May 18-20, 2008
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Centre
6755 Fallsview Boulevard
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

The International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) provides a peer-reviewed forum for researchers from across the globe to share contemporary research on developments in the fields of information systems and information management. It seeks to promote effective and vibrant networking among researchers and practitioners from around the world who are concerned about the effective management of information resources in organizations.

This network of researchers views fostering the development of emerging scholars in the information systems and information management fields as its primary task. Consequently the conference is designed to provide a venue for researchers to get substantive and beneficial feedback on their work.

Full papers accepted from 2008

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Knowledge Management Systems from Description to Prescription: An Actor Network Approach, El-Sayed Abou-Zeid

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A New Perception Model for Web Competitiveness, Hamidreza Amouzegar, Mohammad Jafar Tarokh, and Anahita Naghilouye Hidaji

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Usages and Effects of Information and Communication Technologies on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in Oman, Rafi Ashrafi and Muhammed Murtaza

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Developing an Instrument to Measure Trust in Organizations, Sal Belardo, Jakov Crnkovic, and Eitel Lauria

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A Case Study on Key Success Factors in Delivering e-CRM Solutions, Soumaya Ben Letaifa

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An Investigation of a Framework for the Implementation of Service Management in the Information and Communication Technology Sector, Robert V. Benyon and David Sewry

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User Profiling for Search Engines’ Help Systems, Yun-Ke Chang, Miguel A. Morales Arroyo, Myat Thu Aung, Kyaw Thu Ya Lwin, Zaw Win Htike, and Victoria Kravchyna

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Aligning Six Sigma and ITIL: Implications For IT Service Management, Peter Chan, Shauntell Durant, Verna Gall, and Mahesh Raisinghani

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Developing a Knowledge Management Model for Self-reliant Communities, Chalard Chantarasombat and Boonchom Srisa-ard

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On the XML Data Stream and Xpath Queries, Yangjun Chen

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ICT industry challenges in adopting ICT: a case study from the West Midlands, UK, Caroline Chibelushi

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The Critical Success Factor Method: A review and practical example, Vanessa A. Cooper

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Categorizing ‘intention to use’ e-government services through mobile phone: the importance of front loading activities, Ronan de Kervenoael, D. Selcen O. Aykac, Enes Eryarsoy, and Nihat Kasap

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The Role of E-collaboration Technologies in the Design of Virtual Organizations: Brazilian Cases, Cláudia Aparecida de Mattos and Fernando José Barbin Laurindo

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Development and Implementation of Interoperability Standards for Electronic Government: a Case Study of the Brazilian e-PING Framework, Ernani dos Santos and Nicolau Reinhard

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Information Security Policy Development for Caribbean Financial Institutions, Kevin H. Duncan and E. W. Duggan

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Extending the Architecture for a Next-Generation Holistic E-Recruiting System, Andreas Eckhardt, Sven Laumer, and Tim Weitzel

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Developing Interoperable Collaboration Services to Sustain Activities of Communities of Practice, Liliane Esnault, Denis Gillet, Nikos Karacapilidis, and Christine Vanoirbeek

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The Impact of Strategy and IS Flexibility on Performance in the Supply Chain Context: A Path Analysis, Kamel A. Fantazy, Vinod Kumar, and Uma Kumar

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Improving Software Quality Through the Use of Statistics: An Initial Approach, Juan M. Gómez Reynoso and Mónica R. Brizuela Sandoval

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Knowledge for Managing Information System Security: Review and Future Research Directions, Huijin Guo

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The Importance of Normative Social Influence and Similarity of Media Preferences on Group Meeting Outcomes: A Preliminary Result, Zixiu Guo, Felix B. Tan, Tim Turner, and Huizhong Xu

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Applying Data Mining Techniques to Medical Databases, Fatemeh Hosseinkhah, Hassan Ashktorab, Ranjit Veen, and M. Mehdi Owrang

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A Dynamic Model of Decision-making in the IS/IT Outsourcing Process: A Case Study from a Government-supported, Ching-Chia Hsieh and Cheng-Chieh Huang

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Co-ordinating Rule Setters – Co-operation in ICT Standards Setting, Kai Jakobs and Manuel Mora

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ICT education: bridging with the Industry, Lech J. Janczewski

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Taking IT Artifacts Seriously: Developing a Mixed Determinants Model of Assimilation of Telehealth Systems, Joachim Jean-Jules and Alain O. Villeneuve

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ICT Service Agreements: Definitions, Purpose and Development Principles, Robert Johnston, David Sewry, and Robert Benyon

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A Global Analysis of the Effect of IT Capacity on Development – Understanding Sourcing of Skills, Mehruz Kamal, Sajda Qureshi, and Lotfollah Najjar

