Call for Papers: Special issue on time and IT : Panagiota Alevizou
- Special Issue of The Information Society
"Time and Information Technology"
>Edited by Heejin Lee and Edgar A. Whitley
> The Information Society (TIS) invites authors to submit papers for a
> special issue on the topic of "Time and Information Technology".
> CALL FOR PAPERS
> Traditional notions of time and space are being challenged by information
> technology based phenomena such as the internet, globalisation of
> and virtual work. Whilst it is easy to simply describe the temporaleffects
> of these changes in terms of everything being faster, in practice themade
> changes are much more fundamental. Indeed, a useful comparison can be
> with the wholesale transformation of time perception and time disciplinetime
> that arose when mechanical clocks were introduced into societies that had
> previously based their notions of temporality on the seasonal passage of
> the sun.
> Thus, it is possible to consider time not simply as an objective,
> clock-time based phenomenon, which is typically used as a constant or an
> independent variable in studies. Instead, time can be viewed as a
> subjective, socially constructed phenomenon which can be studied as a
> dependent variable.
> This special issue of TIS hopes to further research and discussion on
> and information technology by publishing papers on aspects of this themeof
> from diverse viewpoints, in particular, from information systems,
> sociology, philosophy, computer science and organisation studies. Topics
> interest include but are by no means limited to:knowledgeable
> information technology and the social construction of time
> virtuality and temporality
> philosophy of time and information technology
> polychronicity, monochronicity and information technology
> ethnographic studies of temporal behaviour in cyberspace
> temporal implications of IT/IS generated organisational change
> the internet and new time keeping systems
> history of time, horology and information technology
> the politics of time with relevance to information technology
> time and communication behaviour
> electronic commerce and consumers' time
> discourses of time (saving/gaining time, historical and future
> orientations, etc.)
> Papers of empirical research (either qualitative or quantitative) are
> welcomed as are theoretical papers that provide new insights or state of
> the art reviews that cover diverse disciplines.
> As is common practice with special issues for The Information Society,
> authors are invited to nominate up to four reviewers who are
> about the topic (authors, however, should avoid any nominations thatcomplete
> involve a conflict of interest). Nominations should include name,
> address, telephone, fax, and electronic mail address.discuss
> We encourage prospective authors to become familiar with TIS and to
> possible articles with the Special Issue editors before they submit.is
> Manuscript guidelines and a list of the titles and abstracts of articles
> published in TIS can be found on the journal's web site
> Please send your manuscript, as a word or .rtf document, formatted
> according to the TIS guidelines
> (http://www.slis.indiana.edu/TIS/basic_info/tisinst.html) to the first
> Heejin Lee, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel
> University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom, ph: +
> 44-1895-274000, fax: + 44-1895-251686, Email: heejin.lee@...
> Edgar Whitley, Department of Information Systems, London School of
> Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, ph + 44-207-955-7410, fax
> 44-207-955-7385, Email: e.a.whitley@...
> Feel free to correspond with the special issue editors if you have any
> questions or are planning to submit an article.
> The deadline for accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication
> June 26, 2000. All manuscripts will be reviewed by a select panel of
> referees, and those accepted will be published in the special issue.