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Scrum 59 Minutes - Dublin Agile Seminar Nov 17, 2005 from 05:35 PM to 08:35 PM Quinn School,
The Autumn Dublin Agile Seminar will present the very special “Scrum 59 Minutes” session. This session will give attendees a unique opportunity to experience agile Scrum practices first hand in a non-technical environment. To learn more about Agile – or Scrum this is an event not to miss and is ideal for both IT and non-IT people alike.
Reading Group Oct 20th 2005 Oct 20, 2005 from 05:30 PM to 06:45 PM Common Room,
This will be an open discussion of Frank Froessler's research proposal which was recently presented at the CEMS doctorial consortium in Barcelona. The area is Unified Communication Technologies (UCT) and is intended as an in-depth case study at a multinational ICT services firm. He proposes to employ a praxiological approach to understanding the implications of UCT. Interested parties should send an email to Frank ( to get a copy of this document.
Spatial Analysis Workshop from Oct 20, 2005 03:10 PM to Oct 21, 2005 03:10 PM Urban Institute UCD,
Urban Institute Ireland in association with UCD Library is hosting an international workshop in Spatial Analysis Support on October 20/21st. This workshop will focus on the development of Spatial Analysis within UCD. There will be a number of international speakers from both academia and the library. We are hoping to present examples of how GIS is being use at present in UCD and discuss possible future directions for the future development of GIS capabilities within the university. The Academic perspective will be given by Dr Michael Goodchild, from the University of Santa Barbara, California. Director, Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science, University of California, Santa Barbara and chair Executive Committee, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis. The Library perspective will be ably presented by two high profile speakers: Kimberley Kowal, Curator of Digital Mapping, British Library & Nigel James, Map Librarian, Bodleian Library Oxford.
Reading Group Oct 5th 2005 Oct 05, 2005 from 05:30 PM to 06:45 PM Common Room,
The article for discussion is "On the Methods of Long Distance Control: Vessels, Navigation, and the Portuguese Route to India" by John Law, originally published in "Power, Action and Belief: A New Sociology of Knowledge?" 1986.
IIMA Conference from Sep 22, 2005 12:25 AM to Sep 24, 2005 11:25 PM Ashling Hotel, Dublin, Ireland,
IIMA 16th Annual Conference, Ashling Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. September 22-24 2005. Information Technology in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges of a Changing World. For further information contact the Managing Chair Peadar Ó Scolaí
Euro*MBA Dublin from Aug 18, 2005 04:15 PM to Aug 27, 2005 10:00 PM Quinn School,
The Euro*MBA residential week in Dublin takes place between August 20 to August 27, 2005. New members of the student body arrive 2 days earlier for an additional induction and learning programme. The themes of this residential week are "Corporate Governance And Risk Management". Topics covered during the Dublin residential week include an Irish perspective on the economic and financial environment, financial and business instruments including risk management, derivatives, hedge funds, and trends in outsourcing IT development and services. A central element of the week is the case study analysis, findings and recommendations for services development in the Irish financial sector.
Reading Group Aug 3rd 2005 Aug 03, 2005 from 05:00 PM to 06:50 PM Common Room,
In honour of Adrian Mullett's immanent departure for South America and the Antipodes we invited him to select the next paper for the CITO reading group. Demonstrating his usual inimical flare and penchant for the provocative he has suggested a paper titled "Relativism: The central problem for faith today." by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. "This address was given during meeting at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith with the presidents of the Doctrinal Commissions of the Bishop's Conferences of Latin America held in Guadalajara, Mexico, in May 1996." (ref URL below) Six years after East Germans opened the Berlin Wall, five years after the formation of the Russian Federation, this paper expands on the then Cardinal Ratzinger's well developed thinking on moral relativism and its relationship with socialist tendencies within the Catholic Church.
The Fifth International Conference on m-business from Jun 26, 2005 12:45 AM to Jun 27, 2005 11:45 PM Copenhagen, Denmark ,
1st Call for Papers. Focusing on m-Business Revisited. From Speculation to Reality. The comparison can take place in areas such as business models, the influence of the impact of regulation, and the composition of the value network for the provision of mobile services. The goal is to revise previous understanding and generate insights about the fundamental factors that guide the evolution of m>Business now and in the future.
