Welcome to the Website for IFIP Working Group 8.6, an international group concerned with the diffusion, adoption and implementation of information (and communication) technologies. The Group was established by IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) in 1994. We conduct conferences and workshops, maintain a listserver and publish books. Read more about us here.
Although many members are academics, practitioners are most welcome to join in our activities, indeed developing a closer relationship between research and practice is a central aim of the Group.The resources in this site are open to all-comers - please explore.
Forthcoming IFIP WG8.6 working conference: "Diffusion of IS for Learning New Practices", 5-7th August, 2016, Sweden.
The Working Group's next conference is in Sweden, at the University West in Ljungskile, on the west coast of Sweden. We welcome researchers from all parts of the world to bring along their perspectives to discuss the use of IS for learning and transforming practices:
Organizations increasingly introduce learning initiatives for continuous competence development and organisational transformation in order to stay competitive and to have competent professionals at the core of their performance. Many of the challenges for learning and competent acting are related to diffusion, adoption and implementation of various forms of IT and information systems. Learning and change are fundamental issues to be investigated in order to keep in pace with competiveness in a way that are attractive for both the individual employee and the organization as a whole.
Participants should note that the conference is co-located and organized back to back with SCIS (the 7th Scandinavian Conference of Information systems) and IRIS (the 39th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia), 7-10 of August.