The basis of our approach
Information Systems contributes to the research outputs of the University in three ways.
- Our more balanced approach to
technology and social concerns, has
led to work where the boundaries of Software Engineering and Information
Systems are blurred. Student projects
and the resulting dissertations show this clearly.
- The work of PhD students
continues to stretch our thinking into
areas at the “soft” end of Information Systems, while we interpret “systems” oriented
research very broadly.
- Funded research from EPSRC, ESRC
and the EU Framework Programme has addressed the application of a range
of approaches to the understanding of
Information Systems in our open sense.
Current research topics
- Understanding the interpretation of Rich Pictures for debate and communication Tessa Berg, PhD topic
- Knowledge gathering with visual techniques Eshrag Refaee, PhD topic
- IS Curricula Jenny Coady, PhD topic
- Natural Language Processing to Elicit Requirements, Ke Li , PhD 2011
- Zachman Framework and Ontologies for Enterprise Systems, ZhuoZhi Chen, PhD 2011
- The physical cloud – Supporting
micro-enterprises via new Web technologies Prof Rob Pooley, Application to
EPSRC Digital Economy Programme