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Sandeep R. Purao

Professor, Information and Process Management
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1995
Master of Business Administration, Northern Illinois University, 1988
Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 1985
Bachelor of Law (Gen), University of Bombay, 1984
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Bombay, 1983
Office: Smith Technology Center 322 | 781.891._2753 |

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I hold a PhD in Management Science (MIS) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. At Bentley, I hold a Trustee Professor position in the Information and Process Management group. My research and teaching deals with the design of complex techno-organizational systems, and the sciences of design.

Teaching Interests

My teaching strengths and interests significantly overlap with my research. I have taught courses and participated in programs variously titled as systems design, enterprise integration, enterprise integration, business processes and enterprise systems, and organizational informatics. These include courses at the undergraduate, masters, professional masters and doctoral levels.

Research Interests

My research deals with the design and evolution of complex technologies at larger scales such as organizations, governments and cities; blending methods from organizational science and software engineering, informed by domain-specific theories in business, government and cities. I primarily use design science methods, supported by interpretive and positivist approaches and enjoy reflecting on the craft of teaching. My work has been published in several premier journals and conferences. I received a Ph.D. in MIS from the Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 1995. I have chaired DESRIST, IEEE Service Computing, WITS and ER conferences; and have served/serve on on the editorial boards for Journal of the AIS, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Database Management, Scandinavian Journal of IS, and Information Technology &Management

Consulting/Practice Interests

I have worked with a number of industry segments including finance, manufacturing and government agencies. My work has dealt with designing innovative solutions for organizational problems as well as developing deeper understanding of complex problems dealing with knowledge management, human resources and technology infrastructures.

Professional Links

Awards and Honors

2014, Lifetime Achievement Award, Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technologies (DESRIST)
2009, Best Paper Selection for the AMIA Yearbook, American Medical Informatics Association
2005, Best Paper Award , European Conference on Information Systems


Journal Article(s)
Purao, S. R., Bolloju, N., Tan, C. SIRE-­ML: A conceptual modeling grammar for systems integration. Forthcoming

Nilsen, H., Larsen, E., Purao, S. R., Sein, M. (2016). Setting the Pace: Experiments with Keller’s PSI. Under review at IEEE Transactions on Education.

Liu, N., Gavino, A., Purao, S. R. (2015). Extracting Citizen Values as Inputs for Designing Citizen-Responsive Urban e-Planning Services: The VOICE Approach and a Demonstration in the Healthcare Context. International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR), 4 (2), 1–25.

Zhang, G., Purao, S. R. (2013). Using vignettes to study conflict management practices in enterprise architecture initiatives. (link)

Purao, S. R. (2013). Truth or dare: The ontology question in design science research. Journal of Database Management (JDM), 24 (3), 51–66. (link)

Purao, S. R., Wu, A. (2013). Towards values-inspired design: the case of citizen-centric services. (link)

Purao, S. R., Henfridsson, O., Rossi, M., Sein, M. (2013). Ensemble artifacts: From viewing to designing in action design research. Systems, Signs & Actions, 7 (1), 73–81. (link)

Nilsen, H., Purao, S. R. (2012). Lessons Learned from the Agder Experience. Contemporary Trends in Systems Development, 409. (link)

Purao, S. R., Desouza, K. C., Becker, J. (2012). Investigating Failures in Large-Scale Public Sector Projects with Sentiment Analysis. e-Service Journal, 8 (2), 84–105. (link)

Rossi, M., Purao, S. R., Sein, M. K. (2012). Generalizating from Design Research. IT Artefact Design & Workplace Intervention. (link)

Umapathy, K., Purao, S. R., Bagby, J. (2012). Empirical analysis of anticipatory standardization processes: a case study. Information Systems and e-Business Management, 10 (3), 325–350. (link)

Robinson, W. N., Purao, S. R. (2011). Monitoring service systems from a language-action perspective. Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on, 4 (1), 17–30. (link)

Sein, M., Henfridsson, O., Purao, S. R., Rossi, M., Lindgren, R. (2011). Action design research. Management Information Systems Research Center.

