Monday, June 22, 2009

Call for papers on sustainable computing

The Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS) has issued a Call for papers on Green IT/IS (sustainable computing) for a special issue in 2010:
Call for papers for a special issue of the Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS) on Green IT/IS (sustainable computing)

Guest co-editors
Michael Lane, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Lutz M. Kolbe, Georg-August-Universit ät Göttingen, Germany
Rüdiger Zarnekow, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Motivation and overview
The Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry has a critical role to play in ensuring a reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse emissions and environmentally responsible management of ICT for its entire lifecycle. Currently ICT accounts for about 2% of total greenhouse
emissions worldwide. This will increase substantially over the next 10-15 years as the adoption of ICT increases exponentially in developing countries (The Climate Group, 2008). Currently there is a dearth
of empirical research supported by hard data in this field where the technology and legislation is changing rapidly.

This special issue has two objectives
1. publish empirical research on the sustainable management of ICT in organisations and the role of ICT in enabling sustainable business practices to reduce environmental impact,
2. to articulate a research agenda for the Information Systems discipline to provide leadership in this emerging and important field.

Research questions
Academics from around the world are invited to submit to research papers which examine the management and role of ICT in achieving more sustainable practices at the organisational and individual level. Recognising the diversity of this emerging field we encourage submissions focusing
on all aspects of green ICT from hardware through networking, specific applications that can transform business processes to individual behaviours to reduce energy inefficient practices. Theoretical papers
as well as theory founded case studies are welcomed.

Some prospective topics on Green ICT include but not limited to:
· Application of IS theories, such as the resourced-based view in the field of Green IS
· Incentive systems to support sustainable ICT management
· Sustainable management of ICT infrastructure, operations and energy
· Management of the entire ICT hardware lifecycle to reduce environmental impact
· Management frameworks and key performance indicators for sustainable ICT management
· Processes and organisational structures enabling sustainable ICT management
· New ways of delivering ICT for more sustainable management of ICT – Virtualisation, SaaS, Utility computing, Cloud computing
· Building energy efficiency into the design of systems, applications and software
· Reducing environment impact by dematerialisation of activities through use of ICT– teleworking, telepresence, elearning
· Role of user behaviour in sustainable management of ICT
· Academic case studies on Green ICT or ICT resource management

Deadlines and submission dates
June 1st, 2009 Two page outline prior full paper deadline is optional - guest editors can advise on the suitability of a proposed paper submission
October 1st, 2009 Deadline call for papers January 1st, 2010 First review cycle completed April 1st, 2010 Second review cycle and final acceptance
May 1st, 2010 Camera-ready papers for productions Summer/fall 2010 Planned publication

Information for authors

Online submission details
http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions
Author guidelines
http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

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