Electronic Resources for the Aging Society

Paper Development Workshop at ECIS in Portugal

We invite submissions to our paper development workshop “Electronic Resources for the Aging Society” at the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) that will be held from June 5-10, 2017 in Guimarães, Portugal.

All developed economies face the challenge of aging societies. Not only is the percentage of the elderly within the population growing, they are also getting older then generations before. This trend puts tremendous pressure on social and healthcare systems around the world. Electronic resources (wearables, apps, websites, virtual discussion groups, social media etc.) provide a perspective to enable seniors to live longer in self-contained circumstances then today. This workshop addresses these challenges and opportunities by providing a forum to share high quality research on all aspects of electronic resources which benefit the aging society.

The workshop is a paper development format to assist authors towards journal submission with roundtables, peer feedback and senior scholar guidance. All research which adds to our understanding how electronic resources are accepted and used by seniors and what benefit they provide is in scope of the workshop. We explicitly welcome papers dealing with policy implications and resulting recommendations.

Important dates

  • Manuscript Submissions Due: March 30th, 2017
  • Author Notification: April 30th, 2017
  • Workshop (Half-Day): June 7th, 2017

Application and paper submission

To apply for the workshop, authors are requested to submit an extended abstract their paper to be discussed at the workshop. Selections will be made by the joint committee based on progress of the paper and potential contribution to the field.

The extended abstract for the workshop must not exceed twelve (12) single-spaced pages and must conform to the template provided here. The 12 pages must include all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are excluded from this page count. The submitted paper must be formatted according to the workshop template.

Download workshop template (word file)

Please send your paper via eMail to Heiko Gewald (heiko.gewald@hs-neu-ulm.de), subject "ECIS Workshop Aging Society: Application". Please attach your paper as a “.pdf” file.

Workshop committee

Important dates

Manuscript Submissions Due
March 30th, 2017

Author Notification
April 30th, 2017

Workshop (Half-Day)
June 7th, 2017


Paper template
Download workshop template

Paper length
Max. 12 pages incl. all text, figures, and appendices. References and cover page are excluded from the page count.

Submit paper via eMail
Send your paper to Heiko Gewald (heiko.gewald@hs-neu-ulm.de), subject "ECIS Workshop Aging Society: Application". Attach your paper as a “.pdf” file.


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