Vakharia, A. J., Bhattacharjee, S., Browne, G., Ferratt, T., Jones, J., Kumar, A., Mehra, A., Moore, J. E., Purao, S. R., Rao, H. R., others, . (2011). Acknowledgment to Guest Editors and Reviewers (2011). Decision Sciences, 42 (4). (link)

Umapathy, K., Purao, S. R. (2010). Systems integration and web services. Computer, 11 (43), 91–94. (link)

Karunakaran, A., Purao, S. R., Cameron, B. (2010). Leveraging University Research to Assist SMEs in Legacy Industrial Era Regions: The Case of I-99 Corridor. Global Perspectives on Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Information Systems: International Approaches: International Approaches, 22. (link)

Karunakaran, A., He, J., Purao, S. R., Cameron, B. (2010). Growth Trajectories of SMEs and the Sensemaking of IT Risks: A Comparative Case Study. Cases on Technology Innovation: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls: Entrepreneurial Successes and Pitfalls, 156. (link)

Srivatsan, V. R., Purao, S. R., Jansen, J., He, J. (2009). Systems Developers Define their Own Information Needs. AMCIS 2009 Proceedings, 579. (link)

Yi, F., Purao, S. R., Clark, S., Raghuram, S. (2009). Surfacing Automation Criteria: A Process Architecture Approach. AMCIS 2009 Proceedings, 107. (link)

Robinson, W. N., Purao, S. R. (2009). Specifying and monitoring interactions and commitments in open business processes. IEEE software (2), 72–79. (link)

Haynes, S. R., Purao, S. R., Skattebo, A. L. (2009). Scenario-based methods for evaluating collaborative systems. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), 18 (4), 331–356. (link)

Karunakaran, A., Purao, S. R., Cameron, B. (2009). From" Method Fragments" to" Knowledge Units": Towards a Fine-Granular Approach. ICIS 2009 Proceedings, 108. (link)

Purao, S. R., Sugumaran, V., Storey, V. C. (2009). From User-contributed Tags to Domain-level Constructs: A Heuristic Approach. (link)

Purao, S. R., Vaishnavi, V., Welke, R., Lenze, L. (2009). A framework for problem-based learning of systems development and integration. AMCIS 2009 Proceedings, 772. (link)

Purao, S. R., Baldwin, C. Y., Hevner, A., Storey, V. C., Pries-Heje, J., Smith, B., Zhu, Y. (2008). The sciences of design: observations on an emerging field. Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper (09-056). (link)

Smolander, K., Rossi, M., Purao, S. R. (2008). Software architectures: Blueprint, literature, language or decision&quest. European Journal of Information Systems, 17 (6), 575–588. (link)

Zhao, J. L., Goul, M., Purao, S. R., Vitharana, P., Wang, H. J. (2008). Impact of service-centric computing on business and education. Communications of the association for information systems, 22 (1), 16. (link)

Han, T., Purao, S. R., Storey, V. C. (2008). Generating large-scale repositories of reusable artifacts for conceptual design of information systems. Decision Support Systems, 45 (4), 665–680. (link)

Purao, S. R., Storey, V. C. (2008). Evaluating the adoption potential of design science efforts: The case of APSARA. Decision Support Systems, 44 (2), 369–381. (link)

Reddy, M. C., Purao, S. R., Kelly, M. (2008). Developing IT infrastructure for rural Hospitals: A case study of benefits and challenges of hospital-to-hospital partnerships. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 15 (4), 554–558. (link)

Umapathy, K., Purao, S. R., Barton, R. R. (2008). Designing enterprise integration solutions: effectively. European Journal of Information Systems, 17 (5), 518–527. (link)

Storey, V. C., Burton-Jones, A., Sugumaran, V., Purao, S. R. (2008). CONQUER: A methodology for context-aware query processing on the World Wide Web. Information Systems Research, 19 (1), 3–25. (link)

Vaishnavi, V. K., Purao, S. R., Liegle, J. (2007). Object-oriented product metrics: A generic framework. Information Sciences, 177 (2), 587–606. (link)

Sein, M. K., Rossi, M., Purao, S. R. (2007). Exploring the Limits of the Possible. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 19 (2), 8. (link)

Umapathy, K., Paul, S., Purao, S. R., Bagby, J. W., Mitra, P. (2007). Avatars of participants in anticipatory standardization processes. The Standards Edge. Bolin Group. Forthcoming. (link)

Umapathy, K., Purao, S. R. (2007). A theoretical investigation of the emerging standards for web services. Information Systems Frontiers, 9 (1), 119–134. (link)

Chua, C. E., Purao, S. R., Storey, V. C. (2006). Developing maintainable software: The Readable approach. Decision support systems, 42 (1), 469–491. (link)

