STPIS 2023 in the UK

A yearly Conference

Portsmouth, UK

27-28th October 2023

We are delighted to invite you to the 9th International Conference on Socio-Technical Perspectives in IS (STPIS’23) that will be held on 27th – 28th October at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

STPIS is a conference that focuses on the importance of socio-technical perspective in research and practice. A socio-technical perspective sees an organization as a combination of two components – a social and a technical one. The real pattern of behavior in the organization is determined by how well these parts fit each other. While analyzing system problems of getting things done, adequate consideration should be given to technology as well as informal and formal interactions of people.

Despite that a socio-technical perspective has been around for over a half century, it is often forgotten in the IS discourse today. Consequently, many “new approaches” appear to reflect on IS systems problems, such as modern IT systems poorly adjusted to the external or/and internal environment (e.g., market, organizational culture) of organizations in which they are (to be) deployed. We strongly believe that it is high time the social-technical perspective took its proper place in IS research, practice and teaching.

Last year we accepted 26 great papers and photos from the presentations can be found below.

Special issues:

In addition to the proceedings, we will organize a special issue in Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly where selected papers related to that topic will be invited to be extended and submitted for review to the special issue. These papers will have to pass a double-blind peer review process. More information about the journal is on:

In addition to that, selected papers related specifically to the topic of socio-technical perspectives on learning and digital work, will be invited to be further extended and submitted to Journal of Workplace Learning. More information about the journal is on:

Our collaborators:

ItAIS and MCIS 2022

IFIP International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2022)

Socio-Technical Perspectives in Information Systems

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