26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering

16-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

COGNISE 2014 - 2nd International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering


Cognitive aspects of information systems engineering is an area that is gaining interest and importance in industry and research. In recent years, human aspects and specifically cognitive aspects in software engineering and information systems engineering have received increasing attention in literature and conferences, acknowledging that these aspects are as important as the technical ones, which have traditionally been in the center of attention.  The goal of this workshop is to provide a better understanding and more appropriate support of the cognitive processes and challenges practitioners experience when performing information systems development activities. Understanding the challenges and needs, educational programs as well as development supporting tools and notations may be enhanced for a better fit to our natural cognition, leading to better performance of engineers and higher systems’ quality.


The list of topics that are relevant to the workshop includes, but is not limited to

Identification of cognitive challenges in IS development

  • Cognitive processes involved in IS development
  • Cognitive difficulties and challenges in IS development 
  • Collaborative/distributed cognition in teamwork
  • Social, managerial and cultural effects on individual cognition-related characteristics of different development methods, notations and paradigms.

Proposed solutions for supporting cognitive processes in IS development

  • Development practices 
  • Development supporting tools
  • Visual models
  • Designated knowledge management solutions

Educational aspects of IS development

  • Learning processes in IS development
  • Education programs, methods and tools
  • Teaching cases


Manuscripts should be submitted to the workshop in PDF format via the EasyChair system https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=cognise14

Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of significance, originality and technical quality. Papers should clearly establish the research contribution and the relation to previous research. The submission should clearly emphasize the discussion aspects relevant to the workshop. Full research papers as well as short research-in-progress or position papers are welcome.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 5th March 2014 (Extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 24th March 2014
  • Camera ready: 31st March 2014
  • Workshop day: 17th June 2014

Organizing Committee

Irit Hadar, University of Haifa, Israel, hadari@is.haifa.ac.il
Barbara Weber, Universität Innsbruck, Austria, Barbara.Weber@uibk.ac.at

Program Committee

  • Daniel M. Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Xavier Franch, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Marcela Genero, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Joel Lanir, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Meira Levy, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel
  • Jan Mendling, WU Vienna, Austria
  • Jeffrey Parsons, Memorial University, Canada
  • Hajo Reijers, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Irene Vanderfeesten, TU Eindohven, The Netherlands
  • Stefan Zugal, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Workshop's website


last updated on: 16:17, Wednesday 26th, February 2014