Call for Papers

ACM SIGMIS Computers and People Research 2022

Redefining the IT profession and the human role of the IT professional

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA – Hybrid Format
Dates: June 2-4, 2022

Conference website: http://sigmis.org/cpr2022

Important Dates for Academic Papers, Posters and Doctoral Consortium
Submission deadline: February 21, 2022
Notification of acceptance: March 21, 2022
Camera-ready version: April 30, 2022

For over 55 years, ACM SIGMIS Computers and People Research (CPR) conference has engaged the academic and practitioner communities in understanding issues pertaining to the intersection of information technology (IT) and people. From its roots in the studies of the IT workforce, CPR has broadened its focus to investigate all aspects of this important and complex relationship.

CPR is intended to have a hybrid format in 2022. However, should the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time of the conference require it, we will move to a fully virtual format.

The pervasive deployment of emerging technologies in the so-called Society 5.0 has transformed the way businesses conduct their affairs, and this has also impacted greatly the division of labor between technology and humans. It is ever more frequent to have machine learning and other artificially intelligent applications take over functions that were previously performed by IT and other professionals. This particular context calls for a new understanding and definition of the elements that define the IT profession, and more importantly, the need to fully identify and define the inherently human role that IT professionals should play. Therefore, the CPR 2022 conference seeks papers addressing this call. 

The following questions are intended to stimulate thought.  Papers on traditional conference topics pertaining to personnel, workforce, inclusion/diversity, leadership are also welcome.

Individual

  • What leads individuals to resist or embrace the use of emerging and pervasive IT applications in the current business environment?
  • What are the impacts of emerging IT use on individuals? How do the IT professionals’ roles change to adapt to the new work rules?
  • How can IT professionals evolve to face the new challenges in the workplace, developing dynamic skills and capabilities?
  • How is the human component added back to the new technology-based processes?
  • How are customers adapting to the new service delivery options?

Organizational

  • How might organizations understand emerging technologies and their potential risks and opportunities?
  • How might organizations enable incremental and disruptive digital innovations?
  • What is the business value of digital innovations? How is this value derived?
  • How does IT impact entrepreneurial activities in a dynamic environment?
  • What are the best ways to organize IT work to provide support before, during, and after a crisis?
  • How can organizations avoid the dehumanization of the IT-enabled processes?

The IT profession and workforce

  • What are the characteristics of the new IT profession that are distinctive of other areas and suitable for the new era?
  • What are the new challenges for retention and turnover in the IT workforce?
  • What unique challenges exist for managing IT workers, and how do we meet those challenges?
  • Are the new challenges equal to all demographic groups?
  • What are the characteristics of the IT workforce? How are these characteristics changing?
  • What are the key skills for entry into the IT workforce? How are these skills changing?
  • What ethical issues result from embedding IT in work?
  • What security and privacy issues result from embedding IT in work?

Education

  • How do we help students develop the skills needed for entry into and success in the IT workforce?
  • How do we help students to make sense of the positive and especially the negative role rapid adoption of emerging IT?
  • How can we attract promising students to IS programs?
  • How should IS programs deal with emerging technologies and digital innovation?
  • How can universities best prepare students for careers in IS and IT?
  • How can emerging technologies aid in IS education innovation and performance?

Societal

  • How can disruptive technologies positively impact societies within the context of smart cities?
  • How can we address societal challenges induced by IT?
  • How can we identify and prepare for the risks associated with the adoption of disruptive technologies for society in general?

Format of Submissions

ACM SIGMIS CPR 2022 welcomes both completed papers and research-in-progress papers. All papers must be original, unpublished elsewhere, and submitted on the ACM SIG proceedings template available for download from: https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template-16dec2016. All reviewing will be double-blind.

  • Completed papers may include conceptual papers, empirical papers and industry case studies. They must not exceed 5,000 words including all text, figures, and tables. The abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.
  • Research-in-progress papers must not exceed 2,000 words including all text, figures, and tables. The abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count.

Submit your work using the system in the following link: <<insert easychair link here>>reference excluded from this page count.

Proceedings and Presentations

Accepted papers will be published by ACM in the refereed conference proceedings. Authors of accepted papers may choose to publish complete papers or extended abstracts of their research in the conference proceedings. All completed research papers that are to be published in their entirety in the conference proceedings will be considered for the Magid Igbaria Outstanding Conference Paper of the Year Award. The Magid Igbaria Outstanding Conference Paper and other exemplar papers will be invited for publication in the DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems—the quarterly journal publication of ACM SIGMIS.

Each paper must be presented during the virtual conference. Articles will not be published in the event proceedings if at least one author of a submitted work is unable to present their article at the conference.

All paper sessions will be held in a roundtable format where all “table members” (3-4 paper authors plus 1-2 senior scholars/mentors/chairs) have read the papers (or potentially watch a presentation) in advance. The session will be used for discussion and question/answer. Others are encouraged to read the papers, attend the sessions, discuss, and pose questions.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)

Proceedings of all previous CPR conferences are available in the ACM Digital Library at:

http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm