Anuragini Shirish leads the Smart BIS (Smart Business Information Systems, aka IS Transformation) with Saïd Assar.

SMART BIS / LITEM research seminars 2022 - 2023

With their team members, they organise 1 to 2 hours research seminars.


  • 29/02/2024 : Smart BIS/LITEM seminar editorial talk, 12:00am -1:00pm

We are honored to have Professor Sundeep Sahay as our guest speaker for our next SMART BIS/LITEM seminar scheduled on the 29thof February 2024. During this seminar, Professor Sahay will be providing an editorial talk.

Please RSVP to Anuragini Shirishat by 27thFebruary 2024.

About Sundeep Sahay:

He is interested in understanding the intersection between technology and global health, in the context of ongoing challenges of climate, antimicrobial resistance (AMR), environmental AMR and migration. As the world gets both connected and disconnected, implications on health are increasingly becoming complex and interconnected. He is particularly interested in understanding these relationships within the context of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with a key focus on India. A key focus is on enhancing the impacts of his research on policy and practice, developed within an action research framework. Theoretically, he draws upon and seeks to contribute to theories of social science and anthropological research methods. He is also an affiliate professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Oslo, and the honorary visiting professor at the University of Sheffield, as well as the honorary president of the Society for Health Information Systems Programs (HISP India).

Current areas of research interest:

Understanding AMR throughthe lens ofhealthinequities. How can problems whichare socially and politically "invisible" be made more visible through the introduction of digitally mediated practices and institutions. How do forces of structural and slow violence impede policy and practice-based interventions in the domain of AMR. Critically examining the promise of digital personal data for improving healthcare in LMICs: Myth and reality. Implications of digital personal data for maternal and child healthcare on human and gender rights.

He is currently the senior editor of Informations Systems Research journal (ISR)

Location : Hybrid: IMT-BS(room F026 ), online at:


  • 17/01/2024 : IMT Data & AI - IMT BS SMART BIS, 1pm -2:15 pm

IMT Data & AI - IMT BSSMART BIS/LITEM ResearchTeam is happy to welcome Associate Professor Rohit Nishant to speak at the seminar scheduled for the 17thof January 2024. During this seminar, Associate Professor Nishant will discusshispaper titled ‘Who is Really inCharge- The Control Issue and Its Role in AI Failure.‘

Please RSVP to Anuragini Shirishat and Ka Ho Yim at before 15thJanuary.


Our research delves into the reasons why AI frequently and severely fails to solve organizational problems. We contend that these failures are often caused by misconceptions about the capabilities of AI held by humans. This leads to a “control problem” during a crisis, where neither humans nor AI is in control, resulting in AI failure. To examine human-machine interactions in problemsolving processes, we employ a combination of topic modeling, textual analytics, and agent-based modeling. Our study identifies fallacies and underlying causes that contribute to AI failure, and we develop a framework that utilizes agent-based modeling to propose design principles for more effectiveuse of AI.

Keywords: AI, failure, control problem, textual analytics, agent-based modeling

Speaker Bio:

Rohit Nishant is an Associate Professor in the Department of MIS at FSA Ulaval and axis lead for emerging technology theme at the Information Technology and Business Research Center (CeRTIA). His research interests include AI and Green IS. He has published in top academic journals, including MIS Quarterly, Research Policy, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, and Information Systems Journal, and practitioner journals, including MIS Quarterly Executive. He currently serves as an AE at EJIS and I&M. He is a special issue editor for DSSand JSIS.

Location: on-line

  • 28/11/2023 : Smart BIS/LITEM Research Seminar, 11:30am - 1pm

We are honored to have guest speakers Yingqin Zheng and Priyanka Pandey as the speakers for our next SMART BIS/LITEM Seminar scheduled for 28th November 2023. They will present their paper on "Technologies of Power and Digital Inclusion", followed by a short editorial talk.

Kindly RSVP to Anuragini Shirish before the 24th of November to this e-mail address:


This study moves beyond the conventional focus on technology access, adoption, and participation in communities, and instead presents a perspective on digital inclusion as a complex process of both empowerment and subjugation. Drawing on Foucault’s theorization on subjectivity and power, our case study of community health workers in rural India reveals that the adoption of a mHealth application simultaneously subordinated and strengthened the subjectivity of the community health workers. The study explicates the process through which the health workers oscillated between the enhancement of their individual efficacy, and their submission to institutionalized power as facilitated by the mHealth application during their everyday work practices. Thus, by shifting the focus from “who” is digitally included to “how” they become digitally included, our research provides a fresh perspective that enriches and deepens the discourse of digital inclusion. It generates both theoretical and practical implications for anyone interested in understanding digital inclusion from a more granulated and practice-based perspective.

 About Yingqin Zheng

Yingqin Zheng is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) at Essex Business School. Her research interests lie in the social and ethical implications of digital transformation, with a particular focus on digital inclusion and digital justice. She was a co-founder of the Digital Organisation and Society Research Centre at Royal Holloway University of London and serves as a senior editor at Information Systems Journal.

About Priyanka Pandey

Priyanka Pandey is currently a Lecturer in Public Services and Technology at King’s Business School. Her research investigates the role digital artefacts and platforms play in everyday practices, with a particular emphasis on structures, cultures, institutional mechanisms, and power processes. She is interested in deconstructing the relationship between technology and social and organisational change, within the public sector, and Global South context.

