March 10-12, 2012 – Berlin, Germany

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Prof. Dr. Egon Berghout, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

* 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 knowledge”.

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
2012) 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.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex,
Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* 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 and Diversity Issues in IS Learning and Teaching

* Important Dates:
– Submission deadline (2nd call): 30 December 2011
– Notification to Authors (2nd call): 30 January 2012
– Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call): Until 15 February
– Late Registration (2nd call): After 15 February 2012
– Conference: Berlin, Germany, 10 to 12 March 2012

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Berlin, Germany.

* Secretariat
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3, 1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@is-conf.org Web site: http://www.is-conf.org/

* 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:
e-Society 2012 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) – 10-13 March 2012
Mobile Learning 2012 (http://www.mlearning-conf.org/) – 11-13 March 2012

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


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