Mitra, P., Purao, S. R., Bagby, J. W., Umapathy, K., Paul, S. (2005). NET Institute. (link)

Smolander, K., Rossi, M., Purao, S. R. (2005). Going Beyond the Blueprint: Unravelling the Compex Reality of Software Architectures. ECIS 2005 Proceedings, 95. (link)

Cole, R., Purao, S. R., Rossi, M., Sein, M. (2005). Being proactive: where action research meets design research. ICIS 2005 Proceedings, 27. (link)

Beath, C. M., Gallivan, M., Pavlou, P., Thatcher, M., Purao, S. R. (2005). Becoming a Great Reviewer for IS Journals. AMCIS 2005 Proceedings, 406. (link)

Nilsen, H., Purao, S. R. (2005). Balancing objectivist and constructivist pedagogies for teaching emerging technologies: Evidence from a Scandinavian case study. Journal of Information Systems Education, 16 (3), 281. (link)

Mitra, P., Purao, S. R., Bagby, J. W., Umapathy, K., Paul, S. (2005). An Empirical Analysis of Development Processes for Anticipatory Standards. Available at SSRN 850524. (link)

Purao, S. R., Storey, V. C. (2005). A multi-layered ontology for comparing relationship semantics in conceptual models of databases.. Applied Ontology, 1 (1), 117–139. (link)

McNeese, M., Purao, S. R., Thomas, J., Yen, J. (2004). Where No One Has Gone Before.... Decision Line, 15. (link)

Reddy, M. C., Purao, S. R., Kelly, M. (2004). Developing IT Infrastructure for Rural Hospitals: a case study of benefits and challenges. Information Management, 24, 131–145. (link)

Purao, S. R., Sengupta, A., Storey, V. C. (2004). ADAM: An Approach to Heuristically Inducing Domain Models. (link)

Chua, C., Purao, S. R., Storey, V. (2003). READABLE: An Approach and an Environment for Developing Maintainable Web Software. AMCIS 2003 Proceedings, 246. (link)

Purao, S. R., Vaishnavi, V. (2003). Product metrics for object-oriented systems. ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 35 (2), 191–221. (link)

Purao, S. R., Truex, D., Cao, L. (2003). Now the twain shall meet: combining social sciences and software engineering to support development of emergent systems. AMCIS 2003 Proceedings, 359. (link)

Purao, S. R., Storey, V. C., Han, T. (2003). Improving analysis pattern reuse in conceptual design: Augmenting automated processes with supervised learning. Information Systems Research, 14 (3), 269–290. (link)

Purao, S. R., Rossi, M., Bush, A. (2002). Towards an understanding of the use of problem and design spaces during object-oriented system development. Information and Organization, 12 (4), 249–281. (link)

Munkvold, B. E., Purao, S. R. (2002). Special issue on: E-commerce systems development practices. ACM SIGMIS Database, 33 (4), 6–7. (link)

Purao, S. R., Jain, H. K., Nazareth, D. L. (2002). ODE: a tool for distributing object-oriented applications. Information & management, 39 (8), 689–703. (link)

Purao, S. R., Jain, H. K., Nazareth, D. L. (2002). Exploiting design information to derive object distribution models. Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, IEEE Transactions on, 32 (3), 320–334. (link)

Mathiassen, L., Purao, S. R. (2002). Educating reflective systems developers. Information Systems Journal, 12 (2), 81–102. (link)

Purao, S. R. (2002). Design research in the technology of information systems: Truth or dare. GSU Department of CIS Working Paper. (link)

Burton-Jones, A., Purao, S. R., Storey, V. (2002). Context-aware query processing on the semantic web. ICIS 2002 Proceedings, 18. (link)

Purao, S. R., Jain, H. K., Nazareth, D. L. (2002). An approach to distribution of object-oriented applications in loosely coupled networks. Journal of Management Information Systems, 18 (3), 195–234. (link)

Joosten, S., Purao, S. R. (2002). A rigorous approach for mapping workflows to object-oriented is models. Journal of Database Management, 13 (4), 1. (link)

Olsen, D. H., Purao, S. R. (2001). Introduction to Special Series on Information Exchange in Electronic Markets: New Business Models. Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 4, 115. (link)

Sengupta, A., Purao, S. R. (2000). Transitioning existing content: Inferring organization-spezific document structures. Tagungsband der, 1, 130–135. (link)

