Design Science in Information Systems and Computing

João Tiago Aparicio, Manuela Aparicio, Carlos J. Costa

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Design science is a term that is commonly used to refer to the field of study that focuses on the research of artifacts, constructs, and other artificial concepts. And the purpose of this article is to provide a definition of this domain of knowledge in relation to information systems and computing, as well as to differentiate between what it is and what it is not, as well as to provide examples of these in ongoing research. In order to accomplish this goal, we conduct a bibliometric analysis on design science and its interaction with information systems and computation. The purpose of this study is to identify the primary aggregations of publications pertaining to design science and their chronological analyses. In addition, we clarify a number of common misconceptions about this field of study by defining what really constitutes design science and what exactly does not constitute design science. In addition to this, we determined the primary stages of the methodological approach to design science.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Information Technology and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationICITA 2022
EditorsSajid Anwar, Abrar Ullah, Álvaro Rocha, Maria José Sousa
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-19-9331-2
ISBN (Print)978-981-19-9330-5
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventThe 16th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA 2022) - Hybrid (online and Face-to-Face, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 20 Oct 202222 Oct 2022
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer Singapore
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389


ConferenceThe 16th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA 2022)
Abbreviated titleICITA 2022
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  • Design Science
  • Bibliometric Study
  • Research Methodology


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