Call for Papers

The 23rd International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2014) will be hosted by the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Varazdin, Croatia.

The ISD2014 Conference theme: Transforming Organizations and Society through Information Systems

New trends in developing information systems emphasize organizational aspects of their development and social aspects of the final product. The influence of information systems and technologies on organizational structures, processes and people is paralleled by the impact of new organizational structures and social dynamics on information systems development, functionality and management. The ISD2014 Conference focuses on these mutual influences in order to promote research into methodological issues and ways in which information systems designers are transforming organizations and society.

The ISD2014 conference will be organised around a number of new and well established tracks. See Conference Tracks for more information.

Submission of Papers:

ISD2014 is soliciting original, unpublished completed research papers and research-in-progress papers. All papers must be in English and submitted via EasyChair conference management system . For details about paper formatting see the Submission Details . Compliant submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review process.

Publication of Papers:

ISD International Steering Committee has changed the policy about the papers publications. This has been done in order to receive more visibility and recognizability of accepted papers.

Accepted peer-reviewed papers will be published in the ISD2014 Proceedings with ISBN which will appear in the Association for Information Systems (AIS) eLibrary.

Presented and extended versions of papers will be sent to review for publishing in the journals indexed in SCOPUS, EBSCO and other databases. One of the selected journals is the international “Journal of Information and Organizational Sciences” (JIOS).

Important Dates:

  • April 15, 2014 – Paper Submission Deadline
  • June 13, 2014 – Notification of Acceptance
  • June 30, 2014 – Camera-ready Paper
  • July 15, 2014 – Early-bird Registration
  • August 15, 2014 – Late Registration
  • September 2-4, 2014 – ISD2014 Conference

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Conference Tracks

ISD2014 Croatia

T1-Soc: IS for Reshaping Information Society and Organizations

Track description:

Information and communication technologies and services (ICTs) are contributing to revolutionary changes in business and everyday life of people. New services, applications, tools, computer-aided design and new management techniques made possible by ICTs are contributing to changes in the competitiveness of companies and societies. ICT changes the way how we work, communicate, interact, learn, heal… It is only a matter of time before market mechanisms ensure that all the world’s citizens enjoy the benefits of a global information society.

Information and communication technologies in today’s society take an important role, but technology, alone, does not create economic growth and social progress. Relationships are critical to beneficial interactions between technology and its users. Without people, none of the progress and social gains ICT enables would be possible. Issues like the impact of ICT on quality of people's lives, employment, education, networking, communications, business and public organizations are main areas of contribution of this track.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • ISD for social inclusion
  • Design for All (D4All)
  • User-centered Design/User Involvement
  • Electronic commerce
  • eGovernment
  • eDemocracy
  • eHealth - Medicine and Care
  • Assistive Technology (AT)
  • ISD in developing nations
  • Digital economy
  • Networking
  • Consideration of privacy and security in ISD
  • Organization structures for ISD
  • Forming agile organizations and its implications
  • Offshoring and global software development
  • Business models in ISD
  • Organizations and Cloud Computing
  • ICT related risk and cost benefit analysys
  • Interoperabilty

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Track chairs:

Neven Vrček, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Neven Vrček is researcher, lecturer at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Croatia (UNIZG-FOI). His areas of academic and professional interest are e-business, e-government, information society development, organizational performance measurement and software engineering. He is author of more than eighty scientific articles and publications. Beside academic record he participated and leaded numerous applied projects in these domains such as development of national interoperability framework, development of e-business strategy, implementation of balanced scorecard, development of e-invoicing infrastructure, etc. He is member of several professional and academic associations. He is editor of Journal of Organizational and Information Sciences, head of doctoral program Information Sciences at UNIZG-FOI, certified auditor of higher education institutions and member of scientific boards of several conferences.

Diana Šimić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Diana Šimić is an Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics. She is the Chair of the eSEE Initiative Working group and a deputy member of the European Multistakeholder Forum on Electronic Invoicing. She held positions of a Vice-dean for Research and International Cooperation at the Faculty of Organization and Informatics , Assistant Minister for information technology at the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Deputy State Secretary at the Central State Administrative Office for e-Croatia. Prof Šimić contributed to drafting several national strategic documents related to the development of Information Society, participated in the Croatian negotiations for EU accession, and represented Croatia in the World Summit on Information Technology preparatory process. Her current activities include teaching and consulting in the area of eGovernment, eBusiness and research methodology. She is also a project leader of the EU funded project MEDINFO – Curriculum Development for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Specialist Study in Medical Informatics.

