International Symposium on Design Science in Innovation and Engineering Research (DSIER)

International Symposium of Design Science in Innovation and Engineering Research (DSIER) is organized by the doctoral program of the School of Business and Management at the Lappeenranta University of Technology in collaboration with Inforte, for the doctoral students to collaborate, exchange research results, and develop innovative ideas together with international senior scholars.

Schedule and location

Wednesday September 6th – Thurdsay September  7th  

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) (visiting address: Skinnarilankatu 34)

 

Registration 

Registration is open April 24th - August 15th.


Abstract  submission

Abstract Deadline August 8th  ( Please, send the abstract to: Ajantha.dahanayake@lut.fi )

Notification of abstract acceptance: August 10th

 


Speakers

Professor Alan Hevner, University of South Florida, USA
Professor Henk Sol, TUdelft and Groningen University, NL
Professor Bernhard Thalheim, Kiel University, Germany

Dr. Rafael Gonzales (Javeriana University, Colombia)

Organizer

Professor Ajantha Dahanayake, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Professor Janne Huiskonen, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Professor Jari Porras, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Associate Professor Uolevi Nikula, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Overview

International Symposium of Design Science in Innovation and Engineering Research (DSIER) is organized by the doctoral program of the School of Business and Management at the Lappeenranta University of Technology in collaboration with Inforte, for the doctoral students to collaborate, exchange research results, and develop innovative ideas together with international senior scholars.

 The symposium is specifically designed for doctoral students to interact and experiment with the application of Design Science philosophy and approach for defining their research artifacts and to justify their research approach according to design science principles.

 List of topics that are covered:

-        Innovative research where there is hardly any existing solution.

-        Research that focus on following the design science philosophy.

-        Design and Engineering research that define a research artifact.

-        those topics may fall under research domains such as:

    • software engineering, information systems, human computer interaction, industrial engineering, environment and sustainability, Green IT, systems engineering, business topics, data centric research, etc.
    • But not limited to only these areas.

 

Doctoral students apply for presentations at the DSIER symposium, by submitting an abstract addressing exclusively their ongoing doctoral research and related issues. 

Abstract  submission deadline: 15th August  ( Please, send the abstract to: Ajantha.dahanayake@lut.fi)

The abstract may be based on a position paper, full paper, or research proposal consisting of:

  • Research background
  • Research problem / research questions
  • Methodological approach
  • Description of artifact or design theory
  • Expected contribution
  • Next Steps
  • Challenges and specific issues that the author would like to discuss at the symposium.

 

The structure of the symposium

-        The participants will present their paper during the symposium and receive comments from the panel on the first day

-        The participants will be asked to submit their final manuscript version as a camera-ready copy 2 weeks after the symposium. Manuscript preparation guidelines will be provided for participants

 

List of Panel members:

Prof. Alan Hevner, (USF, USA)
Prof. Henk Sol (Delft University of Technology and Groningen University, NL),
Prof. Bernhard Thalheim (Christian Albrechts University Zu Kiel, Germany)
Prof. Tuure Tuuanen (University of Jyväskylä, Fi)
Prof. Kari Smolander (Aalto University & LUT, FI)
Prof. Jari Porras (Lappeenranta University of Technology, FI)
Prof. Janne Huiskonen (Lappeenranta University of Technology, FI)
Prof. Ahmed Seffah (Lappeenranta University of Technology, FI)
Prof. Ajantha Dahanayake (Lappeenranta University of Technology, FI)
Prof. Helinä Melkas (Lappeenranta University of Technology, FI)


The number of doctoral student participation is limited to 30.

The symposium is open to Finnish doctoral students and their supervisors and also to all ICT professionals in universities, research organizations and personnel working for ICT companies.

Proceedings will be sent as pdf via email to the participants.

 

Detailed Program 

Day 1:

9.00 –  9.30   –  opening

9.30 –  11.00 –  key note address from a design science (Prof Alan Hevner)

11.20 – 11.30 – coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 – Presentations of doctoral students

12.30 – 13.15 – lunch

13.15 – 15.30 – Presentations of doctoral students

15.30 – 15.40 – coffee break

15.40 – 17.30 – Presentations of doctoral students

18.30 – 21.00 – Boat tour in the Saimaa Lake with Dinner

 

Day 2:

9.00 – 10.00 – key note (PhD research and design science – Prof Henk Sol)

10.00 – 10.30 – Coffee break

10.30 – 12.30 – tutorial on conceptual modeling (Prof. Bernhard Thalheim)

12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 – Design Science in Practice (Dr. Rafael Gonzales)

15.00 – 15.30 – coffee break

15.30 – 17.30 – doctoral students/paper presentations

17.30  – 18.00 – closing of event + final instructions for submitting camera ready copy.

18.30 – 21.30 - informal social event – LUT sauna and barbecue and drinks (Finnish Style)

Credit points

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain 2 credit points. This requires participating on all 2 days and returning the camera ready final version of the article.

Registration fee

This seminar is free-of-charge for Inforte.fi member organization's staff and their PhD students. For others the participation fee is 400 €. The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials. Lunch and dinner are included.