Background and activities

About Anniken Karlsen

  • Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) in Information Science from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway.
  • Master of Information Technology, speciality in Health Informatics, from The University of Aalborg (AAU), Denmark.
  • Siviløkonom from The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) with one year full teacher training at NNH/UIB, Norway.
  • Computer Engineer from Møre and Romsdal University College of Engineering (MRIH), Norway.
  • Associate Professor (Assoc. Prof.) at the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences.
  • Ombudsperson for gender equality and diversity at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.
  • Head of Research Group (HoRG): The Sustainable Digital Transformation Group.
  • Deputy head of the Sustainability Analytics research arena.
  • Karlsen teaches and researches at the intersection of technology, organization and economy. As an Information Systems (IS) researcher and educator Karlsen is concerned with (1) the development and use of information systems by individuals, groups, organizations and society, where usually those information systems involve the use of computers, (2) the fields of ICT-education, process change, project management, technology strategy and service innovation and (3) the contribution of improvement tools and techniques for increased sustainability. 
  • Courses/guest lecturing (selection): Decision Support Systems, Data Modeling and Databases, IS development, Digital Economics, Systems Engineering, Enterprise Modeling, Project Management, Digital Transformation, Business Development and Governance.
  • Research projects (selection): Smart search and rescue, Data Science for smart sustainable cities, Perception-based methods for visual analysis of multidimensional data, Person-centered robotics care in nursing homes, Project evaluation and learning in large hospital projects, Success-factors for well-functioning interaction processes in the construction industry, Robotized production within the construction sector, Development and testing of a process surveilance and control system.
  • Member of the Strategic Research Area Group Digital Enterprise
  • Supervisor for bachelor students, master students and PhD candidates.
  • PhD candidates (main supervisor): Wajeeha Nasar, Malene Grove VognsenAhmed M. IbrahimSaumitra Dwivedi.
  • PhD candidates (co-supervisor): Kristina NevstadAnne Strand Alfredsen LarsenWenqiang CuiSyed Hammad Hussain Shah.
  • Reviewer for a variety of national and international publishers (conferences, journals, books).
  • Committee/Chair work (selection): 
    • The International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
    • NIKT (four co-located IT conferences) 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
    • The International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management, ICITM 2020
    • The International Conference on Modeling and Applied Simulation, MAS 2017
    • The International Conference on Circuits, System and Simulation, ICCSS 2017
    • WeLead 2016 /ICE
    • The European Conference on Modeling and Simulation, ECMS 2015

Please refer to the Current Research Information System in Norway, CRISTIN, ORCID or CV for further details. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Duc, Anh Nguyen; Eikebrokk, Tom Roar; Johannessen, Trond Vegard; Karlsen, Anniken Th; Kaasbøll, Jens Johan; Toussaint, Pieter Jelle. (2019) Vol. 27 No. 1 (2019): Proceedings from the annual NOKOBIT conference held in Narvik 26-27 November 2019. 2019.
  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2019) Inspirasjonsforedrag - Jenter og teknologi. Jenteprosjektet Ada - NTNU . NTNU; NMK - Møretanken. 2019-02-07 - 2019-02-07.
  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2019) Lederskap i fremtiden: Kontinuerlig endring - Digitale muliggjørende teknologier. Guest lecture at the Spilka/Vello Management Workshop . Spilka/Vello; Hjelset, Gamle Stokke-fabrikken. 2019-06-21 - 2019-06-21.
  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2019) Women in Digital. Inspirational lectures to new students at NTNU in Ålesund . NTNU in Ålesund; NTNU in Ålesund, Fyrtårnet. 2019-08-12 - 2019-08-12.







  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2013) Enterprise modeling: An exposé of frameworks, approaches and tools. Research seminar at the Mechatronics Lab . NTNU i Ålesund; Ålesund. 2013-01-11 - 2013-01-11.




  • Engelseth, Per; Karlsen, Anniken. (2010) The business relationship as the context for value creation - a single case study of enterprise modelling to support it-enabled process change. EIASM 4th workshop on market driven supply chains ; Brussel. 2010-03-24 - 2010-03-25.
  • Engelseth, Per; Karlsen, Anniken; Mork, Ola Jon. (2010) "Product Value" as Boundary Object in Maritime Supply (case study). Configuring Next Generation Supply Chains : Abstracts of papers presented at the 15th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2012) : July 4th-7th, 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2010) Systemutviklingsmetoder. DnD Ildsjelsamling . Styret for Dataforeningen Nordvestlandet; Ålesund. 2010-02-05 - 2010-02-05.


  • Alm, Kristian; Engelseth, Per; Karlsen, Anniken. (2009) Discourses of implementing information systems in corporate merger : a case study from the food exporting industry. System dynamics and innovation in Food networks 2009 : proceedings of the 3rd International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in food Nettworks, February 16-02, 2009, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria.


  • Engelseth, Per; Karlsen, Anniken. (2008) A Provisional Framework for Studying Information Connectivity in Food Networks. System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks : Proceedings of the 2nd International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks.
  • Karlsen, Anniken. (2008) A research model for enterprise modeling in ICT-enabled process change. 1st IFIP WG 8.1 Conference, PoEM (15:20008:Stockholm) : The practice of enterprise modeling.
  • Karlsen, Anniken; Engelseth, Per. (2008) Packages and information connectivity in supply networks. Nordic Logistics Conference (20 : 2008 : Helsinki, Finland) : Beyond business logistics.


  • Karlsen, Anniken Th. (2006) The financial market's basis for financial decision making. Some scientific-theoretical reflections about the industry as an investment object. VNN-assembly . VNN; Solstrand. 2006-02-09 - 2006-02-10.