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BIR 2022 - September 20-23, 2022
Rostock, Germany

21st International Conference on
Perspectives in Business Informatics Research


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About BIR 2022


The 21st International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2022) continues the tradition of annual events focused on opening perspectives and stimulating new roadmaps for Business Informatics, Business Information Systems and Information Systems Engineering, considering both fundamental research and key application areas. BIR 2022 will provide a rich environment for exchanging research findings and ideas among scientists, practitioners, and doctoral students. The central theme of the 2022 edition is Business Informatics for Sustainable Innovation. The strategic importance of enterprise modelling for Sustainable Innovations has been recognized by an increasing number of companies and public agencies. Enterprise modelling delivers the ‘blueprints’ for co-designing and aligning business and enterprise information systems such that they optimally complement each other. As an example consider the support of business processes by process-aware information systems. Achieving such interplay requires a multi-perspective approach taking organizational, economic, and technical aspects into account. In a world of cloud, social and big data, additional challenges for enterprise modelling and the design of information systems architectures are introduced, e.g., in respect to the design of data-driven processes or processes enabling cross-enterprise collaboration. To deal with these challenges, close cooperation of researchers from different disciplines such as information systems, business informatics, and computer science will be required.

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Call for Papers

Subject and Topics

BIR 2022 welcomes original unpublished contributions that have not been reviewed elsewhere. The 2022 edition in Rostock focuses on Business Informatics for Sustainable Innovation: Digital transformation, artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things or dataspaces are some of the current trends in business and market environments that lead to innovations in products, services, organization structure and work environments. These innovations should create value for all stakeholders involved not only from a business and commercial perspective and not purely based on technology, but also from a social or environmental perspective. The topic of sustainable innovation also addresses innovations tackling the global climate emergency, transition to a net-zero economy or changes in ecosystems. We welcome submissions addressing the above main theme, the topics listed below and combinations of both.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    Business Informatics for Sustainable Innovation:

  • Methods and technologies for sustainable product and service innovations
  • IS for managing global climate emergency
  • Method and approaches for organizational innovation management
  • IS for work-life balance
  • IS for transition to a net-zero economy
  • IS for managing changes in ecosystems
  • IS support for circular economy implementation
  • Application cases and practices for sustainable innovation

    Business & IS development

  • Capability planning and management
  • Business process modeling and other modeling approaches
  • Process mining
  • Model Driven Development
  • Service oriented architecture
  • Requirements engineering
  • Contextualized business and systems
  • Business Information Technology Alignment

    Enterprise Systems

  • IoT, ERP, CRM and SCM systems
  • Business intelligence systems
  • Data analytics and decision support systems
  • Innovative database solutions for business applications

    Big Data for business

  • ICT Governance/Management
  • Digital Governance, IT Governance
  • Project, risk and security management
  • Data Governance
  • ICT system sustainability, ethics and ergonomics
  • Legacy systems

    Digital Collaboration

  • Outsourcing, crowdsourcing, blockchain, etc.
  • Social network analysis
  • Value creation and co-creation
  • Business compliance
  • Workflow management

    Smart Systems and Services

  • AI applications and use cases in businesses
  • Linked data, Ontologies and Semantic Nets
  • Web methods and languages
  • Ontology development and applications in business
  • Web and social computing
  • Text mining
  • E-learning and learning organizations

    Application areas

  • Green IT
  • Healthcare Supply Chain
  • Industry 4.0
  • E-Government
  • Smart City
  • Serious games and gamification

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7th Workshop on Managed Complexity (ManComp 2022)

Managing complexity has a long tradition for algorithms and general problems. However, it is an important issue also in the Business Informatics domain. Here the complexity of different systems and systems of systems has to be managed. While complexity usually associates with large or very large-scale systems still managing complexity is important even for systems with small sizes operating in complex environments. Nowadays informatics requires handling complexity at different levels and configurations of social, physical, enterprise, software, and hardware systems. The workshop is planned to focus on approaches and methods for managing complexity in the domain of applied informatics that may concern interplay of systems and ecosystems of various sizes and substances. Its purpose is to share and transfer knowledge on complexity identification, representation, controlling and reduction as well as to exploit possible synergies in development of innovative complexity handling strategies, approaches, and methods.


Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline (extended): July 29, 2022
  • Author Notification: August 22, 2022
  • Camera-Ready Submission: August 31, 2022
  • Workshop Date: September 21, 2022

13th Workshop on Information Logistics and Digital Transformation (ILOG 2022)

In recent years, many organizations are rethinking what customers value most and develop operating models that exploit the possibilities of big data, social media, artificial intelligence and other new technologies for competitive differentiation. Manufacturing enterprises offer product-as-a-service solutions or continue the "servitization" of their products by designing new kinds of services. This often leads to a digital transformation of large parts of the enterprise targeting seamless integration of digital services/products with digitized and optimized operations. Efficient and target-oriented information flows are a major contribution to digital transformation. The ILOG workshop aims to bring together people who have strong interest in digital transformation, information logistics, semantic technologies, information systems, enterprise solutions and knowledge-based systems.


Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: July 29, 2022
  • Author Notification: August 24, 2022
  • Camera-Ready Submission: September 5, 2022
  • Workshop Date: September 21, 2022

2nd International Workshop on Blockchain for Trusted Data Sharing

In the last few years, software systems are moving towards blockchain technologies since they bring many advantages in different sectors. Thanks to smart contracts, data can be manipulated and accessed by users like in standard databases. This opportunity, combined with the blockchain potentialities, such as the integrity and immutability of data, guarantees trusted evidence of the information stored and exchanged in the blockchain without relying on a central authority. This makes the blockchain the ideal technology for auditing, verification and sharing purposes, changing significantly the way to design and implement next-generation distributed applications. Recently, both academia and industry show an increasing interest in blockchain, focusing on trusted data sharing.

The scientific results of the workshop have the ambition to propose new solutions strategies, approaches, and methods to organize, store, retrieve and share data. Answers to questions related to when and what data should be shared with whom and how the data owner should get credit or incentive to share their data are increasingly a matter of intense debate and research.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss theoretical/practical approaches or real-life successful case studies.


Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: July 29, 2022
  • Author Notification: August 24, 2022
  • Camera-Ready Submission: September 5, 2022
  • Workshop Date: September 21, 2022


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Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the Springer’s LNBIP series.

The BIR workshops and the BIR Doctoral Consortium will publish a separate joint proceedings volume in the CEUR-WS series. Submission dates and guidelines will be posted by chairs after the list of approved workshops is announced. Best workshop papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of the Journal of Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly.

Submission types

BIR 2022 calls for submissions in the following categories:
  1. Research Papers:

    Research papers describe original research contributions
  2. Exploratory papers:

    Exploratory papers introducing new ideas and directions for research
  3. Practice papers:

    Practice papers discussing problems or challenges that organizations face and provide useful insights to practitioners from similar contexts.
  4. The maximum number of pages (including references) for all paper types is 15.

    All submissions have to strictly follow the formatting guidelines of LNBIP. Template and explanations can be found at the Springer website. Submissions have to be made via

    Springer LNBIP volumes are abstracted and indexed in many literature databases, such as DBLP, EI Compendex, INSPEC, SCOPUS or SCImago.

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Important dates

Conference Paper Submission Deadline (extended)

Notification of Acceptance

Doctoral Consortium Submission Deadline

Workshop Submission Deadlines

Camera-Ready Papers due


Doctoral Consortium


We invite PhD students of Business Informatics Research to submit papers to the Doctoral Consortium of the 21th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR 2022). Papers should be related to the topics of the BIR 2022 Conference. The Doctoral Consortium of Business Informatics Research is a forum for doctoral students who are interested in presenting their PhD research work and discussing it with senior researchers as well as other doctoral students. Thus, the Doctoral Consortium offers junior researchers the opportunity to receive feedback from other researchers in order to improve their doctoral theses. Moreover, the participants of the Doctoral Consortium may identify research issues that are related to their research interest and exchange knowledge with other doctoral students. The papers should reflect the current status of the student's PhD project, presenting a problem statement and research questions, scientific framing against existing literature in the problem domain, the (planned) research design and method, the proposed contribution and possible results achieved so far, as well as existing or planned evaluations of the contribution.

