SIGGreen 2013 Program: November Virtual Event and Pre-ICIS2013 Workshop, December 14 in Milan

Green IS for Sustainable Development in Education, Research and Practical Solutions

(ICIS2013 was held in Milan, Italy from December 15-18, 2013, see )

Workshop Chairs:

A/Prof Helen Hasan, University of Wollongong, Past SIGGreen Chair - email for invitations to the virtual event
A/Prof Cathy Dwyer, Pace University NY, Past SIGGreen Chair
Dr Chadi Aoun, University of Technology, Sydney, SIGGreen Chair

Workshop Plan

Participants have submitted Abstracts outlining their position on topics relevant to Green IS as described below.
Accepted Abstract and videos have been published online for public comment at
A virtual event was scheduled for discussion of these Abstracts on November 22. All participants and the IS community will be asked to participate in these discussions.
At the ICIS2013 workshop, presenters gave 10 minute overview of their work followed by audience feedback and discussion.
Authors are now invited to submit a paper to Sprouts incorporating feedback from both the virtual event and the ICIS2013 workshop.

Post Workshop Plan

Authors are now invited to submit a paper to Sprouts incorporating feedback from both the virtual event and the ICIS2013 workshop.
To submit your paper go to the AIS e-publishing site
Sign up as an author select Helen Hasan as "reviewer" and SIGGREEN as "affiliated organization". View the formatting requirements for Sprouts on their site.
These papers will be reviewed and published on Sprouts
Opinion pieces of any length on the role and future of SIGGreen are also welcome.

Timetable (subject to change):

Abstracts and other Submissions were due: October 21, 2013
Times for the Virtual event: 22nd November - Participants will be invited by email
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Midnight between Friday, 22 November 2013 and Saturday, 23 November 2013 AEDT UTC+11 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Friday, 22 November 2013 at 13:00:00
ICIS Workshop December 14, 2013 Milan Italy
Papers for Sprouts due March 31, 2014

ICIS Workshop Registration closed

(registration via the ICIS2013 website )

‍Submission of Abstracts closed

Abstracts may be submitted in any standard format up to 1,000 words, including title, authos, keywords and references. Alterntively a link to a video presentation may be submitted with a covering email to the SIGGreen email address Authors are encouraged to put a short video to introduce themselves on YouTube and to send the link with their Abstract.
Submissions should also indicate whether at least one author will present at the virtual event in November and/or in person at the preICIS 2013 workshop.
Abstracts will be displayed on their own page on this site


There is universal realisation of the long term effects of human and business activities on the natural environment. Given the pace and magnitude of environmental deterioration, we are all under increasing pressure to engage in ecologically sustainable practices in addition to pursuing economical and social outcomes. In this context, SIGGreen, a Special Interest Group of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) was formed. The impact and the role of Information Systems (IS) in ecological sustainability have emerged as critical issues. IS academics and practitioners are presented with opportunities to educate, investigate and provide solutions not only to the problem of reducing the ecological footprint of IS but also how the innovative use of IS can transform and reduce the environmental impact of individuals, organisations and society and thus provide leadership in sustainability. This SIGGreen workshop will explore the development, impact and role of IS in sustainability initiatives.

In 2010 and 2012 SIGGreen held programs of activities,each of which included a virtual event and pre-Conference Workshop (ICIS2010 and ECIS2012), to which papers on the general topic of Green IS were submitted, presented and published. We used Wikispaces to support these programs (see and From these programs a set of core themes have been identified to guide and stimulate development of the field of Green IS. In order to continue this process of development we will invite submission of abstract on these themes to the ICIS2013 Workshop leading to papers thatwill be added to the existing SIGGreen Proceedings collection on Sprouts,
Although papers on any topic related to Green IS are welcome authors are encouraged to address the themes listed on the SIGGreen Wiki in the navigation panel on the left