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Volunteering in communities (benevol St. Gallen)

2017/11/17

"Volunteering is essential to the functioning of a community."

Every third resident in Switzerland is committed to volunteering. This commitment is very important for the communities. At the volunteers' conference of Swiss Association of Municipalities (SGV) and benevol that took palce on 17 November 2017, ways were shown how communities can promote and strengthen volunteer work.

Reto Lindegger (Director SGV), Thomas Hauser (Managing Director benevol) and Jigme Shitsetsang (Head of the social affairs, Gossau(SG)) agreed that volunteering is an important part of the municipal services and that it should be actively supported by the municipalities. We need a strategy and concrete orders,"says Jigme Shitsetsang, but also" recognition and appreciation of commitment "says Hauser.

In an entertaining presentation, Dr. Theo Wehner (ETH Zurich) emphasized that the volunteers' different motives have to be taken into account as well. In the four workshops, the more than 60 participants of the conference were finally able to deepen their knowledge of differnt topics.

More information and summaries on the results are available on the benevol website (in German): http://www.benevol.ch/de/st-gallen/aktuell/single/news/2017/11/17/freiwilligenarbeit-in-den-kommunen.html

Successful consortium meeting in St. Gallen

2017/10/24

On Wednesday, 18.10. and Thursday, 19.10. the bi-annual consortium meeting of the ActGo-Gate project took place in St. Gallen. At the last consortium meeting in the project, the final stages of development were discussed as well as the most important points for the continuation and further distribution of the project results.

The last few weeks in the project will once again be spent on the dissemination of the project results. We are looking forward to a successful end of the project.

ActGo-Gate at FedCSIS 2017 multiconference in Prague

2017/09/11

Wieslawa Gryncewicz and Robert Kutera from Wroclaw University of Economics, Department of Information Systems presented a research paper regarding the software architecture creation process (for appointment coordination system within the ActGo-Gate integrated platform) at the AITM 2017 (Advanced Information Technologies in Management) conference , within the FedCSIS 2017  multiconference (Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems). The event was held in Prague (Czech Republic) on 3-6 September, 2017. The authors of the paper entitled “Towards an architecture of electronic service market system - requirements analysis and evaluation” are: Robert Kutera, Wieslawa Gryncewicz and Tomasz Skalniak.

The conference has enjoyed a great deal of interest over the last few years, with nearly 500 articles from more than 50 countries in the world, with an acceptance factor of around 20%. Detailed information on the current edition of FedCSIS conference can be found at www.fedcsis.org.

ActGo-Gate at the International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings

2017/07/22

Robert Kutera and Karol Lopacinski from Wroclaw University of Economics, Department of Information Systems presented a research paper concerning the business model for ActGo-Gate project in Polish market conditions at 10th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings, within the 11th Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2017. The event was held in Lisbon (Portugal) on 20-22 July, 2017. The authors of the paper entitled "Business Model for Occupational Activation of Elderly People via the Service E-Marketplace Platform - Research Study of Polish Market" are: Robert Kutera, Karol Lopacinski, Maja Leszczynska, Wieslawa Gryncewicz. The paper was selected for the Best Paper Award of the conference.

The Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2017) aims to address subjects like Computer Science, Information Systems and other emergent related fields. The multi conference has different conferences according to several themes. The particular conference: Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings was focused on the effects of ICT on human beings as well as the interaction between ICT, individuals, and society.

ActGo-Gate at the International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design

2017/07/03

Robert Kutera from Wroclaw University of Economics, Department of Information Systems presented a research paper concerning the integration architecture design for ActGo-Gate platform at the Seventh International Symposium on  Business Modeling and Software Design. This event was held in Barcelona (Spain) on 3-5 July, 2017. The authors of the paper entitled: “Web Oriented Architectural Styles for Integrating Service e-Marketplace Systems” are: Robert Kutera and Wieslawa Gryncewicz.

BMSD is a leading international forum that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in business modeling and its relation to software design. Particular areas of interest are: (i) Business Models and Requirements; (ii) Business Models and Services; (iii) Business Models and Software; (iv) Information Systems Architectures. Each year, a special theme is chosen, for making presentations and discussions more focused. The theme of BMSD'17 was: “Modeling Viewpoints and Overall Consistency”. 

ActGo-Gate at the International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management

 

2017/06/15

The University of St. Gallen, Institute of Information Management presented a research contribution related with the ActGo-Gate projekt at the International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management (QUIS).

Since 1988, the QUIS symposium brings together the best interdisciplinary academic research and management practices in a forum to advance the study of service management, service dominant logic, service leadership, service quality, customer relationship management, technology and innovations in services.

The work can be downloaded here:

Kleinschmidt S, Peters C, Leimeister JM (2017) Achieving scalability of human-centered service systems: Insights from the active and assisted living context. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management (QUIS). Porto, Portugal.

 

 

 

ActGo-Gate at the European Conference on Information Systems

2017/06/08

The University of St. Gallen, Institute of Information Management presented a research contribution related with the ActGo-Gate projekt at the European Conference on Information Systems.

The European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) is an annual conference for Information Systems and Information Technology academics and professionals. ECIS is considered the premier information systems event in the European region and provides a platform for panel discussions and the presentation of peer-reviewed information systems research papers.

The work can be downloaded here:

Kleinschmidt S, Peters C (2017) Towards an integrated evaluation of human-centered service systems and corresponding business models: A systems theory perspective. In: Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Guimarães, Portugal.

