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Information Systems 2011: Last call - 26 January 2011

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Joseph Smith

Jan 18, 2011, 5:51:38 AM1/18/11
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-- CALL FOR PAPERS - Submission Deadline (last call): 26 January 2011

March 11-13, 2011 – Avila, Spain

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Professor Philip Yetton, University of New South Wales, Australia

* 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 2011) 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
• 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: 26 January 2011
- Notification to Authors: 14 February 2011
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 24
February 2011
- Late Registration: After 24 February 2011
- Conference: Avila, Spain, 11 to 13 March 2011

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Avila, Spain.

* Secretariat
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3, 1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: 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),

Committee Members:
for the full Committee Members list please access

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2011 ( - 10-13 March 2011
Mobile Learning 2011 ( - 10-12 March

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

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