Panel

Organizations, Technology and Semiotics

challenges and trends for the next 10 years

This year, ICISO will offer a panel to promote the discussion with the participants of the event about the current state of information systems from a semiotic perspective, focusing on trends and challenges in this context for the next 10 years.

We are pleased to announce the special guests already confirmed for this panel:

Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza

Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza

Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza is a Full Professor at the Informatics Department of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). She created and has developed the Semiotic Engineering, a semiotic theory of Human–Computer Interaction (HCI), and is the founder of the Semiotic Engineering Research Group (SERG). She has supervised more than 20 PhD students, published 3 books, and published several articles in the most important conferences and journals in the areas of Semiotics, HCI, and Computer Science. Clarisse de Souza received three International Awards for her contribution and outstanding carreer in HCI: the ACM SIGDOC Rigo Award, the ACM SIGCHI CHI Academy, and the IFIP TC13 Pioneer in Human‐Computer Interaction.

Kecheng Liu

Kecheng Liu

Kecheng Liu is a full professor and holds a chair of Informatics and E-Business in Henley Business School, University of Reading. He is fellow of British Computer Society, and as an internationally renowned scholar in organisational semiotics and business informatics, more than 50 PhD students have graduated under his supervision. His research interests and publications span from organisational semiotics, requirements studies, enterprise information systems management and engineering, business processing modelling, business-IT alignment, co-design of business and IT systems, pervasive informatics and intelligent spaces for working and living. Professor Kecheng Liu’s work has been key to disseminate and improve the Organisational Semiotics theory in different domains of knowledge.

Ronald Stamper

Ronald Stamper

Emeritus Professor from University of Twente. Ronald Stamper is a British computer scientist, known for his pioneering work in Organisational semiotics. Stamper created the first UK courses in systems analysis geared to improving user performance rather than computer sales, what became the basis of the national programme of Systems Analysis training. During his carreer, Stamper worked in different institutions in countries like England and The Netherlands. Concerned about the emphasis on information technology without a corresponding concern for the information resources it manipulates, Stamper has aimed to establish a better balance in both teaching and research, working to find a theoretical foundation for the design and use of computer based information systems. Stamper has written extensively about the nature of information resources, methodology of analysis and design, the semantics of data, and computers and law, influencing several fields and disciplines. Some of his most recognized works are the Organisational Semiotics theory, the MEASUR methodology, and the SEDITA framework.