Towards Automated Analysis of Fads and Trends in Information Systems Research — Concept, Implementation and Exemplary Application in the Context of Business Process Management Research

Constantin Houy, Khulan Sainbuyan, Peter Fettke, Peter Loos

In: Roel Wieringa, Selmin Nurcan, Colette Rolland, Jean-Louis Cavarero (editor). Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science. IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS-13) May 29-31 Paris France Pages 506-516 ISBN 978-1-4673-2914-9 IEEE Computer Society 5/2013.


Information Systems (IS) research strives for the design of innovative as well as the investigation of existing methods and techniques for information management in organizations. IS methods and techniques can support the automation of operational tasks as well as management tasks in organizations. Furthermore, they can also offer considerable potential for the automation of research processes in IS research. This paper examines the potential and boundaries of automated analyses of fads and trends in the field of IS research based on a design-oriented research approach. A concept for automated trend analysis is developed and implemented in an innovative software tool. The proof-of-concept software is exemplarily applied for the investigation of fads and trends in Business Process Management (BPM) research as an important field in IS research. Moreover, the potential and boundaries of the presented approach are discussed.


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