HICSS 2022:Technological, Educational, and Organizational Impacts of Pandemics


Technological, Educational, and Organizational Impacts of Pandemics

1                   Track Description

The world has faced an unprecedented catastrophe in the COVID-19 pandemic. The unusual circumstances created by COVID-19’s rapid spread provide a unique opportunity to study the role of Information Systems and Technology in supporting people through this pandemic and beyond. This minitrack considers topics related to the pandemic’s impacts on jobs and work (for both employers and employees), education and educational institutions (including learners and educators), family and home life (including life-changes for adults and children), and global society. In this minitrack, we welcome submissions of full research papers or research in progress, including theory articles, literature reviews, teaching cases, or studies employing qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and design science research methods.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, technology’s role in addressing:

  • Opportunities and challenges in the era of COVID-19
  • Consequences of COVID-19 on work, education, and society
  • Working from home during lockdowns
  • Adjusting to the “new normal”
  • Best practices in education and work contexts
  • Digital transformation and the future of work and education
  • Using ICT to foster learning, working, and social activities
  • Social isolation and well-being
  • Work-life boundaries and conflicts
  • Implications for policy and practice
  • Nontraditional virtual teams
  • Social and business norms
  • Disaster plans and business continuity planning
  • Resource sharing challenges
  • COVID-19-related financial implications for businesses and software vendors

2                   Submission

In this track, we welcome submissions – either as full research or research in progress. Submission instructions and templates are to be found under the link (https://hicss.hawaii.edu/authors/).

3                   Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2021 | 11:59 pm HST
  • Acceptance notification: August 17, 2021
  • HICSS conference: January 4–7, 2022

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