Armin Stein

The XIth PLAIS/SIGSAND EuroSymposium’2018

Information Systems: Research, Development, Applications, Education
Thursday, 20. September 2018 (All day), Gdansk - Sopot, Poland
The XIth PLAIS/SIGSAND EuroSymposium’2018
The XIth PLAIS/SIGSAND EuroSymposium’2018






September 20th, 2018

Gdansk - Sopot, Poland


The XIth PLAIS/SIGSAND EuroSymposium has the objective of promoting and developing high quality research on all issues related to Information Systems (IS) and in particular in Systems Analysis and Design (SAND). It provides a forum to researchers and practitioners in IS & SAND in Europe and beyond – to interact, collaborate and develop the IS & SAND areas. The EuroSymposium is currently headed by the Advisory Board, consisting of prominent IS researchers to guide this initiative.


There are three organizers of The XIth PLAIS/SIGSAND EuroSymposium:

  • The Polish Chapter of Association for Information Systems (PLAIS) was established in 2006 as the joint initiative of Prof. Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne, Germany, former President of AIS and Prof. Stanisław Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland. PLAIS co-organizes international and domestic conferences on Systems Analysis and Design as well as on Business Informatics and Systems Engineering.
  • SIGSAND is the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis and Design. SIGSAND provides services such as annual symposia, news, research and teaching tracks at major IS conferences, listserv and special issues in journals. The EuroSymposia were initiated by the former Vice President of AIS - Prof. Keng Siau as the SIGSAND-Europe initiative.
  • The Department of Business Informatics of the University of Gdansk is conducting intensive teaching and research activities in the academic field – Business Informatics. Some of its academic manuals are bestsellers in Poland. The Department is also active internationally, organizing conferences including the Xth European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2002), The VIIth International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2008), The VIIIth International Conference on European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN 2009) and SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposia (2007, 2011 - 2017). The Department is the partner of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) and SAP University Alliances (SUA) consortia.

Relevant topics

  • Agile Methods
  • Model-Driven Architecture
  • Big Data, Business Analytics
  • New Paradigms, Formalisms, Approaches, Frameworks and Challenges in IS & SAND
  • Blockchain Technology and Applications
  • Ontological Foundations and Intelligent Systems of SAND
  • Business Informatics
  • Open Source Software (OSS) Solutions
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Project Management
  • Case Studies in SAND
  • Quality Assurance in Systems Development
  • Cloud Computing
  • Requirements and Software Engineering
  • Cognitive Issues in SAND
  • Research Methodologies in SAND
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Role of SAND in Mobile and Internet Applications Development
  • Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Models
  • SAND Education: Curricula, E-learning, MOOCs and Teaching Cases
  • Design Theory
  • SCRUM Approach
  • Digital Services and Social Media
  • Security and Privacy Issues in IS & SAND
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Service Oriented Systems Development
  • Enterprise Social Networks
  • Social Networking Services
  • ERP and CRM Systems
  • Socio-Technical Approaches to System Development, Psychological and Behavioural Descriptions
  • Ethical and Human Aspects of IS Development
  • Software Intensive Systems and Services
  • Ethnographic, Anthropological, Action and  Entrepreneurial Research
  • Strategic Information Systems in Enterprises
  • Evolution of IS Discipline
  • Supply Chain Management Aspects
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Systems Analysts and Designers Professions
  • Industry 4.0
  • Teams and Teamwork in IS & SAND
  • Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Methods, Techniques and Tools
  • UML, SysML, BPMN
  • Internet of Things
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Machine Learning
  • Workflow Management

Conference Committees

General Chair

Stanisław Wrycza, University of Gdansk, Poland

Advisory Board

Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

David Avison, ESSEC Business School, France

Joerg Becker, European Research Centre for Information Systems, Germany

Jane Fedorowicz, Bentley University, USA

Alan Hevner, University of South Florida, USA

Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne, Germany

Keng Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Roman Slowiński, Chairman of the Committee on Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

International Programme Committee

Özlem Albayrak, Bilkent University, Turkey

Marek Miłosz, Lublin University of Technology, Poland

Eduard Babkin, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Ngoc-Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

Witold Chmielarz, University of Warsaw, Poland

Marian Niedźwiedziński, University of Lodz, Poland

Helena Dudycz, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland

Nikolaus Obwegeser, Aarhus University, Denmark

Tomasz Dzido, University of Gdansk, Poland

Cezary Orłowski, WSB University in Gdansk, Poland

Marco De Marco, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Joanna Paliszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

Petr Doucek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

Nava Pliskin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Zygmunt Drążek, University of Szczecin, Poland