ActGo-Gate at the International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology

2017/05/30

Stefan Kleinschmidt from the University of St. Gallen, Institute of Information Management presented his research related with the ActGo-Gate projekt at the Doctorial Consortium at International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology in Karlsruhe.

The conference is related to design science research:

The rapid digital transformation of businesses and society creates new challenges and opportunities for Information Systems (IS) research with a strong focus on design. There has been a surge of interest in design science research in IS in the last few years. The goal of the design science research paradigm is to extend the boundaries of human and organizational capabilities by designing new and innovative constructs, models, methods, processes, and systems. Scholars having different backgrounds such as information systems, computer science, software engineering, energy informatics, and medical informatics are actively engaged in generating novel solutions to interesting design problems in IS.

The doctorial consortium that took place at the Karlsruhe Palace brought some new inputs beyond the knowledge developed in the project.

Partner Benevol St. Gallen at OFFA

2017/05/17

For the first time voluntary work was a major topic at the biggest trade show (OFFA) in East-Switzerland. 98.000 visitors came to St. Gallen to see the latest developments and trends. At a 200 m2 special exhibition booth benevol provided information about voluntary engagement possibilities to interested visitors. OFFA guests could get a sense of voluntary jobs in different categories such as age/health, youth, church, coaching/mentoring and culture and find out how they could get involved with organizations. Special attention was given to the online-platform benevol-jobs.ch through handing out brochures and showing a loop video to everyone visiting the special exhibition. Over the course of 5 days over 4’000 contacts were counted on the benevol booth.

Pictures: © www.caspfoto.ch

Successful consortium meeting in Hamburg

2017/05/08

Last week Thursday and Friday the half-year consortium meeting in the ActGo gate project took place in Hamburg. In addition to the further development and feedback for the existing integrated portal, the business model was also further developed, both for the modules as well as across the board.

We are looking forward to exciting months in the project.

Live longer independently - Newspaper report about ActGo-Gate

2017/02/20

The university magazine "HSG Fokus" recently published a report on the project and its connections.

ActGo-Gate at the 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik

2017/02/17

The University of St. Gallen, Institute of Information Management presented a research contribution related with the ActGo-Gate projekt at the International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik.

The International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik is the premier conference in the field of information systems in the German-speaking community. The 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2017) provides an exchange forum for innovative and relevant topics of information systems concerning both research and practice.

The conference was hosted in the beautiful city of St.Gallen, Switzerland, by the Institute of Information Management (IWI-HSG) of the University of St.Gallen, one of Europe’s leading business universities. Besides a multitude of research tracks, the WI 2017 conference features various CIO presentations (CIO Dialogue), doctoral and junior faculty consortia and an exciting prototype & experiment session. With the CIO Dialogue, the WI 2017 offers an exchange and discussion platform in the form of “a conference within the conference” regarding the burning issues of digitization. Additionally, the prototype & experiment track provides an innovative submission format to present design-oriented research.

The work can be downloaded here:

Kleinschmidt, S. and Peters, C. (2017). "Fostering business model extensions for ICT-enabled human-centered service systems". In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI). St. Gallen, Switzerland, pp. 897–911.

Merry Christmas

2016/12/22

We wish all interested in the ActGo-Gate project and all project partners a Merry Christmas and quiet and relaxing holidays.

We also wish you a happy new year.

We look forward to the challenges of the new year.

ActGo-Gate at the International Conference on Information Systems

2016/12/14

The University of St. Gallen, Institute of Information Management presented two contribution of research related with the ActGo-Gate projekt at the International Conference on Information Systems.

The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) is the most prestigious gathering of information systems academics and research-oriented practitioners in the world. Every year its 270 or so papers and panel presentations are selected from over 800 submissions. The conference activities are primarily delivered by and for academics, though many of the papers and panels have a strong professional orientation.

The work can be downloaded here:

Kleinschmidt, S., B. Burkhard, M. Hess, C. Peters and J. M. Leimeister (2016). “Towards design principles for aligning human-centered service systems and corresponding business models.” In: Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Dublin, Ireland.

Kleinschmidt, S., C. Peters and J. M. Leimeister (2016). “ICT-enabled service innovation in human-centered service systems: A systematic literature review.” In: Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Dublin, Ireland.

Consortium Meeting in Wrocław

The joint consortium meeting was held on 8th and 9th November 2016 at the Wrocław University of Economics in Wrocław, Poland. Among other things, we discussed the possible business models for the integrated product from the project, the further course of the modules and the further procedure.

Many thanks to all involved for the great organization and the project members for the productive contributions.

Participation in the AAL Forum 2016 in St. Gallen

2016/09/29

The project team has successfully participated in the AAL Forum 2016 in St. Gallen from 26.09.2016 from 28.09.2016. Here, many interesting impressions could be made, as well as new contacts.

The project team had furthermore the opportunity to participate in the AAL2 business devolpment seminar (http://www.aalforum.eu/business-deployment-seminar/) on 29.09.2016.

Thanks go to the hosts and the CMU for the great organization.

Mid-term review at the ActGo-Gate project

08/06/2016

The ActGo-Gate project has successfully passed the mid-term review by the AAL CMU and external reviewers. The review that took place in St. Gallen on 31 May 2016 included a four hour review of the previously achieved results.

The result of the mid-term review is: Good progress.

We look forward to the second half of the project and thank the reviewers for their valuable input to the project consortium.

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03/06/2016

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