Business Informatics Research 2006
Call for papers
5th International Conference on Perspectives in
Business Informatics Research
(BIR 2006) October 6-7, 2006
Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays an increasingly important role in organisations and inter-organisational networks. Business and people daily activities are dependent on complex, distributed software systems operating in dynamic and often unpredictably changing environments. It is in this context that business informatics research is essential.
In order to produce products and services more efficient organisations must be able to adapt and quickly exchange information with internal and external collaborators. The demands for increasing interoperability concern technological, business process and knowledge level. Methods, theories and tools are needed that maintain change and adaptation of business processes, organisations and their supporting software. Furthermore, recent challenges are directed to more human oriented, highly personalized and trustworthy systems enabling to cope with huge variety of languages, technologies and tools needed to develop emerging business applications.
The theme for this conference is therefore making businesses, people and systems inter-operable and adaptive in highly interconnected and changing contexts.
Research contributions for the conference will be on aspects and future directions in business informatics research with respect to the above theme on interoperability and adaptation. Contributions from both ongoing research and implications for future directions are welcome.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Business, people and system interoperability
• Philosophical and social perspectives of interoperability
• Human oriented systems
• Emerging technologies and paradigms
• Methods, architectures and communication technologies supporting interoperability
• Enterprise modelling and virtual organisations
E-business and e-commerce
• e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Government, Web services

Business and information systems development
• Model driven paradigm shift
• Business rules approach
• The synergy of agile and model driven development processes
• IS modelling, testing and verification
• Quality of business software

Business intelligence
• Business process modelling and management
• Business excellence and Business intelligence solutions
• Data warehousing
• Decision support systems
• Healthcare/Medical informatics

Change Management
• Requirement engineering in changing world
• Selection, configuration and adaptation of software
• Processes and methods supporting adaptation
• Self-adaptive business and software systems

Open source and open information society
• Open source development and deployment tools
• Integrating open source technology with commercial and proprietary products
• Open source solutions for model driven development
• Interoperability of open source communities and business systems
Knowledge Management and Semantic Web

• Knowledge management in interconnected world
• Semantic Web methods
• Ontology modelling languages and tools
• Ontology applications in business
• E-learning and learning organisations

Important dates
Paper submission deadline:
July 10, 2006
Notification of acceptance:
August 20, 2006
Camera-ready copy:
September 7, 2006
Conference date:
October 6-7, 2006

General chair
Rimantas Butleris
Local organising committee
Rita Butkiene – Chair
Milda Balandyte
Tomas Danikauskas
Kestutis Kapocius
Lina Nemuraite
Tomas Skersys
Lina Tutkute
Program committee
1. Wangler, Benkt, University of Skövde, Sweden - Co-chair
2. Nemuraite, Lina, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania - Co-chair
3. Axelsson, Karin, Linköping University, Sweden
4. Backlund, Per, University of Skövde, Sweden
5. Butkiene, Rita, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
6. Butleris, Rimantas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
7. Caplinskas, Albertas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania
8. Carlsson, Sven, University of Lund, Sweden
9. Forbrig, Peter, University of Rostock, Germany
10. Fujita, Hamido, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
11. Gudas, Saulius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
12. Guenther, Horst, University of Rostock, Germany
13. Gustas, Remigijus, Karlstad University, Sweden
14. Heymans, Patrick, University of Namur, Belgium
15. Kjellin, Harald, University of Kristianstad, Sweden
16. Krogstie, John, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
17. Kühn, Harald BOC Information Systems GmbH, Austria
18. Lind, Mikael, University College of Borås, Sweden
19. Lopata, Audrius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
20. Lundell, Björn, University of Skövde, Sweden
21. Malmsjö, Anders, University of Skövde, Sweden
22. Maskeliunas, Saulius, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania
23. Matulevicius, Raimundas, University of Namur, Belgium
24. Mazeika, Arturas, Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy
25. Mumm, Harald, University of Applied Sciences, Wismar, Germany
26. Nenortaite, Jovita, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
27. Nummenmaa, Jyrki, University of Tampere, Finland
28. Paradauskas, Bronius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
29. Ralyte, Jolita, University of Geneva, Switzerland
30. Röck, Hans, University of Rostock, Germany
31. Skersys, Tomas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
32. Sørensen, Carl-Fredrik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
33. Stirna, Janis, Stockholm University/KTH, Sweden
34. Strasunskas, Darijus, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
35. Söderström, Eva, University of Skövde, Sweden
36. Thanisch, Peter, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
37. Theodoulidis, Babis, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
38. Vasilecas, Olegas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
39. Verikas, Antanas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
40. Wood, Bob, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
41. Wrycza, Stanislaw, University of Gdansk, Poland
The conference calls for original, unpublished papers. All submissions must be in English. Academic papers can be submitted in the following categories:
1. Full papers: Maximum 5000 words
2. Research-in-progress papers: Maximum 3000 words
3. Case studies and experience reports: Maximum 5000 words
The reviewing process will be double blind. Therefore all submissions must only contain submission title, an abstract of the submission, the main body of the submission, references and/or bibliography. Please do not include the name of the authors or any information that would allow for their identification in the paper.
All paper submissions and the submission review process will be managed through conference system For submitting a paper, please sign up at the conference site and login (user name will be sent to you by e-mail). Then you will be able to submitting papers at menu section “Conference topics” by picking topic under “Theme title” and making application for an article. After submission, you will be able to viewing/changing your submitted papers at menu section “My articles” till deadline.
Submissions do not need to follow any specific template. Final formatting instructions will be provided in conjunction with an acceptance for the conference. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the conference in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings.

Selected papers will be published in the Journal of Information Technology and Control (ITC) ( referred in INSPEC (Information Service for Physics, Electronics, and Computing) database, available at Selection will be made after reviewing by two reviewers of Program Committee and additional reviewer from the ITC. Other accepted papers will be included in Conference Proceedings and published with the ISBN.

Conference fees
Early registration (before September 10): €200
Registration between September 11 and conference start: €250

Postal address
Studentu 50-308
LT 51368 Kaunas, Lithuania

Conference contacts

Rimantas Butleris +370 37 300397

Lina Nemuraite +370 37 300397
Rita Butkiene +370 37 300382

Conference Location
Kaunas University of Technology
Informatics Faculty

Department of Information Systems
Studentu 50-308
LT 51368 Kaunas, Lithuania

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