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Roger Clarke's 'History of I.S. in Australia' App. 3A

A Retrospective on the Information Systems Discipline in Australia
Appendix 3A: Timeline - International

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Version of 9 November 2007

This file contains Appendix 3A to the paper 'A Retrospective on the Information Systems Discipline in Australia'

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1963 Institute for Business Organisation and Automation at Uni. Koeln - E. Grochla

1965 First Courses in Scandinavia and in the USA

1965 First Professor in Europe - Borje Langefors in Stockholm, Professor in Information Processing

1966 First German-language IS doctorate (Peter Mertens 'Inter-organisational Cooperation and Integration through Automated Data Processing'), at Technische Universität München, supervisor K.F. Bussmann

1967 First Professors and Departments:

1968 First Chair in German-Speaking Countries - Peter Mertens, Linz, Austria

1969 First specialist newsletter launched - Data Base for Advances in Information Systems

1972 German journal Elektronische Rechtanlagen (electronic computing systems, 1959-72) changed name to Angewandte Informatik (applied computing) - and in 1990 to Wirtschaftsinformatik (business computing)

1974 First Chair in Australia - Cyril Brookes, UNSW, Sydney

1977 MIS Quarterly launched

1977 Information & Management launched

1980 First International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS)

1983 First Edition of the Directory of Faculty in the U.S.A. and Canada

1988 First Edition of the Directory of Australian Information Systems Academics

1990 First Australian Conference in Information Systems (ACIS)

1992 European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) launched

1993 First European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS)

1993 First Pacific-Asia Conference in Information Systems (PACIS)

1993 ISWorld Mailing List formed

1993 ISWorld Web-Site founded

1993 First Edition of the European Directory of Information Systems Academics

1994 Association for Information Systems (AIS) formed

1994 Australian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS) established

1994 First Edition of the Asia-Pacific Directory of Information Systems Academics

1995 Worldwide Online Directory of IS Academics went live

1995 First Americas Conference in Information Systems (AMCIS)

Author Affiliations

Roger Clarke is Principal of Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Canberra. He is also a Visiting Professor in the E-Commerce Programme at the University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor in the Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre at the University of N.S.W., and Visiting Fellow in the Department of Computer Science at the Australian National University.

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