Calls for papers


International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management
International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management


Special Issue on: "Change Management in the Big Data Era"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Jim Q. Chen and Dr. Susantha Herath, St. Cloud State University, USA

The massive accumulation of information known as big data – 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day – has brought benefits and competitive advantages to many businesses. However, it has also presented new challenges in technology, management and social issues.

Big data calls for new models, data standards and data infrastructure and advanced business analytics tools. It also calls for new change management theory and practice dealing with increased security risks and privacy issues.

The special issue welcomes a multidisciplinary approach to change management from fields ranging from psychology, behaviour science, management science and decision sciences to information systems and computer science. Preference will be given to high-quality papers that have a firm grounding in scientific and theoretical foundations. Case study research is acceptable, although theoretical papers that bridge the gap between theory and practice are most welcome.

Subject Coverage
We encourage submission of high-quality papers addressing issues involving change and management of change in developing and managing big data analytics models, frameworks and sociological issues. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Business strategies for the big data era
  • Management of big data infrastructure
  • New data standards
  • Big data quality management
  • Database management challenges: architecture, storage and user interface
  • Big data search and mining
  • Big data security, integrity and privacy standards and policies
  • Intrusion detection
  • Privacy threat of big data
  • High-performance cryptography
  • Big data visualisation
  • Business analytics
  • Big data in health informatics
  • E-government

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Full paper deadline: 20 February, 2014

Notification of acceptance and review results: 20 April, 2014

Revised submission deadline: 20 May, 2014

Notification of acceptance: 1 June, 2014

Final version deadline: 12 June, 2014