5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE OUTSOURCING OF INFORMATION SERVICES - ICOIS’2019
OUTSOURCING IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
The objective of this forthcoming conference is to bring researchers in the field of IS outsourcing together again, to exchange ideas and discuss current and past research projects. This year's focus will be on outsourcing in the era of digital transformation. The conference is planned to be held at the Mannheim Palace (see picture above), Mannheim, Germany, June 17-18, 2019.
Similar to ICOIS'2001, '2007 and '2013 it is again our intention to personally invite key academic researchers who have published their IS outsourcing research in the main academic outlets to participate at ICOIS'2019.
In order to provide a high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants, the meeting will be conducted in a workshop-like setting.
We look forward to seeing you in Mannheim next summer!
Rudy Hirschheim, Armin Heinzl and Jens Dibbern
Information Systems Outsourcing: The Era of Digital Transformation
Conference Proceeding now available
The fifth edition of our book “Information Systems Outsourcing: The Era of Digital Transformation” is now available. A basis for our considerations and discussion are contributions of a multitude of renowned international scholars and key practitioners to the 5th International Conference on Outsourcing of Information Services (ICOIS) to Mannheim, Germany.
The book highlights research that contributes to a better understanding of emerging challenges in information systems (IS) outsourcing. Important topics covered include: how to digitally innovate through IS outsourcing; how to govern outsourced digitalization projects; how to cope with complex multi-vendor and micro-services arrangements; how to manage data sourcing and data partnerships, including issues of cybersecurity; and how to cope with the increasing demands of internationalization and new sourcing models, such as crowdsourcing, cloud sourcing and robotic process automation. These issues are approached from the client’s perspective, vendor’s perspective, or both. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to all researchers and students in the fields of Information Systems, Management, and Organization, as well as corporate executives and professionals seeking a more profound analysis of the underlying factors and mechanisms of outsourcing.