Workshops & Ancillary Meetings

ADDITIONAL AMCIS WORKSHOPS & ANCILLARY MEETINGS While registering for AMCIS 2021, be sure to review the many exciting workshops and ancillary meetings being offered! If you have previously registered for AMCIS 2021, but would like to modify your registration by adding on a meeting, please follow the steps below:

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Monday, August 9

Monday, August 9, 2021- 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM EDT

Monday, August 9, 2021- 8:00 AM- 9:30 AM EDT

AMCIS SIG Culture Business Meeting
Open to all SIG Culture Members

Monday, August 9, 2021- 1:00 PM-4:00 PM EDT

This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the blockchain network Ethereum, including the use of its cryptocurrency Ether and the development of basic smart contracts using the Solidity programming language.

Monday, August 9, 2021- 1:00 PM-3:00 PM EDT.

Monday, August 9, 2021- 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM EDT

The SIGs on Decision Support, Ontology-Driven IS and SAS invite you to this workshop that invites participants to learn and discuss curricula strategies along with presenting resources and exercises for data analytics. Insight into program development and growth will be provided. Audience participation is encouraged.

Monday, August 9, 2021- 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EDT

The PDS will interest IS scholars and educators who want to develop critical empirical work and pedagogical approaches that advance equity and social inclusion. The session will begin with a short introduction to SIG SI, its purpose and current initiatives, followed by an overview of critical approaches as they apply to IS research and pedagogy. The PDS will then provide examples showing how to ground IS research and pedagogy in critical theories and methods.

Monday, August 9, 2021- 2:00 PM- 3:00 AM EDT

SPONSORED BY: Prospect Press We have developed a custom virtual machine to provide hands-on lab activities for courses covering Data Communications, Networks, and IT Infrastructure, which we will demo at this workshop. These activities help students gain a practical understanding of the logical layers in the OSI model. These labs come at no additional cost with Business Data Communication & IT Infrastructures from Prospect Press and are useful in hybrid, online, and flipped classroom formats and traditional in-person delivery.

Presented by Manish Agrawal and Clinton Daniel, both of University of South Florida

Monday, August 9, 2021- 3:00 PM-4:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, August 10

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 7:30 AM-9:30 AM EDT

As we continue to forge ahead with our data-informed environment, we have learned some key lessons in analytics and AI over the recent years that can better position us for the years ahead. This symposium will feature invited VPs and other senior leaders of Analytics of leading organizations to share their insights on their successes, failures, and promises for the next generation of Analytics/IS professionals.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 8:00 AM-9:30 AM EDT

A workshop on coding causal and process models as graphs for enhanced literature reviewing by the Theory Research Exchange (T-Rex) project team.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 8:00 AM- 9:30 AM EDT

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 3:00 PM-5:00 PM EDT

Focused on mentoring Associate Professors and people making choices for middle of their career paths.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 3:00 PM-5:00 PM EDT

This workshop is intended to enrich sustainability literature in IS by introducing an emergent concept, that is responsible innovation (RI), and its application in IS field. To this end, the workshop provides the audience with fictive cases that aim to find solutions to different situations where a responsible innovation approach could be applied. This workshop provides the opportunity to discuss what could be the appropriate ways to integrating RI in IS teaching and IS research.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 3:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

The SIG on Decision Support and Analytics, University of Arkansas and SAS would like to invite you to this workshop that provides hands-on training in the SAS Viya analytics applications. The workshop will focus on connecting directly from SAS Viya to the Dillards data set that resides on the Teradata Intelliflex platform at the University of Arkansas. This dataset is updated weekly by Dillards and allows predictive analytics along with machine learning.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 3:00 PM-4:30 PM EDT

Many faculty members view academic leadership in their universities with some trepidation while others are very interested in the possibilities it presents. In this PDS organized by the College of Academic Leadership, we examine the transition points in academe – the first job in university administration – with the intent of demystifying the journey from faculty member to academic leader. The five panelists will be experienced current or former department chairs, deans, and associate deans.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 4:00 PM-5:00 PM EDT

The IS field has acknowledged it has gaps in gender and racial equity. Fewer women choose to study IS, as students or faculty, but how can we improve that? This panel will present current, ongoing studies and activities to collect data about the experiences of women and underserved populations lacking from IS academia and classrooms, including what types of data are needed, sources of this data, and how to begin collecting it from within universities. Panelists will present ideas from all three AIS regions, with special care to discuss how these concepts differ within and between regions. The goal of this panel is to identify missing but critical data related to diversity in IS and to spotlight important work being done to collect and analyze this data worldwide. Conference attendees will learn how they can participate in these efforts and discuss obstacles or barriers that they may face.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 5:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

