• Conference Date
  • 14-17 June 2021
  • Hannover, Germany

Topics of interest | Submission guidelines | Conference venue | Important dates | Steering Committee

Enterprise Knowledge and Data Spaces

About BIS 2021

BIS is a renowned international conference on business information systems. BIS 2021 will be the 24th in a series of international conferences. From the very beginning it has been recognized by professionals as a forum for the exchange and dissemination of topical research in the development, implementation, application, and improvement of computer systems for business processes.

Theme and topics

The theme of the conference is Enterprise Knowledge and Data Spaces. Both concepts are relevant for data organization and reuse. One of the contemporary ways to represent knowledge in the enterprises are enterprise knowledge graphs or just knowledge graphs. They are a flexible way to represent interlinked information about virtually anything. From the modelling point of view they are graphs consisting of concepts, properties, and entity descriptions. So, we distinguish here schema data, instance data, and metadata. What is important is that they are fully compliant to FAIR Data Principles. The principles characterize the desired features of digital assets: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.

Data spaces are more about information technology architecture. They are considered a virtual space for safeguarding data where data remains with the data owner and it is first shared with trusted business partners. The focus is on the information model for describing data assets and also providing the standardized interface for interoperability. More often than in the case of enterprise knowledge we emphasize the economic valuation of data, including pricing of data transactions. It is noteworthy that data spaces are considered a core of the implementation of the European Strategy on Data. It it foreseen to regulate the flow of data within European Union and across sectors and is also based on the FAIR principles. As the ultimate goal of FAIR is to optimise the reuse of data we expect papers covering all aspects of data collection, standardization, integration, exchange, reuse, and valuation.

Topics of interest

  • Big Data and Data Science
    • data science for business systems and applications
    • business intelligence
    • big data analytics
    • real-time big data analysis and streaming analytics
    • standards, data models, and business models for big & smart data
    • sentiment analysis, emotion mining
    • data integration from Web information sources
    • modelling and describing evolving data sources
  • Knowledge Graphs
    • knowledge representation and reasoning
    • information gathering for supporting knowledge-intensive enterprises
    • quality of data
    • building prominent knowledge graphs
    • linked (open) data
    • corporate semantic web and semantic web applications
    • software for handling knowledge graphs
    • real-worlds examples and use cases
  • Data Spaces
    • semantic technologies for realization of data spaces
    • orchestration of data flows
    • leveraging data spaces for increasing the resilience of value chains
    • data spaces for value chains
    • governance of data spaces
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • artificial intelligence methods and tools
    • data mining, machine learning, deep learning
    • cognitive computing in business systems and applications
    • responsible AI and bias mitigation
  • ICT Project Management
    • tools and techniques
    • stakeholder and user management
    • effort, time, and cost estimation
    • resource management
    • risk management
    • quality management
    • global and virtual teams
  • Smart Infrastructures
    • cloud computing
    • fog and edge computing
    • security and privacy
    • (micro) services architectures
    • sensor systems
    • software-defined infrastructures
    • agent systems and collective intelligence
    • internet of things and cyber-physical systems
    • industry 4.0
  • Social Media and Web-based Business Information Systems
    • social user experience
    • social media in business
    • social media and privacy
    • social network analytics
    • communities and crowdsourcing
    • social semantic web and pragmatic web
    • web / social / distributed search
    • personalized search and recommendation
    • user interfaces and human computer interaction
  • Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences
    • CRM
    • smart cities
    • e-government
    • business related e-science
    • mobile applications
    • industry specific applications
    • future directions and interdisciplinary relations

Submission guidelines

For BIS 2021 the authors will have the opportunity to publish with Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) in open access model. Accepted full papers will be published open access under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0. Proceedings published by TIB will be available on-line with DOI number, will be indexed in Scopus, DBLP and will be submitted for indexing in Web of Science. It will also be necessary to typeset using a homogeneous template.

Online video talk proceedings will be offered by TIB’s ConRec service: https://projects.tib.eu/en/conrec/

Conference venue

Venues for the conference are Königlicher Pferdestall at Leibniz University of Hannover and Werkhof in Hannover.

Der Königliche Pferdestall (royal horse stable) was recently rennovated as a conference center of the Leibniz University of Hannover. It provides a main conference room and one smaller seminar rooms. The Werkhof, a meeting center located just 300 meters away, can provide four additional seminar rooms.
Königlicher Pferdestall: https://www.uni-hannover.de/de/universitaet/freunde-und-foerderer/fundraising/pferdestall/

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be organized either in an entirely virtual form. In both cases there will be possibility to attend the conference online via video conference tool.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline for conference papers: February 14 February 21, 2021 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 19, 2021
  • Submission of final papers: May 10, 2021
  • The conference: June 15 – 17, 2021

Steering Committee

  • Prof. Witold Abramowicz
  • Prof. Rainer Alt
  • Prof. Sören Auer
  • Prof. Gary Klein
  • Prof. Adrian Paschke
  • Prof. Kurt Sandkuhl