Petter Nielsen

Professor - Digitalisation
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Postal address Postboks 1080 0316 Oslo

Academic Interests

My research interest is related to large-scale and complex information systems (such as information infrastructures, digital platforms and digital global public goods) - how they are evolving, how we influence them, how we can govern them, the role of their architecture and how they facilitate innovation. I have empirically studied this related to content services for mobile phones, e-commerce as well as health information systems in developing countries and Norway.

I am working with the HISP project and the DHIS2 software, focusing on architectural issues related to health information in developing countries. This involves among other issues related to functional architecting, platforms, standards and digital innovation.

I act as a Senior Editor for the Information Systems Journal (ISJ), Information Technology for Development (ITD) and the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC). 

Some information relevant for PhD students here

I chaired the programme committee of the IFIP9.4 conference in 2015 in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in 2019 and in 2021 the first virtual IFIP9.4 conference.

You find most of my papers available on Researchgate

My PhD thesis on Information Infrastructure Building you can read here.

Leadership

I am head of the Information System research group and a Faculty representative at the Faculty Board. I am also Head of the PhD Committee at the Department of Informatics.

Current Teaching

  • IN5210 - Information Systems

Higher education and employment history

Dr. Scient from the University of Oslo. 7 years of experience working with research and business development in the international telecommunication industry

Student exchange

I am managing a student exchange program (ETHIC) between the University of Oslo and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique) and the University of Malawi funded by NORPART

Graduated PhD-students

Graduated Master-students

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Journals

Tags: Information Systems, Digital Innovation, Platforms, HISP, DHIS2, Digital Global Public Goods, Frugal Innovation

Publications

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  • Masiero, Silvia & Nielsen, Petter (2021). IFIP 9.4 2021 – 1st Virtual Conference Conference Theme: Resilient ICT4D. Proceedings. Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. ISBN 978-82-7368-462-2. 1018 p.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Kimaro, Honest C. (2019). Information and Communication Technologies for Development: Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D. 15th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, May 1–3, 2019, Proceedings, Part II. Springer Nature. ISBN 9783030191146. 447 p.
  • Nielsen, Petter (2015). Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP 9.4). Universitetet i Oslo. ISBN 978-82-7368-465-3. 794 p.
  • Nielsen, Petter (2015). Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries. Universitetet i Oslo. ISBN 978-82-7368-465-3. 794 p.
  • Jansen, Arild Johan & Nielsen, Petter (2003). Nielsen, Petter; Jansen, Arild J.. Information Infrastructures and Convergence [Foredrag og Artikkel. IRIS26; 09.08.2003 - 12.08.2003. I Laukkunen &Sarpola (ed) Proceeeding of IRIS26, Haikko Manor, Finland. The IRIS association. 950 p.

