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  • 5001. Yi, Choong-ho
    Informal and formal methods for systems development - focusing on UML2001In: On Methods for Systems Development in Professional Organisations. The Karlstad University Approach to Information Systems and its Role in Society (Nilsson, AG & Pettersson, JS, Eds.), 307-, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2001, p. 307-324Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Systems development, in a strict sense, is a formalisation of the end-user' desires in the form of executable computer programs. In the last two decades a number of formal methods have been suggested to systemise this formalising process and make it more efficient, eventually to achieve an optimal automation of the process. This chapter addresses the following issues: Which are these formal methods, and what are their advantages and disadvantages, compared with traditional, informal methods? Do formal methods work only in theory, but not in practice? A study is presented as an illustration, showing how UML for object-oriented systems development can be formalised using a formal technique called FUML

  • 5002. Yi, Choong-ho
    Informella och formella metoder för systemutveckling- med fokus på UML2000In: A. G. Nilsson and J. Petterson (Eds.), Karlstadskolans synpå informatikens roll i samhället, pages 301-318, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2000, p. 301-318Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Systemutveckling är i strikt mening en formalisering av användarnas önskemål i form av exekverbara datorprogram. För att effektivisera, systematisera och till slut automatisera denna formaliseringsprocess maximalt har en mängd formella metoder föreslagits under de två senaste decennierna. I kapitlet diskuteras följande frågor: Vilka är dessa formella metoder och vilka för- och nackdelar har de jämfört med traditionella, informella metoder? Fungerar formella metoder bara i teorin men inte i praktiken? Som illustration presenteras en studie om hur UML för objekt-orienterad systemutveckling kan formaliseras med hjälp av en formell teknik kallad FUML

  • 5003. Yi, Choong-ho
    Modelling Object-Oriented Dynamic Systems Using a Logic-Based Framework2002Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 5004. Yi, Choong-ho
    Reasoning about Concurrent Actions in the Trajectory Semantics1995Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 5005. Yi, Choong-ho
    Reasoning about Concurrent Actions within Features and Fluents1996Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5006. Yi, Choong-ho
    Representing and Reasoning with Scenarios within Information Systems Modelling2000Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5007. Yi, Choong-ho
    Towards the Assessment of Logics for Concurrent Actions1996Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5008. Yi, Choong-ho
    et al.
    , Johannesson
    A Many-Sorted Temporal Logic for Reasoning with Business Goals1999Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5009. Yi, Choong-ho
    et al.
    Johannesson, C.
    Beyond Goal Representation: Checking Goal-Satisfaction by Temporal Reasoning with Business Processes1999Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5010. Yilmaz, Natalie
    et al.
    Stirna, Janis
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Factors Influencing Productization of Enterprise Modeling: A Qualitative Inquiry into the Scandinavian Strand of Methods and Tools2015In: The Practice of Enterprise Modeling, 8th IFIP WG 8.1. Working Conference, PoEM 2015, Valencia, Spain, November 10–12, 2015, Springer , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Enterprise Modeling (EM) methods and tools have been developed and successfully used for more than two decades yet their adoption in organizations is mostly ad hoc. Only a few EM methods and tools have become successful products despite being theoretically sound and having certain success in application in practice. This grounded theory inquiry ponders on what factors influence the successful productization of EM methods and tools. Among the factors discussed are EM maturity gap, method and tool development process, application context, marketing and sales aspects, as well as product aspects.

  • 5011.
    Yngström, Louise
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Abbas, Haider
    Hemani, Ahmed
    Magnusson, Christer
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    A Structured approach for Internalizing Externalities Caused by IT Security Mechanisms2010In: 2nd Int. Workshop on Education Technology and Computer Science, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5012.
    Yngström, Louise
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Kowalski, Stewart
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Barabanov, Rostyslav
    Stockholm University, Social Sciences, DSV.
    Information Security Metrics: Research Directions2011Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This paper is largely based on a state of the art report covering the information security (IS) metrics area produced as part of the Controlled Information Security (COINS) research project funded by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the comprehensive literature review conducted while compiling the report. The report's findings are summarized and some of the key issues discovered in the course of the literature review are reflected upon. Additionally, the paper describes a conceptual systemic scheme/model for the research process, while explaining its relevance to the subject area, that may help with resolution of the outlined issues in future research in the area. The paper is written principally with a management/governance (rather than engineering) perspective in mind.

  • 5013.
    Yousefi Mojir, Kayvan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    New Forms of Collaboration in Emergency Response Systems: A framework for participatory design of information systems2016Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    An emergency response systems (ERS) is usually responsible for delivering essential services to save lives and minimise environmental damage in case of small, frequent or large-scale emergencies. The ongoing global financial crisis, lack of professional resources, public sector cuts and rising public expectations are some of the challenges ERSs currently are facing. At the same time, societal trends in form of large-scale disasters such as tsunamis, storms, forest fires, terror attacks, and wars in the Middle East leading to mass migration have intensified recently and globally, increasing demand for these services in the public sector. As a result, emergency response actors are often under extreme pressure, and may need to seek assistance from and cooperate with other resources in society in order to become more effective. An emerging trend in ERSs in response to the challenges, in Sweden and internationally, is to create new forms of collaboration in emergency management (e.g., cross-sector collaboration, involving citizens in e-government, and involving volunteers). While research and practice have started to show the benefits of organising ERSs in new ways, the increasingly broad set of heterogeneous stakeholders involved in the collaborations introduce various challenges. Legal issues, unclear responsibilities of actors, difficulty in the categorisation of tasks, job insurance problems, diversity in education and background of actors, and difficulty determining actors’ specific needs for IS support are some examples. Analysis of collaborations thus becomes increasingly complex, and must incorporate many aspects. Rudimentary analyses may result in failure of related projects and IS development, and ultimately in less effective collaborations. New forms of collaboration must therefore be analysed and understood rigorously, generally and in each specific context in order to develop them for ERSs and the public sector and to support actors with effective IS tools.

