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The 11th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations, IFIP WG8.1 Working Conference (ICISO 2009), previously named International Conference on Organisational Semiotics (ICOS), is the eleventh in a series of international events devoted to the latest research in informatics and applications of Organisational Semiotics in organisations. The main theme on this occasion is:

Information Systems in the Changing Era: Theory and Practice

The ICISO 2009, supported by IFIP WG8.1, aims to provide a focal forum for active researchers, practitioners, business and industrial professionals and academics from diversified domains of information systems. They are able to share their latest research achievements and practical experiences, to exchange in-depth findings and innovative ideas, and in particular to harness the greatest challenges in the changing era and thinking seriously into the future.

The ICISO 2009 will also continue the effort of the international research community in the development of the emergent discipline in informatics and its applications. It will focus not only on theory building, but also on the practical benefits gained so far through applications of methods and techniques derived from various approaches.

Papers describing original work in all areas of information systems are invited. Accepted papers, which must be presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the conference proceedings. Moreover, the selected best papers will be considered for "fast track" review for journals.


Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Organisational Semiotic theory, concepts, methods and techniques, and their practical applications
  • Semiotically motivated approaches to information systems
  • Pragmatic web and applications
  • Adaptive architecture for information systems
  • Methodologies for information systems design and implementation
  • Information engineering and complex systems
  • Semiotic engineering and semiotics in business computing
  • Agent-based information systems for business support
  • Information managements in logistics
  • Information technology in value chain management
  • Information fusion in enterprise applications
  • E-government, e-commerce, mobile and pervasive commerce
  • Customer relationship management and data mining
  • Enterprise resource planning and supply chain management
  • Service-oriented computing
  • Semantic web and its applications
  • Innovative business models for mobile commerce
  • Integration of heterogeneous systems
  • Mobile services and ubiquitous/pervasive systems
  • Future generation enterprise information systems
  • Enterprise modelling and simulation
  • Enterprise application integration
  • User-centred approaches to information systems and information management
  • Ubiquitous information access
  • Knowledge management
  • Ontology engineering
  • Business process and workflow modelling, analysis, integration and management
  • Business process reengineering
  • Business intelligence
  • Applications, case studies, and management issues
  • Digital content management
  • Technology management for innovation
  • Emerging technology management
  • The theory and methods for future technology analysis
  • Evaluation of technology commercialisation
  • Automatic negotiation systems 

Important dates
Full paper submission: 15 November, 2008 30 November, 2008
Notification of acceptance: 7 January 2009
Camera-ready version: 30 January, 2009
Conference: 11-12 April, 2009

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that must not be published elsewhere and not currently under review for any other publication. The manuscripts in English must be submitted in conference proceedings format (Word template) as PDF files and may not exceed 8 pages. Please follow the template to prepare your papers. At least of one of the authors of accepted papers is requested to register and present their work at the conference.


The papers will be selected based on a peer review by at least two independent members of the program committee. This review process will be anonymous in order to ensure the quality and in order to avoid prejudices. At least one author per accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference.

Conference proceedings will be published as a book with an ISBN number and selected best papers will be considered for "fast track" review by prestigious journals.

Host institution
Beijing University of Technology, China

Main Sponsor


Supported by

Informatics Research Center, University of Reading, UK
Academic Committee of Management Science and Engineering Forum, China
INSTICC, Portugal

In cooperation with
China Association for Information Systems (CNAIS), China
China Information Economics Society (CIES), China