INSYTE was established in 2001 based upon research stretching back to 1991. INSYTE operates at the edge of digital system paradigms, exploring how they can be best deployed in emerging organisational settings and contexts. INSYTE looks at how to make new waves of digital systems useful for modern organisations,how social systems ideas can enlighten technical developments, and how technical developments can inspire new forms of effective social interaction. The Centre offers insights into how technological and social systems can be codesigned to deliver great solutions that benefit all stakeholders, and the impact these systems have on societies.
INSYTE has published new frameworks by which these systems can become drivers for development and growth. The Centre produces methodologies, tools and techniques for driving excellence in systems management, design and delivery.
INSYTE has published in well over one hundred peer-reviewed academic papers regularly appearing in conferences, international journals, book chapters and books, as well as dozens of government and international agency reports. INSYTE has organised two special issues of international journals and has agreed a third for 2017. INSYTE research involves highly complex settings including large-scale ERP deployments, supply-chain systems, systemic risk in financial services systems, e-agriculture knowledge networks, community-informatics, micro-finance services in developing countries and telemedicine deployment frameworks for post-war regions.
INSYTE has an established post-graduate research programme at both MSc level and PhD level which has produced over 25 graduates. The Centre developed the MSc in Information Systems Processes which has produced approximately 200 graduates. INSYTE has partners in Europe, the USA, Brazil, Africa and Asia, and has attracted funding from the EU, national and other bodies. In the past four years INSYTE has hosted two international conferences in the School (SWIIS 2012 and EUTIC 2013), and in 2016 will host the World Peace Congress (WPC 16) at WIT and co-sponsor the IFAC Conference for Technology, Culture and International Stability in the Western Balkans (TECIS 2016). INSYTE currently involves
- 6 members of academic staff
- 3 postgraduate students
Ongoing Research Projects
- Information Systems through a Socio-Technical Lens: A Soft Systems Engineering Approach to Systems Risk
- Complex Information Systems Development and Deployment Processes: A GT Study of TCK
- Information Software Systems and Technology Development Methodology for Agriculture and Knowledge Management (ISTRAK)
Further information is available at https://www.wit.ie/research/centres_and_groups/research_groups/science/insyte.