Purpose, Goal and Topics

The main purpose of the workshop is to arrange discussions on using a socio-technical perspective in organizational system development, the long term goal being to make this workshop a meeting place for the community of researchers and practitioners interested in the socio-technical approach.

Following the purpose, only part of the workshop is devoted to presentations, the rest is designated for collaborative work. This year we follow the practice¬† introduced at STPIS’17 and will be working on a real case from the local industry, see summary in BusinessCase.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Case studies using socio-technical approach
  2. Information system design using socio-technical approach
  3. Socio-technical comparative studies of technology/IS adoption
  4. Socio-technical analysis, design, development and integration of
    – health care systems
    – crisis management systems
    – information security management systems
    – learning systems
    – privacy enhanced technology
  5. Information- and Cyber-security from a socio-technical perspective
  6. Ethnographic and Anthropological aspects of IS design and adoption
  7. IT business alignment from a socio-technical perspective
  8. Using Viable System Model (VSM) for analysis and design of socio-technical systems