Track: Green IS/IT and Sustainability

Track Co-chairs:

Adela CHEN, Colorado State University,

Rohit NISHANT, Rennes School of Business,

Thompson S.H. TEO, National University of Singapore,

Description and Topics of Interest:

Sustainability issues represent urgent global challenges with complexity on individual, organizational, societal, cultural, technical, social, regulatory, and economic dimensions. The Information Systems (IS) discipline is uniquely positioned to address the sustainability challenges because of its ability to engage with the design, development, deployment, assessment, and management of environmentally sustainable products and practices. The central role of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) in today’s world suggests that green IS/IT is a key component of our solution to these challenges. IS/IT have diverse impacts on sustainability, which can be actual or potential, positive or negative, short-term or long-term, and intended or unexpected.

The Green IS/IT and Sustainability track welcomes theoretical and empirical perspectives on the role of IS/IT in addressing the sustainability concerns and challenges. We invite contributions from a broad spectrum of disciplines (e.g., IS, management, marketing, psychology, sociology, computer science, engineering, etc.) that have interest in green IS/IT and sustainability. Rigorous and relevant IS studies that address the sustainability issues with a wide variety methods (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, design-oriented, etc.) will contribute to the Green IS/IT and sustainability phenomena.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption and impact of green IS/IT and sustainability practices
  • Environmental management systems
  • Theories for green IS/IT and sustainability
  • Case studies of green IS/IT and sustainability
  • Human and green devices and products
  • Green initiatives through latest innovations
  • Energy resource management and energy informatics applications
  • Sustainable business process management
  • Green government and sustainable approach
  • Green service/marketing using technologies
  • The sustainability of green IS/IT initiatives
  • IS/IT solutions for a more sustainable society
  • Responsible societal innovations using IS/IT
  • Sustainable and unsustainable IS/IT
  • Sustainable business practices and processes including greener supply chains
  • Energy and environmental informatics