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. Report on the practical exercise from STPIS’17 can be downloaded from here.

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