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Call for Papers



2nd Workshop on the Digitization of the Individual (DOTI) – Pre-ICIS 2017

10 December 2017, 1:00-5:30pm, Seoul, South Korea 

Deadline for paper submissions: 27 September 2017 

Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions: 13 October 2017 

Workshop website:  <>




As our lives become immersed by powerful digital devices and services,
questions of implications for individuals’ lives as well as their social
interactions and structures arise. IS research has traditionally focused
rather on institutional contexts (Baskerville 2011). However, the
digitization of individuals' private contexts offers manifold important
research questions to be solved (Hess et al. 2014). In everyone’s life
outside the organizational context these pertain individual behavior and
decision making and the positive and negative consequences thereof, but also
communication and interactions with other individuals as well as firms. The
emerging fully digitized and connected environment implies changes to the
development, exploitation and management of personal IS. While particular
scenarios (e.g. smart home, connected cars, social networks) have received
partial attention in different fields, this workshop seeks to gather these
fragmented views and bring together researchers interested in the impact of
digitization on individuals. 

Research in this area is beneficial in two ways. First, understanding the
implications, opportunities and threats of the digitization of private lives
enables suppliers of digital technologies to form closer and stronger
connections with their customers and to build services and devices that
better match their expectations and improve their everyday lives. Second,
this research can help to develop policies and practices that improve the
usage and exploitation of digital technologies on a societal level. By
encouraging a systematic focus on the individual, this workshop strives for
a common understanding of the role of the individual and the challenges and
opportunities owing to novel digital technologies.

The 2nd workshop on the Digitization of the Individual will be held in
Seoul, South Korea, in conjunction with ICIS 2017 and is scheduled for
December 10 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM. To promote further impactful research
on individuals, strong emphasis during the workshop will be given to paper
development discussions, among others, facilitated by discussants providing
direct feedback. Workshop participants will be charged a registration fee
that will include snacks and coffee breaks (details will be announced as the
conference program is finalized).


Possible topics of submissions include, but are not limited to:

- Individual behavior in connected digital environments, such as

   • Choice making in digital environments

   • Individual behavior in social networks and the sharing economy

   • Individual communication and consumption patterns

   • Digital collaboration among individuals

- Positive and negative outcomes of digitization and connectivity, such as 

   • Effects of usage of digital devices and ubiquitous connectivity on
individuals’ attitudes, behaviors and performance

   • Techno-overload and techno-stress

   • Privacy and IT-security issues for individuals’ private lives 

   • The impact of quantification on the self

- Development, exploitation and management of personal IS

   • IT-facilitated learning

   • Individual’s information system architectures and connected

   • Development of solutions for individual use

   • Personal health devices



Baskerville, R. (2011): Individual information systems as a research arena,
European Journal of Information Systems, 20, 251–254;


Hess, T.; Legner, C.; Esswein, W.; Maaß, W.; Matt, C.; Österle, H.;
Schlieter, H.; Richter, P.; Zarnekow, R. (2014): Digital Life as a Topic of
Business and Information Systems Engineering?, Business & Information
Systems Engineering 6(4), 247-253



While not affiliated with this workshop, please note that there is a special
issue on “The Digitization of the Individual” in Information Systems Journal
with submission due on May 15 2018. The workshop is a good opportunity to
discuss potential submissions to the special issue with the Guest Editors.



Manuscripts should be submitted as email attachments to the workshop
co-chairs at [log in to unmask] with the subject heading "DOTI workshop

The deadline for submission is 27 September 2017. Authors will be notified
of acceptance/rejection decisions by 13 October 2017. As a paper development
workshop there will no be formal proceedings; accepted papers will be made
available to other attendees for the period of the workshop and a printed
abstract will be included as part of the workshop materials.



There are two types of submissions: full papers and research-in-progress
papers. The length of full papers and research-in-progress papers is limited
to 7,000 words and 4,500 words respectively (excluding references). The
format of the submission is a Word or PDF document that includes a title,
author names and affiliations, and 3-5 keywords. The submission should
follow the ICIS formatting guidelines

All submissions to DOTI must represent original work that has not already
been published in a journal or conference proceedings. If the work has been
presented at another conference or is currently under consideration for
publication or presentation elsewhere, the authors must disclose this fact.

At least one author for every accepted paper must register for the workshop
and be prepared to present their ideas in person (both full and RIP papers
will be presented). Due to the strong emphasis of the workshop on paper
development, the workshop schedule ensure room for detailed discussions and
each presentation will be accompanied by a discussant providing direct
feedback to the individual work.



Alexander Benlian, TU Darmstadt

Andrew Burton-Jones, UQ Business School

Yulin Fang, City University of Hong Kong 

Thomas Hess, LMU Munich 

Hanna Krasnova, University of Potsdam 

Christoph Peters, University of St. Gallen 

Jella Pfeiffer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 

René Riedl, University of Linz 

Yongqiang Sun, Wuhan University 

Juliana Sutanto, Lancaster University Management School 

Chuan Hoo Tan, National University of Singapore 

Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University Management School 

Jason Thatcher, Clemson University 

Virpi Tuunainen Aalto University 

Daniel Veit, University of Augsburg 

Bo Sophia Xiao, University of Hawaii of Manoa



We look forward to welcoming you in Seoul, 


Manuel Trenz (University of Augsburg, Germany) 

Christy Cheung (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong) 

Christian Matt (University of Bern, Switzerland) 

Ofir Turel (California State University, Fullerton, USA)


Dr. Manuel Trenz
Assistant Professor

University of Augsburg | Faculty of Business and Economics

Chair of Information Systems and Management | Prof. Dr. Daniel Veit





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