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Workshop on Sustainability and IS: The Role of Location

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Austin, Texas
Sunday, December 12, 2021, 8:00am-1:00pm

Call for Papers (.pdf)

GIS can play a key role in improving sustainability by collecting and managing data and analyzing these data integrated (or overlaid) with other types of data, such as demographic data. For example, GIS can improve supply chain logistics and transportation management by identifying eco-routes and eco-efficient supply chains. GIS can also serve as a common platform that integrates people, processes, things, environments, and data about them and, thereby, generates insights for sustainable development. Spatial data comprise much of the data that organizations collect (so-called big data). Thus, we posit that organizational adoption of sustainability strategies necessitates models that incorporate location data regarding environmental processes and impacts, location information about causes and effects, and knowledge sharing about what works, what does not, why, and where. We also postulate that sustainability requires organizations to build up a common platform to collect, analyze, and share geo-referenced data on the environment.

This workshop will include two parts: The first part will introduce two presentations by the workshop organizers. One presentation is about applying GIS to inform and model renewable energy development, and the other is about the use of GIS for sustainable economic development, for example, eradicating poverty and child labor. It will also include a keynote talk by an academic/industry leader, which highlights the opportunities and challenges for sustainability and how digital innovation associated with GIS can have a positive impact on sustainability. In the second part of the workshop, contributed papers will be presented on a variety of topics, some related to emerging opportunities and issues with regard to GIS and sustainability and others in the broader realm of GIS applications in organizations and government.

Call for Papers (.pdf)

Sponsored by AIS’s Special Interest Group in Geographic Information Systems.

ORGANIZERS AND PRESENTERS:
James Pick, University of Redlands
Dan Farkas, Pace University
Namchul Shin, Pace University
Brian Hilton, Claremont Graduate University
Avijit Sarkar, University of Redlands

WORKSHOP REFEREED PROCEEDINGS TO BE AVAILABLE in the AIS eLibrary: https://aisel.aisnet.org/siggis/

CONTACT FOR WORKSHOP INFORMATION:
Daniel Farkas, Pace University, New York, NY, USA
dfarkas@pace.edu; 914-773-3723

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PROGRAM OF PRE-ICIS WORKSHOP (draft)
8:00-8:30 am 
8:30-8:45 am 
8:45-9:25 am 
9:25-10:00 am 
10:00-10:15 am 
10:15-11:15 am 
11:15-11:45 pm 
11:45-12:00pm 
12:00 -12:45 pm
12:45 -1:00pm 
PRE-WORKSHOP COFFEE/TEA
Introduction to Workshop and Acknowledgments
GIS and Renewable Energy Development
GIS and Sustainable Economic Development
Coffee/Tea Break
Keynote Speech: “Sustainability, Maritime Informatics, and Spatial-Temporal Analytics”
Discussion on Research Opportunities and Collaboration
Coffee/Tea Break
Contributed Peer-Reviewed Research Papers
Workshop Summary