PLAIS Bulletin 97





September 20th, 2018

Gdansk - Sopot, Poland





The XIth PLAIS/SIGSAND EuroSymposium has the objective of promoting and developing high quality research on all issues related to Information Systems (IS) and in particular in Systems Analysis and Design (SAND). It provides a forum to researchers and practitioners in IS & SAND in Europe and beyond – to interact, collaborate and develop the IS & SAND areas. The EuroSymposium is currently headed by the Advisory Board, consisting of prominent IS researchers to guide this initiative.




There are three organizers of The XIth PLAIS/SIGSAND EuroSymposium:







Relevant topics



· Agile Methods

· Model-Driven Architecture

· Big Data, Business Analytics

· New Paradigms, Formalisms, Approaches, Frameworks and Challenges in IS & SAND

· Blockchain Technology and Applications

· Ontological Foundations and Intelligent Systems of SAND

· Business Informatics

· Open Source Software (OSS) Solutions

· Business Process Modeling

· Project Management

· Case Studies in SAND

· Quality Assurance in Systems Development

· Cloud Computing

· Requirements and Software Engineering

· Cognitive Issues in SAND

· Research Methodologies in SAND

· Conceptual Modeling

· Role of SAND in Mobile and Internet Applications Development

· Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Models

· SAND Education: Curricula, E-learning, MOOCs and Teaching Cases

· Design Theory

· SCRUM Approach

· Digital Services and Social Media

· Security and Privacy Issues in IS & SAND

· Enterprise Architecture

· Service Oriented Systems Development

· Enterprise Social Networks

· Social Networking Services

· ERP and CRM Systems

· Socio-Technical Approaches to System Development, Psychological and Behavioural Descriptions

· Ethical and Human Aspects of IS Development

· Software Intensive Systems and Services

· Ethnographic, Anthropological, Action and  Entrepreneurial Research

· Strategic Information Systems in Enterprises

· Evolution of IS Discipline

· Supply Chain Management Aspects

· Human-Computer Interaction

· Systems Analysts and Designers Professions

· Industry 4.0

· Teams and Teamwork in IS & SAND

· Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Methods, Techniques and Tools


· Internet of Things

· User Experience (UX) Design

· Machine Learning

· Workflow Management.




Conference Committees

General Chair

Stanisław Wrycza, University of Gdansk, 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

Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne, Germany

Keng Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Roman Slowiński, Chairman of the Committee on Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


International Programme Committee



Özlem Albayrak, Bilkent University, Turkey

Marek Miłosz, Lublin University of Technology, Poland


Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Ngoc-Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

Witold Chmielarz, University of Warsaw, Poland

Marian Niedźwiedziński, University of Lodz, Poland


Helena Dudycz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland

Nikolaus Obwegeser, Aarhus University, Denmark


Tomasz Dzido, University of Gdansk, Poland

Cezary Orłowski, WSB University in Gdansk, Poland


Marco De Marco, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Joanna Paliszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Petr Doucek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

Nava Pliskin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Zygmunt Drążek, University of Szczecin, Poland

Isabel Ramos, The University of Minho, Portugal


Dariusz Dziuba, University of Warsaw, Poland

Vaclav Repa, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic


Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany

Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Bogdan Franczyk, University of Leipzig, Germany

Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany


Jerzy Gołuchowski, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Thomas Schuster, Pforzheim University, Germany


Marta Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia

Marcin Sikorski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland


Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland

Janice C. Sipior, Villanova University, USA


Dorota Jelonek, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Andrzej Sobczak , Warsaw School of Economics, Poland


Bjoern Johansson, Lund University, Sweden

Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland


Kalinka Kaloyanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Jakub Swacha, University of Szczecin, Poland


Karlheinz Kautz, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia

Pere Tumbas, University of Novi Sad, Serbia


Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Catalin Vrabie, National University, Romania


Stanisław Kozielski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Yinglin Wang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

Henryk Krawczyk, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

H. Roland Weistroffer, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Kyootai Lee, Sogang University, Korea

Carson Woo, Sauder School of Business, Canada


Tim A. Majchrzak, University of Agder, Norway

Iryna Zolotaryova, Kharkiv National University of Economics, Ukraine


Joze Zupancic, University of Maribor, Slovenia






Keynote Speech






All submissions will be reviewed by the EuroSymposium’2018 International Programme Committee for contribution to the relevant topic. The accepted papers will be published as EuroSymposium 2018 Proceedings in the Springer series of Lecture Notes on Business Information Processing (LNBIP).

The series LNBIP is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, EI and Scopus. LNBIP volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.


Submission Service


IS faculty members, independent scholars, doctorants and SAND practitioners are invited to submit research papers in the area of IS & SAND. The length limit of completed research paper is 5,000 words. The Best Paper of EuroSymposium’2018 will be selected and awarded.

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. Online submission will be offered for EuroSymposium’2018 at Springer Online Conference Service (OCS): 


During EuroSymposium’2018 - the Poster Session is also envisaged. The extended abstracts of the accepted posters will be published in the succeeding volume of Research Reports on Business Informatics issued by University of Gdansk.


PLAIS/SIGSAND EuroSymposia Proceedings


The proceedings  of the subsequent Gdansk EuroSymposia were published as:





Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts:

May 31, 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:

June 28, 2018

Final Paper Submission:

July 12, 2018

EuroSymposium 2018:   

September 20, 2018


EuroSymposium Fees

The regular EuroSymposium fee is 85 EUR, while the fee for videoconference participants is 40 EU. The fee includes:


and for the residential participants also:



Department of Business Informatics
Faculty of Management
University of Gdansk
81-864 Sopot, Piaskowa 9, Poland
phone: +48 58 5231400
skype: swrycza