Chekfoung Tan

PHD Student


Doctoral Researcher


BISA Student Representative (2011/12, 2012/13), Teaching assistant for BTC course, Co-supervisor for MSc dissertation

Areas of Interest

Information architecture, organisational semiotics, health informatics


TAN, C., SUN, L. & LIU, K. 2015. Big Data Architecture for Pervasive Healthcare: A Literature Review. 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015). Münster, Germany.

 TAN, C., LIU, K., SUN, L. & SPENCE, C. 2013. An Evaluation Framework for Migrating Application to the Cloud: Software as a Service. LISS 2012. Springer.

TAN, C., LIU, K. & SUN, L. 2013. A design of evaluation method for SaaS in cloud computing. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 6, 50-72.

TAN, C. & LIU, K. 2013. An organisational semiotics inspired information architecture: pervasive healthcare as a case study. 14th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisation (ICISO). Stockholm, Sweden.


MSc Business Informatics, University of Reading, 2010 (distinction)
BSc Computer Science (Multimedia), University Putra Malaysia, 2002 - 2005 (First class honour)

Description of PhD project

The PhD project is looking into developing information architecture for healthcare organisation. It believes that information is construed through human and social activities within a healthcare organisation. Organizational onion and organizational morphology from organizational semiotics study are adopted to describe the information architecture for healthcare organisations. The layers (informal, formal and technical) in organizational onion deduce the analogy of information requirement elicitation process.