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  • Dr Martin Sykora and Dr Suzanne Elayan have been working on a stream of ground-breaking research on social media analytics in public health, the digitization of health, the role of digital technologies, and social platforms in healthcare and mental wellbeing. Read the article here.
  • The Centre for Information Management (CIM) is working in partnership with The Police Foundation as they host a special seminar about policing innovation on the 19th of May 2021. Find out more.
  • Professor Peter Kawalek and Dr Crispin Coombs explore shifting the focus from economics to well-being in the relationship between man and machine. Read their blog post here.
  • Visiting Professor John Beckford has been analysing the comparative statistics for healthcare performance over the Covid-19 crisis. Read the article here.
  • Professor Robert Galliers has had a paper published in the globally respected and highly ranked Journal of Management Studies: “Datification and the Pursuit of Meaningfulness in Work”. Read the news item here.
  • Dr Boyka Simeonova and Prof Mat Hughes held a workshop on June 4th: Tools for Enhancing Business Decision Making. Find out more here.
  • Prof Tom Jackson and Dr Ejovwoke Onojeharho are leading on the TOXI-MOTIVE part of a large international multi-institutional research study called TOXI-TRIAGE, with recent field trials in Finland to test the various processes and technologies. Read the full PR here.
  • Dr Silvia Masiero’s latest project pertains to datafication (the rendering into data of previously non-quantifiable aspects of the world), and seeks to understand its effects on the design and implementation of anti-poverty programmes. Beyond research, Silvia is a committed international volunteer in the fields of human rights and assistance to refugees, and has worked with vulnerable communities in Togo, Sierra Leone, India, Jordan, Lebanon and the West Bank of Palestine
  • Professor Louise Cooke has been working on "The development of Guidelines on Public Internet Access", with the International Federation of Library Associations, IFLA.
  • Dr Patrick Stacey, co-author of the paper “A Paradox of Progressive Saturation: The Changing Nature of Improvisation over Time in a Systems Development Project”, published by JAIS (Journal of the Association for Information Systems) in 2017, received the Senior Scholar Best Information Systems Publication Awarding recognition of the importance of the paperRead more here.
  • CIM is pleased to announce a new Distinguished Speaker Series for 2019, starting with Steve Kuncewicz on 30 January 2019. To book your seat visit the Events page.
  • New £20million research scheme led by Professor Alistair Milne and Professor Chris Holland is launched - investigating how AI can transform UK services. Read the press release here.
  • New PhD studentships on the topic of spreading of online misinformation and disinformation now available. To learn more, visit here.
  • Professor Tom Jackson and co-author Steven Lockwood have just published a new book on business analytics. It explores the importance of data in everyday situations and how it’s used effectively to drive outcome, improve performance and influence decision making. Find out more and how to get it here
  • Dr Martin Sykora, Dr Suzanne Elayan and Professor Tom Jackson contributed to the research report to British Parliament on the possible threats of online memes to the well-being of young people. Full article here
  • Professor Tom Jackson is leading on the decision sciences segment of the TOXI-Triage research project, TOXI-Motive, which is seeking to tckle how emergency services deals with mass casualty disasters such as biological or nuclear attacks. Read the press release.
  • CIM Director Peter Kawalek will give his inaugural lecture on October 17th at 5pm here on campus. The title: The Digital: Eating the World? To book your place, please visit the University's Events page.
  • A new research paper by recent CIM PhD graduate Josh Morton and Dr Patrick Stacey on strategic ability within executive IT leaders has been published by UC Berkeley's California Management Review. You can read the paper here: https://bit.ly/2MNplud 
  • Professor Louise Cooke is an editor of a new 22-page report filled with guidance and practical advice for librarians. Find out more here.



