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4th EuroSymposium

on Systems Analysis and Design

September 29, 2011

Gdansk, Sopot - Poland

Organized by AIS SIGSAND and PLAIS

EuroSymposium'2011 Conference Photos

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SIGSAND is the 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 Polish Chapter of Association for Information Systems (PLAIS) was established in 2006 as the joint initiative of Prof. Claudia Loebbecke, former President of AIS and Prof. Stanislaw Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland. PLAIS co-organizes international and domestic conferences on Systems Analysis and Design, as well as on Business Informatics, e.g. BIR 2008 – International Conference on Business Informatics Research.

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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. 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 EuroSymposium is currently headed by an Advisory Board consisting of prominent researchers to guide this initiative. Previous EuroSymposia were held at:

- University of Galway, Ireland – 2006
- University of Gdansk, Poland – 2007
- University of Marburg, Germany – 2008

The accepted submissions of EuroSymposium 2007 were published in A. Bajaj, S. Wrycza (eds), Systems Analysis and Design for Advanced Modeling Methods: Best Practises, Information Science Reference, IGI Global, Hershey, New York, 2009.
The EuroSymposia were initiated by Prof. Keng Siau as the SIGSAND - Europe Initiative.

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Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

- Systems Theory and Principles
- Ontological Foundations of Systems Analysis and Design
- Philosophical Issues in Systems Analysis and Design
- Design Theory
- Requirements Engineering
- Business Process Modeling
- Conceptual Modeling
- Database Analysis and Design
- Information Systems Development Methods and Techniques
- Soft Systems Methodologies
- Object Oriented Techniques and Methodologies, transitions from and to related approaches
- Agility and MDA
- Rapid Systems Development
- Human-Computer Interaction and Prototyping
- Software Engineering
- Open Source Software (OSS) Solutions
- Ethical, Human and Organizational aspects of IS Development
- ERP systems
- Workflow Management
- Teaching Systems Analysis and Design
- Curriculum Design and Implementation issues
- E-learning in Systems Analysis and Design
- Empirical Studies of Systems Analysis and Design Methods and Techniques
- SOA and Cloud Computing

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Keynote Speeches

Developing an agenda for research in systems analysis and design at the intersection of design science and behavioral science
Vijay Khatri, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA

IBM Cloud Concept and implementation
Jaroslaw Jackowiak, IBM Software, Poland

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General Chair

Stanislaw Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland

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EuroSymposium Advisory Board

David Avison, ESSEC Business School, France
Richard Baskerville, Georgia State University, USA
Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Gordon B. Davis, University of Minnesota, USA
Phillip Ein-Dor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Guy Fitzgerald, Brunel University Uxbridge, UK
Joey F. George, Florida State University, USA
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Julie E. Kendall, Rutgers University, USA
Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne, Germany
John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

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International Programme Committee

Stanislaw Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland - Chairman
Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Akhilesh Bajaj, University of Tulsa, USA
Dinesh Batra, Florida International University, Miami, USA
Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein
Glenn J. Browne, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
Rimantas Butleris, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Sven Carlsson, Lund University, Sweden
Marco De Marco, Sacro Cuore Catholic University of Milan, Italy
Bjoern Erik Munkvold, University of Agder, Norway
Andrew Gemino, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Rolf Granow, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Alan R. Hevner, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Seamas Kelly, University College Dublin, Ireland
Vijay Khatri, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Andrzej Kobylinski, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Karl Kurbel, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Miroslawa Lasek, University of Warsaw, Poland
Bogdan Lent, University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland
Leszek Maciaszek, Macquarie University Sydney, Australia and Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Bartosz Marcinkowski, University of Gdansk, Poland
Jacek Maslankowski, University of Gdansk, Poland
Nava Pliskin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Paul Ralph, Lancaster University, UK
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Matti Rossi, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland
Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland
Carson Woo, University of British Columbia, Canada
Iryna Zolotaryova, Kharkiv National University of Economics, Ukraine
Joze Zupancic, University of Maribor, Slovenia

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Organizing Committee

Stanislaw Wrycza, Anna Szynaka, Lukasz Malon, Bartosz Marcinkowski, Jacek Maslankowski
Department of Business Informatics, University of Gdansk

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Submission Guidelines

Faculty members, independent scholars and SAND †practitioners are invited to submit: completed research papers, research in progress papers, extended position statements, case studies and panel proposals 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 IS research methods. The following length limits apply:
Completed research – 5,000 words
Research in Progress – 3,000 words
Position statements – 2,500 words
Case studies – 2,500 words
Panels proposals – 500 words

Papers should be submitted in PDF format. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNCS format which can be found at Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. The type of paper should be indicated in the submission.

On-line submission is to be executed via EasyChair:

All submissions will be reviewed by the EuroSymposium Programme Commitee for relevance and contribution to the†theme. Accepted submissions will receive†in-depth feedback from EuroSymposium participants. Accepted papers will be published as Pre-Symposium proceedings (+CD) but authors will retain copyright on their work, allowing them to†submit revised versions of their papers to other journals and books.

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Important Dates

Submission of Manuscript: July 15, 2011
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: August 8, 2011
Final Paper Submission: September 1, 2011
EuroSymposium:    September 29, 2011

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- AIS SIGSAND - Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design of Association for Information Systems

- PLAIS - Polish Chapter of Association for Information Systems

- Department of Business Informatics Faculty of Management of University of Gdansk

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EuroSymposium Fees

EuroSymposium fee is 60 Euro, for Ph.D. students - 40 Euro. The fee includes:
- Pre-Symposium proceedings, edited by University Gdansk Press,
- Participation in all EuroSymposium sessions,
- Lunch,
- Coffee,
- EuroSymposium dinner.

After registration The payment ought to be transferred to the following account:

University of Gdansk
Address: ul. Bazynskiego 1a, 80-952 Gdansk
EuroSymposium 2011

35 1240 1271 1111 0000 1492 5388

Bank PEKAO S.A. IV o/Gdansk
Kolobrzeska 43

Bank Sort Code: 12 40 12 71
IBAN: PL 35 1240 1271 1111 0000 1492 5388

Please include a "K205/1 - ES_2011 (name) (surname)" phrase in the content of the bank transfer.
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EuroSymposium Venue

The EuroSymposium 2011 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 Lech Walesa Airport makes the selected venue as well as the variety of hotels a proper place for the conference.

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

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

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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.

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 GŁnter 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


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

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