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T2-Edu: ISD for Education / Education for ISD

Track description:

Over the last decade, traditional forms of learning where teachers were responsible for the selection and production of teaching materials, and dissemination and evaluation of knowledge has been supplemented by concepts of collaborative and ubiquitous learning in which students actively participate in knowledge repository creation. Additionally, increasing importance of continuing education and internationalization of education require new methods in course and curricula development and study process organization. Information systems that support advanced curricula development methods and various types of collaboration and communication among users thus enabling them to achieve educational goals in terms of facilitated knowledge acquisition and creation of personalized learning environments are an indispensable concern of every modern organization.

This track aims to bring together researchers, professionals, and practitioners dealing with various aspects of the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational approaches, methods, artifacts, learning objects, and educational e- and m-activities to creatively seek for sustainable, viable, effective, and efficient educational systems in ISD and other areas. The track invites submissions on theoretical foundations and examples of good practice related to the design, implementation, evaluation, adoption, and use of information systems in formal and informal educational contexts in ISD and other areas.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Collaboration Systems Based on Emerging Technologies
  • Computer Supported Knowledge Management
  • Deployment, Organization, and Management of Learning Objects
  • Design and Assessment of Educational Artifacts and Activities
  • Development, Deployment, Maintenance, and Evaluation of ISE
  • Digital Literacy
  • E-Learning, M-Learning, and Ubiquitous Learning
  • Serious Games and Virtual Worlds for Learning
  • Human Factors and Affective Computing for Learning
  • Instructional Design and Pedagogical Issues in Computer Supported Learning
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Personal Learning Environments (PLEs)
  • Personalized and Adaptive Learning
  • Semantic Web, Ontologies, and Learning
  • Social and Crowd Computing in Educational Environment
  • Social Media and Learning
  • User-Generated Content
  • HCI Issues in ISD for Education
  • Curriculum development for ISD
  • ISD and Teaching of Programming
  • Continuing education in ISD

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Track chairs:

Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia Marite Kirikova is a Professor in Information Systems Design at the Department of Systems Theory and Design, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Riga Technical University, Latvia. She has more than 130 publications on the topics of Requirements Engineering, Business Process Modeling, Knowledge Management, and Systems Development. She has done field work at Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Copenhagen University, Denmark, and Boise State University, USA. In her research currently she focuses on information systems design in the context of agile and viable systems paradigms.

Mark Freeman, University of Wollongong, Australia

Dr. Mark Freeman received a Bachelors of Information and Communication Technology (Honours) and a PhD form University of Wollongong. His doctoral research examined the relationship between human-computer interaction and e-commerce systems. Recently with a passion for higher education teaching Mark returned to studies and obtained a Master of Education (Higher Education). Mark is a lecturer in the School of Information Systems and Technology in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences; he is also responsible for coordinating Industry and Community Engagement for his school. Mark’s research is concerned with human-computer interaction and where it fits into Information Systems Development particularly the use, cognitive load and learnability of technologies through user-centered design approaches. He has published his work in journals and at a number of international information systems conferences. Mark’s current projects are in the areas of: the development of technology-enabled learning systems, including how technology can be used creatively as a motivator for intrinsic engagement; Human-Computer Interaction with mobile systems (particularly touchscreen based interaction); and how social networking can be used as a method to influence and educate.

Aimilia Tzanavari, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Aimilia Tzanavari holds a Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom (2001). She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Design & Multimedia, University of Nicosia, Cyprus and a Research Associate at the Immersive and Creative Technologies Lab, Cyprus University of Technology. Among other positions, she has worked as a Special Scientist (2006-2008) and a Visiting Lecturer (2002-2004 and 2005) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Cyprus and as a Visiting Assistant Professor (2001-2002) at Miami University, OH, USA. She conducts research and publishes in the areas of human-computer interaction and e-learning and has served as program committee member and reviewer in various European and International workshops and conferences. She has participated in numerous research projects supported by the European Commission holding research and management positions.

