Artifact and/or Theory? Publishing Design Science Research in IS

Abayomi Baiyere, Alan Hevner, Shirley Gregor, Matti Rossi, Richard Baskerville

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With the rising interest in Design Science Research (DSR), it has become crucial to understand what the acceptable components of a DSR paper are, in order to get published. Central to this is the ongoing debate on what constitutes an acceptable contribution in DSR - the artifact, the design theory or both? Two camps have emerged in this debate, and this panel is setup to engage thought leaders from both sides in a scholarly discourse. At the end, we aim to have moved a step towards collectively charting a path for the future of Design Science in the IS discipline.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirty Sixth International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2015
EditorsTraci Carte, Armin Heinzl, Cathy Urquhart
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)9780996683111
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015: Exploring the Information Frontier - Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Duration: 13 Dec 201516 Dec 2015
Conference number: 36


Conference2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015
LocationFort Worth Convention Center
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Worth, Texas
Internet address


  • Design Science Research
  • ICIS panel
  • Information systems (IS) theory
  • Information technology (IT) artifact
  • Research method
  • Theory building

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