Papers Selection.

All Doctoral Consortium papers should have a PhD student as single author, describing that student's on-going and planned PhD work.

All the papers submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will be reviewed by the chairs of the Doctoral Consortium and may have to be revised according to review comments before final acceptance. On acceptance, you will receive further instructions for preparing the camera-ready paper. The papers will be evaluated based on the following criteria: relevance, originality, appropriateness of the research methodology, research contribution, and clarity. The PhD students of accepted papers will be invited to revise their papers based on the feedback received from the reviewers of the Doctoral Consortium, and resubmit it for publication in a CEUR-WS proceedings volume.

Submissions not focusing on an individual's doctoral research progress, should be directed either to the main conference or to the workshops, allowing the Doctoral Consortium to focus on its expected mission. Submission Format and Publication

The papers should be submitted via Easychair (track: Doctoral Consortium). We welcome papers with a length of 10 to 20 pages. The papers should be in PDF format and be prepared using the Springer guidelines and the template available here .

The proceedings of the BIR 2022 Doctoral Consortium and workshops are intended to be published together as one volume in series.

  • Submission Deadline (extended): 2022, July 31
  • Notification of Acceptance: 2022, August 22
  • Camera-Ready Submission: 2022, September 5 (strict)
  • Doctoral Consortium: 2022, September 21


Conference Chair

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Björn Johansson, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Anne Gutschmidt, Rostock University, Germany

Workshop Chairs

  • Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Hasan Koc, Berlin International University, Germany

Organization Committee Co-Chairs

Registration and Venue

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For each accepted paper in the main conference (Springer LNBIP proceedings) there must at least be one author registered as regular participant or PC member / SC member (i.e., non-student) registration. One regular participant or PC member / SC member registration fee covers only one paper (no matter of which type). A second paper will require a second regular participant or PC member / SC member registration.

Conference fee includes:

  • Attendance to the scientific program of the main conference, workshops and doctoral consortium
  • Conference proceedings (available electronically)
  • Conference material
  • Coffee-breaks
  • Lunches
  • Welcome reception
  • Social event (we plan a boat trip!)
  • Conference Dinner

* - students must provide a document from their universities that confirm their student status (see details on the registration form).

** - does not include welcome reception, conference dinner and social event


Venue Information

How to travel to Rostock

By Plane: There is a small airport (RLG) near Rostock, but most flights are rather expensive. However, there are some affordable connections, e.g. to Stuttgart. So try your luck on any major flight search engine such as Skyscanner. It is however probably much easier and cheaper to fly to Hamburg (HAM) or Berlin airport (BER) and take a train to Rostock. Have a look at and search for a connection to Rostock. You can also hire a rental car at the airport.


Conference venue

BIR 2022 will be held from September 20th to 23rd, 2022, in the building of the Institute of Computer Science in Albert Einstein-Straße 22, 18059 Rostock.
You can reach us by Bus (line 28) or Tram (line 4 and 6) getting off at station Campus Südstadt. Tram line 6 is the best choice if you arrive in Rostock by train (central station). Bus and tram schedules to station Campus Südstadt and fares can be found at When getting off at station Campus Südstadt, you just have to follow down Albert-Einstein-Straße passing by the University Library and main student canteen. If you see the large paved area, turn left and go straight on where you will already see the Institute of Computer Science – a dark red square shaped building.
To order a Taxi in Rostock call +49 381 685-858 (Taxigenossenschaft Rostock eG).
If you want to reach us by Car, our parking directly at the institute is free for you. However, you will need to consider a construction site due to which the parking is only accessible from one side of the Albert-Einstein-Straße. Please use this route to get to our parking. To gain access at the parking barrier, please press the call button and say that you are attending the BIR conference.



Hotel list

Motel One, Schröderplatz 2, 18057 Rostock

Tel.: +49 381 666919-0, E-Mail:
2,2 km walking distance. Stylish atmosphere and appearance of the rooms.
Booking Information: You can use this prepared form for booking.
Price: 75 € per night incl. breakfast - Valid until 20.08.2022 or all rooms are booked.


