New President of IFIP

Mr Leon Strous is the new President of IFIP, for the period from September 2010 to September 2013, replacing professor Basie von Solms. Mr Strous is an IT Auditor employed by De Nederlandsche Bank, which is the Dutch central bank. He has been a Vice-President of IFIP from 2007 – 2009 and the President-elect from 2009 – 2010. From 2001 – 2007 he has been the chair of IFIP’s Technical Committee 11 covering the aspect of Information Security. He is the national representative in IFIP for the Dutch Computer Society (NGI). Please see the attached press release for more details.

IP3 Recognition and Acceptance Model Press Release

For your information, attached is a press release from the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), a project of IFIP, regarding mutual acceptance of professional certifications by accredited IFIP Member Societies.

Summary of WG 8.2 Research from 1990-2009

These slides are from a presentation done by Michael Myers and myself (Nancy Russo) at the 2010 IFIP WG8 8.2/8.6 Working Conference in Perth.

We welcome your comments!

IFIP Newsletter

The September 2010 IFIP newsletter is attached. It includes articles about the upcoming World Congress and news from the various technical committees and working groups (including 8.2).

Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2010 Pre-ICIS Workshop

2010-12-12 09:00
2010-12-12 16:00

Information Systems play an increasingly transformative role in organizations and society. The fluidity of IT over time has afforded and facilitated many new opportunities for organizing, conducting business, and collaborating. The 2010 OASIS workshop promotes understanding of the implications of these opportunities and the challenges they present to organizations.

We invite you to present your research-in-progress at OASIS, the IFIP Working Group 8.2 research workshop. The IFIP 8.2 working group focuses on the development and use of information technologies in organizational contexts, both broadly defined. The group seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge about and improve understand of the role and impact of information technology, and to improve the design and application of information technologies that are both useful and effective for individuals, groups, organizations and society at large.The OASIS workshop is open to all interested scholars and professionals who are researching in the area of organizations, information systems, and society. The unique and collegial character of the IFIP Working Group 8.2 ensures constructive, helpful and high-quality feedback. This is a great opportunity for you to share your research, meet IFIP WG 8.2 members and learn about and their research in a relaxed and supportive setting.

Event type: 
Workshop

IFIP Bulletin on the IFIP website

The "IFIP Bulletin" was an annual publication from IFIP that listed all of the technical committees and working groups and their members. We have recently been informed by the IFIP HQ that Bulletin will no longer be issued in printed form, but the data will instead by available on the IFIP website, www.ifip.org, by following the link to the "IFIP Bulletin". The data in this online Bulletin are updated within 2 days after receiving changes.

Submissions now open

Submissions are now open for the IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference in Turku, Finland (Monday, 6 June – Wednesday, 8 June 2011). Papers are due 1 Sep 2010. The full call can be found at http://www.wg82.abo.fi/callforpapers.php

June 2010 edition of the IFIP News

The June 2010 edition of the IFIP News has been posted on the IFIP website: http://www.ifip.org/images/stories/ifip/public/Newsletter/2009to2010/new...

The innovation capability of SMEs…

How can people, IT tools, structure, culture, and power be connected in order to leverage collective abilities for applying available knowledge to solve problems and search for opportunities (organizational intelligence), accommodating new experience (organizational learning), and producing new ideas and things (organizational creativity) so that the group of organizational members can effectively contribute to the organizational well-being? You could answer some questions like these visiting the KMOWL web site. (http://www.kmowl.org/recent)

KMOWL is a Special Interest Group in Knowledge Management that carries out interdisciplinary Research and Development projects as well as Education projects, with the aim of developing systematic and comprehensive approaches to the organizational process of knowledge management. These approaches are to built upon the theoretical and methodological tools developed in scientific fields such as sociology, psychology, management, cognitive scieces, neuroscience and information systems.

That’s right that open innovation refers to the ability of firms to open themselves up to external networks and relationships in order to gain the full potential of their investments in innovation. How creating an open innovation action system and managing innovative projects… maybe the answef for this question is an open innovation business ecosystem…

In this context, prof. PhD Isabel Ramos is cordinating and improving a research crowdsourcing innovation group, that aims to promote the innovation capability of SMEs and economic value of knowledge and creativity of high qualified individuals and small research teams. That´s a open innovation business ecosystem!

A business ecosystem is an economic community crossing many industries working together (cooperatively) and competitively in production, innovative customer service and innovation process.
But we know that crowdsourcing innovation need to be tailored and controlled in all steps.and we think that since platforms are repositories of knowledge, potential contributors need access to build their own business model and value proposition.
Hakikur (http://www.kmowl.org/hakik/) is a pos-PhD researched advised by prof Isabel Ramos that is research about knowledge management and innovation for SMEs.
also advised by Prof Isabel, Cândida Elisa a PhD Student is researching about knowledge repositories for crowdsourcing innovation (https://sites.google.com/site/candidaelisasilva/Home).
“A knowledge repository is a system that supports all kind of data, from a variety of heterogeneous sources, such as structured data […] The main functions of a knowledge repository are the capture, storage, maintenance and retrieval of knowledge from all the available sources. These functions must include both the capabilities for assimilating knowledge from outside (such as competitive intelligence systems acquiring information about other companies in the same industry) and capabilities for creating new knowledge from the reinterpretation and reformulation of existing and newly acquired information”. (Cândida Elisa, 2008) .

In this era, generically known as the information age, there is a dramatically need for changing the way companies access information. The Web 2.0 collaborative society, supporting new ways of accessing, exchanging and promoting information, may transform its workers, the knowledge workers, in the basis of a sustainable platform organizations may use to get competitive advantages and innovate. We believe that the management of organizational memory, sustained in its three forms of intellectual capital is, therefore, essential and, up to the moment, difficult to achieve, as no significant and practical results were produced to improve it. Luis Pestana Mourão, another PhD Student (https://sites.google.com/site/organizationalmemory/Home) advised by Prof. Isabel Ramos is improving a research project that aims to develop a systemic approach to allow the diagnose and intervention in organizational memory, seen as a dynamic system, gathering all its components into a useful model capable to provide the knowledge about the distributed capacity an organization has to capture and mobilize knowledge serving as the base to the development of a diagnostic and intervention model in organizational memory, as well as the construction of a prototype to support the monitoring of organizational memory evolution.

•What are the risks associated with crowdsourcing innovation brokering, both internal to an organization or externally available by brokering businesses? What should be risk management model for crowdsourcing innovation? What kind of information system should be defined to effectively support the management of risks associated with crowdsourcing innovation?
My own PhD research(http://sites.google.com/site/crowdsourcingandriskmanagement/) is focused on producing a methodology to manage risks associated with crowdsourcing innovation, delivered by internal or external brokers, and on defining the functional and informational requirements of an information system to support risk management to empower managers preventing and / or mitigating the materialization of risks in innovation brokering services specialized in the innovation needs of technology based firms.

best regards,
Lieda Amaral

Business meeting minutes, Perth, Australia, 1 April 2010

IFIP WG 8.2 Business meeting minutes, Perth, Australia
1 April 2010

Chair Nancy Russo (US) called the meeting to order at 9:40 AM.

1. Nancy announced that Eileen Trauth (US) was awarded the Silver Core award.

2. Nancy mentioned that the previous working conference was held in Guimaraes, Portugal and an Oasis workshop was held in Phoenix at ICIS. Abstracts are available in the Sprouts working paper repository.

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