Anna is President-elect of the SIG on Cognitive Science ResearchKiran Parmar, Thursday 15 April 2021 | Annotate
Dr Anna De Liddo (Senior Research Fellow and lead of the IDea research team) has been invited to become President-elect of the SIG (Special Interest Group) on Cognitive Science Research in IS of the Association for Information Systems for 2021-2023.
Anna will join Luca Iandoli (President-in-office and Associate Dean for Global Programs and Research at St. John’s University, New York) and Jia Shen (Incumbent Presiden, Associate Professor and Chair Department of Information Systems at Rider University) in leading the SIG’s activities for the next three years. The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is the premier professional association for individuals and organisations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide.
A SIG is a community that shares an advancement in a specific area of knowledge in IS; they allow members to connect with like-minded individuals to affect or produce solutions within a particular area of expertise. SIGs are dedicated to researching, developing and disseminating knowledge based on vast experiences of particular topics in the management and organisation of IS.
The SIG on Cognitive Research (SIG CORE) is specifically intended to represent and support researchers in information systems who view understanding human cognition as a critical component to the successful design and implementation of information systems. As such, the questions of interest relevant to this SIG group focus on IS problems in terms of knowledge, technology-mediated reasoning, perception, and judgment. Becoming President of the SIG on Cognitive Research means Anna will help the organisation of some of the leading AIS conferences, such as AMCIS 2021 and its subsequent series in 2022 and 2023. In particular, Anna, Luca and Jia will chair a track at AMCIS2022 and organise a workshop on IS Cognitive Research at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), which is the most prestigious gathering of information systems academics and research-oriented practitioners in the world. Joining SIG CORE and becoming an AIS member gives access to such annual conferences and workshops and Affiliated Conferences and other resources, such as libraries, journals, professional training, and community news.
Overall this new role allows Anna to represent and support researchers in information systems who view understanding human cognition as a critical component to the successful design and implementation of information systems.