Green Information Systems

Information systems and Information technology have positive and negative impacts on the environment and the eco-sustainability of businesses and societies. As IS and IT are becoming essential parts of today’s businesses operating 24/7, they are becoming one of the significant energy consumers within organizations and our societies. As such, efficient and effective use of such resources can contribute to reducing Green-house-Gas (GHG) emissions. On the other hand, IS and IT can play a meaningful role in monitoring the impact of transportation, agricultural activities, and manufacturing processes on environment and help policy makers and managers making decision to improve sustainability. The purpose of this track is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange theoretical and practical knowledge on best practices of Green Information System (GIS) in public and private sector. In particular, inter-disciplinary studies that synthesize information systems, optimization models, behavioural issues are encouraged to be submitted though papers taking traditional approaches including behavioural science, management science, and design science are welcome. This track also invites presentations of the ongoing EU funded project, MINI-CHIP (Project no. 611693), that aims to develop a decision support system to minimize GHGs in maritime liner shipping as well as papers from general scholars.
Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Track Chairs: Habin Lee, Afshin Mansouri, Ahmet Bilici, Levent Demiriz