ICT and the 4th Industrial Revolution
In recent years, we have witnessed dramatic transformations to the way we live, work, play and govern. Such transformations have been enabled by emerging technologies such as robotics automation, 3D printing, smart objects, artificial intelligence and virtual & augmented reality. This new wave of industrial revolution, driven mainly by digitization, is commonly referred to as Industry 4.0 (Schwab, 2016) or the Second Machine Age (Brynjolfsson and McAfee, 2016). Industry 4.0 is reshaping both the supply and demand sides of our economy by altering industrial production value chains, business models and competitive landscapes. Industry 4.0 is also poised to impact extant power balances and accountability relationships, and create new wealth as well as new inequalities, generating new opportunities and challenges that warrant further exploration.


This track calls for both theoretical and empirical research that contribute to better understanding of the role of ICTs in the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Key changes in organizational practices, business models and management approaches in the age of Industry 4.0
Digitally enabled value creation in Industry 4.0 organizations
Emerging opportunities enabled by cyber physical systems and Internet of Things
Interactions and co-existence of cyber physical systems and human workers
Organizational challenges and unintended consequences in a highly-connected environment
Implications of smart manufacturing on environmental sustainability
Social implications of Industry 4.0
Smart cities and Industry 4.0


Track Co-Chairs:
1. Dr. Sandeep Mysore Seshadrinath, Lecturer, School of Information Systems and Technology Management, UNSW Business School,
2. Dr. Yenni Tim, Lecturer, School of Information Systems and Technology Management, UNSW Business School,


Track AEs:
1. Satish Krishnan, Assistant Professor, Information Technology and Systems Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India,
2. Rohit Nishant, Associate Professor, Esc Rennes School Of Business, France,
3. Michael Cahalane, Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia,
4. Christine Van Toorn, Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Australia,
5. Morteza Namvar, Lecturer, University of Wollongong, Australia,
6. Petri Hallikainen, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia,
7. Tingting Huang, Lecturer, Tohoku University, Japan,
8. Delin Zeng, Lecturer, Beijing Jiaotong University, China,
9. Andrei Gurca, Assistant Professor, NEOMA Business School,
10. Michelle Richey, Lecturer, Loughborough University,
11. Mumin Abubakre, Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University,
12. Rahul Thakurta, Assistant Professor, Xavier University,
13. Matti Grosse, Research Associate, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Germany,