Thursday 25 June 2020, 1–5pm

In 2020 the world turned upside down: one particular consequence has been the most marked shift to digital forms of social interaction we are likely to see in our lifetimes. This is a workshop to explore how research in Information Systems and related fields might (and perhaps should) change in response, by bringing together a range of information systems researchers to engage in reflection and futurology.

We will not dwell on COVID, choosing to focus instead on imagining what sort of changes may ensue – and speculating on how these are likely to affect our disciplines. The workshop will be informed by futures research (Chiasson, Davidson et al. 2018) and consist of short presentations on imagined changes, followed by structured discussion and debate.

Confirmed speakers: Michael Barrett, Mareike Möhlmann, Edgar Whitely, Mike Chiasson Francois-Xavier Devaujany, Mark Thompson, Will Venters, and Wendy Günther.