Special Sections

JITTA features special sections to stimulate publications in selected areas of IS research. These sections serve as standing call for papers, which are lead by senior editors of the journal. Please find the current list sections below (in alphabetical order).

Big Data Analytics

Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, Senior Editor

As of 2013, about 5 exabytes of data are created each day, and that number is doubling every 40 months or so. More data cross the internet every second than were stored in the entire internet just 10 years ago. The enormous amount of digital data being produced and consumed in the world today is causing a paradigm shift in the world of analytics. The term “Big Data” refers to a wide range of data sets almost impossible to manage and process using traditional data management tools, due to complexities arising not only from their volume but also more importantly from the heterogeneity or variety and speed of generation. Big data includes both structured and unstructured data from various sources including, transactions, social media, mobile applications and the internet of things. To gain actionable insights from Big Data, we need completely new ways to explore, manipulate, extract, refine, visualize and analyze Big Data. We also need new modeling techniques for predicting outcomes using Big Data.

The section on Big Data Analytics solicits original research on techniques and models for analytics with results from testing them on real world big data sets in domains including but not restricted to health care and business. Papers should go beyond conceptual descriptions and theoretical models and algorithms. In particular we encourage authors to present research that demonstrates value from the use of Big data analytics techniques and models. We also welcome papers that focus on the development and use of innovative techniques for big data visualization and large scale network analysis.

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Business Process Management

Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Senior Editor

Designing, maintaining and growing process orientation as a guiding principle in the design and analysis of information systems and work systems is the cornerstone of Business Process Management (BPM). At the heart of BPM are process-aware information systems that shift the attention of information systems engineers, managers and users from data and objects to the processes of the organizational environment.

The special section on BPM is welcoming submissions that provide original and novel contributions to our understanding of business process designs, management of business processes, and process-aware information systems. Contributions are sought from perspectives of information systems engineering, management science or design science as they relate to our understanding of how business process can be managed, enacted, supported or innovated. Different types of manuscripts will fit the section, including traditional research articles, critical review papers, research commentaries, and methodological essays as they relate to BPM. The section is particularly welcoming thought-provoking, inter-disciplinary and path-breaking articles that propose bold new ideas and offer fresh insights on traditional as well as emerging BPM topics.

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Human-Centered IS and Neuro IS

René Riedl, University of Linz, Senior Editor

Human interaction with information and communication technologies (ICT) has become a ubiquitous element in business organizations and in society in general. Humans use ICT to accomplish organizational and private tasks (e.g., use of an enterprise system or an online shop), and Information Systems (IS) research studies, among other topics, the effects of this use process (e.g., performance, productivity, well-being). However, while prior IS and computing research often had a focus on ICT, tasks, or on their interaction, during the past two decades increasingly more research has become focused on the human aspects of the interaction process. This resulted in the genesis and development of a research field referred to as human-centered computing. A major characteristic of this field is that states and processes related to the user (e.g., emotions), as well as use context (e.g., social environment), become an integral part of the research agenda, shifting attention to the human aspects of systems development and use. Moreover, the increased availability of neuroscience methods, tools, and theories has resulted in the development of a field referred to as NeuroIS. In essence, this field makes use of neuroscience and neurophysiological methods, tools, and theories to better understand the design, development, and use of ICT in organizations and society.

The goal of this section is to provide a forum for new insight into the users’ cognitive, affective, and physiological processes during systems development and human-computer interaction processes. Moreover, research with a focus on the design of information systems is welcome, including neuro-adaptive systems (i.e., information systems that capture physiological indicators of the user in real-time to adjust the interface accordingly), applications based on gamification, and ergonomic investigations. Also, research examining the positive and negative emotions related to systems use is welcome. Example topics include, but are not limited to: flow experience, hedonic information systems, biofeedback, human information behavior, information systems and addiction, user experience, usability engineering, and mobile computing with a focus on the human element.

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