HICSS-55 Call for papers for the mini-track on:
"AI and the Future of Work"
Part of the Collaboration Systems and Technologies Track
of the Fifty-Fifth Annual
Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS)
Maui, HI - January 4-7, 2022
Developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are setting the stage for a paradigm shift in the workplace. According to PwC, 72% of business executives say that AI will give them a competitive advantage in the future1. In fact, in many ways the future is already here. Several repetitive and simple tasks that were typically performed by humans are now being automated by AI bundled with other technologies, such as cloud systems, augmented reality, (social) robots, IoTs, and wearables. Consequently, the ratio of tasks executed by machines to humans is dramatically shifting. Human workers are rapidly being replaced with AI on many fronts. For instance, in 2018 an average of 71% of total task hours were performed by humans compared to 29% accomplished by machines. However, this average is expected to shift dramatically in the near future with 58% of tasks hours expected to be performed by humans and the remaining 42% to be handled exclusively by machines by 20222.
In a world of such rapid technological changes, it is paramount to have an overview of the research being conducted in this discipline. Such an understanding of current developments of AI and associated technologies enables us to envision the future workplace and its effect on human employees. These insights also provide guidance to employees, teams, organizations, and governments in creating a sustainable and synergistic workplace. Finally, engaging in this research allows us to proactively counter any negative effects that may arise from the changes in the work settings. Through this minitrack, we hope to create a platform where researchers working on AI in the context of future of work can come together and create collaborations that will allow them to capitalize on each other's work.
The "AI and Future of Work" minitrack is especially interested in the following topics:
1. Power shifts between humans and AI
2. AI and employees' mental and physical wellbeing
3. Shift in social/role identities with the introduction of AI
4. Required skill set for human employees in an era of AI
5. AI and the changing face of leadership
6. Social relationships and AI at the workplace
7. Integration of AI and work practices (knowledge sharing, decision making, etc.)
 Bothun, D., Liebermann, M., and Rao, A. (2017) "Bot.Me: A revolutionary partnership. How AI is pushing man and machine closer together." Consumer Intelligence Series PwC. http://pwcartificialintelligence.com/. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="0">http://pwcartificialintelligence.com/
2 World Economic Forum. (2018). "The future of jobs report 2018". Geneva: World Economic Forum.http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Future_of_Jobs_2018.pdf. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="1">http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Future_of_Jobs_2018.pdf
8. Ethical considerations of AI at the workplace
9. Financial and economic implications of AI implementation in the workplace
10. The changing meaning of work or work-life balance in an era of AI
11. AI task appropriateness
12. Designing AI for the workplace
13. AI and changes in work settings
14. Workplace Analytics and AI
15. AI and creativity in the workplace
Triparna de Vreede
Muma College of Business
University of South Florida
School of Information
Renmin University of China
Instructions to authors:
The purpose of HICSS is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, research results, development activities, and applications among researchers and practitioners in computer-based systems sciences. The conference consists of tutorials, advanced seminars, presentations of accepted papers, open forum, tasks forces, and plenary and distinguished guest lectures. There is a high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants because the conference is conducted in a workshop-like setting.
Instructions for submitting papers:
1. Submit an electronic copy of the full paper, 10 pages including title page, abstract, references and diagrams using the review system available at the HICSS site, make sure that the authors' names and affiliation information has been removed to ensure an anonymous review.
2. Do not submit the paper to more than one minitrack. The paper should contain original material and not be previously published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.
3. Provide the required information to the review system such as title, full name of all authors, and their complete addresses including affiliation(s), telephone number(s) and email address(es).
4. The first page of the paper should include the title and a (max) 150-word abstract.
· May 15: OPTIONAL: Abstracts submitted to Minitrack Chairs for guidance, indication of appropriate content and to receive instructions on submitting full paper.
· June 15: Full papers uploaded to the minitrack through the submission system at hicss.hawaii.edu.
· August 17: Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.
· September 4: Deadline for A-M Authors to Submit Revised Manuscript for Review.
· September 22: Deadline for Authors to Submit Final Manuscript for Publication
· October 1: Deadline for at least one author of the accepted manuscript to register for HICSS-54