CAiSE’21 will take place online, hosted by the Information Systems Group at the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne.

Established in 1853, The University of Melbourne is Australia’s second-oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. “Melbourne Uni”, as commonly called by its students, is a public institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, teaching and engagement. It is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings placing it as first university in Australia and among the top 50 in the world (THE 2020 – no. 32, QS 2020 – no. 38). The university has over 45,000 students (15,000 international) and 8,000 staff. Its impressive alumni community spans across 160 countries and includes eight Nobel laureates, four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general. This is testament to the world-class education and research the University of Melbourne delivers.

The School of Computing and Information Systems is an international research leader in computer science and information systems, ranked 1st in Australia and 32nd in the world (QS 2020 by Subject Ranking). Areas of strength include business process management, information systems and computational health, human-computer interaction, cybersecurity technology and management, machine learning and data mining, natural language processing, optimization, cloud and distributed computing, software engineering, information retrieval, programming languages and algorithmics. In these areas the School has attracted significant industry and government funds. The School counts over 110 academic staff and research fellows, over 30 professional staff, and more than 3000 students, of whom 200 are research students.

The Information Systems Group within the School of Computing and Information Systems is led by Professor Marcello La Rosa and includes 28 academic staff and research fellows, and over 35 PhD students. Among others, the group coordinates the Master of Information Systems, which servers one of Australia’s largest IS student cohorts, with a yearly intake of over 400 students. Research strenths of the Group are business analytics, business process management & process mining, cybersecurity management, digital innovation & strategy, and health information systems.