Part of Henley Business School at the University of Reading, The Informatics Research Centre (IRC) provides a centre of gravity for interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and knowledge transfer in Informatics. The Centre defines informatics as 'the study of the creation, management and utilisation of information in scientific and economic activities.', and aims to:
The IRC benefits from input of knowledge and expertise from various subject fields, including Biodiversity, Business Management, Economics, Information acquisition and assimilation, Intelligent Pervasive Spaces, Computer Science, Cognitive Science and Systems Engineering, across a number of Schools and beyond.
IRC attracts researchers and students from around the world. Our current research outcomes are actively disseminated to the research communities and industries. Research focuses on areas include, but are not limited to:
Each academic year the Centre organises a series of conferences, workshops and events, designed to unite academic colleagues conducting research spanning the broad, outlined fields above.
ICISO 2013: aims to provide a focal forum for participants from various domains of information management and information systems, internet of things/ web of things, computational science, semiotics, humanities, and business and engineering, and to bring together researchers, practitioners, or business and industrial professionals and academics. The conference enables the sharing and exchange of the latest work.
The following is a list of recently completed PhD Thesis within the School of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting.
|Weizi Li||Norm based clinical pathway management in digital hospital|
|Wenge Rong||Composition Oriented Context Modelling for Personalised Web Service Selection|
|Kenneth Boness||Goal-Responsibility Appraisal of Soft-Projects|
|Martin Wheatman||Software Engineering as Pragmatism: A Semiotic Approach to Programming|
|Enas Al Saffar||The adoption of E-procurement System in the Public Services Sector|
|Bin Ling||Requirements Driven Modelling for Knowledge Sharing in Project Management|
|Stuart Moran||Modelling the Effects of Ubiquitous Monitoring on Human Behaviour|
|Yu Ma||A Semiotic Approach for Assessing Buildings Performance|
|Adrian Benfell||A Pragmatic Based Web-service Discovery Mechanism within a Service Oriented Context|
|Jarunee Duangsuwan||A conceptual design of normative multi-agent systems for intelligent building control|
|Khulood Rambo||An Organisational Semiotics Approach to Culture-centred Design|
|Majed Alrajhi||Barriers in the Adoption of Information Systems In Saudi Arabia|
|Ning Zhang||Pragmatic-social solutions to communication problems to successful collaberation in a multicultural distributed working environment|
|Zhuotao Huang||MAS (Multi-Agent System) for BMS(Building Management System)|
|Hubert Gryzbek||Linking Computer Aided Design with Object-Based Scene Description|
|Navid Karimi Sani||Developing a Pragmatic Web by Incorporating Intentional and Contextual Information into Semantic Web|
|Shokoofeh Ketabchi||Adaptable Architecture to Satisfy Changing Requirements|
|Jun Qin||Impacts of SOA on Banking Performance|
|Anas Als'oud||Examining a Technology Acceptance Model of E-Government services in Jordan|
|Isaac Wiafe||Persuasive effects of interactive and intelligent space|
|Sanaa Askool||Social CRM Adoption in Banking Industry|
|Binbin Liu||The Value of Information and Information Management in Organisations|
|Jingshu Ji||Information Management for Community-based University Education|
|Nazmona Mat Ali||A Semiotic-based Knowledge Profiling Methodology for Personalised Information Provision|