BIR2006 - the 5th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR'2006)

Venue: Kaunas

Location: Kaunas, Lithuania

Event Date/Time: Oct 06, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 07, 2006
Registration Date: Oct 06, 2006
Early Registration Date: Sep 10, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 20, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 20, 2006
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an increasingly important role in organisations and inter-organisational networks. Business and people daily activities are dependent on complex, distributed software systems operating in dynamic and often unpredictably changing environments. It is in this context that business informatics research is essential.
In order to produce products and services more efficient organisations must be able to adapt and quickly exchange information with internal and external collaborators. The demands for increasing interoperability concern technological, business process and knowledge level. Methods, theories and tools are needed that maintain change and adaptation of business processes, organisations and their supporting software. Furthermore, recent challenges are directed to more human oriented, highly personalized and trustworthy systems enabling to cope with huge variety of languages, technologies and tools needed to develop emerging business applications.
The theme for this conference is therefore making businesses, people and systems inter-operable and adaptive in highly interconnected and changing contexts.
Research contributions for the conference will be on aspects and future directions in business informatics research with respect to the above theme on interoperability and adaptation. Contributions from both ongoing research and implications for future directions are welcome.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Business, people and system interoperability
- Philosophical and social perspectives of interoperability
- Human oriented systems
- Emerging technologies and paradigms
- Methods, architectures and communication technologies supporting interoperability
- Enterprise modelling and virtual organisations

E-business and e-commerce
- e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Government

Business and information systems development
- Model driven paradigm shift
- Business rules approach
- The synergy of agile and model driven development processes
- IS modelling, testing and verification
- Quality of business software

Business intelligence
- Business process modelling and management
- Business excellence and business intelligence solutions
- Data warehousing
- Decision support systems
- Healthcare/Medical informatics

Change management
- Requirement engineering in changing world
- Selection, configuration and adaptation of software
- Processes and methods supporting adaptation
- Self-adaptive business and software systems

Open source and open information society
- Open source development and deployment tools
- Integrating open source technology with commercial and proprietary products
- Open source solutions for model driven development
- Interoperability of open source communities and business systems

Knowledge management and Semantic Web
- Knowledge management in interconnected world
- Semantic Web methods
- Ontology modelling languages and tools
- Ontology applications in business
- E-learning and learning organisations

Important dates

Paper submission deadline:
June 20, 2006
Notification of acceptance:
August 20, 2006
Camera-ready copy:
September 7, 2006
Conference date:
October 6-7, 2006


The conference calls for original, unpublished papers. All submissions must be in English. Academic papers can be submitted in the following categories:
1. Full papers: Maximum 5000 words
2. Research-in-progress papers: Maximum 3000 words
3. Case studies and experience reports: Maximum 5000 words
The reviewing process will be double blind. Therefore all submissions must only contain submission title, an abstract of the submission, the main body of the submission, references and/or bibliography. Please do not include the name of the authors or any information that would allow for their identification on the paper.
All paper submissions and the submission review process will be managed through conference system For submitting a paper, please sign up at the conference site and login (user name will be sent to you by e-mail). Then you will be able to submitting papers at menu section 'Conference topics' by picking topic under 'Theme title' and making application for an article. After submission, you will be able to viewing/changing your submitted papers at menu section 'My articles' till a deadline.
Submissions do not need to follow any specific template. Final formatting instructions will be provided in conjunction with an acceptance for the conference. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the conference in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings.


Selected papers will be published in the Journal of Information Technology and Control (ITC) referred in INSPEC (Information Service for Physics, Electronics, and Computing) database, available at Selection will be made after reviewing by two reviewers of Program Committee and additional reviewer from the ITC. Other accepted papers will be included in Conference Proceedings and published with the ISBN.

Conference fees

Early registration (before September 10): 200 EUR
Registration between September 11 and conference start: 250 EUR

General chair
Rimantas Butleris

Local organising committee
Rita Butkiene (Chair)
Milda Balandyte
Tomas Danikauskas
Kestutis Kapocius
Lina Nemuraite
Tomas Skersys
Lina Tutkute
Program committee
Wangler, Benkt, University of Skovde, Sweden (Co-chair)
Nemuraite, Lina, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania (Co-chair)
Axelsson, Karin, Linkoping University, Sweden
Backlund, Per, University of Skovde, Sweden
Butkiene, Rita, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Butleris, Rimantas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Caplinskas, Albertas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania
Carlsson, Sven, University of Lund, Sweden
Gudas, Saulius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Guenther, Horst, University of Rostock, Germany
Gustas, Remigijus, Karlstad University, Sweden
Forbrig, Peter, University of Rostock, Germany
Fujita, Hamido, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Heymans, Patrick, University of Namur, Belgium
Kjellin, Harald, University of Kristianstad, Sweden
Krogstie, John, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Kuhn, Harald BOC Information Systems GmbH, Austria
Lind, Mikael, University College of Boras, Sweden
Lundell, Bjorn, University of Skovde, Sweden
Malmsjo, Anders, University of Skovde, Sweden
Maskeliunas, Saulius, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania
Matulevicius, Raimundas, University of Namur, Belgium
Mazeika, Arturas, Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
Mumm, Harald, University of Applied Sciences, Wismar, Germany
Nummenmaa, Jyrki, University of Tampere, Finland
Paradauskas, Bronius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Ralyte, Jolita, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Rock, Hans, University of Rostock, Germany
Sorensen, Carl-Fredrik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Stirna, Janis, Stockholm University/KTH, Sweden
Strasunskas, Darijus, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Soderstrom, Eva, University of Skovde, Sweden
Thanisch, Peter, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Theodoulidis, Babis, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Vasilecas, Olegas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Wood, Bob, University of Manchester, United Kingdom


Conference e-mail

Postal address
Studentu 50-308
LT 51368 Kaunas, Lithuania

Rimantas Butleris
Phone +370 37 300397

Lina Nemuraite
Phone +370 37 300397

Rita Butkiene
Phone +370 37 300382

Conference Location

Kaunas University of Technology

Informatics Faculty

Department of Information Systems

Studentu 50-308
LT 51368 Kaunas, Lithuania