The Second AIS SIGSAND
European Symposium on Systems Analysis and Design
University of Gdańsk, Poland
June 5th 2007
I am very pleased to say that the Second SIGSAND-Europe Symposium will be held in Gdańsk, Poland on June 5, 2007. The organizers are Professors Stanisław Wrycza, Jacek Maślankowski, and Jarosław Olejniczak.
Please allow me to briefly introduce SIGSAND and SIGSAND-Europe Initiative. The Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design (SIGSAND) is affiliated with the Association for Information Systems (AIS). The idea of having a special interest group for Systems Analysis and Design researchers was discussed in Interlaken, Switzerland during the EMMSAD’01 (Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design) workshop. A proposal to set up the special interest group was submitted in the Summer of 2003 and the proposal was approved at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2003 meeting on December 14.
SIGSAND aims to provide researchers in the Systems Analysis and Design area with services such as news, announcements of conferences and call for papers, portals for working papers, research, and teaching, sponsorships of tracks at major conferences, symposiums, listserv, and special issues in journals. The objectives are to provide a forum for researchers in the Systems Analysis and Design area to interact and collaborate, and to develop the Systems Analysis and Design research area.
SIGSAND has sponsored a number of symposiums and workshops since its inception. SIGSAND members have organized symposiums in Miami in 2002 and 2003, St. John's, Canada in 2004, Cincinnati in 2005, and Vancouver, Canada in 2006. In addition, SIGSAND has sponsored the EMMSAD workshops in Porto, Portugal in 2005, and in Luxembourg in 2006. Further, SIGSAND has been organizing tracks for the Americas Conference on Information Systems since 2005. These activities of SIGSAND help to promote research in the area of Systems Analysis and Design, and to unite and develop comradeship among the researchers.
The SIGSAND-Europe Initiative was initiated in 2005 to promote the internationalization of SIGSAND and to recruit researchers in Europe who are working in the Systems Analysis and Design area to join SIGSAND. The SIGSAND-Europe Initiative is currently headed by me and a SIGSAND-Europe Advisory Board consisting of prominent researchers to guide the effort has been formed. The first SIGSAND-Europe Symposium was held in Galway, Ireland on June 6, 2006 and it was a huge success. The organizers of the first SIGSAND-Europe Symposium are Michael Lang, Briony Oates, and Keng Siau. The second SIGSAND-Europe Symposium will be held in Gdańsk, Poland on June 5, 2007 and I am sure it will be another very successful SIGSAND event.
As the Coordinator of the SIGSAND-Europe Initiative and the Chair of the SIGSAND-Europe Advisory Board, I would like to thank everyone for making the SIGSAND-Europe Initiative a success story. In particular, I would like to thank the members of the SIGSAND-Europe Advisory Board and the SIGSAND-Europe Working Committee for helping me in making this initiative a huge success. Also, without the strong support of the SIGSAND officers, Dinesh Batra, Ramesh Venkataraman, Akhilesh Bajaj, and Te-Wei Wang, the SIGSAND-Europe Initiative would not be possible. Last but not least, I sincerely appreciate the effort of Michael Lang and Briony Oates for helping me to organize the first SIGSAND-Europe Symposium and Stanisław Wrycza for taking the lead in organizing the second SIGSAND-Europe Symposium.
Let us continue to work together to make SIGSAND one of the most successful special interest groups in AIS. Thank you.
Professor Dr. Keng Siau
Coordinator, SIGSAND-Europe Initiative
Chair, SIGSAND-Europe Advisory Board
Effective systems analysis and design is a key factor in the successful application of computer-based systems. However, the research of the systems analysis and design seems to have received less attention in recent years than it did in the past. This does not mean that we know everything we need to know about systems analysis and design. On the contrary, new applications of computer-based systems are being developed, which need appropriate methods of analysis and design (e.g. Web-based systems and ubiquitous computing), new systems development methods have emerged, which need empirical study and evaluation (e.g. agile methods), and an opportunity now arises to reflect upon whether the lessons learnt earlier about systems analysis and design have been applied or have been forgotten.
The objective The Second EuroSIGSAND Symposium is to provide a forum for researchers, educators and practitioners interested in systems analysis and design to meet and exchange ideas and results. It also provides researchers an opportunity to present their research papers and experience reports, and to take part in open discussions and panel.
The symposium is supported by the AIS Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis & Design (SIGSAND), and PLAIS.<< Back to top
Relevant topics include , but are not limited to, the following:
- System Theory and Principles
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Keynote Speech (room C4)
- Systems Analysis and Design. Trends and Directions.
A - Open Source Software & Globally Distributed Software Development (room C4)
- Open Source Software Diffusion and Adoption: A Delphi Forescasting Study
- A Critical Review of Software Engineering Research on Open Source Software Development
- Understanding Cultural Differences in Development of Virtual Communities
B - Conceptual Modelling (room C2)
- 3SST Model: A Three Step Spatio-Temporal Conceptual Model
- Ontology-based requirements representation in the process of building information systems
- Implementation of Service-Oriented Architecture for Business Goals Realization
C - Object-Oriented Analysis & Design (room C7)
- Towards a Light Version of UML 2.x: Appraisal and Model
- UML 2.0 in the modelling of the complex business processes of reporting and control of financial information system
- Application of Generative Programming to Evolution of Object-Relational Mapping Layer
D - Contextual Issues in Information Systems Development & Implementation (room C4)
- Contextual Factors Affecting the Software Development Process. An Initial View
- Web-based Systems Development: An Empirically-Grounded Conceptual Framework
- An explorative study on introducing Business Processes Management in Healthcare
E - Systems Analysis & Design Education (room C2)
- Achieving Outcome-based Learning through Systems Analysis and Design
- Experiences of Teaching "Systems Analysis and Design" to Undergraduate Software Engineers
- Teaching Systems Analysis and Design in Polish Economic Universities: Structural or Object-oriented?
