Departmental Editorial Statements

Business Process Management (BPM)

The department focuses on models of business processes and collaboration in and across organizations and their underlying information systems. Topics include, but are not limited to modeling methods and techniques, models for specific business domains such as manufacturing, retail, banking and public administration, reference models, change management, compliance management, workflow automation, and distributed transaction management.

Decision Analytics and Data Science

The department focuses on quantitative methods, including statistical and mathematical modeling, econometrics, data mining, optimization and other algorithmic approaches to support management decision making. Topics include, but are not limited to business analytics, computational logistics, network management, scheduling, revenue management, and recommender systems.

Economics of Information Systems

The department deals with the economic consequences of IT advances and innovations on business and society. Topics include, but are not limited to economic models of the digital economy, the sharing economy, electronic markets and platforms, digital goods, user-generated content, open innovation, and social media. We are also interested in studies explaining the behavior of users or customers, as well as articles aimed at understanding business models, IT and industry transformation supported by economic theories and methods. We are open to a wide variety of research methodologies.

Enterprise Modeling and Business Ecosystems

The department welcomes articles on the model or method-based development, evolution and evaluation of enterprise-wide or business ecosystem-wide IS, from a conceptual or business perspective. In this department also domain specific IS (e.g. for banking, utilities, healthcare) are analyzed. Topics include, but are not limited to advances in collaboration structures, enterprise architecture management, reference modeling, and transformation management.

Human Computer Interaction and Social Computing

The department deals with research focusing on the design and use of interactive technologies that affect individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and networks . Topics include, but are not limited to, understanding individual and social behavior, usability engineering and user experience design, novel interaction techniques and devices, neuro-physiological computing systems, specific classes of interactive systems and application areas, and designing interactive technologies supporting collaborative work and life activities.

Information Systems Engineering and Technology (IS Engineering)

The department deals with data and software engineering methods relevant to information systems in business. Topics include, but are not limited to data engineering, the management of large data sets (big data technologies), distributed and parallel systems, security and privacy, as well as quality of service of enterprise information systems.

Management and Use of Information and Knowledge

The department focuses on the management of information systems and technology in organizations. Papers cover topics on, but are not limited to IS strategy, business IT alignment, the organization of the IS function like, (de-)centralization, governance, IT service management and operations, as well as sourcing issues, IT controlling, IT risk management, the management and use of information and knowledge, the diffusion and adoption of IS, and the impact of IT on the organization.