This is the sixth year of the AMCIS Information Systems Evaluation mini-track and once again a significant number of papers have been submitted. In this year’s introduction the track chairs address two areas of continuing need for evaluation research. First there is the question of understanding the full range of mechanisms that lead to systems failure – that is systems that do not meet expectations. Identification, evaluation and management of these risks is an important area with room for further work. Second there is the rapid and pragmatic growth of systems in the public (e-Government) sector. The different notions of value within this area demand reappraisal and revision of systems evaluation methods. The track chairs also introduce the 12 papers selected for this year’s mini-track. They cover issues ranging from conventional ex-ante and expost project evaluation to the assessment of modelling languages and organisational readiness.