Day 1 – Tuesday 12th January

Registration & coffee

Welcome to CIM        Prof Tom Jackson, CIM Director
Opening Keynote     Stewart Robinson, Loughborough University
Developing your Research:
What I Wish I had Known when I was Younger

A key question for those who are early in their research careers is how can they develop their research and their profile among the research community? This presentation will reflect on nearly 25 years of experience as a researcher, and on some of the successes and struggles along the way. In particular it will focus on how two streams of research have developed: one, a contribution to an existing field; the other, breaking new ground and trying to lead the way. Not all was plain sailing … nor is it still.
5 minute madness
PhD students each have 5 minutes to talk about their research/poster
Information and the Intelligent Organisation
John Beckford, Beckford Consulting
John explores how organisations must use information for synthesising organisational performance through integration of people and process to deliver desired outcomes. He shows that organisational sustainability through learning, adaptation and knowledge management depend not upon technology but on adoption of a new model of organisation and management.

Lunch & poster session

ECR workshops – session 1  (sessions will run in parallel)
Writing Journal and Conference Papers
Guy Fitzgerald with Ray Dawson
This workshop will look at different aspects of writing a paper for a conference or journal, including what subject matter to include, where to target the paper, the title and message, components of a paper, style issues, writing the abstract, and learning from rejections. The workshop will consist of a short seminar followed by a discussion of problems encountered. Participants will be encouraged to discuss particular problems and rejections they have encountered and to comment on the issues that others raise. To conclude, a round up of the issues and guidance discussed will be given.
Reflections on the ‘how’
Reconsidering research methods in Information Systems

Bob Galliers
In a highly cited article, Bob Galliers considered means of choosing appropriate IS research approaches in different contexts and with different objectives in mind (Galliers, 1992). In this session, he will reflect on this earlier work with more recent phenomena in mind, including the very nature of the IS field as it is today – not just from the perspective of the changed and changing technologies, but also of our developing world views on the topics we study.
Managing the Early Stages of your Academic Career
John Arnold
Professor John Arnold, an expert in the psychology of careers will lead an exploration of key ideas and techniques for getting your academic career on the track you want at an early stage.
Writing a Funding Bid
Tom Jackson
This session will give an introduction to writing grant proposals. I will outline 1) the main funding bodies such as UK Research Councils and Horizon 2020; and 2) general advice on how to write successful proposals. Attracting external funding is challenging both for early career and experienced academics, and it plays an important role in career advancing. The session aims at giving some useful information on how to successfully engage with the complex tasks and challenges of proposal writing.

Refreshments & poster session

ECR workshops – session 2 (repeat of session 1)

Warfare in the information age: the digital transformation of defence operations in the 21st century
Neil Stansfield, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
We are now in the foothills of the Information Age. The combined power of exponential growth in processing power, data, and connectivity will fundamentally shape the way the world lives and works: the Internet of Things and Big Data are revolutionising the way society operates. We in Defence and National Security must be clear that we do not hold the initiative over this: it is driven by commercial and societal forces that will determine how the technology unfolds and is used. Nor can we think that we have any control over who accesses this capability – state, non-state, or individual – so there is as much risk in it being exploited against us as there is opportunity for UK Defence. Moving from a world in which we control the generation of the information we use, and can therefore trust, to a world dominated by the ubiquity of unvalidated information will challenge every aspect of the way in which the Defence and National Security enterprise functions. Mastery of the information environment is today’s arms race.


Conference Dinner and Quiz Night
Burleigh Court

Day 2 – Wednesday 13th January

Registration & coffee; poster session

Danny Budzak, London Legacy Development Corporation
It’s alright in practice, but does it work in theory?
The London Legacy Development Corporation is leading a major regeneration project in East London to build on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. One of Europe’s largest regeneration schemes, the work involves building a new urban park with sporting venues, developing a new cultural and education quarter and creating new communities complete with homes, schools and workplaces.

What data, information and knowledge are needed to support this programme? What technical tools and skills and expertise need to be organised and managed? How do linear software systems support objectives which involve complex human decision making and tacit knowledge?

This keynote will look at this world of work, and at some of the lessons learned and knowledge shared.

Session 1 – Information Management
Factors that influence information behaviour from psychology
and information

Peggy Alexopoulou
A proposal for development of individual virtual competencies
Renato de Oliveira Moraes
Developing a model for investigating academic libraries as learning organisations
Saowapha Limwichitr and Judith Broady-Preston


Andrew Jack, Financial Times
Humans versus machines: the role of editorial curation in journalism
The explosion of information is creating fresh demand for different forms of curation in journalism. Data to understand and respond to reading patterns plays a growing role in the function of media organisations, but its combination with human editorial judgement remains extremely important.

Lunch & poster session

Workshop: Redefining IKM: what trends, what impacts, what opportunities?
Sheila Moorcroft and Noeleen Schenk
Information and knowledge are critical to organisational success – and failure. They are also at the centre of a whirlwind of change, which will transform how we generate, collect and use information and knowledge within an effective governance framework, over the next 5 -10 years.Sheila and Noeleen will be running a short workshop exploring the significant trends affecting the wider context in which IKM will operate, ranging from Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to open innovation, new business models and political uncertainty.  They will all affect IKM to a greater or lesser extent.This workshop will enable participants to explore the implications of a prioritised set of trends affecting the generation and application of knowledge and information in strategy and research. We will:

  • Brief participants on the trends identified from our research to date
  • Present the findings of a short impact assessment survey of those trends
  • Consider longer term implications of the changes for IKM

Session 2 – Social Media and Big Data
Aspectual Analysis as an alternative way of understanding the definitions of Big Data
Sina Joneidy and Maria Burke
Social networking sites and employment status: an investigation based on Understanding Society data
John Mowbray
Personal online reputation: the development of an approach to investigate how personal reputation is evaluated and managed in online environments
Frances Ryan
Unauthorised disclosure of organisational information through social media: a policy perspective
Dinithi Pallegedara


Closing Keynote
Christine Borgman, University of California (UCLA)
Dataverse in the Universe of Data
Data repositories are much more than “black boxes” where data go in but may never come out. Rather, they are situated in communities, with contributors, users, reusers, and repository staff who may engage actively or passively with participants. This talk will explore the roles that Dataverse plays – or could play – in individual communities.
Best paper / poster / 5 minute madness awards      Tom Jackson
Closing remarks