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The 25rd International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2016) will be hosted by the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland.

The ISD2016 Conference theme: Complexity in Information Systems Development

Complexity in information system development is manifested by projects and research works focusing on technological issues as well as on social, organizational and economic issues. Researchers are invited to present a wide spectrum of attitudes ranging from methodological and educational challenges to original scientific solutions. The theme of the 25th ISD Conference includes considerations of context, creativity and cognition in information systems development field which enable information systems to be examined as they are actually developed, implemented and used. Context-aware computing refers to the ability of computing devices to detect and sense, interpret and respond to, aspects of a user's local environment and the computing devices themselves. The considerations of context are important for mobile applications development. Cognition and creativity are also present in an organisation’s development efforts, in the identification of new markets and technologies, and in their ICT projects. Context, creativity and cognition have different interpretations in social and technical sciences, which encourages inter-, cross-, multi- and intradisciplinary research.

The ISD2016 conference will be organised around a number of new and well established tracks. See the descirption of the Conference Tracks for more information.

Submission of Papers:

ISD2016 is soliciting original, unpublished completed research papers and research-in-progress papers. All papers must be in English and submitted via the EasyChair conference management system. For details about paper formatting see the Submission Details. All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review process.
To enable more publication opportunities, each paper should normally not be written by more than 4 authors.

Publication of Papers:

Accepted papers will be published in the ISD Proceedings which will appear in the Association for Information Systems (AIS) eLibrary. In addition, a selection of the best papers (by invitation) will be published Springer as a separate volume of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organization series (indexed by Scopus; subject to final approval).

Important Dates:

  • April 15, 2016 – Paper Submission Deadline
  • May 1, 2016 – New Paper Submission Deadline
  • June 19, 2016 – Notification of Acceptance
  • July 7, 2016 – Camera-ready Paper
  • July 15, 2016 – Early-bird Registration
  • August 20, 2016 – Late Registration
  • August 26, 2016 – Late Registration
  • August 24-26, 2016 – ISD2016 Conference

ISD2016 1st CFP


Conference Tracks

T1-IS: Information Systems Methodologies and Modeling

Track description:

Motivation Information Systems Methodologies and Modeling have been changing considerably through time. Once synonymous of blueprinting for the coding of solutions from scratch, they nowadays must account for a mature software market, where complex solutions, such as ERPs, CRMs, and Business Process Management (BPM) systems can be acquired and integrated to address the business needs.

On top of that, a lot of those solutions are now sourced from the cloud, in the form of Software-as-a-Service. Finally, as services account for around 70% of the GDP of developed economies, methodologies and modeling must also evolve to encompass the design of those services and their underlying information systems.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • User involvement, user experience design, human computer interaction, assistive technologies;
  • Agility in IS development;
  • Model-driven development, domain engineering, aspect oriented programming;
  • Data analysis and visualization;
  • BPM and Intelligence;
  • integration and interoperability;
  • IS modeling and simulation;
  • IS for micro, small and large enterprises;
  • Business transactions for large-scale data;
  • Semantics in business modeling;
  • Multidimensional modeling and queries;
  • Business performance management;
  • Business process optimization;
  • Business process simulation;
  • Business process analysis and design;
  • Collaborative, participative, and interactive modeling (CPI Modeling);
  • Modeling methods and languages

Track chairs:

Igor Hawryszkiewicz, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Igor Hawryszkiewicz

Paulo Rupino da Cunha, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Paulo Rupino da Cunha

Kieran Conboy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Kieran Conboy

T2-Dev: Managing IS Development


We are in the amazing period of change. Information systems and underlying infrastructure are becoming increasingly complex and costly to implement and maintain. New approaches for the design, development, assessment, and management of information technology and systems within organizations, businesses, and societies are needed to handle the complexity in data management and diversity in semantic processing of the information systems. The “Managing IS Development” track at ISD 2016 will aim at promoting research directions and share practical experiences on managing IS development by providing a forum where academic and industrial researchers on different areas can share and disseminate ideas and experiences related to innovative practices, methods and technologies. Authors are invited to submit papers describing original research in all areas related to managing IS development.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ICT governance
  • Strategies and philosophical aspects of ICT
  • Emerging issues in managing IS development
  • Interdisciplinary problems in IS research and development
  • Human factors in IS development
  • Enterprise Architecture Management
  • Knowledge management for IS development
  • Service oriented IS engineering
  • Quality of Service
  • Quality of IS models and design
  • IS security and privacy
  • Model-driven development and technologies
  • Agile enterprise models and architectures
  • ICT project management
  • Architectural cloud models, data storage and computation in the cloud
  • Monitoring and auditing in the cloud
  • Cloud-based IS engineering
  • Resource virtualization, virtual meeting and teleworking
  • Business driven Service Level Management
  • Business ICT alignment
  • Business continuity management
  • DevOps for IS development
  • Microservices in ISD
  • IoT-driven and -enabled IS Development Complexity issues in managing ISD

Track chairs:

Emilio Insfran, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Emilio Insfran

William Wei, Dalarna University, Sweden

William Wei

Asif Qumer Gill University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Sydney, Australia

Asif Qumer Gill

T3-Edu: ISD Education

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Collaborative learning, Web-based learning communities, educational system design;
  • Education for information system development;
  • Learning-oriented devices and networks, learning-oriented technologies;
  • eL&mL tools and platforms, embedded systems education, wearable computers and Education, multimedia environment for teaching;
  • Education in developing regions;
  • Scientific information management.

