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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis & Design (SIGSAND)

SIGSAND2017

The 2017 Special Interest Group on Systems Analysis & Design (SIGSAND) Symposium is hosted by the Operations, Business Analytics & Information Systems department at the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati.  We look forward to your attendance and participation.  The symposium will take place May 19-20, 2017. The first day (May 19) will be co-located with the UC Center for Business Analytics spring event, Analytics Summit 2017 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH.  The second day will be held on the campus of the University of Cincinnati at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

Systems analysis involves examining business problems (opportunities) and identifying possible solutions, whereas systems design includes the identification, specification and implementation of an information technology solution. The combined field of Systems Analysis and Design deals with all issues related to the development of systems and as such is of central importance to the Information Systems discipline. The SIGSAND Symposium has the objective of promoting and developing high quality research on all issues related to systems analysis and design. Click here to learn about topics of interest.

In March 2002 and April 2003, researchers in the area of Systems Analysis and Design (SAND) met at Florida International University in Miami to discuss the state of research in this area. Attendees formed the consensus that SAND lies in the ‘core’ of the Information Systems (IS) discipline, and as a consequence, research examining aspects of SAND should be an integral part of IS research. A proposal for an AIS SIG on Systems Analysis and Design was developed and approved by the AIS Council in December 2003. The following is a list of symposiums that followed:

  • 2004 - The inaugural event of SIGSAND was held at Memorial University of Newfoundland, NL, Canada.
  • 2005 - The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
  • 2006 - The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada.
  • 2007 - The University of Tulsa, OK, USA.
  • 2008 - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA.
  • 2009 - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.
  • 2010 - Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, NL, Canada.
  • 2011 - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.
  • 2012 - University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • 2013 - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA.
  • 2014 - Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA.
  • 2015 - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.
  • 2016 - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA.