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[ecrea] Call for Papers: MIS Quarterly Special Issue on Information Systems for Symbolic Action

Fri Dec 09 16:53:58 GMT 2011

Call for Papers:
MIS Quarterly Special Issue on Information Systems for Symbolic Action: Social Media and Beyond
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2012*

Guest Editors:

Mark Aakhus, Rutgers University ((aakhus /at/
Pär J. Ågerfalk, Uppsala University ((par.agerfalk /at/
Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University ((kalle /at/
Dov Te'eni, Tel Aviv University ((teeni /at/

This special issue aims to foster Information Systems research in understanding, illustrating, and explaining how IS forms an inherent aspect of human activity and a means of symbolic action. We invite submissions that advance IS theory and research on the intersection of information systems and symbolic action through theoretical review, analysis, and development, empirical and design studies, or large-scale empirics and methodology development. Central issues to be tackled revolve around novel conceptualizations of IS, uses and design of IS, and methods for investigating IS as grounds, means, and outcomes of symbolic action. (The full call is available here:

Potential authors that would appreciate early feedback regarding the suitability of their material to the special issue are encouraged to submit a research-in-progress version of their manuscript to a developmental workshop that will be organized in conjunction with ICIS 2011. (Potential authors may also send inquiries to the editors that include extended abstracts for advice about relevance to the special issue.) The plan is to invite authors of papers that pass the first round of review to a second developmental workshop in conjunction with ECIS 2012. These workshops are not mandatory but are strongly encouraged as they aim to support authors in preparing and developing their manuscripts. Both workshops will be hosted by the AIS Special Interest Group on Pragmatist IS Research (SIGPrag). More information about these events will be announced at

*Submission deadline for the ICIS 2011 workshop is August 1, 2011.*

Submission Deadline for Special Issue: February 1, 2012

The full call for papers is available on the MIS Quarterly’s web site at

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