17th International Conference on
Information Systems Development (ISD2008)
Paphos, Cyprus
August 25-27, 2008


Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is available for download PDF , ASCII

We invite the submission of papers to the 17th International Conference on Information Systems Development, to be held in Paphos, Cyprus, August 25-27, 2008 (ISD2008).

Tracks (main topics) for ISD2008 include the following:

Information Systems Engineering & Management

Track Chair(s):

         Andreas Andreou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Software process improvement
  • Requirements engineering
  • Method engineering
  • Software metrics
  • Quality assurance
  • Validation and Verification
  • Configuration management
  • Version control
  • Security engineering
  • Component-based development
  • Usage of CASE tools
  • Software process management
  • Managing software evolution
  • Project management
  • Project costing
  • Quality management
  • Risk management
  • Outsourcing
  • Collaborative work practices (e.g. pair programming)
  • Team communication issues
  • The role of users in ISD
  • Human resources management in ISD
  • Aspect Oriented Software Development

Business Systems Analysis & Design

Track Chair(s):

         Michael Lang, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Method tailoring
  • Systems planning
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Requirements analysis
  • Design patterns
  • Systems analysis & design techniques e.g. UML
  • User-centered design
  • Real-time systems design
  • Interaction design
  • Transition from structured approaches to Object-Oriented approaches
  • Workflow modeling
  • Business process modeling
  • Empirical studies in systems analysis & design
  • Philosophical issues in systems analysis & design
  • Human, Social and Organizational (HSO) factors in systems analysis & design
  • Tools for systems analysis & design

Intelligent Information Systems

Track Chair(s):

         Spyridon Likothanassis, University of Patras, Greece
         Efstratios Georgopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Kalamata, Greece
         Adam Adamopoulos, Demokritus University of Thrace, Greece

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Intelligent Systems in Biology and Medicine
  • Intelligent Signal Processing
  • Intelligent Decision Support Systems
  • Neural Intelligent Systems
  • Intelligent Systems in Software Engineering
  • Intelligent Systems in Agriculture
  • Intelligent Systems in Finance
  • Biological Inspired Computing
  • Intelligent Data Mining
  • Neurocomputing
  • Brain Modeling

Agile and High-Speed Systems Development Methods

Track Chair(s):

         Outi Salo, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
         Geir Hanssen, SINTEF, Norway

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Empirical and conceptual studies of agile and other rapid systems development methods and techniques
  • Lean approaches for ISD project and product management
  • Agile software engineering economics and mercantile
  • Business and social aspects of agile software development
  • Application of agile methods in distributed environments
  • Agile development in large organizations
  • Adopting and improving agile methods
  • Quality management in agile organizations
  • Testing in agile development
  • Architecture and product-line development
  • Application of innovation in agile organizations and projects
  • Usability engineering in agile projects
  • Customer engagement and contracting

Enterprise Systems Development & Adoption

Track Chair(s):

         Angelika I. Kokkinaki, University of Nicosia (formerly Intercollege), Cyprus

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Development and implementation of ERP systems
  • COTS systems implementation
  • Decision support systems
  • Expert systems
  • Accounting information systems
  • Customer relationship management (CRM) systems
  • Supply chain management
  • Inter-organisational information systems
  • Evaluation of ISD investments

Public Information Systems Development

Track Chair(s):

         George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
         Yannis Charalabidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
         Costas Kalaboukas, Singular-Logic, Greece

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Information systems development in public sector organisations
  • Wide-audience information systems development
  • Business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce systems development
  • Design of e-government systems
  • Healthcare informatics
  • Tourism information systems
  • Mobile commerce (m-commerce) and interactive TV (t-commerce) application development
  • Corporate Web site design
  • Accessibility; usability; localisation, etc.
  • Issues in designing systems for the elderly e.g. "technophobia"

Information Systems Development Education

Track Chair(s):

         Aimilia Tzanavari, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • e-Learning
  • m-Learning
  • Problem / project-based learning (PBL) approaches
  • Service learning
  • New and innovative pedagogical models for ISD education
  • Use of educational technologies
  • Use of Internet-based resources in ISD education (e.g. on-line knowledge-bases, digital libraries, Internet blogs and WIKI's)
  • Case studies and experience reports, etc

Information Systems Development in Developing Nations

Track Chair(s):

         John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • IS Development for Government, Health and Education
  • IS Development and Millennium Development Goals
  • Developing Nomadic and Mobile IS Systems
  • IS Development within/across Cultures and Societies
  • IS Project Sustainability in Developing Countries
  • Appropriate IS
  • IS Projects: Donors, Funders, Champions and Users
  • Applying IS Development Principles to IS Project Implementation in Developing Countries e.g. Requirements elicitation, project management etc.
  • Appropriate Application Technologies for ICT implementation in Developing Countries
  • The Implications of ICT Projects in Rural Development Activities

Legal and Administrative Aspects of Information Systems Development

Track Chair(s):

         Rónán Kennedy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Data protection and data privacy
  • Legal regulation of the Internet
  • Legal regulation of virtual worlds
  • Legal regulation of electronic commerce, electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic funds transfer (EFT and EFTPOS)
  • Computer crime and IT forensics
  • Intellectual property law - copyright, patents and trademarks
  • Digital rights management
  • Computers in legal administration, the courts and law enforcement

Information Systems Research Methodologies

Track Chair(s):

         Malgorzata Pankowska, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Discipline and practice of IS research
  • Research methods engineering
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods for IS research
  • Issues for the IS researcher and for IS profession
  • Practical implementation of IS research results
  • Art and practices of interpretation, evaluation and representation

Service-Oriented Analysis and Design of Information Systems

Track Chair(s):

         Remigijus Gustas, Karlstad University, Sweden
         William Song, University of Durham, UK
         Stefanos Mavromoustakos, European University, Cyprus

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Service-Orientation in system analysis and design
  • Service-Oriented architecture (SOA) evolution
  • SOA verification and validation
  • Semantic web-services and ontologies
  • Service-Oriented modeling and integration

IT Service Management

Track Chair(s):

         Vjeran Strahonja, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • IT services and service science (research, ontologies, etc)
  • Delivery and support of IT services - processes, methods and technologies
  • IT service development methodology

Philosophical and Theoretical Issues in Information Systems Development

Track Chair(s):

         Björn Niehaves, University of Münster, Germany
         Karlheinz Kautz, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Philosophical issues in design science and IS development research
  • Theoretical issues in design science and IS development research
  • Ontological and epistemological issues in design science and IS development research
  • Philosophical issues in multi-methodogical research
  • Philosophical issues in research evaluation
  • Methodological pluralism and its consequences

Model-driven Engineering in ISD

Track Chair(s):

         Maria Jose Escalona, University of Sevilla, Spain

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Meta-models for MDE
  • Trasnformations in MDE
  • MDE in practice
  • Tools for MDE

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in Information Systems Development

Track Chair(s):

         Andrina Granic, University of Split, Croatia

Subtopics of relevance to this track include the following:

  • Incorporating HCI perspective into system development lifecycle
  • Methods and techniques for user-centered IS development
  • Physical, cognitive and affective aspects of HCI design
  • Understanding the user - user-Oriented design approaches
  • Supporting individual users, their qualities, preferences, and actions
  • Bridging the gap between satisfying organizational needs and supporting human users
  • Usability and accessibility issues along with evaluation techniques and metrics
  • User interface design and assessment for all types of organizational and bussiness applications
  • Human factor issues
  • Issues related to learning and training, including perceptual, cognitive and motivational aspects of learning

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