Annual Workshop

The members of the ERCIS network meet once a year for several days at one of the partner institutions to discuss current topics, introduce new members, plan joint research or teaching activities etc. It is well-established that we agree on one specific topic that serves as a kind of "leading theme" during the Annual Workshop. The next Annual Workshop will take place in Wrocław, Poland, September 04-06, 2023. 

  • Wrocław, Poland (04.-06.09.2023)

    Stay tuned for more information on our 2023 Annual Workshop!

  • Loughborough, United Kingdom (2019)

    2019, the Annual Workshop will take place in Loughborough, kindly hosted by Peter Kawalek and Boyka Simeonova, from 16.09.-18.09.2019.

    As member of the ERCIS network, please register for the workshop here.

    Further details on the agenda, the location, hotel recommendations etc. will follow soon, please find some preliminary information below

    Rough Agenda:

    Monday – Elite Athletes hotel

    • 17.00 – 17.30 Welcome cakes/drinks
    • 17.30 – 18.00 Retrospective
    • 18.00 – 19.00 Guest Speaker
    • 19.00 – 20.00 Supper food/drinks

    Tuesday - West Park Teaching Hub (short walk from Burleigh Court Hotel)

    • 09.00 – 10.30 Welcome/introductions/new members
    • 10.30 – 11.00 Coffee
    • 11.00 – 11.45 IT security presentation/ USP
    • 11.45 – 12.30 Inspiration: ‘What is it about humanity that we can’t give away to machines’, introduction to the afternoon workshop on the paper themes
    • 12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
    • 13.30 – 14.00 World café style workshop
    • 14.00 – 14.30 Rotation 1
    • 14.30 – 15.00 Rotation 2
    • 15.00 – 15.30 Coffee
    • 15.30 – 16.00 Rotation 3
    • 16.00 – 16.30 Hosts summarise feedback themes to group
    • 16.30 – 17.00 Wrap – up distribution of work
    • 18.15 Coach Transfer pick up from Burleigh Court Hotel
    • 19.00 Welcome Drinks
    • 19.30 Workshop Dinner

    Wednesday - West Park Teaching Hub (short walk from Burleigh Court Hotel)

    • 09.00 – 10.30 Presentations on funding calls/teaching/twinning etc
    • 10.30 – 11.00 Coffee
    • 11.00 – 12.30 Round tables 1- 5. One table for each pre-coffee presentation e.g. table for a funding call, table to find out more about teaching/ table on twinning etc. Three 30 min rotations to allow delegates to move to different tables.
    • 12.30 – 12.45 Wrap up by table hosts
    • 12.45 – 13.00 Farewell13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

    Nearest airports:

    • East-midlands airport (EMA)
    • Birmingham (BHX)
    • Luton Airport (LLA)
    • London Heathrow (LHR)

    Elite Sports Hotel
    Campus hotel that has recently opened

    Burleigh Court hotel
    This is the main hotel on campus; please use the ref code 353193 when making your booking.

    Workshop Dinner
    The Workshop Dinner will take place at Prestwold Hall

  • Luleå, Sweden (2018)

    2018, the Annual Workshop will take place in Luleå, Sweden, kindly hosted by Tero Päivärinta, from 22.08.-24.08.2018. As a member of a partner institution, please register for the workshop here.

    The current agenda can be downloaded here: Workshop Agenda

    Please book a hotel from the city of Luleå (unless you hire a car and live a bit more aside) - all hotels in the city are within walking distance (max 700-800 m) away from the venue of the Welcome Reception.

    The conference dinner will take place at O’Leary’s Luleå close to the seaside.

    All right hotels include

    Smaller hotels with sometimes cheaper prices (useful to compare)

    Please note that Scandic hotel in Luleå is in between the city and university, ca 2,5 km to both places - so it is perhaps convenient only to those who want more "motion". Unless one does not have car, drive taxi etc., it is a bit "away" from the both options.

