Chris F.  Kemerer









Editorial Service


Senior Editor, MIS Quarterly, 2008-2011.

Editor-in-Chief, Information Systems Research, 2002-2004. (State of the Journal Dec. 2004, 2004 ISR Ranking)

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 1999-2002.

Departmental Editor, Management Science, 1997-2002.

Editorial Board, Empirical Software Engineering, 1995-2002.

Editorial Board, Annals of Software Engineering, 1994-present.

Editorial Board, Journal of Software Quality, 1991-present.

Associate Editor, MIS Quarterly, 1991-1997.

Associate Editor, Communications of the ACM, 1991-1995.

Editorial Board, Information Systems Research, 1991-1995.

Editorial Board, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 1990-2008.

Guest editor, Decision Support Systems, IS and Economics Special Issue 1990.


Participation in International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)


Doctoral consortium student, 1985.
Presenter, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1993.
Author, Proceedings, 1987, 1990, 1997, 1999.
Panel Chair, 1988, 1991.
Session Chair, 1989.
Program committee member, 1989, 1990, 1994.
Discussant, 1992.
Executive committee member, 1994, 1995, 1996.
Program Co-chair, 1995.
Co-editor, Proceedings, 1995.
Doctoral consortium faculty, 1996, 2003, 2005.
Best doctoral dissertation committee member, 1997, 2004.
Best Paper Prize committee member, 1999.
Research paper track co-chair, 2000.

Research paper track chair and Senior Editor, 2006.
Research paper track Associate Editor, 2009.
Reviewer, multiple years.

Founder and co-chair of the First Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), Cambridge, MA, 1989, a workshop held in conjunction with ICIS. Co-chair 1996. Continued participation as planning committee member, 1990-present.





Junior Faculty Consortium, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Toronto, Canada, 2008.

Program Committee,

Software Development Governance workshop, 30th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Leipzig, Germany, 2008.

Software Development Governance workshop, 31st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Vancouver, Canada, 2009.

Senior Faculty,

Academy of Management OCIS Division Junior Faculty Consortium, 2005

Program committee member,

Twenty-Seventh International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), St. Louis, MO, 2005.

Advisory Board Member,

CIO Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.


Second Carnegie Mellon University Master of Science in Electronic Commerce Practicum Project Contest (MSEC), Pittsburgh, PA, 2001.

Third Carnegie Mellon University Master of Science in Electronic Commerce Practicum Project Contest (MSEC), Pittsburgh, PA, 2002.


University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, 1999-2000.


Beta Gamma Sigma (Business School Honor Society).

External Examiner

University of Western Ontario (Canada) Ph.D. thesis, 1997.

Program committee member,

IEEE 5th International Symposium on the Assessment of Software Tools and Technologies (SAST97), Pittsburgh, PA, 1997

International Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Maintenance, Monterey, CA, 1996.

External Program Review Committee

University of Minnesota Graduate School Ph.D. program, 1995-96.


National Software Council Planning Task Force

Member, Balloting group,

IEEE Standard for Software Productivity Metrics - P1045, Software Engineering Standards Subcommittee

IEEE Standard for Software Life Cycle Processes - P1448, Software Engineering Standards Subcommittee

International Advisory Board member

IEEE Engineering Management Conference, Singapore, 1995

Program committee member,

Second International Software Metrics Symposium, London, UK, 1994.

Advisory council member,

Sixth International Workshop on Computer-Aided Software Engineering, Singapore, 1993.

Fifth International Workshop on Computer-Aided Software Engineering, Montreal, Canada, 1992.

Fourth International Workshop on Computer-Aided Software Engineering, Irvine, CA, 1990.

Third International Workshop on Computer-Aided Software Engineering, London, UK, 1989.

Conference committee member,

Fourth Annual Oregon Workshop on Software Metrics, Silver Falls, OR, 1992.


ACM Computing Surveys; ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, Accounting, Management, and Information Technologies (now Information and Organization); Addison-Wesley Publishing, Australian Research Council; Automated Software Engineering; Communications of the ACM; Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences; Hong Kong Research Grants Council; IEEE-CS International Software Metrics Symposium; IEEE Software Risk Management Planning Group; IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering; Information and Software Technology; Information Systems Research; International Conference on Information Systems; Journal of Industrial Economics; Journal of Organizational Computing; Journal of Systems and Software; Management Science; McGraw-Hill, MIS Quarterly; Organization Science; Prentice-Hall; Prentice-Hall Australia; Science Foundation Ireland, Sloan Management Review; Software Engineering Journal; UCL Press (UK); Wadsworth Publishing.