Information Infrastructures Workshop
Gordon Haywood and Hajar Mozaffar, two of our PhD students, have organised our second workshop on Information Infrastructures in Edinburgh 9th – 11th October 2012. Details on the workshop website.
From their blurb: “This workshop will focus on the emergence and continuing evolution of new kinds of information infrastructures (IIs) in business, the corporate world and other settings. By connecting a growing number of systems and data, Information Infrastructures support user work in everyday life, but also bring about increased organizational and technological complexity. As IIs permeate an increasingly broad range of social and institutional contexts, they generate both new kinds of challenges for information systems development, and new social, organizational and market forms as foci for social study. The workshop will bring together researchers to share empirical studies, analytical approaches and methodological concerns in the understanding of Information Infrastructures innovation, and to explore what the future holds for research in this area.”
They have Eric Monteiro (NTNU, Norway), David Ribes (Georgetown University, USA), Geoff Walsham (University of Cambridge) and Steve Sawyer (Syracuse University, USA) as keynote speakers, supported by an interesting international range of papers.