ISD History

The International Conference on Information Systems Development is an academic conference hosted annually in a different location worldwide, where scientists and practitioners are welcomed to participate and share their knowledge and expertise in the field of information systems development. During its history, the conference has focused on different aspects, ranging from methodological, infrastructural or educational challenges in the ISD field, to bridging the gaps between industry, academia and society. However, the mission of the conference has remained the same throughout its time: to research, share, and discuss developments and trends in Information Systems and Information Systems Development.

Demanding high quality standards, the organizers and reviewers put the quality of submitted papers over quantity, which has kept the conference size at an intimate level with an average of 100 papers, and where each researcher receives a significant audience.

As an Affiliated Conference of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the ISD conference has strong connections within the international information systems community.

ISD evolved from the first Polish-Scandinavian Seminar on Current Trends in Information Systems Development Methodologies, held in Gdansk, Poland in 1988. Since 1997 it has been held as an annual international conference and is now a highly regarded specialist IS conference. The list below offers essential information on the various conference editions.

Hosting Future Conferences

The International Steering Committee welcomes proposals for hosting future ISD conferences. For further information, please contact the International Steering Committee.

These are the various editions that make up the history of the ISD conference.

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(Upcoming) ISD2024 – Gdańsk, Poland

Harnessing Opportunities: Reshaping ISD in the post-COVID-19 and Generative AI Era

University of Gdańsk, Sopot Campus, Poland, August 26–28, 2024

ISD2023 – Lisbon, Portugal

Information systems development, organizational aspects and societal trends

Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, August 30–September 1, 2023

ISD2022 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania

A.I. for IS development and operations

Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, August 31–September 2, 2022

ISD2021 – Valencia, Spain

Crossing boundaries between Development and Operations in Information Systems (DevOps)

Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, September 8–10, 2021

ISD2019 – Toulon, France

Information Systems Beyond 2020

Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN Yncréa Méditerranée), Toulon, France, August 28–30, 2019

ISD2018 – Lund, Sweden

Designing Digitalization

Lund University, Sweden, August 22–24, 2018

ISD2017 – Larnaca, Cyprus

Advances in Methods, Tools and Management

UCLan Cyprus, School of Sciences, Larnaca, Cyprus, September 6–8, 2017

ISD2016 – Katowice, Poland

Complexity in Information Systems Development

University of Economics in Katowice, Poland, August 24–26, 2016

ISD2015 – Harbin, China

Transforming Healthcare through Information Systems

Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, August 25–27, 2015

ISD2014 – Varazdin, Croatia

Transforming Organisations and Society through Information Systems

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, Varazdin, Croatia, September 2–4, 2014

ISD2013 – Seville, Spain

Improving Enterprise Communication

University of Seville, Spain, September 2–4, 2013

ISD2012 – Prato, Italy

Building Sustainable Information Systems

Monash University, Prato, Italy, August 29–30, 2012

ISD2011 – Edinburgh, Scotland

Reflections, Challenges and New Directions

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 24–26, 2010

ISD2010 – Prague, Czech Republic

Business Systems and Services: Modelling and Development

Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, August 25–27, 2010

ISD2009 – Nanchang, China

Challenge of Practice and Theory in Web-based Information Services

Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics, Nanchang, China, September 16–19, 2009

ISD2008 – Paphos, Cyprus

Towards a Service-Provision Society

Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, August 25–27, 2008

ISD2007 – Galway, Ireland

Challenges in Practice, Theory and Education

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, August 29–31, 2007

ISD2006 – Budapest, Hungary

New Methods and Practices for the Networked Society

Budapest, Hungary, August 31–September 2, 2006

ISD2005 – Karlstad, Sweden

Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry

Karlstad University, Sweden, August 14–17, 2005

ISD2004 – Vilnius, Lithuania

Advances in Theory, Practice and Education

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania, September 9–11, 2004

ISD2003 – Melbourne, Australia

Constructing the Infrastructure for the Knowledge Economy: Methods and Tools, Theory and Practice

Monash University and Swinburn University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, August 29–31, 2003

ISD2002 – Riga, Latvia

Advances in Methodologies, Components, and Management

Riga Technical University, Latvia, September 12–14, 2002

ISD2001 – London, UK

New Perspectives on Information Systems Development

Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom, September 5–7, 2001

ISD2000 – Kristiansand, Norway

Contemporary Trends in Systems Development

Agder University College, Kristiansand, Norway, August 14–16, 2000

ISD1999 – Boise, Idaho, USA

Systems Development Methods for Databases, Enterprise Modelling, and Workflow Management

Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA, August 11–13, 1999

ISD1998 – Bled, Slovenia

Evolution and Challenges in System Development

University of Maribor, Bled, Slovenia, September 21–23, 1998

ISD1997 – Noise, Idaho, USA

Systems Development Methods for the Next Century

Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA, August 11–14, 1997

ISD1996 – Gdansk, Poland

University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, September 24–26, 1996

ISD1994 – Bled, Slovenia

University of Maribor, Bled, Slovenia, September 20–22, 1994

ISD1992 – Sopot, Poland

University of Gdansk, Sopot, Poland, September, 1992

ISD1990 – Bled, Slovenia

University of Maribor, Bled, Slovenia, 1990

1988 – Gdansk, Poland

Polish-Scandinavian Seminar on Current Trends in ISD

University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland, 1988