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Democratization of IT through Low Code Development Platforms - A Dream Coming True or Same Same but Different?
13 June 2023
09:00 - 16:45

From the early start of the IS discipline, practices, organization, and management of IS Development, have been central research areas. New techniques and methods are becoming popular to develop systems as quickly and efficiently as possible, especially with business development goals in mind.

However, in practice, projects continue to fail at a high rate, measured by delays, time and budget overruns, and the inability to meet expected functionality and quality.

Low code development platforms (LCDPs) may be a solution to overcome these aforementioned issues as they allow the quick development and deployment of applications. By offering easy to handle development processes that typically require no code, LCDPs are enabling the democratization of IT development. When it comes to developing novel software artifacts, so-called citizen developers are no longer reliant on the coding skills of IT developers. Further, LCDPs are not completely code free and also enable more sophisticated development projects. This enables individuals with a non-IT background to re- and upskill towards IT development, and also enables the sustainable co-creation of digital environments in tandems between software developers and business owners.

This workshop provides a forum for discussing research related to LCDPs, based on a phenomenon-driven approach. We seek papers and contributions such as position viewpoints that focus on organizational, group, and individual levels analysis of LCDPs. We invite regular submissions (completed and research in progress papers) based on conceptual or empirical studies using qualitative or quantitative methods researching future-of-work, governance, and IS development (not exhaustive). In addition, we invite position viewpoints on the topic of LCDPs.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Low-code/no-code approaches to IS design and development
  • Agile, lean, and DevOps approaches to Low Code development and project management
  • Technical and organizational challenges of designing Low-Code Environments, including the role of and interaction between developers and business experts
  • Role of Platforms, Orchestrators and APIs in IT Development with Low-Code Environments
  • AI as the next layer of No-/Low-Code, e.g., ChatGPT or GitHub Co-Pilot
  • Regulation and compliance issues in low code development
  • Socio-technical aspects of design and project management in Low Code development
  • Education, including the role of digital platforms and traditional institutions in providing Low Code related education
  • Project management challenges in Low code development, including estimation, risk, quality assurance, governance, knowledge, team dynamics, and managing organizational change
  • Role of stakeholders in low code development

Deadline for submission: 30.04.2023 (for research papers as well as research in progress papers), 31.05.2023 (for position statements), AoE timezone. Please visit our webpage for more information.

Notification of acceptance: 31.05.2023

Workshop schedule: The workshop will be a one-day event, including three sessions. The workshop will consist of presentation from each participant (e.g., paper presentations, position viewpoints), a keynote as well as a working session to develop a panel report for CAIS.

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Networking
09:30 – 11:15 Keynote
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 Paper Presentations
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 13:45 Paper Presentations
13:45 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 14:45 Paper Presentations
14:45 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 16:30 Workshop on Low Code for CAIS Panel Report
16:30 – 16:45 Closing