Purpose and Goal

The main purpose of the workshop is to arrange discussions on using a socio-technical perspective in organizational system development, the long term goal being to make this workshop a meeting place for the community of researchers and practitioners interested in the socio-technical approach.

The workshop will take place over two full days. We will focus on engaging academics, researchers and practitioners through a keynote presentation and discussion, paper presentations, and panel discussion. There will be time to focus on connections between scholars using socio-technical approaches in information systems research and stimulate discourse to build collaborations. 


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Contemporary socio-technical approaches, in practice and theory
  2. Experiences of and reflections about using socio-technical approaches in practice
  3. Industry 5.0 / Society 6.0 as part of socio-technical practice and agenda
  4. Methodological aspects of using socio-technical approaches in practice
  5. Socio-technical approach: Education and training
  6. Case studies using socio-technical approaches
  7. Information system design using socio-technical approaches
  8. Socio-technical comparative studies of technology/IS adoption
  9. Socio-technical analysis, design, development and integration of
    • health care systems
    • crisis management systems
    • information security management systems
    • learning systems
    • privacy enhanced technology
    • work-systems
    • knowledge management
    • Job-Crafting
    • work and information systems de-design
    • human activity systems
  10. Societal Security from a socio-technical perspective
  11. Information Systems Security from a socio-technical perspective
  12. Ethnographic and Anthropological aspects of IS design and adoption
  13. Philosophical aspects of socio-technical practices
  14. Socio-technical HCI
  15. IT business alignment from a socio-technical perspective
  16. Using Viable System Model (VSM) for analysis and design of socio-technical systems


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