The planning, analysis, design and evaluation of information systems for organisations.


1. Identify concepts and develop theories relevant to the planning, analysis, design and evaluation of information systems.

2. Develop languages, techniques, tools and methods for applying these concepts and theories to the

  • planning
  • requirement analysis and determination, and specification
  • design
  • evolution of information systems, and their verification, validation and overall evaluation.

3. Develop methodologies for the analysis, evaluation and selection of information systems development methods.

4. Take cognizance of relevant work from associated fields.

To get involved

Application for membership: Active participants in IFIP WG 8.1 events, who have been involved in at least two recent working group events, can put forward their interest in participating in the activities of the group, contacting one of the working group officers listed below. Members of IFIP WG 8.1 can also put forward proposals for new members. In both cases the application/proposal should be submitted in time for it to be discussed at the yearly business meeting (which usually take place in June after the EMMSAD and BPMDS-events). A short written statement about the research interests and previous IFIP WG 8.1 activities of the candidate should be enclosed.

Friends: a list of “friends” interested in working group initiatives is maintained through our LinkedIn group.



  • WG8.1 Chair Dr. Jolita Ralyte, Univ. Geneva, Switzerland
  • WG8.1 Vice-Chair Prof. Janis Stirna, Univ. Stockholm, Sweden
  • WG8.1 Secretary Prof. John Krogstie, NTNU, Norway

About TC 8

IFIP TC8 is the IFIP Technical Committee dedicated to the field of Information Systems. It was established in 1966, and aims to promote and encourage the advancement of research and practice of concepts, methods, techniques and issues related to information systems in organisations.

About IFIP

The International Federation for Information Processing is a multinational federation of professional and technical organisations (or national groupings of such organisations) concerned with information processing. From any one country, only one such organisation - which must be representative of the national activities in the field of information processing - can be admitted as a Full Member.

The Federation is governed by a General Assembly which meets once every year and consists of one representative from each Member organisation. The Federation is organised into the IFIP Council, the Executive Board, and the Technical Assembly. The Technical Assembly is divided into eleven Technical Committees and two Specialist Groups. These Committees and Groups are in turn Divided into Working Groups, of which IFIP WG 8.1 is one (under Technical Committee 8).

2019/06/15 08:19, John Krogstie