BIR 2019 – 18th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research

September 23-25, 2019. The BIR conference series is an established forum where researchers in business informatics present their work and share ideas. Recent editions of BIR have taken place in Lund (2014), Tartu (2015), Prague (2016), Copenhagen (2017), and Stockholm (2018).  This year BIR is organized in Katowice, Poland. BIR 2019 welcomes full research papers, research-in-progress papers, and industrial papers. Traditionally in the frame of the BIR conference, Doctoral Consortium and workshops will also take place. 

BIR 2019 invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference, related to the BIR topics in a special focus area.

Two kinds of workshops are invited

Presentation-oriented workshops: These will concentrate on presentations of accepted papers and discussion about these papers. The proceedings of these workshops are intended to be published together with the proceedings of BIR doctoral consortium as one volume in series. Full papers (12 pages) or short papers (6 pages). 

Discussion-oriented workshops: These will emphasize discussions facilitated by paper presentations. Since the main criterion for paper acceptance in such workshops is relevance and potential for raising discussion, they are not expected to have their proceedings or the workshop organizers are expected to manage their own proceedings, possibly even as post-proceedings. 

The main theme of BIR2019 is “Responsibilities of Digitalization”. It is expected that workshops would elaborate this theme through different perspectives.

Workshop proposals should be submitted to <>

The organizer(s) of approved workshops will be responsible for advertising their workshop, for eliciting high quality submissions, for the reviewing process of their workshop’s papers, and for the collection of camera-ready copies of accepted papers (verifying that they comply with the formatting rules). Organizers (including co-organizers) are expected to attend their entire workshop.

Importand dates

  • Deadline for submission of workshops proposals (via email): 15 April 2019
  • Notification of workshop acceptance: 22 April 2019
  • Camera ready of all papers: 1 September 2019
  • Workshops: 23 September 2019

Detailed instructions for workshop proposers

The proposal (length up to 1000 words) should cover the following points:

      1. Workshop title, duration (1 day or half day), workshop type (presentation-oriented or discussion-oriented).
      2. The organizers (PC chairs, other organizers who will be present at the workshop or are otherwise involved, including the person responsible for web presence and communication). Please include names, addresses, affiliations, and indicate the main responsible person. The submission should include a one-paragraph biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience.
      3. Purpose: What are the main goals of the workshop? Please list the workshop topics.
      4. Organization of the workshop: Specify the type of contributions, distribution into sessions, types of sessions, etc. Mention if you plan to have any invited speakers (please note that the conference organization will not cover fees, travel expenses, accommodation and registration cost). Include any special requirement regarding infrastructure and room layout.
      5. Tentative list of PC members.
      6. An estimate of the number of papers to be accepted, and the number of attendees. If applicable, short information on previous editions of the workshop series (this should include submission, acceptance, and attendance information).

Services provided by BIR

Publication of contributions in volume for presentation-oriented workshops. One free workshop registration if more than 10 people are registered for the workshop. Local organizational infrastructure and administrative support (registration, badges, refreshments, beamers, screens, etc.).

Advertisement of the workshop on BIR 2019 homepage and mailings.

Please note that the workshop may be cancelled if the number of registrations is less than 10. Also, in case of workshops with topics that are close, two or more workshops may be suggested to merge.

Workshop co-chairs

Vaclav Repa, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

Raimundas Matulevičius, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

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