    This thesis develops and presents a framework for analysing new forms of collaboration in ERSs. It also provides an initial suggestion on how to apply the framework with a specific focus on IS development. The study was carried out as a qualitative case study based on three kinds of collaboration in the Swedish ERS: co-operative, cross-sector use of resources, involving civil volunteers in response operations and co-location of actors. The framework has fifteen dimensions. They are: Type/Role, Attitude, Training, Background, Task and Responsibility, Availability/Accessibility, Incident Type, Communication Methods, Information Technology, Emergency Supplies, Organisational Structure, Leadership, Costs/Benefits, Environment, and Regulations and Legal Issues. Sociotechnical systems theory and participatory design principles were applied to make the framework usable in the IS field. The framework can be used generally to analyse new forms of collaboration in ERSs in order to understand its different aspects and emergent challenges, such as actors’ tasks, relevant laws, leadership and organisational factors, which may otherwise be overlooked, into the analysis process. As to IS development, the framework can contribute to organisational analysis and needs analysis in the participatory design of IS for ERSs, e.g. by helping to identify key stakeholders and involve them in the development process.

    The framework was initially tested at the co-location case and showed several promising benefits in terms of identifying and involving stakeholders in the development process. It was deemed helpful in determining and formulating interviews, observations, and future workshops in order to explore and study all relevant dimensions of the collaboration in the early phases of participatory design. It was also felt that the framework saved time and resources. It is argued that it may offer similar benefits in similar cases, although this will require further testing with more case studies. A standardised and developed version of the framework may also be adapted to be applicable to other public sector contexts such as e-government in which new forms of collaboration and governance are in focus. Such a framework may also help to address general challenges often associated with participatory design, add formalisation to it, and contribute to shift it from an academic to a practical approach in order to derive its benefits in complex environments. The next step will be to use the framework as a departure point for analysing the potential co-operative use of resources and cross-sector collaboration in the project ‘Efficient Communal Use of Municipal Resources for Increased Safety and Security’ (ESKORT) in the municipality of Norrköping.

  • 5014.
    Yousefi Mojir, Kayvan
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Pilemalm, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Actor-centred emergency response systems: a framework for needs analysis and information systems development2016In: International Journal of Emergency Management, ISSN 1471-4825, E-ISSN 1741-5071, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 403-434Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

     A new trend in emergency response systems (ERS) is to create new forms of collaboration, for example, by involving new resources in response operations, in order to compensate for the limited number of professional resources. However, the fact that the new resources may come from different organisational contexts and social sectors creates new challenges which directly affect information systems development for these resources. This study presents a framework including 15 dimensions to analyse the new forms of collaboration. Socio-technical system theory and participatory design approaches are applied to make the framework applicable in the information systems field. The framework might also address general problems such as the lack of formalisation and difficulties in identifying relevant stakeholders in participatory design. A comparison with international research showed a potential to adapt the framework to ERSs in other countries or even to other parts of the public sector that are undergoing similar changes.

  • 5015.
    Yu, Zukun
    et al.
    Zhejiang University.
    Song, William Wei
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Zheng, Xiaolin
    Zhejiang University.
    Chen, Deren
    Zhejiang University.
    A Recommender System Model Combining Trust with Topic Maps2013In: World Wide Web: Internet and Web Information Systems: APWeb 2013, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recommender Systems (RS) aim to suggest users with items that they might like based on users' opinion on items. In practice, information about the users' opinion on items is usually sparse compared to the vast information about users and items. Therefore it is hard to analyze and justify users' favorites, particularly those of cold start users. In this paper, we propose a trust model based on the user trust network, which is composed of the trust relationships among users. We also introduce the widely used conceptual model Topic Map, with which we try to classify items into topics for Recommender analysis. We novelly combine trust relations among users with Topic Maps to resolve the sparsity problem and cold start problem. The evaluation shows our model and method can achieve a good recommendation effect.

