“Designing for a Digital and Globalized World”

The rapid digital transformation of businesses and society create new challenges and opportunities for Information Systems (IS) research with a strong focus on design. The theme for DESRIST 2018 is “Designing for a Digital and Globalized World”. There has been a surge of interest in design science research in IS in the last few years, and it has slowly evolved to be a mature methodology. The goal of the design science research paradigm is to extend the boundaries of human and organizational capabilities by designing new and innovative constructs, models, methods, processes, and systems. Scholars having different backgrounds such as information systems, computer science, software engineering, energy informatics, and medical informatics are actively engaged in generating novel solutions to interesting design problems in IS.

This conference will act as a major forum for the presentation of innovative IS ideas, approaches, developments and research projects in the area of DSR theory and applications. It will also serve to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers and industry professionals. Latest issues and advancement in the area of IT and its applications will be covered during the conference. We expect that the conference and its publications will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in Information Systems. DESRIST was founded in 2006 and has been hosted in various locations in the USA and Europe since then. DESRIST 2018 is the first DESRIST to be held in Asia.  DESRIST 2018 is expected to attract researchers from Asia to submit their best work and present in the conference. The DESRIST 2018 will include following tracks; each will be managed by experts in the respective fields.

  • DSR in Healthcare
  • DSR in Cyber Security
  • DSR in Service Science
  • DSR for HCI
  • DSR in Data Science and Business Analytics
  • DSR Foundations
  • DSR & Emerging Ideas
  • DSR in Domain Specific Applications
  • DSR for ICT in Developing Countries
  • Doctoral Consortium

The DESRIST conference proceeding is published as a Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Authors are solicited to contribute to the Conference by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects, innovation works and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in design science research pertaining to Information Systems.


DESRIST2018 submission link is open. Click here to submit your papers using Easy Chair Submission System.

PS: Full Paper submission is closed now. Only “Research in Progress” and “Product & Prototype “will be accepted till 26th Feb, 2018 (11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time).

Find below the submission deadlines:

  • Full Paper Submission due: 1st Feb, 2018         15th Feb, 2018 (Closed)
  • Research in Progress Submission due: 12th Feb, 2018    26th Feb, 2018 (11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time)
  • Product & Prototype Submission due: 26th Feb, 2018 (11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time)
  • Notification for acceptance: 15th March, 2018 22nd March, 2018(11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time)
  • Final manuscript due for Springer LNCS Proceedings: 30th March, 2018 (11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time)

Conference Dates:

  • Doctoral Consortium-3rd June, 2018
  • Industry Workshop- 4th June, 2018
  • Conference Dates- 5th and 6th June, 2018




[Arunabha Mukherjee, IIM Lucknow][Mia Plachkinova, Univ of Tampa][Mala Kaul, Univ of Nevada][Shirley Gregor, ANU Australia]
[Monica Tremblay, MSB-William & Mary][Gondy Leroy, University of Arizona][Atreyi Kankanhalli, NUS-Singapore][Ozgur Turetken, Ryerson University]
[Paul Johannesson, Stockholm Univ][S. Adhikari, Univ of Morotuwa, SriLanka][Alan Hevner, Univ of South Florida][Shankar Prawesh, IIT Kanpur]
[Rahul Thakurta, XIMB, India][Jan Marco Leimeister, Univ of St. Gallen][Yan Li, Claremont Graduate University][Manoj Thomas, Virginia Comm. Univ.]
[René Riedl, University of Linz]Agnis Stibe,MIT Media Lab[Matti Rossi, Aalto Univ, Finland][Marcus Rothenberger, Univ of Nevada]


Associate Editors:

  • Francis Andoh Baidoo, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, U.S.A
  • Arlene Bailey, University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica
  • Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson, Virginia Commonwealth University, U.S.A.
  • John Effah,  University of Ghana, Ghana
  • Avijit Sarkar, University of Redlands, U.S.A.
  • Ying Wang, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, U.S.A.
  • Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NF, Canada
  • Roman Lukyanenko, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Alexander Maedche, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IISM, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Stefan Seidel, Universitat Liechtenstein
  • Dirk Hovorka, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Jonas Sjostrom , Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland, Visby, Sweden
  • Albrecht Fritzsche, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Auinger Andreas,Upper AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences
  • Pierre-Majorique Léger, HEC, Montreal, Canada
  • Markus Zanker,Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  • Jella Pfeiffer, KIT,Germany
  • Rob Gleasure, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Christopher Lisson, KIT, Germany
  • Tobias Nyström, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Sandra Burri Gram Hansen , Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Sitwat Langrial, Sur University College
  • Rita Orji, University of Saskatchewan
  • Alexander Meschtscherjakov, University of Salzburg
  • Stefan Morana , KIT, Germany
  • Kate Pangbourne University of Leeds, UK


Review Coordinators:

  • Saji Mathew, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (saji@iitm.ac.in)
  • Nargis Pervin, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (nargisp@iitm.ac.in)


Industry Workshop Coordinator:

  • Sathya Venkataraman, Consulting Partner, IBM Asia Pacific – GTS


Website Coordinator:

  • Anik Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (anikit.jgec@gmail.com)


  • Prof. Krithi Ramamritham

    Prof. Krithi Ramamritham has spent almost equal lengths of time at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and at IIT Bombay as a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

    His current research involves applying computational approaches to energy management, based on the SMART principle: Sense Meaningfully, Analyze and Respond Timely. This work exploits and extends state of the art in database systems, real-time computing, sensor networks, embedded systems, mobile computing and smart grids.

    He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, India, and the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He was honored with a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the University of Sydney. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras. Twice he received the IBM Faculty Award. He received the 2016 Outstanding Technical Contributions and Leadership Award from the IEEE Technical Committee for Real-Time Systems and the Outstanding Service Award from IEEE’s CEDA.

    He has served on the Board of Directors of Persistent Systems, Pune, on the Board of Trustees of the VLDB Endowment, and on the Technical Advisory Board of TTTech, Vienna, Austria, Microsoft Research India, and Tata Consultancy Services.

    He has been associated with the editorial board of various journals. These include IEEE Embedded Systems Letters and Springer’s Real-Time Systems Journal (Editor-in-Chief), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Internet Computing, ACM Computing Surveys and the VLDB (Very Large Databases) Journal.

    He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah. He did his B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) and M.Tech (Computer Science) degrees from IIT Madras. During 2006-2009, he served as Dean (R&D) at IIT Bombay. He also headed IIT Bombay’s new Center for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE).


Here are the list of conference tracks:
  • TRACK 1: DSR in Healthcare [LINK]
  • TRACK 2: DSR in Cyber Security [LINK]
  • TRACK 3: DSR in Service Science [LINK]
  • TRACK 4: DSR for Human Computer Interaction [LINK]
  • TRACK 5: DSR in Data Science and Business Analytics [LINK]
  • TRACK 6: DSR Foundations [LINK]
  • TRACK 7: DSR for Emerging Ideas [LINK]
  • TRACK 8: DSR in Domain Specific Applications [LINK]
  • TRACK 9: DSR for ICT in Developing Countries [LINK]
  • TRACK 10: Doctoral Consortium [LINK]


Participants wishing to stay inside the beautiful green IIT Madras campus may choose Taramani Guest House. However, the detailed procedure for room reservation will be updated later.


Participants wishing to stay outside the campus may choose from various options available around the region. Some of the hotels that are close to the campus are: