Symposium on Research in Systems Analysis and Design, 2014

May 31, 2014-June 01, 2014

John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University, St. Louis.


The Symposium on Research in Systems Analysis and Design has the objective of promoting and developing high quality research on all issues related to systems analysis and design. The roots of the Symposium lie in the observation that, although systems analysis and design lie at the core of the Information Systems discipline, there is a notable shortage of research on these topics in the leading research journals in Information Systems.

In March 2002 and April 2003, researchers in the area of Systems Analysis and Design (SA&D) met in Miami to discuss the state of research in this area. Attendees formed the consensus that SA&D lies in the ‘core’ of the Information Systems (IS) discipline, and as a consequence, research examining aspects of SA&D should be an integral part of IS research. A proposal for an AIS SIG on Systems Analysis and Design was developed and approved by the AIS Council in December 2003.



The following is a list of symposiums that followed:

  • 2004 - The inaugural event of SIGSAND was held at Memorial University of Newfoundland, NL, Canada.
  • 2005 - The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
  • 2006 - The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada.
  • 2007 - The University of Tulsa, OK, USA.
  • 2008 - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA.
  • 2009 - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA.
  • 2010 - Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, NL, Canada.
  • 2011 - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.
  • 2012 - University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 2013 - Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA