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[protege-discussion] CFP -- Information Systems 2008

Jinjun Chen jchen at
Tue Dec 4 18:37:04 PST 2007


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Submission Deadline Extended: 7 January 2008
                                        April 9-11, 2008 - ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

* Keynote Speakers (confirmed): 
Professor Jean-Charles Chebat, HEC Montréal, Canada
Professor Robert D Galliers, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Bentley College, USA

* Conference background and goals 
A new paradigm is sweeping the society, organisations and the business
environment.  In fact, society and business world alike are moving from its
tangible bases to intangible ones based on knowledge and information systems
(IS) to support its management, use and sharing.  In this emerging paradigm,
terms like information, communication, knowledge, and learning have acquired
a critical relevance to the understanding of the nature of contemporary
business.  This led authors such as Drucker (1993) to state that "we are
entering the knowledge society in which the basic economic resource. is

In fact, since the mid-1980s, there has been a sudden avalanche of a new
kind of vocabulary. Corporations, which so far had been economic entities,
are being described as 'information-based organizations', 'learning
organizations', 'knowledge-creating companies' or knowledge intensive
organisations.  Instead of product-market strategies, the fashionable
business discourse invokes core competencies, intangible assets,
knowledge-based capabilities, intellectual capital, knowledge management
etc.  Consequently, in this 21st century of ours, terms such as intellectual
capital, knowledge management, and knowledge mapping have increasingly
become part of the corporate landscape.  

However, none of this apparent revolution would be possible without the
underlying technological support provided by IS. The IADIS Information
Systems Conference (IS 2008) aims to provide a forum for the discussion of
IS taking a socio-technological perspective.  It aims to address the issues
related to design, development and use of IS in organisations from a
socio-technological perspective, as well as to discuss IS professional
practice, research and teaching.  
 * Format of the Conference 
The conference will comprise invited talks and oral presentations. The
proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book. The
best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their
papers in specific journals, and in the IADIS International Journal on
Computer Science and Information Systems. 

* Types of submissions 
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials,
Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind
refereeing process. 

* A set of key issues has been identified (see below). However, these do not
aim at being prescriptive, or set in stone, and any innovative contributions
that do not fit into these areas will also be considered. Areas and Topics
of the conference will focus on: 

IS in Practice, Technology Infrastructures and Organisational Processes
.	Power, Cultural, Behavioural and Political issues 
.	New  Organisational Forms
.	Dilution of Organisational Boundaries
.	The centrality of IS and  IT in Organisational Processes 
.	IS Management
.	Information Management
.	Knowledge Management
.	IS and SMEs 
.	Innovation and IS
.	Innovation and Knowledge Management
.	IS and Change Management
.	IS and Organisation Development
.	Enterprise Application Integration
.	Enterprise Resource Planning
.	Business Process Change

IS Design, Development and Management Issues and Methodologies
.	Design and Development Methodologies and Frameworks
.	Iterative and Incremental Methodologies
.	Agile Methodologies
.	IS Design and Development  as a Component-Based Process 
.	IS Design and Development as Social Negotiation Process
.	IS D Design and Development as a Global and Distributed Process 
.	Outsourcing in IS
.	Outsourcing Risks, Barriers and Opportunities 
.	IS Project Management
.	IS Quality Management and Assurance
.	IS Standards and Compliance Issues
.	Risk Management in IS 
.	Risk Management in IS Design and Development

IS Professional Issues
.	Ethical, social, privacy, security and moral issues in an e-society 
.	The role of information in the information society 
.	Myths, taboos and misconceptions in IS
.	Practitioner and Research Relationship, Projects and Links
.	Validity, Usefulness and  Applicability of IS Academic Research
.	Industrial Research versus Academic Research Issues 
.	Industry Innovation and Leadership and Academic Laggards 
.	IS consultancy as a profession
.	Organisational IS  Roles
.	Communities of practice and Knowledge Sharing

IS Research
.	Core Theories, Conceptualisations and Paradigms in IS Research
.	Ontological Assumptions in IS Research
.	IS Research Constraints, Limitations and Opportunities
.	IS vs Computer Science Research
.	IS vs Business Studies
.	Positivist, Interpretivist and Critical Approaches to IS Research
.	Quantitative vs. Qualitative Methods
.	Deductive vs Inductive Approaches
.	Multi-method Approaches and Triangulations in IS Research
.	Design Research and the Sciences of the Artificial in IS
.	Multidisciplinary Views and Multi Methodological Approaches
.	New and alternative approaches to IS research 
.	Examples of experimental research designs in IS

IS Learning and Teaching 
.	Patterns of Demand for IS Teaching Provision 
.	Fads, Fashions and Fetishes in IS Curricula
.	Pedagogic practice in Teaching IS
.	E-Learning in IS
.	Instructional Design for IS 
.	National Cultures and Approaches to Pedagogy
.	Multiculturality ad Diversity Issues in IS Learning and Teaching 

* Important Dates:
- Submission deadline extended: 7 January 2008
- Notification to Authors: 1 February 2008
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 22 February
- Late Registration: After 22 February 2008 
- Conference: Algarve, Portugal, 9 to 11 April 2008

* Secretariat 
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3, 1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal 
E-mail: secretariat at Web site:

* Program Committee 

Conference Chair
Professor Philip Powell, Deputy Dean, University of Bath, UK
Program Co-Chairs 
Miguel Baptista Nunes, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom Pedro Isaías,
Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Committee Members:
for the full Committee Members list please access

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
Mobile Learning 2008 ( - 11-13 April 2008 
Applied Computing 2008 ( - 10-13 April 2008 
e-Society 2008 ( - 9-12 April 2008

* Registered participants in the Information Systems' conference may attend
Mobile Learning, Applied Computing, and e-Society conferences' sessions free
of charge.

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