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  • Gundersen, Ragnhild Bassøe; Utvik, Vetle Alvenes; Thorseng, Anne Asmyr; Sæbø, Johan Ivar & Nielsen, Petter (2021). AN INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL TRANSFOR-MATION OF COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING DURING A PANDEMIC.
  • Masiero, Silvia & Nielsen, Petter (2021). Resilient ICT4D: Building and Sustaining Our Community in Pandemic Times. In Masiero, Silvia & Nielsen, Petter (Ed.), IFIP 9.4 2021 – 1st Virtual Conference Conference Theme: Resilient ICT4D. Proceedings. Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. ISSN 978-82-7368-462-2.
  • Nicholson, Brian; Nielsen, Petter & Sæbø, Johan Ivar (2021). Digital platforms for development. Information Systems Journal. ISSN 1350-1917. doi: 10.1111/isj.12364.
  • Sæbø, Johan Ivar; Nielsen, Petter & Braa, Kristin (2020). Norsk teknologi kan overvåke og begrense korona-utbruddet. Bistandsaktuelt. ISSN 1501-0201.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Davison, Robert (2020). Predatory journals: A sign of an unhealthy publish or perish game? Information Systems Journal. ISSN 1350-1917. doi: 10.1111/isj.12289.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Kimaro, Honest (2019). Preface. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. ISSN 1868-4238. 552, p. v–vi.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Sahay, Sundeep (2019). Critically studying openness: A way forward. Information Systems Journal. ISSN 1350-1917. 29(4), p. 763–767. doi: 10.1111/isj.12236.
  • Li, Magnus & Nielsen, Petter (2019). Design Infrastructures in Global Software Platform Ecosystems.
  • Adu-Gyamfi, Eric; Nielsen, Petter & Sæbø, Johan Ivar (2019). The Dynamics of a Global Health Information Systems Research and Implementation Project.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Sahay, Sundeep (2019). Critically studying openness: A way forward. Information Systems Journal. ISSN 1350-1917. 29(4), p. 763–767. doi: 10.1111/isj.12236.
  • Nguyen, Simon Pettersen; Nielsen, Petter & Sæbø, Johan Ivar (2018). Global Standards and Local Development.
  • Sahay, Sundeep; Nielsen, Petter; Faujdar, Dharamjeet; Kumar, Rajesh & Mukherjee, Arunima Sehgal (2018). Frugal Digital Innovation and Living Labs: A Case Study of Innovation in Public Health in India.
  • Saunders-Hastings, Patrick; Perrin, Maureen; Nielsen, Petter; Sæbø, Johan Ivar & Uggowitzer, Steven (2018). DHIS2 as a tool for health impact assessment in low-resource settings: examining opportunities for expanding use of routine health data.
  • Li, Magnus; Nielsen, Petter & Sæbø, Johan Ivar (2018). Mediators to Advocate and Facilitate End-User Participation in Digital Innovation.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Sanner, Terje Aksel (2018). Digital Innovation and the Dynamics of ICT4D Projects.
  • Manya, Ayub Shisia; Nielsen, Petter & Pundo, Raphael (2016). Cloud Computing as a Catalyst for Integrated Health Information Systems in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges.
  • Asah, Flora Nah & Nielsen, Petter (2016). The Fundamental Role of Health Information Systems for Universal Health Coverage: The Case of Cameroon.
  • Manya, Ayub Shisia & Nielsen, Petter (2015). The Use of Social Learning Sysetms in Implementing a Web-Based Routine Health Information System in Kenya.
  • Nielsen, Petter; Sahay, Sundeep & Latifov, Murodillo Abdusamadovich (2015). Civil Registration and Vital Statistics: A Neglected area in Information Systems Research.
  • Braa, Kristin & Nielsen, Petter (2015). Sustainable Action Research: The Networks of Actions Approach.
  • Sæbø, Johan Ivar & Nielsen, Petter (2015). Usynlige mennesker, usynlige sykdommer. Verdensmagasinet X. p. 74–77.
  • Moyo, Christon M.; Manda, Tiwonge Davis & Nielsen, Petter (2015). Peer based reviews as a strategy for strengthening the health information systems: a case study from Malawi.
  • Manya, Ayub Shisia; Braa, Jørn; Nielsen, Petter & Wasunna, Owino (2015). Utilization of routine health information system to monitor the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) for 2015 in South Sudan.
  • Hanseth, Ole & Nielsen, Petter (2014). Infrastructural Innovation and Generative Information Infrastructures. In Kai, Jakobs (Eds.), Modern Trends Surrounding Information Technology Standards and Standardization within Organizations. IGI Global. ISSN 1466663332. p. 1–23.
  • Nielsen, Petter (2014). Building a Global Network of Capacity: Lessons from HISP.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Sæbø, Johan Ivar (2014). Ebolas ofre. Dagsavisen - Nye Meninger.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2013). Dataprogram som ikke snakker samme språk. Aftenposten Viten. ISSN 2464-3033.
  • Braa, Kristin & Nielsen, Petter (2013). Leveraging the potential of mobiles in developing country health initiatives: From ICT4D to information infrastructures 4D.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Hanseth, Ole (2010). TOWARDS A DESIGN THEORY OF USABILITY AND GENERATIVITY.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Aanestad, Margunn (2005). Infrastructuralization as design strategy: A case study of a content service platform for mobile phones in Norway.
  • Kristoffersen, Steinar; Nielsen, Petter; Blechar, Jennifer & Hanseth, Ole (2005). ‘Ordinary Innovation' of Mobile Services.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Herstad, Jo (2004). Providing premium SMS services for mobile phones: Usability based on networks of user - developer relationships.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Nhampossa, Jose Leopold (2004). Experiences of internationalizing Information Systems: The challenge of standardization.
  • Nielsen, Petter (2004). Implementing public platforms for mobile phone content services: Standardization in era of convergence.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Aanestad, Margunn & Nielsen, Petter (2003). Desperately seeking new theories? Setting new technologies and issues on the agenda.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Hanseth, Ole (2003). ENABLING OPERATOR-INDEPENDENT TRANSACTION MODEL FOR MOBILE PHONE CONTENT SERVICE PROVISION THROUGH THE OPEN CPA STANDARD.
  • Tuunanen, Tuure; Nielsen, Petter & Mallat, Nina (2003). END-USERS IN ISD RESEARCH - PARTICIPATORY DESIGN WITH WIDE AUDIENCE.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Jansen, Arild Johan (2003). Information Infrastructures and Convergence.
  • Jacucci, Edoardo; Nielsen, Petter & Berge, Ivar (2002). Bootstrapping the Electronic Patient Record Infrstructure.
  • Jansen, Arild Johan & Nielsen, Petter (2002). Next generation mobile communication infrastructure: UMTS and WLAN - who will succeed?
  • Poppe, Olav; Nielsen, Petter & Braa, Jørn Anders (2021). Digital Platforms for Standardisation in Global Health: The Case of the Digital Health Packages. Universitetet i Oslo. Full text in Research Archive
  • Msiska, Brown Chawanangwa & Nielsen, Petter (2018). Leveraging Open Source Software Platforms towards HIS Implementation in Developing Countries: The Case of DHIS2 in Malawi. Universitetet i Oslo. Full text in Research Archive
  • Nielsen, Petter & Moyo, Christon Mesheck (2016). Transformational Feedback: Breaking the vicious cycle of information use in Health Information Systems-A case from Malawi. Universitetet i Oslo. Full text in Research Archive

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