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.


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.

The IRIS contributions and groups are now ready. View the groups and papers here.

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.

SCIS papers are published in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series at Springer. The SCIS papers are available for digital download for a limited time here on the IRIS/SCIS website:



Submission deadline May 5th
Reviewer assignment May 12th
Review deadline June 5th
Author notification June 12th
Final submission June 19th
Early bird June 26th


Submission deadline April 5th
Author notification June 1st
Camera ready June 15th
Early Bird June 26th