NOKOBIT 2018 – Call for papers

NOKOBIT 2018 – Call for papers

Norwegian Conference for IT Use in Organisations

The University of Oslo has the pleasure of organising NOKOBIT 2018 in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 18-18 September, 2017, as a part of the Norwegian Conference on ICT Research and Education. The Norwegian Conference for IT Use in Organisations has been organised annually for the last 25 years as a national conference within information science and information systems. It concerns topics related to development, implementation and use of ICT in organisations, as well as societal issues of ICT. The conference is a joint arena for researchers and practitioners for extending the knowledge in the area. The conference calls for contributions within a broad spectrum of geners and topics; see for important dates. Multidisciplinary research and a a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome. Possible topics include: - Use of digital technologies in different domains - User interaction - Data visualisation - Data science - Digital innovation and business development - Digitalization and transformation of public services - IS research methods - ICT strategy - ICT management and organisation - Information infrastructures and platform ecosystems - Information and knowledge governance - Innovation and entrepreneurship with IS - Conceptual modelling - Knowledge mining (data mining, business intelligence) - IS service management - Business process management - Supply chain management - Lean production - Human-computer interaction, universal design - Mobility, mobile applications - New media - Cloud computing - Social IS and collaborative technologies - Big data - System development methods and practices - Service-oriented architecture - Business modelling - Business systems and architectures - Benefits realisation and IS

Posters and demos

Newly established projects, research in progress and completed work of interest to the participants, but which does not fit as a research paper, can be presented as a poster with or without an IT demo. The posters will be published in the conference break areas and the authors will present them during the breaks there. The posters should mainly consist of illustrations and not an enlarged version of the Extended Abstract. The contributions should be submitted as Extended Abstracts (max 2 pages) to the conference within the deadline for posters at Extended abstracts will be assessed by the program committee and NOT be given peer reviews, hence posters will not entail publication points.


In addition to written contributions, we also invite suggestions for panel discussion. Such suggestions should include a summary of the topic to be discussed and the participants of the panel - and those who suggests the panel needs to confirm participation from all of those in the panel.

Assessment and publishing

All research papers will normally be assessed by 3 anonymous and independent peers. The papers do not have to be anonymised, but we accept anonymous contributions. Accepted papers will normally be published in a digital conference reporting the NOKOBIT series (e-ISSN 1894-7719), currently published by Bibsys Open Journal Systems at credit level 1. Extended Abstracts for posters (1-2 pages) will be published in a separate section, such that it clearly shows that these contributions are neither peer reviewed nor give publication credits. We require the following for publication in the conference report (applies to both papers and Extended Abstracts): - final version is submitted within the deadline and in the correct format, - at least one of the authors register at the conference and presents it here.

If none of the authors participate in the conference and present the work, it might be removed from the conference report. Under specific circumstances, a submitted manuscript can be refused by the programme committee without being sent for peer review. This applies if the manuscript has obvious deficiencies, making peer review meaning less (i.e., plagiarism, the work has been presented elsewhere, no scientific contents of a topic far out of the area of NOKOBIT). In cases of plagiarism or scientific dishonesty (I.e., plagiarism or autogenerated gibberish), the rejection and its reason will not only be covered to the submitter, but also, potentially, to the institution where (s)he is employed, and also to those being plagiarised.

Format and submission

Contributions can be written in Norwegian or another Scandinavian language or English. All contributions have to be original and not published or under review elsewhere. A peper should be max 14 pages.

Conference presentation

Accepted papers must be presented through a lecture at the conference, and the posters presented through discussions with the conference participants. The lecture is given in English if there are people who do not understand Scandinavian languages amongst the audience.

The board of NOKOBIT
  • Anniken Karlsen, NTNU (head)
  • Tom Roar Eikebrokk, UiA
  • Trond Vegard Johannesen, NHH
  • Jens Kaasbøll, UiO
  • Grete Netteland, HiSF
  • Knut H Rolland, UiO
  • Pieter Jelle Toussaint, NTNU
Program committee
  • Knut H. Rolland, UiO
  • Anniken Karlsen, NTNU (Co-chair)
  • Trond Vegard Johannesen, NHH (Co-chair)