AIS SIG-Health

A Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Systems

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
November 3rd, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: E-health and Telecommunications in Healthcare (ETH) Mini-Symposium at WTS 2014


April 9-11, 2014, Washington DC, USA

Technical Co-Sponsor: IEEE Communications Society

We invite the submission of applied research papers to the E-health and Telecommunications in Healthcare (ETH) Mini-Symposium at the 13th Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2014, which will be held April 9-11, 2014 in Washington DC, USA. For further information, visit

The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium brings together industry professionals and academics from companies, governmental agencies, and universities around the world to exchange information on advances in mobile communications and wireless networking technology, applications, management, and security. Past WTS participants have included Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Chairman and Co-Founder of QUALCOMM; Mike Lazaridis, Founder and Vice Chairman, Research In Motion; and Dr. Vinton Cerf, Dr. Robert Kahn, and Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, Internet pioneers.

The theme for WTS 2014 will be “Wireless Communications in a Connected World”. Planned highlights of WTS 2014 include executive presentations and keynote addresses; presentations of accepted academic and practitioner research papers; panel discussions; tutorials and workshops; a poster paper session; and a doctoral students’ session. Accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore. The proceedings also will be distributed at the Symposium via a CD. Awards will be given for the most outstanding paper presented and best graduate and undergraduate student papers presented. Some selected high quality papers from WTS 2014 will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications & Networking, IGI Global publisher, pending their successful extension and an expedited review process.

Topic areas of interest in the E-health and Telecommunications in Healthcare Mini-Symposium include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Networking Technologies for Healthcare
  • Infrastructure for E-health/M-health
  • Wireless in Healthcare
  • E-health/M-health Architectures
  • Management of Healthcare Technologies
  • Wireless for Managing Chronic Diseases
  • Mobile Devices in Healthcare
  • Smart Infrastructures for Healthcare

Extended versions of some of the papers in this mini-symposium will be invited for IEEE Access and/or IEEE Computer.

Important Dates

  • January 12, 2014: Paper submission deadline
  • February 9, 2014 Notification of acceptance
  • March 9, 2014 Camera-ready submissions

Submit your papers as part of the regular conference. The author guidelines are available at:

WTS 2014 ETH Program Committee Chair

Dr. Upkar Varshney, Georgia State University, USA

WTS Committee Chairs

General Chair: Dr. Steven Powell, Cal Poly Pomona

Program Chair: Dr. JP Shim, Georgia St. Univ.