Submission instructions

We invite submissions based on the extended abstracts which were presented in the STPIS 2020 workshop. Please also check that the paper is *explicitly* linked to a referenced sociotechnical tradition / approach. Explain specifically in the introduction how the research is related and relevant for sociotechnical practices. The paper which was presented in the workshop should be further developed as short or long papers.

Paper length: 12 pages maximum for long papers (research/idea/experience reports) and 6 pages maximum for short papers (position papers).

All submissions need to be prepared  using the NEW CEUR-ART-Style-2020. Overleaf users can clone the style from Word and LaTeX templates can be downloaded from Please use the 1-column template for submission.

Example frame of references with links:

It may be a good idea to reference and link your research to the work of Enid Mumford or similar. Suitable examples are listed below:

  • Mumford, E. (2006). The story of socio‚Äźtechnical design: reflections on its successes, failures and potential. (link)
  • Mumford, E. (2003). The reality of participative systems design: contributing to stability in a rocking boat. (link)
  • Mumford, E. (2006) Researching people problems: some advice to a student (link)
  • Avison D., et al. (2006) Enid Mumford: A Tribute (PDF)
  • Mumford, E. (2001) Advice for an action researcher (link)
  • Mumford, E. (1995) Contracts, complexity and contradictions: The changing employment relationship (link)
  • Stahl, B. C. (2007) ETHICS, Morality and Critique: An Essay on Enid Mumford’s Socio-Technical Approach (link)
  • Sarker, S. et al. (2019) The Sociotechnical Axis of Cohesion for the IS Discipline: Its Historical Legacy and its Continued Relevance (link)
  • Leitch, S. and Warren, M. J. (2010) ETHICS: The Past, Present and Future of Socio-Technical Systems Design(PDF)
  • Bednar, P. M., Welch, C. (2020) Socio-Technical Perspectives on Smart Working: Creating Meaningful and Sustainable Systems (link)

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: 31. May
  • Notification: 5. June
  • Workshop dates: 08. / 09. June
  • Full paper submission deadline: 15. September
  • Full paper notification: 20. October
  • Camera ready deadline: 15. November

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE) (UTC -12).

Submission site:

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair:
When submitting please indicate the category of your paper (research/idea/position/experience report).


As with the previous editions of STPIS we are planning to produce online proceedings via CEUR services.  CEUR proceedings are indexed by DBLPGoogle ScholarScopusCiteSeer/CiteSeerX, etc. For Scandinavian researchers, the publisher is in the Norska systemet rated as level 1 (which is the highest level for the conferences and workshops). The proceedings for the previous editions of STPIS can be found here: and