14th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology

Conference Venue

WPI main campus

Conference Theme

Extending the Boundaries of Design Science Theory and Practice

DESRIST 2019 submissions are closed.

Call for Papers

Theme: Extending the Boundaries of
Design Science Theory and Practice

The increasing need for smart and connected solutions that address business and society challenges and opportunities through design requires advances in both theory and practice of design science research (DSR). The goal of the design science research paradigm is to extend the boundaries of human and organizational capabilities by designing new and innovative artifacts (constructs, models, methods, processes, and systems). Scholars having different backgrounds such as information systems, computer science, operations research, cognitive science and informatics are actively engaged in generating novel solutions to interesting design problems. DESRIST serves as a major forum for the presentation of innovative ideas, approaches, developments and research projects in the area of DSR theory and applications. It aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers and industry professionals.

The 14th DESRIST conference will be held in Worcester, Massachusetts in the Greater Boston area and is expected to attract researchers and practitioners from around the world.  Papers that illustrate research results, innovative traditional and non-traditional artifacts and industry experiences that describe significant advances in design science research are invited. We encourage submissions related but not limited to the following areas:

  • Domain Specific Applications of DSR
    • DSR in Healthcare
    • DSR in Cyber Security
    • DSR in Service Science
    • DSR in HCI
    • DSR in Data Science
    • DSR in Business Analytics and Process Management
    • DSR for ICT in Developing Countries
    • DSR in Sustainable and Green Technology
  • Theoretical and Methodological Contributions to DSR
  • Emerging Ideas in DSR

The DESRIST conference proceeding is published as a Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.


Program Chairs
General Chairs
Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Hackathon Chairs

Program Committee

Associate Editors

Kaveh Abhari, San Diego State University, USA

Tamara Babaian, Bentley University, USA

Victor Benjamin, Arizona State University, USA

Richard Burkhard, San Jose State University, USA

Michael S. Dohan, Lakehead University, Canada

Dennis Fehrenbacher, Monash University

Heiko Gewald, Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences

Alicia Iriberri, California State University, Fresno

Chih-Hao Ku, Lawrence Technological University

Oliver Posegga, University of Bamberg

René Riedl, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria

Bonnie Rohde, Albright College

Jim Ryan, Auburn University at Montgomery

Romilla Syed, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

Chi Zhang, Kennesaw State University

Website Coordinator

Ke Wu, WPI

Local Arrangements

Brent French, WPI

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