April 12-13, 2010
Abu Dhabi, UAE
EMCIS2010 April 12-13, The Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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EMCIS2010: Keynotes

Professor Peter E.D. Love

PhD, MSc

Keynote Title: Changing Nature of Global Markets: Impact on the Psychological Wellbeing of IT Project Managers

Prof. Peter Love is the inaugural Chair of Innovation in the Department of Construction Management at Curtin University 0f Technology. Professor Love acts as the Asia Pacific Editor for the Journal of Enterprise Information Management and is a Senior Editor for e-Government Quarterly and previously an Educational Advisor to the Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate. Professor Love is Adjunct Professor of Bond University, a Visiting Professor to Brunel Business School, Brunel University in the UK and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He retains close links with industry, and serves on several government-working committees. Professor Love has an MSc in Construction Management from the University of Bath in the UK and a PhD in Operations Management from Monash University in Australia. He has a wide range of industry experience, which he gained in the UK and Australia working as consultant project manager and a commercial manager for a multi-national construction and engineering organization. Professor Love has been a recipient of research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Research Grants Council (RGC) in Hong Kong. In addition, he regularly reviews research proposals submitted to the ARC, EPSRC, RGC, South African National Research Foundation (NRF), and National Science Foundation (NSF) in the USA.

Professor Love has a multi-disciplinary background and has varied research interests, which include project management, engineering forensics, operations and production management, information systems evaluation, and IT applications to construction and engineering. He serves as an editorial advisory board member for several leading international journals, as well as acted as co-and-mini-track chair at numerous international conferences. He has co-authored/edited six books and has authored/co-authored over 300 internationally refereed research papers, which have appeared in leading international journals such as ASCE Journal of Construction, Engineering and Management, ASCE Management in Engineering, Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Information and Management, Information and Organisation, European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and International Journal of Project Management.

Keynote Abstract: Information technology (IT) professionals, particularly project managers, are subjected to a plethora of occupational demands that can have a negative effect on their psychological wellbeing as a result of continual technological innovation and changing nature of global markets. Such demands can have an adverse influence on individual and organizational performance. To investigate the nature of self and social supports and mental health among IT project managers, an exploratory study was undertaken using the Stress and Mental Health Survey©. The survey was distributed to public and private sector organisations throughout Australia and 342 responses were received. Analysis revealed that IT project managers working within the private sector and on-site at their clientís offices reported higher levels of poor mental health and greater work stress. Additionally, they experienced greater levels of self-stress, whereas public sector IT project managers reported higher levels of self and work support. Work support was a significant predictor of poor mental health for those working in the public sector. Good health, however, was predicted by self, situational and work support, whereas those working within the private sector and on-site, only self-support predicated good mental health. It is concluded that while supports are essential in the fostering of good mental health, the absence of these supports can have a significant impact on poor mental health

Ms Aseel Hamoodi

Keynote Title: Enabling Collaboration in the E&P World



Aseelís 25 year experience spans across various functions within the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) including responsibilities for the companyís facilities management, the development of a Corporate IT Strategy, the management of Manpower and Organization Planning activities and recently managing the companyís Business Support division.

Qualifications include a Bachelor degree from the University of Michiganís School of Art and Architecture, a Master Certificate in Project Management and a Diploma in Executive Development from the Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland

Keynote Abstract: Technology has continued to transform the way the oil industry manages its business throughout the value chain. As fast adopters of technologies with proven benefits, the industry has become the second largest user of computers in the world after the entertainment industry.

The challenge in realizing the optimum value of technology solutions lies with the degree of achieved integration between people, processes and technologies in its multiple layers - infrastructure, software and data. It is through effective integration that collaborative work environments are created enabling more effective and efficient decision support systems that lead to improved business performance and results.


January 4, 2010
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February 22, 2010
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March 7, 2010
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March 25, 2010

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