CALL FOR PAPERS
CULTURAL ASPECTS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
A section within the 6th World Multi-Conference on Systemics,
Cybernetics and Informatics - SCI2002
July 14-18, 2002 ~ Orlando, Florida (USA)
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2001.
Submission Details: Extended abstracts/paper drafts (1000-5000 words).
Session Organizer: Fahri Yetim, Ph.D.
Information Systems Dept.,
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
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Information and communication systems cross national borders, are used by
people in different cultures and are applied in culturally different contexts.
They integrate (or maybe just technically connect) people in new space-time
combinations. Cultural differences in signs, meanings, actions, conventions,
norms or values, etc., raise new research issues ranging from technical
usability issues to methodological and ethical issues of the notion of culture
in information systems. Moreover, the globalization provokes new challenges and
additional issues for IS researchers.
This session is intended to reflect on the way information and communication
systems have been used/applied in culturally different contexts (local and
global). It also will explore new theoretical and practical perspectives in
researching, designing, developing and applying information systems for
cultural and intercultural usage. The session will encourage both theoretical
and practical issues to be addressed from interdisciplinary perspectives.
In particular, the session will cover the following topics:
· Theoretical approaches and methodological issues for the study of
culture in information systems.
· Empirical studies on the use of information systems by culturally
different users, or on their application in different cultural
· Cultural and linguistic aspects of human-computer interaction, e.g.,
user interface and multimedia information design for global interactive
· Methods, models and tools for supporting intercultural computer-
mediated communication and cooperation, e.g., supporting articulation,
understanding, idea generation, discussion, decision making, etc.
· Frameworks, models and developments related to culture for global
· Cognitive, social, political and legal factors, e.g. trust, ethical
issues, language barriers, national or organizational policies, etc.,
which enable or constrain intercultural communication.
- All submissions should be made electronically to Fahri Yetim at:
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- Further information relating to the conference deadlines and paper formatting
instructions can be found on the main conference Web site at: