Sociotechnical Enterprise Information Systems Design and Integration

Sociotechnical Enterprise Information Systems Design and Integration

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), João Varajão (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal) and Antonio Trigo (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal)
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Release Date: March, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 285
ISBN13: 9781466636644|ISBN10: 1466636645|EISBN13: 9781466636651|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3664-4


As technology continues to grow as an essential component of small and large enterprises, an ever increasing demand is placed on cutting-edge designs for information systems.

Sociotechnical Enterprise Information Systems Design and Integration covers multiple systems and developments in design for businesses and enterprises of all sizes. This publication not only highlights the advancing technology and research in this area, but it also proposes strategic approaches to manage risks and detect errors. Researchers, practitioners, and professionals wishing to expand their knowledge on the most up to date information systems and its designs will benefit from this comprehensive compilation of research.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Information Systems
  • Digital Divide
  • ERP systems
  • Global Business
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Software and Systems Design

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars in various computer and information sciences and in areas of business discuss issues, challenges, opportunities and developments in enterprise information systems from social, managerial, and organizational perspectives. The topics include the ecological industrialism bet, building an ontological model for software requirements engineering analyzing enterprise system post-implementation use of manufacturing processes in small and medium Greek companies, a new methodology for business process improvement, methods for assessing the quality of enterprise voice-over-internet-protocol communications, social networks' location-based services, and an approach to constructing software solutions based on information systems architecture principles.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related to Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates in international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Boards and as an Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.
João Eduardo Varajão is professor of information systems management, project management and software engineering at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. He graduated in 1995, received his master degree in Computer Science in 1997 and, in 2003, received his PhD in Technologies and Information Systems, from University of Minho (Portugal). In 2012 got his Habilitation from Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (Portugal). He supervises several Msc and PhD thesis in the information systems field. His current research includes information systems management, project management and enterprise information systems. He has over 200 publications, including books, book chapters, refereed publications, and communications at international conferences. He serves as associate editor and member of editorial board for international journals and has served in several committees of international conferences. He is co-founder of CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems and HCist - Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies. He is also a member of AIS, IEICE and APSI.
António Trigo, is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Institute of Accounting and Administration of Coimbra, which is part of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal, where he teaches business intelligence, management information systems, software engineering and computer programming, supervising several MSc students. He received his PhD in informatics from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. His research interests include information systems management and enterprise information systems. He worked as software engineer, project manager and software engineering consultant in several companies including Portugal Telecom, Cabo Verde Telecom, Meditel, Telesp Celular and Portuguese National Institute of Statistics. He has publications in international journals, book chapters and international conferences. He serves as editorial board member for international journals and has served in several organization and scientific committees of international conferences.