Eva Söderström

Associate Professor of Informatics

School of Informatics

Contact info

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  • PA410C

Dear reader, welcome to my homepage!

My name is Eva Söderström, and I am an assistant professor in Computer Science at the University of Skövde.

I hope you will find something of interest on this page. Eventually, I intend to include information about my research, publications, CV, teaching, and so on eventually. Enjoy!

Research interests

My research is currently focused on standards-based interactions between organisations, primarily within a business-to-business setting. A "standard" in this case is a set of guidelines for how to structure and organise documents and information to be sent between organisations. So far, a lot of the focus in both research and practice has been on the enabling technology, but there are many more aspects to be considered if inter-actions and inter-operability between organisations and their systems are to be successful. People must know how and why to use technology if the investment made is to pay off and bring additional value. My focus is hence not on the technical aspects per se, but on how the organisations in questions implement and use the standards and the standards-based communication. More on the research will eventually be available through a link to the left of the page.

Projects and networks

Networks

Onenetworkin which I ama memberis a Swedishnetwork of PhD students andtheir supervisors, and it is called Knowledge in Organisations (KiO). KiO started in 2000 and has approximately six nodes where the PhD students are working. Supervisors may come from additional nodes. One goal with KiO is to spur collaboration between researchers of the future and to enable mutual supportin the research process, which is also my primary involvement.

Projects

INTESTRAM: INformation TEchnology STRAtegy Management. Focused on developing a model for strategic management of IT and IT strategies in small and medium-sized enterprises. The project is funded by the Knowledge Foundation, and lasts between the years 2006 and 2009. The project page is: www.his.se/iki/intestram

Teaching

In 2007, my teaching includes:

  • Information Systems Research and Development (ISFU), C-level, seminar leader
  • BSc dissertations, C-level, supervisor and examinor
  • MSc dissertations, D-level, supervisor
  • BSc projects in information systems and business information systems, B-level, lecturer and examinor
  • Information systems - management, C-level, examinor and course leader
  • Information Systems Engineering, D-level, course leader

Homepages for each of these courses can be accessed via the School of Humanities and Informatics' homepage.