Track Proposal Accepted at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2020)

Safa’a AbuJarour will serve as a Track Chair, together with the co-chairs Antonio Diaz Andrade and Wafa Elgarah, for the track titles “Digital Inclusion in Education, Work, and Society” at the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2020) to be held in June 15 – 17, 2020, in Marrakech, Morocco.

Track Description:

Recent developments in digital technology have been reshaping almost all aspects of our lives, including work, education, and social life. Despite the many opportunities digital technologies bring about, they come with challenges that the academic community cannot ignore.

This track covers an evolving idea that is highly relevant to the Information Systems field: Digital Inclusion. The goal of this track is to raise awareness and generate scholarly debates about the opportunities and barriers for digital inclusion in our ever increasingly interconnected world. While the role digital technology plays in society has received attention in the last few years, research in this area is still fragmented. The need to produce a coherent body of literature that theorizes on the consequences of digital technology on individuals and social groups is still a pending task.

In line with the conference theme, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity in a Digitizing World, this track responds to the aspiration for a more just society, in which digital technologies are an integral part. In this track, we welcome submissions – either as full research or research in progress – that analyze the role digital technologies play in different dimensions of contemporary life.

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