Keng Siau

Keng Siau is the Chair of the Department of Business and Information Technology at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining the Missouri University of Science and Technology in June 2012, he was the Edwin J. Faulkner Chair Professor and Full Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Professor Siau is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Database Management, North America Regional Editor for the Requirements Engineering journal, and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Advances in Database Research series. He is the Vice President of Education for the Association for Information Systems and serves on the Board of Partnership for Advancing Computing Education (PACE). He received his PhD in Business Administration (major: Management Information Systems; minor: Psychology) from the University of British Columbia in 1996. His MSc and BSc (honors) degrees are in Computer and Information Sciences from the National University of Singapore.

Professor Siau has more than 250 academic publications. According to the ISI Web of Science and Google Scholar, he has more than 1600 and 4000 citation counts respectively. His h-index, according to Harzing’s Publish or Perish, is 33. In 2011, he was ranked as one of the top researchers in his field based on h-index and productivity rate. In 2006, he was ranked as one of the top ten e-commerce researchers in the world (Arithmetic Rank of 7, Geometric Rank of 3). In the same year, the citation count for his paper “Building Customer Trust in Mobile Commerce” is ranked in the top 1% within the field as reported by Essential Science Indicators.

Professor Siau has received numerous teaching, research, and service awards. He received the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Distinguished Teaching Award and the College of Business Administration Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001. He received the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Research Award in 2005. He is a recipient of the prestigious International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award in 2006, the IBM Faculty Awards in 2006 and 2008, and the IBM Faculty Innovation Award in 2010.

Publications

Cognitive Neuroscience in Information Systems Research
Yeli Zhao, Keng Siau. © 2016. 16 pages.
This paper reviews cognitive neuroscience and several neurophysiological tools (e.g., fMRI, PET, EEG, MEG, and eye tracking). The strengths and weaknesses of such...
Technology-Mediated Synchronous Virtual Education: An Empirical Study
Xiaofeng Chen, Keng Siau. © 2016. 25 pages.
Many higher education institutions have used Internet technology to develop virtual education for a new generation of college students. In this research, the...
Open Source Software Development Process Model: A Grounded Theory Approach
Keng Siau, Yuhong Tian. © 2015. 17 pages.
The global open source movement has provided software users with more choices, lower software acquisition cost, more flexible software customization, and possibly...
Innovations in Database Design, Web Applications, and Information Systems Management
Keng Siau. © 2013. 504 pages.
New techniques and tools for database and database technologies are continuously being introduced. These technologies are the heart of many business information...
A Meta-Analysis Comparing Relational and Semantic Models
Keng Siau, Fiona F.H. Nah, Qing Cao. © 2013. 16 pages.
Data modeling is the sine quo non of systems development and one of the most widely researched topics in the database literature. In the past three decades...
Design Science Research: The Road Traveled and the Road That Lies Ahead
Matti Rossi, Ola Henfridsson, Kalle Lyytinen, Keng Siau. © 2013. 8 pages.
In this introductory piece to the special issue on design science research (DSR) in information systems, the authors probe the past research in DSR, introduce the...
Open Source Software Development Process Model: A Grounded Theory Approach
Keng Siau, Yuhong Tian. © 2013. 18 pages.
The global open source movement has provided software users with more choices, lower software acquisition cost, more flexible software customization, and possibly...
Cross-Disciplinary Models and Applications of Database Management: Advancing Approaches
Keng Siau. © 2012. 479 pages.
Within a given enterprise, database management involves the monitoring, administration, and maintenance of the databases, which constantly change with new...
Toward a Unified Model of Information Systems Development Success
Keng Siau, Yoanna Long, Min Ling. © 2012. 23 pages.
Information systems development (ISD) is a complex process involving interconnected resources, stake holders, and outcomes. Understanding factors contributing to...
Co-creation and Collaboration in a Virtual World: A 3D Visualization Design Project in Second Life
Keng Siau, Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Brian E. Mennecke, Shu Z. Schiller. © 2012. 13 pages.
One of the most successful and useful implementations of 3D virtual worlds is in the area of education and training. This paper discusses the use of virtual worlds...
Empirical Comparison of 3-D Virtual World and Face-to-Face Classroom for Higher Education
Xiaofeng Chen, Keng Siau, Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah. © 2012. 20 pages.
Many higher education institutions have set up virtual classrooms in the 3-D virtual world. In this research, the authors assess the relative effectiveness of a...