Pentahotel, Schwaansche Str. 6, 18055 Rostock

Tel.: +49 381 49700, E-Mail:
2,7 km walking distance. Completely renovated over the last months and now very stilish and modern.
Booking Information: Use the keyword 'Universitaet Rostock' to book your room via email at, or call +49 69 25 6699300.
Price: 129 € per night incl. breakfast - Valid until 16.08.2022 or all rooms are booked.


Hotel Sportforum, Kopernikusstr. 17a, 18057 Rostock

Tel.: +49 381 - 128 848 - 0, E-Mail:
2,4 km walking distance. Modern look with a great view on the famous Ostsee-Stadium.
Booking Information: Use the keyword 'BIR-2022' to book your room.
Price: 85 € per night incl. breakfast - Valid until 08.08.2022 or all rooms are booked.

Programme Overview


Tuesday, September 20

13.00 – 17.00    Industrial Day

Wednesday, September 21

09.00 – 17.00    Workshop Day at Institute of Computer Science, Konrad-Zuse-Haus (Address: Albert-Einstein-Str. 22, 18059 Rostock. Map)

Doctoral Consortium

Thursday, September 22

9.00 – 17.00    Main Conference, 1st Day

Friday, September 23

9.00 – 15.00    Main Conference, 2nd Day


Conference participants are able to download the BIR 2022 proceedings for the next four weeks here:

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Smart Farming and Agricultural Digitization - with more Information for less Resource Demand

A sustainable and innovative agricultural industry is of essential importance for the social, ecological and climatic challenges of our time. Smart farming, i.e., managing farms using technologies, like IoT, robotics, drones and AI to increase the quantity and quality of products, is an emerging concept of high interest in research and industry. The digitization of the old and heterogeneous agricultural sector is taking place in a wide variety of ways and has progressed to different degrees in individual areas. In the context of biogenic value creation and smart farming, the talk addresses contemporary challenges and in particular the application possibilities of visual computing.

Dr. Philipp Wree

Dr. Philipp Wree is Head of Department for Smart Farming at Fraunhofer-Institute IGD in Rostock. Philipp received a PhD degree in agricultural sciences from Technical University of Munich and a Master's degree in agricultural economics from Humboldt University, Berlin. Before joining Fraunhofer, Philipp was Senior Manager at EY's Business Consulting and consulted companies in the food and agricultural sector. Prior to that he supported the global digital farming strategy of one of the world's leading crop nutrition companies - Yara.

Maritime Informatics - a contributor for a high performing and sustainable maritime industry

Achievement of an efficient, resilient, safe, and sustainable maritime ecosystem is a multi-year, multi-stage project that requires a sequence of interlocking actions. Attainment of the ultimate goals of any major project requires a series of intermediate steps where accomplishment of one step establishes the foundations for the achievement of subsequent steps. A core concern of Maritime Informatics is the balancing act between the individual organisation's performance and the performance of the ecosystem of which the organisation belong to when putting the challenge of a more sustainable maritime industry at the top of the agenda. By digital collaboration, digital data sharing and decision making, and data analytics as applicational areas of Maritime Informatics aims at creating higher levels of maritime efficiency, safety, environmental sustainability, and resilience.

Dr. Mikael Lind

Dr Mikael Lind is (Adjunct) Professor in Maritime Informatics at Chalmers University of Technology and Senior Strategic Research Advisor at Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). He has initiated and headed a substantial part of several open innovation initiatives related to ICT for sustainable transports of people and goods. In his capacity of the world's first professor in Maritime Informatics he also part time at the Chalmers University of technology (M2), Sweden, exploring the opportunity of maritime informatics as an applied research field. Lind serves as an expert for World Economic Forum, Europe's Digital Transport Logistic Forum (DTLF), and UN/CEFACT. He has been the lead author of many concept notes associated to maritime and transport informatics brought up by international trade press and has become recognized thought leader in Maritime Informatics. Lind has also served as mini-track chair for Maritime Informatics at the major regional IS conferences in Europe and the Americas for several years.