4th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation - ECIME 2010 (ECIME 2010)

Venue: Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Sep 09, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 10, 2010
Registration Date: Sep 09, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jul 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 18, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Apr 08, 2010
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Description

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 2010 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 conference committee welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes 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 projects
§ Architecture compliance evaluation

§ Validation
§ Information retrieval systems

§ Process orientated evaluation
§ Frameworks

§ Evaluation of ICT for development projects
§ Auditing IS/IT systems and implementations

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

§ Benefit management
§ The evaluation of open source systems

§ The evaluation of ERP systems
§ “Green” IT

§ General evaluation methodologies
§ The evaluation of IT investments

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.
§ Business intelligence

§ The management of IT investments
§ The management of “green” IT

§ Enterprise architecture management
§ Change management

§ Work-integrated learning


e-Government topics:

§ Quality management and monitoring tools and methods – for usability, user satisfaction and measurement
§ New e-Government delivery models and their business and/or community justification – including by private and civic sectors

§ The role of intermediaries in e-Government service delivery
§ Change in the public sector

§ The digital divide
§ e-Health

New technologies, Innovation and Infrastructure Development topics:

§ Diffusion and adoption of new information technologies
§ Acceptance of new technologies

§ Innovative impact of new technology adoption
§ Information infrastructure development

§ Social aspects of information infrastructures
§ Development and emergence of standards

§ The role of information infrastructures in distributed environments
§ Web technology’s effect on interoperability issues

§ Ubiquitous computing
§ The impact of new technologies on business processes

§ The role of information infrastructures for knowledge creation, innovation and innovation systems
§ Information infrastructures as facilitators of innovation in inter-firm networks

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
§ Issues in IS design and development

§ The Information Society
§ ICT and health

§ IT for development
§ IT in education

§ Learning from failures
§ IS and organisational culture

§ ICT in Banking and other financial sectors
§ Legislation

§ IS outsourcing
§ Information sharing

§ Enterprise Resource Planning
§ Mobile commerce

§ Indigenous knowledge systems
§ Strategic IS planning

§ Sense making in IT
§ The potential of Radio Frequency ID (RFID) applications – the internet of things.



In addition to the main conference, submissions are welcomed to four mini tracks on: ICT issues as they specifically affect SMEs, chaired by David Barnes, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; The Metrics system: Evaluation input quality issues, co-chaired by Egon Berghout and Peter Schuurman, University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Determinants of IT adoption and diffusion in organizations, co-chaired by Maria do Rosário Fraga Oliveira Martins and Tiago Oliveira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and Evidence based approaches to Information Systems Evaluation, co-chaired by Ian Owens and Graham Fletcher, Cranfield Defence Academy, UK

Academic Paper submissions
Papers should address one of the topics listed in this call for papers 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. See the submission details given below.

Work in Progress/Posters
Researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposal stage or are work in progress. In the first instance you should submit an abstract describing the project. If your abstract is selected you will be asked to produce a short positioning paper of no more than 2000 words (including abstract, keywords, references). The paper will be double-blind peer reviewed and if accepted will be published in the conference proceedings. Presentation of the work at the conference will take the form of a Poster. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and there will be a timetabled slot for contributors to stand by their posters so that participants can come and discuss the research.

PhD Research
Doctoral Candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research. To be eligible, it is necessary for the 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.

Non-Academic 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. In the first instance an abstract should be submitted describing the work to be presented. If the abstract is selected you will be asked whether you wish to produce a paper, a poster or just give a presentation. You will need to register for the conference to have a confirmed timetabled slot.


Round Table Proposals
The Programme Committee invites topical subjects to be proposed for discussion. In the first instance an abstract describing the proposed topic should be submitted. If selected the convener will be given a timetabled slot for the round table and will be expected to register to attend the conference.

Product Demonstrations and Exhibitor Opportunities
If you are contributing to the conference in any of the above categories you can also request the opportunity to give a product demonstration. If you would like to exhibit and/or demonstrate a product at the conference we suggest that you apply for one of our exhibitor packages.

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 the closing date of 18 February 2010.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 8 April 2010. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Julia Hawkins with the paper submission checklist and copyright form.




Publication opportunity
Papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. Selected papers will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation. The latest issue is now available on the journal website.



Conference and Journal Accreditations



ECIME conference proceedings are:



§ listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP)

§ listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP/ISI Proceedings)

§ listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings)

§ listed in the Thomson Reuters Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP)



§ indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.





The Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation is:

§ rated level 1 in the Danish Government bibliometric lists


§ ranked by the Australian Business Deans Council list

§ listed in the Norwegian Social Science Data Services

§ listed on the International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)

§ listed in the Open Access Journals database

§ listed in the Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities



§ listed in the EBSCO database of electronic journals

§ listed in the Ulrich directory of periodicals



Important information

The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.
Abstract selection notifications will then be sent out to relevant authors.
All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proof read prior to submission by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected due to a poor standard of English.
Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:
18 February 2010

Notification of abstract acceptance:
25 February 2010


Final copy of full paper due:
8 April 2010


Notification of paper acceptance (with changes):
17 June 2010


Earlybird registration closes:
1 July 2010


Final paper submission (with changes):
15 July 2010


Final author registration date:
5 August 2010

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Additional Information

Earlybird registration from GBP199 (loses 1 July 2010)