The IRIS (Information systems research seminar in Scandinavia) began in 1978 and is the oldest consecutive IS conference in the world. The conference is organized as an annual working seminar for Scandinavian researchers and PhD students. Over the years we have been happy to see an increasing number of participants from outside Scandinavia. After its first few meetings in Finland, the seminar now alternates between the Scandinavian countries.
The IRIS research community launched its own – full-fledged – conference in 2010 (Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS). The conference has a format which is known from other conferences such as the IFIP working conference series. The submitted papers and panels will be selected through a rigorous and double blind review process performed by a program committee consisting of senior Scandinavian and international researchers in our field. The selected manuscripts are presented in formal paper sessions.