People listening to talk
Social justice and inclusion to Co-create Sustainable Digital Futures
12 June 2023
09:00 - 13:00

AIS SIG Social Inclusion and AIS Women College are holding a joint half-day workshop in a hybrid format (open for online participation; two-way). It is the first time that SIG SI and AISWN are collaborating in this workshop for ECIS!

This workshop explores the interplay between social inclusion, information systems, and sustainability. Sustainability in our world is fueled by the interconnectedness of ideas, experiences, and perspectives from individuals and societies across the globe using various information systems. Consequently, it is imperative that we understand the role of information systems in individuals’ and groups’ full participation in the normal, normatively-prescribed activities of the societies in which they are embedded.

We encourage submissions of research ideas, extended abstracts, research-in-progress, and articles related to the workshop theme to Co-create Sustainable Digital Futures for the ecosystems using information systems. In addition, we welcome relevant theoretical, empirical, and intervention submissions that relate to the conference theme promoting research, pedagogy, and outreach on all aspects of social justice and inclusion in the field of Information Systems (IS).

Relevant research topics include the role of social justice in facilitating sustainability across boundaries, how to design IS and innovation ecosystems based on social justice and inclusion principles; critical analysis of measures of efficiency and effectiveness in relation to sustainability; the gender gap in the IS field; gender minorities, the inclusion of the differently-abled, the inclusion of neurodiversity in IT, the intersectionality of identities (such as ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic class), socioeconomic divisions that impact access to or use of technology, the digital divide, under-served groups, and a range of topics related to human diversity, and the “haves” and “have nots” in interconnected digital environments.

Instructions for authors

  • Completed research papers (10 single-spaced pages)
  • Research-in-progress papers (5 single-spaced pages)
  • Extended abstracts (2 single-spaced pages)
  • Research ideas (1 single-spaced page)

Important Dates

Submissions Deadline: Sunday, April 1st, 2023
Notification of acceptance or rejection: Sunday, April 22nd, 2023

Instructions for Submissions

Papers should be submitted electronically to: with the subject line: Submission to ECIS 2023 SIGSI & AISWN Workshop

The submission filename should include the first author’s last name, e.g., Zaza-ECIS2023.PDF. In the case of multiple submissions, add a number to the last name, e.g., Zaza2-ECIS2023.PDF.

Papers should be formatted in accordance with the ECIS 2023 requirements and submitted in MS Word format. All submissions should have a cover page that includes the paper title, submission type, authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses (cover page as a separate file). The main body of the paper should have a title but no author names (Blind). Completed research and research-in-progress papers should include abstracts of no more than 150 words in the main body of the paper. Page limitations include title, text, tables, figures, and appendices. Page limitations do not include the cover page, abstract, and references.

Questions regarding submissions or the workshop should be directed to Sam Zaza at

In addition, since inclusion is complex and multi-faceted, we will host a panel of participants from the Middle East and Africa (underrepresented region) to discuss inclusion initiatives and challenges/opportunities to increase their participation in ECIS.