Join us for the annual get together of the SIG ITProjMgmt, where we invite members of the academia and the industry to connect each other. This is a great way for members to stay in touch and network for potential collaboration opportunities.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021- 5:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

Women’s Networking Session: open to all conference participants

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 7:30 AM-9:00 AM EDT

Cloud computing has quickly become a significant portion of enterprise infrastructure and a desired skill for information systems students. Here, we will discuss our experiences with incorporating cloud computing in our courses. We will look at the specific topics that have worked well, issues that we encountered and resources that we have found helpful. In particular, we will present educational resources that are available from various cloud providers and particularly from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM EDT

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM EDT

This workshop details the design and structure of a completely redesigned approach to digital innovation/transformation/entrepreneurship projects in the required MBA IS course and upper-level undergraduate IS course. Learn about projects that challenge students to focus on digital-enabled systems, be analytical, data-driven, yet creative thinkers, and great collaborators. We will discuss new models and best practices for IS projects and welcome attendees’ ideas and participation. Presented by Gabe Piccoli, Louisiana State University & University of Pavia.

Presented by Gabe Piccoli, Louisiana State University & University of Pavia

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM EDT

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 3:00 PM-5:00 PM EDT

This workshop is intended to bring together both experienced and inexperienced reviewers to discuss strategies to review in such a way as to respect effort of authors with a view towards helping authors reach the potential of their papers while also respecting the time and effort of reviewers. Attendees will be asked to bring two reviews –one they found extremely helpful and one they found extremely unhelpful (or even harmful)–to form the basis of discussion.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 3:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), a set-theoretic method to build a configurational theory, has been drawing increasing attention of IS researchers interested in investigating these complex digital phenomena using a configurational approach within a systems perspective. QCA integrates the strengths of both case-oriented qualitative methods and variable-oriented quantitative methods. This workshop will foster discussion about how QCA can help IS researchers build novel, richer theories and help IS scholars apply QCA to their research.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 3:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

The SIG on Ontology Driven Intelligent Systems and SAS Inc. invite you to the workshop on AI and Deep Learning using SAS Viya. This workshop focuses on building basic machine learning models in SAS Viya. The Viya platform integrates many of the tools offered by SAS. Participants will get hands-on experience working with SAS Studio and Visual Analytics for building ML models such as decision trees and neural networks. Classroom teaching will also be discussed.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Annual general meeting of SIG OSRA – open to SIG OSRA members and everyone who is interested in getting involved.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021- 7:30 AM-9:30 AM EDT

Institutional Curriculum Mapping to the IS2020 Competency Model

Thursday, August 12, 2021- 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM EDT

Thursday, August 11, 2021- 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM EDT

Thursday, August 12, 2021-4:00 PM- 5:00 PM EDT

SPONSORED BY: Prospect Press To describe functional requirements, agile approaches prefer the brevity of user stories over more detailed use cases. But many software projects are inconsistent with agile assumptions, leading to the familiar idea of elaborating user stories with use cases. However, little specific guidance exists for doing this. This workshop provides that guidance, including a tutorial example. Further, we illustrate how use case principles can improve writing user stories, even when use cases, themselves, are not employed.

Presented by Gary Spurrier and Heikki Topi

Thursday, August 12, 2021- 4:00 PM-6:00 PM EDT

This workshop presents (1) an understanding of theory; (2) the nature of process and identification of various types thereof; (3) how IS is a domain exemplified by process and why process theory should be welcomed in IS; (4) approaches to studying IS phenomena as process theory; and (5) developing “infrastructure’ for evaluating process theory and establishing its credibility. Session will be participative and focus on participants’ areas of interest.

Participants will submit a short paragraph describing their interest in the topic and how they might use its content in the future.

Thursday, August 12, 2021- 4:00 PM-5:30 PM EDT

Universities do not always reflect the demographics of the populations they serve or their student bodies. Developing competencies in and leading programs focused on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is a way that university administrators can lead their institutions to be more representative of the communities they are embedded in. Five panelists with experience in leading EDI initiatives – from informal, ground roots efforts to structured programs – discusses their lessons learned from leading diversity.

Thursday, August 12, 2021- 4:00 PM-5:30 PM EDT

Final session of Paper Development Sprint. Authors of finalist papers will briefly present their research and experience during the Sprint.

Thursday, August 12, 2021- 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Annual SIGHealth Business Meeting, which is open to all past, present, and future SIG members.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021- 7:30 AM-9:00 AM EDT

The AIS Chapter Germany Members Reception is a virtual reception that includes PhD poster sessions and a virtual escape room event – great opportunities to discuss and network.

Friday, August 13, 2021- 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM EDT

Friday, August 13, 2021- 9:00 AM

Annual Meeting of SIG Leadership in IT