Department of Informatics

School of Economics and Management

Odd Steen

My primary research interests are Business Rules and modelling of these, and BR-centric e-services.

I started my PhD studies in 1994, when I was involved in a project on IT artefact quality and style theory of paradigmatic, i.e. exemplary, form and function (Ehn, 1994). This project carried in 1996 over in another project, The Qualitheque (Ehn, Gustafsson, Meggerle, Steen & Svedemar, 1996), which aimed for an on-line community of IT artefact quality and evaluations based on a model, used to assess use quality from three perspectives. The Qualitheque was supposed to provide re-presentations of IT artefacts-in-use as a source for debate and development of a style theory of exemplars for the IT area. The Qualitheque was also one of the first 100% Java websites in the world.

My PhD thesis took the artefact quality as a departure, but instead of focusing on style theory, which proved it self to be a more or less dead end, me and my colleague investigated the concept of IT quality in practice as assessment ability and knowledge of professional systems developers.

I defended the thesis and received my PhD degree in June 2002.

During July 2002 to July 2005 I was director of studies and as such responsible for the development of the basic education in Informatics at the department, which occupied most of my time. In April 2008 I became director of the Bachelor Programme in Information Systems and in July 2008 I again became director of studies.

Apart from being the director of studies I teach and research. New research interests are Business Rules Oriented Systems and BR-centric e-servcies which I hopefully can contribute to in the future. However, still much of my time is devoted to curricular work and education development for both the courses in Informatics and the Master Program in Information Systems. Research outcomes of these commitments are a number of Scholarship of Teaching papers listed below.

The coming three years I will participate in the VacSam project, which is a joint effort between our department, Smittskyddsinstitutet (The Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control), and Cybercom Group. I am one of the main authors of the research funding application for the VINNOVA call: ”Innovativa användare i en samverkande e-förvaltning.” (Innovative Users in a Cooperative e-Government) VacSam

Research projects

1994 - 1996
“Informationsteknologisk designkvalitet – ett projekt om paradigmatisk form och funktion.” (IT Design Quality – paradigmatic form and function) circa 2 MSEK Funded by NUTEK.

1996 - 1998
“The Qualitheque – communicating quality.” circa 1,2 MSEK Funded by KFB.

2008 - 2011
“VacSam – Digital eService for Coordinated Vaccination Control.” circa 3.4 MSEK with 50% Funding by VINNOVA.
The VacSam project
VINNOVA

Publications

Monographies & Books

Meggerle, T. & Steen, O. (2002): IT-kvalitet i praxis: systemutvecklares kunskap om och syn på kvalitet. Doktorsavhandling, inst. för Informatik, Lunds universitet, Lund. (Doctoral dissertation in Swedish)

Hedman, J., Kalling, T., Khakhar, D. & Steen, O. (Eds. 2005): Lund on Informatics. Liber, Malmö, CBS Press Copenhagen.

Book chapters

Ehn, P., Meggerle, T., Steen, O. & Svedemar, M. (1997): What Kind of Car is this Sales Support System? On Styles, Artifacts and Quality-in-use. In Kyng, M. & Mathiassen, L., (Eds.): Computers and Design in Context. MIT Press, Cambridge.

Hedman, J., Kalling, T., Khakhar, D. & Steen, O. (2005): Lund on Informatics: An Introduction. In Hedman, J., Kalling, T., Khakhar, D. & Steen, O. (Eds.): Lund on Informatics. Liber, Malmö, CBS Press Copenhagen.

Steen, O. (2005): IT Product Quality in Practice as Knowledge and Experience. In Hedman, J., Kalling, T., Khakhar, D. & Steen, O. (Eds.): Lund on Informatics. Liber, Malmö, CBS Press Copenhagen.

Carlsson, S., Hedman, J. & Steen, O. (2009): Model Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science Program in Business Information Systems Design (BISD 2007): Organisational Impacts. In Barry, C., Conboy, K., Lang, M., Wojtkowski, G. & Wojtkowski, W. (Eds.): Information Systems Development: Challenges in Practice, Theory and Education Volume 2. Springer Science+Business Media, US.

Holmberg, N. & Steen, O. (2011): Better Support for User Participation Using Business Rules Approach? in Pokorny, J., Repa, V., Richta, K., Wojtkowski, W., Linger, H., Barry, C. & Lang, M. (Eds.): Information Systems Development Business Systems and Services: Modeling and Development. Springer New York, New York, pp. 297-308.

Holmberg, N., Steen, O. & Carlsson, S. (2011): Service Orienting the Swedish Vaccination Recommendation Activity with the Business Rules Centric Digital Service VacSam in Jain, H., Sinha, A. & Vitharana, P. (Eds.): Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. vol. 6629, pp. 376-386.

Journal articles

Steen, O. (2007): Practical knowledge and its importance for software product quality. Information and Software Technology, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 625–636.

Carlsson, S., Hedman, J. & Steen, O. (2010): Integrated Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems Design (BISD 2010). Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 26, Article 24, pp. 525-546.

Conference papers

Ehn, P., Meggerle, T., Steen, O. & Svedemar, M. (1995): What Kind of Car is this Sales Support System? On Styles, Artifacts and Quality-in-use. In Kyng, M. & Mathiassen, L., (Eds.): Computers in context: joining forces in design: proceedings of the third Decennial Computers in Context Conference. Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus.

