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The following are the research outputs of the Information Systems Department in 2001. 

Textbooks

  • Cloete, E.  E:Commerce: A Contemporary View. Cape Town: Pardus Publishing, 2001 

  • Hooper, A. S. C.  Management Issues for the Virtual Library.  The Electronic Libarary, Vol. 19, No. 2 (February 2001). 

  • McLeod, G.  Beyond UML: Advanced System Delivery with Objects,  Components, Patterns and Middleware, Inspired Press, 2001. 358 pages.  

  • Smith. D. and A. Stander. Data Communications: A Business Perspective.Dept. of Information Systems, University of Cape Town.

  • Van Belle, J.-P. In Hartmann-Petersen, Gerrans & Hartmann-Petersen. The SASOL Science and Technology Resource: a resource for learners, students and trainees in science and technology. New Africa Education publishing, Claremont, 2001

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Licker, Paul.  A Gift from the Gods?  Components of Information Technological Fatalism, Determinism in Several Cultures.  Forthcoming, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries.

  • Molla, A., and P. Licker.  E-Commerce Systems Success:  An Attempt to Partially Extend the Delone and MacLean Model of IS Success.  Journal of ECommerce Research, Vol 2, No 4, November 2001.

  • Stander, A. Wireless Communication for Scientific Data Access in African Countries (On invitation for the first issue of the CODATA Journal of the International Council for Science)

  • Van Belle, Jean-Paul. An Evaluation of Teaching Strategies for an Information Systems Foundations Course. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, Vol 4 No 1 (2000).

Conference papers

  • Brown, I. Extending theory in strategic information systems  planning through meta-analysis. Forthcoming, IRMA 2002 Conference.

  • Brown, I. Systems Thinking in the theory and practice of  strategic information systems planning.  Forthcoming, UK Systems Society Conference, July, 2002, York.

  • Cloete, E. and J. Neethling.  The Use of Academic Web-sites at the University of Cape Town. Proceedings, BITWorld Conference, Cairo, June 2001 (CD ROM) 8 pp.

  • Franken, J., A. Stander, Z. Booley, Z. Isaacs and R. Rose.  A Comparison of the Interface Effect on the Use of Mobile Devices.  Proceedings South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference, Pretoria, September 2001, pp. 120-128.

  • Hart, M.L., Mathebula, P.,Onyango, A. & Sayed, Q. 2001. Some human aspects of knowledge management. Proceedings of the BITWorld 2001Conference, Cairo, Egypt

  • Hart, M., E. Barker-Goldie, K. Davies and A. Theron.  Issues Affecting the Adoption of Data Mining in South Africa.  Proceedings South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference, Pretoria, September 2001, pp. 182-190.

  • Johnson, K. "Lessons from Geese".  Forthcoming, IRMA 2002 Conference.

  • Johnson, K."Understanding South African online consumer". Forthcoming, IRMA 2002 Conference.

  • Licker, P., R. Anderson, C. Macintosh and A van Kets. Web Site Readability and Navigation Techniques: An Empirical Study. Proceedings South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference, Pretoria, September 2001, pp. 64-72.

  • Licker, Paul.  Community Informatics and E-Commerce as the Model of Information Technology Use in Developing Countries, Proceedings Second Annual Global Information Technology Management Conference, Dallas, June 2001.

  • Licker, Paul.  Countering E-Commerce Marginalisation through Demand-Centred Measures, ProceedingsBITWorld Conference, Cairo, June 2001 (CD ROM) 8 pp.

  • Licker, Paul.  A Gift from the Gods?  Components of Information Technological Fatalism, Determinism in Several Cultures, Proceedings BITWorld Conference, Cairo, June 2001

  • McLeod, G. PAMELA: A Proto-pattern for Rapidly Delivered, Runtime Extensible Systems", Proceedings,Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD'01), Interlaken, Switzerland, June 2001. 

  • McLeod, G. Rapid System Delivery with Objects, Components and Patterns: the Inspired Method, to Microsoft Modeling and Software Development Tools groups

  • McLeod, G. Tutorial Leader: Making Enterprise Architectures Practical, day tutorial as part of Conference on Advanced Systems Engineering (CAISE'01), Interlaken, Switzerland, June 2001

  • McLeod, G.  Integrating Program Management, Architectures and Knowledge Management. Project Management Institute, Cape Town,  Aug 2001

  • McLeod, G.  Open Enterprise Systems, Solutions, Experiences and Organization  (OESSEO'01) Workshop,Rome, Sept 2001

  • Molla, A. and P. Licker  PERM: A  Model of E-Commerce Adoption in Developing Countries.  Forthcoming, IRMA 2002 conference.

  • Nash, J., D. Gwilt, A. Ludwig, and K. Shaw. The Use of Technology to Support Group Decision-Making in South Africa. Proceedings South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference, Pretoria, September 2001, pp. 165-171.

  • Nash, J.M., Hendricks, Y., Parker, C., Wibberley, G. (2001) The Impact of Physical Disability on Student Internet Usage. Proceedings,  31st SACLA Conference, Bronkhorstspruit, 27-29 June 2001: 7-10.

