Information Systems

The research subject Information Systems was formed on July 1, 2014 through a merger of the subjects Computer and Systems Science and Social Informatics.

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Research and education in Computer and Systems Science at Luleå University of Technology focus on the role of information- and communication systems in development and management of organizations. Computer and Systems Science comprise development and construction of information systems for management and administration of organizations. Within the discipline systems architecture, systems integration, systems strategies and applications containing data bases, user interfaces, communication and security are considered.

We study information systems in relation to organisations and humans, i.e. in relation to the context in which an information system is to be used. A socio-technical, systems theory and systems thinking perspective allows us to realise such studies. Key words for our research are knowledge management, information management, information systems, information security, long-term digital information preservation, games and simulations. Our two main research focuses are Long-term Digital Presevation and Information Security.

Member of the Swedish Information Systems Academy (SISA).

Social Informatics is a subject with established national and international research collaborations and a close cooperation with industry and public organisations. We are extending our education towards the area of service innovation and are currently developing a new educational program.

Social Informatics is a design and innovation oriented subject that focuses on user-centred and user driven service innovation. Within this area we have a particular interest in milieus for innovation and design of digital services such as Living Labs and platforms for third-party development. Other areas of interest are methods and tools for distributed user involvement, improving well-being through transformative e-services; changes in private and working life due to the use of social media and mobile technology.


Päivärinta, Tero - Professor, Holder of a chair

Title: Professor, Holder of a chair Research Area: Information systems Division: Computer Science Department: Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering Email: Phone: +46 (0)920 491477 Room: A3213 City: Luleå

Page Editor and Contact: Linda Alfredsson

Published: 24 March 2011

Updated: 21 August 2014

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