Business Informatics is the scientific discipline targeting information processes and related phenomena in their socio-economical business context, including companies, organisations, administrations and society in general. Business Informatics is a fertile ground for research with the potential for immense and tangible impact. As a field of study, it endeavours to take a systematic and analytic approach in aligning core concepts from management science, organisational science, economics information science, and informatics into an integrated engineering science.
The CBI is aimed at creating a forum for researchers and practitioners from various fields that contribute to the construction, use and maintenance of information systems and the organisational context they are embedded in. Last but not least, we want to offer a common platform for Computer Scientist and Information Systems researchers. The benefits of such a cross-disciplinary conception are contrasted by a challenge: Authors who submit a paper take the risk to be assessed by standards that are different from those they are used to in their own communities. The CBI's organisation accounts for this challenge. It comprises various domains that represent certain communities. Domains may overlap. They are represented by two domain coordinators. To encourage submissions both from Computer Science and Information Systems, the domains are, if possible, coordinated by representatives of both disciplines. The domain coordinators are in charge of supervising the reviewing process and forming tracks depending on the collection of accepted papers. Tracks are not only intended to represent a certain subject area, but also to include papers from different communities.
CBI 2015 will include the following domains:
Business Process Engineering, Business Systems Engineering, Business Data Engineering, Business Models & Service Innovation, Enterprise Engineering & Enterprise Architecture, Method Engineering, Modelling in Business Informatics, Industrial Services.