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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 the years before the start of the war. 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.

Furthermore, Universities are special places in society. They have a responsibility to protect and promote academic values, which typically go hand in hand with democratic values, such as freedom of speech, majority based decisions, while respecting the needs of minorities, etc. Unfortunately, Russian universities have undertaken explicit actions that violate these academic values. More specifically, by explicitly supporting the Russian government in waging war on a neighbouring democratic country.

We certainly would like to continue the academic interactions with our Russian colleagues at the CBI conferences, and certainly hope that the relationships that have developed on a personal level will continue. At the same time, in line with the joint policy of the CBI and EDOC conferences regarding academic and democratic values, as of now, references to the involved Russian institutions (affiliations on papers, acknowledgements, etc) are not 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