Purpose, Goal and Topics

The main purpose of the workshop is to arrange discussions on using a socio-technical perspective in organizational system development, the long term goal being to make this workshop a meeting place for the community of researchers and practitioners interested in the socio-technical approach.

Following this purpose, we only devote part of the workshop to presentations with the remainder of the time being designated for collaborative work. This year we again follow the practice which was first introduced at STPIS’17 and we will be working on a real case from the local industry (report on the first business case). A summary of the proposed business case will be available here shortly.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Contemporary socio-technical approaches, in practice and theory
  2. Experiences of and reflections about using socio-technical approaches in practice
  3. Industry 5.0 / Society 6.0 as part of socio-technical practice and agenda
  4. Methodological aspects of using socio-technical approaches in practice
  5. Socio-technical approach: Education and training
  6. Case studies using socio-technical approaches
  7. Information system design using socio-technical approaches
  8. Socio-technical comparative studies of technology/IS adoption
  9. Socio-technical analysis, design, development and integration of
    • health care systems
    • crisis management systems
    • information security management systems
    • learning systems
    • privacy enhanced technology
    • work-systems
    • knowledge management
    • Job-Crafting
    • work and information systems de-design
    • human activity systems
  10. Societal Security from a socio-technical perspective
  11. Information Systems Security from a socio-technical perspective
  12. Ethnographic and Anthropological aspects of IS design and adoption
  13. Philosophical aspects of socio-technical practices
  14. Socio-technical HCI
  15. IT business alignment from a socio-technical perspective
  16. Using Viable System Model (VSM) for analysis and design of socio-technical systems