Theoretical and Practical Advances in Information Systems Development: Emerging Trends and Approaches
Keng Siau. © 2011. 418 pages.
Information system design and development is of interest and importance to researchers and practitioners, as advances in this discipline impact a number of other...
A Meta-Analysis Comparing Relational and Semantic Models
Keng Siau, Fiona F.H. Nah, Qing Cao. © 2011. 16 pages.
Data modeling is the sine quo non of systems development and one of the most widely researched topics in the database literature. In the past three decades...
Principle Advancements in Database Management Technologies: New Applications and Frameworks
Keng Siau, John Erickson. © 2010. 462 pages.
Significant progression and usage of Internet innovations has caused a need for streamlining past, present, and future database technologies. Principle...
Web Services, Service-Oriented Computing, and Service-Oriented Architecture: Separating Hype from Reality
John Erickson, Keng Siau. © 2010. 13 pages.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services, and service-oriented computing (SOC) have become the buzz words of the day for many in the business world. It...
Toward a Unified Model of Information Systems Development Success
Keng Siau, Yoanna Long, Min Ling. © 2010. 22 pages.
Information systems development (ISD) is a complex process involving interconnected resources, stake holders, and outcomes. Understanding factors contributing to...
Web Services, Service-Oriented Computing, and Service-Oriented Architecture: Separating Hype from Reality
John Erickson, Keng Siau. © 2010. 13 pages.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services, and service-oriented computing (SOC) have become the buzz words of the day for many in the business world. It...
A 360-Degree Perspective of Education in 3-D Virtual Worlds
Brenda Eschenbrenner, Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Keng Siau. © 2010. 19 pages.
Three-dimensional virtual world environments are providing new opportunities to develop engaging, immersive experiences in education. These virtual worlds are...
Web Services, Service-Oriented Computing, and Service-Oriented Architecture: Separating Hype from Reality
John Erickson, Keng Siau. © 2010. 13 pages.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services, and service-oriented computing (SOC) have become the buzz words of the day for many in the business world. It...
Co-creation and Collaboration in a Virtual World: A 3D Visualization Design Project in Second Life
Keng Siau, Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Brian E. Mennecke, Shu Z. Schiller. © 2010. 13 pages.
One of the most successful and useful implementations of 3D virtual worlds is in the area of education and training. This paper discusses the use of virtual worlds...
Advanced Principles for Improving Database Design, Systems Modeling, and Software Development
Keng Siau, John Erickson. © 2009. 450 pages.
Recent years have witnessed giant leaps in the strength of database technologies, creating a new level of capability to develop advanced applications that add...
Social Networks Structures in Open Source Software Development Teams
Yuan Long, Keng Siau. © 2009. 14 pages.
Drawing on social network theories and previous studies, this research examines the dynamics of social network structures in Open Source Software (OSS) teams....
3-D Virtual Worlds in Education: Applications, Benefits, Issues, and Opportunities
Brenda Eschenbrenner, Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Keng Siau. © 2009. 21 pages.
Three-dimensional virtual world environments are providing new opportunities to develop engaging, interactive experiences in education. These virtual worlds are...
Social Network Structures in Open Source Software Development Teams
Yuan Long, Keng Siau. © 2009. 14 pages.
Drawing on social network theories and previous studies, this research examines the dynamics of social network structures in open source software (OSS) teams....
Service Oriented Architecture: A Research Review from the Software and Applications Perspective
John Erickson, Keng Siau. © 2009. 14 pages.
This chapter presents the basic ideas underlying Service Oriented Architecture as well as a brief overview of current research into the phenomena also known as...
Social Network Structures in Open Source Software Development Teams
Yuan Long, Keng Siau. © 2009. 14 pages.
Drawing on social network theories and previous studies, this research examines the dynamics of social network structures in open source software (OSS) teams....
Web Services, Service-Oriented Computing, and Service-Oriented Architecture: Separating Hype from Reality
John Erickson, Keng Siau. © 2008. 13 pages.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services, and service-oriented computing (SOC) have become the buzz words of the day for many in the business world. It...
3-D Virtual Worlds in Education: Applications, Benefits, Issues, and Opportunities
Brenda Eschenbrenner, Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Keng Siau. © 2008. 20 pages.
Three-dimensional virtual world environments are providing new opportunities to develop engaging, interactive experiences in education. These virtual worlds are...
Contemporary Issues in Database Design and Information Systems Development
Keng Siau. © 2007. 342 pages.
