IFIP Working Group 8.6 partnered with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli to stage a virtual international conference from 18-19 December 2020.

With the theme: “Re-Imagining Diffusion of Information Technology and Systems: A Continuing Conversation”, the conference provided a virtual platform for scholars, academics and practitioners from India and abroad to share their research findings.

The program featured three keynote addresses by distinguished IS scholars:

  • Professor Viswanath Venkatesh, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas,
  • Professor Rajiv Kohli, William and Mary School of Business, and
  • Prof H. Raghav Rao, The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business.

Other key features included a four-hour paper development workshop by Professor Vishwanath Venkatesh, University of Arkansas (USA), an authority in information systems.

The conference selected 117 papers from a potential pool of 240, with the presentations covering areas including: Technology adoption, Blockchain, e-Governance, IT & Disaster management, Mobile applications, Smart cities, Social media and Artificial Intelligence and systems.

125 delegates attended including 49 doctoral scholars from 82 institutions representing 24 countries. There were 15 Tracks, 58 Session Chairs and 29 Technical Sessions in the conference.

Finally, five papers were selected based on reviewer’s comments and ratings by three professors for “Commendable Paper Awards”. All articles presented at the conference are indexed in the Scopus database.

Thanks to IIM Tiruchirappalli for managing the full online operations of the conference.