SD 2015

Sociomaterial Design in IS and HCI

organized in conjuction with

The 19th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2015)

1-3 October, 2015
Athens, Greece


This special session is dedicated to exploring the synergy between two evolving streams of research, namely sociomateriality as populated in the Information Systems research community and the ‘material turn’ as advocated in HCI. Sociomateriality features the entanglement of social and material agencies that shape organizational practices. The ‘material turn’ coins a shift in design perspective to acknowledge the role of digital technologies as materials for crafting novel user experiences. In recent years, both constructs have received considerable attention in several academic venues, resulting in an on-going effort to consolidate experience and build a shared vocabulary. In this vein, and by focusing at the cross-roads of these emerging traditions, the special session invites research contributions covering, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Theoretical treatments of digital materiality
  • From socio-technical systems to sociomaterial studies of IT in organizations
  • Methods for studying sociomaterial entanglements & assemblages
  • Materiality of interactions
  • New constructs for theorizing materiality (i.e., texture, light, gravity, etc.)
  • Novel digital assemblages and emerging interaction paradigms
  • Computational composites
  • Software as material
  • Services as material
  • Transformative technologies, semantic APIs and exploratory visualization

Important Dates

Full length paper submission:

extended till Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Notification of decision:

extended till Friday, June 19, 2015


Monday, June 29, 2015



Demosthenes Akoumianakis (, TEI of Crete, Greece
Mikael Wiberg ((, Umeå university, Sweden

Technical Program Committee (to be extended)

Lorna Uden (Staffordshire University, UK)
Vassilis Papadakis (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Rolf Bader (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company GmbH, Austria)
Nigel Crook, (Oxford Brookes University, UK)

Submission procedures

Submissions should be at most 6 pages in length. All submissions should be typeset using the templates of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and uploaded to EasyChair. Templates can be retrieved from the PCI’2015 conference site. Accepted papers will be published in ICPS Series, published by ACM and included in the ACM Digital Library. During submission, authors are requested to select the correct category "Sociomaterial design in IS and HCI".