  • 5016.
    Zacarias, Orlando P.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique.
    Boström, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Comparing Support Vector Regression and Random Forests for Predicting Malaria Incidence in Mozambique2013In: 2013 International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), IEEE Computer Society, 2013, p. 217-221Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Accurate prediction of malaria incidence is essentialfor the management of several activities in the ministry of health in Mozambique. This study investigates the comparison ofsupport vector machines (SVMs) and random forests (RFs) forthis purpose. A dataset with records of malaria cases covering theperiod 1999-2008 was used to evaluate predictive models on thelast year when developed from one up to nine years of historicaldata. Mean squared error (MSE) was used as performancemetric. The scheme for estimating variable importance commonlyemployed for RFs was also adopted for SVMs. SVMs developedfrom two year of historical data obtained the best predictionaccuracy. Hence, if we are interested in predicting the actualnumber of malaria cases the support vector machines modelshould be chosen. In the analysis of variable importance, IndoorResidual Spray (IRS), the districts of Manhiça and Matola andmonth of January turned out to be the most important predictorsin both the SVM and RF models.

  • 5017.
    Zacarias, Orlando P.
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    Boström, Henrik
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    Comparing Support Vector Regression and Random Forests for Predicting Malaria Incidence in Mozambique2013In: 2013 International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), IEEE Computer Society, 2013, p. 217-221, article id 6761181Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Accurate prediction of malaria incidence is essential for the management of several activities in the ministry of health in Mozambique. This study investigates the comparison of support vector machines (SVMs) and random forests (RFs) for this purpose. A dataset with records of malaria cases covering the period 1999-2008 was used to evaluate predictive models on the last year when developed from one up to nine years of historical data. Mean squared error (MSE) was used as the performance metric. The scheme for estimating variable importance commonly employed for RFs was also adopted for SVMs. SVMs developed from two years of historical data obtained the best prediction accuracy. Hence, if we are interested in predicting the actual number of malaria cases the support vector machines model should be chosen. In the analysis of variable importance, Indoor Residual Spray (IRS), the districts of Manhiça and Matola and month of January turned out to be the most important predictors in both the SVM and RF models.

  • 5018.
    Zacarias, Orlando P.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique .
    Boström, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Generalization of Malaria Incidence Prediction Models by Correcting Sample Selection Bias2013In: Advanced Data Mining and Applications: Proceedings, Part II / [ed] Hiroshi Motoda et al., Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, p. 189-200Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Performance measurements obtained from dividing a single sample into training and test sets, e.g. by employing cross-validation, may not give an accurate picture of the performance of any model developed from the sample, on the set of examples to which the model will be applied. Such measurements, which are due to that training and test samples are drawn according to different distributions may hence be misleading. In this study, two support vector machine models for predicting malaria incidence developed from certain regions and time periods in Mozambique are evaluated on data from novel regions and time periods, and the use of selection bias correction is investigated. It is observed that significant reductions in the predicted error can be obtained using the latter approach, strongly suggesting that techniques of this kind should be employed if test data can be expected to be drawn from some other distribution than what is the origin of the training data.

  • 5019.
    Zacarias, Orlando P.
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    Boström, Henrik
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    Generalization of Malaria Incidence Prediction Models by Correcting Sample Selection Bias2013In: Advanced Data Mining and Applications: Proceedings, Part II / [ed] Hiroshi Motoda et al., Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, Vol. 8347, p. 189-200Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Performance measurements obtained from dividing a single sample into training and test sets, e.g. by employing cross-validation, may not give an accurate picture of the performance of any model developed from the sample, on the set of examples to which the model will be applied. Such measurements, which are due to that training and test samples are drawn according to different distributions may hence be misleading. In this study, two support vector machine models for predicting malaria incidence developed from certain regions and time periods in Mozambique are evaluated on data from novel regions and time periods, and the use of selection bias correction is investigated. It is observed that significant reductions in the predicted error can be obtained using the latter approach, strongly suggesting that techniques of this kind should be employed if test data can be expected to be drawn from some other distribution than what is the origin of the training data.

  • 5020.
    Zacarias, Orlando P.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Boström, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Predicting the Incidence of Malaria Cases in Mozambique Using Regression Trees and Forests2013In: International Journal of Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (IJCSEE), ISSN 2320-401X, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 50-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Malaria remains a significant public health concern in Mozambique with disease cases reported in almost every province. This study investigates the prediction models of the number of malaria cases in districts of Maputo province. Used data include administrative districts, malaria cases, indoor residual spray and climatic variables temperature, rainfall and humidity. Regression trees and random forest models were developed using the statistical tool R, and applied to predict the number of malaria cases during one year, based on observations from preceding years. Models were compared with respect to the mean squared error (MSE) and correlation coefficient. Indoor Residual Spray (IRS), month of January, minimal temperature and rainfall variables were found to be the most important factors when predicting the number of malaria cases, with some districts showing high malaria incidence. Additionally, by reducing the time window for what historical data to take into account, predictive performance can be increased substantially.

  • 5021.
    Zacarias, Orlando P.
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    Boström, Henrik
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    Predicting the Incidence of Malaria Cases in Mozambique Using Regression Trees and Forests2013In: International Journal of Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (IJCSEE), ISSN 2320-401X, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 50-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Malaria remains a significant public health concern in Mozambique with disease cases reported in almost every province. This study investigates the prediction models of the number of malaria cases in districts of Maputo province. Used data include administrative districts, malaria cases, indoor residual spray and climatic variables temperature, rainfall and humidity. Regression trees and random forest models were developed using the statistical tool R, and applied to predict the number of malaria cases during one year, based on observations from preceding years. Models were compared with respect to the mean squared error (MSE) and correlation coefficient. Indoor Residual Spray (IRS), month of January, minimal temperature and rainfall variables were found to be the most important factors when predicting the number of malaria cases, with some districts showing high malaria incidence. Additionally, by reducing the time window for what historical data to take into account, predictive performance can be increased substantially.

