and consulting. The conference facilities include a world-class auditorium and state-of-the-art break-out rooms for parallel sessions equipped with full audio-visual equipment and seamless Wi Fi. The verdant campus with its all-stone architecture, statuesque columns, and hidden open spaces creates a lasting impression on visitors and residents alike.

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful campus of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, to Bengaluru, the IT capital of the world, and to India to participate in the 2017 ACM SIGMIS CPR conference, and to enjoy what Bengaluru and India have to offer.

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