Scielo RSS <![CDATA[JISTEM - Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management]]> vol. 15 num. lang. en <![CDATA[SciELO Logo]]> <![CDATA[Methodology for The Development of an Ontology Network on The Brazilian National System for the Evaluation of higher Education (OntoSINAES)]]> ABSTRACT Ontologies occupy a central position in any conceptual model of the Semantic Web, aiming fundamentally to add explicit semantics to the contents available in the Web. In the domain of Brazilian higher education, especially with regard to the National System for the Evaluation of Higher Education (SINAES), still lacks a reference ontology that can provide a basic conceptualization common to the different stakeholders of the domain. In this work we discuss the role of an ontology network developed with the purpose of improving the quality of the data produced by the different actors, institutions and systems within the domain of SINAES, in addition to facilitating their publication as open and connected data. In particular, we highlight the importance of the NeOn methodology to be followed during the development of an ontology network, demonstrating its role in defining the life cycle and in the articulation of the various processes and activities in the OntoSINAES ontological network development process. <![CDATA[The influence of organizational injustice in the motivation for the practice of cybercrimes]]> RESUMO Esta pesquisa analisou como a percepção de injustiça organizacional motiva a prática de crimes cibernéticos no local de trabalho. Em uma investigação qualitativa e exploratória, foram realizadas entrevistas com 16 especialistas em segurança cibernética. Os dados foram analisados através da técnica de análise de conteúdo categorial. Os resultados sugerem que a percepção de injustiça produz sentimentos negativos como a baixa-estima, a frustração e a ausência de culpa, e que essas emoções motivam a prática de crimes cibernéticos. Diferentes percepções identificadas entre os entrevistados deste estudo, associadas à revisão da literatura referente ao tema, permitiram a proposição de um modelo conceitual.<hr/>Abstract This research analyzes how the perception of organizational injustice motivates the practice of cybercrimes in the workplace. In a qualitative and exploratory investigation, interviews have been carried out for 16 specialists in cybernetic security. Data were analyzed through the categorical content analysis technique. The results obtained suggest that the perception of injustice produces negative feelings, such as low self-esteem, frustration, and lack of guilt, and these emotions, in turn, motivate the practice of cybercrimes. Different perceptions have been identified among the interviewees of this study, which are associated with the literature review related to the theme, allowed the proposition of a conceptual model. <![CDATA[Results obtained in a data mining process applied to a database containing bibliographic information concerning four segments of science.]]> Resumen Este trabajo tiene como objetivo mejorar la calidad de la información que pertenece a la base de datos CubaCiencia, del Instituto de Información Científico y Tecnológico. Esta base de datos tiene información bibliográfica referida a cuatro segmentos de la ciencia y es la base de datos principal del Sistema de Gestión Bibliotecario. La metodología aplicada estuvo basada en los Árboles de Decisión, la Matriz de Correlación, el Scatter Plot 3D, etc., que son técnicas utilizadas por la minería de datos, para el estudio de grandes volúmenes de información. Los resultados alcanzados no solo permitieron mejorar la información de la base de datos, sino que también aportaron patrones verdaderamente útiles en la solución de los objetivos propuestos.<hr/>Abstract The objective of this work is to improve the quality of the information that belongs to the database CubaCiencia, of the Institute of Scientific and Technological Information. This database has bibliographic information referring to four segments of science and is the main database of the Library Management System. The applied methodology was based on the Decision Trees, the Correlation Matrix, the 3D Scatter Plot, etc., which are techniques used by data mining, for the study of large volumes of information. The results achieved not only made it possible to improve the information in the database, but also provided truly useful patterns in the solution of the proposed objectives. <![CDATA[Artificial Intelligence: way forward for India]]> ABSTRACT Artificial Intelligence (AI) is likely to transform the way we live and work. Due to its high potential, its adoption is being treated as the fourth industrial revolution. As with any major advancement in technology, it brings with it a spectrum of opportunities as well as challenges. On one hand, several applications have