I would like to extend a warm welcome to the Irish Association of Information Systems. The IAIS mission is to showcase IS research across Ireland, and to provide a forum for exchange of ideas across the group and a personal priority of mine is to support and develop the next generation of IS scholars in their endeavours to impact IS research globally. The membership spans the nation’s universities and Institutes of technology and includes a rich and diverse set of perspectives on IS from areas such as business, computer science, sociology and the arts.
This is an exciting time to be a member of the Irish IS community – the last few years has seen huge growth in research funding income, the number of PhD students and graduates and now many Irish IS academics recognised as leading international scholars in their respective areas of IS. Finally, Our standing in the global IS community is illustrated by our hosting of ICIS – the premier IS conference series – in Dublin in December 2016. This is accompanied by the IFIP8.2 conference around the same time. We look forward to welcoming the international community to that.
Continuing from the successful series last term, this year sees an exciting continuation of the well subscribed IS Seminar Series. Hosted at NUI Galway by Dr. Denis Dennehy of LERO NUI Galway and Dr. Murray Scott of the BIS School, the seminar series focuses on numerous topics spanning the areas of IS and cross disciplinary research. Leading researchers will present research from across numerous topics relevant to the field. This term sees an exciting schedule of lectures on topics as diverse as open innovation, social networking, commercialisation and working as a reviewer. Several other additional topics are yet to be confirmed. For details click here.
The 13th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym 2017) is the premier conference on open collaboration research and practice, including open source, open data, open science, open education, wikis and related social media, Wikipedia, and IT-driven open innovation research.
OpenSym is the first conference series to bring together the different strands of open collaboration research and practice, seeking to create synergies and inspire new collaborations between people from computer science, information science, social science, humanities, and everyone interested in understanding open collaboration and how it is changing the world.
This year’s conference will be held in Galway, Ireland, on August 23-25, 2017. A Doctoral Symposium will take place on August 22, 2017.