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בהשתתפות המרצים האורחים של כנס צ'ייס 2016

Prof. Kevin Crowston
Syracuse University, USA 


Prof. Alan Hevner
University of South Florida

מועד: יום שני 15.2.2016
בשעות: 13:00-11:30 ו-15:30-14:00
Chais Conference 2016
Pre-conference seminar
Monday, February 15, 2016,
11:30-13:00 at Kanbar Hall

Wikipedia Editor Motivations (video)
Kevin Crowston
Distinguished Professor of Information Science 
School of Information Studies
Syracuse University
Presentation Abstract
User-generated content (UGC) projects involve large numbers of mostly unpaid contributors collectively collaborating to create new content. Motivation for such contributions has been an active area of research. We argue that what was previously considered a single, static and individual phenomenon, namely motivation for contribution to UGC, is in fact three separate but interrelated phenomena. Using the theory of helping behavior as a framework and integrating stage models, work motivation and social movement theory, we propose a conceptual framework that distinguishes three separate models (initial, sustained and meta) of motivations of participants in UGC. We tested this model using a data set from a Wikimedia Editor Survey (Wikimedia Foundation, 2011). The results were generally compatible with our conceptual model, but suggested several opportunities for further refinement. The results have implications for both researchers and practitioners who manage UGC projects. 
Speaker Biography
Kevin Crowston is a Distinguished Professor of Information Science in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.  He received his Ph.D. (1991) in Information Technologies from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research examines new ways of organizing made possible by the extensive use of information and communications technology. Specific research topics include the development practices of Free/Libre Open Source Software teams and work practices and technology support for citizen science research projects, both with NSF support. He is currently a co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal Information, Technology & People.
Chais Conference 2016
Pre-conference seminar
Monday, February 15, 2016,
14:00-15:30 at Neuderfer Auditorium

Effective Design Science Research (video)
Alan R. Hevner
Professor and Eminent Scholar
Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Muma College of Business
University of South Florida

Presentation Abstract
Design science research (DSR) has staked its rightful ground as an important and legitimate research paradigm across many disciplines where the development of innovative artifacts provides research contributions. The aims of this presentation are to help researchers to (i) appreciate the types of artifacts that may be DSR contributions, (ii) identify appropriate ways of consuming and producing knowledge when they are preparing journal articles or other scholarly works, (iii) understand and position the knowledge contributions of their research projects, and (iv) structure a DSR article so that a significant contribution to the knowledge base is highlighted. A focal contribution is the DSR Knowledge Contribution Framework with two dimensions based on the existing state of knowledge in both the problem and solution domains for the research opportunity under study. The presentation then moves to an exploration of new ways of evaluating the qualities of design artifacts. The goal is to move DSR to more meaningful evaluations of design artifacts for sustainable impacts.
S. Gregor and A. Hevner, “Positioning and Presenting Design Science Research for Maximum Impact,” Management Information Systems Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 2, June 2013.
A. Hevner, S. March, J. Park, and S. Ram, “Design Science Research in Information Systems,” Management Information Systems Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 75-105.
Speaker Biography
Alan R. Hevner is an Eminent Scholar and Professor in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. He holds the Citigroup/Hidden River Chair of Distributed Technology. Dr. Hevner's areas of research interest include design science research, information systems development, software engineering, distributed database systems, healthcare systems, and service-oriented computing.  He has published over 200 research papers on these topics and has consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies.  Dr. Hevner received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. He has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland and the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hevner is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, and INFORMS.  Additional honors include being named a Schoeller Senior Fellow at Friedrich Alexander University in Germany, receiving the Design Science Research Lifetime Achievement Award, and being inducted into the Purdue University ROTC Hall of Fame. From 2006 to 2009, he served as a program manager at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate.