Re-shaping Organizations through Digital and Social Innovation

itAIS ( was established in 2003 as the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS - and has since then been promoting the exchange of ideas, experience, and knowledge among both academics and professionals committed to the development, management, organization and use of information systems. The itAIS conference is the major annual event of the Italian Information System community and it is thought as a forum to promote discussions and experiences exchanges among researchers in the field, both from the academy and the industry. Being the current the twelfth edition, in 2015 itAIS was held in Rome. The previous editions took place in Genova on 2014, Milan on 2013, Rome on 2012 and 2011, Naples on 2010, Costa Smeralda on 2009, Paris on 2008, Venice on 2007, Milan on 2006, Verona on 2005, and again Naples on 2004. ItAIS 2015 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and doctoral students to exchange and share their experiences, ideas, challenges, solutions, and research results about all aspects related to reshaping organizations through digital and social innovation. The conference includes 16 tracks: (01) Organizational change and Impact of ICT; (02) Accounting Information Systems; (03) Advanced ICT support for innovation strategies, management, and implementations; (04) Humancomputer interaction; (05) Information and Knowledge Management in the Big Data Era; (06) Continuous Redesign of Socio-Technical Systems; (07) Digitalization trends in Human Resources Management; (08) Participation in the polis and in the organization; (09) Sociomaterial interactions: innovative perspectives in the analysis of organizational related phenomena; (10) e-Services, Social Networks, and Smartcities; (11) ICT-enabled innovation in public services: co-production and collaborative networking; (12) Organizing the IT infrastructure in the networked economy: strategic and organizational challenges; (13) IT-based innovation in Healthcare; (14) IS (lost) in the Cloud; (15) The Role of Information Systems in Corporate Social Responsibility; (16) Internet of Things: exploring tensions in global information infrastructures.   The conference took place at the Department of Management, Sapienza University on October 9st – 10th, 2015 and was organized in 6 parallel sessions. The participation success that has been registered in the previous editions is confirmed this year. The conference attracted more than 100 submissions from Italian and foreigner researchers. Among them, more than 90 contributions have been accepted for presentation at the conference following a double blind review process. Among them, 28 are published in this book, while the other will appear in a volume of the Springer Series Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisations.  
  • Stefano Za

    insegna e svolge attività di ricerca nell’ambito di Organizzazione e Sistemi Informativi presso la LUISS. Dal 2008 è segretario dell’associazione Italiana sui sistemi informativi ( Dal 2016 è visiting professor presso la EM Strasbourg Business School. Esperto di analisi e riprogettazione dei processi organizzativi e gestione del cambiamento promosso dalle tecnologie digitali, è reviewer e autore di articoli scientifici per conferenze e riviste in ambito Organizzazione e Sistemi Informativi.