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The Use of ICT for Social Development in Underprivileged Communities in Egypt, Sherif Kamel

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From Tags to Topic Maps: Using Marked-up Hebrew Text to Discover Linguistic Patterns, Jan H. Kroeze, Theo J.D. Bothma, and Machdel C. Matthee

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An Analysis Based on the Manufacturing Architecture of the Computerization of Local Governments in Japan, Sadaya Kubo and Tatsumi Shimada

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Challenges, Success and Utilization of Enterprise Systems: A Comparative Study of Canadian and American Large Corporations, Uma Kumar, Bahar Movahedi, Kayvan Lavassani, and Vinod Kumar

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Transition to B2B e-Marketplace Enabled Supply Chain: Readiness Assessment and Success Factors, Kayvan Lavassani, Bahar Movahedi, and Vinod Kumar

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A Join Index for XML Data Warehouses, Hadj Mahboubi, Kamel Aouiche, and Jérôme Darmont

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Utilizing Environment Knowledge for Competitive Advantage, Shaheen Majid and Rajani Kowtha

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Factors Affecting the Objectives of Information Security Management, Qingxiong Ma and Pauline Ratnasingam

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Biometrics and the United Kingdom National Identity Register: Exploring the privacy dilemmas of proportionality and secondary use of biometric information, Aaron K. Martin

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"Meta" Matters, Richard Martin and Edward Robertson

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Enabling Knowledge Management of Organizational Memory for Groups Through Shared Topic Maps, Les Miller, Meghana Rao, and Sree Nilakanta

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The Case for Conceptual Research in Information Systems, Manuel Mora, Ovsei Gelman, David Paradice, and Francisco Cervantes

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What Is Process Standardization?, Björn Münstermann and Tim Weitzel

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On Broadening Software Development Productivity Research to Serve Better Software Engineering Management, Doncho Petkov and Olga Petkova

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Public Policy Analysis Re-Imagined with Web 2.0 Applications, James Piecowye

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Some Implementation Issues for Security Services based on IBE, Göran Pulkkis, Kaj Grahn, and Jonny Karlsson

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Recruitment Methods Used by Software Industry in Pakistan: Issues and Concerns, Fawad Asif Rana, Qaisar Abbas, and Uzma Javed

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Supporting Electronic Collaboration in Conceptual Modeling, Peter Rittgen

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Student Survey on Computer Security Awareness And Responsiveness, Mark Rounds, Richard Pendegraft, Norman Pendegraft, and Robert Stone

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E-Commerce Adoption and Acceptance by Firms: Exploratory Study, Hassan M. Selim

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Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking and Metacognition in ICT Education: A Classroom Study, Anil Sharma, Khalifa Ali Alsuwaidi, Divya Na, and Stephen Boylan

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The Socio-technical Balanced Scorecard: A Framework for Assessing a Public University, Ramanjit Singh, Trevor Wood-Harper, and Bouchaib Bahli

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Testable theory development for small-N studies: critical realism and middle-range theory, Matthew L. Smith

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Barriers for Implementing ICT on Higher Education in Underdeveloped Countries "Sudan: Case Study", Ayman Abd Elmotti Suliman, David Yong Gun Fie, Murali Raman, and Nafis Alam

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Developing the ERP Pre-Mortem Framework: Addressing the Debate Over Organizational Learning, John J. Sullivan, Wade M. Chumney, and Mela Wyeth

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Managing Icelandic IT Operations Through Outsourcing, William J. Tastle and Arsaell Valfells

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E-Commerce Standard Users Interface: Design and Implementation, Shin-Ping Tucker

Exploring Determinants of Biometric Technology in a Developing Country Context, Faith-Michael E. Uzoka and Tshepo Ndzinge

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Consumer Propensity to Pay Mobile Service Fees, Dennis Viehland and Roslyn Siu Yoong Leong

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Web Homepage Design: An Analysis of New Zealand's Top 50 Web Sites, Dennis Viehland and Fei Zhao

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Operations and Tool Support for Public View Transformations of Business Processes, Dirk Werth, Jörg Ziemann, Timo Kahl, and Peter Loos

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Extraction of Word Set for Increasing Human-Computer Interaction in Information Retrieval, Eiko Yamamoto and Hitoshi Isahara

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Knowledge Sharing from Domain-specific Documents, Eiko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Isahara, Akira Terada, and Yasunori Abe

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Solving the Traffic Problem by Using A Simulation Model, Cheng-Liang Yang and Wu Wen

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An Integrated Model for Business Process Measurement, Vincent C. Yen