been developed or under development with potential to improve the quality of life significantly. As per a study, it is expected to double the annual economic growth rate of 12 developed countries by 2035. On the other hand, there is a possibility of loss of jobs. As per the available reports, the loss of jobs during the next 10-20 years is estimated to be 47% in the US, 35% in the UK, 49% in Japan, 40% in Australia, and 54% in the EU. In the era of globalization, no country can isolate itself from the impact of the advances in technology. However, the benefits can be maximized and losses can be minimized by putting necessary infrastructure and policy in place. Though several countries have decided their strategy for AI, India has not yet formulated its strategy. This article reviews the international as well as national scenario and suggests way forward for India. <![CDATA[Information Security Management Practices: Study of the Influencing Factors in a Brazilian AIR FORCE Institution]]> ABSTRACT This article aims at analyzing the factors which influence the staff of the Brazilian Air Force Information Technology Board - DTI in relation to the understanding of the application of the Information Security Management practices. This attempt was based on the hypothetical-deductive method and, as to its objective, it was descriptive in nature. As to the approach of the research problem, it was quantitative in nature. In order to achieve the proposed objective, an adaptation of the Theoretical Technology Acceptance Model - TAM, which allowed the analysis of the relation between sociodemographic profile, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, attitude and behavior of the users, and the level of understanding of the Information Security practices. The survey was conducted with 59 military servants and civilians which are part of the Brazilian Air Force Information Technology Board, to whom a questionnaire was applied, submitted and approved by the Committee of Ethics in Research (CAAE: 62636016.7.0000.5111), which was based on the precepts of ISO/IEC 27001 (2013) and 27002, which deal, respectively, with the Information Security Management system and with the code of practice for Information Security controls. Once the data were gathered, they were tabulated and statistically analyzed, which enabled the demonstration of the influence of sociodemographic and behavioral factors and of the precepts of the TAM in the perception of the Information Security practices by the DTI staff. <![CDATA[A Mapping Study of Scientific Merit of Papers, which Subject are Web Applications Test Techniques, Considering their Validity Threats]]> Abstract Progress in software engineering requires (1) more empirical studies of quality, (2) increased focus on synthesizing evidence, (3) more theories to be built and tested, and (4) the validity of the experiment is directly related with the level of confidence in the process of experimental investigation. This paper presents the results of a qualitative and quantitative classification of the threats to the validity of software engineering experiments comprising a total of 92 articles published in the period 2001-2015, dealing with software testing of Web applications. Our results show that 29.4% of the analyzed articles do not mention any threats to validity, 44.2% do it briefly, and 14% do it judiciously; that leaves a question: these studies have scientific value? <![CDATA[Towards Classifying Sociocultural Aspects in Global Software Development]]> ABSTRACT The geographical, temporal distances and socio-cultural differences are the biggest challenges for Global Software Development (GSD). In GSD, it is necessary to deal with behaviors, values ​​and skills of the team members, conflicts, rework, delays, etc. can influence a software production process. The objective of this paper is to identify the sociocultural aspects and propose a classification structure under different analytical perspectives in order to offer adequate support to the management of GSD teams. A systematic mapping and proposal an approach that classifies aspects in three perspectives: collaboration, people and external. The analysis allows the project manager to make decisions about the performance of human resources and mitigate problems arising from communication, cooperation and coordination, generating better results in indicators of productivity, quality and efficiency of GSD teams. <![CDATA[Information Systems Supporting the Functions of Organizational Memory: an Exploratory Study]]> RESUMO Com este artigo, analisou-se como os Sistemas de Informação (SI) disponíveis nas organizações podem apoiar as funções da Memória Organizacional (MO). Em ambientes de rápidas mudanças, a capacidade de reter conhecimentos pode conferir às organizações vantagem competitiva. Desafiadas por rotatividade de pessoal, processos de reorganização, fusões e aquisições ou terceirização, as empresas precisam criar alternativas para preservar sua memória. Utilizando o método de pesquisa qualitativa de caráter exploratório, efetuaram-se entrevistas em profundidade, com gestores de Tecnologia da Informação e usuários da Área de Negócios. Os resultados da pesquisa, na forma de sete categorias, indicaram que os SI apoiam algumas das funções da MO, e que sistemas capazes de lidar com informações menos estruturadas e decisões mais complexas produzem maior contribuição para a MO. A partir das categorias resultantes, elaborou-se um esquema relacional que pode servir de base para futuros estudos.