Sengupta, A., Purao, S. R. (2000). Transitioning Existing Content: inferring organisation-specific documents. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 8 (1). (link)

Purao, S. R., Jain, H. K., Nazareth, D. L. (1999). Supporting decision making in combinatorially explosive multicriteria situations. Decision Support Systems, 26 (3), 225–247. (link)

Purao, S. R., Storey, V. C. (1998). Supporting Reuse during Conceptual Design of Information Systems: Is it possible? Will they Use it?  (link)

Purao, S. R. (1998). Hyper-Link Teaching and Intelligent Slides: Complementary Strategies To Foster Active Learning.. Journal of Education for MIS, 5 (1), 63–78. (link)

Purao, S. R., Jain, H., Narareth, D. (1998). Effective distribution of object-oriented applications. Communications of the ACM, 41 (8), 100–108. (link)

Purao, S. R., Campbell, B. (1998). Critical concerns for small business electronic commerce: some reflections based on interviews of small business owners. AMCIS 1998 Proceedings, 111. (link)

Bush, A., Purao, S. R. (1998). Characterizing Process Variables in a Study of Design Behaviors. AMCIS 1998 Proceedings, 227. (link)

Purao, S. R. (1998). APSARA: a tool to automate system design via intelligent pattern retrieval and synthesis. ACM SIGMIS Database, 29 (4), 45–57. (link)

Purao, S. R. (1997). Hyper-Link Teaching To Foster Active Learning. Journal of Education for MIS (5), 63-78. (link)

Jain, H. K., Purao, S. R. (1991). Distributed application development: SDLC revisited. Information & management, 20 (4), 247–255. (link)

Olsen, D. H., Purao, S. R. (1980). Overview to the Special Issue. Self, 139, 148. (link)

Haynes, S. R., Purao, S. R., Winter, J. R. (1980). Evaluating Components in the Context of Use. (link)

Purao, S. R. (1980). Enterprise Integration: An Experiential Learning Model Brian Cameron bcameron@ ist. psu. edu. (link)

Indulska, M., Purao, S. R. (1980). Advances in Conceptual Modeling. (link)

Purao, S. R. (1980). A Multi-Perspective Modeling Technique for Concurrent Designing of Business Processes and Information Systems. (link)

Indulska, M, Purao, S. R. (2014). Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2014 Workshops, ENMO, MoBiD, MReBA, QMMQ, SeCoGIS, WISM, and ER Demos, Atlanta, GA, USA, October 27-29, 2014. Proceedings. Springer.

Yu, E, Dobbie, G, Jarke, M, Purao, S. R. (2014). Conceptual Modeling: 33rd International Conference, ER 2014, Atlanta, GA, USA, October 27-29, 2014. Proceedings. Springer.

Bush, A. A, Purao, S. R. (2001). Mapping UML Techniques to Design Activities.. (link)

Book Chapters
Maass, W, Parsons, J, Purao, S. R, Storey, V, Woo, C, Rosales, A. (2017). Big Data and Theory. . Springer Encyclopedia of Big Data

Purao, S. R. (2014). Towards an Egalitarian Pedagogy for the Millennial Generation: A Reflection. Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology (pp. 43–51). Springer (link)

Purao, S. R. (2014). IT Platforms. . Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (link)

Zhang, G, Purao, S. R. (2014). CM2: A Case-Based Conflict Management System. Advancing the Impact of Design Science: Moving from Theory to Practice (pp. 257–272). Springer (link)

Purao, S. R, Seng, T. C, Wu, A. (2013). Modeling citizen-centric services in smart cities. Conceptual Modeling (pp. 438–445). Springer (link)

Purao, S. R, Bolloju, N, Tan, C. H. (2012). Designing-in-the-Large: combining local perspectives to generate enterprise-wide integration solutions. Design Science Research in Information Systems. Advances in Theory and Practice (pp. 122–138). Springer (link)

Karunakaran, A, Purao, S. R. (2012). Designing for recombination: process design through template combination. Design Science Research in Information Systems. Advances in Theory and Practice (pp. 36–51). Springer (link)

Bolloju, N, Purao, S. R, Tan, C. (2012). Conceptual modeling for systems integration. Conceptual Modeling (pp. 321–330). Springer (link)

Purao, S. R, Maass, W, Storey, V. C, Jansen, B. J, Reddy, M. (2012). An integrated conceptual model to incorporate information tasks in workflow models. Conceptual Modeling (pp. 487–500). Springer (link)