Isabel Ramos, The University of Minho, Portugal

Dariusz Dziuba, University of Warsaw, Poland

Vaclav Repa, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany

Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Bogdan Franczyk, University of Leipzig, Germany

Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany

Jerzy Gołuchowski, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Thomas Schuster, Pforzheim University, Germany

Marta Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia

Marcin Sikorski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland

Janice C. Sipior, Villanova University, USA

Dorota Jelonek, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Andrzej Sobczak , Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Piotr Soja, Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Bjoern Johansson, Lund University, Sweden

Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland

Kalinka Kaloyanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Jakub Swacha, University of Szczecin, Poland

Karlheinz Kautz, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia

Pere Tumbas, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia

Catalin Vrabie, National University, Romania

Stanisław Kozielski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Yinglin Wang, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

Henryk Krawczyk, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

H. Roland Weistroffer, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Kyootai Lee, Sogang University, Korea

Carson Woo, Sauder School of Business, Canada

Tim A. Majchrzak, University of Agder, Norway

Iryna Zolotaryova, Kharkiv National University of Economics, Ukraine


Joze Zupancic, University of Maribor, Slovenia


All submissions will be reviewed by the EuroSymposium’2018 International Programme Committee. The accepted papers will be published as EuroSymposium 2018 Proceedings in the Springer series of Lecture Notes on Business Information Processing (LNBIP).

The series LNBIP is abstracted/indexed in DBLP, EI and Scopus. LNBIP volumes are also submitted for the inclusion in ISI Proceedings.

Submission Service

IS faculty members, independent scholars, doctorates and practitioners are invited to submit research papers in the area of IS & SAND. The length limit of completed research paper is 5,000 words. The Best Paper of EuroSymposium’2018 will be selected and awarded.

Papers should be submitted in PDF and doc format. Submissions must conform to Springer's LNBIP format which can be found under instructions for LNBIP Authors at:


Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. Online submission will be offered for EuroSymposium’2018 at Springer Online Conference Service (OCS):


During EuroSymposium’2018 - the Poster Session is also envisaged. The extended abstracts of the accepted posters will be published in the succeeding volume of Research Reports on Business Informatics issued by University of Gdansk.


PLAIS/SIGSAND EuroSymposia Proceedings

The proceedings  of the subsequent Gdansk EuroSymposia were published as:

  • The IInd EuroSymposium 2007: A. Bajaj, S. Wrycza (eds), Systems Analysis and Design for Advanced Modeling Methods: Best Practices, Information Science Reference, IGI Global, Hershey, New York, 2009
  • The IVth EuroSymposium 2011: S. Wrycza (ed) 2011, Research in Systems Analysis and Design: Models and Methods, series: LNBIP 93, Springer, Berlin 2011
  • Joint Working Conferences EMMSAD/EuroSymposium 2012 held at CAiSE'12: I. Bider, T. Halpin, J. Krogstie, S. Nurcan, E. Proper, R. Schmidt, P. Soffer, S. Wrycza (eds.) 2012, Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling, Series: LNBIP 113, Springer, Berlin 2012
  • The VIth SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2013: S. Wrycza (ed.), Information Systems: Development, Learning, Security, series: LNBIP 161, Springer, Berlin 2013
  • The VIIth SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2014: S. Wrycza (ed.), Information Systems: Education, Applications, Research, Series: LNBIP 193, Springer, Berlin 2014
  • The VIIIth SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2015: S. Wrycza (ed.), Information Systems: Development, Applications, Education, Series: LNBIP 232, Springer, Berlin 2015
  • The IXth SIGSAND/PLAIS EuroSymposium 2016: S. Wrycza (ed.), Information Systems: Development, Research, Applications, Education, Series: LNBIP 264, Springer, Berlin 2016
  • The Xth Jubilee EuroSymposium 2017: S. Wrycza, J. Maślankowski (eds.), Information Systems: Information Systems: Research, Development, Applications, Education, Series: LNBIP 300, Springer, Berlin 2017

Important Dates

Submission of Manuscripts:

May 31, 2018

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:

June 28, 2018

Final Paper Submission:

July 12, 2018


September 20, 2018


EuroSymposium Fees

The regular EuroSymposium fee is 85 EUR (385 PLN), while the fee for videoconference participants is 40 EUR (180 PLN). The fee includes:

  • a copy of Springer LNBIP Proceedings,
  • participation in all EuroSymposium sessions,

and for the residential participants also:

  • lunch,
  • coffee breaks,
  • dinner.



Department of Business Informatics

Faculty of Management

University of Gdansk

81-864 Sopot, Piaskowa 9, Poland

phone: +48 58 5231400

skype: swrycza

e-mail: info@eurosymposium.eu

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