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  • A new Paper Writing Workshop with Dr Michael Myers, University of Auckland, New Zealand, will be held on November 15th & 16th on campus. For details or to sign up, please go to Events
  • Dr Patrick Stacey wins the JAIS Best Paper Award for his co-authored paper on improvisation in systems development. Read the full paper. Go to News.
  • Dr Crispin Coombs was invited to be a keynote speaker at the 15th International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management (CONTECSI), at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil to present his research on the organisational impacts of new technologies.
  • Dr Crispin Coombs has been appointed to the editorial board of the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) as Associate Editor. EJIS is one of the premier basket of eight AIS journals and ranked A* on the ABDC journal ranking list.
  • The Sun Yat Sen University's School of Information Management (China) invited Dr Gillian Ragsdell to give two presentations on her knowledge management research, which she did earlier this month. Read the full news story here.
  • Dr Crispin Coombs, Deputy Director of CIM and Reader in Information Systems, will be busy this year promoting CIM and his research on automation and information systems - he will be presenting a keynote speech at BRAIS 2018: 15th CONTECSI - International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management (May 23-25, 2018, São Paulo, Brazil) on the 'Impacts of Intelligent Machines on Work and Employment', and then in October is going back to Brazil to deliver a keynote address at the country's largest business and management conference, as well as to teach PhD student research methods at the University of Sao Paulo. More on both of these events to come!
  • Dr Patrick Stacey has co-authored a paper in JAIS on email as a source of workplace stress. Read the news item here.
  • CIM is delighted to announce the launch of a new Doctoral Training Centre on Online Civic Culture - and 3 new PhD Studentships associated with the CDT. Applications are being accepted until 27 April, so please get in touch soon
  • Professor Louise Cooke is leading on project to develop national guidance for internet provision in libraries across the UK. Read the news item here.
  • CIM members, including Professor Tom Jackson, attended the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51), held at the University of Hawaii, Manoa at the start of this year. HICSS is one of the longest-standing scientific communities in the information systems and technology fields, and the 51st conference took place January 3-6th. More to follow!
  • New research on automation in the workplace by Dr Crispin Coombs (CIM Deputy Director), Professor Donald Hislop, Dr Stanimira Taneva and Dr Sarah barnard has been published by the CIPD. The full report is available here.
  • Dr Patrick Stacey is co-author of an article published in JAIS on improvisation. 
  • Charnwood Connects, co-led by Dr Gillian Ragsdell, wins prestigious international award. Read the press release here.
  • Professor Peter Kawalek joins as new CIM Director!
  • Professor Jackson comments in an article in The Telegraph (April 27 2017) about the use of 'ego-mail' at work.
  • Dr Suzanne Elayan officially joins CIM, working with Dr Martin Sykora on the Stresscapes project and with Prof Tom Jackson and Dr Sykora on the EMOTIVE project.
  • The Knowledge Management Research Interest Group (KM-RIG) organised a well-attended 'Sustainable Management Seminar' in London February 15th 2017 - Dr Peter Heisig was the guest speaker. Details can be found here.
  • A new book by Dr Patrick Stacey, 'Managing Big Data Anayltics Projects', has just been published and is available as a Kindle-only publication from Amazon. A paperback version is due to be published later this year.
  • Dr Patrick Stacey has some new research, conducted with colleague Liu Liu from Queen Mary's London, on fitness games and users with learning disabilities. Their research was presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in January 2017. The press release can be read here.
  • We are extremely sad to announce the passing of Professor Neil Doherty, also a member of CIM and the IM discipline group at the SBE. Neil's funeral was held on the 9th of February 2017.
  • Professor Mark Hepworth passed away after a relatively brief but intense battle with motor neurone disease. You can read the press release here, and the obituary in the January 26th edition of TES Global.
  • We predicted a Trump victory in the 2016 US Presidential election using the Emotive app by analysing emotions in the thousands of tweets sent every day. Watch Professor Jackson and Dr Sykora talking about how EMOTIVE works (filmed in the lead-up to the US Election), or go to the Emotive website
  • Loughborough University, in collaboration with Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA), has been chosen as a finalist in the technology category of the 3rd Sector Care Awards for ‘SMaRT Messenger’, a system which allows individual messengers to appear on a television screen. SMaRT Messenger grew out of a previous project led by Professor Mark Hepworth and Wendy Olphert of Loughborough University and NCHA. This was part of an EU project for assistive technologies, HOST. The team, including Dr Marianne Bamkin, researched the information needs of older people in one NCHA supported living residence and a “set top box” to attach to participant’s televisions was commissioned by NCHA from a software company. The technology for the original project was found to have limitations and was therefore radically altered to form SMaRT Messenger. You can read more about the project here.
  • special interview with Sir John Dermot Turing on his September 27th CIM Distinguished Speaker Series lecture ('Alan Turing, Bletchley Park and the origins of big data') is now available. You can watch the full lecture here.
  • A very insightful video can now be viewed of Andrew Fisher speaking about 'Building a Billion Dollar Business', wherein he talks about starting a business here in the UK, about how Shazam came to be and how integral information management is to the future of business.
  • A MISQ-published research paper ('Coping with Information Technology: Mixed Emotions, Vacillation and Nonconforming Use Patterns') co-authored by Prof Robert Galliers in CIM has just been named as the European Research Paper of the Year 2016 by CIONET. The CIONET blog with the announcement can be read here.
7 April 2022

Confidence in the digital age: do you trust your news; do you trust your phone?

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