BIR 2021 : Business Informatics Research
Conference Series : Business Informatics Research
Call For Papers
We welcome submissions for the 19th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR), taking place in Vienna, Austria.
THEME: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BUSINESS INFORMATICS
Artificial Intelligence (AI) drastically changes the way we employ technology, design information systems and allocate human labor in the context of digital transformations. AI also shifts perspectives in Business Informatics Research, which has been traditionally concerned with how different forms and degrees of automation can support or evolve enterprise information systems. The two fundamental pillars of Artificial Intelligence – machine learning and knowledge engineering – converge towards new streamlining possibilities, with transformative results in areas such as business process automation, human-computer interaction, context-aware or capability-aware enterprise information systems.
From its very inception the BIR conference focused on opening perspectives and stimulating new roadmaps for Business Informatics, considering both fundamental research and key application areas (e.g., Industry 4.0, Smart cities, e-Government). Large scale AI adoption brings disruptions that must be met by Business Informatics research with novel methods and tools, to ensure a triple-win for enterprises, employees and the societal environment in which they act.
Business, IT People and System Responsibilities
Philosophical and social perspectives
Systems theory and principles
Human oriented systems
Emerging technologies and paradigms
Business models and rules
Enterprise modelling and architectures
Business & IS development
Capability planning and management
Business process modeling
Model Driven Development
Service oriented architecture
Contextualised business and systems
Business Information Technology Alignment
IoT, ERP, CRM and SCM systems
Business intelligence systems
Data analytics and decision support systems
Databases for business
Big Data for business
Healthcare Supply Chain
Computer games and gamification
Project, risk and security management
ICT system sustainability, ethics and ergonomics
Outsourcing, crowdsourcing, etc.
Social network analysis
Value creation and co-creation
Semiotics & Knowledge Management
Linked data Semantic
Web methods and languages
Ontology modelling languages and tools
Ontology applications in business
Web and social computing
E-learning and learning organizations
TYPES OF PAPERS
*Research papers* describing original research contributions (theoretical, methodological or conceptual).
*Exploratory papers* introducing new ideas and directions for research by analysing the current state of the art, identifying the gaps that need to addressed, and introducing an approach as a means to bridge them.
*Practice papers* discussing problems or challenges that organisations (private or public) face, relate them to the wider domain and provide useful insights to practitioners from similar organisations and contexts.
The BIR workshops and the BIR Doctoral Consortium will publish a separate joint proceedings volume in the CEUR-WS series. Submission dates and guidelines will be posted by chairs after the list of approved workshops is announced. Best workshop papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the Journal of Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly.
Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form (this will be made available to authors of accepted papers). The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made. All submissions must be unpublished and not be under review elsewhere. Page limit for all papers is 15 pages. A preliminary abstract submission is expected one week before the paper submission deadline. Inclusion in the proceedings volume is conditioned by having at least one author registration per paper and having the paper presented during the conference. Initial submission should be made in PDF format using the EasyChair submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bir20210