Departmental Editorial Statements

Business Process Management (BPM)

The department focuses on concepts, models and techniques as well as managerial aspects of business process management in and across organizations, as well as the design and management of the underlying information systems. The department is specifically interested in contributions that take the socio-technical context into account in which a new or improved artefact is used in. Exclusively algorithmic or technological contributions are out of scope. The department does welcome all levels of analysis for the socio-technical component of the contribution – individuals, teams, entire organizations, or wider ecosystems. Authors are encouraged to employ empirical methods for this part of the argumentation.

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.

Digital Business Management and Digital Leadership

The department focuses on how organizations can successfully manage and lead the process of digitization and digital transformation. This includes digital leadership aspects such as strategic planning, governing, organizing, controlling, and orchestrating of IT-intense processes and services. Key topics are digital business strategies, IT alignment, IT project management, IT usage and digital value creation, compliance and risk mitigation, knowledge and services management, as well as sourcing topics including outsourcing, platform economies, crowdsourcing, cloud services, and virtual collaboration on (inter-)organizational level. The department appreciates research on new forms of organizing, value creation, and types of digital enterprises. We welcome a variety of methods including quantitative, qualitative, experimental, action, and design-oriented research.

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 Enterprise Engineering

The department welcomes articles on enterprise modeling and enterprise engineering, from a conceptual or business perspective. In this department also domain-specific information systems (e.g. for banking, government, healthcare, manufacturing) are analyzed. Topics include, but are not limited to, the modeling and engineering of digital twins, artificial intelligence applications, enterprise architecture management, reference modeling, sustainability concerns, and industry 4.0 scenarios.

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 focuses on engineering methods for all life-cycle phases of information systems, considering their socio-technical nature. Topics include but are not limited to requirements engineering, conceptual modeling, ontologies, database design, management and analysis of large datasets, software engineering methods for information systems, model-based software development, security and privacy, quality assessment and considerations of the organizational context of information systems.