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STPIS 2015: Socio-Technical Perspective in IS Development. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS Development (STPIS'15) co-located with the 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2015)

(2015) In CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1374.
Abstract
* This workshop’s long term goal is to foster a community of Information Systems researchers and practitioners who are interested in the socio-technical perspective and see it as an important approach to improve the quality and reduce the costs of the

information systems that have become an essential part of our lives in this 21st century. All communities need meeting places where they can discuss and debate existential issues. These workshop proceedings are the first attempt to set a broad platform for discussion and debate on the benefits and problems of viewing information systems

as socio-technical artefacts.

* In the first presentation session of the workshop, we look at education, tools and terminology.... (More)
* This workshop’s long term goal is to foster a community of Information Systems researchers and practitioners who are interested in the socio-technical perspective and see it as an important approach to improve the quality and reduce the costs of the

information systems that have become an essential part of our lives in this 21st century. All communities need meeting places where they can discuss and debate existential issues. These workshop proceedings are the first attempt to set a broad platform for discussion and debate on the benefits and problems of viewing information systems

as socio-technical artefacts.

* In the first presentation session of the workshop, we look at education, tools and terminology. There are a number of questions asked and answered. Can we mix ethnographic educations with engineering education? What should be included in a good

socio-technical analyst’s tools box? Are the terms that both practitioners and theoreticians use when discussing a socio-technical perspective correct or incorrect or are they just out of date for modern organizations and businesses?

* In the second session, we have two papers that consider the socio-technical perspective as a collaborations and coordination constituent of a system. That is to say the socio-technical perspective is seen as an independent variable and the performance outcome of the work system in focus as the dependent variable. The third paper in this session views the topic from a work-system lens.

* In the third session we asks more fundamental questions as to the nature of mind and organization of work. One paper questions whether the socio-technical perspective affects the mind or the mind is affected by the socio-technical perspective.

* The last session of the workshop and the post session are called diverse issues and is designed to capture both the breadth and depth of socio-technical perspective.

* All and all, these first workshop proceedings have hopefully set a good broad base for discussion and debate on the strength and weakness of a socio-technical perspective in the information systems research and teaching domain.

* The organizers are grateful to the members of Program Committee for their excellent work of reviewing submitted papers in short time. We are also thankful to Easy-Chair for providing us with a tool to manage the workshop free of charge. Many thanks to Jeffy Mwakalinga who undertook the task of preparing and submitting the

proceedings to CEUR.

Stockholm June 1, 2015

STPIS’15 organizers

Stewart Kowalski

Peter Bednar

Ilia Bider (Less)
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Systems Development, Systems Analysis, Informatics, Information Systems, Organizational Change, Work-Systems, Contextual Inquiry, Participatory Design, Human Activity Systems, Socio-Technical Systems
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information systems that have become an essential part of our lives in this 21st century. All communities need meeting places where they can discuss and debate existential issues. These workshop proceedings are the first attempt to set a broad platform for discussion and debate on the benefits and problems of viewing information systems<br/><br>
as socio-technical artefacts.<br/><br>
* In the first presentation session of the workshop, we look at education, tools and terminology. There are a number of questions asked and answered. Can we mix ethnographic educations with engineering education? What should be included in a good<br/><br>
socio-technical analyst’s tools box? Are the terms that both practitioners and theoreticians use when discussing a socio-technical perspective correct or incorrect or are they just out of date for modern organizations and businesses?<br/><br>
* In the second session, we have two papers that consider the socio-technical perspective as a collaborations and coordination constituent of a system. That is to say the socio-technical perspective is seen as an independent variable and the performance outcome of the work system in focus as the dependent variable. The third paper in this session views the topic from a work-system lens.<br/><br>
* In the third session we asks more fundamental questions as to the nature of mind and organization of work. One paper questions whether the socio-technical perspective affects the mind or the mind is affected by the socio-technical perspective.<br/><br>
* The last session of the workshop and the post session are called diverse issues and is designed to capture both the breadth and depth of socio-technical perspective.<br/><br>
* All and all, these first workshop proceedings have hopefully set a good broad base for discussion and debate on the strength and weakness of a socio-technical perspective in the information systems research and teaching domain.<br/><br>
* The organizers are grateful to the members of Program Committee for their excellent work of reviewing submitted papers in short time. We are also thankful to Easy-Chair for providing us with a tool to manage the workshop free of charge. Many thanks to Jeffy Mwakalinga who undertook the task of preparing and submitting the<br/><br>
proceedings to CEUR.<br/><br>
Stockholm June 1, 2015<br/><br>
STPIS’15 organizers<br/><br>
Stewart Kowalski<br/><br>
Peter Bednar<br/><br>
Ilia Bider},
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