Marjan Krašna, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Marjan Krašna received his Ph.D. in information technology from the University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Slovenia (1998). In that year he started his teaching and research career at the Faculty of Education. He specializes in the didactics of computer science, computers in education, and multimedia. Since that time, he has been a member of a team that conducts fundamental research into distance education and the application of educational technology for advancement of learning processes. He has participated in many research and development projects supported by the European Social Funds and Slovenian Research Agency. In 2011 he was promoted to associate professor for computer in education at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Maribor. Now he is a lecturer at both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Maribor.
Marjan Krašna is a member of IEEE Region 8 and holds the position of section chair for IEEE education section in Slovenia. He has given lectures at other universities, including the University of Zagreb, (Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Varaždin, Croatia), Mechnikov Odessa National University in Odessa, Ukraine, the University of Kragujevac (Technical Faculty of Čačak, Serbia) and the University of Novi Sad (Faculty of Education, Sombor, Serbia).

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T3-Com: ISD in Ubiquitous Computing

Track description:

Computing is increasingly ubiquitous, with everyday items including smart-phones, cars, clothes and household appliances gaining increasingly sophisticated computing and communication capacities. With this developing Internet of things, it is just a matter of time before devices have to collaborate and compete with each other as well as users, in order to provide better services to mankind.

These embedded computer agents which are increasingly autonomous, distributed, smart and connected present major challanges and potential opportunities for information system development theory and practice. How can these technologies and methods be incorporated in information systems to enhance organizational capabilities? What tools, methods and architectures should be used? What are the implications on organizational design and society? It seems that various intelligent, agent-based, and model-driven approaches provide a good foundation to study these issues, but how should they be adapted to reflect current information system development methods? Are there good practices from industry? We hope that these and similar questions will be answered by papers in this track.

The track will discuss new methodological approaches towards the development of complex ubiquitous information systems as well as tools for their modeling, simulation and analysis. The focus of the proposed track would be on the rather soft issues of ubiquitous computing including model-driven engineering, software development, (social/organizational) agent-based simulation, influence of systems on organization and society as well as new and disruptive technologies.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Internet of Things
  • Things That Think
  • Multi-Agent Architectures, Methods & Applications
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Formal Methods for Ubiquitous Information System Development
  • Tools for Model-Driven Development, Rapid Prototyping & Simulation
  • Efforts in Standardization, Ontologies & Interoperability Issues
  • Implications on Organization and Society Including Simulation Models
  • Wireless, Mobile, Domestic, Wearable, Haptic, Distributed, Context-Aware & Multi-Modal Technologies

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Track chairs:

Markus Schatten, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Markus Schatten, PhD is an assistant professor at the chair for theoretical and applied foundations of information sciences and the head of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb. He teaches knowledge management, programming, database theory, logic programming and multi-agent systems' courses. He authored and co-authored more than 60 professional and scientific papers on various conferences and journals. His research interests include multi-agent systems, autopoietic organization theory, semantic web and network science.

Blaž Rodič, Faculty of Information Studies, Slovenia

Blaž Rodič, PhD obtained a Ph.D. at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor with thesis "Distributed simulation support using mobile agents and XML". He was a researcher at the University of Maribor, University and Research Center at Novo mesto and at the School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica. He participated in several research and development projects, including five international projects funded by the European Commission. Within development projects for the industry his work is focused on the areas of information systems for manufacturing planning and development of systems for scheduling of human resources and other resources. His research work is focused on the development of decision support systems, business process and manufacturing process modeling, development of software agents for secure data transfer using XML and SSL and development of public electronic services.

Stéphane Galland, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard, France

Stephane Galland, PhD, obtains academic degrees in the Computer Science: university degree on technology (1995) at Belfort (France), bachelor (1996-1997) and research master (1998) at the University of Besancon (France). Stéphane Galland supports a PhD thesis in 2001 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France) to obtain the title of Doctor. The subject of his thesis is a methodological approach for the design and the realization of multi-agent simulations of distributed industrial systems. In 2002, he integrates the Computer Science Department of the Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (France) where he is responsible of several "Image, Interaction and Virtual reality" courses. In 2002 also, Stéphane Galland integrates the Laboratoire Systèmes et Transports (SeT) where he continues his research task on the topic of multi-agent simulation of complex systems (cities, highway networks, crowd...) with a large scale and a multi-view points of view, and applied to virtual reality environment.