  • 5022.
    Zacarias, Orlando P.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Boström, Henrik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Strengthening the Health Information System in Mozambique through Malaria Incidence Prediction2013In: IST-Africa 2013 Conference Proceedings / [ed] Paul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham, IEEE Computer Society, 2013, p. 1-7Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Malaria is one of the principal health problems in Mozambique, affecting mostly children. The prediction of accurate future incidence cases is crucial for the implementation of appropriate policies of intervention and disease control in order to strengthen the health system. We propose a model based on support vector machines (SVM) for predicting yearly malaria incidence cases for children 0-4 years of age in the Maputo province, Mozambique. The predictive model is trained on two years of historical malaria data in combination with climatic and malaria control factors. A grid optimization parameter tuning procedure was firstly employed to detect the best parameters and select the kernel. In order to determine the most influential factors, variable importance was calculated through estimating the impact of permuting feature values on the predictive performance. The most important malaria incidence predictors turned out to be temperature variation, followed by Matutuine (district), April (month) and Namaacha (district).

  • 5023.
    Zacarias, Orlando P.
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    Boström, Henrik
    Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för data- och systemvetenskap.
    Strengthening the Health Information System in Mozambique through Malaria Incidence Prediction2013In: IST-Africa 2013 Conference Proceedings / [ed] Paul Cunningham, Miriam Cunningham, IEEE Computer Society, 2013, p. 1-7, article id 6701760Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Malaria is one of the principal health problems in Mozambique, affecting mostly children. The prediction of accurate future incidence cases is crucial for the implementation of appropriate policies of intervention and disease control in order to strengthen the health system. We propose a model based on support vector machines (SVM) for predicting yearly malaria incidence cases for children 0-4 years of age in the Maputo province, Mozambique. The predictive model is trained on two years of historical malaria data in combination with climatic and malaria control factors. A grid optimization parameter tuning procedure was firstly employed to detect the best parameters and select the kernel. In order to determine the most influential factors, variable importance was calculated through estimating the impact of permuting feature values on the predictive performance. The most important malaria incidence predictors turned out to be temperature variation, followed by Matutuine (district), April (month) and Namaacha (district).

  • 5024.
    Zafeiropoulou, Styliani
    et al.
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sweden.
    Carlsson, Sven
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sweden.
    Andersson, Annika
    Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
    Towards the Understanding of Success in E-Participatory Budgeting Projects2015In: Case studies in e-government 2.0: changing citizen relationships / [ed] Imed Boughzala, Marijn Janssen, Saïd Assar, New York: Springer-Verlag New York, 2015, p. 103-120Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 5025.
    Zaffar, Fahd Omair
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Ghazawneh, Ahmad
    Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Informatics.
    Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration Through Social Media: The Case of IBM2012In: Proceedings of the 7th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, MCIS 2012, Guimarães, Portugal: Association for Information Systems, 2012, Vol. Paper 28Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Intellectual capital is the single most important asset owned by any organization. Business continuity, innovation, and long-term sustainability of Small Medium Enterprises depend partly on accumulated organizational knowledge. Knowledge is hard to capture and manage due to its implicit nature. This paper seeks to investigate how Web 2.0 technologies are being used to overcome knowledge sharing and collaboration issues. The new web technologies, which are based on platforms, are referred to as emergent social software platforms (ESSP’s). The use of ESSP’s within a business enterprise to achieve business goals is known as enterprise 2.0 (E2.0). Central to this research is the proposed knowledge sharing cycle model, which has three main stages - internalization, externalization, and objectification. This model is adapted based on the findings of a case study of IBM Corporation. The findings indicate that ESSP’s can be used to support knowledge sharing practices and to help convert knowledge into its different forms.

