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Special Session
Special Session on
Socio-technical Dynamics in Information Systems
 - STDIS 2013

8 - 10 May, 2013 - Aachen, Germany

Within the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - WEBIST 2013


Monique Janneck
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences

Brief Bio
Monique Janneck is a professor for Human-Computer Interaction in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany. She graduated in Psychology and earned a doctorate in Informatics with a thesis on the design of cooperative systems from a communication psychology perspective. Her research focus is on the interplay between human behavior, social structures and technological development: She is interested in the way humans interact with technology, the way theories and findings on human behavior can inform the design of informationtechnology, and the way technology impacts individual, organizational, and social behavior and structures. A special focus is placed on web-based systems and Social Media.


Information technology is deeply interwoven with personal, social, and organizational developments: Technology changes work routines as well as personal habits or communication between people or groups, has an impact on political decisions and legislation, enables new forms of business and customer relations and so forth. This is especially true for communication technology and web-based systems: For example, the use of e-mail and other electronic media has had a tremendous impact on how people communicate with each other, both in private life and at work. Platforms like facebook brought about completely new ways of interacting with other people, spreading and receiving information. Also, research has shown that implementing new technology like groupware systems changes social structures in groups and organizations.

The aim of this special session is to shed more light on the dynamic interplay between technological and social systems, especially regarding innovative web-based systems and technologies.

Papers with a technological focus (e.g. dealing with innovative web technologies ors systems and their potential socio-technical impact) or a social / organizational focus (e.g. case studies on the impact of technology in a certain context) are equally welcome. Especially interdisciplinary research is desirable. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Social Media and Web 2.0 systems
- Mobile devices and their impact
- Development of virtual networks and organizations
- Technology implementation processes and change management
- Personal traits and technology use
- Cooperative and communication systems
- Usability issues and methods for socio-technical usability evaluation and usability engineering
- Awareness issues
- Security, privacy, and self disclosure


Matthias Finck, NORDAKADEMIE - Hochschule der Wirtschaft, Germany
Henning Staar, Business Psychology, BiTS University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Isabella von Wissmann, Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany
Karsten Wendland, University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Germany


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


WEBIST Special Sessions - STDIS 2013