AIS SIG-Health

A Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Systems

October 10th, 2014

October 2014 Update

Board reports are posted in the Forum section. The October Board Report was completed. Expect a summary of all events in our newsletters.

The AIS Journal Club Webinar #6, titled “Underpinning a Guiding Theory of Patient-Centered E-Health“, will take place on October 15th at 1pm, EDT. Click here for details.

The Call for Papers for the AIS Transactions in Human-Computer Interaction Special Issue on Human-Computer Interaction in Health and Wellness deadline is November 30th, 2014. Click here for details.

The Fall Newsletter will be here soon. If you have an update, please send it to our newsletter editor Jim Ryan ( by October 20.

Don’t know what update you can send? Here are some ideas:

- Did you change jobs? Let us know!

- Did you publish work in a medical journal? Let us know! There was a special request at our last annual meeting at AMCIS for sharing this information.

- Are you starting a new initiative? A symposium? A workshop? Tell use about it.

- Have a call-for-papers you would like to share? Just send them to us. We will help you promote.

And of course other items are welcome.

In a short while … we will have more social and interactive tools at our disposal.

- Gondy Leroy, President SIG-Health

August 20th, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction on Human-Computer Interaction in Health and Wellness

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: End of day, November 30, 2014
  • Initial review decision returned to authors: By January 15, 2015

AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction(THCI)

THCI is a high-quality peer-reviewed international scholarly journal on Human-Computer Interaction. It is published by AIS ( and sponsored by AIS SIGHCI ( As an AIS journal, THCI is oriented to the Information Systems community, emphasizing applications in business, managerial, organizational, and cultural contexts. However, it is open to all related communities that share intellectual interests in HCI phenomena and issues. The editorial objective is to enhance and communicate knowledge about the interplay among humans, information, technologies, and tasks in order to guide the development and use of human-centered Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and services for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.

Special Issue Objective

AIS SIG-Health and SIGHCI are jointly sponsoring this special issue to motivate high-quality research in areas of health and wellness that overlap human-computer interaction topics. We invite all related research topics and methods. However, priority will be placed on selecting papers that:

  • Clearly address topics related to both HCI and Health/Wellness
  • Incorporate development and/or empirical evaluation of theory that is testable (i.e., falsifiable)

Submission, Reviewing and Acceptance Process

  • Submit papers as email attachments in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to Vance Wilson ( Expect your submission to be acknowledged within 48 hours.
  • Reviewing will be performed by individuals selected for expertise and interest in the
    topic area.

Submission Format

Ideal papers will be no more than 35 pages in length (8000 words), double spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, following THCI guidelines ( Longer papers will be considered if the length is well motivated.

Special Issue Editors

  • Vance Wilson, Immediate Past President, SIG-Health, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (
  • Soussan Djamasbi, Past Chair, SIGHCI, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (