AIS Talks Green - Call for Videos (CfV)

‘AIS SIG Green IS’ is a group of scholars researching the responsibility of Information Systems (IS) researchers and practitioners towards environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable development. AIS SIGGreen wants to provide an open and free platform to Green IS scholars for publishing an (open) set of curated videos. As we want to provide an interested audience with the whole range of topics of our Green IS research, this call reaches out to our entire community. Hence, possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating, Managing, and Using Information about environmental issues
  • Enabling resilient communities and organizational competitive advantage through Green IS
  • Supporting and Transforming Human Enterprises to be more environmentally aware
  • Decision Support for Environmentally Sustainable Development
  • Green IS development
  • Changing Attitudes and Behaviors towards climate change and decarbonization
  • Energy Informatics using sensors to measure energy use for greater energy efficiency
  • Meeting and Collaborating Virtually: Reducing the need to travel

The target group of the videos is considered to be broad: from the interested public to students and scholars from the IS discipline as well as related fields. We aim for videos that present current research papers published in journals or conferences, application-oriented projects, or overviews on specific topics relevant to the Green IS community. The videos may be used as "online guest talks" within lectures or as supplementary material for students, e.g., for deep-dives into specific topics.

Thereby, we call for various kinds of videos. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perspective: Presentation of research perspectives; scholars submit videos that provide a perspective on a relevant or upcoming topic for Green IS research and teaching. Content presented in the videos may be comparable to articles published as perspectives, fundamentals, catchwords, or opinion pieces in IS journals.
  • Insights: Presentation of the results from substantial grants or collaboration with industry; scholars submit videos that outline insights gained from long-term research grants or industry-oriented research projects (including projects and studies funded by ministries or agencies). This type of video is expected to provide unique stories and rich insights from larger research endeavors. The funding source should be acknowledged in the video. For research funded by industry, it should also include a disclaimer on conflicts of interest.
  • Author Video: Presentation of research papers; scholars submit videos that build upon one or more of their articles that are published in journals or conference proceedings of AIS or affiliated outlets of the IS community. This type of video should be in the style of a conference presentation. Please check if the AIS eLibrary also allows you to add your video to your corresponding article.

Accepted videos will be published in the 'AIS Talks Green Video Series' in the AIS eLibrary.

Submission of videos is open to all SIG Green members.

Video production requirements

  • Videos should ideally be within the range of 6 to 12 minutes to be attractive to viewers. The maximum length of individual videos must not exceed 15 minutes.
  • We recommend an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a resolution of at least 1280p×720p. Higher frame rates and resolutions are possible if they are in line with AIS eLibrary recommendations: 
  • The video will be published under CC BY 4.0. The authors must hold the copyright for all materials used in the video (e.g., music, video, sounds, and images) or have explicit written permission from the copyright holders to use and distribute this material. Neither the AIS nor the editors will be liable for copyright infringements.
  • An introductory clip with a short intro of AIS SIG Green will be provided by the editorial board to be added at the beginning of your video.

Video production recommendations

  • Make sure to do a short introduction on your name and your organization within the first sentences.
  • According to Guo et al. (2014), videos produced with a more personal feel,  e.g., office hour style face-to-face discussion, are more engaging. Filming in an informal setting where the instructor can make good eye contact and the upper body is seen clearly is recommended.
  • The speaker should be visible most of the time, embedded in the slides, or even full-screen at times.
  • If you wish to submit content that exceeds the restrictions mentioned above, consider breaking it down into several shorter videos. Videos would need to stand for themselves, though.

Submission and reviewing

  • The editorial board checks for respective research standards in the submitted videos. The board will not give feedback on the specific style of the videos (way of presentation, language, etc.) beyond minimum requirements.
  • General process/system to submit your video: to be announced, please contact Marc-Fabian Körner <> in the meantime to arrange individually

Editorial Board (to be extended)

Gilbert Fridgen, University of Luxembourg (Editor-in-Chief)

Marc-Fabian Körner, University of Bayreuth (Managing Editor)

Johann Kranz, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich 

Carol Lee, Northeastern University 

Nadine Sandjo Tchatchoua, Roskilde University 

Janet Toland, Victoria University of Wellington 

For any enquiries regarding the possible content of the videos, please contact:
Marc-Fabian Körner <>

For any enquiries regarding the submission of videos and the AIS eLibrary, please contact: <>

We look forward to seeing your video on the AIS Talks Green Video Series.

Guo, P. J., Kim, J., & Rubin, R. (2014). How video production affects student engagement: An empirical study of MOOC videos. Proceedings of the first ACM conference on Learning@Scale conference (pp. 41-50).