Database management, design and information systems development are becoming an integral part of many business applications. Contemporary Issues in Database Design...
Research Issues in Systems Analysis and Design, Databases and Software Development
Keng Siau. © 2007. 286 pages.
New Concepts such as agile modeling, extreme programming, knowledge management, and organizational memory are stimulating new research ideas amoung researchers...
Social Network Structures in Open Source Software Development Teams
Yuan Long, Keng Siau. © 2007. 16 pages.
Drawing on social network theories and previous studies, this research examines the dynamics of social network structures in open source software (OSS) teams....
Information Mediation Using Metamodels: An Approach Using XML and Common Warehouse Metamodel
Luyin Zhao, Keng Siau. © 2007. 14 pages.
Information mediation is an approach used to resolve heterogeneity of online information sources. This article discusses the concept of information mediation and...
Is There a Difference Between the Theoretical and Practical Complexity of UML?
Keng Siau, John Erickson, Lih Yunn Lee. © 2007. 22 pages.
An on-going and major problem faced by information systems developers and business users alike is reaching a clear and consensual understanding of the system by...
Understanding Agile Software, Extreme Programming, and Agile Modeling
John Erickson, Kalle Lyytinen, Keng Siau. © 2007. 21 pages.
Failure rates for systems development projects are estimated to approach 50% (Hirsch, 2002). In such an environment, a growing number of developers propose the use...
Understanding E-Government Development: A Global Perspective
Keng Siau, Yuan Long. © 2007. 18 pages.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have been used to enhance services and improve the efficiency of government operations. To further improve the...
Advanced Topics in Database Research, Volume 5
Keng Siau. © 2006. 474 pages.
Advanced Topics in Database Research is a series of books on the fields of database, software engineering, and systems analysis and design. They feature the latest...
Using Social Development Lenses to Understand E-Government Development
Keng Siau, Yuan Long. © 2006. 16 pages.
As governments at different levels and all around the world are increasingly using the Web to enhance and improve their services, understanding e-government...
Advanced Topics in Database Research, Volume 4
Keng Siau. © 2005. 392 pages.
Advanced Topics in Database Research is a series of books in the fields of database, software engineering, and systems analysis and design. They feature the latest...
Electronic Government Strategies and Implementation
Wayne Huang, Keng Siau, Kwok Kee Wei. © 2005. 464 pages.
Digital government is a new frontier of the development of electronic commerce. Electronic Government Strategies and Implementation is a timely piece to address...
Information Modeling Methods and Methodologies: Advanced Topics in Database Research
John Krogstie, Terry Halpin, Keng Siau. © 2005. 374 pages.
The purpose of this book is to disseminate the research results and best practice from researchers and practitioners interested in and working on modeling methods...
Theoretical vs. Practical Complexity: The Case of UML
Keng Siau, John Erickson, LihYunn Lee. © 2005. 18 pages.
Unified Modeling Language (UML) is the standard visual modeling language for Object Oriented (OO) systems development, but it has been criticized for its...
Agile Modeling, Agile Software Development, and Extreme Programming: The State of Research
John Erickson, Kalle Lyytinen, Keng Siau. © 2005. 13 pages.
While there are many claims for the successful use of extreme programming (XP) and agile modeling (AM), and the proponents can often be vocal in the extreme...
Criteria for Comparing Information Modeling Methods: Informational and Computational Equivalence
Keng Siau. © 2005. 17 pages.
Information modeling methods are key to the success of IS development projects. The problem in the software engineering field is not the lack of modeling methods...
Managing Value-Creation in the Digital Economy
John C. McIntosh, Keng L. Siau. © 2005. 4 pages.
Value-creation and maintenance of a sustained revenue stream in the digital economy continue to elude most businesses. With the exception of advanced firms such as...
Advanced Topics in Database Research, Volume 3
Keng Siau. © 2004. 370 pages.
This book presents the latest research ideas and topics on how to enhance current database systems, improve information storage, refine existing database models...
Informational and Computational Equivalence in Comparing Information Modeling Methods
Keng Siau. © 2004. 14 pages.
Information modeling methods are key to the success of IS development projects. The problem in the software engineering field is not the lack of modeling methods...
Advanced Topics in Database Research, Volume 2
Keng Siau. © 2003. 359 pages.
Advanced Topics in Database Research strives to provide comprehensive coverage of the managerial and organizational issues of database technology. Volume two...
Advances in Mobile Commerce Technologies
Ee-Peng Lim, Keng Siau. © 2003. 337 pages.
