Doctoral Consortium Dates and Topics

Important Dates

July 24, 2011 – initial paper submission (hard deadline - EXTENDED!).
August 15, 2011 – notification of acceptance.
October 6, 2011 – the main DC event (the day before the BIR 2011 conference).


The topics of the DC papers are the same as of the BIR 2011 conference topics.

Business, people and systems interoperability

  • Philosophical and social perspectives of interoperability
  • Ontological foundations of Business Informatics
  • Systems theory and principles
  • Conceptual modelling
  • Human oriented systems
  • Emerging technologies and paradigms
  • Methods, architectures and communication technologies supporting interoperability
  • Enterprise modelling and virtual organisations
  • ERP, CRM and SCM systems
  • e-commerce, e-business, e-government, e-everything
  • Healthcare/Medical Informatics
  • Engineering Informatics
  • City Management Informatics
  • Future trends

Business and information systems development

  • Business Process Modelling
  • Workflow management
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Business rules
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
  • The synergy of agile and model driven architecture
  • Object oriented techniques and methodologies, and languages
  • IS modelling, testing and verification
  • Quality of business software
  • IS security issues

Business intelligence

  • Business excellence and business intelligence solutions
  • Data warehousing
  • Reporting
  • Decision intelligence/decision support systems
  • Databases for business
  • Competing on analytics

Knowledge Management and Semantic Web

  • Knowledge management in interconnected world
  • Semantic Web methods and languages
  • Ontology modelling languages and tools
  • Ontology applications in business
  • E-learning, learning organisations, and organisational learning
  • Open source, open innovation and open information society
  • Ambient and mobile business solutions
  • Cognitive aspects of Business Informatics

Contextualized evaluation of business informatics

  • Feasibility of existing standards, techniques and languages
  • Contextualized value and quality
  • User acceptance of new technology
  • Teaching Business Informatics
  • Curriculum design and implementation issues
  • Case studies and experience reports
  • Project management issues
  • Risk Management issues

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