Purao, S. R, Karunakaran, A, Cameron, B. (2012). A Platform for Recombining Process Knowledge Chunks. Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling (pp. 31–45). Springer (link)

He, J, Purao, S. R, Becker, J, Strobhar, D. (2011). Service extraction from operator procedures in process industries. Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research (pp. 335–349). Springer (link)

Umapathy, K, Purao, S. R, Bagby, J. W. (2011). Analyzing Processes behind Web Service Standards Development. Exploring the Grand Challenges for Next Generation E-Business (pp. 137–146). Springer (link)

Sugumaran, V, Purao, S. R, Storey, V. C, Conesa, J. (2010). On-demand extraction of domain concepts and relationships from social tagging websites. Natural Language Processing and Information Systems (pp. 224–232). Springer (link)

Purao, S. R, Rossi, M, Sein, M. K. (2010). On integrating action research and design research. Design research in information systems (pp. 179–194). Springer (link)

Purao, S. R, Desouza, K. (2010). An enterprise-wide intervention at IRS: A longitudinal analysis of stakeholder sentiments. Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (pp. 30–43). Springer (link)

Ocker, R, Huang, H, Trauth, E, Purao, S. R. (2007). The Tension Between Expectations of Availability and the Reality of Availability in Hybrid Teams. Virtuality and Virtualization (pp. 119–131). Springer (link)

Umapathy, K, Purao, S. R. (2007). Exploring alternatives for representing and accessing design knowledge about enterprise integration. Conceptual Modeling-ER 2007 (pp. 470–484). Springer (link)

Umapathy, K, Purao, S. R. (2006). Designing under the influence of speech acts: a strategy for composing enterprise integration solutions. Conceptual Modeling-ER 2006 (pp. 586–586). Springer (link)

Storey, V. C, Purao, S. R. (2004). Understanding relationships: Classifying verb phrase semantics. Conceptual Modeling–ER 2004 (pp. 336–347). Springer (link)

Purao, S. R, Truex, III, D. P. (2004). Supporting Engineering of Information Systems in Emergent Organizations. Information Systems Research (pp. 175–192). Springer (link)

Fan, X, Umapathy, K, Yen, J, Purao, S. R. (2004). An agent-based approach for interleaved composition and execution of web services. Conceptual Modeling–ER 2004 (pp. 582–595). Springer (link)

Burton-Jones, A, Storey, V. C, Sugumaran, V, Purao, S. R. (2003). A heuristic-based methodology for semantic augmentation of user queries on the web. Conceptual Modeling-ER 2003 (pp. 476–489). Springer (link)

Nilsen, H, Purao, S. R. (2001). Teaching XML in a Business School. Contemporary Trends in Systems Development (pp. 409–418). Springer (link)

Ullrich, H, Purao, S. R, Storey, V. C. (2001). An ontology for classifying the semantics of relationships in database design. Natural Language Processing and Information Systems (pp. 91–102). Springer (link)

Han, T, Purao, S. R, Storey, V. C. (1999). A methodology for building a repository of object-oriented design fragments. Conceptual Modeling—ER’99 (pp. 203–217). Springer (link)

Conference Proceeding(s)
Purao, S. R., Umapathy, K., Bagby, J. (2015). Activity patterns in design processes of IT standards. 10th International Conference, DESRIST 2015.

Zhang, G., Purao, S. R. (2015). Extending Knowledge Management to ‘Knowing’: A Design of Experience Management System. iConference 2015 Proceedings (Annual Information Schools Conference).

Dwivedi, N., Purao, S. R., Straub, D. W. (2014). Knowledge Contributions in Design Science Research: A Meta-Analysis.. , 115–131.

Liu, N., Gavino, A., Purao, S. R. (2014). A method for designing value-infused citizen services in smart cities. ACM, 34–43. (link)

Johnson, N., Murphy, A., McNeese, N., Reddy, M., Purao, S. R. (2013). A Survey of Rural Hospitals’ Perspectives on Health Information Technology Outsourcing. American Medical Informatics Association, 2013, 732. (link)

Becker, J., Dai, R. W., Purao, S. R. (2011). Understanding IT project risks as disturbances to digital ecosystems. ACM, 137–142. (link)

Purao, S. R., Martin, R., Robertson, E. (2011). Transforming enterprise architecture models: an artificial ontology view. Springer, 383–390. (link)

