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UK Academy for Information Systems Annual Conference 7-9 April 1999

      ******* Registration Places Still Available *******

Keynote Speakers:
* Professor Peter Checkland
  Topic - "Information Systems: Finding the Fundamentals"
  Peter Checkland is the Professor of Systems at Lancaster University.

* Professor Mike Jackson
  Topic - "Critical Systems Thinking and IS Research"
  Mike Jackson is currently a Dean of School and Vice-President of the
  International Federation for Systems Research.

* Professor Andrew Kakabadse
  Topic - "Promoting Value Added: The Leadership Requirements for
  IS/IT Professionals in the Future"
  Andrew Kakabadse is Professor of International Management
  Development & Deputy-Director of Cranfield School of Management.

* Philip Swann
  Topic - to be confirmed.
  Philip Swann is Corporate Technical Architect with Marks and Spencer

Conference Topics
* Conceptual Issues: General Conceptual Theory, Critical Theory,
  Methodological Pluralism, Post-Modern Approaches

* Social Issues: Research Methodology, IT Impact on Organisation,
  Social Impact on IT in Organisation, Social Impact on IT Development

* Information and Knowledge: Information and Representations,
  Information and Uncertainty, Knowledge Management (Technical),
  Knowledge Management (People)

* Business and IS Alignment: IS Strategy, Business Process Modelling,
  E-Commerce, Virtual Environments

* Information Systems Design: ISD Methods, Evaluation, Interpretivist
  Research Methods for IS, New IS Public/Health Sector, Distributed IS

* Teaching and Learning - experiences of teaching in the information
  systems field, especially the use of IT in IS education.

Conference Structure
The UKAIS'99 site contains a
detailed programme, booking form and list of authors/papers.  It is
updated regularly to show any changes.

The conference will consist of keynote speakers, parallel paper
presentations, panel sessions/workshops, and exhibitions.

Registration will begin at 10.00 on Wednesday 7 April and the
conference will end at 16.00 on Friday 9 April.

The conference dinner will be held in the National Railway Museum and
will start at 20.00 on Thursday 8 April.

This call for participation is for the fourth annual conference of the
UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS).  The host for conference
is the Department of Computer Science at the University of York; the
theme is 'Information Systems: The Next Generation.  The conference is
the PREMIERE event in the Information Systems calendar in the UK and
attracts leading academics and researchers from UK and overseas
universities, as well as representatives from industry.

The conference will be a timely consideration of emerging
opportunities for those involved with information systems in the next
millennium.  It will be an opportunity to consider some of the issues
which are currently preoccupying academics and practitioners in the IS
community and to assess their impact beyond the year 2000.  It will be
an arena where the future of the next generation of information
systems, as well as the future of IS professionals and academics, will
be debated.  It will bring together researchers and practitioners of
information systems and be a forum for the exchange of ideas and

Exhibitions and sponsorship
Exhibition space will be provided for tabletop displays of hardware
and software products related to the general themes of the conference.
Professional societies and publishers are also encouraged to
participate in the exhibitions.  A number of sponsorship packages are
also available.

Please contact the organisers for details of exhibitions and
sponsorship packages.

Contact Address
UKAIS '99 Conference Secretary
Department of Computer Science
University of York
York YO10 5DD UK
Tel:   44 10904 433242
Fax:   44 10904 432767
Email: [log in to unmask]

Web site

(Please Note a copy of the registration form is available on the web site)