ECISM Mini tracks

Dr Marian Carcary
Gerry Conway
Dr. Eileen Doherty
Mini Track Co-Chairs: Dr. Eileen Doherty, Dr Marian Carcary, and Gerry Conway [Download not found]     Digitalization is a core enabler to how many organizations operate and compete in volatile and disruptive business environments. Effective digitalization involves harnessing both traditional and disruptive technologies in innovative combinations to transform how organizations redefine their capabilities across product and service offerings, business and operating models, organizational boundaries and ecosystems.  The digitalized organization needs to effectively harness and continuously develop core organizational capabilities, because by considering broader organizational aspects, organizations are better positioned to reap successful outcomes from digital transformation efforts. However, becoming a truly ‘digital enterprise’ is a real challenge that most organizations are struggling with, as it impacts every function and business unit and requires organizations to rethink their traditional ‘modus operandi’.  With the pervasive use of digital technologies across organizations, the purpose of this mini track is to explore the important concept of organizational digitalization, the underlying organizational capabilities of core importance, underpinning theories, and digital readiness approaches that exist or are emerging.   Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:
  • Digital readiness approaches
  • Characteristics of a digital enterprise
  • Organizational capabilities to support digital transformation
  • The role of the IT function and/or business units in digital transformation
  • Critical success factors for digital transformation
  • Benefits and challenges of digital transformation
  • Impacts of digital transformation
Mini Track Chair: Prof. Luigi Lavazza, University of Insubria at Varese, Italy [Download not found]   Managing the software development process is a complex activity, which involves monitoring and controlling both the technical aspects (especially concerning software quality) as well as managerial issues (costs, staffing, time to complete, etc.). This problem is made more complex by the availability of many different ways of organizing the software life-cycle (from waterfall to agile processes), the development process (including geographically distributed development) and by the multiplicity of software architectures (including mobile and cloud-based applications), programming languages, development environments, etc. The mini-track aims at increasing the awareness of measurement-based techniques that can be used to tackle the mentioned issues, as well as to collect new proposals concerning the effective use of measures in the software development (and maintenance) process. To this end, the contributions sought for the proposed mini-track concern new proposals of measures, measurement tools and methods, as well as evaluations and assessments of existing techniques. Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:
  • Definition and derivation of software process Key Process Indicators
  • Measuring software quality
  • Tool support for software process measurement: how to get effective measures efficiently
  • Data analytics and the software process
Mini Track Chair: : Dr. Riccardo Spinelli, University of Genoa, Italy [Download not found]   In recent years, the development of information and communication technology has had a dramatic impact on tourism industries globally. It is now essential for tourism actors focus attention on technological variable in their strategy by integrating ICT into their marketing and operations. ICT is playing a growing role in all phases of the tourists’ experience, especially with the availability of mobile technologies. Internet-based technologies now constitute a large part of the infrastructure for the relationship between tourists, tourism companies and destinations, as well as for the connections among the stakeholders in each tourism system. The role of ICT in tourism consequently represents an important field of research for scholars both in the business and IT communities. This mini-track aims to explore this ever growing area of research with a wide and multidisciplinary approach. Topics of the mini track include but are not limited to:
  • E-strategy and e-business models in tourism
  • E-marketing and social media strategies in tourism companies
  • Tourism website design and evaluation
  • The impact of ICT on consumer behavior in tourism
  • ICT for Innovation and Service Design in tourism
  • The Internet-of-Things and the development of smart destinations
  • Big Data and tourism research & practice
Nicola Giuseppe Castellano
Rita Lamboglia
Eusebio Scornavacca
Daniela Mancini

Mini Track Co-Chair: Daniela Mancini , Eusebio Scornavacca, Nicola Castellano and Rita Lamboglia

[Download not found] The aim of this Accounting Information Systems mini-track is to analyse how companies can manage and evaluate accounting and management information systems. These systems should enhance information potential, develop decision making abilities; improve both accounting methodologies and performance measurement systems. Contributions can cover different phases of the information process such as data management (data collection, data processing and sharing of a large amount of data); information systems architecture (which refers to the structure of the information system, the integration and consistency of its components), external and internal reporting or auditing activities on IS/IT. This mini-track places a special attention on papers concerning the evaluation of AIS when companies adopt new technology including social networks, digital platforms, digital technologies, XBRL, and Internet of Things. Such topics can be related to different contexts and industries: private and public companies; small, medium and large companies; companies and inter-organisational relations. Theoretical and empirical studies are equally encouraged, as well as literature reviews. Papers that deals with management and evaluation issues related to the following topics, are welcome:
  • financial reporting and communications;
  • reputation measurement systems
  • business intelligence and control processes
  • performance measurement systems in smart contexts
  • transparency and information systems in the public sector
  • voluntary disclosure and ICT
  • sustainability reporting and integrated reporting

Mini Track Chair: Dr. Emil Numminen

[Download not found] Since its initiation in 2008 the mobile app market has grown continually. This year alone mobile apps are expected to generate $77 billion in sales and be downloaded more than 268 billion times. Most of these downloads are from one of the two major online platforms where extensive information is gathered from users. Understanding and managing this information is crucial for becoming successful in this highly competitive market. Given that developers require access to functionalities and content on the phone to which the app is downloaded there may be a number of privacy concerns to explore. The extensive user information also creates opportunities for new development strategies for mobile apps and rapid user feedback. The fast growth of the app market creates challenges to market actors worthy of both theoretical and empirical work by scholars from diverse disciplines such as economics, informatics, management and software engineering. Topics may include but are not limited to:
  • Mobile app data analytics
  • Mobile app modularity and platform management
  • Mobile app development strategies
  • Mobile app user data management
  • Privacy concerns regarding mobile app data