Østfold University College warmly welcomes you and your research to the 40th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS40) in Halden, Norway, August 6th-9th, 2017.

The 8th Scandinavian Conference onInformation Systems (SCIS8) will be held in parallell, sharing program, venue, social events and keynotes with IRIS40. Attendees register for participation in both IRIS40 and SCIS8.

Registration will open soon.
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Submission deadline May 1st
Reviewer assignment May 12th
Review deadline June 5th
Author notification June 12th
Final submission/Early bird June 19th


Submission deadline
March 6th
April 5th
Author notification April 28th
Camera ready May 19th
Early Bird June 19th

*some deadlines might be subject to adjustment.


Challenging Smart

The main theme for this year’s event is “Challenging Smart”. We are living in a world in which society is rapidly being digitized with the use of technology in most aspects of our daily lives. Often, the term “smart” is used to describe these initiatives, be it in energy, governance, health, industry or education.

Following the Scandinavian tradition of participatory design and democratic processes, it is timely that our community contributes with important questions to be asked to municipalities, governments, businesses and researchers working on and deploying the technology.

What does “smart”mean in this context? For whom is the technology smart? In what way is it smart? What should we expect from the organizations and businesses involved in this development, and what does it mean to be a resident in a smart society?

The “Challenging smart” slogan will headline both IRIS40 and SCIS8, and influence keynotes and hopefully also elicit insightful contributions from the athors submitting to either IRIS40 or SCIS8.


Prepare your papers to the IRIS40/SCIS8 “Challenging Smart” conference. Read the submission and formatting guides here.

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