Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 14:54:25 -0500
From: Ned Kock <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Special E-collaboration issue of JoSIT
Special Issue on E-Collaboration
The Journal of Systems & Information Technology
(Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2001)
Ned Kock, Temple University, USA
Robert Davison, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Rosalie Ocker, Pennsylvania State University & Temple University, USA
Raul Wazlawick, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Electronic collaboration (e-collaboration) is broadly defined as
collaboration among individuals engaged in a common task using electronic
technologies. Examples of such technologies are Web-based chat tools,
Web-based asynchronous conferencing tools, e-mail, listservs, collaborative
writing tools, group decision support systems, teleconferencing tools, etc.
This Special Issue on E-Collaboration of the Journal of Systems and
Information Technology invites papers on the design and implementation of
e-collaboration technologies, assessment of the impact of e-collaboration
technologies on organizations, and theoretical considerations on links
between e-collaboration technologies and organizational outcomes.
The list below includes possible topics for the track:
* Comprehensive reviews of previous studies on e-collaboration technologies
* Theoretical models explaining behavior toward e-collaboration
* Analyses of different research methods and their impact on the study of
e-collaboration technologies in organizations.
* Design, implementation, and assessment of e-business solutions.
* E-collaboration technologies impact on knowledge management and
* E-collaboration technologies support for quality certification programs.
* E-collaboration technologies support for distributed process
reengineering and process improvement.
* Design and evaluation of "intelligent" e-collaboration technologies in
* Design and evaluation of asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) in
* Organizational and national culture as moderating factors in the adoption
and use of e-collaboration technologies in organizations.
* E-collaboration technologies support for the creation of virtual teams
and virtual organizations.
* Distributed project management using e-collaboration tools.
January 15, 2001: Deadline for submission of papers
April 15, 2001: Initial round of reviews returned to authors
May 15, 2001: Deadline for resubmission of selected papers
June 15, 2001: Final acceptance notice sent to authors
July 15, 2001: Deadline for camera-ready copies
September 2001: Special issue to be published
All submissions must be in English, and should represent the original
work of the authors. Improved versions of papers previously published in
conference proceedings are welcome, provided that no copyright limitations
exist. Submissions must be made electronically via e-mail to Ned Kock
(address below). The submission should be included as an attachment in MS
Ned Kock: [log in to unmask]
Manuscripts should be between 4000 and 6000 words in length. Submissions
should include the following:
(a) On the body of the e-mail message, for each author: Name, e-mail,
mailing address, university/organization affiliation, phone/fax numbers.
Please indicate who is the contact person for the submission.
(b) On the paper: Submission title, an abstract of the submission, the
main body of the submission, references and/or bibliography.
Please do not include the name of the authors or any information that would
allow for their identification on the paper. Reviews will be blind.
All paper submissions and the submission review process will be managed
through e-mail. The receipt of submissions will be quickly confirmed by one
of the guest editors (most likely Ned). Submissions should follow the
bibliography style guidelines for MIS Quarterly (see
http://www.misq.org/). Information on camera-ready copy preparation will be
provided to submitting authors by the guest editors through e-mail upon
Ned Kock, PhD
1810 N. 13th Street, Speakman Hall, Room 210C
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Phone: +1 (215) 204-4573
Fax: +1 (215) 204-3101
Email: [log in to unmask]
Web page: http://www.mis.temple.edu/kock
Process Improvement and Organizational Learning:
The Role of Collaboration Technologies