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30-09-2020 | Call for Papers

Call for Papers, Issue 3/2022

Sustainable Autonomous Systems

Authors: Roman Beck, Jens Dibbern, Martin Wiener

Published in: Business & Information Systems Engineering | Issue 6/2020

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The ongoing digital transformation is challenging the way business is conducted and how value is created and captured. While prior digitalization waves focused on replacing paper as physical carrier of information, leveraging the Internet as global communication infrastructure, and developing reactive, partly automated business processes and systems (e.g., Legner et al. 2017), the next wave will be about transforming these processes/systems into proactive sustainable autonomous systems (SAS). Such SAS are characterized by complex “systems of systems” of different age, quality, reliability, and performance, which may develop their own dynamics. A unique characteristic of SAS is their reliance on large amounts of data, along with the use of advanced technologies—such as the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, or Blockchain—that allow for gathering and processing ‘big’ data with limited, or even no, human involvement. Even though SAS are designed, developed, and implemented in a process of socio-technical interaction; once in use, they take on the role of agents that make decisions and perform actions independently of humans. In other words, what has been created in a socio-technical way by implementing patterns—including organizational rules, as well as social norms and values—into a technical system, turns into a techno-social system once operating, where social actors in the organizational environment respond to the technical system and where the system may self-adapt to environmental changes. Thus, agency, decision rights, and responsibility are handed over to autonomous systems, while the ultimate accountability and decision rights to change the systems may still reside with the governing entity owning those systems. …
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Metadata
Title
Call for Papers, Issue 3/2022
Sustainable Autonomous Systems
Authors
Roman Beck
Jens Dibbern
Martin Wiener
Publication date
30-09-2020
Publisher
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Published in
Business & Information Systems Engineering / Issue 6/2020
Print ISSN: 2363-7005
Electronic ISSN: 1867-0202
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12599-020-00667-8

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