Visiting Researcher from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Information Systems unit at DSV will been the host for one month (January 22-February 22, 2018) of Odirlei Antonio Magnagnagno from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.  Odirlei Antonio Magnagnagno is a PhD student in the research group of Professor Edimara Mezzomo Luciano at Business School at PUCRS. The purpose of Odirlei’s visit is to collaborate in research with IT Management and Governance group lead by Professor Lazar Rusu concerning the role of digital governance in an attempt to reduce levels of corruption in public organizations in Brazil.

 

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Three research application in Health Informatics are funded!

Three research applications from the IS unit researchers have been approved. The applications were all sent to the Stockholm County Council (SLL) – Stockholm University Call in October 2017.

KVALPA: What quality indicators in the patient journal’s free text are needed to measure the quality of care? The project aims to create an automatic method for this through machine learning. Project leader: Hercules Dalianis

IMPROVE JANUSMED WITH PROCESS MINING. The project is about developing safer drug prescription by evaluating and improving Janusmed with process mining. Janusmed is a decision support system that controls and warns whether there is a risk of serious drug interactions as well as side effects due to enhanced effects when co-administered with multiple drugs. Stockholm County Council (SLL) provides, develops and manages Janusmed. Janusmed is available today on the web via janusinfo.se and is also integrated with the SLL journal systems. To the best of our knowledge, process mining has not yet been applied in any research project in Sweden. Project leader: Paul Johannesson. Participants: Amin Jalali, Erik Perjons (and Uno Fors in a limited role).

CAPABILITY AND VALUE-BASED CHANGE ANALYSIS OF THE 1177 VÅRDGUIDEN. The aim of the project is to develop a method to support the management organization for the 1177 Vårdguiden at SLL in assessing and analyzing how change proposals of the 1177 service, including affects on the various actors involved in the network around the service – and estimates of costs and benefits for the various actors. The method is based on (1) network-based analysis of the values and abilities of the various stakeholders in the network, and (2) on existing enterprise architecture of the management organization – in form of enterprise models such as value, process and information models over the 1177 service. Project leader: Erik Perjons. Participants: Martin Henkel, Ilia Bider (and Anders Tell in a limited role).

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Norwegian Center for E-health Research, Tromsø, 22 Nov 2017

I was invited to the Norwegian Center for E-health Research (Nasjonalt senter for e-helseforskning),  in Tromsø, north Norway to be part of the Workshop on health analytics: using language technology and machine learning on clinical text.
There were over 25 participants speaking over 20 languages (incl Sami of course).
I presented part of my co0ming text book Clinical text mining: Secondary use of electronic patient records and specifically the parts that treated applications.
Robert Jenssen from the University of Tromsø had a very pedagogical presentation about deep learning. There were several other speakers as well.
Tromsø is north of the Polar circle and today started the Polar night for another 2 months.

Polar night

 

Per Atle, Stein Olav Skrovseth, Hercules, Øystein Nytrø, Anne Torill, Karl Øyvind

Øystein Nytrø, Hercules, Anne Torill Nordsletta

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Papers published and accepted for publication in International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance, in a Springer book, International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, ISD2017, CENTERIS 2017 and HICCS-51

A paper written by Parisa Aasi, Lazar Rusu and Dragos Vieru and entitled: “The Role of Culture in IT Governance Five Focus Areas: A Literature Review”, has been published in International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 42-61, 2017.

A book chapter written by Lazar Rusu and Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan and entitled: “IT Alignment in Public Organizations: A Systematic Literature Review”, has been published in Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations – Theory and Practice, pp. 27-57, Springer International Publishing AG, 2017.

A book chapter written by Parisa Aasi, Lazar Rusu and Dorothy Leidner and entitled: “IT Organizational Structure Relationship with IT Governance Performance: Case of a Public Organization”, has been published in Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations – Theory and Practice, pp. 229-252, Springer International Publishing AG, 2017.

A paper written by Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan, Aminat Abdul-Salaam, Omogunloye Oluwasanmi and Lazar Rusu and entitled “Business-IT Alignment Barriers in a Public Organisation: The Case of Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria”, has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, IGI Global, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2018.

A paper written by Parisa Aasi and Lazar Rusu and entitled: “Facing The Digitalization Challenge: Why Organizational Culture Matters and How It Influences IT Governance Performance”, has been accepted for publication in Proceedings of 26th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2017), 6-8 September 2017, Larnaca, Cyprus.

A paper written by Georg Hodosi, Daniel Johansson and Lazar Rusu, “Does it Matter the Loss of Tacit Knowledge in IT Outsourcing? A study in a Swedish Governmental Agency”, has been accepted for publication in Proceedings of CENTERIS 2017 – Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Procedia Computer Science, Elsevier November 8-10, 2017

A paper written by Parisa Aasi, Lazar Rusu, Dorothy Leidner, Erik Perjons, “How Does the Organizational Culture of Collaborative Networks Influence IT Governance Performance in a Large Organization?”, has been accepted for publication in Proceedings of 51th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS-51), Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA, IEEE Computer Society, January 3-6, 2018.

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RANLP 2017, 2-8 September, Varna Bulgaria

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Rebecka and I participated at RANLP 2017 in Varna Bulgaria, 2-8 September 2017. RANLP stands for Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing. RANLP has been active för 28 years, starting as a summer school. This time there were around 100 … Continue reading

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Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations – Theory and Practice

Professor Lazar Rusu from Stockholm University, Sweden and Dr. Gianluigi Viscusi from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland are the editors of a recently published book by Springer that is entitled “Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations – Theory and Practice”.

For more information about the book “Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations – Theory and Practice” please access the following link: http://www.springer.com/in/book/9783319589770

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Georg Hodosi’s PhD defense

On June 12, 2017 our colleague Georg Hodosi, PhD student in IT Management group at DSV/Stockholm University has defended successfully his doctoral thesis entitled: “Information Technology Outsourcing in Large Companies in Sweden: A Perspective on Risks, Relationships and Success Factors”. His PhD thesis is available to be downloaded at the following link: http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1088520/FULLTEXT01.pdf
On behalf of research group in IT Management I would like to congratulate Georg Hodosi for this great achievement. A picture from this event is included below.

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Georg Hodosi has nailed his PhD thesis at DSV

On May 10, 2017, Georg Hodosi has nailed his PhD thesis at DSV. Georg Hodosi is a PhD student in IT Management group at DSV and his PhD defence will take place on June 12, 2017 at 13.00 in L50 at DSV. A copy of his PhD thesis entitled “Information Technology Outsourcing in Large Companies in Sweden: A Perspective on Risks, Relationships and Success Factors” is available to be downloaded at the following link: http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1088520/FULLTEXT01.pdf

 

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