Location: on-line 

  • 14/04/2023 : Smart BIS/LITEM Meet the Editors Session

We are extremely delighted and honoured to welcome Prof. Suprateek Sarker as our guest speaker to our forthcoming SMART BIS/LITEM meet the editors seminar. See details attached.

Prof. Sarker, is Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Eminent Professor of Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, President of Association for Information Systems (AIS),  Incoming Editor-in-Chief, Information Systems Research (INFORMS).

His Detailed Bio is available at

Event Date and Time: 14 April 2023,

Venue: Espace Vinci, 25 rue des Jeûneurs 75002 Paris.

Contact details: 01 42 46 79 77

Access Info: Métros L8 et L9 Grands Boulevards, L3 Sentier ou Bourse10 min from Saint-Lazare, Gare de l’Est25 min from Gare Montparnasse et Gare de Lyon

RSVP: We would like to know the number of participants not later than 13th April for better organisation. Please confirm your interest to Anuragini Shirish,


  •  20/04/2023: Smart BIS/LITEM Seminar: Academic Writing Center Workshop

Date: 20th April 2023, 11:30pm -1:30pm
Venue: IMT-BS - F018 (F building) or hybrid:
The Academic Writing Center (AWC) will conduct a workshop where they will organize writing exercises,
collective brainstorming, and a Q&A session.
The program outline is as follows:

  •  20 minutes : Introduction of the Academic Writing Center – CentraleSupélec
  •  45 minutes : Writing Exercise
  •  40 minutes : Collective brainstorming for future workshop requirements
  •  15 minutes : Q & A

We hope to see you all there!
Kindly RSVP to if you intend to join the event, before 17th April 2023.


  • 22nd of  February 2023

We are extremely honored to begin our SMART BIS/LITEM seminar this year with a 'Meet the Editors' session presided by an extremely accomplished scholar Dr. Michael Myers, the Current Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Information Systems also called as 'EJIS' ( from the University of Auckland. This session is scheduled for the 22nd of  February 2023 and will be on: "Publishing in EJIS and the AIS Basket of 8"

The session will take place online, please join via this MS teams: linkTime: 9am-10am (Paris)

Michael D Myers is Professor of Information Systems at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand. Hisresearch interests are in the areas of digital transformation, the social, organizational and cultural aspects of digitaltechnologies, and qualitative research methods in information systems. He won the Best Paper Award in the Journal ofStrategicInformationSystemsin2019(withSimonChaniasandThomasHess)forapapertitled“Digitaltransformationstrategymakinginpre-digitalorganizations:Thecaseofafinancialservicesprovider.”HealsowontheBestPaperaward(with Heinz Klein) in MIS Quarterly in 1999. Michael served as President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in2006-2007 and as Chair of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.2 from 2006-2008. Healso served as a Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly from 2001-2005 and as a Senior Editor of Information Systems Research from2008-2010. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of European Journal of Information Systems. Michael is a Fellow and LEOawardwinnerofAISandreceivedanhonorarydoctoratefromAaltoUniversity,Finland,in2022.

Feel free to send this invitation to your collaborators but kindly ask them to RSVP to Anuragini Shirish (  before the event to ensure we can update them of any changes to this event.



  • 2nd December 2022

 We are honoured to have Professor Stéphanie Missonier from HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne present her work along with Professor Aurélie Dudézert in our next SMART BIS/LITEM Seminar. They will be presenting their research in progress paper. 

 "The study of the Sustainable Development of IS Management: A paradoxical dialogical avatar"

The seminar will be at IS Lab, Room-H418, Etoile Building, IMT BS, Evry, Time: 10am till 11am

Below you will find the abstract of the paper and here the brochure of the event for more information. 

The study of sustainable development and IS management is a (hot) topic of current interest. It is increasingly crystallizing in the scientific and public arena around the notion of “digital sobriety” in particular. This phenomenon is structured by contradictory tensions which the world is seizing upon, each one expressing and reinterpreting it in its own way and according to its own prism. As a key topic for MIS research, the objective of our research is to identify how to study such a phenomenon defined as a 'wicked' problem. In this presentation, we will show how the study of sustainable development and MIS is a wicked problem and the paradoxical tensions that make it up. We will propose the prerequisites and avenues for scientifically studying this phenomenon and for further research.

  • 21 October 2022

Dr. Silvia Masiero, Associate professor of Information Systems at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, join us as a guest speaker for the LITEM/SMART BIS Research seminar on the 21st of October.

The seminar will take place online from 10:30am to 12pm CET and can be accessed with this link:

Silvia Masiero will be discussing her paper on "Decolonising Critical Information Systems Research: A Subaltern Approach".

About the seminar: Theories used in the Information Systems (IS) field come in large majority from authors based in Western countries, a bias that holds for critical theories as well. Such a bias is made more problematic by the mandate of critical theory, which is meant exactly to illuminate the oppressive conditions of the status quo. Against this backdrop, this paper explores the subalternity theory approach – developed by the Subaltern Studies collective from the early 1980s – as an indigenous theory that, proposing a socially and geographically connotated narration of “history from below”, can play a major role in the effort to decolonise critical IS research. By positioning subaltern theory in the IS field, the paper offers an alternative to the Western hegemony of critical theories, exploring the potential of such an alternative to voice systematically silenced and marginalised perspectives.

Kindly RSVP if you are able to make it for this session at

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