Selected Topics on Business Information Systems: Editorial Introduction to Issue 11 of CSIMQ

Kurt Sandkuhl

Abstract


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an important role in enterprises, public authorities, inter-organizational networks, company clusters and other kinds of distributed organizations. Business, value creation and supporting activities in organizations are dependent on complex, distributed software and service systems operating in dynamic and often changing environments. In order to produce and supply products and services efficiently, organizations must be able to effectively exchange information between internal stakeholder groups and with external collaborators and customers. A high level of agility and interoperability is required when it comes to meeting the changing requirements from market or technical environments. The demand for interoperability exists at technological, business process and knowledge levels. Methods, theories and tools that ease change and adaptation of business processes, organizations and their supporting IT-systems are needed.

The content of this issue presents novel research results in business information systems. Most of the articles in the issue originate from the 15th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2016) in Prague (Czech Republic) and the 9th International Workshop on Information Logistics and Applications of Semantic Technologies (ILOG), which was co-located with BIR 2016.

The five accepted articles address different technical and methodic aspects of business information systems and various their application fields.


Keywords:

Policy compliance; information security; accounting model; system architecture; architecture analysis; probabilistic analysis; enterprise architecture; process driven; business process; conceptual modeling; system dynamics; semantic technology.

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DOI: 10.7250/csimq.2017-11.00

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