  • 5026.
    Zambrano, Darine
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Division of Systems and Control. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Automatic control.
    Garcia-Gabin, Winston
    Camacho, Eduardo F.
    Application of a transition graph-based predictive algorithm to a solar air conditioning plant2010In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, ISSN 1063-6536, E-ISSN 1558-0865, Vol. 18, no 5, p. 1162-1171Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 5027. Zangouei, Farnaz
    et al.
    Babazadeh Gashti, Mohammad Ali
    Höök, Kristina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Tijs, Tim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    de Vries, Gert-Jan
    Westerink, Joyce
    How to Stay in the Emotional Rollercoaster: Lessons Learnt from Designing EmRoll2010In: NordiCHI, ACM Press , 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]
    Bodily expressions can be used to involve players in intense experiences with games. By physically moving, breathing, or increasing your pulse, you may start emotional processes that help create for a stronger experience of the narrative in the game. We have designed a system named EmRoll that poses riddles to pairs of players. The riddles can only be solved if the players are, or at least pretend to be, moving according to different emotional states: dancing happily, relaxed breathing and being scared. The system measures movement, breathing and sweat reactions from the two players. Lessons learnt were: playing in pairs is an impor- tant aspect as the two players influenced one-another, pull- ing each other into stronger experiences; getting excited through intense movement when involving your whole body worked well, as did relaxing through deep breathing; using the sweat response as an input mechanism worked less well; and finally, putting a Wizard (a human operator) into the loop can help bootstrap difficulty balancing and thereby increase emotional involvement.
  • 5028.
    Zarin, Rouien
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Fällman, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Ambient Interactive Architecture: Enriching Urban Spaces with Low-cost, Lightweight Interactive Lighting2010In: Proceedings of Colour & Light in Architecture, An International Conference, (November 11-12, Venice, Italy), 2010, p. 296-301Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We investigate how an existing urban space, a pedestrian tunnel under a busy road, can be enriched using low-cost, lightweight sensors, digital technology, and lighting equipment. Our installation utilizes bars of LED lights placed in a pedestrian tunnel and connected to and individually controlled by a microcontroller. When vehicles pass overhead, a laser sensor detects the movement and passes on this data to the microcontroller that processes the data and changes the lighting within the tunnel in various ways according to our custom-made algorithms. The purpose of the installation has been to convey meaning in an ambient, non-prescriptive way to the pedestrians, bicyclists, and others passing through the tunnel about the traffic situation on the busy roadway overhead. In carrying out this project in a public space not originally designed for installations and events of this kind, we have encountered a large number of practical concerns that need to be dealt with, including issues of access to the power grid, changing weather condition, stakeholders and gatekeepers with different perspectives, and issues of safety and vandalization.

  • 5029.
    Zarin, Rouien
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Fällman, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    The Woodbot Pilots: Exploring No-hands Interaction for Interactive Public Installations2011In: In the Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Design Research, IASDR 2011 (Oct 31-Nov 4, Delft, Netherlands), 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present and discuss the Woodbot Pilots, an interactive experience in the form of a gesture-based game that runs on a large-scale interactive installation designed to be placed in an airport terminal and used by the general public. The background of the project is described, as well as the installation itself and a scenario of its use. To end the paper, we discuss some of the issues it raises in relation to public installations as well as some of the lessons we have learnt in conceiving, designing, implementing, and studying its use.

  • 5030.
    Zarin, Rouien
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design. Interactive Institute.
    Lindbergh, Kent
    Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Fällman, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Using Stop Motion Animation to Sketch in Architecture: A Practical Approach2012In: Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, ISSN 1360-1431, E-ISSN 2040-8633, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 78-86Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Widely acknowledged as an archetypal design activity,sketching is typically carried out using little more than penand paper. Today’s designed artifacts however, are oftengiven qualities that are hard to capture with traditionalmeans of sketching. While pen and paper sketchingcatches the character of a building, it may not equally wellcapture how that building changes with the seasons, howpeople pass through it, how the light moves in betweenits rooms from sunrise to dawn, and how its façade subtlydecays over centuries. Yet, it is often exactly these dynamicand interactive aspects that are emphasised incontemporary design work. So is there a way for designersto be able to sketch also these dynamic processes?Over several years and in different design disciplines, wehave been exploring the potential of stop motionanimation (SMA) to serve this purpose. SMA is a basicform of animation typically applied to make physicalobjects appear to be alive. The animator moves objects insmall increments between individually photographedframes. When the photographs are combined and playedback in continuous sequence, the illusion of movement iscreated. Although SMA has a long history in filmmaking,the animation technique has received scarce attention inmost design fields including product design, architecture,and interaction design. This paper brings SMA into thearea of sketching in architecture by reporting on theplanning, conduct, result, and evaluation of a workshopcourse carried out with a group of 50 students at UmeåSchool of Architecture, Umeå University, Sweden.

  • 5031.
    Zarin, Rouien
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design. Interactive Institute.
    True, Nicholas
    Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Papworth, Nigel
    Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Lindbergh, Kent
    Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Fällman, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics. Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Be Green: Implementing an Interactive, Cylindrical Display in the Real World2013In: In the Proceedings of PerDis '13, Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (4-5 June, Mountain View, California), New York, NY: ACM Press, 2013, p. 55-60Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many studies in Human-Computer Interaction and related fields, such as pervasive displays, have historically centered around user evaluation and knowledge production, focusing on usability issues and on creating a more efficient user experience. As the trajectory of HCI moves toward the so-called ‘third wave’, new values are being emphasized and explored. These include concepts such as embodiment and engagement, complementing usability as the primary metric of evaluation. This paper explores the ideation, iteration, design, and real-world deployment of such a ‘third wave’ interactive pervasive installation in the form of an interactive, large cylindrical display. The purpose was to display the air quality data in a manner that would inspire elevated environmental consciousness and discussion among Umeå citizens, especially with regard to the environmental impact of different methods of transportation.

  • 5032.
    Zarin, Ru
    et al.
    Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Fällman, Daniel
    Interactive Institute Swedish ICT.
    Through the Troll Forest: Exploring Tabletop Interaction Design for Children with Special Cognitive Needs2011In: Proceeding ACM CHI '11 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York: ACM Digital Library, 2011, p. 3319-3322Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We describe the interaction design process of conceiving, designing, implementing, and testing Trollskogen, a purpose-built tabletop multitouch system featuring a range of small software applications, termed 'micro applications'. Each micro application is devised as a tool intended to improve or allow for exercise of social communication skills. Throughout the project, we have worked closely with a group of six children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Down's syndrome, all in the age range of 5-8. The system has been designed together with the users, their teachers, and various experts as a complement to the current curricula. In this paper, the three main phases of our design process are described and we conclude the paper by reporting on and discussing some preliminary findings and observations from a small user study.

