The CONTECSI International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Management - ISSN 1041-2448, is one of the first events on these areas, focused on Information Systems, Information Technology and Information Science under the multidisciplinary view of management.
CONTECSI is the official event of the Brazilian Chapter of AIS - Association for Information Systems (BRAIS).
There are numerous events of Technology involving the use of technological tools or marketing IT products. However, is not common to have events that bring tougher business managers and scholars in the areas of Systems and Information Technology. CONTECSI aims to change that by bringing together academics and professionals, involved in management, to have a state of the art discussion. Currently this field is scattered in specific areas, lacking a holistic and integrated view of the subject.
CONTECSI promotes the discussion on the effects of IT and Information Systems in Organizations and Society. The discussions aim to form a community that is in constant search for answers to the never-ending challenges created by the pervasiveness of IS and IT. Due to the large network developed over the years with researchers and professors, CONTECSI also attracs international participants, integrating academics and professionals in an international vision.
The papers presented are included in a CD -ROM and distributed to all participants. Participants come manly from Universities that have agreements with FEA/USP, these universities are located in countries such as: England, France, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Venezuela and others.
The CONTECSI has as main objective of promoting the relationship between the various players involved in the Information Technology, Information Systems and Information Science. In other words, CONTECSI links together the communities that: create IS/IT, use it, regulate it, manage and research it. One of the most interesting sides of CONTECSI is that it brings together professionals and academics with the intention of discussing the effects of IT and Information Systems in Organizations and Society, contributing for a national and international community aware of its social responsibilities. The multidisciplinary character of the Congress presents a natural challenge in its organization. Knowing that, we consider that it is important to take a wide approach due to the continuous emergence of new technologies, information systems and innovative applications. The result of bringing together these variety of disciplines is combination of multiple possible solutions for problems in organizations and society. We consider that the experiences and practices of professionals are really a key issue in the discussion process. That is why we added the word Management in the name of the Conference.
CONTECSI is a multidisciplinary event and has as main objective to promote the integration between the various communities involved in the InformationTechnology, Information Systems and Information Science the society. By doing that we bring together academics and practitioners under the unifying vision of Management. Discussing the effects of IT and Information Systems in Organizations and Society fosters an international community aware of its social responsibilities.
The presentation of renowned speakers and local and international researchers allows integration between the academic and professional community, fostering research, information sharing, new knowledge and networking. Over the past editions of CONTECSI the conference has establish itself nationally and internationally, this has been demonstrated by the quality and quantity of participants of past Congresses. Most of participants are professors, academics, researchers and companies of the industry. CONTECSI is supported by Brazilian Government Institutions such as: CAPES, FAPESP, CNPq and FEA USP. The lectures and parallel sessions where effective in fostering an exchange of all areas of research and general interest, both for researchers and professionals from Brazil and worldwide. During our last edition we achieved a higher level of discussions due to an increase in the number of research entries received and registered participants. We also received a positive feedback during and after the event. We consider that the community formed since 2004 should continue its work looking for solutions to the public and private sector and for the society in general.
PARALLEL SESSIONS AND ROUND TABLES
The CONTECSI is focused in topics related to IT Management, IS and its ramifications. Specific areas such as: Auditing Systems, Economic and Financial Information Systems, ERP, Software Engineering, Technology Education and Information Systems, Electronic Government, Continuous Auditing, XBRL, etc.
• Increase collaboration in the subjects of IS and IT of scholars and business managers with a global perspective, keeping a multidisciplinary focus.
• Contribute in making public new research and academic content.
• Keep a permanent forum for discussion of relevant topics of IS and IT.
• Foster deeper collaboration between academics from the community.
• Encourage the formation of specialized discussion groups.
• Encourage the research in relevant subjects.
• Suport high quality research standars by rewarding the innovative research and academic work.
• Promote and support the updating, recycling, development and specialization of academic reserch.
The progress towards achieving the objectives will be measured in terms of the number of publications, partnerships and collaboration between researchers.