*** Important Update ***
DIGIT will now be held on Friday, December 11, 2020.
- Session 1 @ 14:30-15:30 GMT (9:30-10:30 EST)
- Session 2 @ 17:30-18:30 GMT (12:30-13:30 EST)
Please see our DIGIT 2020 program for further details.

The Special Interest Group on the Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (SIG ADIT) is over 30 years old and will again host a pre-ICIS workshop for people interested in information technology adoption and diffusion (DIGIT). DIGIT will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020. The theme this year is “IS Innovation Adoption, Use, and Diffusion in a World of Disruptions".

For decades, IS research on adoption and diffusion has tracked and explained how individuals and organizations use technology. This has been a steady evolution from considering mandatory use contexts of IT within organizations (e.g., PC, ERP systems), to focusing on individual decisions to adopt and use technology in volitional contexts, to unpacking the complex situation of advice giving or recommender systems (Benbasat 2018). Yet, the beginning of 2020 has unveiled a new host of disruptions, including a global pandemic and powerful civil rights protests and political movements. These phenomena are still unfolding but IS is at the heart of many of our solutions to cope with these disruptions. Now, individuals, organizations, and whole ecosystems have been forced to innovatively use technology - from virtual meetings replacing in-person gatherings, to the rapid digitization of processes, to using smart devices to track individuals for contact tracing and disease prevention initiatives. These situations are ripe with individuals, organizations, and society using information technology in novel ways, and our understanding of them will likely benefit from the theoretical lenses used in adoption and diffusion research. Please see our DIGIT 2020 Call for Papers for further details.

Submissions Due: Extended to Monday, 25th September 2020.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be made by early-November.

All submissions must use the Pre-ICIS DIGIT template

Faculty members and doctoral students are encouraged to attend and participate in the roundtable discussions and poster sessions.

In order to foster the workshop atmosphere that has developed in previous meetings, registration will again be limited to about 50 people. This year due to COVID-19 the workshop will be held as a virtual event. A minimal workshop fee of $20 will be charged to employed academics (Registration is FREE of charge for postgraduate students) You can register for DIGIT during the regular ICIS registration process.

Please contact one of the following persons for further information about the workshop:

Christy M.K. Cheung
Hong Kong Baptist University

DIGIT Workshop Chair 
Christian Maier
University of Bamberg

2020 DIGIT Program Co-Chair
Jennifer Claggett
Wake Forest University

2020 DIGIT Program Co-Chair 
Jean-Gregoire Bernard
Victoria University of Wellington


Looking for information and papers for past DIGIT Workshops? 
Please browse below for further details.

2019 - Munich, Germany proceedings IS Innovation, Adoption, Use and Diffusion: How Ecosystem Matter cfp
2018 - San Francisco, California proceedings Bridging the Internet of People, Data and Things cfp
 2017 - Seoul, South Korea    proceedings    The Bright and the Dark Side of IT Use  cfp  
 2016 - Dublin, Ireland    proceedings    Technology Adoption, Use and Diffusion Research at the Crossroad  cfp  
 2015 - Fort Worth, Texas    proceedings    Exploring the Information Frontier in Adoption and Diffusion  cfp  
 2014 - Auckland, New Zealand    proceedings    Reflection and Looking Forward: A Journey of 25-Year Technology Adoption
 and Diffusion Research  cfp  
 2013 - Milan, Italy    proceedings    Embracing Theoretical and Methodological Breakthroughs in IT Adoption and
 Diffusion Research  cfp  
 2012 - Orlando, Florida, USA    program    Delivering e-Services in the Digitally-Enabled World Economy  cfp 
 2011 - Shanghai, China  program  Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology in a Globally Connected World  * cfp 
 2010 - St. Louis, USA  proceedings    Reflections of the Past and Gateway to the Future of Adoption and Diffusion
 2009 - Phoenix, USA  proceedings    Adoption and Diffusion Research: What Matters Next?
 2008 - Paris, France  proceedings    Ethics, Design and Diffusion: Future Directions for Information Systems
 Research in a Global Community
 2007 - Montreal, Canada  proceedings    Crossing Boundaries in IT Diffusion Research
 2006 - Milwaukee, USA  proceedings    Technology Adoption: Past, Present and Future
 2005 - Las Vegas, USA  proceedings    Non-Adopters, Non-Adapters, and Post-Adoption Rejection: Inhibitors to the
 New Frontiers of IT
 2004 - Washington DC, USA  proceedings    Understanding the Micro-Macro Linkages of Individual, Group, and
 Organizational Adoption/Diffusion
 2003 - Seattle, USA  proceedings    Beyond Acceptance: Investigating Post-Adoption Phenomena
 2002 - Barcelona, Spain  proceedings    Beyond Acceptance: Investigating Post-Adoption Phenomena
 2001 - New Orleans, USA  proceedings    Beyond Acceptance: Investigating Post-Adoption Phenomena