IFIP TC 8 – Information Systems



To promote and encourage interactions among professionals from practice and research and advancement of investigation of concepts, methods, techniques, tools, and issues related to information systems in organisations.



The planning, analysis, design, construction, modification, implementation, utilization, evaluation, and management of information systems that use information technology to support and coordinate organisational activities including:

  • effective utilization of information technologies in organisational context
  • interdependencies of information technologies and organisational structure, relationships and interaction
  • evaluation and management of information systems
  • analysis, design, construction, modification and implementation of computer-based information systems for organisations
  • management of knowledge, information, and data in organisations
  • information systems applications in organisations such as transaction processing, routine data processing, decision support, office support, computer-integrated manufacturing, expert support, executive support and support for strategic advantage plus the coordination and interaction of such applications
  • relevant research and practice from associated fields such as computer science, operations management, economics, organisation theory, cognitive science, knowledge engineering, and systems theory. 


Working Groups/Special Interest Groups:


WG 8.1: Design and Evaluation of Information Systems
WG 8.2: The Interaction of Information Systems and the Organization
WG 8.3: Decision Support
WG 8.4: E-Business: Multi-disciplinary research and practice
WG 8.5: Information Systems in Public Administration
WG 8.6: Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology
WG 8.9: Enterprise Information Systems
WG 8.10: Service-Oriented Systems (joint with WG 6.12/2.14)
WG 8.11: Information Systems Security Research (joint with WG 11.13)
WG 8.12: Industrial Information Integration


Link to the main website of Technical Committee 8


The South African representative to TC8 is Prof Alta van der Merwe (Alta.vdm@up.ac.za)