Digitization to Support Generations of Refugees: How Can IS Research and Researchers Make a Difference?

Safaa AbuJarour, Cynthia Beath, Michelle Carter, Robert Davison, Shirin Madon, Carleen Maitland, Shaila Miranda

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In recent years, a new refugee crisis has been sweeping the world due to the continuous violence in different places and countries. These developments have caused unexpected challenges on different levels, ranging from individuals (including migrants and refugees and hosting populations) to organizations, countries, and continents (including those fleeing violence and hosting countries of fleeing individuals). Despite the urgency and the potential risks associated with the current refugee situation, relatively little work has been carried out by IS researchers on how to find the intersection between this societal topic and the use of technology to alleviate this crisis. The outcomes of the panel have implications for both academia and practice. We would like to uncover the beneficial use of digital transformation solutions that could help and empower refugees and host communities using the bright side of existing technologies in integrating refugees into society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2022
Subtitle of host publication"Digitization for the Next Generation"
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9781713893615
StatePublished - 2022
Event43rd International Conference on Information Systems: Digitization for the Next Generation, ICIS 2022 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Dec 9 2022Dec 14 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2022: "Digitization for the Next Generation"


Conference43rd International Conference on Information Systems: Digitization for the Next Generation, ICIS 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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