BIR 2009 - Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2009)

Venue: Kristianstad University College

Location: Kristianstad, Sweden

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 02, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jun 08, 2009
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Call for papers
8:th International Conference on Perspectives in
Business Informatics Research
BIR 2009 October 1-2, 2009
Kristianstad University, Sweden
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an increasingly important role in organizations, inter-organizational networks, society and in individual persons´ daily life. Businesses´ 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. The demands for increasing interoperability concern the technological, business process and knowledge levels. Methods, theories and tools are needed that maintain change and adaptation of business processes, organizations and their supporting software. Furthermore, recent challenges are directed to more human oriented, highly personalized and trustworthy systems enabling to cope with a huge variety of frameworks, technologies and tools needed to accommodate emerging business applications. The new methods and technologies lack enough evaluation to demonstrate that their benefits will overwhelm the payout. Therefore, one of the focuses here is on quantitative and qualitative methods for measuring, predicting, and understanding the value that information technologies bring to the enterprise and the cost before these technologies are ready to use.

The theme for this conference is therefore 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 and future directions in business informatics research with respect to the above theme on interoperability and adaptation, as well as on exploring scientifically the practical aspects and establishing empirically grounded analysis of business cases in order to provide a better evaluation to the applications of information technologies in industry. Contributions from both ongoing research and implications for future directions are welcome.
Relevant Topics
The submitted papers should have a Business Informatics Research perspective. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Business, people and systems interoperability
• Philosophical and social perspectives of interoperability
• Ontological foundations of Business Informatics
• Systems theory and principles
• Conceptual modelling
• Human oriented systems
• Emerging technologies and paradigms
• Methods, architectures and communication
technologies supporting interoperability
• Enterprise modelling and virtual organisations
• ERP, CRM and SCM systems
• e-commerce, e-business, e-government
Business and information systems development
• Business Process Modeling
• Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
• Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
• Requirements Engineering
• The synergy of agile and model driven (MDA) development processes
• IS modelling, testing and verification
• Object oriented techniques and methodologies
• Unified Modeling Language (UML)
• Workflow management
• Quality of business software
• Business rules
Business intelligence
• Business excellence and Business Intelligence solutions
• Data warehousing
• Reporting
• Decision support systems
• Healthcare/Medical Informatics
• Competing on analytics
Open source, open innovation 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
• Open innovation
• Web 2.0 and social computing
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 organizations
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

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: June 8, 2009

Notification of acceptance : July 22, 2009

Camera-ready copies: September 14, 2009

Conference October 1-2, 2009

Programme Committee
Sven Carlsson, Chairman
Jan Aidemark, Co-chair
Committee members to be announced

Conference chairs
Professor Harald Kjellin Kristianstad University (Conference chair)
Professor Benkt Wangler Skövde University
(Honorary conference chair)

Organizing Committee
Professor Harald Kjellin Kristianstad University (chair)
Lars-Olof Johansson Kristianstad University
Björn Cronquist Kristianstad University
Jenny Folkesson Kristianstad University
Jeanette Johansson Kristianstad University

Conference Venue
The BIR2009Conference will be held at Kristianstad University in locals belonging to the Centre of organizational and business studies.
Computer access, wireless facilities and multimedia projector will be available during the conference.

Conference Organizer
Kristianstad University
School of health and society
Centre of organizational and business studies

291 88 Kristianstad


Kristianstad University College Campus