01/2021 – AI-Based Information Systems

Special Issue Artificial Intelligence (AI), and in particular algorithms for machine learning, are on their way to become a key technology for the digital transformation. US economist Erik Brynjolfsson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology even describes AI as the most important general-purpose technology of our time (Brynjolfsson and McAfee 2017). The innumerable possibilities of […]

05/2020 – Information Systems in Intermodal Transportation and Traffic Management

Special Issue: The recent industry studies show that current transportation chains are far from fully exploitation of the potential stemming from existing transportation assets and infrastructure as well as new technologies in transportation systems. As a result a fast reorganization and better utilization of existing assets and infrastructure for breakthrough efficiency is needed. To achieve […]

03/2020 – User Assistance for Intelligent Systems

Special Issue Intelligent systems have become ubiquitous in modern life and increasingly shift the performance of tasks away from humans (Davenport und Kirby 2016). Although this development has many advantages, the interplay between intelligent systems and humans remains a societal and technological challenge. On the one hand, taking humans out of the loop may lead […]

01/2020 High Performance Business Computing

Special Issue: High Performance Business Computing (HPBC) is the application of models, methodologies, tools and technologies of High Performance Computing (HPC) (e.g., Hager and Wellein 2010) to business problems. While its neighbor discipline, High Performance Technical Computing, has already found entrance into a variety of scientific disciplines, including meteorology, engineering, bio sciences, physics, chemistry and […]

05/2019 Data Sovereignty and Data Space Ecosystems

Special Issue: Dear authors, please submit your paper as a regular research paper and add a cover letter indicating that this paper is submitted to the special issue on Data Sovereignty and Data Space Ecosystems. Data has evolved from a pure byproduct of value creation processes to a strategic resource and – in some cases […]

03/2019 Data Analytics and Optimization for Decision Support

Special Issue: Traditional methods for addressing an industrial optimization problem usually follows the workflow of “Modeling-Algorithm-Analysis”. This means first formulating a specific industrial problem and establishing its mathematical optimization model, then finding or designing an algorithm/method addressing the problem, and finally analyzing the results. This method is primarily used when not enough data is available. […]

01/2019 Design Science Research and Digital Innovation

Special Issue: There has been a surge of interest in design science research (DSR) in information systems (IS) in the last decade. DSR is now recognized as an important field of research in IS. The goal of the DSR paradigm is to extend the boundaries of human and organizational capabilities by designing new and innovative […]

5/2018 Service Systems Engineering

Special Issue: Service systems are socio-technical systems that enable value co-creation. Service systems engineering (SSE) calls for research on evidence-based design knowledge for such systems that permeate our society. The ongoing process of digitization renders more and more systems capable of contextualizing what they deliver to individual and institutional actors. In doing so, these systems […]

6/2017 Blockchain Technology in Business and Information Systems Research

Special Issue: The blockchain is a distributed digital ledger technology that is maintained and governed by a consensus mechanism. A blockchain is essentially a record of digital events. However, it is not “just a record”, it is a distributed immutable record that is shared among many different independent parties, and it can be updated only […]

3/2018 Smart Cities and Digitized Urban Management

Special Issue: The Smart City concept stands at the confluence of several global technological, socioeconomic, and environmental megatrends. On the technological front, Big Data, analytics, block chain, and the Internet of Things enable an ever more interconnected network of people, services, and infrastructures. On the socioeconomic front, urbanization drives people to the cities in search […]