Emerging Technologies: The Cloud, Ubiquity and Mobility

Track Description

Information technology is everywhere! We use IT applications at work and at home, while assuming different roles, and for various purposes. But what is the implication of rapidly emerging technologies that are drastically changing the ways we work, play, and interact with each other, given that ICT applications have become pervasive in many aspects of our lives? How does this phenomena of pervasive technologies challenge users, CIOs, security specialists, governments, and society at large? How do we react to emergent technologies, such as cloud-based services and BYOD, in different contexts? Can we invest in emerging technologies, or are they already present in an organization without deciding upon planned used?

The purpose of this track is to stimulate a discussion of different aspects of emerging technologies (list of possible topics below). We encourage contributions from a variety of subject areas, theoretical and methodological perspectives. We welcome quantitative and qualitative empirical papers, that explore thought provocation either building, testing or proving theory.

Relevant Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Challenges and threats linked to emerging technologies
  • Emerging technologies from a sociomaterial perspective
  • Emerging technologies and IS/IT strategy – how to handle stability and flexibility in organizations and technologies
  • Trust, security and access to cloud based, ubiquitous and mobile IT services
  • (Out)sourcing and emerging technologies
  • Infrastructures and emerging technologies (Cloud based service and in-house services, desktop vs. mobile and ubiquitous services
  • Make vs buy IT decision-making processes surrounding emerging technologies
  • Emerging technologies – user needs and usage patterns
  • Emerging technologies in realizing private or public e-services
  • Emerging technologies in health care – applications and challenges
  • Mature vs. emerging technologies – two sides of the same coin?
  • Ubiquitous computing – past, present and future
  • The role of the CIO in leveraging emerging technologies
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of emerging technologies
  • Apps from a critical perspective
  • BYOD – usage patterns, strategies and control

Track Chairs and Contact Details

Associate Professor Ulf Melin, Linkoping University, Sweden (ulf.melin@liu.se)

Assistant Professor Rony Medaglia, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (rm.itm@cbs.dk)

Dr Pradipta Sarkar, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (pradipta.sarkar@rmit.edu.au)

Dr Leslie Young, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (leslie.young@rmit.edu.au)

See also…

School of Business IT and Logistics
The School of Business IT and Logistics provides high quality technical and professional education in: Business Information and Communications Technology, in Information Management and Librarianship and in Logistics and Supply Chain Management education within a comprehensive business context – ensuring the employability of its graduates.