Following the tradition of previous editions, the 5th Innovation in Information Infrastructures (III) workshop will focus on transformation in digital infrastructures. Digital infrastructures herald a new stage in the evolution of digital information systems, reflecting the fact that digital technologies have become deeply socially embedded, and are coordinated through diverse sociotechnical worlds and standards (Bolton and Foxon 2015).

We encourage conceptualizations of processes of transformation in digital infrastructures. Specifically, because of their reconfigurable nature, digital infrastructures enable new capabilities to be added after a product or a tool has been designed and produced (Yoo et al 2010). We are also interested in the digitalization of organisational processes and on the role of digital platforms enabling the transformation of practices within and across organisational boundaries (Henfridsson et al 2014). Such platforms give rise to new organizational forms of co-production and collaboration and redraw the very nature of industrial sectors’ and organisational boundaries (Parker et al 2016; Tiwana et al 2010).

Though the emphasis is on digital infrastructures, we acknowledge that solid information infrastructure concepts and sound methodological approaches must take into account the much broader nature of infrastructure phenomena. Building on the tradition of historical studies of infrastructures, such as electricity networks (Hughes 1983; Graham and Marvin 2001), we also encourage conceptualizations of information infrastructures as political sociotechnical networks that require collective action and governance (Constantinides and Barrett 2015, Spagnoletti et al. 2015).

We call for contributions that focus on either the special theme on transformation in digital infrastructures or the general theme on information infrastructures based on empirical research in relevant settings. We anticipate contributions based on empirical research from the public and private sector, and from a range of different industries and domains and we call for contributions related to, but not limited to, the following themes:

Workshop program


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We accept short papers (3 to 4 pages) within the deadline. They must be submitted online via EasyChair at the following link:

Important dates
Deadline for submission of short papers: July 1st 2017
Decision of acceptance: August 1st 2017
Final program available: September 25 2017
Workshop: November 7th to 9th 2017

The workshop will take place at LUISS University in viale Pola 12 Campus. For logistic information, please contact the workshop organizers at

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