ISD2014 Croatia

T4-Web: Web-based Systems Development

Track description:

Under the influence of recent technological trends, there has been a shift from product-oriented to user-centered development and engineering of web information systems. Web-based information systems support different kinds of interaction among users thus enabling them to share created artifacts and combine disparate components from heterogeneous sources. In that respect, they do not only affect and improve organizational ecosystems, but are transformative force of knowledge society.

Being an ideal forum for researchers, professionals, and practitioners in the field, this track will provide in-depth coverage of the most relevant advances in all relevant aspects of the web information systems development and engineering. This track welcomes novel research contributions, cutting-edge practices, and empirical insights related to algorithms, methodologies, metrics, models, protocols, and tools aimed for the design, maintenance, evaluation, and improvement of web-based systems.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Accessibility, Quality, Quality in Use, Usability, and User Experience Evaluation
  • Big Data
  • Data Visualization and Exploration
  • Deep/Hidden Web Access and Navigation
  • Deployment and Maintenance
  • Design Errors and Pitfalls
  • Information and Artefacts Quality Assessment
  • Linked Data
  • Localization and Internationalization
  • Ontologies and Semantic Web Services
  • Performance Modelling and Monitoring
  • Personalization and Context-Awareness
  • Recommender Systems
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Security of Web Information Systems
  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Social Network Analysis and Mining
  • Web 2.0 Technologies and Social Web Applications
  • Web Agents and Web Intelligence
  • Web-based Enterprise Information Systems and Transactions
  • Web Content Management Systems
  • Web Information Extraction and Retrieval
  • Web Information Systems Development Methods and Approaches
  • Web Mashups and Mashup Tools
  • Web Mining and Web Warehousing
  • Web Search
  • Web Develompent Tools and Languages

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Track chairs:

Michael Lang, National University of Galway, Ireland

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.

Francisco José Dominiguez-Mayo, University of Seville, Spain

Francisco J. Dominguez Mayo was awarded his PhD in Computer Science by the University of Seville, Spain, in 2013. His lines of interesting research are plotted in the areas of quality on Model-Driven Web Engineering, Web system development quality and quality assurance. He has served as a Program Committee member of several conferences and he has done research stays in Southampton (Southampton Solent University) and Paris (Université Paris 8) among others. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Computing Languages and Systems at the University of Seville (Spain) and he also collaborates with public and private companies such the Andalusian Government or Fujitsu TS among others in several transfer projects.

Tihomir Orehovački, University of Zagreb, 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 since 2006 and was or still is involved in teaching various courses including Data Structures, Programming, Software Design, Computer-Mediated Communication and alike. 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 two workshops related to the international projects management as well as five workshops and one webinar on 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 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.

Dijana Plantak Vukovac, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Dijana Plantak Vukovac, PhD, obtained academic degrees from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics: bachelor in Information Systems (1999), MsC in Information Science (2007) and PhD in Information and Communication Sciences (2012). She works at the Department for Information Systems Development as a Senior Postdoctoral Assistant and Teaching Assistant where is involved in teaching several courses that include Web Design, Multimedia, Educational Multimedia, E-learning, Learning Management Systems. Dijana has participated in a number of domestic scientific projects and four international projects funded by the European Commission (EUREKA, FP6 and two TEMPUS projects). Her research and professional interests include human-computer interaction, user-centered design approaches, web design & development, and usability/accessibility of web information systems and e-learning systems. She is ISD2014 Organising Chair and ISD Program Committee Member and a reviewer since 2008.

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T5-Mob: Mobile Systems and Applications Development

Track description:

Mobile market still grows daily and rapidly, not only with an increasing number of users but with amazing new types of interactions between users, applications and their environment. This is having a huge impact on markets and companies, on systems and technology, and on users and their social relations and behaviour. The underlying machinery is complex and it relies mostly on same actors that are also impacted: the users with their demands and new social needs, technologies offering new and ever evolving possibilities and companies looking for new models to innovate that yield revenues. The use of mobile technologies is reshaping our society and it strongly influences modern information systems. The users’ expectations are growing daily and it is not an easy task for organizations to adapt to these requirements which, in order to be fulfilled, presume a completely different development paradigm.

