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SIGMIS-CPR 2012 - SIGMIS-CPR '12 2012 Computer Personnel Research Conference



VenueMilwaukee, USA - United States of America USA - United States of America



Topics/Call fo Papers

For the past 50 years, ACM SIGMIS CPR has engaged the academic and practitioner communities in understanding issues pertaining to supply of information technology (IT) professionals, demand for their skills and talents, and their readiness for the workplace.

Many issues have evolved and matured with changes in technology, organizational valuation of IT, globalization, and economic downturns and upswings. The past 50 years of CPR has witnessed several generations of IT professionals who underwent this cycle of preparation, recruitment, and retention. As baby boomers retire, a new generation of IT professionals presents yet another set of opportunities and challenges for continued research.

What have we learned in the past 50 years? What do we envision as emerging issues for the next 50? On its 50th anniversary, SIG-MIS CPR aims to reflect upon these contributions to theory and research and identify new and emergent issues.

Exciting Changes to CPR

Renamed Computers and People Research to reflect changes that have broadened the definition of IT professionals.

Expanded to include more sessions aimed at engaging practitioners in working themes such as diversity, social inclusion, recruiting and retention, skills, etc. Practitioner panels and round-tables will offer ideas for research to be delivered in the following year’s conference, creating a cycle of responsive and applied research.

List of Relevant Topics

ACM SIG-MIS CPR 2012 welcomes research and practice submissions that address issues congruent with the conference theme and traditional topics related to the IT workforce.

These topics include, but are not limited to:
Career development practices of IT professionals
Professional or occupational commitment in IT
Motivations of computer personnel
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the coming decade
Role profiles; job profiles
Work satisfaction and staff turnover in IT
Offshore supplementation impact
Impact of IT consumerization and mobilization workforce and user skills

The roles of culture (organizational, occupational or societal) in IT and IT work
Diversity and cultural issues in the development, attraction and retention of IT professionals
Increasing IT enrolments, especially regarding gender and minorities
IS curriculum issues and trends
Ethical and security issues
Staffing models
Mainframe skills shortage
Baby boomer retirement and transition

Last modified: 2011-08-05 13:03:56