5/2017 Exploring the IT Artefact: Advances in Information Systems Analysis and Design

Published : 22.12.2015 | Categories: Call For Papers

Special Issue:

The design of IT artefacts, such as enterprise software systems, conceptual models, analysis and development tools, languages and methods, has been at the core of our discipline from its very origin. Instead of focussing on the actual use of IT in organisations, this kind of research is aimed at the question how to design IT artefacts which are suited to enable future organisations that are not only more efficient and agile, but that provide an attractive work environment, too. Therefore, it represents an important contribution to mastering the digital transformation. Research on IT artefacts that are suited to shape future enterprises does not only take place in Information Systems, but also in Computer Science, which recommends fostering the cross-disciplinary exchange between these fields. In recent years, more and more conferences account for this demand and provide platforms for researchers from both fields. The journal Business and Information Systems Engineering is especially devoted to build bridges between Information Systems and Computer Science – a claim that is further emphasized by this special issue. It is aimed at collecting research on the development of advanced IT artefacts to realizing future enterprise software systems that show clear advantages over the artefacts that are available today.

We seek contributions from researchers from Information Systems and Computer Science, but also from Software Engineering that address original aspects of analysing and developing IT artefacts for organisations. While it is needless to say that every contribution has to be validated against convincing requirements, empirical studies are not mandatory for this purpose. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Enterprise Software Systems

  • Future Enterprise Systems, Platforms and Ecosystems
  • Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things
  • Adaptive and Evolutionary Enterprise Systems (e.g. Involving Machine Learning)

Tools for the Analysis, Modelling, Design, Simulation, Visualization or Generation of

  • Business Models
  • Advanced Business Processes
  • Business Rules and Policies
  • Data Models in the Age of “Non-Standard” Databases
  • Compliance, Security and Safety of Enterprise Systems
  • Decision Support

Languages and Methods

  • Models at Runtime
  • Domain-Specific Languages
  • Integrated Modelling and Execution Environments
  • Management Dashboards


Paper submission due: (select S.I.: IS Analysis and Design) 2016-11-08
Notification of authors: 2017-01-10
Revisions due: 2017-02-28
Notification of authors: 2017-04-18
Completion of a second revision (if needed): 2017-05-23
Anticipated publication date: October 2017


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Frank
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Unternehmensmodellierung
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstr. 9
D-45141 Essen

Prof. Dr. Florian Matthes
Chair Informatics 19
Software Engineering for Business Information Systems
Institut für Informatik
TU München
Boltzmannstrasse 3
D-85748 Garching bei München