Action in Language, Organisations and Information Systems

We invite researchers interested in action-theoretic understanding to submit a paper to this workshop "Action in Language, Organisations and Information Systems" (ALOIS 2004).

The area for the workshop is rather broad. Unifying is an interest for the action notion as a primary tool for interpretation, description and explanation. The list below, which presents broad sub-topics should not be seen as exhaustive.
We emphasise papers concerning the interplay between information systems and organisational issues. In the name of the workshop we have also included "language". This is done since we think that language has a decisive role for information systems and interaction in organisations.

List of possible topics:

  • The social interaction of business processes
  • Action and communication in organisational coordination and collaboration
  • Negotiation and exchange processes of electronic commerce
  • Pragmatics of knowledge management
  • Management and strategy of organisational change
  • Action oriented theorisation of IT artefacts
  • User interfaces as languages for action
  • Actability vs. usability
  • Workpractice languages and IS development
  • The language and action of IS methods
  • The social action and interaction of IS design
  • User - designer interaction in IS development
  • Learning in IS development
  • The practices of requirements engineering
  • IS usage as language games
  • IS usage, organisational actions and effects
  • Pragmatic evaluation of information systems
  • Practice epistemologies
  • Research strategies and methods for pragmatic studies
  • Comparison between different action-theoretic positions

Please look at last years proceedings! We encourage authors to try to relate their submissions to some of last year's papers. This should be done with the purpose of cumulative growth and establishing an ALOIS tradition.

Call for papers (155Kb)