Conference Theme

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an increasingly important role in organizations, inter-organizational networks, society and individuals' daily life. Business activities are dependent on complex, distributed software systems operating in dynamic and often unpredictably changing business environments. It is in this context that Business Informatics Research is essential.
In order to produce and supply products and services more efficiently organizations must be able to adapt and quickly exchange information with internal and external collaborators and customers. Demand for increasing interoperability exists at technological, business process, and knowledge levels. Methods, theories, and tools that maintain change and adaptation of business processes, organizations, and their supporting software are needed. Furthermore, recent challenges are directed to more human-orientated, highly personalized and trustworthy systems enabling their users to cope with the large variety of frameworks, technologies and tools needed to accommodate emerging business applications. Therefore, one of the areas of focus here is quantitative and qualitative methods for measuring, predicting, and understanding the value that ICT brings to the enterprise.
Therefore, the theme for this conference is making businesses, people and systems interoperable and adaptive in highly interconnected and changing contexts. Specifically, the conference also welcomes contributions that concern evaluating and demonstrating all aspects of benefits of information systems in the light of their costs.
Research contributions for the conference will be on aspects of and future directions in Business Informatics Research with respect to the abovementioned theme of interoperability and adaptation, as well as on exploring scientifically the practical aspects and establishing empirically grounded analyses of business cases in order to provide a better evaluation to the applications of ICT in industry. Contributions from both ongoing research and implications for future directions are welcome.
BIR2011 is organized by the Riga Technical University (RTU), Latvia.
The best accepted research papers of conference will be published in Springer LNBIP. Other accepted papers will be published in special issues of Scientific journals of RTU indexed by Versita, Ebsco, ProQuest, and VINITI.
All accepted workshop and doctoral consortium papers will be published in local proceedings of BIR2011. The best selected workshop and doctoral consortium papers will be published in Springer LNBIP as post-conference BIR2011 workshop proceedings.

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