Track chairs:

Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Marite Kirikova

John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, UK

John Traxler

Mark Freeman, University of Wollongong, Australia

Mark Freeman

T4-Con: Context-awareness in ISD

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • agent technology,
  • ambient computing,
  • social media,
  • Quality of Context,
  • context modeling tools,
  • context modeling,
  • ontologies,
  • smart and interactive spaces,
  • mobile ubiquitous computing,
  • systems,
  • services and technologies,

Track chairs:

Samia Oussena, University of West London, UK

Samia Oussena

Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania

Dumitru Dan Burdescu

Mieczyslaw Owoc, University of Economics in Wroclaw, PL

Mieczyslaw Owoc

T5-Cog: Cognitive Science

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • data mining, text mining, intelligent agents, content development, e-publishing, information retrieval, knowledge engineering, knowledge networks, Business Intelligence, Big Data, data visualization, Web navigation, cognition and perception by humans and machines,
  • knowledge representation, language acquisition and processing, machine learning.

Track chairs:

Jaroslav Pokorny, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Jaroslav Pokorny

Joan Lu, University of Huddersfield, UK

Joan Lu

Nina Rizun, Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Nina Rizun

T6-CSS: Creativity Support Systems

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • creativity processes, autonomous creative systems, collaborative activities in Living Labs, collaborative innovations and creativity, collaborative knowledge creation, working environments fostering creativity, creativity in business modeling, creativity for technology evolution, creativity in negotiations and conflict management, creative visualization of knowledge, creativity in augmented reality, creativity in games, heuristics and creative problem solving, open innovation,
  • trust modeling

Track chairs:

Celina Olszak, University of Economics in Katowice, PL

Celina Olszak

Petros Kostagiolas, Ionian University in Corfu, Greece

Petros Kostagiolas

Maciej Nowak, University of Economics in Katowice, PL

Maciej Nowak

T7-GRN: Greening by IT vs. Green IS

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • prosumption, advanced IT energy-aware technologies, e-cycling, electronic waste, green networking, Energy-efficient High Performance Computing; Green500, cooling techniques, virtualization, Smart Grid, Smart City, Return on Investment on Green IT, computing energy efficiency, IT for greening supply chains,

Track chairs:

Claus-Peter Rückemann, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster / Leibniz, Universität Hannover / North-German Supercomputing Alliance, Germany

Claus-Peter Rückemann

Fabio De Felice, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy

Fabio De Felice

Dr. G. P. Sahu, School of Management, MNNIT, Allahabad, India

G. P. Sahu

T8-Gen: General

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of ISD, Innovation in ISD,
  • Internet technologies, wireless applications, mobile applications, multimedia applications, ambient technologies, ubiquitous computing, GIS, interoperability, offshoring and globalisation of software development,
  • Internet security, Web services, secure transactions, e-privacy, cyber law, mobile social networks, sensor networks,
  • Digital business strategy and governance.

Track chairs:

Tihomir Orehovački, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia

Tihomir Orehovački received his Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Sciences in 2013 from the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Croatia. At the same institution he has been employed from 2006 to 2015. Since October 2015 he has been an assistant professor at Department of Information and Communication Technologies of Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. He took part in several scientific projects that were financed by European and national funds. Tihomir also participated in a number of scientific and professional workshops that were held in Croatia and abroad. In 2012, he received scholarship from National Science Foundation which enabled him to carry out a three-month research stay at University of Lleida in Spain. He was co-organizer of several workshops and webinars related to the international projects management and implementation of Web 2.0 applications in educational settings. He has been a reviewer for many international scientific conferences and journals. Tihomir is a Program Committee member of ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces since 2012, International Conference of Information Systems Development since 2014 and International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology (track on Quality in Web Engineering) since 2014. His research interests include diverse facets of software engineering and human-computer interaction, particularly modeling and engineering web applications, the use of social web applications in distance learning, quality, usability, accessibility, and user experience assessment, human aspects of privacy and security, and generative programming. He is member of the following professional associations: ACM, EUNIS ELTF, IEEE, and ISWE.

Chris Barry, University of Ireland, Galway

Chris Barry

Michael Lang, University of Ireland, Galway

Michael Lang, PhD, has been a lecturer in information systems at NUI, Galway since 1996, having previously worked for a number of years in industry as an analyst/programmer. His primary research interest is information systems development, particularly methods, approaches, tools and techniques for business systems analysis & design. Through past employment and ongoing research and consultancy, he has been involved with quite a number of systems development projects, both with small indigenous firms and large multi-national organisations. His research has been published in a number of well-regarded periodicals, including IEEE Multimedia, IEEE Software, Information & Software Technology, Requirements Engineering, Information Systems Management, and Communications of the AIS, and he has presented at many international workshops and conferences. Specialties: Business Systems Analysis & Design, IS Security & Privacy, IS Development Methods, IS Education. Michael is active and regular participant of ISD conferences since 2001, Programme Chair of ISD2007 and a member of ISD Steering Committee since 2010.

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