  • 5033. Zary, Nabil
    et al.
    Johnsson, Gunillla
    Fors, Uno G. H.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Impact of the virtual patient introduction on the clinical reasoning process in dental education2012In: Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems, ISSN 1895-9091, Vol. 8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background In the Virtual patient system Web-SP, the case authoring is entirely delegated to faculty. An analysis of the virtual patients (VPs) authored by faculty showed that the most common practice chosen by the case authors was to provide an introductory clinical vignette including rich anamnestic data. To evaluate the influence of the vignette, a controlled trial was conducted to determine if the absence of vignette would influence the students' therapeutic decisions and their clinical reasoning. Methods This double blind controlled trial randomized 57 fourth year dentistry students into two groups. Two virtual patient cases were created with the same content in both groups, but the VPs encountered by the intervention group lacked the introductory vignette. The therapy decisions and the history taking activity were scored and analysed by the course director. A stratified analysis was undertaken, stratifying by day. Results There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups with respect to their therapeutic decision scores (p=.16). Participants in both groups were equivalent with respect to the number of relevant medical history questions asked (p=.33) and the number of irrelevant questions asked (p=.20) Conclusions This study indicates that vignettes did not have an impact on students' clinical reasoning process. The use of detailed vignettes or case introductions might not be needed. A possible reason includes students' prior exposure for a full semester to other VPs for course work and clinical reasoning. Perhaps the intervention was too subtle to impact on learners at this stage of development. Clinical vignettes might have more impact at earlier stages of student learning such as early in the semester but not as preparation for final exam. The limited number of participants may have concealed differences between the groups. We also need to investigate if the one-hour limit given the students might influence the therapeutic decisions.

  • 5034.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Ilayperuma, Tharaka
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    A Model-driven Approach for Designing E-Services Using Business Ontological Frameworks2010In: Fourteenth IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2010), IEEE Computer Society , 2010, no 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]
    A constant goal of enterprises of all sizes is to align their business with IT. The major concern is to design the technology to support the desired performance goals and business values. In e-business collaborations, services are becoming the cornerstones for modeling the offerings of the involved parties. However, business concepts, like value offerings, typically cannot be linked to technology levels, such as SOA and Web services. Business value models, formulated in terms of economic values, have been recognized as the basis for eliciting the actors in a business scenario and their relationships. Recently, several business ontological frameworks have been proposed to facilitate the design of business value models. Aiming towards an MDA-aligned approach, in our study we consider business value models for creating a service-centric Computational Independent Model (CIM). By utilizing well-defined mappings, the model is further transformed into a UML-based system model at the Platform Independent Model (PIM) level, capturing both the static and behavioral specifications of elicited e-services.
  • 5035.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Ilayperuma, Tharaka
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Exploring REA and Open-edi Business Frameworks for Service Modeling2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]
    Contemporary business collaborations foster enterprises to make their offerings available to partners and consumers as e-services. In this setting, high-level enterprise models, such as business models, provide an economically aware perspective for elicitation of business services, and thereby, e-services. Recently, REA and Open-edi business frameworks have been jointly considered to provide the Open-edi Business Transaction Ontology (OeBTO) for exploring concepts, relationships and actors involved in business collaborations. In this study, we use these frameworks and supporting architectures to propose a service-centric business model. From a model-based development perspective, the model that we propose is intended to be transformed to a system-centric service model, and further to Web service specifications and coordinations. The purpose of this study is primarily aimed toward an explorative and business-founded identification of services. An example from the insurance business sector is used to argument the way we ground and apply our proposed method.
  • 5036.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Concepts of Flexibility for Efficient Integration of B2B Processes2004In: ON THE MOVE TO MEANINGFUL INTERNET SYSTEMS 2004: OTM 2004 WORKSHOPS, PROCEEDINGS, 2004, p. 431-443Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Business-to-Business (B2B) e-commerce is emerging as trading parties are attempting to integrate electronically, to automate exchange of their services. To be able to collaborate, enterprise processes must expose compatible public behavior. It is a common need for a company to collaborate a business with many partners. A problem is that, even agreeing on information to be exchanged, the partners usually expose different requirements for protocol and logic of interactions. Therefore, it becomes necessary for companies to redesign process models to accommodate to a new partner. As the result, the company must engage considerable resources for designing and verifying new process specifications, as well as for maintaining them. In this paper, we propose a framework for flexible modeling of enterprise processes, to support a larger scale of B2B integrations. The proposal is based on a set of concepts of flexibility that enable partial process specifications, depicting thus a wider scope of business scenarios that a company is willing to conform in a B2B context. The complete process specification is made after B2B parties agree on a strict public protocol and enforced by runtime transformations. The proposed framework for flexible process modeling is aimed to speed up integration of partner processes as it increases ability for process matching without requiring changes in their design.

