Digitization for the Refugee Generation: How Can IS Research and Researchers Make a Difference?
Publication Type
Conference Paper
  • Safa'a AbuJarour
  • Cynthia Beath
  • Michelle Carter
  • Robert Davison
  • Shirin Madon
  • Carleen Maitland
  • Shaila Miranda

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.

Conference Title
International Conference on Information Systems
Conference Country
Conference Date
Dec. 9, 2022 - Dec. 14, 2022
Conference Sponsor
The Association for Information Systems (AIS)