Meggerle, T. & Steen, O. (1995): A Sales Support System in Use – The Volvo Case. In Dahlbom, B., Kämmerer, F., Ljungberg, F., Stage, J. & Sørensen, C., (Eds.): Design in context: proceedings of the 18th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, IRIS 18, 11-13 August, Gjern, Denmark. Göteborg Department of Informatics, Göteborg University.

Meggerle, T. & Steen, O. (1998): A Critical Evaluation of a Project. In Buch, N. J., Damsgaard, J., Eriksen, L. B., Iversen, J. H. & Nielsen, P. A., (Eds.): IRIS 21 : information systems research in collaboration with industry : proceedings of the 21th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia, 8-11 August 1998 at Sæby Søbad, Denmark. Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Aalborg.

Steen, O. (2004): IT Product Quality in Practice as Knowledge and Experience. Proceedings of IRIS27. August 14-17, Falkenberg, Sweden.

Larsson, A. & Steen, O. (2006): Tool Support for Requirements Management Quality from a User Perspective. Proceedings of IRIS29. August 12-15, Helsingör, Denmark.

Carlsson, S., Hedman, J. & Steen, O. (2007): Model Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science Program in Business Information Systems Design (BISD 2007). 2nd International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology. May 13-15, 2007, The Westin Pasadena, California, USA.

Carlsson, S., Hedman, J. & Steen, O. (2007): Model Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science Program in Business Information Systems Design (BISD 2007): Organisational Impacts. 16th International Conference on Information Systems Development. August 29-31, 2007, NUI Galway, Ireland. Received Best Conference Paper Award

Holmberg, N. & Steen, O. (2010): Business Rules Friendly or not so Business Rules Friendly Business Concepts Modelling - Early Experiences from a Business Rules Project on a Digital Vaccination Recommendation Service. The 33rd Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia. August 22-24, 2010, Rebild, North Jutland, Denmark.

Holmberg, N. & Steen, O. (2010): Better Support for User Participation using Business Rules Approach? 19th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2010). August 25 - 27, 2010, Prague, Czech Republic.

Holmberg, N., Steen, O. & Carlsson, S.(2011): Service Orienting the Swedish Vaccination Recommendation Activity with the Business Rules Centric Digital Service VacSam. Sixth International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST 2011). May 5 - 6, 2011, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US.

Holmberg, N. & Steen, O. (2011): Business Process and Business Rules Modelling In Concert for e-Service Design and Business Alignment 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science. May 7 - 9, 2011, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

Conference workshops

Ehn, P., Meggerle, T., Steen, O. & Svedemar, M. (1996): Communicating Quality. In Blomberg, J., Kensing, F. & Dykstra-Erickson, E., (Eds.): Proceedings of PDC ‘96. Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Palo Alto.

Ehn, P., Meggerle, T., Steen, O. & Svedemar, M. (1997): Workshop: Communicating Quality. Proceedings of the 2nd. European Academy of Design Conference, Stockholm.

Popular science articles

Meggerle, T. & Steen, O. (1997): Är estetiken och kulturen viktig för gränssnittsdesign? designjournalen, vol. 4, nr. 2, s. 19-32. (in Swedish)

Lundin, H., Steen, O., Holmberg, N. (2011): VacSam - a rule based vaccination programme. Public Service Review. European Union. Issue 21. pp. 408-409. publicservice.co.uk Ltd.

Approved project applications

Ehn, P., Meggerle, T., Steen, O. & Svedemar, M. (1996): The Qualitheque – communicating quality. Project application to KFB. Department of Informatics, Lund University. (approved with ca. 1.2 MSEK).

Carlsson, S., Heijbel, H., Linde, A., Lundin, H., Ottosson G. & Steen, O. (2008): VacSam – Digital eService for Coordinated Vaccination Control. Project application to VINNOVA. Department of Informatics, Lund University. (approved with ca. 3.4 MSEK).

Internal reports

Steen, O., Alexanderson, P., Lahtinen, M., Lundin, H., Naraghi, B. & Rosén, A. (2001): Beredningsgruppens rapport. Internal report, Department of Informatics, Lund University.

Steen, O. (2005): Benchmarking av informatik och systemvetenskap. Internal report, School of Economics and Management, Lund University.

Lundin, H., Nordström, L. & Steen, O. (2005): Slutrapport för utvecklingsprojektet “Utveckla Informatik!” Internal report, Department of Informatics, Lund University.

Lundin, H. & Steen, O. (2006): Vision för informatikämnet i Lund. Internal report, Department of Informatics, Lund University.

Carlsson, S., Hedman, J. & Steen, O. (2006): Förslag till program enligt Bolognaprocessen. Internal report, School of Economics and Management, Lund University.

Steen, O. & Sassén, M. (2008): Lärandeportfölj för det Systemvetenskapliga kandidatprogrammet. Internal report, School of Economics and Management, Lund University.

 

Odd Steen

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Odd Steen
Associate Professor

Phone: +46462228198
Odd.Steen@ics.lu.se
Room: EC2-231

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