IFIP WG 9.5 Announces New Leadership Team, Name and Scope

It has been a while and we take this as an opportunity to say a quick hi, introduce ourselves and let you know about some important changes to our Working Group (WG).

We are Petros, Brad and Kathrin — a diverse team of academics interested in digital technologies and their influences on different aspects of everyday life (more details below). We took over the leadership of WG 9.5 a year ago at the Human Choice and Computers (HCC13) conference in Poznań, Poland and this is essentially to let you know that we have a new WG name!

“Our Digital Lives” – our new WG name

Our new name and scope allow us to more accurately contribute to current discussions on the ‘digital’ in a variety of domains, touching on any issues relative to ‘our digital lives’. We are currently in the process of organising a few exciting events likely to lead to opportunities for collaborations across the academic and practitioner communities, so stay tuned www.ifip95wg.org. For now, we encourage you to take a look at the revised areas of interest to the WG which appear on our website’s homepage. We are also updating our list of members, so if you have any colleagues (academics or practitioners) in mind that would be interested, please email us at contact@ifip95wg.org and one of us will get back to you.

The new leadership team of WG 9.5: Petros, Brad and Kathrin:

Based in Spain, the UK and Austria, WG 9.5’s new leadership team encapsulates the international and digital aspects of today’s work.

Petros (Chair of WG 9.5) is currently in transit from the University of Sussex Business School in the UK to ESCP Europe Business School (Madrid Campus) in Spain where he will be an Associate Professor of Management from December 2019 onward. He is interested in the management of connectivity and digital work in its different forms. He was the Secretary of WG 9.5 between 2013 and 2018. He can be contacted by email at pchamakiotis[at]escp.eu and on Twitter @petros_cham

Brad (Vice-Chair of WG 9.5) is a lecturer in Information Systems at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK. His research interests can be characterised by the relationships between information technology and people. He has always been interested in how and why people use technology, and how technological configurations impact the people that use them. He can be contacted by email at b.mckenna[at]uea.ac.uk and on Twitter @DrBradMcKenna.

Kathrin (Secretary of WG 9.5) is a research and teaching associate (pre-doc) at the Institute for Information Systems & Society at WU Vienna, Austria. She has a background in psychology, philosophy and cognitive science and is currently looking into ethical IT design & innovation and technology attitudes. She can be contacted by email at kbednar[at]wu.ac.at.

In the coming weeks, we will be in touch with some exciting news including our first call for papers, so stay tuned!

Petros, Brad and Kathrin

November 15th, 2019