The 9th SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium on Systems Analysis and Design


The EuroSymposium on Systems Analysis and Design has the objective of promoting and developing high quality research on all issues related to systems analysis and design (SAND). It provides a forum to researchers and practitioners in SAND in Europe and beyond – to interact, collaborate and develop the systems analysis and design area.
The event has the hybrid form – the accepted papers can be presented at the venue site or by videoconferencing.
The EuroSymposium is currently headed by the Advisory Board and International Programme Committee composed of prominent researchers to guide this initiative.
Therefore, there are three organizers of the 9th EuroSymposium on Systems Analysis and Design are as follows:
•       SIGSAND is the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design. SIGSAND provides services such as annual symposia, news, research and teaching tracks at major IS conferences, listserv and special issues in journals. The EuroSymposia were initiated by the past AIS Vice President Prof. Keng Siau as the SIGSAND-Europe Initiative.
•       The Polish Chapter of Association for Information Systems (PLAIS) was established in 2006 as the joint initiative of Prof. Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne, Germany, former President of AIS and Prof. Stanisław Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland. PLAIS co-organizes international and domestic conferences on systems analysis and design as well as on Business Informatics and Systems Engineering.
•       The Department of Business Informatics of the University of Gdansk is conducting intensive teaching and research activities. The Department is also active internationally, organizing conferences including the 10th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2002), The 7th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2008), The 8th International Conference on European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN 2009) and 24th Conference on Advance Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2012). The Department is the partner of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) consortium.

•            Agile Methods,
•           Big Data,
•           Business Intelligence,
•           Business Process Modeling,
•           Cloud Computing,
•           Cognitive Issues in SAND,
•           Conceptual Modeling,
•           Crowdsourcing Models,
•           Design of Mobile Applications,
•           Design Theory,
•           Empirical Studies in SAND,
•           Ethical and  Human Aspects of IS Development,
•           Human-Computer Interaction,
•           Information Systems Development: Methods and Techniques,
•           Internet of Things,
•           Knowledge Management,
•           Model-Driven Architecture,
•           Modeling Languages,
•           Ontological Foundations of Systems Analysis and Design,
•           Open Source Software (OSS) Solutions,
•           Project Management,
•           Rapid Systems Development,
•           Requirements Engineering,
•           Research Methodologies in SAND,
•           SAND in ERP and CRM Systems,
•           SCRUM Methodology,
•           Security Issues in Systems Analysis and Design,
•           Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA),
•           Social Media, Networking and Analytics,
•           Teaching Systems Analysis and Design,
•           UML, SysML, BPMN,
•           Workflow Management.

All submissions will be reviewed by the EuroSymposium International Programme Committee for contribution to the relevant topic. The accepted papers will be published as EuroSymposium 2016 Proceedings in the Springer series of Lecture Notes on Business Information Processing (LNBIP).
The series is indexed/abstracted by ISI Proceedings, Web of Knowledge, DBLP, EI and Scopus and the other important indexing services.

Submission of Manuscripts:     May 29, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:   June 26, 2016
Final Paper Submission: July 10, 2016
EuroSymposium 2016:     September 29, 2016

The regular EuroSymposium fee is 80 EUR (360 PLN), while the fee for videoconference participants is 30 EUR (135 PLN). The fee includes:
•         a copy of Springer LNBIP Proceedings,
•         participation in all EuroSymposium sessions,

and for the residential participants also:
•         lunch,
•         coffee breaks,
•         dinner in European Solidarity Centre.

IS faculty members, independent scholars, doctorants and SAND practitioners are invited to submit research papers in the area of systems analysis and design. Given the broad range of topics in this Call, submissions can be based on any range of SAND research. The length limit of completed research paper is 5,000 words.
Papers should be submitted in PDF and doc format. Submissions must conform to Springer’s LNBIP format which can be found under instructions for LNBIP Authors at:
Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract.
On-line submission will be offered for EuroSymposium’2016 at Springer Online Conference Service (OCS).

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