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Table 6 Top 3 (“Please choose and rank those three grand challenges from the list that are in your opinion the most important ones”)

From: In Search of Information Systems (Grand) Challenges

Rank Challenges of IS research Total points
1 C03 – proving relevance of IS research 47
2 C15 – integrating human and machine problem solving 42
3 C16 – leveraging knowledge from data, with the related management of high data volumes 32
4 C01 – identifying IS as an academic discipline 28
5 C04 – rethink the theoretical foundations of the IS discipline 16
6 C06 – mastering the methodological breadth/richness 14
7 C08 – providing ubiquitous access to IS services 12
8 C19 – supporting effective collaboration and learning through evolving media repertoires 11
9 C02 – adapting IS teaching to current IS research developments 10
10 C07 – increasing theoretical/methodological sophistication 9
11 C13 – developing model–driven methods and tools for the full–scale automated generation of implementation–ready IS 8
12 C12 – aligning organizational objectives with IT by developing and establishing efficient communication means 7
13 C09 – integrating information systems in one single virtual space 7
14 C14 – leveraging the “fun” in information systems applications 7
15 C05 – streamlining and providing equal quality standards for different strands of IS research 4
16 C21 – embedding systems in real–life environments 2
17 C11 – developing universal methods for the translation between different coding systems 2
18 C17 – developing effective IS for emergency management 2
19 C10 – making different IT generations work together 2
20 C20 – raising collective consciousness 2
21 C18 – utilizing energy informatics 1
  1. Rating: rank 1 = 3 points; Rank 2 = 2 points; Rank 3 = 1 point; Not ranked = 0 points