PLAIS Bulletin 68

Drodzy PLAISowicze,

Spełniam więc prośbę Isabel. Nie, to nie ta: ...Oh, Isabel, moun amour, Isabel ... z gorącej piosenki Ch. Aznavuriana (w rzeczywistosci to Ormianin), kierowcy a przy okazji kochanka niezrównanej Edith Piaff (czyli Wróbelka) ;-)

Isabel prosi mnie o promowanie poniższego zaproszenia szeroko w Polsce, co niniejszym z wielką przyjemnością czynię.

Z pozdrowieniami,

Stanisław Wrycza


Subject: [ECIS 2015 - RIS workshop] Requesting your help to disseminate information

Dear Stanislaw, Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Thank you again for accepting our invitation to join the Program Committee of the ECIS 2015 workshop - Resilience and Information Systems.

The workshop is now announced in the webpage of ECIS2015 -

We need your help to promote the workshop by sending out the call for papers to your contacts. Please, find the call for papers below. Thank you.

We are looking forward to collaborating with you all in this new event and to seeing you there (an opportunity to discuss how to proceed with nserr -

Regards, Isabel


Call For Papers


March 6th, 2015 - submission deadline
April 3rd, 2015 - notifications due
April 24th 2015 - revised submissions due
May 8th 2015 : final notifications due


The workshop focuses research in designing resilience into regions and organizations so they display a sustained capacity for change, therefore increasing their ability to survive a crisis and thrive in contexts of high uncertainty. Relevant research must address the role Information Systems and Technologies can play in managing the collective and distributed capacities to (1) anticipate potentially disrupting events; (2) avoid or prevent their occurrence; (3) plan and prepare for disruption required to protect the organization / community /region; (4) recover to a new fully functional state and assure continued operations.

The workshop addresses, more specifically, the following aspects of resilience and information systems and technologies:

1) How people, resources, information systems and infrastructures be designed and managed so that the organization/community/region displays a high level of resilience to economic crisis (Economic crisis can be triggered by many factors, including severe environmental hazards, war, depletion of traditional energy resources, major demographic changes, generalized social uprisings, cyber-attacks, pandemics, major market changes - demand, supply, technology - and questionable business and financial practices);

2) The connection between resilience and the creation of smarter cities. (Planning for resilience to the impacts of stressors within cities requires an evaluation of the vulnerable components of cities, an understanding of the key processes, procedures, and interactions that organize these components and develop the capacity to address various structuring of components and their interactions with the ultimate goal of achieving resilience);

3) The need for IS solutions that leverage indigenous knowledge and are built with frugal engineering practices. (A focus on indigenous knowledge is important for creating solutions that make sense within emerging economies. Frugal engineering is a new method of development that assesses the needs of the market as well as what the market can spend to respond to growing demands and tighter budgets);

4) The need for appreciation of how crowdsourcing solutions can drive entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of economic resilience by supporting new models for growth of enterprises;

5) The role that Information Systems/Technologies can play during and after a disaster to enable local disaster management and resilience (e.g. crowd and mobile apps).

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together IS scholars who are conducting research into Information Systems to support/enable resilient organizations, communities and/or regions to economic crises, which is a topic within the field of IS that is gaining relevance given the many sources of uncertainty lying ahead. The workshop will provide a forum within which participating scholars and practitioners can collaborate to determine the scope and thematic content of the area of IS for Resilience.

Duration: Half day

Organization Committee

Anabela Mesquita, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Arminda Guerra Lopes, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco
Carl Adams, University of Portsmouth, UK
Isabel Ramos, University of Minho, Portugal
Kevin C. Desouza, Arizona State University, US

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