Call for papers


22nd IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (IEEE CBI 2020) June 22–24, 2020, Antwerp, Belgium

The IEEE Conference Series on Business Informatics is the leading international forum for state-of-the-art research in Business Informatics. The 22nd IEEE CBI 2020, held in the city of Antwerp, calls for submissions in the multidisciplinary field of Business Informatics, and welcomes a multitude of theoretical and practical perspectives and mind-sets on today’s challenges of the digital transformation.

Call for Papers

The IEEE CBI series encourages a broad understanding of Business Informatics research, and intends to further its many different facets, theoretical foundations and experiential body of knowledge. In doing so, the CBI series has proven to be a fertile ground for research with high impact, and a hub for multidisciplinary research with contributions from Management Science, Organization Science, Economics, Information Systems, Computer Science, and Informatics.

In line with this, the CBI series aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from various fields and backgrounds that contribute to the construction, use and maintenance of information systems and their organizational use contexts. A dedicated goal of the CBI series of conferences is to bring together researchers from different fields and disciplines to stimulate discussion, synergy and collaboration. Accordingly, CBI conferences use a format that enables in depth discussions among researchers during the conference. 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 research communities. The conference organization accounts for this challenge by involving renowned track chairs and program committee members from different fields and disciplines.

List of Tracks

  • Enterprise Modelling, Engineering and Architecture
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Artificial intelligence for Business
  • Information Management
  • Business Analytics and Business Data Engineering
  • Industry 4.0 (Industry Applications)
  • Business Innovations and Digital Transformation
  • Data-Driven Business Applications
  • General Topics


Manuscripts must be in English and are restricted to 10 pages in IEEE 2-coloumn template (A4). In the submission form, select the conference track that best fits with your manuscript’s topic, or choose “General Topics” if not covered by the tracks. Review process is double-blind; your names and affiliations must not be explicitly listed in the manuscript. However, you should keep all cited references in the submission’s bibliography intact. Further information for submission:

Accepted papers will be published as IEEE proceedings and submitted for integration into the IEEE Digital Library.

Important Dates

Full paper submission: 22.03.2020 -> Extended deadline! 

Authors notified of final acceptance: 24.04.2020 -> 30.04.2020

Final paper submissions due: 08.05.2020 -> 15.05.2020


Enterprise Modelling, Engineering and Architecture

Track Co-Chairs

  • Peter Fettke, Saarland University, Germany
  • Frederik Gailly, Ghent University, Belgium


  • Methods for Enterprise Modelling, Engineering and Architecture Management
  • Enterprise and Business Transformation
  • Business-IT Alignment
  • Enterprise Architecture Management and Governance
  • Languages and Tools
  • Reference Models and Ontologies
  • Business Process Analysis, Modelling and Execution


Information Systems Engineering

Track Co-Chairs

  • Wided Guédria, LIST, Luxembourg
  • Elena Kornyshova, CEDRIC Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France


  • Requirements Engineering
  • Method Engineering
  • Software Testing
  • Information Security and Risk
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing and Social Network Analysis
  • User-Centered Approaches
  • Collaborative Computing
  • Model-driven approaches to IS engineering
  • Domain Specific Models and Languages
  • IS Engineering in the Public Domain
  • Empirical Approaches to IS Engineering


Artificial Intelligence for Business


  • Jos van Hillegersberg, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Carsten Felden, University of Resources Freiberg, Germany


  • Ranking and prediction algorithms
  • Business value of recommendation and retrieval systems
  • Evaluation of recommendation, personalization and retrieval systems
  • Conversational and interactive approaches
  • Knowledge-based techniques
  • Group recommendations
  • Case studies and novel application domains


Information Management

Track Co-Chairs

  • Ilias O. Pappas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway University of Agder, Norway
  • Hans Weigand, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands


  • IT Strategy and Business/IT Alignment
  • IT Management in the Digital Age
  • IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • IT Organization and Agile IT Setups
  • Enterprise Architecture Management
  • Project and Project Portfolio Management
  • IT Sourcing and Cloud Computing
  • IT Performance Measurement and Value of IT
  • IT Innovation Management
  • Innovative Models and Tools for Strategic IT Management
  • Big Data Infrastructure
  • Metadata Governance and Data Quality Strategies
  • Blockchain governance

Business Analytics and Business Data Engineering

Track Co-Chairs

  • Kevin J Lu, Brunel University London, UK
  • Ann-Kristin Cordes, University of Münster, Germany


  • Advanced analytics, prediction, causal forecasting, and visualization
  • Big data veracity and quality, uncertainty and risk management
  • Business data integration
  • Business models for innovative use of big data
  • Corporate Knowledge Management
  • Decision making, forecasting, and fraud detection using big data
  • Social media analytics for business data engineering
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information and Value Management
  • Open Data
  • Innovative Applications of Business Intelligence,cand Big Data
  • Strategic Management of Business Intelligence, Business Analytics and Big Data

Industry 4.0 (Industry Applications)

Track Co-Chairs

  • Önder Gürcan, LICIA/CEA, France
  • Christian Janiesch, University of Würzburg, Germany


  • I4.0 Architectures
  • Enterprise Interoperability and Integration
  • Modelling Languages for I4.0
  • Managing Evolution and Variability
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics for I4.0
  • Web Technologies for I4.0
  • Interoperability of Legacy Systems
  • DevOps for Production Systems
  • Decision Support for Design-time and Run-time
  • Human-Machine Interactions in I4.0
  • Empirical studies: Case Studies, Experience Reports, Experiments, …

Business Innovations and Digital Transformation

Track Co-Chairs

  • Anne-Laure Mention, RMIT University, Australia
  • João José Pinto Ferreira, FEUP, Portugal


  • Approaches to leveraging digital technologies for service innovation and competitive advantage
  • Integrating business models with enterprise models
  • Interaction between business model innovation and service innovation
  • Theories, methods and tools for designing innovation in business models and services
  • Digital transformation and disruptive business innovation
  • Technology-enabled new business models
  • Challenges in digital transformation

Data-Driven Business Applications

Track Co-Chairs

  • Jeffrey Parsons, University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Martin Matzner, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


  • Data-centric business models
  • Business Value Creation from Big Data
  • Big Data as a Service
  • Consumerization of Big Data Analysis
  • Big Data Analytics for Small Business Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Data-Driven Applications in Business, Finance, Transportation, Retailing, Telecomm.

General Topics

Track Co-Chairs

  • Jaap Gordijn, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland


The General Topics track intends to solicit submissions not covered by other CBI 2020 tracks or having a cross-thematic scope in the field of Business Informatics. Please check the topics of the other CBI 2020 tracks before submitting your paper to the General Topics track. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Methodological Reflections and Research Methods
  • Digital Work and Life
  • Service Science and Engineering
  • Human-Computer-Interaction and User Interfaces
  • Learning and Teaching Business Informatics