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Announcing the Publication of the
Inaugural Issue of AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction

As co-Editors-in-Chief of the new journal, AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (THCI), we are proud to announce the publication of its inaugural issue. THCI is located within the AIS (Association for Information Systems) e-library ( To increase awareness and readership, THCI is freely accessible to everyone during its first two years of publication. You can find information related to all aspects of THCI at its website, including how to submit.

In this inaugural issue

Editorial One:
"Welcome to AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction"
By David Avison and Guy Fitzgerald

AIS President and VP of Publications describe the important role of THCI as an integral member of the AIS journal family and credits AIS SIGHCI leaders for the creation of the Transactions series for the AIS.

Editorial Two:
 "Praise for AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction"
By Jane Carey

As the Chair of AIS SIGHCI Advisory Board, Carey provides some brief background of the journal's roots in SIGHCI, and explains what it takes to launch a high-quality successful journal.

Editorial Three:
 "A New Era for the Human-Computer Interaction Community"
By Eleanor T. Loiacono

Current AIS SIGHCI Chair Loiacono discusses how THCI will serve as an international publication outlet for HCI research conducted around the globe, providing a high number of diverse perspectives.

Editorial Four:
"Introducing AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction"
By Dennis Galletta and Ping Zhang

We lay out some historical development of the journal, and state the context, editorial philosophy, statements of scope, publication categories, and directions. We acknowledge a large group of people who made this journal possible.

Research Article:
"The Reader-to-Leader Framework: Motivating Technology-Mediated Social Participation"
By Jenny Preece and Ben Shneiderman

Preece and Shneiderman demonstrate that our concept of "users" has become obsolete in these days of Web 2.0. Networks with user-contributed content contain many types of users, in a hierarchy in ascending order. At the bottom are readers, who absorb the content. The next level involves contributors, who provide some of the content. Some of these move on to become collaborators, who work with others to provide content. Finally, some become leaders, who manage and/or govern the sites. By adopting this perspective, firms and groups can have a richer set of titles and functions, and can better plan for, and manage, electronic communities. We are excited that these fine, established, and well-known scholars chose to submit their paper to THCI and we anticipate that this paper will have a significant and lasting impact on the field.

Call for Papers

THCI is a high-quality peer-reviewed international scholarly journal on Human-Computer Interaction. As an AIS journal, THCI is oriented to the Information Systems community, emphasizing applications in business, managerial, organizational, and cultural contexts. However, it is open to all related communities that share intellectual interests in HCI phenomena and issues. The editorial objective is to enhance and communicate knowledge about the interplay among humans, information, technologies, and tasks in order to guide the development and use of human-centered Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and services for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.

Topics of interest to THCI include but are not limited to the following:

*             The behavioral, cognitive, motivational and affective aspects of human and technology interaction
*             User task analysis and modeling; fit between representations and task types
*             Digital documents/genres; human information seeking and web navigation behaviors; human information interaction; information visualization
*             Social media; social computing; virtual communities
*             Behavioral information security and information assurance; privacy and trust in human technology interaction
*             User interface design and evaluation for various applications in business, managerial, organizational, educational, social, cultural, non-work, and other domains
*             Integrated and/or innovative approaches, guidelines, and standards or metrics for human centered analysis, design, construction, evaluation, and use of interactive devices and information systems
*             Information systems usability engineering; universal usability
*             The impact of interfaces/information technology on people's attitude, behavior, performance, perception, and productivity
*             Implications and consequences of technological change on individuals, groups, society, and socio-technical units
*             Software learning and training issues such as perceptual, cognitive, and motivational aspects of learning
*             Gender and information technology
*             The elderly, the young, and special needs populations for new applications, modalities, and multimedia interaction
*             Issues in HCI education

The language for the journal is English. The audience includes international scholars and practitioners who conduct research on issues related to the objectives of the journal. The publication frequency is quarterly: 4 issues per year to be published in March, June, September, and December.

The AIS Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGHCI) is the official sponsor for THCI.

Editorial Boards

Dennis Galletta, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Ping Zhang, Syracuse University, USA

Advisory Board
Izak Benbasat, University of British Columbia, Canada
John M. Carroll, Penn State University, USA
Phillip Ein-Dor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Jenny Preece, University of Maryland, USA
Gavriel Salvendy, Purdue University, USA and Tsinghua University, China
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, USA
Jane Webster, Queen's University, Canada,
K.K Wei, City University of Hong Kong, China

Senior Editor Board
Fred Davis, University of Arkansas, USA
Mohamed Khalifa, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
Anne Massey, Indiana University, USA
Lorne Olfman, Claremont Graduate University, USA
Kar Yan Tam, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China
Dov Te'eni, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Viswanath Venkatesh, University of Arkansas, USA
Susan Wiedenbeck, Drexel University, USA

Associate Editor Board
Michel Avital, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jane Carey, Arizona State University, USA
Hock Chuan Chan, National University of Singapore
Carina de Villiers, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Matt Germonprez, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire USA
Khaled Hassanein, McMaster University, Canada
Milena Head, McMaster University, Canada
Traci Hess, Washington State University, USA
Shuk Ying (Susanna) Ho, Australian National University, Australia
Netta Iivari, Oulu University, Finland
Zhenhui Jack Jiang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Weiling Ke, Clarkson University, USA
Sherrie Komiak, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Paul Benjamin Lowry, Brigham Young University, USA
Ji-Ye Mao, Renmin University, China
Scott McCoy, College of William and Mary, USA
Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Sheizaf Rafaeli, University of Haifa, Israel
Stefan Smolnik, European Business School (EBS), Germany
Jeff Stanton, Syracuse University, USA
Heshan Sun, University of Arizona USA
Jason Thatcher, Clemson University, USA
Noam Tractinsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Horst Treiblmaier, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics, Austria
Ozgur Turetken, Ryerson University, Canada
Mun Yi, University South Carolina, USA

Managing Editor
Michael Scialdone, Syracuse University, USA


Dennis Galletta and Ping Zhang
AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction

Dr. Ping Zhang, PhD Program Director
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