Suo, S., Techatassanasoontorn, A. A., Purao, S. R. (2011). The Interplay between Cloud-based SOA and IT Departments: Research Directions.. (link)

Karunakaran, A., Purao, S. R. (2011). Templating in practice. ACM, 694–696. (link)

Purao, S. R., Storey, V. C., Sugumaran, V., Conesa, J., Minguillón, J., Casas, J. (2011). Repurposing Social Tagging Data for Extraction of Domain-Level Concepts.. Springer, 185–192. (link)

Purao, S. R., Desouza, K. (2011). Looking for clues to failures in large-scale, public sector projects: A case study. IEEE, 1–10. (link)

Purao, S. R., Desouza, K. (2010). Large IT projects as interventions in digital ecosystems. ACM, 9–16. (link)

Purao, S. R., Suen, H. (2010). Designing a multi-faceted metric to evaluate soft skills. ACM, 88–91. (link)

Martin, R., Purao, S. R., Robertson, E. (2009). Evolving enterprise architecture. (link)

Purao, S. R., Vaishnavi, V., Bagby, J., Borthick, F., Cameron, B., Lenze, L., Sawyer, S., Suen, H., Welke, R. (2008). Using Problems to Learn Service-oriented Computing. IEEE, 33–36. (link)

Purao, S. R., Bagby, J., Umapathy, K. (2008). Standardizing Web Services: Overcoming’Design by Committee’. IEEE, 223–230. (link)

Umapathy, K., Purao, S. R. (2008). Representing and accessing design knowledge for service integration. IEEE, 1, 67–74. (link)

Robinson, W. N., Purao, S. R. (2008). Development Support for Specifying and Monitoring Goals of Open Business Processes. IEEE, 53–64. (link)

Purao, S. R., Paul, S., Smith, S. (2007). Understanding enterprise integration project risks: A focus group study. IEEE, 850–854. (link)

Umapathy, K., Purao, S. R. (2007). Towards A Theoretical Foundation for Web Services-The Language-Action Perspective (LAP) Approach. IEEE, 252–255. (link)

Zhao, D., Rosson, M. B., Purao, S. R. (2007). The Future of Work: What Does Online Community Have to Do with It? IEEE, 180a–180a. (link)

Bagby, J. W., Mitra, P., Purao, S. R. (2006). Standards Development, Disruptive Innovation and the Nature of Participation: Lock-In, Lock-Out, Holdup. TPRC. (link)

Umapathy, K., Purao, S. R. (2006). Designing enterprise solutions with web services and integration patterns. IEEE, 111–118. (link)

Tuunainen, V. K., Rossi, M., Purao, S. R., Siau, K. (2005). Minitrack: M-and E-Commerce Systems Development.. (link)

Han, T., Purao, S. R., Storey, V. C. (2005). Automated Generation of Large-Scale Repositories of Reusable Artifacts. , 15th Annual Workshop on Information Technolgies & Systems (WITS) . (link)

Kvasny, L., Sawyer, S., Purao, S. R. (2004). The Digital Divide and Information Systems Research: Stepping Up or Stepping Away?  (link)

Fan, X., Umapathy, K., Yen, J., Purao, S. R. (2004). Team-based agents for proactive failure handling in dynamic composition of web services. IEEE, 782–785. (link)

Haynes, S. R., Purao, S. R., Skattebo, A. L. (2004). Situating evaluation in scenarios of use. ACM, 92–101. (link)

Umapathy, K., Purao, S. R. (2004). Service-Oriented Computing: An Opportunity for the Language-Action Perspective. Citeseer, 59–76. (link)

Rossi, M., Tuunainen, V. K., Siau, K., Purao, S. R. (2004). E-Commerce Systems Development Methodologies. IEEE, 70173. (link)

Giles, C. L., Purao, S. R. (2003). The Role of Search in Ubiquitous Computing. (link)

Umapathy, K., Purao, S. R., Sugumaran, V. (2003). Facilitating conversations among web services as speech-act based discourses. , 85–90. (link)

Smolander, K., Rossi, M., Purao, S. R. (2002). Software architecture: Metaphors across contexts. (link)

Purao, S. R., Bush, A., Rossi, M. (2001). Problem and design spaces during object-oriented design: an exploratory study. IEEE, 10–pp. (link)

Siau, K., Rossi, M., Purao, S. R. (2001). E-Commerce Systems Development Methodologies. IEEE Computer Society, 7029. (link)

Purao, S. R., Storey, V., Sengupta, A., Moore, M. (2000). Reconciling and cleansing: an approach to inducing domain models. , 61–66. (link)

Purao, S. R., Jain, H. K., Nazareth, D. L. (1996). Derivation of traffic volumes for effective distribution of object-oriented applications. IEEE, 4, 119–128. (link)

Conference Paper(s)
Liu, N., Purao, S. R., Tan, H. (2016). Value-Inspired Service Design in Elderly Home-Monitoring Systems. IEEE, IEEE 2016 Workshop on PervAsive Technologies and care systems for sustainable Aging-in-place.