<hr/>ABSTRACT With this article, we analyze how existing Information Systems (IS) in organizations can support the functions of Organizational Memory (OM). In rapidly changing environments, the ability to retain knowledge can give organizations a competitive advantage. Challenged by staff turnover, reorganization processes, merge and acquisitions, and outsourcing, companies need to create alternatives to preserve its memory. Using the exploratory qualitative research method, we conducted in-depth interviews with Information Technology managers and Business Area users. The research results, in the form of seven categories, indicate that the existing IS may support some functions of the OM, and systems capable of handling less structured information and complex decisions produce greater contribution towards OM. From the resulting categories, we elaborated a relational schema that can serve as a basis for future studies. <![CDATA[CHANGE IN CONSOLIDATED BUSINESS MODELS: THE STUDY OF RADIO TAXI COOPERATIVES IN BRAZIL AFTER THE INCLUSION OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS IN THE MARKET]]> RESUMO O modelo de negócio de cooperativa de táxis foi modificado com a proliferação de aplicativos móveis. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi verificar como se deram as mudanças em um modelo de negócio num cenário de inovação, potencializado pelo uso da tecnologia. A Solução Conceitual Pluralista e Multinível foi a lente teórica selecionada para um estudo qualitativo que abrangeu as cidades de São Paulo e Curitiba. Foram entrevistados usuários e gestores de cooperativas e aplicativos, bem como taxistas. A contribuição mais significativa do trabalho é a demonstração de como a tecnologia pode modificar um modelo de negócios estabelecido.<hr/>ABSTRACT Proliferation of mobile applications modified the taxi cooperative business model. The objective of this research was to verify how the changes in such business model occurred in a scenario of innovation, enhanced by the use of technology. The Pluralist and Multilevel Conceptual Solution was the theoretical lens selected for a qualitative study that covered the cities of São Paulo and Curitiba. Users and managers of cooperatives and applications were interviewed as well as taxi drivers. The most significant contribution of the work is the demonstration of how technology can modify an established business model. <![CDATA[RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR NOVELTY TECHNOLOGY]]> Abstract This paper contributes to the existing literature by reviewing the research methodology and the literature review with the focus on potential applications for the novelty technology of the single platform E-payment. These included, but were not restricted to the subjects, population, sample size requirement, data collection method and measurement of variables, pilot study and statistical techniques for data analysis. The reviews will shed some light and potential applications for future researchers, students and others to conceptualize, operationalize and analyze the underlying research methodology to assist in the development of their research methodology. <![CDATA[ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE COMMUNICATION AND LEARNING: A SURPRISE PARADOX]]> Abstract Human-computer interface is a pivotal factor that can promote or deter the effectiveness of Web-based knowledge communication. There is abundant research that strain to improve interfaces by considering user needs through usability studies; however, few researches consider the incorporation of automatic brain mechanisms in order to improve knowledge communication performance. The objective of this research is not to establish a relationship between the negative stimulus presence and improved knowledge communication, but rather to show that the shape of this function follows the Yerkes-Dodson Law. Partial least squares (PLS) was utilized to analyze the data. Results found in this study support the evidence that surprising negative events enhance knowledge communication effectiveness, but more importantly that the surprise-performance relationship is not a linear function but follows the inverted U shape.