As the number of mobile device users increases rapidly and exceeds that of PC users by a large margin, conducting business and services over these mobile devices...
Meta-Model Based Information Mediation
Luyin Zhao, Keng Siau. © 2003. 12 pages.
Information mediation is one of the major approaches to solve interoperability problems related to heterogeneous information integration. This paper first...
Mobile Commerce: Current States and Future Trends
Keng Siau, Ee-Peng Lim, Zixing Shen. © 2003. 17 pages.
Advances in wireless technology increase the number of mobile device users and give pace to the rapid development of e-commerce using these devices. The new type...
Advances in Database Research
Keng Siau, John Erickson. 2003.
The Advances in Database Research (ADR) Book Series publishes original research publications on all aspects of database management, systems analysis and design...
Advanced Topics in Database Research, Volume 1
Keng Siau. © 2002. 409 pages.
Advanced Topics in Database Research features the latest, cutting-edge research findings dealing with all aspects of database management, systems analysis and...
The Psychology of Information Modeling
Keng Siau. © 2002. 14 pages.
Information modeling is the cornerstone of information systems analysis and design. Information models, the products of information modeling, not only provide the...
How Complex is the Unified Modeling Language?
Keng Siau, Qing Cao. © 2002. 13 pages.
Unified Modeling Language (UML) has emerged as the software industry’s dominant modeling language. It is the de facto modeling language standard for specifying...
The Next Wave in ERP Implementation
Keng Siau, Yuhong Tian. © 2002. 7 pages.
Although the benefits of ERP are obvious, the risks and costs associated with it are very high. Some problems in implementing ERP system are documented, but the...
Managing E-business: Security Issues and Solutions
Keng Siau, Shane Meakim. © 2002. 16 pages.
What would you do if I told you that I could read your mind? Given that I am not a psychic, but a Web site administrator, you would probably not believe me. There...
Information Modeling and Method Engineering: A Psychological Perspective
Keng Siau. © 2002. 16 pages.
Information modeling is the cornerstone of information systems analysis and design. Information models, the products of information modeling, not only provide the...
Information Modeling in the New Millennium
Matti Rossi, Keng Siau. © 2001. 528 pages.
This book is intended for researchers and practitioners who seek to understand the latest trends and development in information modeling. The authors review the...
Unified Modeling Language: Systems Analysis, Design and Development Issues
Keng Siau, Terry Halpin. © 2001. 288 pages.
The unified modeling language (UML) has been adopted by the Object Management Group for use in developing object-oriented software systems, and has gained wide...
Unified Modeling Language: A Complexity Analysis
Keng Siau, Qing Cao. © 2001. 9 pages.
Unified Modeling Language (UML) has emerged as the software industry’s dominant modeling language. It is the de facto modeling language standard for specifying...
Mobile Commerce: Promises, Challenges and Research Agenda
Keng Siau, Ee-Peng Lim, Zixing Shen. © 2001. 10 pages.
Advances in wireless technology increase the number of mobile device users and give pace to the rapid development of e-commerce using these devices. The new type...
Information Modeling in the Internet Age - Challenges, Issues and Research Directions
Keng Siau, Matti Rossi. © 2001. 8 pages.
Despite the rapid advancement of technology in the last few decades, accurate, on-time and on-budget completion of information systems development projects is...
Internet and E-Business Security
Keng Siau, Kent Whitacre. © 2001. 10 pages.
The Internet is one of the miracles happening in this century. Starting from a project known to a few hundred people, the Internet is now a global network and the...
Managing Value-Creation in the Digital Economy: Information Types and E-Business Models
John C. McIntosh, Keng Siau. © 2001. 9 pages.
This research seeks to advance understanding of information as a source of value creation in the digital economy. It therefore focuses on the nature of information...
Rational Unified Process and Unified Modeling Language - A GOMS Analysis
Keng Siau. © 2001. 10 pages.
GOMS is a model that analyzes knowledge of how to do a task in terms of Goals, Operators, Methods and Selection rules. GOMS is one of the most popular theoretical...
Information Modeling and Method Engineering: A Psychological Perspective
Keng Siau. © 1999. 7 pages.
Information modeling is the cornerstone of information systems analysis and design. Information models, the products of information modeling, not only provide the...
Journal of Database Management (JDM)
Keng Siau. Est. 1990.
The Journal of Database Management (JDM) publishes original research on all aspects of database management, systems analysis and design, and software engineering....