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 be in Luleå, Sweden in August 2018. 

  • Luleå, Sweden (22.-24.08.2018)

    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.

    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 e-gov workshop will be at the LTU campus, room A2527, which is 6km away from the city center.

    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 airport to the centre, a rather frequent bus line 4 gets one to the center 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 accepted in buses, credit card is ok.

  • 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).