Objectives and Scope
Information Systems Development (ISD) progresses rapidly,
continually creating new challenges for the professionals
involved. New concepts, approaches and techniques of systems
development emerge constantly in this field. Progress in
ISD comes from research as well as from practice. The aim
of the Conference is to provide an international forum for
the exchange of ideas and experiences between academia and
industry, and to stimulate exploration of new solutions.
Abstracts submission: April 18, 2005
Papers submission: April 25, 2005
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2005
Camera ready papers: June 30, 2005
Conference fee is 360 EUR if paid before July 18 2005.
Conference fee is 400 EUR if paid after July 18 2005.
Conference fee is 440 EUR if paid on site.
Conference fee covers all meals, refreshments, social events and a copy of the Proceedings.
Conference August: 14-17, 2005
Wireless Internet access is available in and around the conference rooms. Access to computer labs with Internet access is available during the conference.
Welcome "Get Together" Party (Sunday 14 August)
Welcome reception together with ISD´2005 registration will be held sunday 14 August at 19.00-21.00, Restaurant K6, Karlstad Town Center (close to the hotels).
Conference dinner with outdoor experience "Mariebergsskogen" (Monday 15 August)
Karlstad's city park is a charming oasis offering experiences for all the senses. Children are, of course, guests of honour. They are generally to be found at Lillskogen showing their affection for the rabbits, ponies and cute little piglets. Or burning off energy on one of the playgrounds.
Mariebergsskogen is also an open-air museum with numerous fine, old historical buildings. At Värmlands Naturum (Värmland Nature Centre) you can learn about how all the elements of nature work together. Celebrate your newly-acquired knowledge with scrumptious coffee and cakes in the delightful cafe.
If you are visiting Mariebergsskogen in summer, remember to take along your swimming things. You will find bathing spots with south-facing sandy beaches, changing rooms, ice-cream stalls and a beach volley-ball court. And in winter many people come along with their ice skates or jig-fishing gear.
Ph +46 (0)54 29 69 90, www.mariebergsskogen.se
Conference dinner with exhibition at "Värmland's Museum" (Tuesday 16 August)
Storytelling plays the principal part in our beautiful and much-visited museum at Sandgrundsudden. Behind the bright red walls await enjoyable stories that constantly surprise. You can listen to, look at, smell, sense and experience Värmland. And our museum is extremely child-friendly.
The older Far East-inspired building, the so-called Cyrillus building named after architect Cyrillus Johansson, houses the museum's art collection. In the permanent exhibition "Samtidigt 1700-2000-tal" you will find art with the accent on Värmland over 300 years.
Once you have had your fill of artistic experiences, you can mull over your impressions in the museum café, where they serve up delicious pastries and interesting dishes. In summer you can sit out in our tea garden overlooking the Klarälven River as it winds its way past.
Ph +46 (0)54-14 31 00, www.varmlandsmuseum.se
The Conference will be held at the
campus of Karlstad University (http://www.kau.se/) in Sweden.
We are delighted to invite you to the beautiful Scandinavian
country of Sweden, the home of nine million people. Karlstad
is situated in mid-western Sweden on top of Lake Vänern, one of Europe’s
largest freshwater lakes. King Karl IX founded the town in
1584. The region, in which Karlstad is situated, has an old
business tradition of paper machine industry. In recent years,
the IT industry has grown very strong in the region. One
reason for many companies’ interest in establishing
in Karlstad could be the strategic position of the town,
situated in between Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden
and Oslo, the capital city of Norway. The relatively close
distance and easy access to Gothenburg, Sweden’s second
largest city and Copenhagen in Denmark is also important.
The County of Värmland, in which Karlstad is
situated, is well known for several authors, among others
Gustaf Fröding and Selma Lagerlöf, and also many
athletics. Today, ice hockey is a major sport in Karlstad,
being the address of Färjestads BK, one of the most
successful teams in the country. When visiting Karlstad,
you always feel the closeness to water. Besides being situated
by a lake, River Klarälven also flows through the centre
of Karlstad. The longest stone arch bridge in Sweden, built
more than 200 years ago and still in use, crosses the river.
In the summer, visitors and people from Karlstad enjoy relaxing
at the town’s waterfronts before perhaps spending the
evening at one of the many restaurants and bars.
The municipality of Karlstad has more
than 80 000 inhabitants, but more people commute to the
town for work or studies. Some of them are among the 11
000 students and 1 100 employees at Karlstad University.
The symbol of the university, and also of Karlstad municipality,
is the sun. The inhabitants of Karlstad are proud to have
more than 1 800 sunny hours a year, an amount which is
in the top positions of the Swedish sun hour’s
Transportation from the airport and the train station
The only transportation available from and to the airport is by taxi. If sharing a taxi (four persons) to the City Centre or the University Campus will cost around SEK 250:-
The train station is close to the hotels.
Transportation to the university
Transportation from the City Centre to the University Campus is organized by a pick-up bus service. Busses will leave from the hotels every morning and back in the afternoon, except Wednesday afternoon. If you want to travel by yourself to the University Campus, busses leaves the City Square frequently. The fee is SEK 17:-
The conference will take place in building
Maps of the city can be found at following website: http://www.karlstad.se/kartor/karlstad/kf5.shtml