Thus, this track welcomes papers that investigate how the organizations or development teams are dealing with different challenges in development of mobile information systems and applications. The track focuses on topics such as mobile architectures, management of mobile data, mobile user interfaces, as well as business issues of mobile development.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Development of mobile information systems
  • Software architectures for mobile devices
  • Management, configuration and deployment of mobile systems
  • Testing, debugging and verification for mobile applications
  • Development environments and tools for mobile applications
  • Methodologies for development of mobile systems and applications
  • Design issues in mobile application development: patterns, frameworks and product lines
  • Multi-platform mobile development
  • Data management for mobile applications
  • Mobile web and mobile social networking
  • Mobile systems evolution and maintenance
  • User interfaces, user experience, and usability for mobile applications and systems
  • Mobile Accessibility
  • Personalization, context-aware and sensing mobile applications
  • Mobile Cloud Computing
  • Business models in mobile systems
  • Mobile services and mobile infrastructures
  • Mobile security and privacy
  • Mobile applications for social innovation (m-Health, m-Learning, citizen participation, international cooperation)
  • Innovative mobile applications for organizations

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Track chairs:

Jose Maria Gutiérrez Martinez, University of Alcala, Spain

Prof. José M. Gutiérrez is associate professor at the University of Alcalá since 1998. At the moment he works on mobile devices and their possibilities of integration with traditional information systems, having presented his research results in conferences and journals. He is co-director of the Master Program on Development for Mobile Devices and teaches degree courses on introduction to mobility. Since 2003 he has worked in a European funded project, more than 8 public funded research projects, and many private contracts with companies. He has directed one of the projects about e-tourism using mobile devices and several of the contracts. His previous work dealed with representation of information using XML dialects and the possibilities of systems automation by representing the semantics of the systems with this language. Meanwhile, he participates in lots of e-learning activities, ranging from the publication of investigation results to the creation of new e-learning tools. For two years, he has also been working in several initiatives aimed at helping with the development of information systems for different Institutions and Universities in Iberoamerican countries.

Luis de Marcos Ortega, University of Alcala, Spain

Dr. Luis de Marcos has a BSc (2001) and a MSc (2005) in Computer Science from the University of Alcalá, where he also completed his PhD in the Information, Documentation and Knowledge program in 2009. He is currently working in the Computer Science Department as an assistant professor. He has over 90 publications in relevant conferences and journals. He has also been a research fellow at the Lund University (Sweden), the University of Reading (UK) and the Monterrey Institute of Technology (México). He is director of the Master Program on Development for Mobile Devices at the University of Alcalá. His reserach interests include humanistic informatics, learning technologies, computer science education, gamification and motivational software, mobile technologies and mobile development.

Zlatko Stapić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Dr. Zlatko Stapić obtained M.A. in 2006 in Information Systems from University of Zagreb (Croatia) and in 2014 he obtained Ph.D. as a dual degree in Information and Knowledge Engineering from University of Alcalá (Spain) and Information Sciences from University of Zagreb. Since 2006 he works at Information Systems Development Department at Faculty of Organization and Informatics. His research interests include methodologies for software development and development of mobile applications. During the last years, Zlatko participated in or managed 15 scientific and professional projects, published 30 scientific and professional papers, with special focus on mobile technologies and cross-platform development.

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T6-MDD: Model-Driven Development and Concepts

Track description:

Model-driven engineering (MDE) is a new and general paradigm that, in the last year is being widely used in Information System Development (ISD). The application of this paradigm and advanced programming concepts in development of information systems is well-known by facilitating the process of application development. The importance of this paradigm in ISD is a relevant line in this moment. In fact, in the last years, this track was included in ISD and it discusses higher level concepts in information systems development including flexibility and optimization to fulfill the needs of organization and society reshaping.

