November 2, 2008
An interesting challenge for practitioners and academics is to maintain a good balance between academic rigor and practical relevance. An often heard claim is that academic research is hardly relevant (especially in CS), and that consulting lacks academic rigor.
Next year's CAISE conference (Computer Aided Information Systems Engineering) will be held in Amsterdam. CAISE is one of the conferences that has always maintained a very high standard in terms of academic rigor. This year's CAISE conference will also host the PRET workshop (Practice-driven Research on Enterprise Transformation). The list of accepted papers / chapters should be published soon. It promises to be an interesting workshop!