Information Systems Special Interest Group
This includes Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence
Operational research has always been involved in understanding and solving problems by combining the appropriate use of rigorous, analytic methods with a judicious use of common sense. The Information Systems Special Interest Group of The OR Society aims to continue this tradition in the analysis of information technology in organisational settings. This perspective aims to identify and capitalise on the opportunities to use information technology for business goals. Whether the technology is innovative or more traditional, a proper appreciation of risks and social implications of the changes needs to be carefully considered.
In order to fulfil these aims, the Special Interest Group will:
- Organise events where the technologies and techniques of information systems, together with their applications, will be presented and discussed.
- Liaise with other special interest groups, the Heads of OR Committee, the organisers of the OR Society Conference and external bodies, in order to contribute to meetings under their name to discuss various aspects of information systems.
- Co-ordinate with other information systems groups throughout Europe and propose ways in which the information systems community could gain from IS practices.
- To promote information Systems in the UK and Europe through conferences and the European Journal of Information Systems.
The Information Systems Special Interest Group was established in January 1992 and enjoys an active programme of events which are advertised on this webpage and monthly in Inside O.R.