Call for papers: Virtual Collaborations for Business Innovation (MCIS 2016)

Call for papers: Virtual Collaborations for Business Innovation (MCIS 2016)
Dear IFIP WG 9.5 members:   MCIS Track Virtual Collaborations for Business Innovation   I would like to draw your attention to a track I am co-chairing on Virtual Collaborations for Business Innovation (see call attached) at the forthcoming MCIS 2016, 4-6 September 2016 in Paphos, Cyprus. Note that the deadline for submission has been extended ...

Implications of ICT for Work-Life Boundaries

by Dr Petros Chamakiotis Lately, there has been a lot of emphasis on the degree to which information and communication technologies (ICTs) — in particular smartphones and the issue of constant connectivity that these afford — are affecting work-life boundaries. We recently saw France discussing new legislation about employees retaining the right to disconnect from work once they ...

IFIP Statement on intentional weakening of security and trust mechanisms in ICT and the Internet by government agencies and other major actors

The reports about security weaknesses in ICT and the Internet and the subsequent discussions about trust mechanisms and trusted parties have motivated IFIP to issue a statement on the topic. IFIP with its diverse international structure of around 50 member societies is not the body that issues statements on current issues lightheartedly, but the seriousness ...

Virtuality, smartphones and work-life balance

Virtuality, smartphones and work-life balance
by Petros Chamakiotis There exists cross-disciplinary recognition (e.g., in the organizational and information systems literatures) that virtuality influences our societies significantly (Panteli, 2009). For instance, organizations increasingly deploy global virtual teams, spanning geo-temporal, organizational, and other boundaries. These configurations bring about such challenges as developing trust (Jarvenpaa and Leidner, 1999) and managing creativity in a ...

Virtuality and Society: ‘alone in the crowd’

Virtuality and Society: ‘alone in the crowd’
by Marie Griffiths Ever attended a conference and looked around to see how many people are not engaging in the real but are situated in the virtual and have their face pressed into a screen? Well next time you are answering your email at a keynote, a meeting or on public transport, STOP, lift your ...

Virtual Objects – A quick and philosophic take on 3D Printing

by David Kreps In the last few years a revolution in machining has been taking place, introducing a new approach to the fabrication of objects, newly termed ‘additive’ manufacturing, relegating traditional methods to a newly termed ‘subtractive’ method.  Filing, turning, milling and grinding raw materials down to the desired shape is to be replaced by ...