Special Issue "Sustainable Information Systems"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: information system modeling; sustainable information systems; e-services
Interests: Information Systems, Data Science, Machine learning, Sustainable Systems
Information systems (IS) consist of five components: people, hardware, software, data, and processes. To adequately explain sustainable information systems, we need to learn these IS five components serve collectively to provide the biggest possible benefit to sustainable development and value to the organization in terms of economic, social, and environmental aspects.
Sustainable IS are about the all-encompassing view of how we develop, operate, and manage IS to respond to stakeholders’ needs through the balanced consideration of environmental, economic, and social aspects. Accomplishing this adds to the firm IS management critical resources.
Research has shown that technology has an influence on the environment. However, if we are looking at how “sustainable” our use of technology is, we must consider IS components (such as hardware, software, data, people, and processes) which influence how a firm will build, deploy, use, and share its data and processes.
Sustainable IS are a significant part of corporate social responsibility. For example, in the business context, Big Data are undoubtedly a valuable source of information, but we must transform the Big Data into Sustainable Data. Sustainable management IS infrastructure provides a firm growth in terms of computing resources while becoming less dependent on energy consumption. For example, cloud computing infrastructure addresses resource efficiency. Cloud computing is then a key feature of IT environmental sustainability. However, there is a need for innovative IS applications that can increase the energy efficiency and sustainability of cloud datacenters.
This Special Issue on “Sustainable Information Systems” will address this critical and potentially wide-ranging topic. We encourage original research articles or comprehensive reviews from across diverse disciplines. Examples of contents include but are not limited to:
- Sustainable information systems design;
- Information systems for sustainable enterprise;
- Sustainable information systems for supply chain management;
- Sustainable e-commerce management;
- Sustainable information management;
- Sustainable Big Data;
- Sustainable cloud computing in business information systems;
- Sustainable healthcare systems;
- Sustainable e-governance information systems;
- E-learning sustainability;
- Sustainable e-services.
Dr Osama Sohaib
Dr Muhammad Asif
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- information systems
- sustainable information systems
- sustainable development
- information management
- information systems modeling
- sustainable data
- sustainable cloud computing
- green IT