[Air-l] cfp for Mini-track "Virtual Communities" @AMCIS 2006

Jan Marco Leimeister Leimeister at in.tum.de
Wed Jan 4 13:42:36 PST 2006

Apologies for cross-postings. Abstracts are welcome by February 1, 2006.


Jan Marco Leimeister 


Call for Papers

Virtual Community is a well differentiated and well established business 
model. Examples for Virtual Communities range from Communities of 
Interest, Communities of Relationship, Gaming Communities, and Communities 
of Transaction to Peer-to-Peer Communities or Mobile Communities. Within 
the field of information systems sciences we are looking at interaction 
patterns, transaction processes, management aspects, business models, and 
design aspects of information systems and services for Virtual 
Communities. Community members interact via digital media and contribute 
value in the form of content, reviews, and recommendations. Related issues 
are trust, network effects, transaction costs and the design of services. 
Well-organized communities even expand their power across various channels 
and into the off-line world. 

We call for papers on social as well as business communities. Possible 
topics include (but are not limited to): 
- Social, political and economic impact of Virtual Communities 
- Community models, platforms, services, and interactions, multi-channel 
- Management and organizational behavior of communities 
- Community-related business models 
- Transaction-oriented Virtual Communities, Customer collaboration
- Peer-to-Peer or mobile services for Virtual Communities 
- Case studies and empirical studies, best practices and lessons learned 

This mini-track builds on the success of the preceding AMCIS mini-tracks 
on Virtual Communities. During the last five years we have been gathering 
a community of researchers who are interested in the field of Virtual 
Communities and related issues. Information on last years? mini-tracks is 
available at: http://www.e-business.fhbb.ch/amcis

Please visit the mini-track websites at 

1. Submit abstracts via email to the appropriate mini-track chair(s) by 
February 1, 2006. 
2. Submit final papers via the AIS Review System by March 1, 2006. 
3. Authors can submit multiple papers but in general may present only once 
during the conference. 
4. Copyright Information: Submission of a paper to AMCIS2006 represents 
the author's agreement to allow AIS to publish the paper in any written or 
electronic format for distribution to all interested parties in perpetuity 
with or without compensation to AIS and without compensation to the 
author. The parties understand that the author is granting a nonexclusive 
license and all copyrights remain the property of the author. 

Mini-track Chair Information:

Please use the following email-address for all inquiries: 
amcis at virtual-community.org

Ulrike Lechner (contact)
Universität der Bundeswehr München
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
D-85577 Neubiberg, Germany
Ulrike.Lechner at unibw.de 

Jan Marco Leimeister
Technische Universität München
Boltzmannstr. 3 
D-85748 Garching b. München, Germany
leimeister at in.tum.de

Achim Dannecker
Universität der Bundeswehr München
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
D-85577 Neubiberg, Germany
Achim.Dannecker at unibw.de


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