Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India

THE DARK SIDE — TWELFTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

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THE DARK SIDE — TWELFTH THEMATIC TRACK FOR ICEGOV 2017

Government of India with UNESCO and the United Nations University's unit on policy-driven electronic governance (UNU-EGOV) are organizing the 10th  edition of ICEGOV – The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance – in March 2017, in New Delhi.

The objectives of the ICEGOV series resonate with the participative and inclusive ethos and intent of our FLAGSHIP DIGITAL INDIA PROGRAMME, which, under the guidance and leadership at the highest levels in the country, has amplified the focus on e-governance with major thrusts on infrastructure for electronic connectivity, access to e-services in real time, and digital empowerment of citizens.

ICEGOV events feature rich academic, capacity-building and network programme of keynote lectures, plenary discussions, paper tracks (that include tutorials, paper sessions and workshops), thematic sessions, invited sessions, poster exhibitions, and doctoral colloquia, all built from submitted or invited contributions by researchers and experts from around the world.

ICEGOV2017 invites submissions of original work including research, experience or both, not published or considered for publication elsewhere, that contribute to the conference theme “Building Knowledge Societies - From Digital Government to Digital Empowerment”. The submissions can be targeted at one of the several defined tracks.

THE DARK SIDE

A high rate of adoption of IT by organizations has led to immense benefits, but it has also resulted in unintended consequences being referred to as the `Dark side of IT.' For example, researchers are examining issues of Technostress, where employees are subject to relentless work-related pressure driven by ubiquitous IT tools and devices. Other `dark' issues include privacy loss, workplace distress and distraction, and abuse of power. Though dark issues have traditionally focused on security breaches, data theft, piracy, malware attacks and espionage, the focus here is on the effect of IT on the individual working in a dense digital environment.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adapting to constantly changing technology
  • Computer induced health problems
  • Cyber criminals
  • Definitions of IT use-induced stress, technostress
  • De-skilling and job loss
  • Digital distraction
  • Digital stalking of employees
  • Digital traceability and privacy loss
  • Employee misuse of IT: data theft, security violations
  • Insulating digitally-reliant knowledge societies from digital blackouts
  • Measurement of stress from constant connectivity and impulse response
  • Panic inducement through social media
  • Panoptic effects: omni-presence of power through digital connectivity
  • Policies for employee security and wellness
  • Policies for managing technostress in government organizations
  • Reputation loss and cyber defamation
  • Social media and cyber wellness
  • Trust dimensions with respect to cyber security in knowledge societies
  • Work-life balance with ubiquitous IT access
  • Workplace harassment through ICT

For more information, please visit the following links:

Papers can be also submitted to the Doctoral Colloquium and as Posters:

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE & CATEGORIES.

ALTERNATE LINK.

FIRST PUBLISHED ON 30-Sep-2016 (Calling for attention on cast date for paper submissions)
REVISION PUBLISHED ON 14-Oct-2016 (Highlighting record breaking paper submissions)