PLAIS Bulletin 11
The Second AIS SIGSAND European Symposium on Systems Analysis and Design
Gdansk, Poland
June 5th, 2007

The Second AIS SIGSAND European Symposium on Systems Analysis and Design
will be held in Gdansk, Poland, June 5th, 2007.  The objective of this
Symposium is to provide a forum for researchers, educators and practitioners
interested in systems analysis and design to meet and exchange ideas and
results. It also provides researchers an opportunity to present their
research papers and experience reports, and to take part in open
discussions.  The symposium is sponsored by yhe AIS Special Interest Group
on Systems Analysis & Design (SIGSAND) and  PLAIS - Polish Chapter of AIS.

Organizing Committee:
Stanisław Wrycza, University of Gdańsk, Poland - chair
Jacek Maslankowski, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Jarosław Olejniczak, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Programme Chairs:
Stanisław Wrycza, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Michael Lang, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Keng Siau, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA

SIGSAND-Europe Advisory Board:
David Avison, ESSEC Business School, France
Richard Baskerville, Georgia State University, USA
Phillip Ein-Dor, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Guy Fitzgerald, Brunel University, UK
Juhani Iivari, University of Oulu, Finland
Sirkka Jarvenpaa, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Pericles Loucopoulos, The University of Manchester, UK
Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University, USA
John Mylopoulos, University of Toronto, Canada
Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
Maung Kyaw Sein, Agder University College, Norway
Peretz Shoval, Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel
Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Relevant topics include , but are not limited to, the following:
- System Theory and Principles
- Ontological Foundations of Systems Analysis and Design
- Philosophical Issues in Systems Analysis and Design
- Object Oriented Techniques and Methodologies
- Unified Modeling Language (UML)
- Transition from Structured Approaches to Object Oriented Approaches
- System Life Cycle
- Requirements Engineering
- Business Process Modeling and ERP Systems
- Conceptual Modelling
- Database Analysis and Design
- Information Systems Development Methods and Techniques e.g. RUP, MDA,
Agile Methods/ XP, SOA, Web Design methods, etc.
- Use of Computer-Aided Systems Engineering (CASE)
- Evaluations of Systems Analysis and Design Modelling Methods and
- Component-based Systems Development
- Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) Applications
- Rapid Systems Development
- Human-Computer Interaction and Prototyping
- Software Engineering
- Software Quality Management
- Open Source Software (OSS) Solutions
- Ethical, Human and Organizational aspects of IS Development
- Economics of Information Systems
- Teaching Systems Analysis and Design
- Curriculum Design and Implementation issues
- E-learning in Systems Analysis and Design
- Case Studies and Experience Reports from Professional Placement Programmes
- Empirical Studies of Systems Analysis and Design Methods and Techniques
- Workflow Management
- Project Management Issues in Systems Analysis and Design

Important Dates:
Deadline for papers               February 18, 2007
Notification of acceptance        April 2, 2007
Camera-ready copies               April 30, 2007

The accepted papers for AIS SIGSAND European Symposium in Gdansk will be
published as the pre-Conference Proceedings, issued by University of Gdansk
Press. They will be also considered for publication in a volume of the
Advances in Database Research series after the symposium. The series is
published by the Idea Group Publishing.

The Symposium fee is set at only 50 euros and it includes:
- entrance to all Symposium sessions
- proceedings - printed and on CD-ROM
- lunch and refreshments at morning and afternoon breaks
- Symposium Dinner
- Cyber Cafe facilities

For more details, please see the conference website:

It should also be noted that the SIGSAND-Europe Symposium is scheduled to
facilitate participation in other European events around the same time:
- ECIS2007 in St.Gallen, Switzerland, June 7-9
- CAiSE2007 in Trondheim, Norway, June 11-19

Stanisław Wrycza
Department of Information Systems
University of Gdansk