The Xth SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium

50 YEARS (1967-2017)

September 22, 2017 Gdansk & Sopot - Poland


The Xth Jubilee SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium has the objective of promoting and developing high quality research on all issues related to Information Systems (IS) – their Research, Development, Applications and Education. It provides a forum to researchers and practitioners of IS in Europe and beyond – to interact, collaborate and develop the information systems field and in particular - the systems analysis and design (SAND) area. The EuroSymposium is currently headed by the Advisory Board consisting of prominent IS researchers to guide this initiative.

Relevant topics

  • Agile Methods
  • Big Data
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Cloud Computing
  • Compliance Requirements Management: Models and Architecture
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Cognitive Issues in SAND
  • Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Models
  • Design of Mobile Applications
  • Design Theory
  • Case Studies in IS
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Enterprise Social Networks
  • Ethical and Human Aspects of IS Development
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems Development: Methods and Techniques
  • Internet of Things
  • Model-Driven Architecture
  • Ontological Foundations of SAND
  • Open Source Software (OSS) Solutions
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Research Methodologies in IS
  • SAND in ERP and CRM Systems
  • SCRUM Approach; Teams and Teamwork in IS
  • Smart Information Systems
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Media Use in Business
  • Social Networking Services
  • Software Intensive Systems and Services
  • Teaching SAND
  • Towards Data Driven Information Systems
  • User Experience Design
  • UML, SysML, BPMN
  • Workflow Management


There are three organizers of The Xth Jubilee SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium:

The Department of Business Informatics of the University of Gdansk is conducting intensive teaching and research activities. Some of its academic manuals are bestsellers in Poland. 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 SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposia (2007, 2011 - 2016). The Department is the partner of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) consortium and SAP University Alliances (SUA).

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.

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.

Conference Committees

General Chair
Stanisław Wrycza University of Gdansk - Chairman of IPC Poland
Advisory Board
Wil van der Aalst Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands
David Avison ESSEC Business School France
Joerg Becker European Research Centre for Information Systems Germany
Jane Fedorowicz Bentley University USA
Alan Hevner University of South Florida USA
Dimitris Karagiannis University of Vienna Austria
Helmut Krcmar Technical University of Munich, SAP University Competence Center Germany
Claudia Loebbecke University of Cologne Germany
Keng Siau Missouri University of Science and Technology USA
Roman Słowiński Chairman of the Committee on Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences Poland
International Programme Committee
Stanisław Wrycza University of Gdansk, Poland - Chairman of IPC Poland
Özlem Albayrak Özlem Albayrak, Middle East Business Integration Technology (MEBITECH) Turkey
Eduard Babkin Higher School of Economics, Moscow Russia
Akhilesh Bajaj University of Tulsa USA
Palash Bera Saint Louis University USA
Lasse Berntzen University College of Southeast Norway
Sven Carlsson Lund University Sweden
Witold Chmielarz University of Warsaw Poland
Petr Doucek University of Economics, Prague Czech Republic
Zygmunt Drążek University of Szczecin Poland
Dariusz Dziuba University of Warsaw Poland
Peter Forbrig University of Rostock Germany
Bogdan Franczyk University of Leipzig Germany
Krzysztof Goczyla Gdansk University of Technology Poland
Jerzy Gołuchowski University of Economics in Katowice Poland
Rolf Granow Luebeck University of Applied Sciences Germany
Marta Indulska The University of Queensland Australia
Arkadiusz Januszewski University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz Poland
Dorota Jelonek Czestochowa University of Technology Poland
Bjoern Johansson Lund University Sweden
Kalinka Kaloyanova Sofia University Bulgaria
Karlheinz Kautz Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University Australia
Vijay Khatri Indiana University Bloomington USA
Marite Kirikova Riga Technical University Latvia
Jolanta Kowal University of Wroclaw Poland
Stanisław Kozielski Silesian University of Technology Poland
Henryk Krawczyk Gdansk University of Technology Poland
Kyootai Lee Sogang University Korea
Roman Lukyanenko University of Saskatchewan Canada
Tim A. Majchrzak University of Agder Norway
Marco de Marco Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Italy
Marek Milosz Lublin University of Technology Poland
Marian Niedzwiedzinski University of Lodz Poland
Jyrki Nummenmaa University of Tampere Finland
Nikolaus Obwegeser Aarhus University Denmark
Celina Olszak University of Economics in Katowice Poland
Cezary Orłowski WSB Uniwersity in Gdańsk Poland
Mieczyslaw L. Owoc Wroclaw University of Economics Poland
Joanna Paliszkiewicz Warsaw University of Life Sciences Poland
Nava Pliskin Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Israel
Jolita Ralyte University of Geneva Switzerland
Isabel Ramos The University of Minho Portugal
Vaclav Repa University of Economics, Prague Czech Republic
Michael Rosemann Queensland University of Technology Australia
Binny Samuel University of Cincinnati USA
Kurt Sandkuhl University of Rostock Germany
Thomas Schuster Pforzheim University Germany
Marcin Sikorski Gdansk University of Technology Poland
Janice C. Sipior Villanova University USA
Andrzej Sobczak Warsaw School of Economics Poland
Piotr Soja Cracow University of Economics Poland
Ewelina Sokolowska University of Gdansk Poland
Angelos Stefanidis University of Glamorgan UK
Reima Suomi University of Turku Finland
Jakub Swacha University of Szczecin Poland
Pere Tumbas University of Novi Sad Serbia
Catalin Vrabie National University Romania
Yinglin Wang Shanghai University of Finance and Economics China
H. Roland Weistroffer Virginia Commonwealth University USA
Carson Woo Sauder School of Business Canada
Karolina Zmitrowicz WSB University in Gdansk Poland
Iryna Zolotaryova Kharkiv National University of Economics Ukraine
Joze Zupancic University of Maribor Slovenia

