9th Evening on Management Information Systems

Thursday 17 November 2016 - University of Antwerp - Klooster van de Grauwzusters, Lange Sint-Annastraat 7, 2000 Antwerp

This yearly event aims at bringing together the alumni of the Management Information Systems(MIS)- and IT management degrees, in order to contribute to an ecosystem of MIS-professionals, across boundaries of universities and industry, aimed at knowledge exchange and synergies.

This year, the Evening will also include the final of the 1st Normalized Systems Design Award.  Normalized Systems is a theory on the evolvability of modular structures.  It is aimed at investigating questions such as “how can the evolvability of software systems drastically be improved ?”, or “why is the scalability of artefacts such as houses and airplanes at this moment rather limited ?”.

The question for which the Award will be granted, is “Propose a promising application of Normalized Systems theory in management/economy or a technological domain of your choosing, including an initial business model”.  Participants will be students in the Business Engineering in MIS degree, who can add to their team any number of members of diverse backgrounds: pre- and post-experience, academics and professionals, …  .  More information about the Award is available on www.facebook.com/NSAwards.



  • 19h00 Welcome
        Prof. dr. Herwig Mannaert, Vice-dean of the Faculty of Applied Economics and Vice-chairman of the MIS Department
  • 19h05 The MIS department : an overview with focus on internationalisation
        Prof. dr. Jan Verelst, Chairman of the MIS Department
  • 19h15 Final of the 1st Normalized Systems Design Award
        Three teams will present their innovative application of Normalized Systems theory before a jury.  The prize will exceed 5.000 euro
  • 20h00 Closing
  • 20h10 Reception

Participation is free of charge.

Please enroll by email to karin.kesteloot@uantwerpen.be