The Fourth Annual SIG IS Cognitive Research Workshop
Sunday, December 12, 2004 (Pre-ICIS), Washington, D.C. 2004

After the success of the inaugural SIG CoRE workshop in 2001 and two subsequent successful workshop programs, we're happy to announce our 4th Annual workshop, which will take place in the nation's capital. This year's workshop will feature invited presentations by Gerry DeSanctis, Catherine Cramton, and Robert E Kraut. Profs. DeSanctis, Cramton and Kraut will each provide a keynote presentation, that summarizes their current work on cognition, and present closing remarks to comment on the general direction of IS, cognition research at the workshop, and in the field.  They will provide feedback on paper presentations, to help authors improve their work for journal submission.   The objective of the workshop is to facilitate intellectual exchange on current cognitive research in IS of the highest caliber. The organizing committee seeks papers drawing on theory and methods from the cognitive and psychological sciences to address research questions in Information Systems.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE Updated 11/19/2004 )

8:15

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8:45

 

Coffee & Registration

8:45

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8:55

 

Welcome

8:55

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9:35

 

Paper Presentation: Group Information-seking Behavior in Emergency Response: An Exploratory Study

 

 

 

 

Qing Gu and David Mendonça

9:35

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10:15

 

Paper Presentation: Adaptive Activity: Problem Finding in Requirements Engineering

 

 

 

 

Jennie Carroll

10:15

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10:30

 

Coffee Break

10:30

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11:00

 

Invited Presentation: Catherine D. Cramton, George Mason University

11:00

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11:30

 

Invited Presentation: Robert E. Kraut, Carnegie Mellon University

11:30

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12:00

 

Invited Presentation: Gerardine DeSanctis, Duke University

12:00

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13:30

 

Lunch in Chinatown: Tony Cheng 's Seafood Restaurant

13:30

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14:00

 

Paper Presentation: Experiencing Technology: Emerging Concepts of Hedonic Technology Use

 

 

 

 

Robin Wakefield

14:00

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14:40

 

Paper Presentation: Knowledge Matters: Performance with Decision Support

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Davern and Arnold Kamis

14:40

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15:20

 

Paper Presentation: Voluntary Turnover and Women in IT: A Cognitive Study of Work-Family Balance

 

 

 

 

Deborah J. Armstrong, Cynthia K. Riemenschneider, Margaret F. Reid and Myria W. Allen

15:20

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15:30

 

Coffee Break

15:30

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16:10

 

Paper Presentation: Buddy, Can you Spare a Fact: Sharing Information Online

 

 

 

 

Daphne R. Raban and Sheizaf Rafaeli

16:10

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17:00

 

PhD Student Workshop: Interactive Paper Roundtable Presentation & Discussions

 

 

 

 

8 PhD student papers, 4 roundtables, 2 papers per table

17:00

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17:30

 

Final Panel: Catherine D. Cramton, Robert E. Kraut, Gerardine DeSanctis

17:30

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18:00

 

Business Meeting

18:00

 

 

 

Adjourn

Workshop Arrangements:

Lunch is included in the workshop fee. We will have lunch in a popular Chinatown restaurant!

The PhD student workshop format will permit students to make a short presentation of 5-8 minutes and to receive feedback from experienced faculty working in the area of cognitive IS research. Students will be able to network with other students working in their area and will receive advice on their research strategy.

REGISTRATION

Please register on the ICIS 2004 website: http://www.terry.uga.edu/conferences/ICIS2004/registration.html

Registration Fees

For SIG Members:

For Non-SIG Members *

Academic

$100

$110

Academic with joint registration with SIG HCI

$85

$95

Students

$80

$90

Late and on-site registration

$125

$135

* Non-SIG members pay same fee as for SIG members, plus $10 SIG membership

FAST TRACKING TO JAIS

This year we have made special arrangements with the Journal of the Association for Information System (JAIS, http://jais.isworld.org/), to fast-track the best workshop papers to the journal. The electronic nature of JAIS provides for fast publication for accepted papers. Please keep in mind that fast tracking a paper to JAIS does not guarantee publication and that the paper will still be reviewed following JAIS's review process and standards. However, such a relationship ensures that the workshop can provide a promising avenue for your best work. The best workshop papers will be first reviewed by one or more IS CoRE program chairs and members, who will make revision recommendations to help improve the chance of the paper being accepted in JAIS. Once the revisions are made, they will be forwarded to JAIS. A Senior Editor from JAIS will work with one or more IS CoRE program chairs as editors of the papers and the papers will be reviewed following JAIS' review process.

FORMAT

The workshop is intended as a showcase of leading cognitive research in information systems. There are no separate tracks or concurrent presentations. The format of the workshop is designed to enable open and constructive discussions of the research, in a spirit of collegial community-building. The workshop will run for the full day (tentatively 9:00AM - 5:30pm ). A small fee (TBA) will be charged to cover costs. Special discounts will be offered to PhD students and attendees who also enroll in the SIG HCI pre-ICIS workshop. We strongly encourage you to consider attending both workshops, which complement each other very well.

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS

This workshop is a forum to present and discuss papers to help authors publish their papers in top academic journals. Therefore, proceedings will not be published. At the same time, authors of accepted papers will be required to submit an extended abstract which we will distribute to all participants. The purpose of this extended abstract is to highlight key aspects of the papers presented for discussion. The abstract should include a synthesis of the theoretical background, methods and findings of the full paper. The extended abstract should not exceed 2 pages of single-spaced text. To standardize the appearance of all extended abstracts, they need to comply with the following format: title, authors, affiliations and e-mail addresses on the top of the first page; single-spaced, 10pt Times Roman font, and 1 inch margins all around.

TOPICS

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

·         Situated, shared, social, distributed and team cognition

·         Collaborative work

·         Group and individual decision support systems

·         Group and individual group problem-finding, problem-solving

·         Cognitive perspectives on human or computer-mediated knowledge-sharing

·         Cognitive perspectives on decision processes

·         Cognitive perspectives on knowledge management

·         Cognitive perspectives on the design or use of information systems

·         Cognitive processes of programmers/systems developers

·         Cognitive aspects of learning and innovation

·         Creativity and creative cognition

·         Design of user learning and training interventions

·         Human factors in information environments

·         Human-computer interaction or human factors perspectives involving cognition or perception

·         Research methods to investigate cognitive issues in IS

The unifying theme of these topics is the premise that understanding human cognition is a critical component to the successful design, implementation and use of information systems.

CALL FOR Ph.D. STUDENT RESEARCH PROPOSALS

There will be an accompanying PhD workshop, following the success of last year's workshop. See here for details.

See you in Washington , DC !

Dennis Galletta, Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, galletta@katz.pitt.edu
J. Alberto Espinosa, Kogod School of Business, American University, alberto@american.edu
Kishore Sengupta, INSEAD, kishore.sengupta@insead.edu
Program Co-Chairs

Susan Gasson, College of Information Science & Technology, Drexel University, Susan.Gasson@cis.drexel.edu
Communications Co-Chair