Business meeting minutes, Guimarães, Portugal, 24 June 2009

Business meeting minutes
Guimarães, Portugal, 24 June 2009

The meeting was called to order at 11:50am by Nancy Russo (US)

1. Nancy started by thanking the organizers of the conference for the Guimarães conference just concluded.

2. Upcoming events were presented:
a. The next event will be an Oasis Workshop to be held around the ICIS conference in Phoenix, AZ. ICIS this year starts on Wednesday, so a question is whether the Oasis should be before or after the conference
b. John Venable (AU) presented the upcoming Working Conference on Human Benefit through the Diffusion of IS Design Science Research, in Perth Australia, 30 March-1 April 2010. This is a joint conference with IFIP 8.6. A CFP is available and papers are due 31 July. The conference registration is budgeted to be AU$700, $559, €396. There are currently sales for flights to Perth and hotels are reasonably priced.
c. Helena Karsten (FI) presented the upcoming Working Conference on Researching the Future in IS in Turku, Finland, 6–11 June 2010, right before ECIS in Helsinki, 9–11 June. Turku will be the European Cultural Capital in 2011. A CFP has been prepared and will be posted soon. The program chairs are hoping for non-traditional genres of submissions, in addition to papers on the theme and on traditional IFIP WG 8.2 topics. Papers are due 1 Sept 2010.

3. New business
a. Nancy noted that organizers are needed for the Oasis Workshops at the two upcoming ICIS conferences: St. Louis, 12–15 December 2010 and Shanghai, December 2011.
b. Nancy noted that new conferences can be proposed for years after 2010. Interested partners

4. Ken Kendall (US) announced that he is accepting nominations for the two awards, the Silver Core (usually for officers of the group) and Outstanding Service (usually awarded every other year, often to people who have worked on multiple conferences and remain involved with group). Nominations should include about a paragraph about the person. Nominations are sent to IFIP for approval.

5. The new website was briefly described.

6. Nancy called for the election of new members. There were no new members present.

7. Nancy called for new business. There was no new business.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:30pm

Submitted by Kevin Crowston, Secretary