Scientists and scientifically interested practitioners of Business & Information Systems Engineering form the scientific community interested in the effective and efficient design and utilization of information systems by individuals, groups, enterprises, and society for the improvement of social welfare. Information systems are understood as socio-technical systems comprising tasks, people, and information technology.
The BISE journal is the academic flagship journal of the community, while WUM (Wirtschaftsinformatik und Management) publishes manuscripts focusing on the practice of business and information systems engineering. In the German-speaking countries there are more than 200 university professors, who are members of the section “Information Systems” (WKWI) of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB). The special interest group “Business Informatics” (GI-FB WI) with more than 1200 members is part of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V. (GI). The WI and MKWI conferences constitute the annual meetings of the community. There is an academic career network, which provides relevant news for doctoral students and postdocs (Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs Wirtschaftsinformatik).
Internationally, members of the BISE community are organized in the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the INFORMS Information Systems Society. The spokes persons of the GI-FB WI, the AIS Chapter of Germany and the WKWI, as well as the Editor-in-Chief or the BISE Journal form the steering commitee of these three organizations.