  • 5037.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Process Integration for the Extended Enterprise2006Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In many industries today, the speed and costs with which new products are delivered to customers provide the basis for competitive advantage. Electronic business (e-business) is a concept that shortens the “time to market” and enables transacting at lower costs. Currently, one of the main limitations in the exploitation of e-business is the lack of efficient Information System (IS) integration, both in intra- and cross-enterprise environments. Intra-enterprise integration is complex, as the business needs and the underlying information systems do not evolve in accordance. In the cross-enterprise context, transparent system integration is hardly achievable due to the incompatibility of the services of the involved partners. This means that the future success of the integration depends heavily on the possibilities offered in terms of interoperability among the involved enterprises. The Business Process Management (BPM) discipline addresses this challenge, as processes have been recognized as key mechanisms through which most intra- and cross-enterprise interactions take place. The development of methods for successful integration of process models is one of the essential issues for the use of the BPM approach in the application and evolution of e-business.

    In this thesis, we address two topics in the area of business process management: 1) intra-enterprise process integration which concerns alignment between the internal business processes and information systems enclosed in the form of software services and 2) cross-enterprise integration which concerns coordination of the internal business processes of an enterprise with the processes of its suppliers, intermediaries, or customers. The goal of the thesis is to add theoretical and applicable knowledge to the field of business process management by using the proposed approaches for improvement of process integration in intra- and cross-enterprise contexts.

  • 5038.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Giannoulis, Constantinos
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Svee, Eric-Oluf
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Using i* to Capture Consumer Preferences as Requirements for Software Product Lines2013In: iStar 20136th International i* Workshop: Proceedings of the 6th International i* Workshop 2013 / [ed] Jaelson Castro, Jennifer Horkoff, Neil Maiden, Eric Yu, 2013, p. 97-102Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The need for software to fit to diversity of numerous consumers has become a norm. Furthermore, technology innovations stimulate the growth of such software, thus making it even more available and appealing to consumers. Although how economic values relate and influence IT systems is an area that has been addressed, it is not clear whether and how consumer values do so. To address this challenge, this study aims to using i* establish a link between preferences of consumers and system requirements for Software Product Line (SPL) as a seamless way for systematically realizing variations. The presented results are grounded in an empirical study related to the development of a system for Online Education.

  • 5039.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Henkel, Martin
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Enabling Flexible Modeling of Service-Based Processes2005In: International Journal of IT and ManagementArticle in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    When designing executable enterprise processes the assumption of a transparent integration with existing systems is unrealistic. These systems, represented by software services, may impose various constraints. Using a process description framework, in this paper we examine how the design of executable business processes is affected by technical issues. Furthermore, we examine rules to which system designers should adhere to when designing services, to enable a larger scope of “as-is” realizations of business processes.

  • 5040.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Henkel, Martin
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Flexible realization of business processes using existing services2006In: ICEIS 2006: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, 2006, p. 165-172Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When realizing executable business process models, in most situations process specifications collide with specific properties of existing services. In this paper we propose an approach for relaxation of the business process specification to enable flexible integration between the process and existing services. The approach is based on the notion of visibility, which allows a categorized relaxation of the process specification by not requiring every process state to be distinguished after the process is realised with existing services. The categories of visibility presented in this paper are applied by indicating flexible elements in the process design phase. The presented approach stimulates the alignment between business processes and existing services, facilitating a larger scale of transparent process realisations.

  • 5041.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Henkel, Martin
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Johannesson, Paul
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Moving from business to technology with service-based processes2005In: IEEE Internet Computing, ISSN 1089-7801, E-ISSN 1941-0131, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 73-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In most organizations, business process realizations must be aligned with existing systems,which can impose specific requirements. Currently, however, there is no way to track the alignment between business processes and corresponding technical implementations. The authors' proposed framework offers a systematic way to classify and assess technical realizations of business processes.

  • 5042.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Ilayperuma, Tharaka
    Designing consumer-aligned services using business value modelling2012In: International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering (IJODE), ISSN 1758-9797, E-ISSN 1758-9800, Vol. 2, no 3, p. 317-342Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Given the dominance of service industries in today's economy, service improvement and innovation have become major concerns of many enterprises. To address these challenges, the service design should start at the business level at which services can be identified to provide values in an economically viable way by satisfying consumers' preferences for quality aspects. However, high-level business concepts, like value offerings, are hardly linked to technology levels, such as SOA and web services. Relying on the model driven development (MDD) and ontology paradigms, the paper proposes a method that uses business value models to elicit and structure business services from a consumer-centric quality perspective and transforming the business service model further to a web service model. To facilitate major MDD aspects, such as semantic-level descriptions and automated transformations, these models are designed as ontologies. A case study from the Swedish eye-care health sector is used to ground the presented method.

