05/2023 – Technology for Humanity

The past decades have been marked by the rapid digitization of almost every part of human life. Our work and private life, healthcare, education, governmental institutions, and society as a whole have been undergoing an era of rapid change driven by new forms of digital communication, automation, new information sources, emerging digital markets, and social networks, as […]

03/2023 – Home Office: Working from a Private Place

The availability of digital technologies offers the opportunity to reshape work and life.  In particular, the traditional spatial and temporal restrictions for workspaces are increasingly being reduced. Even beyond COVID-19, many office employees will continue to work, at least partly, from home. Although the degree of virtualization will continue to increase, a combination of physical […]

01/2023 – The Impact of the Business Process Model and Notation

Initially published in 2004 by the Business Process Modeling Initiative (BPMI), the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) was designed with the goal to provide a visual language that is understandable by different stakeholder groups who design, manage and implement business processes (BPMI 2004). The standardization of the notation led to an integration and consolidation of […]

05/2022 – Platform Economy: Beyond the Traveled Paths

Special Issue Digital services and online platforms have become pervasive in all our daily lives and facilitate a wide variety of economic and social activities. This digitization of business and society has profound implications for consumer behavior and, consequently, many industries worldwide. For example, two-sided markets have emerged as popular alternatives to traditional media channels […]

03/2022 – Sustainable Autonomous Systems

Special Issue The ongoing digital transformation is challenging the way business is conducted and how value is created and captured. While prior digitalization waves focused on replacing paper as physical carrier of information, leveraging the Internet as global communication infrastructure, and developing reactive, partly automated business processes and systems (e.g., Legner et al. 2017), the […]

01/2022 – Digital Entrepreneurship: Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts

Special Issue Digital transformation creates new opportunities and is an important driver of novel and often disruptive innovation and value creation. Entrepreneurs are using digital technologies to finance innovation (Ahrens et al. 2019; Audretsch et al. 2016; Fisch 2019) or create new digital products, services, and business models. These activities are called digital entrepreneurship and […]

05/2021 – Process Mining at the Enterprise Level

Special Issue: Process Mining is a novel technology that helps enterprises to better understand their business processes. Over the last 20 years, there has been intensive research into various process mining techniques. These techniques support the automatic discovery of business process models from event log data, the checking of conformance between specified and observed behavior, […]

03/2021 – Energy Informatics

Special Issue: Energy Informatics is based on the precept that adding information engineering to the energy domain increases energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization, and reduces associated carbon emissions [Energy + Information < Energy (Watson et al. 2010)]. Information engineering in this context is the practice of information processing and engineering with methods from computer science, information systems, information technology, and statistics. […]

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 […]