3rd European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME 2009)

Venue: University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Location: Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Event Date/Time: Sep 17, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2009
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Call for Papers, Posters, Round Table Proposals, Practitioner Contributions and Product Demonstrations

The European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ECIME) provides a forum for both researchers and practitioners to come together to develop their understanding of both theory and practice in all aspects of IT/IS management and evaluation. The wide scope of ECIME reflects the increased use of technology to manage information in and between organizations of all types and sizes across the globe. ECIME 2009 will provide opportunities for people working and researching in the field to come together both formally and informally to share their knowledge and expertise.

The advisory group for the conference invites submissions of papers, and panel and workshop proposals on both the theory and practice of all aspects of IT/IS management and evaluation. The conference in September 2009 seeks quantitative, qualitative and experience-based papers, case studies and research-in-progress from industry and academe. Research in progress, case studies, poster submissions and proposals for roundtable discussions based on the main themes are also invited. Practitioner contributions and product demonstrations relevant to the conference are also invited

Submission details are given below. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Evaluation topics:

§ The evaluation of e-commerce and e-business
§ Evaluating intranets and knowledge management

§ Evaluation of e-government initiatives
§ Research methods for IT/IS evaluation

§ The evaluation of IT project management
§ Architecture compliance evaluation

§ Validation
§ Information retrieval systems

§ Process orientated evaluation
§ Frameworks

§ General evaluation methodologies for both the appraisal and post implementation of projects
§ Auditing IS/IT systems and implementations

§ Using ICT to evaluate academic performance
§ The psychology of evaluation.

Management topics:

§ Decision making processes for new investments
§ e-Procurement

§ The management of IT benefits, costs and risks
§ Human and organisational aspects of IT/IS

§ The management of IS development and IT departments
§ Risk management strategies

§ IS security
§ Global aspects of IS/IT

§ Multi-site implementation
§ The impact of IS on work and organisations

§ IS/IT management practice
§ Records management

§ e-Commerce
§ Computer based training

§ Customer loyalty programmes and reward systems.

ICT in SMEs topics:

§ SME management strategy and ICT use
§ ICT implementation in SMEs

§ SME business clusters and ICT
§ ICT management practices within SMEs

§ Benchmarking ICT best practices in SMEs
§ The effective use of new technologies in SMEs

§ ICT performance appraisal and evaluation in SMEs
§ The impact of EU, national and regional policies for ICT on SMEs

§ Software (ERP, CRM, etc) for SMEs
§ ICT help and support for SMEs

§ SME workforce skills for ICT
§ Use of ICT by SMEs within supply chain networks

§ Electronically mediated collaboration between SMEs
§ Use of e-business in SMEs

§ Website design for SMEs
§ Business process re-design in SMEs

§ ICT risk and security for SMEs
§ ICT use and consolidation in SMEs

§ ICT investment decisions in SMEs (including appraisals methods, the role of vendors, other sources of advice, etc)

Ethics and Philosophy topics:

§ What values should be applied when evaluating IT systems?
§ Does the IT function need an ethics officer:

§ Ergonomics and ethics: How far are human impacts an ethical issue?
§ What risks should IT management take?

§ What are IT managers responsible for – and where do their responsibilities end?
§ Surveillance, monitoring, teleworking, privacy; If a system can be misused who is responsible

§ Rights and IT: Rights to privacy and access to information and enabling technologies
§ Understanding the ’I’ in IT: What metaphors are most useful for making sense of information?

§ Stakeholders: Who should IT managers consult about what and when?
§ Intellectual property

§ Can IT systems produce knowledge – or only information?
§ How is IT changing the ways managers think?

§ What is the proper place of AI in decision making?
§ Who is responsible for the output of AI?

General topics:

§ IT Diffusion
§ Digital divide

§ The Information Society
§ Issues in IS design and development

§ IT for development
§ ICT and health

§ Learning from failures
§ IT in education

§ ICT in Banking and other financial sectors
§ IS and organisational culture

§ e-Government
§ Legislation

§ IS outsourcing
§ Information sharing

§ Enterprise Resource Planning
§ Mobile commerce

§ Indigenous knowledge systems
§ Strategic IS planning

In addition to the main conference, submissions are welcomed to a mini track on ICT issues as they specifically affect SME’s, chaired by David Barnes, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Paper submissions
Papers should address the conference topics listed above and can describe a wide range of research including empirical or theoretical studies. In addition, philosophical papers presenting an argument and papers presenting a process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use are welcome. In all cases concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area original. The work should not have been published elsewhere and should not be intended to be published elsewhere during the review period.

Research in progress
Researchers may submit current projects whilst they are still in progress. To be eligible, it is necessary for a paper to be produced to a publishable academic standard and papers will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers. However the final results of the research may not have been fully completed and interpreted.

Case study submissions
Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and the processes as research papers.

Poster Submissions

Posters provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work in an informal setting in which there is more time for discussion and questions than is sometimes available in a full paper session. This track is an ideal forum for the presentation of work in progress. Poster submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers.

Poster submission requirements

An abstract describing the work being presented on the poster should be submitted in accordance with the submission details above. Be sure to select Poster as the submission type.
Poster abstracts will be blind reviewed by a member of the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for poster presentation.
On acceptance instructions on poster dimensions etc will be supplied.
Poster abstracts and images of the final poster will be published in the CD version of the Conference Proceedings.
At least one person must register for the conference to present the poster.

Posters will be displayed close to the refreshment area so that all who attend will have an opportunity to see them. There will be a timetabled period when Poster Owners should staff their poster so that participants can come and discuss the research.

Round Table Proposals

The Programme Committee invites topical subjects to be proposed for discussion.

Submission requirements

An abstract proposing a topic and stating why it is felt this would be an interesting contribution to the conference should be submitted in accordance with the submission details above. Be sure to select Round Table Proposal as the submission type.
Proposals will be considered by the programme committee.
If a proposal is selected the convenor will be asked to nominate knowledge informants in the field who will be prepared to participate. Round Table Discussions can be either 30 minutes or 1 hour in duration. The convenor must register for the conference.
Other participants can attend the Round Table without conference registration, but if they wish to attend any other part of the conference registration will be required.

Practitioner Contributions

The conference committee welcomes contributions from individuals and organisations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration.
Submission requirements

§ An abstract describing the work to be presented should be submitted in accordance with the submission details above. Be sure to select Practitioner Contribution as the submission type.

Practitioner abstracts will be reviewed by the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for presentation at the conference.
Authors of selected presentations will have their abstract included in the booklet of abstracts given to participants at the conference.
At least one person must register for the conference to give the presentation.

Product Demonstrations

Submit a proposal of 200-300 words describing a research facilitation product you would like to demonstrate and the audience it serves. Proposals should be sent as an email attachment to Sue Nugus not later than 16 April 2009. Demonstrations themselves are expected to be approximately 15 minutes in length.


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Additional Information

Submission details Abstracts: All submission types require an abstract in the first instance. Abstracts should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 26 February 2009. Please read the online guidelines. Submission: Submissions should be made via the online form. Please ensure that all required fields are completed. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials); postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author and select the appropriate submission track. Full paper: Only required for academic submissions to main conference streams once the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 16 April 2009. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Julia Hawkins Publication opportunity Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. The proceedings have an ISBN and ECIME proceedings are listed in the Thomson Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP), the Thomson Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP/ISI Proceedings), the Thomson Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP) and the Thomson Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings). Selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for a special conference issue of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation – http://www.ejise.com