  • 5043.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    KTH, Superseded Departments, Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Johannesson, Paul
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
    Cooperation of Processes through Message Level Agreement2004In: ADVANCED INFORMATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, PROCEEDINGS, 2004, p. 564-579Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    E-Business is constantly growing as organizations are trying to integrate electronically in order to automate exchange of information and services. To construct inter-organizational processes, the involved enterprises must agree on ways how to invoke process services on the business partner's system. A problem is that existing processes are so diverse in protocols, activity and message forms that it is impossible to start collaboration without comprehensive adaptations. In this paper, we propose a framework for interoperation of processes, which is based on requirements for equivalence of document exchanges. We argue that this level of equivalence is sufficient to enable existing enterprise processes to collaborate without internal redesign. The proposed framework is aimed to facilitate process collaboration by using a mediator layer to perform necessary adaptations, while minimizing requirements for process similarity.

  • 5044.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Kabilan, Vandana
    Contract-based Exception Handling Process Patterns2008In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Systems and its Applications (ISTA 2008), Springer , 2008, Vol. 5Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5045. Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Kabilan, Vandana
    Enabling Business Process Interoperability Using Contract Workflow Models2005In: ON THE MOVE TO MEANINGFUL INTERNET SYSTEMS 2005: COOPIS, DOA, AND ODBASE, PT 1, PROCEEDINGS, 2005, p. 77-93Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Business transactions are governed by legally established contracts. Contractual obligations are to be fulfilled by executing business processes of the involved parties. To enable this, contract terms and conditions need to be semantically mapped to process concepts and then analyzed for compliance with existing process models. To solve the problem, we propose a methodology that, using a layered contract ontology, deduces contract requirements into a high-level process description named Contract Workflow Model (CWM). By applying a set of transformation rules, the CWM is then compared for compliance with existing, executable process models. By the use of its concepts, the methodology enables comprehensive identification and evolution of requirements for interoperability of processes of the contracting parties.

  • 5046.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Kirikova, MariteJohannesson, PaulStockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Advanced Information Systems Engineering: 27th International Conference, CAiSE 2015, Stockholm, Sweden, June 8-12, 2015, Proceedings2015Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book constitutes the proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, CAiSE 2015, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2015.

    The 31 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 236 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: social and collaborative computing; business process modeling and languages; high volume and complex information management; requirements elicitation and management; enterprise data management; model conceptualisation and evolution; process mining, monitoring and predicting; intra- and inter-organizational process engineering; process compliance and alignment; enterprise IT integration and management; and service science and computing. The book also contains the abstracts of 3 keynote speeches and 5 tutorials, presented at the conference.

  • 5047.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Kirikova, Marite
    Johannesson, Paul
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Preface to CAISE 20152016In: Information Systems, ISSN 0306-4379, E-ISSN 1873-6076, Vol. 62Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 5048.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Pastor, Oscar
    Loucopoulos, Peri
    Selected Topics on Advances in Capability-Oriented Information Systems Development: Editorial Introduction to Issue 10 of CSIMQ2017In: Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly, ISSN 2255-9922, no 10, p. 1-2Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Modern organizations need to be sustainable in the presence of dynamically changing business conditions, which require from Information Systems (IS) to address complex challenges for being able to support organizations acting in varying business conditions – changing customer demands, new legislations, new customers, and emerging alliances. From a technical perspective, the gap between business requirements and supporting IS is still present, mostly due to the fact that current IS development approaches operate with artifacts defined on a relatively low abstraction level. To go beyond the state of the art, IS development frameworks used by enterprises need to be structured for solving emerging problems, and enterprises need to have efficient methods for the use of these frameworks to deliver the right IS solutions just-in-time and just-enough. The notion of capability emerged in the beginning of the nineties in the context of competence-based management, military frameworks, and developing organization’s competitive advantage – linguistically, it means the ability or qualities necessary to do something.

  • 5049.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Pastor, Oscar
    Loucopoulos, Peri
    Selected Topics on Business Informatics: Editorial Introduction to Issue 13 of CSIMQ2017In: Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly, ISSN 2255-9922, no 13, p. 1-2Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Business Informatics is the scientific discipline targeting information processes and related phenomena in their socio-economical business context, including companies, organisations, administrations and society in general. As a field of study, it endeavours to take a systematic and analytic approach in adopting a multi-disciplinary orientation that draws theories and practices from the fields of management science, organisational science, computer science, systems engineering, information systems, information management, social science, and economics information science.

    The objective of this thematic issue is to bring attention to actual research on Business Informatics, as being publicized on the 19th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2017), July 24-27, 2017, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The conference created a productive forum for researchers and practitioners from the fields that contribute to the construction, use and maintenance of information systems and the organisational context in which they are embedded. This issue of CSIMQ comprises extended version of four CBI papers and one external article.

  • 5050.
    Zdravkovic, Jelena
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
    Pastor, Oscar
    Loucopoulos, Pericles
    On the Capability Notion in Business Informatics: [Opening]2014In: [Proceedings of] The 1st International Workshop on Capability-oriented Business Informatics (CoBI 2014) / [ed] Jelena Zdravkovic, Peri Loucopoulos, Oscar Pastor, 2014, p. 1-2Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The business environments of today are changing rapidly, entailing complex anddynamic organizational constellations. Enterprises operating in these conditions needto have the capability to deliver their services in a variety of business contexts withsustainable quality and moreover to leverage them to competitive advantage. Latelythe notion of capability has gained a growing attention, due to a number of factors:the notion directs business investment focus, it can be used as a baseline for businessplanning, and it leads directly to service specification and design.

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