  • Shear, S. Applying Mind Maps to the Planning and Administration of IS Courses. Proceedings,  31st SACLA Conference, Bronkhorstspruit, 27-29 June 2001

  • Smith, D. C., M. Becker, J. Burns-Howell & J. Kyriakides.  Creating High Performance I. S. Teams. Proceedings South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference, Pretoria, September 2001, pp. 172-181.

  • Smith, D. "Why Standardise the Information Systems Degree in South Africa?" in Proceedings of the 31st SACLA Conference, Bronkhorstspruit, 27-29 June 2001, p21-22.

  • Smith, D. "Factors Affecting ICT Usage in Western Cape Schools", presented to Africa connects Conference, Cape Town, 10-13 July 2001.

  • Stander, A. A Usability Model to Predict User Experience in E-commerce.  Forthcoming, 2002 IRMA Conference

  • Stander, A., P. van der Zee and Y Wang.  The Effect of Colour, Luminance, Contrast, Icons, Forgiveness and Closure on ATM Interface Efficiency.  Proceedings South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists Conference, Pretoria, September 2001, pp. 129-138

  • Van Belle, J.P., 2001. Web-based course delivery & Tools. Africa Connects Conference, Cape Town, 10-13 July.

  • van der Merwe, N. and A. Stander.  The Retention of Women in the South African IT Industry, Forthcoming, 2002 IRMA Conference

Mentored Honours Papers

Twenty-four research projects  (ERs) were submitted by FTHons students and eighteen research projects (TRs) were submitted by PTHons students in 2001.  These tend to become working papers or full publication submissions.

Full-Time Honours Empirical Research Projects (some available in PDF format)

Part-Time Honours Technical Reports

  • Risk Management Strategies for Virtual Project Teams in South Africa
  • Computer Security Issues: A South African Perspective
  • An Investigation into Potential Reasons why Pair Programming Is Not Widely Adopted by Programmers as a Standard Development Practice when Developing Software
  • Internet Data Privacy Policies: The Shape of South Africas Public Companies
  • Die Verbetering van Besluitneming Tydens die Uitvoerbaarheidsfase van IT-Verwante Inisiatiewe in Sanlam Persoonlike Finansies
  •  Achieving ISO/IEC 15504 Level 2 in a Large Financial Services Organisation
  • Customer Expectations of Internet Banking in South Africa
  • In the Financial Services Sector in South Africa
  • The Role of Adaptable Technical Infrastructure in the Digital Transformation of a Media Company
  •  Evaluation and exploration of the impact/change caused by the implementation of STRATE (Share Transaction Totally Electronic) system from the persepective of financial services organisations, especially JSE member institutions (ie. Stockbrokers) in SA.
  • The Effect of Virtual Tour Technology on home buying and selling
  • The Relevance of Acord XML Standards to the SA Life Assurance Industry
  • The Perceived Effect of the World Wide Web on SA short-term Insurance Industry
  • E-Business Strategies as a means of attaining a competitive advantage: with special focus on the textile manufacturing industry in the Western Cape
  • Business Students Perceptions of Electronic Commerce
  • Migrating Commercial Software to Open Source in iTouch South Africas Workstation Environment
  • Virtual Teams in the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies
  • A methodology for utilising South African Programmers as Globally Dispersed Vitual Team Members through the use of  Collaboration Technology
  • System Development Project/Case Study: Inter-organizational message broker

Accepted Graduate Dissertations, Theses, and Doctoral Proposals

  • Miller, T.  The Effect of the World Wide Web on the South African Unit Trust Brokers:  A Study of Disintermediation and Reintermediation. Masters Dissertatation
  • Stander, A. A Usability Model to Predict User Experience in E-commerce.  Ph. D. Proposal (Accepted)
  • Waker, L. Enhancing Information Systems Project Team Performance:  Team Member Selection Strategies. Masters Dissertation

Conference and Publication Responsibilities

Members of our Department served on the following Editorial Review Boards:

  • Journal of Database Management
  • Journal of Global Information Management
  • Journal of Global Information Technology Management
  • Journal of Information Technology Management

Members of our department served on the following Program committees or as Track or Session or Panel Chairs of these conferences:

  • UML A Critical Review and Suggestions for the Future. Hawaii Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS),  Maui, Jan 2001
  • Global Information Technology Management 2nd World Conference, Dallas, June 2001.
  • South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists annual Conference, Pretoria, September 2001.
  • Evaluation of Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD'01) Workshop Conference on Advanced Systems Engineering (CAISE'01), Interlaken, Switzerland, June 2001
  • 11th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'01), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, December 2001
  • E-Commerce Systems Development Methodologies Minitrack Hawaii Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS-35) upcoming, Jan 2002, Hawaii
  • CoChair: "Enterprise Architecture, Implementation, and Infrastructure Management", Hawaii Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS-35) upcoming, Jan 2002, Hawaii