Workshop Series: Aleck Lin

27 April, 2012 - 10:30 to 12:00
Room 430 Joyce Ackroyd Building 37


There is a significant and growing trend to apply affective phenomena into information systems research for theory development and testing. Yet, the concept of emotion - a multiple-component affective phenomenon - has not been well studied in the information system discipline, and thus how to well formulate a theoretical research context with diverse emotional contracts is not fairly understood. To redress the gap, this paper reviews the literature in order to lend insights into our understanding of the linkages between human emotions and information system research. It begins by conceptualizing emotions based on the psychology theories and laying the groundwork for examining the emotional concepts in the information systems literature. According to this review, a number of themes may be considered for future information systems studies, especially when researchers would like to form their theoretical models with the concept of "emotions".

Aleck Lin, Australian National University

Dr Aleck LIN is a core member of the National Centre for Information Systems Research, Australia (NCISR). Dr. Lin’s research interests lie in emotional computing, strategic development of web information systems, multimedia interactive systems, online knowledge dissemination and theoretical foundation of information systems. He serves in the editorial office of Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS) from 2010 to 2013. He also presided over the Track Co-Chair in the Australian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) and the Associate Editor (AE) in the world-leading information systems conferences, such as International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Pacific Asia Conference on Information systems (PACIS). Lin’s publications include publications in journals such as Decision Support Systems (DSS), Journal of Interactive Marketing (JIM), and Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (PAJAIS). One of his work obtain the AIS Award for Best Conference Paper in IS Education for 2011.