Call for Papers – IRIS 37

The IRIS seminar dates back to 1978 and is a well-established community where you can build and sustain your Scandinavian IS network.

IRIS is famous for its informal and egalitarian (= Scandinavian) atmosphere where it is easy to present and discuss your research. All papers are discussed in a working group and have been read by the other group members beforehand. Hence there are no long presentations followed by a short discussion; most of the time dedicated to your paper (45 – 60 minutes) will be used for feedback and discussion in your working group.

Furthermore, every author submitting a paper is automatically signed up for acting as reviewer for 2-3 other papers.

While most participants are from the Nordic countries, we welcome researchers from all parts of the world to the conference, bringing along and delivering other than the Nordic perspectives on IS into the discussion.

In order to attract more senior researchers the Fifth Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS) is held in conjunction with IRIS. SCIS is a more traditional and formal conference with proceedings and presentations in the “classic” way. The two conferences are seen as a full package meaning that participants register and participate in both events.

Designing Human Technologies

Designing Human Technologies is a broad technological concept based on the principle that users, the target group and other interested parties must be involved in ethical and society-related considerations about the design, in the design process itself and in verifying how designs contribute to the fulfillment of needs and solution of a problem. Working with the theme may include thorough analysis on how designs are used and included in human life and/or how to design solutions for select issues.

Designing Human Technologies includes information technology but also: mobility technology, environment/sustainable technology, energy technology and technology in connection with city design, natural resorts, innovative and appealing space and experiences, physical planning and organisation, climate adaptation, solutions of information and communication technology, policies, products, service and/or experiences.

The theme is also related to a Strategic Research Initiative at Roskilde University.

See: Designing Human Technologies: a design-oriented Strategic Research Initiative at Roskilde University

Paper submission

Papers are not to exceed 6000 words/15 pages (including references). Please format the paper according to  the instructions  below

Papers are submitted through EasyChair:

Submissions due: April 1 8, 2014.

Formatting instructions

MS-Word (.dot)