16th International Conference on
Information Systems Development (ISD2007)
Galway, Ireland
August 29-31, 2007

To see the archived conference Web site, click here. http://isd2007.nuigalway.ie/archive/


The 16th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2007) was hosted by the Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at National University of Ireland, Galway from August 29-31, 2007.

The theme of the conference was"Challenges in Practice, Theory and Education", and it included tracks on Managing IS Development, Innovation in Information Systems Development, Enterprise Systems Development & Adoption, Public Information Systems Development, Agile and High-Speed Systems Development Methods, Information Systems Engineering, Business Systems Analysis & Design, Data and Information Modelling, ISD Education, ISD in Developing Nations, Legal and Administrative Aspects of ISD, Service Oriented Modelling and Semantic Web Technologies.

In total, 115 delegates from 27 different countries registered for the conference, making it a truly international event. Of 131 papers submitted, 84 were presented at the conference.

Over the course of three days, 29 paper sessions were held, covering a range of areas such as: Agile Methods, Usage of Systems Development Methods, Method Tailoring, Users & Usability, Web Development Methods, Requirements Analysis, Business Process Modelling, Systems Analysis & Design, ISD in Developing Nations, ISD in Public Sector Organisations, Socio-technical Aspects of ISD, Human Resources Issues in ISD, Knowledge Management in ISD, ERP Systems Development & Implementation, Legal & Ethical Dimensions of ISD, Management of ISD, Information Systems Security, ISD Education & Training, E-Learning Technologies, Project & Requirements Management, Data Quality & Integrity, Database Design, Practical Applications of Database Technologies, Web Services, Automation of Software Development, and Information Systems Engineering.

Keynote addresses were delivered by Mike Roche of IBM Dublin Software Laboratory, and Prof. Stefan Decker of Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI).

Keynote presentation slides: Mike Roche, IBM

ISD2007 Conference Awards

The following awards were presented at ISD2007:

  • Best Reviewer Award: Roland Kaschek (Massey University, New Zealand)
    This award was given to the member of the international programme committee who was deemed to have submitted the most diligent and helpful reviews.
  • Best Overall Contribution Award: Brian Henderson-Sellers (University of Technology, Sydney)
    This award was given to the delegate who was deemed to have made the most significant overall contribution to the conference, including such aspects as the quality of reviews completed, the quality of papers submitted, chair roles, and general participation in the conference.
  • Best Paper Award:Model Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science Program in Business Information Systems Design (BISD 2007): Organisational Impacts” Sven Carlsson, Jonas Hedman & Odd Steen.
    • Best Paper Nominee: "A Failure to Learn in a Software Development Team: The Unsuccessful Introduction of an Agile Method" John McAvoy & Tom Butler
    • Best Paper Nominee: "The Role of Improvisation and Politics in ISD Practice" Karlheinz Kautz, Hans-Kristian Jørgensen, Casper F. Pedersen, Michael Sinnet & Sameen M. Rab
    • Best Paper Nominee: "SART: Towards Innovation at the Intersection of Software Engineering and Art" Anna Trifonova, Salah U. Ahmed & Letizia Jaccheri
    • Best Paper Nominee: "Requirements Engineering During Complex ISD: A Sensemaking Approach" Päivi Ovaska & Larry Stapleton

Conference Proceedings

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer Science and Business Media:

Barry, C., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, W., Wojtkowski, G., Wrycza, S., & Zupancic, J. (eds) (2008) The Inter-Networked World: ISD Theory, Practice, and Education. Springer-Verlag: New York, ISBN 978-0387304038

Further Information & Conference Feedback

Further enquiries and conference feedback may be directed to the programme chairs:

Chris Barry & Michael Lang
ISD2007 Programme Chairs
Business Information Systems Group
Cairnes Graduate School of Business & Public Policy
National University of Ireland, Galway
University Road

Tel. +353 91 492308
Fax. +353 91 494565


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