Relevant Events


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Event Information:

  • Sat

    SIGGreen Pre-ICIS Woerkshop

    Green IS for Sustainable Development in Education, Research and Practical Solutions

    (ICIS2013 is being held in Milan, Italy from December 15-18, 2013, see )

    Workshop Chairs:

    A/Prof Helen Hasan, University of Wollongong, Past SIGGreen Chair - email for further information
    A/Prof Cathy Dwyer, Pace University NY, Past SIGGreen Chair
    Dr Chadi Aoun, University of Technology, Sydney, SIGGreen Chair

    Workshop Plan

    Participants are invited to submit Abstracts outlining their position on topics relevant to Green IS as described below. Alternatively submissions in video or other media are welcome The workshop chairs will assess the Abstracts and invite authors of selected abstracts to participate in a program of events similar to those held by SIGGreen in 2010 and 2012. Accepted Abstract will be published online for public comment and will be scheduled for discussion at a viirtual event. All participants and the IS community will be asked to participate in these discussions. At the ICIS2013 workshop, presenters will give a 10 minute overview of their work followed by audience feedback and discussion. Authors will then be invited to submit a paper to Sprouts incorporating feedback from both the virtual event and the ICIS2013 workshop. These papers will be reviewed and published on Sprouts the AIS e-publishing site
    Opinion pieces of any length on the role and future of SIGGreen are also welcome.

    Timetable (subject to change):

    Abstracts and other Submissions due: October 11, 2013
    Virtual event: Mid November
    ICIS Workshop December 14, 2013 
    Papers for Sprouts TBA

    ICIS Workshop Registration

    (registration via the ICIS2013 website )

    ‍Submission of Abstracts

    Abstracts may be submitted in any standard format up to 1,000 words, including title, authos, keywords and references. Alterntively a link to a video presentation may be submitted with a covering email to the SIGGreen email address Authors are encouraged to put a short video to introduce themselves on YouTube and to send the link with their Abstract.
    Submissions should also indicate whether at least one author will present at the virtual event in November and/or in person at the preICIS 2013 workshop.
    Abstracts will be displayed on their own page on this site


    There is universal realisation of the long term effects of human and business activities on the natural environment. Given the pace and magnitude of environmental deterioration, we are all under increasing pressure to engage in ecologically sustainable practices in addition to pursuing economical and social outcomes. In this context, SIGGreen, a Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) was formed. The impact and the role of Information Systems (IS) in ecological sustainability have emerged as critical issues. IS academics and practitioners are presented with opportunities to educate, investigate and provide solutions not only to the problem of reducing the ecological footprint of IS but also how the innovative use of IS can transform and reduce the environmental impact of individuals, organisations and society and thus provide leadership in sustainability. This SIGGreen workshop will explore the development, impact and role of IS in sustainability initiatives.

    In 2010 and 2012 SIGGreen held programs of activities,each of which included a virtual event and pre-Conference Workshop (ICIS2010 and ECIS2012), to which papers on the general topic of Green IS were submitted, presented and published. We used Wikispaces to support these programs (see and From these programs a set of core themes have been identified to guide and stimulate development of the field of Green IS. In order to continue this process of development we will invite submission of abstract on these themes to the ICIS2013 Workshop leading to papers thatwill be added to the existing SIGGreen Proceedings collection on Sprouts,

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