Reading Group June 24th 2005 Jun 24, 2005 from 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM Common Room,
The next reading group meets to discuss "The Mind or the Heart? It Depends on the Definition of ‘Situation’", a lecture by the late Claudio Ciborra, formerly professor of Information Systems at the London School of Economics. Although Ciborra specifically critiques Information Systems research that relates to the concept of ‘situatedness’, the argument is sufficiently self-contained so as to not warrant a thorough knowledge of IS theory. We encourage those in other disciplines to join us in CITO as I believe the message of the paper has implications for research in other domains. This will be a forum for open discussion, disagreement, if you like, and putting forward your own stance on related issues.
Workshop on Complexity and Policy Analysis from Jun 22, 2005 08:30 AM to Jun 24, 2005 06:30 PM University of Cork,
Workshop on Complexity and Policy Analysis Co-hosted by: Department of Government University College Cork ETHOS Project Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, Boston School of Public Affairs, Penn State, Harrisburg Papers (including by Dermot Casey / Cathal Brugha) available for view at the following URL
Configuration of Research Methods in Information Systems Jun 20, 2005 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Q233 Quinn School,
"The Configuration of Research Methods in Information Systems - A preliminary Framework". ***Abstract*** Research in IS is geared to the ideal of behavioristic social sciences. However, in recent years, there has been a plethora of publications, which question whether a neo-positivistic approach is the only proper research method in Information Systems. When it comes to the realisation of future business models and the deployment of future technologies, the development of methods and design artefacts seems to be more suitable. However, such an approach - sometimes referred to as "design science" or "constructive" - implies severe epistemological problems, which are mainly related to the very notion of scientific research. Does a design artefact qualify for a result of scientific research? If so, what is the difference between a scientific design artefact and artefacts produced by consultants or software firms? Within the neo-positivistic paradigm, research results are hypotheses or theories, which are evaluated by testing them against reality using accepted research methods and common concepts of truth - such as the 'correspondence theory of truth'. However, this kind of evaluation is not possible for design-oriented research, unless you want to wait for the many years it would take to apply and test the approach in practice. Against this background, the presentation will focus on three questions: What are the criteria, a decision between a behavioristic approach and a constructive approach could be based on? How could a research method look like that fits the specific requirements of a constructive approach? How could both approaches to IS research be combined in a synergetic way? Ulrich Frank holds a chair for Information Systems and Enterprise Modeling at the Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB) University of Duisburg-Essen
Reading Group June 17th 2005 Jun 17, 2005 from 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM Common Room,
We convene the CITO reading group this Friday to discuss Hevner et al's recent article on MISQ titled "Design Science in Information Systems Research". ***Abstract*** "Two paradigms characterize much of the research in the Information Systems discipline: behavioral science and design science. The behavioral-science paradigm seeks to develop and verify theories that explain or predict human or organizational behavior. The design-science paradigm seeks to extend the boundaries of human and organizational capabilities by creating new and innovative artifacts. Both paradigms are foundational to the IS discipline, positioned as it is at the confluence of people, organizations, and technology. Our objective is to describe the performance of design-science research in Information Systems via a concise conceptual framework and clear guidelines for understanding, executing, and evaluating the research. In the design-science paradigm, knowledge and understanding of a problem domain and its solution are achieved in the building and application of the designed artifact. Three recent exemplars in the research literature are used to demonstrate the application of these guidelines. We conclude with an analysis of the challenges of performing high-quality design-science research in the context of the broader IS community." Ref:
NUDIMS. Ulrich Frank, "The Configuration of Research Methods in Information Systems" Jun 16, 2005 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Q233, Quinn School, Belfield,
You are cordially invited to the next NuDIMS seminar. Prof. Ulrich Frank (Duisburg-Essen) will present on "The Configuration of Research Methods in Information Systems"
Offshoring: Distance Matters Jun 07, 2005 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM University of Limerick,
I will introduce and discuss the various dimensions of distance. These represent concrete difficulties that organizations struggle with when offshoring. I argue that in spite of the global network the difficulties of working over distance are far from eliminated. An illustration of this is near-shoring, which has appeared to be a convenient compromise of the notion of distance implicit in offshoring. Recent research we have conducted on near-shoring reveals that dozens of nations see themselves as being near-shore. I discuss the implications of distance for both suppliers and buyers of IT services in the Irish context.
eIntegration in Action from Jun 06, 2005 08:35 AM to Jun 08, 2005 06:35 PM Bled, Slovenia,
18th Bled eConference: eIntegration in Action, Bled, Slovenia, June 6 - 8, 2005 Hotel Golf
UCD IT Breakfast Event: Outsourcing and Offshoring IT Development and Services May 05, 2005 from 07:30 AM to 09:00 AM Laurence Crowley Boardroom, Smurfit School, Blackrock,
Emerging Trends in Outsourcing and Offshoring IT Development and Services. Commencing at 7:30 am, Thursday May 5 2005 in the Laurence Crowley Boardroom this is the next in our series hosted in the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, on UCD's Blackrock campus. Visiting Professor Erran Carmel, and Dr. Pamela Abbott will review developments in Outsourcing IT. This event is designed to facilitate discussion on current and emerging trends in outsourcing and offshoring IT development and services, and provides friends and affiliates of UCD with an opportunity to review ongoing and future research directions in the Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organisation (CITO).
