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Track 1: IS Research methodology

  • Theoretical advances of Information Systems discipline
  • Types of research methods
  • Knowledge as research subject
  • Epistemological and ontological principles of IS
  • Systems thinking: theory and practice
  • The interactions among the social, psychological and technical aspects in the IS realm
  • IS research models based on interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Organizations as subject of IS research
  • Research methods for the virtual world
  • Information Systems in multicultural context
  • Alternative research paradigms

Kalle Lyytinen

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, USA and University of Jyvaskyla, Finland


Track 2: IS Development: theory and practice

  • Systems development methodologies
  • Information systems building blocks
  • Structured, object-oriented, process-oriented and alternative approaches to IS
  • Information Systems strategy and policy
  • Requirements engineering
  • System analysis and design
  • IS implementation and testing
  • Rapid application development
  • Computer-aided systems engineering
  • Web based applications architecture and modeling
  • Components based systems development
  • Managing IT in business
  • Business process reengineering
  • Human computer interaction
  • Outsourcing
  • Decision support and expert systems
  • Software engineering
  • Process and project management
  • Economics of Information Systems
  • Information Systems curriculum development

Wita and W. Gregory Wojtkowski

Boise State University, USA


Track 3: Databases and warehousing

  • Database design
  • Data modeling
  • Data warehouse architecture
  • Data mining
  • Object-oriented technologies in databases and data warehouses
  • UML profiles and dialects for database and data warehouse design
  • Multi-tier distributed architectures
  • Distributed object middleware (CORBA/EJB, DCOM)
  • Web databases
  • Schema and data integration
  • Managing database legacy systems
  • Privacy and security in databases

Leszek A. Maciaszek

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


Track 4: Digital economy - models for e-business and m-business

  • The virtual enterprise paradigms
  • E-business models and architectures
  • Concepts and platforms for e- and m-business
  • Infrastructure and technologies for e-business
  • Electronic payments and secure transactions processing
  • Marketspaces (B2B, B2C, C2C and others) - market portals, hubs, auctions
  • E-business procurement models
  • Standardization in digital business
  • Electronic data interchange (EDI)
  • E-business promotion, marketing and advertising
  • E-business entrepreneurial activity and strategy
  • Economics of digital economy
  • Digital markets and digital goods
  • Digital economy and globalisation
  • Business in knowledge-based economy
  • Cost/benefit of information products
  • E-business and wireless
  • E-commerce in multinational organizations
  • Evaluation of Web-based systems
  • Indicators for the digital economy

Ciaran Murphy

University College Cork, Ireland


Track 5: Knowledge management and organizational learning

  • Methods, techniques and tools for knowledge management (e.g. groupware, case-based reasoning, machine learning)
  • Knowledge management and the Web (Internet/intranet/extranet)
  • Architecture of knowledge management systems
  • Strategic, organizational and human issues of knowledge management
  • Organizational memories, knowledge repositories
  • Organizational learning
  • Knowledge-based organizations
  • Theoretical frameworks for knowledge management
  • Linking knowledge management: theory and practice
  • Measuring the benefits of knowledge management for organizations
  • Data and knowledge intensive applications

Elisabeth Metais

CNAM, Paris, France

Nicolas Prat

ESSEC Business School, France


Track 6: ERP integration issues in electronic business

  • ERP in business organizations
  • Models of ERP software
  • Selection of ERP packages
  • Customer relationship management
  • Supply chain management
  • Agent information systems
  • Change and risk management
  • Smart organizations
  • ERP reference
  • Models in electronic business
  • Business intelligence with ERP

Jörg Becker

SAP University Competence Center, University of Muenster, Germany


Track 7: E-work and workflow management

  • Workflow management systems: models and tools
  • Implementation of workflow management in organizations
  • New work forms like mobile work and new generations of teleworking
  • Virtual reality working environments
  • E-work practices
  • Sustainable and flexible work organizations
  • Organizing for innovation and flexibility in large organizations
  • Human aspects of workflow and e-work
  • Distributed teamworking
  • Digital documents
  • Enterprise document management
  • Groupware and CSCW systems
  • Telework and work mobility

Jan Ljungberg

Viktoria Institute - Göteborg University, Sweden


Track 8: Internet and information society

  • Global Internet infrastructure
  • Internet and social/organizational change
  • Virtual communities development
  • E-democracy
  • E-government
  • eEurope, eEurope+ and other national and international programs
  • Social and economic consequences of Internet applications
  • Digital divide
  • Internet legislation in different countries

Phillip Ein-Dor

Tel-Aviv University, Israel


Track 9: Virtual learning and teaching

  • Digital technology and educational culture
  • E-learning networks and platforms
  • Distance learning
  • Virtual universities
  • Emerging learning technologies
  • Building successful e-learning communities
  • Multimedia applications in online education
  • Virtual learning and teaching frontiers
  • E-library systems
  • Empirical studies of e-learning processes
  • Evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency of e-learning processes in organizations
  • Multi-channel e-learning processes
  • Implementation and integration of technical infrastructures of e-learning systems: experiences and consequences
  • Cost of e-learning compared with cost of conventional learning

Dietrich Seibt

University of Cologne, Germany

Track 10: Electronic business applications in different sectors

  • Web information systems in information-intensive industries
  • New business applications and new profit streams
  • Portal-based applications and experiences
  • Wireless solutions in innovative businesses
  • Delivering virtual services
  • E-business best practices
  • Virtual solutions - models and applications in:
    • Banking
    • Financial services
    • Healthcare
    • Manufacturing
    • Media
    • Publishing
    • Retailing
    • Tourism
    • Transportation
    • Other sectors

Maddalena Sorrentino

Catholic University of Milan, Italy

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