REGISTRATION, Convention Centre 08.00-17.30
BREAKS 10.30-11.00, 15.30-16.00
LUNCH, Hotel Golf 12.30-14.00
Information for Presenters
For all presenters presentation equipment will be available.
1. LCD projector for presentations + PC computer
2. Standard Overhead projector for slides
For any additional questions & information please contact Gregor Lenart (technical committee)
The overarching theme of Global Co-operation
in the New Millennium was chosen to reflect our view of the discipline and practice of Information Systems in 2001. As companies become more international in their strategies and activities and the systems themselves span the globe, led by the ubiquitous Web, the discipline of Information Systems is becoming equally international in outlook. The growth in the size and stature of ECIS over the years accords with the evolution of a European dimension to the study of Information Systems. The increasing number of attendees from North America and the Asia Pacific region, together with the increasing amount of international research collaboration and faculty exchanges, is further testimony to a growing global co-operation within the discipline.
successfully overcome (or, at least, weathered) the Y2K problem, the discipline needs to take a longer term view of its role in a changing world. We need to grasp the opportunities offered by the growing interest of organizations, governments and other disciplines in an increasingly sophisticated and relevant technology. While the risks from failed systems may be enhanced due to higher expectations, not to mention the commercial vulnerability of dot.com companies, we have the opportunity to learn more about the nature of information systems and pass this insight back to industry and government. That is, fundamentally, the focus of this conference.
designing this, the 9 th European Conference on Information Systems, we have tried to structure the tracks in such a way that we can build on the progress made in earlier conferences, as well as including tracks that somehow look ahead to incorporate newer themes. Globalization
is an obvious theme but the track is not uni-directional; we expect contributions dealing with localization and regional initiatives. We have included separate tracks that focus on social issues (entitled
Information Systems in the Information Society) and economic issues (Economics of the Digital Economy). The latter will include e-commerce as well as the longstanding
problems of measurement and evaluation of information systems. Also at a mostly national/regional level, there is a track on E-Government
to reflect the growing interest and activity by governments across the world.
In order to emphasize the underlying theme of co-operation, we have a track concerning
New Models of IS Research Based on Interdisciplinary Co-operation and another on Innovative Models of Co-operation in Systems Development. These are two longstanding problems that seem to be
benefiting from different aspects of co-operation. Another chronic problem addressed by the conference will be IS Strategy and Organizational Change. Also at an organizational level, there is a
growing concern regarding new forms of organization, including outsourcing (Knowledge Intensive Organizations: Structures and Forms of Co-operation).
An increasingly important area is that of IS employment and education (IS Skills and Learning: Demand and Supply
). The Implications of Technology Convergence for IS Theory and Practice track will include various aspects of media convergence while the importance of particular industries, emphasized in ECIS 2000, is continued in the IT
Innovation and Impact on Industry Structures track.
Apart from the tracks themselves, there are several major workshops, all of which are innovative and reflect the notions
of co-operation and globalization. The first concerns co-operation between universities and the IS industry, the second examines the role of (national and international) professional IS associations, the third
explores IS/IT projects funded by the European Commission, the fourth is a Regional Information Systems Academics Workshop (Central and Eastern Europe). There are also meetings: Building the E-business
Infrastructure and ASP - Application Systems Providers: The New Infrastructure.
We firmly believe that ECIS 2001 will be an exciting and relevant conference
where we can exchange ideas in a friendly informal atmosphere, against a backdrop of Alpine mountains and a picturesque lake, and facilitated by the local hospitality, food and wine. We look forward to seeing you in Bled.