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Call for Papers for a Special Issue on

The Big 5 Trends in ICT

Big Data and Analytics, Mobile, the Cloud, Social Media, Internet of Things

The role played by ICT in society continues to increase in both breadth and depth. Technology has now ingrained itself into nearly every aspect of Society, disrupting established models of business, personal relationships, interface with government and communication. We are no longer surprised when we encounter remarkable technology applications offering us new opportunities to be more efficient and more effective. However, where all of this will lead us and what real value it would have for us individually and to our society is yet to be determined.

This Special Issue of EJISE invites papers which examine The Big 5 Trends in ICT.  We are looking for papers that report on research and/or are reflections on how the results of these trends impact us as individuals, our businesses, our governments and our Society as a whole both now and in the future. Papers may be case studies, surveys, reflections, critical theory arguments, or autoethnographies. Other research approaches will also be considered.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics which researchers might like to consider emphasizing how The Big 5 Trends are now affecting and will continue to influence how ICT is employed:-

  • Leadership and the evolving role of the CIO;
  • Security issues and how they are likely to develop;
  • Enablers of and obstacles to the use of technology;
  • Personal reactions to the need to employ advanced  ICT;
  • The extent to which ICT has become strategic;
  • Human resource issues – finding and keeping the right people;
  • Rate of change issues – coping with increasing speed of technology innovation;
  • Challenges in  optimising the use of ICT;
  • Evaluation of investment – what the technology is costing and what is the return;
  • Critique of the Internet/Web as a tool for the anti-social.

 Papers should be a maximum of 8,000 words.

Paper submission dates:

Submission deadline: 30th November 2017  - Planned publication date: 2nd quarter 2018

Please read the Submission Guidelines and comply with them before submitting your paper.

Special Edition Editor profile:

Joan Ballantine is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Ulster.  Former positions include senior lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast and lecturer, Warwick Business School.  Joan has a PhD from Warwick Business School which investigated the evaluation practices of information systems/technology capital investment decisions.  Her research interests include performance measurement and management, ERP systems and pedagogical issues.