Call for Papers

22nd International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research

Subject and topics

BIR 2023 welcomes original unpublished contributions that have not been reviewed elsewhere. The 2023 edition in Rostock focuses on Business Informatics for Sustainable Innovation: Digital transformation, artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things or dataspaces are some of the current trends in business and market environments that lead to innovations in products, services, organization structure and work environments. These innovations should create value for all stakeholders involved not only from a business and commercial perspective and not purely based on technology, but also from a social or environmental perspective. The topic of sustainable innovation also addresses innovations tackling the global climate emergency, transition to a net-zero economy or changes in ecosystems. We welcome submissions addressing the above main theme, the topics listed below and combinations of both.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Business & IS development

  • Capability planning and management
  • Business process modeling and other modeling approaches
  • Process mining
  • Model Driven Development
  • Service oriented architecture
  • Requirements engineering
  • Contextualized business and systems
  • Business Information Technology Alignment

Enterprise Systems

  • Business information systems
  • Business intelligence systems
  • Data analytics and decision support systems
  • Innovative database solutions for business applications
  • Big Data for business
  • Conceptual modeling
  • Enterprise modeling and architecture

ICT Governance/Management

  • Digital Governance, IT Governance
  • Project, risk and security management
  • ICT system sustainability, ethics and ergonomics
  • Legacy systems
  • Digital Collaboration

Collaboration, Outsourcing, Crowdsourcing

  • Social network analysis
  • Value creation and co-creation
  • Business compliance
  • Workflow management
  • Smart Systems and Services

Business Informatics for Sustainable Innovation:

  • Methods and technologies for sustainable product and service innovations
  • IS for managing global climate emergency
  • Method and approaches for organizational innovation management
  • IS for work-life balance
  • IS for transition to a net-zero economy
  • IS for managing changes in ecosystems
  • IS support for circular economy implementation
  • Application cases and practices for sustainable innovation

AI applications and use cases in businesses

  • Knowledge graphs and graph databases
  • Machine learning and deep learning
  • Linked data, ontologies and semantic nets
  • Web methods and languages
  • Ontology development and applications in business
  • Web and social computing
  • Chatbots and dialog systems

Innovative technologies for business informatics

  • Blockchain
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality
  • Internet of things
  • Cloud computing
  • Generative AI

New trends in data governance

  • Data policies
  • Open data
  • Data spaces
  • Data privacy
  • Data portability
  • New uses of data
  • Public-private data partnerships

Application areas

  • Green IT
  • FinTec
  • Healthcare
  • Industry 4.0
  • E-Government
  • Smart City
  • E-learning and learning organizations
  • Serious games and gamification
  • Society 5.0
  • Knowledge and competence management



The BIR conference is one of the top European conferences in the field of business information systems with a stable research community participating in the annual event. Along with the main conference, BIR traditionally attracts co-located workshops. Many of them are recurring yearly events, but we welcome proposals for additional workshops. The workshops will take place on September 15th, 2023 and can be half-day or full-day events. BIR 2023 workshops and events may address all aspects of business information systems. The workshop proposals will be evaluated on the basis of scientific/technical interest, the clarity of the proposal, the innovativeness of the topic, and the relevance for the field of Business Information Systems. Proceedings of BIR 2023 workshops are planned to be collected in a common volume of the CEUR-WS proceedings series (indexed by Scopus and DBLP). Workshop chairs will be invited to be co-editors of the proceedings volume.
Extended versions of the best workshop papers will be invited to be published in the journal Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly (


The proposal of a workshop (max three A4 pages in PDF format) should include:

  • Title of the workshop
  • Short description of the workshop and its goals
  • Initial list of topics
  • Preliminary program committee with specified chair(s)
  • Description of workshop history (if proposed there were previous editions of the workshop)
  • A brief argumentation of the workshop relevance for Business Information Systems
  • Previous experience of chair(s) in organizing similar events
  • Preliminary forecast on the number of submissions and accepted papers

Looking forward to receiving your workshop proposal! Please submit them to:


Workshop proposal: April 24th, 2023 May 10th, 2023
Workshop confirmation: May 8th, 2023 May 12th, 2023

Important Dates

Doctoral Consortium Paper Submission: July 21st, 2023

Workshop Proposal: April 24th, 2023 May 10th, 2023

Workshop Confirmation: May 8th, 2023 May 12th, 2023

Abstract submission: May 28th, 2023 (recommended)

Paper submission: May 15th, 2023 June 4th, 2023

Notification of acceptance: July 2nd, 2023

Camera-Ready: July 17th, 2023

Conference: September 13th to September 15th, 2023

We welcome submissions for the 22nd International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2023) to be hosted by University of Camerino, Italy. BIR 2023 continues the tradition of annual events focused on opening perspectives and stimulating new roadmaps for Business Informatics, Business Information Systems and Information Systems Engineering, considering both fundamental research and key application areas. From its very inception the BIR conference focused on opening perspectives and stimulating new roadmaps for Business Informatics, considering fundamental and applied research in both technologies (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, data science, blockchain) and key applications areas (e.g. Industry 4.0, smart cities, e-government, FinTech ..) Current trends in business informatics research include the use of Big Data, Open Data, data spaces and analytics, the development of AI and machine learning technologies, the application of cloud computing, and the exploration of blockchain technology. Additionally, research is being conducted into the use of virtual reality, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) in business informatics. As these technologies become more prevalent, their integration into business operations will become increasingly important. BIR 2023 provides a rich environment for exchanging research findings and ideas among scientists, practitioners, and doctoral students.

Submission Guidelines

BIR 2023 welcomes original unpublished contributions that have not been reviewed elsewhere. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. As in tradition of the BIR conference all accepted papers will be published in the Springer LNBIP series. The following paper categories are welcome:

Research papers describing original research contributions (theoretical, methodological or conceptual). Exploratory papers introducing new ideas and directions for research by analyzing the current state of the art, identifying the gaps that need to be addressed, and introducing an approach as a means to bridge them. Practice papers discussing problems or challenges that organizations (private or public) face, relate them to the wider domain and provide useful insights to practitioners from similar organizations and contexts. General author instructions are available here.

Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form (this will be made available to authors of accepted papers). The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

All submissions must be unpublished and not be under review elsewhere. Page limit for all papers is 15 pages. Inclusion in the proceedings volume is conditioned by having at least one author registration per paper and having the paper presented during the conference. No abstract submission is expected.

Initial submissions should be made in PDF format using the EasyChair submission page.

BIR proceedings are indexed in Scopus, WoS, and DBLP.