August 24, 2016


DESRIST 2017 (12th Interantional Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology) will be hosted AT KARLSRUHE, GERMANY, MAY 30 - JUNE 1, 2017

December 12, 2015


DESRIST 2016: Tackling Society’s Grand Challenges with Design Science 11th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology -

Location: St. John’s, NL, Canada
Date: May 24-25, 2016 (Doctoral Consortium and Opening Reception May 23)

Key Dates: Regular Papers: Submission – February 5, 2016,
Acceptance Notification – March 4, 2016,
Camera-ready Submission – March 16, 2016

November 13, 2015

The AIS Design Science Research web page has been updated

The AIS Design Science Research web page has been updated. The new page offers the same excellent introduction to the methodology and its philosophical grounding as earlier versions, but has been updated in many sections, and numerous recent DSR research references have been added . Of special note is a new section on the role of theory and theory development in the context of design science research in IS. Visit the page at:

August 31, 2015


The DESRIST Executive Committee has just selected St. Johns, Newfoundland as the location for 2016 DESRIST. It will be run from May 23-26, 2016. A CFP will be out shortly.

May 7, 2015

New design science research book

Design Science Research Methods and Patterns: Innovating Information and Communication Technology, 2nd Edition Hardcover – May 6, 2015
by Vijay K. Vaishnavi and William Kuechler

September 30, 2014


The DESRIST Conference 2015 will be hosted by Dublin City University and Maynooth University Dublin, Ireland.

February 27, 2014

Deadline for DESRIST 2014 Doctoral Consortium March 10

The deadline for Doctoral Consortium has been extended to March 10 and to ask you encourage your doctoral students to apply.This is an excellent opportunity to receive expert feedback from a distinguished panel.

To apply for presentation at the DESRIST Doctoral Consortium, please submit a paper addressing the following points. The manuscript should exclusively address their thesis and related issues:

Research background
Research problem / research questions
DSR methodological approach
Description of artifact or design theory
Expected contribution
Next Steps
Challenges and specific issues that you would like to discuss at the consortium

The submission must not exceed 8 pages, 8.5 x 11 in sheet with 1 inch margin, 12 points Times New Roman font. The materials must be sent via email to AND All submissions must be in Microsoft Word (doc/docx) or PDF format. The application must be received no later than midnight Central European Standard Time (CET) on 10 March 2014. Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

Justification and rigor