Two contribution formats are offered: 

Full papers present completed research work in detail. They may not exceed a maximum of 15 pages (including title, abstract, bibliography, appendices as well as author details and acknowledgements for revised contributions). 

Full papers may not exceed 17 pages after revision (including title, abstract, bibliography, appendices). 

Short papers represent current research and development work. They may, but do not have to, reflect a completed research paper. They may not exceed a length of 4 pages (including title, abstract, appendices as well as author details and acknowledgements for revised contributions; exclusive bibliography). 

Short papers must not exceed 5 pages after revision (including title, abstract, appendices; exclusive bibliography).

Please note: Both the full papers and our short papers will be included in the proceedings. The articles finally accepted in one of the main tracks will be published in the AIS eLibrary and by another reputable publisher (more information will follow soon).

(1) Contributions can be submitted in German or English.

(2) Authors who are also track chairs at our conference are not allowed to submit publications to their own track. Please use the General Track of the conference.


The WI2021 provides a format template. Unfortunately, we cannot provide a LaTex template, since the consideration of the different formats during the production of the conference proceedings generates very high expenditure. All contributions must follow this template. The initial submission will be anonymous. Author names, institutions, funding codes, project names, etc. which can identify the authors must not be used. This information will only be added after the submission has been accepted.

For both paper formats, the first chapter can be placed directly on the same page as the abstract. Submissions are presented as PDF files.

Review Process

The evaluation process takes place in several stages. After the initial submission, the contributions are roughly reviewed by the Associate Editors. Conformal contributions that do not meet the formal criteria will therefore be rejected promptly via a “Fast and Constructive AE Reject”. The remaining submissions will then be distributed to the reviewers. The reviewers evaluate the contributions according to their quality and decide on further revisions.

Each contribution receives a comprehensive review and recommendations for revision. The revised paper must then be submitted to the conference system by 30/11/2020 together with a response to the reviewers’ comments (e.g. in the form of a synopsis of changes) and will again be reviewed by the AEs before the final decision on acceptance and rejection is made.

Accepted contributions must then be submitted to the conference system in a form suitable for publication (with authors and affiliations).

Camera ready papers: Deadline: 30/12/2020

No further adjustments may be made to the content of the paper. We ask the authors to include the author’s name, affiliation, and e-mail address. 

Authors of short papers are asked to create a poster. The deadline for poster submission is 31/01/2021.

Please upload the camera ready paper as pdf and docx.