The track deals with current achievements of advanced programming concepts and software development paradigms like Model-Driven Development (MDD), Automatic Programming (AP), Generative Programming (GP), some advanced concepts of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP), Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP), Domain Engineering, Meta-programming and Software Product Line Engineering (SPLE). Papers covering other software paradigms aimed to facilitate the information systems development are also welcomed in this track in order to offer a site to discuss about new tendencies and experiences of MDE in ISD.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Model-Driven Development
  • Automatic Programming
  • Domain Engineering
  • Generative Programming
  • Generic Programming
  • Aspect Oriented Programming
  • Meta-programming
  • C++ Templates
  • Code Generation
  • Reflection
  • Feature-Oriented Software Development
  • Software Product Line Engineering
  • Dynamic polymorphism
  • Frame-based Software Development

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Track chairs:

Vaidas Giedrimas, Šiauliai University, Lithuania

Vaidas Giedrimas, Ph.D. associate professor at Siauliai University, Lithuania. His research interests are in Software Engineering, Cloud Computing and Generative Components and Formal Methods. He is a board member of a Research and Development collaboration (NorduGrid) that develops and maintains a free Open Source Grid middleware.

Danijel Radošević, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Danijel Radošević, PhD. is an Associate professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics. He is a bearer of "Programming 2" course at undergraduate bologna study and "Advanced Programming" at professional study, while also maintains lectures at "Programming" and "Design of Programming Products" courses at professional study. Main fields of his scientific interest are related to techniques of Automatic Programming and Application Generators, then Programming Languages with the accent on development of tools and techniques for learning programming. Some of his best scientific achievements in a field of Automatic Programming are SCT generator model for source code generation (coauthor) and its implementation named Autogenerator (also coauthor). In a field of teaching tools, the software tool named "Verificator" is used at "Programming 2" course. He is currently the head of the Laboratory for Generative Programming and Machine Learning at Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Varaždin.

Ivan Magdalenić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Ivan Magdalenić, Ph.D. assistant professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics in Varaždin. His research interests are in e-business, web technology, semantic web technology and generative programming. He has been involved in several projects of e-business adoption in Croatia. He is a member of National Council for e-business.

Julian A. Garcia-Garcia, University of Seville, Spain

Julián Alberto García-García was awarded Computing Engineering degree (2008) and MSc degree (2011) in Engineering and Software Technology by the University of Seville (Spain). He has also worked as a Program Committee member at several conferences and workshops such as ISD2013, COMTEL2013 or MCSoC-13, among others. Today, is a Ph.D. student at the Computer Languages and Systems Department of the University of Seville. His research interests are focused on software process engineering and model-driven engineering. In addition, since 2008, he works full-time in different of technological innovation and R&D projects of the Web Engineering and Early Testing (IWT2) research group at the University of Seville. Currently, his main research lines concern the areas of Business Process Modelling and Business Processes Orchestration.

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T7-ECM: ISD in Enterprise Content Management

Track description:

With the increasing use of ICT the right storage, recuperation and preservation of information is essential to guarantee the quality of an information system. This track will offer a specific forum to present and discuss new advances in solutions for the right consideration of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) in information systems development. In other venues this area was not specifically covered. In fact, the importance of ECM is no new in ISD but in the last years it has gotten a major importance. The necessity to incorporate new solutions in ISD to integrate heterogeneous information, like documents, image, etc. is more critical every day. For this reason, it is necessary to research and discuss about possible solutions.

This track is oriented to present solutions based on ECM and how they can change the orientation of organism and institutions using ECM as a powerful base in their Information Systems.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Software methodologies for ECM
  • Tools and solutions for ECM
  • User-centred design in ECM
  • Software paradigms for ECM
  • Testing in ECM

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Track chair:

María José Escalona, University of Seville, Spain

María José Escalona obtained her Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science in 2004 at the University of Seville (Spain). Since 1999, she has been a lecturer in the Department of Computer Languages and Systems of the University of Seville, where she is currently a reader. Her current lines of research are in the areas of requirement engineering, web system development, model-driven engineering, quality assurance. Dr. Escalona has served as a Program Committee member of several conferences and workshops and she has done research stays in Nice (University of Nice), Milano (Politecnico di Milano) and Munich (Ludwig Maximiliam Universitet) among others. She leads her research group in Web Engineering and Early Testing (IWT2) and she also collaborates with public and private companies such the Andalusian Government, Fujitsu TS or Airbus Military among others in several transfer projects.

