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Volume 15 Issue 1, ECIME 2011 / Jan 2012  pp1‑148

Editor: Walter Castelnovo, Elena Ferrari

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Editorial for the Special ECIME Edition of EJISE – Volume 5 Issue 1  pp1‑2

Walter Castelnovo, Elena Ferrari

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Exploring the SME Quandary: Data Governance in Practise in the Small to Medium‑Sized Enterprise Sector  pp3‑13

Carolyn Begg, Tom Caira

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Framework for Mobile Payments Integration  pp14‑25

Fergal Carton, Jonas Hedman, Denis Dennehy, Jan Damsgaard, Kay-Ti Tan, J. B. McCarthy

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SMEs and IT: Evidence for a Market for “Lemons”  pp26‑35

Jan Devos, Hendrik Van Landeghem, Dirk Deschoolmeester

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GIS for Crime Analysis:Geography for Predictive Models  pp36‑49

Jorge Ferreira, Paulo Joao, Jose Martins

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The term crime analysis refers to a concept and to a discipline practiced in the policing community. It includes analysis of more than just a crime, which is why some authors refer to it as public safety analysis. However, over the last few years crime an alysis has become a general term that includes a lot of research subcategories: intelligence analysis, criminal investigative analysis, tactical crime analysis, strategic crime analysis, operation analysis and administrative crime analysis. Crime mapping and spatial analysis complements all of them and plays a crucial role in defining new forms of representation and visualization to better understand crime and to respond adequately to the problem of criminality. A new worldwide socio‑economical order lead to an increasing number on crime rates and raised the need to find new ways to handle information about criminality. To better understand its causes, local, regional and national security authorities turned to new decision support tools such as Geographi c Information Systems (GIS) and other information technologies to find better solutions. To understand the magnitude of all the variables involved it is necessary to spatially capture and correlate them. Only by doing that it´s possible to quantify and qualify some hidden aspects of the phenomena. The city of Lisbon with is new proposed administrative division, reducing from 53 to 24 freguesiasŽ (minimum administrative division and similar to parishs) implies an enormous degree of uncertainty in the observation and location of criminal data. As the crime is not treated with an exact point, but at the level of parish, it implies that larger parishes are treated by the average crime regardless of place of occurrence. This research combines statistica l methods (cluster analysis) and spatial models created with GIS, based on police crime reports. It also details a framework for short‑term tactical deployment of police resources in which the objective is the identification of areas where the crime lev els are high (enough) to enable accurate predictive models as well as to produce rigorous thematic maps. In recent years police services have engaged on proactive and Intelligence‑Led Policing (ILP) methods. This advance was coincident with the recogn ition of law‑enforcement solutions at local level. This paper also engages an approach to ILP as a methodology to provide the necessary tools for Decision Support System (DSS) of police departments 


Keywords: crime analysis, GIS, geostatistics, intelligence-led policing, predictive dissemination, data mining


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Field Work With Older Users ‑ Challenges in Design and Evaluation of Information Systems  pp50‑62

Marja Harjumaa, Minna Isomursu

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Management of Information Systems Outsourcing: Evaluation of Lessons Learned From a Boundary Spanning Perspective  pp63‑73

Bjorn Johansson, Linda Bergkvist

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Measuring the Effectiveness of Organizational Knowledge Based Economy  pp74‑87

Ghassan Kbar, Abdul Aziz AlDusari

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Alignment in Enterprise Architecture: A Comparative Analysis of Four Architectural Approaches  pp88‑101

Thanos Magoulas, Aida Hadzic, Ted Saarikko, Kalevi Pessi

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Requirements Elicitation for the Technology Conception of a Community Information System for the Indigenous Microenterprise: A Contextual Multi‑Analysis Approach on Business and Community Requirements of Batik Making  pp102‑115

Nor Laila Md Noor, Ariza Nordin

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Enterprise Information Systems of new Generation  pp116‑126

Elena Serova

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Reconstructing the Past for Organizational Accountability  pp127‑137

Geert-Jan van Bussel

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The Relation Between Dynamic Business Models and Business Cases  pp138‑148

Bart-Jan van Putten, Markus Schief

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