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CBI and the War in Ukraine

Like any international conference, the CBI series of conference is a place for collaboration between researchers from all over the world. As such, we were particularly keen to include colleagues from Eastern Europe and Russia, with whom we have cultivated a pleasant and rewarding relationship in recent years. This has been demonstrated not least by the fact that in 2019, CBI was held in Moscow.

In the light of the ongoing Russian war on Ukraine, we feel compelled to make a clear statement regarding these shocking events. The CBI condemns the Russian government's criminal war of aggression in the strongest possible terms. We regard it not only a crime against the people of Ukraine, but a barbaric attack on the basic values of democracy and even civilisation.

Universities are special places in society. They have a responsibility to protect and promote reason and freedom. Unfortunately, Russian universities failed to live up to this responsibility after the invasion of Ukraine - and in doing so caused great damage to the idea of science.

While we will not exclude Russian colleagues per se from participating in the CBI conferences, we cannot condone the inclusion of, and reference to, any Russian institutions as long as the attack on, and occupation of, Ukraine continues. We hope that the relationships that have developed on a personal level will continue. As such, active involvement (e.g. submissions, co-organisation, reviewing) from our Russian colleagues to CBI (and its satellite events) remains welcome. However, no references to Russian institutions (and funding agencies) are allowed.

Business Informatics

Informatics (also referred to as computer science) is the science that has as its domain information processes and related phenomena in technological artefacts. In the spirit of this definition, business informatics is considered as the scientific discipline targeting information processes and related phenomena in their socio-economical context, including companies, organizations, administrations and society in general. As such, 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 for businesses.

Business informatics is a fertile ground for research with the potential for immense and tangible impact. Enterprises and their supporting IT systems are a critical element of our rapidly developing digital society. There is an ongoing need to push towards new frontiers of business modelling, automation, monitoring and analytics technologies, in order to more effectively improve and innovate enterprise. Advances in the field of IT also enable innovation in enterprises: socially synergistic business processes, cloud-based enterprise applications, real-world-aware business solutions, and business intelligence driven by big data, just to name a few.

Business informatics is of a multi-disciplinary and crosscutting nature, and it is important to draw upon a variety of established disciplines in order to develop key business innovations and optimise enterprise operations. A key characteristic of business informatics research is that it considers a real-world business context in developing new theories and concepts that enable new practical applications. Thereby, business informatics research does not only extend the body of knowledge of the information society, but at the same time provides a tangible impact to industry. Or put it in other words: Business informatics is research that matters!

The Conference Series

The IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI) is sponsored by the IEEE TCBIS (Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems). The series has a rich history dating back to 1998. Its focus on Business Informatics was initially targeted at the area of e-Commerce, while already bringing together IT, economical and business aspects.

The series started in 1998 with the DARE (Dependable and Real-Time E-Commerce Systemsworkshop. In 1999, this initial workshop evolved into the WECWI (Workshop on Advanced Issues of E-Commerce and Web-based Information SystemsConference on e-Commerce and Enterprise Computing) conferences in 2003, while also integrating the EEE (Conference on E-Technology, E-Commerce and E-Service).

By 2012, the field of business informatics had established itself as the overarching field bringing together business, organisation, economics and IT. Therefore, it was decided to further evolve the conference series to become the CBI (Conference on Business Informatics) series, marking the next step in its maturation.

Current Domains of Interest

The current domains of interest of the conference series include:

  1. Business Process Engineering
  2. Enterprise Modelling
  3. Enterprise Architecture
  4. Enterprise Engineering
  5. Enterprise & Business Transformation
  6. Business Model & Service Innovation
  7. Empowering & Enabling Technologies
  8. Service Engineering
  9. Social & Frontier Technologies
  10. Data-Driven Service & Market Engineering