NUDIMS. Abraham Bernstein, "Artificial Receptionist: Anticipating a Person’s Phone Behavior" Apr 15, 2005 10:05 AM Q233, Quinn School, Belfield,
You are cordially invited to the next NuDIMS seminar. Prof. Abraham Bernstein (University of Zürich) will present on "The Artificial Receptionist: Anticipating a Person’s Phone Behavior"
Mobile Interaction: Individuals, Organizations, and Infrastructure Apr 04, 2005 from 09:30 AM to 05:00 AM London,
The Deartment of Information Sytems at the LSE will host the fifth annual Social Study of IT workshop.
Extreme Programming Special Interest Group meeting March 30 2004 Mar 30, 2005 from 03:30 PM to 09:00 PM University College Dublin (UCD). The Quinn Building,
This event is hosted in association with the MIS Department in the Faculty of Commerce at UCD. Located in the Quinn Building, registration commences at 5:30pm on Wednesday March 30th, the meeting starts at 6:00pm and is expected to finish at around 8:30pm. The Dublin based Extreme Programming Special Interest Group (SIG) is supported by and meets regularly throughout the year. Founded in 2000 the SIG has acted as the focal point for discussion and dissemination of findings and experiences with Agile methods for software and IT development, with particular emphasis on Extreme Programming (XP) and Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM).
Springbreak/Fieldwork 2005 from Mar 14, 2005 12:00 AM to Apr 02, 2005 11:55 PM
Hilary Lecture Term concludes and Spring break / Fieldwork period commences
CITO research seminar "Proximity-based Offshore Outsourcing: Models for Globalisation Theories" Feb 25, 2005 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Q233, Quinn School, Belfield,
Dr Pamela Abbott (who has recently joined us in the MIS Department and CITO) will give a research seminar entitled "Proximity-based Offshore Outsourcing: Models for Globalisation Theories" on Friday 25 February. For further details, please see the abstract below. Date: Friday 25 February Time: 4pm Venue: Q233, Quinn School of Business, BELFIELD. ALL WELCOME (please circulate) With best wishes Séamas ----------------- ABSTRACT ----------------- In this talk I will first review the major research topics explored in my PhD thesis, the abstract of which is appended below. I will then discuss my current research plans and areas in which I believe my research can engage in future. The talk is intended to inform colleagues of my general research pursuits and to encourage discussion on commonalities of interests and possible collaboration. PROXIMITY-BASED MODELS OF OFFSHORE SOFTWARE OUTSOURCING: Exploring the Concept of Location in Nearshore and Onshore Software Outsourcing Ventures The literature on offshore software outsourcing (OSO) has focused mainly on countries with large software export markets, such as India, while neglecting other developing countries which apparently lack the resources thought necessary to succeed in software development. Globalisation is seen to offer an opportunity for the development of IT industries in these neglected contexts, however, mainly due to the prevalence of information and communication networks. With the ongoing debate on globalisation and its contested effects, though, it would seem important and timely to study OSO within such under-researched contexts. This thesis thus focuses on proximity-based models of offshore outsourcing, such as nearshore and onshore outsourcing, which represent arrangements that seek to exploit geographical closeness to the client. In promoting locational competitive advantage, they seek differentiation from traditional offshore models in temporal, spatial and cultural terms. As a means of examining these claims, this thesis will explore the themes of time, space, culture and distance in OSO. An exploratory approach was employed incorporating both survey and case study methodologies. Three groups of offshore software industry stakeholders were surveyed to provide a broad-based background to the study, while three specific cases of proximity outsourcing were investigated using interpretive methods. A grounded approach to theory was adopted using the concepts of time, space, culture and distance as a guideline for analysis. The survey findings confirm an awareness by stakeholders of the significance of proximity, location and the persistence of cultural differences in OSO. The case results broadly reflect but also pose challenges to globalisation theories, such as increased economic and social integration, powerlessness of the state, economic development and the apparent irrelevance of space and time made possible by advances in IT. The thesis thus makes its contribution in both extending the debate on globalisation with respect to OSO in new contexts and adding to the under-researched area of spatio-temporal research in the IS field.
