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