The track on advances in methods, theories, and philosophy continues the ICIS tradition by inviting IS scholars to engage with fundamental questions of the nature and purpose of IS research and theorizing, to critically reflect on philosophical underpinnings and methodological developments, and to envisage advances that would inspire future scholarly endeavors.

Rapid, ubiquitous digitalization is not only an ever-present subject of our inquiries, it also poses growing concerns regarding social, organizational and individual issues. With its focus on the social, the technological and the human, the IS discipline has unique opportunities and responsibilities in investigating, understanding, and theorizing digital phenomena. We have unique opportunities due to our systemic, holistic, multi-faceted, and multi-paradigmatic inquiries into the technological, social, and human aspects of digitalization.

Furthermore, we have unique responsibilities for identifying, drawing attention to, and explaining the dangers and detrimental social effects of, problematic digitalization practices (such as digital surveillance; digital discrimination and depravation of the most vulnerable) often imposed under the banner of “technological progress.” With our inquiries, our theorizing, and the knowledge that we create, we all participate in the making of our shared digital world and the remaking of our humanity.

Track Co-Chairs Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, Ph.D., University of New South Wales
Aron Lindberg, Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology
Tuure Tuunanen, Ph.D., University of Jyväskylä

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Monday, December 12th
12:00 AM

A New Way to Reflect the IS Identity? Uncovering the Intellectual Core of Podcasts

Eduard Anton, University of Osnabrück
Thuy Duong Oesterreich, Osnabrück University
Julian Schuir, University of Osnabrück
Frank Teuteberg, Osnabrück University

12:00 AM

Dialectical Inquiry in Information Systems Research: A Synthesis of Principles

Raffaele Fabio Ciriello, University of Sydney
Lars Mathiassen, Georgia State University

12:00 AM

Digital Mesh: On the Rise of Mesh Computing

Gongtai Wang, The University of Queensland

12:00 AM

Early-Stage Construct Development Practices in IS Research: A 2000-2020 Review

Jean-Charles Pillet, TBS Business School
Claudio Vitari, Aix Marseille Univ, Université de Toulon, CERGAM
Jackie London, Loyola University Maryland
Kevin D. Matthews, University of North Carolina Wilmington

12:00 AM

Habermasian discourse on digitalisation of governmental services – testing discourse ethical framework for communication

Anne-Marie Tuikka, University of Turku
Jani Koskinen, University of Turku
Kai K. Kimppa, University of Turku

12:00 AM

Material-Affective Assemblage Thinking in Researching Scalar Phenomena

Shama Patel, Copenhagen Business School
Mathias Tinghøj Hansen, Copenhagen Business School

12:00 AM

Page-Rewriting Digital Experiments – An Approach to Digital Field Experiments and a Demonstration in Carbon Offsetting

Felix Dörpmund, Technical University of Munich
Friedrich Chasin, University of Muenster

12:00 AM

Ratio and Intellectus: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Understanding Human and Artificial Intelligence

Lena Hylving, School of Information Technology
Dina Koutsikouri, Department of Applied IT
Jonna Bornemark, Center for studies in practical knowledge
Susanne Lindberg, School of Information Technology

12:00 AM

Studying the Co-evolution of Individual Actions and Emergent Social Structures using Digital Trace Data

Thomas Grisold, University of Liechtenstein
Michael Gau, University of Liechtenstein
Youngjin Yoo, Case Western Reserve University

12:00 AM

Theorizing the Concept of Agency in Human-Algorithmic Ensembles with a Socio-Technical Lens

Christian Meske, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
Pauline M. Kuss, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

12:00 AM

Unveiling the Cloak: Kernel Theory Use in Design Science Research

Frederik Möller, TU Dortmund University
Thorsten Schoormann, University of Hildesheim
Gero Strobel, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Magnus Rotvit Perlt Hansen, Roskilde University

12:00 AM