Computers and People Research (CPR)
May 30 - June 1, 2013
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Information Technology, People, and Economic Renewal

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May 30, 2013

Editors Panel (2:30-4:00) and Industry Panel (4:30-6:00)

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As societies everywhere work to recover from a global economic recession, cities and regions that are particularly challenged are those whose economies have historically depended on 19th and 20th century models of work. Now the economic sustainability of these societies requires that they reinvent themselves for a 21st century economy that increasingly depends upon innovation and creative uses of information technology. Of concern to the SIGMIS CPR community are the implications for IT workforce career paths in this new economy, the skills and knowledge that will be needed, and human resource strategies in these economically difficult times.

ACM SIGMIS CPR 2013 welcomes research and practice submissions that address issues related to the conference theme of economic renewal and sustainability through information technology work. It also welcomes papers about the IT workforce topics that have traditionally been presented at this conference. These topics include but are not limited to:

  • Career development practices of IT professionals

  • Motivations of computer personnel , professional or occupational commitment in IT

  • IT knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the 21st century workplace  

  • IT job roles and  profiles

  • IT work satisfaction and staff turnover 

  • Outsourcing and offshoring IT work  

  • Impact of IT consumerization and mobilization on the IT workforce and user skills

  • The roles of culture (organizational, occupational or societal) in IT and IT work

  • Diversity issues in the development, attraction and retention of IT professionals

  • Impact of the global recession on new models for the recruitment and retention of the IT labor force

  • IS curriculum issues and trends

  • Ethical and security issues in IT use

  • IT workforce staffing models

  • Mainframe skills shortage

  • Responses to the baby boomer retirement and transition

  • Replications of prior SIGMIS CPR studies

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