Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems (BIS) was first introduced by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics (formerly Faculty of Commerce) in 1979 and since then has become recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in research and teaching through scholarly contribution to academia, industry and contributing to the wider society.  The BIS Discipline consistently ranks in the top 150 universities in the world in Information Systems, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject (Computer Science and Information Systems).

BIS Faculty distinguish themselves by publishing research in numerous national and international high-quality peer-reviewed conferences and journals, receiving significant internal and external awards and assuming important roles to academic and industry forums.  BIS researchers frequently publish in the AIS Senior Scholars basket of journals, including recent contributions to Information Systems Research, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Journal of the Association of Information Systems and Journal of Strategic Information Systems.  The Discipline has hosted several leading IS conferences including, IFIP WG8.6 Conference, International Conference on Information Systems Development and the European Conference on Information Systems.

The BIS Discipline has significant experience in securing national and international research funding, totalling over €6m in the last 3 years.  Recent awarding bodies include the Irish Research Council, Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Royal Irish Academy and the European Union, under schemes such as Horizon 2020 amongst others.  Areas of speciality include digital transformation, open innovation and the impact of digital technologies such as analytics, artificial intelligence, social media, fitness trackers and mobile apps.  We examine how these technologies influence work and society in a variety of ways, including issues such as privacy and security, innovation, ethics, e-government, the complex role that technology plays in our time and how we spend it and the usability of technology.

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Dr Eoin Whelan

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