2008/05/31 CfP deadline, International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach v2 n2

CALL FOR PAPERS: July 2009 issue (Vol. 2, Issue 2) of the International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach

An Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association


First full paper submission due: May 31, 2008
First notification to authors due: July 31, 2008
Second paper submission due: September 30, 2008
Definitive paper acceptance due: November 30, 2008
Camera-ready versions due: December 10, 2008
Publishing date: July 1st, 2009


The International Journal of Information Technologies and the Systems Approach (IJITSA) is a refereed, international journal on applied and theoretical research, aimed at providing coverage of the foundations, challenges, opportunities, problems, trends, and solutions encountered by both scholars and practitioners in the field of Information Systems when applying the Systems Approach. IJITSA emphasizes the systemic worldview of managerial, organizational and engineering interaction facets provided by modern complex information systems and information technologies. The articles published in IJITSA will focus on Information Systems (IS) and their interactions with Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Complex Systems and Philosophy of Systems Science issues for a better understanding and development of the Information Systems discipline.


IJITSA will publish papers – one issue per semester – of high quality, rigor and relevance on Information Systems that use the Systems Approach as a main method of inquiry under the following categories: (i) theoretical research papers (from conceptual review and analysis, formal analysis or modeling), (ii) empirical research papers (from an engineering perspective (e.g., papers that report the design, and/or building and/or empirical (even as a pilot test) evaluation of a system)) or and behavioral papers (e.g. papers that report survey-based, case study or action research approaches, where human beings’ behavior –including both subjective and objective constructs- are the main focus of the systems studied in laboratory and field settings). Papers can have the following single or combined research purposes: scholastic, instrumental/methodological, exploratory, descriptive, predictive, explanatory, design and control, evaluative, interpretative or interventionist. The studies can use the following systemic research methodologies or approaches: conceptual, formal mathematical, systems simulation (discrete, multi-agent or hybrid), systems dynamics, soft systems, action research, critical systems, multi-methodology, and their philosophical underpinnings can be either positivist, interpretative, critical or based in critical realism. They are expected to be integrated or discussed under the perspective of the Systems Approach with the long-term aim of obtaining a unified view of Information Systems.


Please visit: http://www.igi-pub.com/journals/details.asp?ID=6720&v=guidelines


David Paradice
Florida State University, USA


Operational Editor-in-Chief:
Manuel Mora
Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, México

Senior Associate Editors (SAEs):
Frank Stowell
University of Postmourth, England
Information Systems/Technology and the Systems Approach

David Paradice
Florida State University, USA
Complex Information Systems and the Systems Approach

Doncho Petkov
Eastern Connecticut State University, USA
Software Engineering and the Systems Approach

Miroljub Kljajic
University of Maribor, Slovenia
Systems Engineering and the Systems Approach

John Mingers
University of Kent at Canterbury, England
Information Systems and Philosophy of Systems Science