BUSITAL 2009 : 4th Int.Workshop on Business/IT Alignment and Interoperability
Conference Series : Business/IT Alignment and Interoperability
Call For Papers
4th Int.Workshop on Business/IT Alignment and Interoperability
Amsterdam, June 9, 2009,
in conjunction with the CAiSE-09 conference.
Papers due: February 22, 2009
Organizations are today becoming more and more dependent on their
information systems and other kinds of IT-based support systems to
realize their business strategies, building value networks with
partners, and managing their resources effectively. But how can
organizations ensure that their IT investments are well aligned
with the needs of the business? A number of frameworks and methods
have been designed to help managers in aligning business and IT.
Such alignment is a critical ?early stage? activity to understand
how information systems contribute to business strategy and to
set directions for the development and maintenance processes
that follow. Recently, novel methods and techniques based on
conceptual and enterprise modeling have been proposed to
support mutual alignment between business needs and IT solutions.
BUSITAL-09 is a forum for practitioners and researchers that
want to explore the benefits, challenges and solutions
of business and IT alignment.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Frameworks for modeling business strategy: Techniques and methods for
capturing and understanding those components of business strategy
that profoundly impact information systems landscapes.
* Systems methodologies and frameworks for guiding information system
design using relevant information in business strategy
models/definitions, including traceability issues.
* Models, methods, and tools for indicating, analyzing, and measuring
alignment, including business activity monitoring
* Solutions for guiding information systems evolution and adaptation
using relevant information in business strategy models/definitions,
including IT governance.
* Case studies and empirical reports on the benefits and costs of
* Business/IT alignment in organizational networks, including co-
Creation of value through global networks
* Alignment issues in Service-Oriented analysis and design
Eric Dubois Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Jaap Gordijn Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
W. J. van den Heuvel Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Pavel Hruby Microsoft, Denmark
Christian Huemer TU Wien, Austria
Paul Johannesson KTH Stockholm, Sweden
John Krogstie NTNU, Norway
Kalle Lyytinen Case Western Reserve University, USA
William McCarthy Michigan State University, USA
Michael Petit University of Namur, Belgium
Yves Pigneur University of Lausanne, Switzerland
R.J. Wieringa University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Carson Woo University of British Columbia, Canada
Eric Yu University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Hans Weigand (h.weigand[at]uvt.nl), Tilburg University
Professor Hannes Werthner, TU Wien
Professor Graham Gal, Isenberg School of Management