[AISWorld] 2018 SIGSAND Symposium May 24-25, 2018 in Syracuse, NY

Padmal K Vitharana padmal at syr.edu
Thu Mar 1 14:12:41 EST 2018

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will host the 2018 Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis & Design (SIGSAND) Symposium May 24-25, 2018.

The SIGSAND Symposium has the aim of promoting and developing high quality research on all issues related to Systems Analysis & Design. Systems Analysis involves examining business problems (opportunities) and identifying possible solutions, whereas Systems Design includes the identification, specification and implementation of an information technology solution. The combined field of Systems Analysis & Design deals with all issues related to systems development and is of central importance to the Information Systems discipline.

We invite faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, or extended position statements on Systems Analysis & Design. Given the developmental nature of the symposium, we especially encourage papers representing early stage research and research-in-progress. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

*         Systems Analysis & Design: Methodologies and Processes

*         Systems Analysis & Design: Modeling Methods, Techniques, and Languages

*         Systems Analysis & Design: Requirements Elicitation, Modeling, and Validation

*         Analysis and Design for Service-Oriented Enterprises

*         Contemporary Issues in Agile Development

*         Strategic Software Management: Issues, Experiences, and Theory

*         Technical and Managerial Issues in Open Source Development

*         User Participation in Information Systems Development

*         Impact of Systems Analysis and Design on IS use (e.g., adoption, information quality, etc.)

*         Ontological foundations of Systems Analysis and Design

*         Project Management Issues in Systems Analysis and Design

*         Security Issues in Systems Analysis and Design

*         Software Testing and Quality Control

*         Workflow Modeling

Submissions can be anchored in a variety of research methods, including formal analysis, systems development (design science), experiments, case studies, and field studies.

Important Dates:

Submission of Manuscript - March 16, 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection - March 30, 2018

Final Paper Submission - May 11, 2018

Symposium - May 24-25, 2018

The submission system for papers and symposium website:


Padmal Vitharana<mailto:padmal at syr.edu> will serve as the conference chair this year.

We look forward to seeing you in Syracuse!

Best Regards,

Binny, Roman, and Arturo

2018 SIGSAND Symposium Program Co-Chairs

Binny Samuel<mailto:samuelby at uc.edu>

Roman Lukyanenko<mailto:lukyanenko at edwards.usask.ca>

Arturo Castellanos<mailto:Arturo.Castellanos at baruch.cuny.edu>

We are delight to inform that Shahir A. Daya will be the keynote speaker for 2018.  Here is a short bio:

Shahir A. Daya is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Application Development in the IBM Global Business Services Cloud Center of Competency.  He is an IBM Senior Certified Architect and an Open Group Distinguished Chief/Lead IT Architect. Shahir has over twenty two years at IBM with the last seventeen focused on application architecture assignments. He has experience with complex high volume transactional web applications and systems integration. Shahir has led teams of practitioners to help IBM and its customers with application architecture for several years. His industry experience includes travel and transportation, banking, financial services, public sector, retail, and telecommunications.  Shahir is currently focused on Cloud Native and Microservices based architecture.

Padmal Vitharana


Padmal Vitharana, Associate Professor

Management Information Systems (MIS)

Martin J. Whitman School of Management


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