2011-10-02 | Call for papers "The Social Dimension of Information Systems: In Memoriam Prof. Alessandro D’Atri"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 4 jul 2011, 1:21 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 14 nov 2011, 14:14 por José María Díaz Nafría ]

Extended deadline: 02-Oct-2011 (formerly 25-Sep-2011)

Call for Paper

The Social Dimension of Information Systems: In Memoriam Prof. Alessandro D’Atri


With the untimely passing of Professor Alessandro D’Atri in April 2011, the information systems community lost an important figure. Professor D’Atri was a highly accomplished scholar, an innovative educator, and an inspirational leader.  As a scholar, he made significant contributions to many diverse areas of information technology, ranging from computational complexity and graph algorithms, to database theory and database user interfaces, to virtual enterprises, business organization and e-commerce.  As a career educator, Professor D’Atri held teaching positions at half a dozen universities, where he taught a great variety of courses to students at all levels, and has nurtured an impressive number of young scholars.  Among his many accomplishments as a leader, Professor D’Atri founded the enterprising CeRSI Research Centre for Information Systems Research in LUISS University in Rome, he was the founder of ItAIS, the Italian Chapter of the International Association for Information Systems, and he served as a permanent consultant to the Italian Ministry of Research and Universities.

Professor D’Atri was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, and, in recognition, the journal will dedicate a special issue to his memory. The guest editors for this issue are Antonio Marturano from the Faculty of Economics at LUISS University of Rome and Amihai Motro from the Computer Science Department at George Mason University.

The editors are soliciting high-quality papers describing original research from those who were influenced by the work of Professor D'Atri, and particularly (but not exclusively) former students or colleagues of the Professor. Contributions should be within the broad scope of the journal, and should focus on The Social Dimension of Information Systems.  Suggested areas include (but are not limited to): ethical issues in IS, IS and sustainability, Health Information Systems, E-business and E-government, E-services in the private and public sectors, the social impact of online education and online communities, IS design and development methodologies, IS quality, the impact of IT on organizations, information and knowledge management, human-computer interaction, and virtual organizations and enterprises. 

Manuscripts should be in English, should not exceed 7,000 words, and should comply with the guidelines outlined in


Manuscripts should be submitted via the online submission system

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jices; (at step 5 of the submission process, please select the special issue from options in the drop-down box)

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is September 25, 2011. (extended till 02/10/2011)

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Antonio Marturano at marturano@btinternet.com