Track Description
Sustainable digitalization implies that societies should have an interest in the long-term value effects of Information Systems. One such value effect is related to the global climate change and natural resource scarcity, which are arguably some of the most critical societal challenges of today. One other effect might be to understand the role of information systems in creating positive values for users and society as well as mitigate the more harmful values. If negative value effects are not considered in the design and use of IS, they can for instance undermine people’s health (through addiction, lack of control, perceptions of helplessness, etc.), dignity (through anonymous work conditions, technology paternalism, etc.) and general wellbeing. At the same time, Information Systems have the power to enhance human lives and create positive value. They can inform a healthy life-style, foster co-operation, make people more knowledgeable, etc.. The IS community is uniquely positioned to address these wide ranges of sustainability issues given its encompassing knowledge of both technical and social dimensions, along with a solution-oriented inclination that has been developed over five decades.

Information systems, whether they revolve around social, ethical, economic, or environmental issues, have the potential to contribute positively to the improvement of the natural environment and of society globally. This track welcomes theoretical, empirical, and interventionist perspectives on the (positive or negative) ecological sustainability of information systems (IS) as well as on the normative underpinnings of IS as an academic discipline and a practice.

Track Chairs
Saonee Sarker
Sarah Spiekermann
Anjana Susarla

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Andreas Paulsson, Stockholm University, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences
Shengnan Han, Stockholm University
Eric-Oluf Svee, Stockholm University

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Liliane Ableitner, ETH Zurich
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Sascha Lichtenberg, University of Goettingen
Alfred Benedikt Brendel, University of Goettingen
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Adrian Holzer, University of Neuchâtel

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