AIS SIG-Health

A Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Systems

April 29th, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: WHITE 2014: 5th Annual Workshop on Health IT & Economics

October 10-11th, Washington, DC

Chair: Ritu Agarwal

Program co-chairs: Guodong (Gordon) Gao and Jeffrey S. McCullough

We are pleased to announce the call for submissions to the 5th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE). Driven by the continuing digitization of medical information, rapid innovations in technology, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the landscape of healthcare is changing dramatically. New challenges emerge every day regarding the design, management,utilization, and evaluation of health IT to support the mission of improving quality and reducing costs. They represent unprecedented research opportunities that have the potential to influence both policymakers and practitioners. WHITE is a health IT summit that gathers prominent scholars in a multidisciplinary setting. Inaugurated in 2010, each year WHITE attracts over 100 scholars and thought leaders from more than 40 institutions. This workshop provides a forum for researchers to disseminate their work and network within a growing and vibrant community. WHITE also fosters collaborations between academia, government, and industry.

We solicit papers on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, the following: health IT adoption barriers; assimilation of health IT into workflows and organizations; impacts of health IT investments; measures and incentives for meaningful use; business models for health information exchange; IT-enabled new organization forms and delivery processes; market competition and health insurance exchange; health 2.0 and empowering patients; quality transparency and public reporting; as well as big data and medical analytics.

The 5th Annual WHITE will be held in Washington DC, center of health policy debates, on October 10-11th, 2014. The conference is hosted by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business of University of Maryland. CHIDS ( was established in 2005, and is the first academic research center focused on health information and decision systems in a leading business school. Partial support for WHITE is provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Please submit an extended abstract of no more than 5 pages (11-point font, one-inch margins on four sides, double-spaced) to by Aug 15th, 2014. Authors may also submit full papers, in addition to the abstract. Submissions will be reviewed for novelty, rigor, and policy impact.

This year WHITE will give awards for Best Paper, Best Student-Authored Paper, and Young Researcher. The latter two awards are given to papers with either a student or junior researcher as the lead author. To be considered for the awards, full papers should be submitted to by September 15th, 2014. Please check for further information and updates, as well as opportunities to become a sponsor for the workshop. If you are new to WHITE, programs and photo albums of previous years are available on the website for your perusal.

We look forward to your participation.

Note: WHITE does not assume copyright over work accepted for presentation.

December 5th, 2013

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Papers in Human-Computer Interaction in Health and Wellness

2014 Research Workshop Jointly Hosted by Association for Information Systems (AIS) SIG-Health and SIGHCI

Special Issue of AIS Transactions in Human-Computer Interaction


  • UPDATED Research Workshop Submissions Due from Authors: June 1, 2014
  • Acceptance Notifications Will Be Returned to Authors by: June 15, 2014
  • Workshop Camera Ready Papers Due from Authors: July 15, 2014
  • The Research Workshop will be hosted in conjunction with AMCIS 2014 in Savannah, GA, USA and is scheduled to be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014
Research Workshop Objective

The research workshop promotes the creation and refinement of scholarship that addresses the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Health and/or Wellness fields.  Several selected papers from the workshop will be invited for further development toward publication in a special issue of AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (THCI) to be titled “HCI in Health and Wellness”.

All related research topics and methods are welcomed; priority will be placed on selecting papers that:

  • Clearly address topics relating to HCI and Health and/or Wellness
  • Incorporate development and/or empirical evaluation of theory that is testable (i.e., falsifiable)
  • Are submitted in substantially complete form
Research Workshop Cost

There will be no charge for invited authors to attend the workshop.

Research Workshop Format

Workshop participants will discuss their work in small groups led by scholars with editorial experience in the areas of HCI, health, and wellness.  Discussions will be facilitated so that each author has equitable time to receive feedback.  This structure provides opportunity to strengthen the submitted papers for future journal submission.

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 program committee members selected for expertise and interest in the topic area.
  • Notification regarding acceptance of your submission will be sent via email to the submitting author.
  • Because this is a workshop rather than a paper publication venue, there is no restriction on concurrent submission of manuscripts to a conference (such as AMCIS) or a journal.
Submission Format

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

Program Committee Co-Chairs
Program Committee
  • Miguel Aguire-Urreta, DePaul University
  • Paul Ambrose, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Chad Anderson, University of Nevada-Reno
  • Norm Archer, McMaster University
  • Aaron Baird, Georgia State University
  • Izak Benbasat, University of British Columbia
  • Michael Bliemel, Dalhousie University
  • Claudia Brauer, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics
  • Rich Burkhard, San Jose State University
  • Terry Byrd, Auburn University
  • Monica Chiarini Tremblay, Florida International University
  • Joo Hee Choi, Yonsei University
  • Torkil Clemmensen, Copenhagen Business school
  • Constantinos Coursaris, Michigan State University
  • Dianne Cyr, Simon Fraser University
  • Michael Davern, University of Melbourne
  • Michael S. Dohan, Lakehead University
  • Sarah Fan, University of Melbourne
  • Dennis Galletta, University of Pittsburgh
  • Gordon Gao, University of Maryland
  • Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Biswadip Ghosh, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Kaushik Ghosh, Lamar University
  • Khaled Hassanein, McMaster University
  • Neset Hikmet, University of South Carolina
  • Kuang-Yuan Huang, McGill University
  • Netta Iivari, University of Oulu
  • Richard Johnson, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Nelson King, American University of Beirut
  • Richard Klein, Florida International University
  • Younghwa Lee, University of Northern Iowa
  • Lina Li, Baker College
  • Nick Lockwood, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Paul Lowry, City University of Hong Kong.
  • Fiona Nah, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Harold Pardue, University of South Alabama
  • R.P. Raghupathi, Fordham University
  • Jim Ryan, Troy University
  • Khawaja Saeed, Wichita State University
  • Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca, San Jose State University
  • Surendra Sarnikar, Dakota State University
  • Judy Scott, University of Colorado-Denver
  • Hong Sheng, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Sue Sherer, Lehigh University
  • Ton Spil, University of Twente
  • Heshan Sun, Clemson University
  • Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University
  • Noam Tractinsky, Ben-Gurion University
  • Horst Treiblmaier, Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics
  • Joe Valacich, University of Arizona
  • Wietske van Osch, Michigan State University
  • Doug Vogel, City University of Hong Kong
  • John Wells, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Dezhi Wu, Southern Utah University