Organizational Semiotics: Evolving a Science of Information Systems IFIP TC8 / WG8.1 Working Conference on Organizational Semiotics: Evolving a Science of Information Systems July 23-25, 2001, Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Edition 1

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Organizational Semiotics: Evolving a Science of Information Systems covers such issues as:
-Fundamental concepts such as 'information', 'data', 'message', 'communication', 'knowledge', 'organization', 'system' and so on;
-Properties of signs vital to organizational functioning, such as their meanings, the intentions they express and the valuable social consequences they produce;
-'Architecture' of organizations when they are viewed as information systems, based on their semiotics features;
-Understanding language in organizational contexts, for example, the limitations on the language used to conduct business affairs;
-The empirical study of communications for requirements elicitation;
-Applying semiotic categories (e.g. physical, empiric, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, social) to various problems;
-Organizational knowledge representation;
-Business process re-engineering methods and the design of e-commerce systems.

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Contributors. Preface. Exploring the Explanatory Power of Actability; P.J. Ă…gerfalk, et al. Information and Knowledge Economies; D. O'Connor, et al. Data, Information, and Knowledge; F. Nake. Organisations as Practice Systems; G. Goldkuhl, et al. Knowledge or Information; E. Braf. Translation, Betrayal and Ambiguity in IS Development; J. Underwood. Integrating Information Systems; V.A. Martin, et al. User-System Interface Design; J.H. Connolly, I.W. Phillips. Pervasive Computing and Space; P.B. Andersen. Systemic Functional Hypertexts (SFHT); A. Mehler, R.J. Clarke. The Value of Information in the 'E-age'; A. Verrijn-Stuart, W. Hesse. Semiosis, Information and Knowledge; E. Taborsky. Dividing Businesses into Processes; M. Lind. A Semiotic Approach to Quality in Requirements Specifications; J. Krogstie. The Institutional Context of Information; M.S.H. Heng. Seven Rules for Applying Language/Action Perspective and Organizational Semiotics Successfully; J.L.G. Dietz. Towards a Semiotic Communications Quality Model; A. De Moor, Hans Weigand. Semiotics and Intelligent Control; M. Lind. Striking the Right Tone; A. Pollard, D. Thomas. Looking Inside; M.C.C. Baranauskas, et al. Levels of Abstraction in Maritime Maneuvering Operations; J. Petersen. Keywords Index.

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