BIR 2013 - 12th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research

Organization: Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Venue: Hotel Reytan

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2013 / 10:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours) End Date/Time: Sep 25, 2013 / 6:30 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)
Paper Submission Date: May 06, 2013
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The BIR conference series create a forum where researchers in business informatics, seniors as well as juniors, could meet and discuss with each other. The BIR 2013 conference welcomes papers from all over the world. We accept original papers of the following types: full research papers, research-in-progress papers, industrial papers. Traditionally in the frame of the BIR 2013 conference, Doctoral Consortium and workshops will take place. 

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an increasingly important role in organizations, inter-organizational networks, society and individuals' daily life. Business activities are dependent on complex, distributed software systems operating in dynamic and often unpredictably changing business environments. It is in this context that Business Informatics Research is essential.

In order to produce and supply products and services more efficiently organizations must be able to adapt and quickly exchange information with internal and external collaborators and customers. Demand for increasing interoperability exists at technological, business process, and knowledge levels. Methods, theories, and tools that maintain change and adaptation of business processes, organizations, and their supporting software are needed. Furthermore, recent challenges are directed to more human-orientated, highly personalized and trustworthy, high-quality systems enabling their users to cope with the large variety of frameworks, technologies and tools needed to accommodate emerging business applications. Therefore, one of the areas of focus here is quantitative and qualitative methods for measuring, predicting, and understanding the value that ICT brings to the enterprise.

Therefore, the theme for this conference is making businesses, people and systems interoperable and adaptive in highly interconnected and changing contexts. Specifically, the conference also welcomes contributions that concern evaluating and demonstrating all aspects of benefits of information systems in the light of their costs.

Research contributions for the conference will be on aspects of and future directions in Business Informatics Research with respect to the abovementioned theme of interoperability and adaptation, as well as on exploring scientifically the practical aspects and establishing empirically grounded analyses of business cases in order to provide a better evaluation to the applications of ICT in industry. Contributions from both ongoing research and implications for future directions are welcome.

BIR2013 is organized by the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Poland, the oldest and most prestigious Polish university of economics and business.

The accepted papers of conference will be published in Springer LNBIP.

All accepted workshop and doctoral consortium papers will be published in post-conference proceedings printed in Warsaw School of Economics scientific journal Roczniki Kolegium Analiz Ekonomicznych with ISSN.

Conference topics

Business, people, and systems interoperability

  • Philosophical and social perspectives of interoperability
  • Ontological foundations of Business Informatics
  • Systems theory and principles
  • Conceptual modeling
  • Human-oriented systems
  • Methods, architectures, and communication technologies supporting interoperability
  • Emerging technologies and paradigms
  • Enterprise modeling and virtual organizations
  • ERP, CRM and SCM systems
  • e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Government, e-everything
  • Healthcare/Medical Informatics
  • Engineering Informatics
  • City Management Informatics
  • Future trends

Business and information systems development

  • Business Process Modeling
  • Workflow management
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Business rules
  • Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
  • The synergy of agile and model driven architecture
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Object Oriented techniques, methodologies, and languages
  • IS modeling, testing, and verification
  • Quality of business software
  • IS security issues

Business intelligence

  • Business excellence and business intelligence solutions
  • Data warehousing
  • Reporting
  • Decision intelligence / decision support systems
  • Databases for business
  • Competing on analytics

Knowledge Management and Semantic Web

  • Knowledge management in interconnected world
  • Ontology modeling languages and tools
  • Ontology applications in business
  • E-learning, learning organizations, and organizational learning
  • Semantic Web methods and languages
  • Open source, open innovation and open information society
  • Ambient and mobile business solutions
  • Cognitive aspects of Business Informatics

Contextualized evaluation of business informatics

  • Feasibility of existing standards, techniques and languages
  • Contextualized value and quality
  • User acceptance of new technology
  • Teaching Business Informatics
  • Curriculum design and implementation issues
  • Case studies and experience reports
  • Project management issues
  • Risk management issues



Hotel Reytan
T. Rejtana 6


Warsaw School of Economics, Poland