Call for paper

Enterprise Information systems of the future – evolving towards more performance through transparency, agility and sustainability support.

Enterprise information systems (EIS) are large-scale modular software systems, such as ERP, that support and integrate process information flows, information reporting and business analytics within and between complex organizations. They provide a technology platform that enables organizations to integrate their information assets and coordinate their business processes. As the central nervous system of the organization, they ensure that information can be shared across all functional departments and managerial levels. EIS are invaluable because they eliminate the problem of information fragmentation caused by multiple information systems in an organization.

The CONFENIS series of conferences offers an annual opportunity to EIS researchers and practitioners to present recent research or application experiences, to provide feedback to peers, to set out the vision for future research and developments in the field, and to create or confirm long-lasting and fruitful collaborations.

Conference proceedings

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Trauner Verlag, Linz with an ISBN-number and will be submitted to ISI Web of Knowledge.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest of the CONFENIS 2013 include, but are not limited to:

  1. Enterprise Information System and implementation projects trends
    • EIS new concepts, technology, and applications
    • ERP and cloud computing (cloud ERP)
    • ERP and open source
    • EIS classifications and typologies
    • Design of EIS: approaches to variability, adaptability and flexibility
    • Integration and interoperability of enterprise systems
    • Enterprise modelling, ontology, architecture, and engineering
    • Business process management and service-oriented architecture for enterprise systems
    • Business intelligence and analytics for enterprise systems
  2. Enterprise Information System (EIS) innovation
    • New platforms for EIS: Web-based EIS, cloud computing for enterprise systems, platform/infrastructure as a service
    • EIS and social media: integration of social media software in EIS, sense-making of enterprise information via social media
    • EIS and more specifically ERP in SME’s and start-ups: needs, thresholds, lessons learned, opportunities and visionary trends
    • EIS in social profit organisations, in healthcare, in other economic domains: media, accounting...
    • Sustainability support in EIS – green ICT  and lean ICT in EIS
    • Open Data - Open Data for Business and Enterprise, Open Data Best Practices and Key Success Factors, Barriers and Opportunities for Open Data, Value and Economic Aspects of Open Data, Linked Data in Government and Enterprise
    • Cloud ERP systems - EA for cloud environments, Cloud adoptions challenges, Innovative cloud-based solutions, Cloud security and Cloud databases
    • New EIS delivery and commercial models, e.g., Software as a Service (SaaS), software on demand, from proprietary to open source in enterprise system packages
  3. IT governance and EIS in public and private organizations
    • IT Governance and IT management methods and tools, their  customization for different types of enterprises
    • Enterprise architecture
    • Trust, security and privacy issues in EIS, compliance issues, risk management, value delivery, alignment of business and enterprise systems
    • Quality assurance of enterprise systems and enterprise information, Disaster Management
  4. Market trends and business value of EIS
    • Opportunities, and future strategies for EIS software vendors, integrators and implementers
    • Making sense of EIS: application of theories used in organization studies and the social sciences
    • Behavioural and social studies of the impact of EIS on individuals, teams, and organizations
    • Economic studies of EIS: benefits, costs and risks, productivity studies, impact on organizational performance
    • The art of researching EIS: research methodologies and paradigms
    • EIS & marketing: role of  EIS in modern marketing, customer aware EIS
    • EIS best practices and use cases
    • Acquiring, implementing and managing EIS: approaches, experiences, lessons learned
    • Success of EIS: satisfaction, acceptance, adoption

Four types of papers, two different tracks

We are soliciting four types of papers for two different tracks: an academic track that is mainly focused on research issues in EIS and an industry track that is mainly focused on practical issues in EIS.

  1. Regular research papers (academic track) report on completed EIS research that complies with rigorous scientific standards. These papers present original results of completed research studies with the aim of obtaining feedback from fellow researchers.
  2. Work-in-progress papers (academic track) are short papers that present the design and preliminary results of ongoing EIS research studies with the aim of obtaining early feedback and further guidance from experts and peers. Work-in-progress papers will be evaluated using the same academic standards as regular research papers (except for completeness requirements).
  3. Conceptual or visionary papers (industry & service track) are papers that may target practitioners, researchers, or both. Their aim is to convey a clear message based on well-founded arguments, though not necessarily based on the results of specific scientific studies. The ideas expressed may be driven by experience with the practice of EIS or research in EIS. These papers will be evaluated mainly for their readability, innovativeness, and soundness of the ideas expressed.
  4. Experience reports (industry & service track) describe real-life experiences with EIS that authors wish to share with fellow practitioners and EIS researchers. They focus on specific problems and solutions in specific contexts. Their aim may be to help other practitioners facing similar problems or to solicit help and possible solutions from other practitioners (or EIS researchers). We especially welcome papers aiming at following domains:
    • media
    • healthcare IT
    • SME’s and ERP: from design for large enterprises towards adaptation for smaller organizations (SME’s) and social profit organisations
    • from transactional systems to decision-making systems, from ERP and SCM over CRM, Office Systems towards Business Intelligence and Web2.0
    • approaches for training and communication when implementing integrated EIS
    • change management in the context of planning and/or implementing EIS
    • sources of success and failure when selecting, planning, implementing EIS
    • evaluation and benefits management of EIS projects
    • characteristics, skills and competencies of planning and/or implementation teams
      The evaluation of these papers will be based mainly on readability, relevance to the conference, and potential interest to the conference participants.

Important dates

  • May 25th, 2013 - Submission Deadline (full papers not abstract)
  • June 15th, 2013 - Author Notification of acceptance
  • June 30th, 2013 - Author Registration (deadline for early payment)
  • June 30st, 2013 - Camera Ready copies
  • September 11 – 13th, 2013 - Conference

Instructions for Preparation of Manuscript

Papers and proposals for the CONFENIS 2013 conference and doctoral consortium should be submitted through the conference EasyChair site. Please go to and create an account in case you have not used EasyChair before.

Submission format

Anonymizing for Initial Review

As all submissions will be double-blind reviewed, the author\'s names(s) and affiliation(s) should not be included anywhere in the document for the initial submission. Download guidelance for the initial submission.

As it places a significant administrative burden on the conference organisers to ensure that your paper does not identify you as an author, and as this is central to the integrity of the double-blind review process, then failure to comply with these formatting requirements will result in rejection of your paper.

The page limit for submitted papers (as well as for final, camera-ready papers) depends on the type of submission:

  • Regular research papers: 16 pages
  • Work-in-progress papers: 8 pages
  • Conceptual or visionary papers: 8 pages
  • Experience reports: 8 pages

It is possible that some submitted regular research papers will only be accepted for presentation at the conference and publication as short paper, in case of which their length must be reduced to 8 pages.

After Initial Review

Tauner will publish post-proceedings of the conference. Therefore authors must submit manuscripts using the following style (download guidelines).

Please note that:

  • Manuscripts not submitted in the style or exceeding the page limits will not be reviewed and automatically rejected.
  • A paper submitted to CONFENIS 2013 may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for CONFENIS 2013.

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