Mohamed El-Mekawy has nailed his PhD thesis in DSV library

Today, Mohamed El-Mekawy PhD student in IT Management group at DSV has nailed his PhD thesis in DSV library. The PhD thesis is entitled “From Theory to Practice of Business-IT Alignment: Barriers, an Evaluation Framework and Relationships with Organisational Culture”. A copy of his PhD thesis is available to be downloaded at the following link: http://su.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:920065/FULLTEXT01.pdf

Mohamed El-Mekawy’s PhD defence will take place on June 3, 2016 at 13.00 in L50 at DSV.

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Visiting scholar at Baylor University, USA

In this month Parisa Aasi PhD student in IT management group at DSV  has joined as visiting scholar the Information Systems Department at Baylor University (http://www.baylor.edu/business/mis/). During about 7 months she will perform her research work with Professor Dorothy Leidner a well-known researcher in information systems area.

 

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Research visit at the University of the Basque country in Bilbao and San Sebastian, March 29 to April 10 2016

Rebecka Weegar and I visited Dr. Alicia Perez at IXA group at the University of the Basque country in Bilbao and San Sebastian, March 29 to  April 10, 2016.
We are working on a joint paper on natural language processing of Spanish and Swedish clinical text together with Maite Oronoz, Koldo Gojenola and Arantza Casillas.
I presented also the work carried out at Stockholm University on clinical text mining and an overview of the clinical text mining research in Europe.

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Rebecka and Alicia in Alicias room

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Hercules’ talk

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Hercules talks in San Sebastian

 

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Excursion to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

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Rebecka, Arantza Casillas and Hercules working on paper

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The Faculty of Engineering of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, the Football stadium to the right.

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Hercules, Sara Santiso, Maite Oronoz, Rebecka, Koldo Gojenola and Arantza Casillas at San Sebastian.

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Cantabrian sea at Sopela

 

 

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Paper accepted for publication in Proceedings of European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016) and PhD proposal accepted for presentation at UKAIS PhD and Professional Doctorate Consortium, Oxford, UK

A paper written by Mohamed El-Mekawy, Lazar Rusu and Erik Perjons and entitled: “Business-IT Alignment and Organizational Culture Relationships: Towards an Integrated View”, has been accepted for publication in Proceedings of European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016), Istanbul, Turkey  (http://www.ecis2016.eu/en/).

The PhD proposal of Gideon Mekonnen Jonathan has been accepted and successfully presented at UKAIS PhD and Professional Doctorate Consortium, 11 April 2016, Oxford, UK (http://dwastell.org/UKAIS2016/index.php/phd-consortium). The PhD proposal is entitled “The influence of Organisational Structure on Business-IT Alignment: The case of a Public organization” and is looking to analyze the relationships between informal organizational structure and business-IT alignment in a public organization.

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Three Papers presented at WorldCist’16 – 4th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, to be held at Recife, PE, Brazil, 22 – 24 March 2016.

Dr Eriks Sneiders presented three papers at WorldCist’16 – 4th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, to be held at Recife, PE, Brazil, 22 – 24 March 2016.

— “A Business and IT Architecture Model Supporting Public Organizations Introducing Language Technologies”, Martin Henkel, Erik Perjons, Eriks Sneiders

— “Email Answering by Matching Question and Context-Specific Text Patterns: Performance and Error Analysis” Eriks Sneiders, Jonas Sjöbergh, Alyaa Alfalahi

— “Review of the Main Approaches to Automated Email Answering”, Eriks Sneiders

All three paper will published in proceedings by Spinger Verlag.

There were around 80 participants from the whole world at the conference.

Some photos below
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Talk at Stockholm NLP meetup “Clinical text retrieval – some challenges, methods and applications using Swedish patient records to improve healthcare”.

I talked att the Stockholm NLP meetup hosted by the news monitoring company Meltwater. The meeting had around 30 participants. A mixture people from the commercial natural language processing community, new monitoring specialists and master students from KTH and other engineering departments. See here for abstract, recording and slides.

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Parisa Aasi’s Licentiate Seminar

On February 19, 2016 our colleague Parisa Aasi has defended successfully her Licentiate Thesis entitled: “Organizational Culture and Structure Influence on Information Technology Governance”. On behalf of research group in IT Management I would like to congratulate Parisa for her achievement. Some pictures from the seminar and after the seminar are included below.

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Call for book chapters: “Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations – Theory and Practice”

Call for book chapters: “Information Technology Governance in Public Organizations – Theory and Practice”

Editors:

Lazar Rusu, Stockholm University, Sweden
Gianluigi Viscusi, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Publisher:

Springer - Integrated Series in Information Systems

The book is scheduled to be published by Springer International Publishing AG, in Integrated Series in Information Systems. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit http://www.springer.com/series/6157. The publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Introduction:

The research in IT governance in public organizations has already captured the attention of researchers, policy makers and IT practitioners and different research studies have been reported in this topic both in developed and developing countries.

The researchers studying IT governance in public organizations have encountered different challenges that are mainly due to the differences between political, administrative, and practices in these organizations. Some of these challenges are related to governance processes and policy-making mechanisms change due to the application of ICT-enabled innovation. Moreover, the dilemma is actually related to governance and alignment issues between policy ICT-enabled initiatives and the diverse stakeholders they involve. Furthermore, public organizations are now very concern to make more steps towards digitalization and transform their services. Therefore this requires from organization’s management to focus on having effective IT governance in their organization that as result will enable IT alignment and will create business value from IT investments.  For this purpose public organization’s management has given a special attention to IT Governance that has growth in importance.

The book’s primary contribution will be to highlight the actual trends and challenges in research in IT governance in public organizations with the aim to report innovative research and new insights in the theories, models and practices in this research topic.

Topics of interest:

In particular, contributions will mainly include but are not limited to the followings: IT governance structures, processes and relational mechanisms in public organizations; IT alignment in public organizations; digital governance in public organizations; critical success factors in IT governance implementation in public organizations; IT leadership in public organizations; ICT-enabled governance innovation in public organizations; theoretical models for studying IT governance and IT alignment in public organizations; and practices of IT governance implementation in public organizations.

Submission Procedure:

Full book chapters (15-20 pages) are expected by May 15, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Submissions of the book chapters will be done through easy chair:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=itgov2017

The manuscripts will be submitted in a word format and the contributors should follow the Springer guidelines for formatting the book chapters. More information about this issue you could find here:http://resource-cms.springer.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/990/data/v7/Manuscript+guidelines+for+English+books

Important Dates:

May 15, 2016              Full Chapter Submission
August 15, 2016         Review Results to Authors
September 15, 2016  Revised Chapter Submission

For any questions concerning the book please contact the editors:

Professor Lazar Rusu
Stockholm University
Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV)
Borgarfjordsgatan 12, P.O. Box 7003, 164 07 Kista, Sweden
Email: lrusu@dsv.su.se

Dr. Gianluigi Viscusi
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
College of Management of Technology (CDM) – CSI
ODY 1 16 (Odyseea) Station 5, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Email: gianluigi.viscusi@epfl.ch

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