ACIS 2022.

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This year will mark the 33rd year of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, which the University of Melbourne will host in early December in Melbourne. Professor Mirbabaie will attend the ACIS and contribute two research articles regarding remedying the drawbacks of remote work through emerging technologies such as meta-verses and the development of an artefact that improves cybersecurity. 

To remedy the drawbacks of remote work arrangements, emerging technologies such as meta-verses could potentially be promising by merging physical reality with digital virtuality. In contrast to most existing literature, Professor Mirbabaie’s paper focuses on the independent and uninterrupted activities in knowledge work. The initial results show that knowledge workers experience arousal from characteristics of other avatars, the virtual environment, and the technical aspects of the meta-verses. This paper implies that extensions to the distraction-conflict theory are necessary to incorporate additional sources of arousal when applied to the context of knowledge work in meta-verses.

Marx, J., Rieskamp, J., & Mirbabaie, M. ‘Just a Normal Day in the Metaverse’–Distraction Conflicts of Knowledge Work in Virtual Environments.

Computer emergency response teams were established to secure the cyber environments as a countermeasure to the increasing number and variety of cyberattacks and malware patterns. According to recent studies, achieving cybersecurity has been impeded by a lack of automation and the availability of adequate tools. Professor Mirbabaie’s paper addresses these challenges by developing an artefact that improves the evaluation of open-source intelligence obtained from Twitter as well the actor-specific communication of cyber threat information. This research-in-progress paper outlines the identified research gap and describes the process and the endeavor of developing an artefact that supports domain experts in their field.

Eyilmez, K., Basyurt, A. S., Stieglitz, S., Fuchss, C., Kaufhold, M. A., Reuter, C., & Mirbabaie, M. A Design Science Artefact for Cyber Threat Detection and Actor Specific Communication.