NUDIMS. Pamela Abbott, "Proximity-based Offshore Outsourcing: Models for Globalisation Theories" Feb 25, 2005 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Q233, Quinn School, Belfield,
You are cordially invited to the next NuDIMS seminar. Dr Pamela Abbott (UCD) will present on "Proximity-based Offshore Outsourcing: Models for Globalisation Theories"
Information Technology for Adoption and Intelligent Design of e-Government Procedures (ITAIDE) from Feb 01, 2005 09:30 AM to Mar 22, 2005 12:30 PM
Governments are faced with demands to increase controls on security, safety and international (economic) crime, without increasing an already significant administrative load shared by all parties. It is therefore vital to obtain and use timely information about business transactions and relate this directly to the passage of goods, services and people. However, this information gathering is very costly for organisations, business and public administration. Finding the right balance therefore between control and cost of information gathering is the key to increase competitiveness locally, nationally and internationally. ITAIDE researches and develops new ways of addressing these conflicting goals. Existing best practices in inter-organizational information sharing based on electronic documents, such as e-Invoicing and various national e-Customs projects, are analyzed and results directed to design ICT, policy and practice for use in Living Lab settings. The Living Labs act as action research settings to test the applied use of R&D outcomes of ITAIDE. The Living Labs extend over time and geography, re-using best practice and deploy to new European settings as the key outcome of this project (ITAIDE was previously referred to as ITIADE).
Offshoring Information Technology Jan 28, 2005 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Room Q233 Belfield, Quinn School of Business,
At 4pm on Friday 28 Jan in Room Q233, Professor Erran Carmel (who is currently visiting the MIS department from American University, Washington DC) will give a research seminar entitled "Offshoring Information Technology". [ABSTRACT] Ireland was one of the first of the new software export nations – or using today’s parlance, Ireland was one of the first offshore destinations. Yet today, much of the attention has shifted to low-wage destinations such as India. We will survey the global landscape of offshoring. What are the implications for the client firm? For the provider firm? For the client nation? For the provider nation? And what are the implications for the technical teams that now must collaborate over great distances and across time zones and cultures? I have been researching the domain of global software development for a decade now. I have been using three levels of analysis: the team (the distributed team); the firm (the client firm, typically); and the nation (the nation that seeks to enter the software export game).
NUDIMS. Erran Carmel, "Offshoring Information Technology" Jan 28, 2005 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Room Q233 Belfield, Quinn School of Business,
You are cordially invited to the next NuDIMS seminar. Prof. Erran Carmel (American University) will present on "Offshoring Information Technology"
IOIS: Open discussion. from Jan 14, 2005 12:00 PM to Jan 15, 2005 12:00 PM Room Q233 Belfield, Quinn School of Business,
From 3:00 PM Friday 14th Jan. Invited industry representatives & interviewees. Open discussion on the state of inter-organisational information systems at 3:00 PM on Friday 14th in Room 233 in the Quinn School of Business at Belfield. See URL for directions
IOIS Research Progress Workshop Jan 13, 2005 12:00 PM Room N303 Blackrock, Smurfit Graduate School of Business,
From 3:30 PM Thursday 13th Jan. Research team workshop with UCD MBS cohort (Masters in Electronic Business & Masters in Information Systems) in Room N303 at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Blackrock. See URL for directions
IOS workshop Aachen and UCD from Jan 11, 2005 12:00 AM to Jan 14, 2005 11:00 PM
The Shape of Inter-Organisational Information Systems. A four day international research workshop between RWTH Aachen Information Systems Research Area (Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule Aachen) and the Department of Management Information Systems, University College Dublin (UCD).
Combinatorics Seminar Dec 16, 2004 12:00 PM Q119,
Location R119. Dr. Micheal O hEigeartaigh will give a seminar on Wed 15th Dec in the Quinn School of Business, entitled "Some Combinatorial Enumeration Methods in Local Search Problems".
IFORS Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2004 from 12:00 AM to 04:00 PM Hawaii,
The IFORS Triennial 2005 Conference will bring operational researchers from around the globe together in one of the world's most beautiful locations. We invite you to join your colleagues for the pre-eminent international conference in our field, offering an intensive scientific program covering the full spectrum of topics in operational research. Deadline for submissions Dec. 15th.