IS’97 represents the culmination of a four year effort by the CoChairs, task forces and reviewers (Davis 1997). The work now represents the official model curriculum for the ACM, AIS and AITP. Preliminary reports were presented in 1994 (Gorgone 1994) and in 1995 (Longenecker et al 1995). Presentations of IS’95 draft, and the finished IS’97 have been made subsequently at AIS, ICIS, ISECON, IAIM, IACIS, SIGCSE, DSI, and IRMA conferences by one or more of the CoChairs.