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

Conference Venue

WPI main campus

Conference Theme

Design Science Theory and Practice for a Digitally Connected and Globalized World


The increasing need for smart and connected solutions that address business and society challenges and opportunities through information systems 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 latest issues and advancement in computing and its applications will be covered during the conference. 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.

We encourage submissions related but not limited to the following areas:

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

The DESRIST conference proceeding is published as a Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Authors are solicited to contribute to the Conference by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, innovation works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in design science research pertaining to Information Systems.


Program Chairs
General Chairs
Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Hackathon Chairs

Program Committee

Associate Editors

Chih-Hao (Justin) Ku, Lawrence Technological University

Bonnie Rohde, Albright College

Romilla Syed, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Lila Rao-Graham, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Chi Zhang, College of Computing and Software Engineering, Kennesaw State University

Tamara Babaian, Bentley University

Jim Ryan, Auburn University at Montgomery

Fiona Nah, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Richard Burkhard, San Jose State University

Dennis Fehrenbacher, Monash University

Kaveh Abhari, San Diego State University

Review Coordinators

Will be announced here.

Website Coordinator

Ke Wu, WPI

Local Arrangements

Brent French, WPI


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