Professor in Systems Development & Software Engineering,
Department of Informatics, Copenhagen Business School
Visit: July–December 2005
This is Professor Kautz’s first visit to Monash as a
Prior to his Professorship in Informatics in Denmark, Professor
Kautz has been employed as a senior researcher at the Norwegian
Computing Center and as a lecturer at universities in Germany
, Norway, England and Denmark. He is the chairman of the IFIP
TC8 WG 8.6 on Diffusion, Transfer, and Implementation of Information
His research interests
are in systems development and system development methodologies
in practice, the diffusion and adoption of information technology
innovations, knowledge management, especially in the IT industry
and software quality and process improvement. He has published
in these areas in journals like Information
and Software Technology, Information,
Technology & People, the Scandinavian Journal of
Information Systems, Software
Process: Improvement and Practice, IEEE
Software, Journal of Knowledge Management, the Journal
of Information Systems, the Journal of Informing Science,
the Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications.
He is an editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Information
System, and associate editor of Information Technology & People
as well as an editorial board member of several other IS
journals. He is a member of AIS , ACM and IEEE.
In the first half of 2005 Professor Kautz was a guest of the University of
New South Wales, School of Information Systems, Technology & Management;
and in the second half of the year, he is Visiting Professor here at the Caulfield
School of Information Technology, Monash University.
The primary objective of his research is to achieve a better understanding
of information systems development in practice. Appreciating ISD less
as a technical, than as a social work process performed within organisational
and structures and with organisational and managerial challenge, he
focuses on ISD and the utilisation of development methods as knowledge
intensive, innovative activities in which continuous process improvement
takes place based on learning from daily practice.
Short visits in October 2005, by Professor Ketelaar, Professor
Anne Gilliland-Swetland, and Richard Marciano.
Prof Eric Ketelaar
Professor of Archivistics
University of Amsterdam
School of Information Management and Systems
Visit: 8 July – 12 August 2004
This is Professor Ketelaar’s first visit to Monash as
an Honorary Professor, however it continues his long collaboration
with members of the Records
Continuum Research Group within SIMS.
Professor Ketelaar’s interests and expertise encompass
a wide range of topics including archival policies and law,
professional ethics and standards, electronic records, and social
and cultural archivistics. This latter area forms the theme
of his visit – exploring aspects of the societal and cultural
role of archives.
During his visit Professor Ketelaar led a number of seminars
for postgraduate students, staff, and industry. A highlight
was the three day intensive professional development workshop
in early August involving Professor Ketelaar and other Australian
and international presenters.
For more information about Professor Ketelaar’s research
Dr Jacques Ajenstat
Department of Management and Technology
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)
Visiting: Feb - Jun 2004
The objectives for Prof. Ajenstat's sabbatical at Monash University
- Develop teaching material in Knowledge Management (KM)
within Decision Technologies courses at the University of Quebec
- Expand the research framework for Virtual Decision Making
using agents for wireless mobility functionality in supporting
option-based stock market portfolio decisions.
- Explore opportunities for establishing formal links for a
North-South poles academic collaboration with a specific focus
on on-line material delivery.
Professor Randy Stoecker
University of Toledo, U.S.A.
Visiting: 10 - 25 June 2004
Prof. Stoecker is the moderator and editor of COMM-ORG: The
Online Conference on Community Organizing and Development, and
author of Defending Community: The
Struggle for Alternative Redevelopment in Cedar-Riverside.
Professor Scott Robinson
University Metropolitana, Mexico City
Visiting: 14 - 20 June 2004
Prof. Robinson has coordinated a Community Telecentre project
in Mexico for the
Canadian International Development Research Centre. He writes
about community informatics issues and has made films and videos
about social development questions (most recently,Telecentros
en America Latina)