    Unless you want to get a taxi from the airport to the centre, a rather frequent bus line 4 gets one to the center (station: "Smedjegatan") directly from the airport (even directly to the university). Bus is also best way to and from the university/center Please be aware that no cash is accepted in buses, credit card is ok. One can also pre-buy bus tickets and it might be a good idea to buy a 2-3 day bus ticket beforehand, as one needs the bus later on from town to university.

    Sometimes it is a good idea to pre-book a taxi (if one does not wish to use the bus), ( it is only in Swedish, but has the tlf. numbers).

    The e-gov workshop will be at the LTU campus, room A2527, in the A-building at the campus, which is 6km away from the city center.
    Here is the campus map, from which one can search for the room: (write A2527 on the right upper corner -> and you will find your way!)
    For taking a bus to e-gov workshop from town, check:
    The best bus to A-building is number 6 - check "från" Smedjegatan "till" Universitetsentren, and then you are right beside the A-building. With the others, 4 or 5, jump off on "Kårhusvägen" bus stop.
    To come into the room, come in from the entree from the side of "Teknikens hus" (see the map) take right to the corridor, and simply walk until you come to a room full of tables and coffee machines, then beside that room (beside the billiard pool table) there is our meeting room.

    For the actual ERCIS seminar days, we have auditorium E246 in the E-building at LTU campus (see also the campus map and write E246 on the right upper corner -> and you will find your way!) - check the right entree from the map based on from which bus stop you come from.
    The best bus stop to building E is either "Laboratorievägen" or "Kårhusvägen", and the bus numbers from the centre are either 5 or 4 (if one takes bus 6, it is only perhaps 50-100m more to walk through the other side of the campus).

    If you are by car, the parking areas on the map marked green should have some places for visitors. Some of them need to be paid for (although not e.g. the one furthest left and down).

  • Leiden, The Netherlands (2017)

    2017, the Annual Workshop took place in Leiden, The Netherlands, kindly hosted by Michael Emmerich, from 28.08.-30.08.2017

    Michael kindly set up a website with all the required information:

    Please find the agenda here: ercis_workshop_leiden_agenda.pdf

  • Kristiansand, Norway (2016)

    2016, the Annual Workshop took place in Kristiansand, Norway, kindly hosted by Bjorn Erik Munkvold and Leif Skiftenes Flak, from 22.08.-24.08. Following the Workshop, we offered a Doctoral Colloquium in the time from 24.08.-25.08.2016.

    Please download the agenda here.

    You can find a selection of pictures of the Workshop here and here. You should have received the password via email.

  • Minho, Portugal (2015)

    The topic of our Annual Workshop at the University of Minho, Portugal, was an updated ERCIS strategy as well as the discussion of tangible ideas concerning a joint ERCIS doctorate programm, i.e. opportunities for collaboration in PhD education.
  • Rome, Italy (2014)

    At the LUISS in Rome we discussed the state and future of EU IS Education and collected ideas for joint project activities. An outcome from this Annual Workshop was the proposal for the EU-funded MASTIS project. In addition, partners from different member institutions presented their ongoing research and project ideas on open meta data and the internet of things.
  • Turku, Finland (2013)

    The Annual Workshop in Turku was special because it did not take place at the University itself but on a ferry to Sweden and back. We discussed possibilities for institutionalizing student exchange, e.g. with mutual ERASMUS agreemeents as well as joint student seminars, joint thesis supervision, or joint PhD summer schools.
  • Kaunas, Lithuania (2012)

    The main topic of our Annual Workshop in Kaunas was "international research cooperation". We had a look at selected calls in detail and discussed research topics, differing research procedures in different countries etc.
  • Bordeaux, France (2011)

    At the Annual Workshop in Bordeaux we focussed on the "Grand Challenges of IS", discussed the topic from various angles and prepared a Delphi Study, which was later published in Business & Information Systems Engineering (In search of Information Systems (Grand) Challenges).
  • Vaduz, Liechtenstein (2010)

    The first ERCIS Annual Workshop was held in Vaduz und we had a vivid discussion about the 10 most important BPM issues in IS research. The outcome from this discussion was later published in the Communications of the AIS (Current and Future Issues in BPM Research: A European Perspective from the ERCIS meeting 2010).