Petter Nielsen

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Visiting address Ole-Johan Dahls Hus Gustadalleèn 23 B
Postal address Postboks 1080 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic Interests

My research interest is related to large-scale and complex information systems (what we like to call Information Infrastructures) - 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, web shops as well as health information systems in developing countries.

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 and I will chair the same conference in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania in 2019.

You find most of my papers available on Researchgate

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

Leadership

I am the Deputy Head of Department at the Department of Informatics and a Permanent representative at the Department Board. I am also Head of the Ph.d. 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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Conferences

Journals

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

Publications

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  • Nielsen, Petter & Kimaro, Honest C. (ed.) (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 I. Springer Nature.  ISBN 9783030183998.  789 s.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Kimaro, Honest C. (ed.) (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 s.
  • Nielsen, Petter (ed.) (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 s.
  • Nielsen, Petter (ed.) (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 s.
  • 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 s.

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  • Adu-Gyamfi, Eric; Nielsen, Petter & Sæbø, Johan Ivar (2019). The Dynamics of a Global Health Information Systems Research and Implementation Project.
  • Li, Magnus & Nielsen, Petter (2019). Design Infrastructures in Global Software Platform Ecosystems.
  • Li, Magnus & Nielsen, Petter (2019). Making Usable Generic Software. A Matter of Global or Local Design?.
  • Li, Magnus & Nielsen, Petter (2019). Making Usable Generic Software. A Matter of Global or Local Design?.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Sahay, Sundeep (2019). Critically studying openness: A way forward. Information Systems Journal.  ISSN 1350-1917.  29(4), s 763- 767 . doi: 10.1111/isj.12236
  • Nielsen, Petter & Sahay, Sundeep (2019). Critically studying openness: A way forward. Information Systems Journal.  ISSN 1350-1917.  29(4), s 763- 767 . doi: 10.1111/isj.12236
  • Li, Magnus; Nielsen, Petter & Sæbø, Johan Ivar (2018). Mediators to Advocate and Facilitate End-User Participation in Digital Innovation.
  • Nguyen, Simon Pettersen; Nielsen, Petter & Sæbø, Johan Ivar (2018). Global Standards and Local Development.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Sanner, Terje Aksel (2018). Digital Innovation and the Dynamics of ICT4D Projects.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Pundo, Raphael (2016). Cloud Computing as a Catalyst for Integrated Health Information Systems in Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges.
  • Braa, Kristin & Nielsen, Petter (2015). Sustainable Action Research: The Networks of Actions Approach.
  • 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.
  • Manya, Ayub Shisia & Nielsen, Petter (2015). The Use of Social Learning Sysetms in Implementing a Web-Based Routine Health Information System in Kenya.
  • 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.
  • Nielsen, Petter; Sahay, Sundeep & Latifov, Murodillo Abdusamadovich (2015). Civil Registration and Vital Statistics: A Neglected area in Information Systems Research.
  • Sæbø, Johan Ivar & Nielsen, Petter (2015). Usynlige mennesker, usynlige sykdommer. Verdensmagasinet X.  (1), s 74- 77
  • Hanseth, Ole & Nielsen, Petter (2014). Infrastructural Innovation and Generative Information Infrastructures, In Jakobs Kai (ed.),  Modern Trends Surrounding Information Technology Standards and Standardization within Organizations.  IGI Global.  ISBN 1466663332.  Chapter 1.  s 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.
  • Braa, Kristin & Nielsen, Petter (2013). Leveraging the potential of mobiles in developing country health initiatives: From ICT4D to information infrastructures 4D.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Mørk, Bjørn Erik (2013). Dataprogram som ikke snakker samme språk. Aftenposten Vitenskap.  ISSN 2464-3033.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Hanseth, Ole (2010). TOWARDS A DESIGN THEORY OF USABILITY AND GENERATIVITY.
  • Kristoffersen, Steinar; Nielsen, Petter; Blechar, Jennifer & Hanseth, Ole (2005). ‘Ordinary Innovation' of Mobile Services.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Aanestad, Margunn (2005). Infrastructuralization as design strategy: A case study of a content service platform for mobile phones in Norway.
  • Nielsen, Petter (2004). Implementing public platforms for mobile phone content services: Standardization in era of convergence.
  • 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 & Hanseth, Ole (2003). ENABLING OPERATOR-INDEPENDENT TRANSACTION MODEL FOR MOBILE PHONE CONTENT SERVICE PROVISION THROUGH THE OPEN CPA STANDARD.
  • Nielsen, Petter & Jansen, Arild Johan (2003). Information Infrastructures and Convergence.
  • Rolland, Knut-Helge Ronæs; Aanestad, Margunn & Nielsen, Petter (2003). Desperately seeking new theories? Setting new technologies and issues on the agenda.
  • Tuunanen, Tuure; Nielsen, Petter & Mallat, Nina (2003). END-USERS IN ISD RESEARCH - PARTICIPATORY DESIGN WITH WIDE AUDIENCE.
  • 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?.

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