Liu, N., Purao, S. R., Tan, H. (2016). Value-inspired Elderly Care Service Design for Aging-In-Place. , Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems.

Chandra, L., Purao, S. R., Seidel, S. (2016). Making Use of Design Principles. Springer Verlag, Proceedings of the Conference on Design Science in Information Systems and Technologies.

Zhang, G., Zhou, Y., Purao, S. R., Xu, H. (2016). Argument Detection in Online Discussions: A Theory-based Approach. AIS, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

Zhang, G., Zhou, Y., Purao, S. R., Xu, H. (2016). Surfacing Conflicts in Online Collaboration: An Analytical Tool for Behavioral Studie. AIS, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS).

Gaudioso, C., Jain, H., Purao, S. R. (2016). PACT: A Patient-centered CDSS for Cancer Treatment Decisions. AIS, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS).

Purao, S. R., Karunakaran, A. (2012). Designing to Support Complex Organizationl Work: A Pragmatic Approach. , European Conference on Information Sytems Workshop. (link)

Purao, S. R., Karunakaran, A., Cameron, B. (2009). ReKon: Recombinable Knowledge Units for Systems Integration Projects. , Workshop on Information Technolgies & Systems (WITS). (link)

Storey, V. C., Burton–Jones, A., Sugumaran, V., Purao, S. R. (2009). Extracting Semantics with Lexical and Ontological Knowledge Sources: A Methodology for Context-Aware Information Retrieval from the World Wide Web. (link)

Purao, S. R., Haynes, S. R. (2004). Modeling to Facilitate Evaluation and Evolution of Information Systems. , SIGSAND. (link)

Purao, S. R., Storey, V. C. (1997). Intelligent support for retrieval and synthesis of patterns for object-oriented design. Springer, International Conference on Conceptual Modeling—ER’97, 30–42. (link)

Purao, S. R., Jain, H., Nazareth, D. (1995). Distributing Object-Oriented Systems. , Americas Conference on Information Systems. (link)

Maass, W, Parsons, J, Purao, S. R, Storey, V, Woo, C. Big Data Analytics and Domain Theory: Reconciling the Two Solitudes. Journal of the AIS - Conditionally Accepted Forthcoming

Kumara, S, Gautam, N, Hall, D, Purao, S. R, Garga, A, Grimes, B. (2004). Integration of Diagnostics into Ground Equipment (IDGE) Study. DTIC Document (link)

Storey, V. C, Burton-Jones, A, Sugumaran, V, Purao, S. R. (2004). Making the Web More Semantic: A Methodology for Context-Aware Query Processing. Working Paper, 2004. 332 Veda C. Storey, Vijayan Sugumaran, and Yi Ding (link)


Department Service
Other for Participant - GB 310 Redesign Effort , 2015 - Present
Other for Coordinator - Research Brown Bag - CIS, IDCC and IPM, 2015 - 2017

University Service
Designing a Soft Skills Assessment Platform for Soft Skills Assessment Platform, 2017
Developing Resources and IT Platform for IRB Function at Bentley for Work with the Institutional Review Board at Bentley, 2017
Other for Lead for Sub-group to Investigate IP Policy at Bentley, 2015 - Present
Committee Member for Research Council, 2015 - Present

Professional Service
Member / Chair of Accreditation Panel for Education Evaluation Commission-Higher Education Sector (EEC-HES) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2016
Senior Editor for Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2015 - 2017
Editor (Associate), Journal for Information Systems Research - Special Issue, 2016 - 2017
Editorial Review Board Member for Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS) 2016, 2016 - 2016
Editorial Review Board Member for Design Science Conference (DESRIST) 2016, 2016 - 2016
Track Co-Chair for European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2016, 2015 - 2016
Editor (Associate), Journal for European Journal of Information Systems - Special Issue, 2015 - 2016