Track Description

The design and implementation of suitable information systems is a prerequisite for realizing innovative business models and represents an essential basis for the digital transformation. Enterprise modelling marks an important foundation: Enterprise models are the central basis of methods of information system development and aim at the joint design of information systems and corresponding organizational action systems. The track provides a forum for current research results on conceptual modelling, enterprise modelling and information systems development. The track addresses current challenges in the corresponding fields of research, including in particular the use of conceptual models in the context of “innovative forms of organization, new business models, cooperation and interaction forms, which may reach considerable complexity and place high demands on the design of information systems“*.

The track reflects the diversity of research objectives, research objects and research methods in the corresponding research fields.

* Frank U; Strecker S; Fettke P; vom Brocke J; Becker J; Sinz E: The Research Field “Modeling Business Information Systems”: Current Challenges and Elements of a Future Research Agenda (Research Note), Business & Information Systems Engineering 6(1): 39–43 2014.

Kurt Sandkuhl, Hans-Georg Fill, Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, John Krogstie, Florian Matthes, Andreas S. Opdahl, Gerhard Schwabe, Ömer Uludag, Robert Winter: From Expert Discipline to Common Practice: A Vision and Research Agenda for Extending the Reach of Enterprise Modeling. Business & Information Systems Engineering 60(1): 69-80 (2018)

Possible Topics

● Conceptual models for the design of the digital transformation

● Conceptual models for shaping the digital transformation

● Digital Work and Digital Life based on conceptual models 

● Big Data and conceptual data modelling 

● Modelling and emerging technologies (e.g. Blockchain, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality)

● Innovative modelling tools

● Business process modelling and enterprise modelling 

● Modelling languages, domain-specific modelling languages, modelling methods 

● Evaluation and quality of conceptual models and modelling languages 

● Model analysis, executable models, model transformation, model-driven software development

● Automated modelling using data mining and process mining

● Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

● Reference models and reference model development  

● Domain-specific applications of conceptual modelling (e.g. in health care) 

● Model-driven corporate compliance 

● Philosophical foundations of modelling research

Track Chairs

Peter Fettke

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and Saarland University

Peter Fettke is Professor of Wirtschaftsinformatik at Saarland University and Principal Researcher, Research Fellow and Research Group Leader at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in Saarbrücken. In his research, he and his research group of about 30 people are particularly concerned with the interface between the topics of Business Informatics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially the modeling of computer-integrated systems and innovative application concepts. His work is among the most cited articles in leading international journals on business informatics and he is among the top 10 most cited scientists at DFKI. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures” (EMISAJ).

Kristina Rosenthal

FernUniversität in Hagen

Kristina Rosenthal is a post-doctoral fellow at the FernUniversität in Hagen and is a member of the Enterprise Modelling Research Group there. In her research she focuses on topics of conceptual modeling and process management. In particular, she focuses on individual modeling processes, cognitive aspects of conceptual modeling, and the design of modeling tools. Her interests also include digital process management and business process simulation. She was a guest researcher at the Universitat Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) and KU Leuven (Belgium).

Associate Editors

• Dominik Bork, TU Wien 

• Patrick Delfmann, Universität Koblenz 

• Werner Esswein, TU Dresden 

• Michael Fellmann, Universität Rostock 

• Hans-Georg Fill, Universität Fribourg 

• Ulrich Frank, Universität Duisburg-Essen 

• Dimitris Karagiannis, Universität Wien 

• Agnes Koschmider, Universität Kiel 

• Peter Loos, Universität des Saarlandes 

• Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien 

• Markus Nüttgens, Universität Hamburg 

 Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie 

• Sven Overhage, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg 

 Jana-Rebecca Rehse, Universität Mannheim 

• Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Universität Wien 

• Kurt Sandkuhl, Universität Rostock 

• Sebastian Schlauderer, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg 

• Stefan Strecker, FernUniversität in Hagen 

• Klaus Turowski, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg 

• Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institut, Universität Potsdam