Preface to QoIS 2005
Quality is emerging as a key issue for information systems researchers and practitioners. The information system is often defined as “a system, whether automated or manual, that comprises people, machines, and/or methods organized to collect, process, transmit, and disseminate data that represent user information”. Information system quality aims at the evaluation of its main components, i.e. system quality, data quality, information quality as well as model quality and method quality. Ongoing research encompasses theoretical aspects including quality definition and/or quality models. These theoretical contributions lead to methods, approaches and tools for quality measurement and/or improvement. Most approaches focus on specific environments, such as web site quality, data warehouse quality, ontologies quality, etc. This workshop is devoted to present and discuss papers related both to theoretical and practical aspects of information systems quality. Two sessions are devoted respectively to :
–Model quality: frameworks, criteria, and experiments are proposed to facilitate the evaluation of model and language quality.
–Quality driven process: this session will demonstrate how quality can be used to improve methods, tool selection or information retrieval.
We received 17 papers from over 10 countries and the program committee finally selected seven papers. We would like to thank the organizing committee of the 24th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER2005) for recognizing the relevance of this workshop and ER2005 workshop chairs for their helpful attitude. We are very indebted to all program committee members and additional reviewers who have very carefully and timely worked. We would also like to thank all the authors who submitted papers to our workshop.
We hope this workshop will be an opportunity for stimulating exchange between researchers and practitioners about information system quality.