CONISAR Proceedings 2017

Austin, Texas

Conference Highlights


Abstracts Chair

Muhammed Miah, Southern University New Orleans

Ordered by presentation time

Multitasking Behaviors: Distracted Driving Threats Beyond Texting

Dawn Medlin
Appalachian State University

Hoon Choi
Appalachian State University

Jason Xiong
Appalachian State University

Monday - 11/6/2017 in Travis at 9:35 am

Mobile distractions can be defined as any activity that diverts a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. There has been a significant increase in motor vehicle crashes that have resulted from driver inattention. Activities that were once an occasional occurrence are now becoming habit. Multitasking behaviors that involve mobile distractions are increasing. With more than 266 million cell phone users in the U.S. as of 2017, and a growing number of devices and services designed to keep individuals constantly connected, technology is playing an important role in all aspects of human life, one of which is driving (e-Marketer, 2017). Driving is a highly complex task that involves many sensory functions as well as psychomotor skills. Texting as well as performing other mobile distractive activities such as talking on the phone and performing directional searches while driving is a disturbingly common and dangerous behavior. The amplified use of mobile phones....

Towards a better understanding of the justification of choice of methods to be mixed in the same intervention during Action Design Research

Doncho Petkov
Eastern Connecticut State University

Olga Petkova
Central Connecticut State University

Monday - 11/6/2017 in Travis at 3:15 pm

Design Science in Information Systems was elevated in importance since 2004 through the work of Hevner and others. A culmination of the synthesis of elements from Action Research and Design Science was the 2011 proposal for Action Design Research (ADR) by Sein and co-authors. It provided a process for executing design science research within the action research paradigm. It did not address however the choice of methods to include in an Action Design Research intervention and that is the motivation behind this research in progress. The purpose of this work is to contribute towards a more rigorous attitude to mixing methods in ADR. The contribution of the paper is in the outline of guidelines for the selection of methods towards the formulation of multi-methodology approaches in ADR. Historically were raised three major issues....

Blockchain Technology: Challenges and Opportunities

Minoo Modaresnezhad
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Jeffrey Cummings
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Tuesday - 11/7/2017 in Pedernales at 9:35 am

Smart devices have been implanted within every aspect of our daily activities. With the technology-connected society comes the threat of cyber-criminal activities and the importance of innovative technologies to restrain these threats. Blockchain technologies, used in securing Bitcoin currancy, is one of the most popular approaches that brings us more reliable and convenient services. For instance, the underlying technologies can be used to offer smart secure contracts, present identity management systems, prevent denial of service attacks, and limit data manupiulation and fraud. On the other side, some drawbacks of using this technology include the power required to process the related mathematical computation, integrated cost problem, regulations and policy issues, time required to confirm Blockchain data, etc. In this paper, we will review opportunities and challenges associated with using Blockchain technologies which can in turn shed light on creating innovative systems to provide a more secure digital future.