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T8-Gen: General Concepts Related to ISD Methodologies, Project Management and Other Topics

Track description:

The everyday practice of information systems development is very diverse. Application domains, analysis and design techniques, programming languages, development paradigms, and project strategies can all vary over different spectra. Many information systems development projects often fail to deliver the expected benefits. Current trends in the development of information systems are in linking users and databases across functional and organizational boundaries and at the same time increasing the importance of organizational factors. Risks of failure ISD projects increase where no participant has a global view or control of the activities. Hardware and software are components of a more complex socio-technical ensemble that includes people, work processes, and institutional and cultural factors.

Information systems development is becoming increasingly important aspect of transforming organizations and society. Issues like design methods, models and evaluation techniques, methodological aspects of ISD and novel IS domains are main areas of contribution of this track. Additionally, in the area of project management, focus on topics like design methods, models and evaluation techniques, methodological aspects of Project Management within ISD and novel IS domains are main areas of contribution of this track.

Track topics include (but not limited to):

  • Issues in ISD Education & Training
  • Innovation in ISD
  • Agile and participatory development
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Business Process Management (BPM)
  • Emerging issues in ISD
  • ISD methods and approaches
  • Agile and lean methods
  • Philosophical aspects of ISD
  • Information Systems Ethics
  • Systems usage and adoption
  • Requirements engineering
  • Software quality and testing
  • Usability, Accessibility and User Experience
  • Design and Evaluation for Cross-Cultural Users
  • Multimodal Interface Design
  • Data and knowledge engineering
  • Systems architecture
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Evaluation Methods and Techniques within ISD
  • Legal and administrative aspects of ISD
  • Knowledge Management in ISD
  • ISD Project Management (methods, tools, challenges, issues, risks...)
  • Social and organizational factors in the success or failure of ISD project
  • The Role of workers knowledge and resources
  • The Impact of ISD project organizational performance, strategy and innovation
  • Case Studies and Experience Reports

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Track chairs:

Vjeran Strahonja, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Vjeran Strahonja is a lecturer and currently the dean at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Croatia (UNIZG-FOI). His areas of academic and professional interest are system and software engineering, e-government, IT service management, production management and GIS. He is author and co-author of more than 80 scientific and professional papers and project studies. During his career, he has been a manager of an ICT company for more than 10 years. He participated in development and implementation of complex information systems at the national level, such as land registry, cadastre, on-line securities trading system, cash flow management in large business systems, etc. He has a project management experience on several projects related to the field of judiciary system or state administration. Academic and professional engagement of Vjeran Strahonja also comprises responsibilities and membership in academic and professional bodies: Supervisory Board of the Croatian Informatics Society, the Senate of the University of Zagreb, the working group for the ICT Strategy of the University of Zagreb, the Governing Council of the University Computing Centre (SRCE) the Council of the Higher Education IS at the Ministry of Science etc.

Sven Carlsson, Lund University, Sweden

Sven Carlsson is Professor (chair) of Informatics at School of Economics and Management, Lund University (LUSEM). His current research interests include: the use of IT/IS to support management processes, knowledge management, enterprise systems, technochange, IT management and governance, design and redesign of e-business, and health information systems. He has a keen interest in the use of critical realism in IS research and IS design science research. Professor Carlsson is a regional editor for Knowledge Management Research and Practice.

Karlheinz Kautz, University of Wollongong, Australia

Karlheinz Kautz, Dr philos holds a professorial Chair of IT Management & Innovation at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia and serves as Associate Dean of Research at the Faculty of Business. Prior Professor Kautz held a professorial position at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark in Systems Development. His research interests lie in the organisational, economic, social and technical aspects of information systems and technology development and design including work on the management of information systems (IS) and studies of business process and digital innovation. He has published widely in these areas. Professor Kautz is a founding member the IFIP TC8 WG 8.6 on Diffusion, Transfer, and Implementation of Information Technology. As a participant of the very first Information Systems Development Conference in 1988, he has been involved in the conference since in various roles such as track co-chair, program committee member, reviewer, key note presenter, and academic presenter.

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