Tenth Symposium on Research in Systems Analysis and Design

June 3-4, 2011, Bloomington, Indiana

WITS 2006
Call for Papers
Final Program
SIGSAND 2011 Call for Papers

The 10th Annual Symposium on Research in Systems Analysis and Design will be held in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, on June 3-4, 2011. The purpose of the symposium is to provide a forum for discussion and interaction among scholars with research interests in all issues related to analysis and design of enterprise systems.

We solicit research papers addressing issues such as creation of new systems analysis and design formalisms and development methods (grammars and methods), evaluation of new or existing formalisms and methods by examining issues involving their use (scripts and context), and polemic arguments on the potential value of various approaches. Given the broad range of issues in this call, submissions can be anchored in any of a range of research methods including formal analysis, systems development (design science), experiments, case studies, and field studies.

Specific research topics include:

  • Ontological foundations of Systems Analysis and Design
  • Object Oriented Methods and Methodologies
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Requirements Determination
  • Empirical Studies in Systems Analysis and Design
  • System Principles
  • Database Analysis and Design
  • Query Languages
  • Component-based Development
  • Conceptual Modeling
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Workflow Modeling
  • Agile Systems Development
  • Comparing Structured Approaches with Agile Approaches
  • Project Management Issues in Systems Analysis and Design
  • Software Quality Control
  • Teaching Systems Analysis and Design
  • Information Systems as Services

Submissions may be: 1) completed research papers or 2) research-in-progress papers.  Completed research papers should include the design of the research along with the findings; research-in-progress papers can include just initial ideas and some initial thoughts on design. Each submission should indicate the submission type on the cover page. The following length limits apply:

  • Completed research - 5,000 words
  • Research-in-Progress - 2,500 words

Submissions should be sent as email attachments to Glenn J. Browne (gbrowne@virginia.edu).  All submissions should be double-spaced and use 12-point font.

All submissions will be reviewed by the symposium organizers for relevance and contribution to the theme.  Accepted submissions will receive in-depth feedback at the symposium from participants.  Feedback at the symposium is developmental in scope and tone.  In addition to substantive feedback, authors of completed research may receive advice about positioning and potential journal submissions.  Research-in-progress authors may receive specific feedback on structuring the research, research methods, and strategic positioning.  Authors will retain copyright on their work, allowing them to submit revised versions of their papers to other outlets. The PDF version can be found here.

Key Dates

Submission of Manuscript : April 1, 2011
Notification of Acceptance/rejection:  April 15, 2011
Final paper due: May 15, 2011
Symposium: June 3-4, 2011

Symposium Sponsorship

The symposium gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the department of Operations and Decision Technologies at Kelley School of Business. As a result of this support, there will be NO REGISTRATION FEE. All participants must cover their own hotel, airline/car travel, and miscellaneous transportation expenses. Please see the "Venue/Hotel" section for hotel information.