F - Information Systems Engineering (room C7)
- On the load balancing of Business Intelligence Reporting Systems
- Towards a robust software framework for DCSP solving in multi-agent systems
- HVRmonitor - data replication monitoring method
Panel (Room - C4)
- The concept of information and its impact on information systems and information society
Professor Keng Siau,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Authors of accepted papers must format their papers in accordance with the proceedings template, and return revised camera-ready versions to Stanislaw Wrycza (email@example.com) no later than April 30, 2007
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"Everyone walking the streets of Gdańsk for the first time is surprised by the extreme beauty with which the city has been laid out and the rare splendour and luxurious sumptuousness that are manifest everywhere. What in Gdańsk enchants most are not the churches, although among these one can find much that is worth attention, but the very foundations of the city and the way in which its power and the riches of its burghers have been embodied in its architecture".
Views such as these may be found not only in any poem in praise of the beauty of Gdańsk but also in scientific monographs on the history of European architecture. When serious scientists use the language of poetry there can be but one reason: a real admiration of the city's beauty. Gdańsk has always evoked admiration and love. We find them in expert treaties, travellers’ tales and the reminiscences of former inhabitants forced to leave the city to live afar. Similar reactions are also to be seen today. Anyone who has, if only once, shown Gdańsk to newcomers has been able to experience it. The visitors absorb its immortal beauty without analysing it or wondering what is authentic and what was reconstructed after the terrible destruction of the last war. They commune directly with the history and draw joy and satisfaction from it. This is the best proof of the rightness of the concept of reconstruction as accepted half a century ago.
A great attraction of Gdańsk lies in its old traditions. It is pervaded by its long and often dramatic history, from the visit of St. Adalbert in 997 to the great celebration of its millennium. Its history is present in its old documents and architectural landmarks, in its science and culture and in the everyday life of its people.
The traditional love of freedom has remained ever alive, revealed equally strongly in the 15th century, when the burghers of Gdańsk shook off the yoke of the Teutonic Knights, and in the times of "Solidarność", when they successfully revolted against the Communist system. Its spiritual power was manifest in the achievements of the pioneers of science from Gdańsk, including such distinguished men as the astronomer Jan Hevelius, the physicists Gabriel Fahrenheit and Daniel Gralath and the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. Had they lived in the 20th century, these would have been Nobel prize-winners like their successors, the biochemist Adolf Butenandt, the fighter for freedom Lech Wałęsa and the man of letters Günter Grass.
Gdańsk has always had its outstanding artistic creators of brick, stone and amber masterpieces. The city was and is the world's amber capital. The most famous achievement of the masters from Gdańsk was the Amber Chamber, unfortunately lost in the last war.
The scientific and artistic traditions of Gdańsk have been maintained and developed by its nine institutions of higher education with their 700 professors and 55,000 students.
What is the secret of this magic of Gdańsk? The city is unique. It is not only its art and architecture that are beautiful but also its surroundings. It is situated at the junction of three geographical regions: the Kashubian Uplands, which reach 300 m in height, the Lowlands of Żuławy, the Polish “Holland” with depressions of more than 1m below sea level, and the sandy beaches of the sea shore, known as the Amber Coast, since amber really can be gathered along it. Gdańsk combines the triple beauty of landscape, architecture and history, as well as being a busy seaport and a centre of science, education, industry and culture. Best of all, however, are its people - freedom loving, open to new ideas and friendly to visitors from all over the world. They have a proverb, old but ever valid: "Everyone loves two cities - the one where he was born and Gdańsk". You may prove this for yourselves.
Prof. Andrzej Januszajtis
The symposium accepts various types of submissions:
- Completed Research (full papers)
- Research-in-progress (short papers)
- Experience Reports
Completed research papers schould include analysis of data and discussion research findings. Research-in-progress papers report on research that is well under way with preliminary results available at the time of the symposium.
Please use the following format for your submissions:
- For Completed Research submissions, the paper should not exceed 6,000 words (excluding references and appendices).
- For Research-in-progress, and Experience Report submissions, the paper should not exceed 3,000 words (excluding references and appendices).
- Include a cover page with the title of paper as well as authors' names, affiliations, and contact details. The total number of words in the paper (excluding cover page, tables, and references) and submission category (i.e. Completed Research, Research-in-Progress or Practitioner Experience Report) should be indicated on the cover page.
The second page should begin with the title of the paper and an abstract of no more than 150 words. Include keywords, chosen from the list of main topics above (if applicable). The main text should follow the keywords.
- Use 12-point Arial, line-and-a-half spacing for the main body text.
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Stanisław Wrycza, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Michael Lang, National University of Ireland, Galway,
David Avison, ESSEC Business School, France
Bajaj Akhilesh, The University of Tulsa, USA
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Stanisław Wrycza, University of Gdańsk, Poland
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Armii Krajowej 119/121
ph. +48 58 550 94 00
fax +48 58 551 59 31
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The Symposium fee is 50 euros and includes:
- entrance to all Symposium sessions
- proceedings - printed and on CD-ROM
- lunch and refreshments at morning and afternoon breaks
- Symposium Dinner
- Cyber Cafe facilities
Please transfer the registration fee at the Symposium account:
University of Gdansk
Bank PEKAO S.A. IV O/Gdansk
ul. Kolobrzeska 43
subaccount number: 2313
The accepted papers for AIS SIGSAND European Symposium in Gdansk will be published as the pre-Conference Proceedings, issued by University of Gdansk Press. They will be also considered for publication in a volume of the Advances in Database Research series after the Symposium. The series is published by the Idea Group Publishing.