Track Description

The WI2021 General Track invites innovative and interdisciplinary contributions that go beyond the regular track structure. We are open to a variety of topics related to the conference theme: “Innovation through information systems – WI as a trend-setting science” as well as to a wide range of research methods. We particularly encourage contributions that leave well-trodden paths and stimulate discussion through emerging topics, technologies and theories as well as unconventional research designs. The General Track therefore offers an additional degree of freedom and broadens the spectrum of the conference in terms of topics and methods. 

Possible Topics

Desired contributions to this track investigate phenomena of the design, use and impact of information technology. They shed light on socio-technical aspects and in particular take the dynamic interplay between task, technology and people into account. We expect submissions to the General Track to contribute to the advancement of business informatics as a discipline and to develop solutions for problems relevant to practice and society.

Note: Before submitting a paper to this track, it should be checked whether the topic-specific tracks might be more suitable.

Track Chairs

Sara Hofmann

University of Agder

Since 2019, Sara Hofmann has been Associate Professor in Information Systems at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway, and a member of the Centre for Digital Transformation (CeDiT). Her research focus is on the digitalization of the public sector. In particular, she examines how (potential) users deal with digital technology and the impact of digitalization on individuals, groups and society. Prior to her time in Norway, Sara was an assistant professor at the University of Bremen and a doctoral candidate and post-doctoral fellow at the WWU Münster. She is also a board member of the German Society Junior Professorship. 

Maximilian Röglinger

University of Bayreuth

Maximilian Röglinger is Professor of Wirtschaftsinformatik and Value-Oriented Process Management at the University of Bayreuth and Adjunct Professor at the School of Management at the Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia). At the same time, he is deputy scientific director of the core competence center Finance & Information Management (FIM) and also a leading member of the project group Wirtschaftsinformatik at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). In research, teaching and practice, Maximilian works in the areas of process management, customer management and digitization – both cross-sectionally and as an independent research area. Maximilian has a passion for research with and for practice. He therefore publishes not only in leading scientific journals, but also in transfer media. 

Jan vom Brocke

University of Liechtenstein

Jan vom Brocke is Professor of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein. He holds the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management and is head of the Institute of Information Systems. He has published more than 400 scientific papers; they have appeared in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Journal of Information Technology (JIT) and in practice-oriented journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly Executive (MISQe) and MIT Sloan Management Review (SMR). He is author and editor of 34 books, including the International Handbook on Business Process Management (with M. Rosemann) and BPM – Driving Innovation in a Digital World (with T. Schmiedel). He has raised over EUR 30 million in research funding and has been awarded over 20 international prizes. 

Associate Editors

Prof. Dr. Daniel Beimborn, University of Bamberg

Prof. Dr. Eva Bittner, University of Hamburg

Dr. Raffaele Ciriello, University of Sydney, Australia

Dr. Verena Dorner, KIT

Prof. Dr. Henner Gimpel, University of Augsburg

Prof. Florian Johannsen, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences

Prof. Dr. Iris Junglas, College of Charleston, USA

Prof. Dr. Oliver Krancher, IT-University of Copenhagen, Dänemark

Prof. Dr. Johann Kranz, Ludwig-Maximilians-University München

Prof. Dr. Julia Krönung, European Business School

Prof. Dr. Susanne Leist, University of Regensburg

Prof. Dr. Tim Majchrzak, University of Agder, Norway

Dr. Anna Maria Oberländer, University of Bayreuth 

Prof. Dr. René Riedl, University of Linz

Prof. Dr. Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Prof. Dr. Theresa Schmiedel, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Manuel Trenz, University of Göttingen