3rd Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop

3rd Annual IS-Core Pre-ICIS Workshop Program and Proceedings



Date: Sunday 14 December 2003
Time: 8:45-5:00

Location: Aspen Room, Sheraton Hotel (conference hotel)


8:30-8:45 – Coffee


8:45 -   Welcome


8:50 -   Panel: On the Business Relevance of Cognitive Research (or How to Survive as a Cognitive Researcher in a Business School


Moderator: Michael Davern

Confirmed Panelists:

Dennis Galletta, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Katz Graduate School of Business,
Pittsburgh University.

Robert J. Kauffman, Professor and Chairman of the Information and Decision Sciences Department,
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Iris Vessey, Professor of Information Systems, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.


10:00  -  Teresa M. Shaft and Iris Vessey.  Application Domain Knowledge and Programmers’ Mental Representations.”


10:45    Morning Coffee/Tea


11:00 -   Wei Huang, Judith S. Olson, Gary M. Olson. Social Dynamics Can Be Distorted In Video Mediated Communication.”


11:45  -  Susan Gasson.  A Cognitive Perspective On Boundary-Spanning IS Design.” [Presentation]


12:30 -    Lunch


13:30   Keynote: Jonathan Grudin.  Why Cognitive Research Can't Be Left To Cognitive Scientists."  Microsoft Corporation, Editor-in-Chief ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 


14:30 -   Stephen C. Hayne, C.A.P. Smith and Leo Vijayasarathy. “Chunking and Team Pattern Recognition.”  [Presentation]


15:15 -   SIG Business - Afternoon Coffee/Tea


15:30  Ph.D. Student Workshop


16:10   Klarissa Ting-Ting Chang and Jie Mein Goh.  Transactive Memory in Virtual Teams: The Role of Trust Networks from a Social Exchange Perspective.


16:55 -   Closing Comments



PhD Workshop Assignments


Ph.D. Student

Project Title



Ana Isabel Canhoto, London School of Economics

The social construction of a money laundering profile: a semantic analysis of ontological dependencies and their implications for IS design in financial services


Fons Wijnhoven, University of Twente

Gay Costain, University of Auckland

The use of external representations during problem solving in object-oriented software


Terrie Shaft, University of Oklahoma

Barbara Hewitt, University of Texas - San Antonio

The sources and uses of conflict in software development: A prescriptive approach to conflict management


Stefano Grazioli, University of Virginia

Hyunjeong Kang, SUNY at Buffalo

The effect of procedural interface in E-commerce websites on learning and performance: An Experiement with GOMS analysis


Jane Carey, Arizona State University

Shukla Manasi, Nanyang Technological University

Understanding the cognitive intricacies during the web-interfaced software development


Andrea Houston, Louisiana State University

Partha Mohapatra, University of Kentucky

The effects of prior-schema and hyperlinks on acquisition of knowledge from a computerized decision aid


Deb Armstrong, University of Arkansas

Jim Waters, Drexel University

Cognitive Issues in graphical and alphanumeric passwords


Dennis Galletta, University of Pittsburgh

James R. Wolf, Ohio State University

Feedback mechanisms, judgement bias and trust formation in online auctions


Kishore Sengupta, INSEAD



Program Chairs:
Michael Davern – University of Melbourne
Dov Te'eni – Tel-Aviv University
Teresa Shaft – University of Oklahoma

Arrangements Chair:
Alberto Espinosa – American University 

Communications Chair:
Susan GassonDrexel University 


IS CORE thanks the following reviewers:

Alison Parkes, The University of Melbourne

Arnold Kamis, Bentley College

Stephen Hayne, Colorado State University

Wei Huang, University of Michigan

Michael Lee, The University of Melbourne

Yeng Wai Lau, The University of Melbourne

Alberto Espinosa, American University

Kishore Sengupta, INSEAD

Bruce Rollier, University of Baltimore

James R Wolf

Susan Gasson, Drexel University

David Tegarden, Virginia Tech

Jie Mein Goh, National University of Singapore

We thank The Knowledge Management Lab at Tel-Aviv University for their sponsorship.


Some Questions Posed to our Panelists

How can cognitive researchers succeed in a business school context when the competition comes from Economic, Strategic and Organizational perspectives on IT which draw on more widely employed reference disciplines.

Are we doomed to always be a minority?  What happened to the heyday of cognitive research in IS (e.g., the experimental IS that was hallmark of much of the 70s and 80s).

How should we be positioning our work today to gain broad appeal to the business school audience?