A panel proposal titled “Turning the Dark Side of Social Media Bright! The Case of Immigration in the USA and Germany” has been accepted at the twenty-fifth annual Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2019) to be held in August, 2019, in Cancun, Mexico.
The panel will include one moderator (Safa’a AbuJarour) and three panelists (Haya Ajjan, Jane Fedorowicz, and Antonia Köster).
Challenges of integration and social inclusion have been on top of the agenda for many political leaders in Europe and the USA. The Information Systems community has invested significant effort in researching immigrants and especially refugees, seeking to better understand how to facilitate social inclusion processes. This panel will look at multiple viewpoints on the topic of immigration, specifically showing how technology can both support and prevent immigrants from succeeding in their quest. It further aims to stimulate a thoughtful and dynamic discussion on best practices and recommendations to enhance the discipline’s impact on alleviating the challenges that occur for immigrants in their host countries.
AbuJarour, S., Ajjan, H., Fedorowicz, J., Köster, A. (2019) “Turning the Dark Side of Social Media Bright! The Case of Immigration in the USA and Germany”, Panel, 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Cancun, 2019.