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Welcome to the Electronic Enterprise Institute

Computer Science Building
University of Massachusetts
140 Governor's Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-4610

Phone: (413) 545-3613
Fax: (413) 545-1249


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Leon J. Osterweil

Norman K. Sondheimer

Welcome to the Electronic Enterprise Institute (EEI) of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. EEI is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary organization involving a broad diversity of individuals and units. Focus and leadership is provided by the Department of Computer Science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Researchers come from a variety of departments. This full set of disciplines guarantees a comprehensive look at the issues and future trends for the electronic enterprise.

There are a number of disciplines that are fundamental to the conceptualization, development, and completion of interdisciplinary research in electronic commerce and enterprise. The synergy between these disciplines has resulted in an exciting research agenda. A sampling of the areas being addressed by the Institute includes

    • Digital Government
    • Computer-Mediated Deliberation
    • Equipment Health Management
    • Electronic Health Records
    • Election Processes
    • Electronic Service Provision
    • Online Dispute Resolution

The results of our research are made publicly available through our web site, journals, and conferences.

The people comprising the Institute are among the top in their respective fields. Supported by Co-Directors, the Institute is well positioned to bring interdisciplinary research to the forefront of the electronic enterprise industry. The Institute is similarly committed to service and education in the e-community.

We hope you will take the time to explore our activities and the many fine services in our sister organizations such as the National Center for Digital Government, the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, the Center for Knowledge Communication and the Laboratory for Software Engineering Research.

Yours truly,
Lee Osterweil and Norm Sondheimer