Organizing Committee

Chair: Stanislaw Wrycza
Secretary: Anna Węsierska
Members from Department of Business Informatics at University of Gdansk:
Dorota Buchnowska, Bartłomiej Gawin, Przemyslaw Jatkiewicz, Dariusz Kralewski,
Michał Kuciapski, Bartosz Marcinkowski, Jacek Maslankowski


Download Call for Papers (PDF)
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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 2017 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.

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Paper submission

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’2017 at Springer Online Conference Service (OCS).

Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts: May 29, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: June 26, 2017
Final Paper Submission: July 10, 2017
EuroSymposium 2017: September 22, 2017


The EuroSymposium will be held in the modern building of the Conference Centre of the Faculty of Management of University of Gdansk. Computer access, wireless facilities and multimedia projector will be available. Proximity of the Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport makes the selected venue as well as the variety of hotels a proper place for the conference.

Department of Business Informatics
Faculty of Management
University of Gdansk
Piaskowa 9
81-864 Sopot
Ph.: +48 58 523 14 00
Fax: +48 58 523 11 55


Hotels of different standards are available in Gdansk and Sopot:
Hotels - Sopot
Hotels - Gdansk

Public Transport information (with guidance to the Venue building) can be found at or via mobile version:

Here you can find information how to get from airport in Gdansk to the city. A taxi rank is located in front of the main entrance to the passenger terminal and is serviced by CITY PLUS TAXI.

Phone: 585 111 555

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The regular EuroSymposium fee is 80 EUR (360 PLN), while the fee for videoconference participants is 30 EUR (135 PLN). The fee includes:

and for the residential participants also:

After registration please transfer the registration fee at the following EuroSymposium 2017 account:

University of Gdansk
Address: ul. Bazynskiego 8, 80-309 Gdansk
EuroSymposium 2017

PL 59 1240 1271 1111 0010 4368 2415
Bank PEKAO S.A. IV o/Gdansk
Kolobrzeska 43

Bank Sort Code: 12 40 12 71
IBAN: PL 59 1240 1271 1111 0010 4368 2415
VAT UE PL 584 020 32 39

Please include a "K205-16 - ES_2017 (name) (surname)" phrase in the text of your bank transfer.

SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposia Proceedings

The accepted papers of Gdansk EuroSymposia were published as:

Previous Symposia

AIS SIGSAND European Symposium, Ireland, 2006
2nd AIS SIGSAND European, Poland, 2007
3rd AIS SIGSAND-European Symposium Germany, 2008
4th EuroSymposium, Poland, 2011
EMMSAD/5th EuroSymposium @ CAiSE'12, Poland, 2012
6th EuroSymposium, Poland, 2013
7th EuroSymposium, Poland, 2014
8th EuroSymposium, Poland, 2015
9th EuroSymposium, Poland, 2016


To be announced.

Keynote Speech

To be announced.

Previous Keynote Speakers







EuroSymposium 2017
Department of Business Informatics
Faculty of Management
University of Gdansk
Piaskowa 9
81-864 Sopot
phone: +48 58 5231400
fax: +48 58 5231155
skype: swrycza


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Magic of Gdansk

"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.

Mariacki Church FOTO

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.

Artus Court FOTO

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
Emeritus professor of Gdansk University of Technology
Honorary citizen of Gdansk

Neptune's Fountain FOTO

Artus Court

Artus Court is located in the historical center of Gdansk, near its old-time harbour by the Motlawa river. Its furnishings include reconstructed fire-place, 18th century sculptures ceramics from Delft, brass candle holders, a sizeable model of 1775 Gdansk ship, among the other numerous artworks of Artus Court.

Much more information of Gdansk Artus Court is available at:

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