General Track - Innovative and interdisciplinary topics

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 Forward-looking 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 into account the dynamic interplay between task, technology and people in the context. 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 are not more suitable.

Track Chairs

Sara Hofmann

Since 2019, Sara Hofmann has been Associate Professor in Information Systems at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway, and a member of its Centre for Digital Transformation (CeDiT). Her research focus is on digitization in the public sector. Her research focuses on how (potential) users deal with digital technology and the impact of digitization 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

Maximilian Röglinger is Professor of Business Informatics and Value-Oriented Process Management at the University of Bayreuth and Adjunct Professor at the School of Management of Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia). At the same time, he is deputy scientific director of the core competence center Financial & Information Management (FIM) as well as leading the project group Business Informatics 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 burns for research with and for practice. He therefore publishes not only in leading scientific journals, but also in transfer media.

Jan vom Brocke

Jan vom Brocke is Director of the Institute for Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein. He holds the Hilti Chair for Business Process Management and is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). He has published more than 400 scientific papers; published in Management Science, Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Information Systems Journal (ISJ) and MIT Sloan Management Review. He is author and editor of 39 books, including the International Handbook on Business Process Management (with M. Rosemann) and Business Process Management Cases (with J. Mendling). He leads extensive industry and research projects and his work has received several international awards.

Associate Editors

  • Prof. Dr. Daniel Beimborn, Universität Bamberg
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Bittner, Universität Hamburg
  • Dr. Raffaele Ciriello, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Verena Dorner, KIT
  • Prof. Dr. Henner Gimpel, Universität Augsburg
  • Prof. Florian Johannsen, Hochschule Schmalkalden
  • Prof. Dr. Iris Junglas, College of Charleston, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Krancher, IT-University of Copenhagen, Dänemark
  • Prof. Dr. Johann Kranz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Krönung, European Business School
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Leist, Universität Regensburg
  • Prof. Dr. Tim Majchrzak, University of Agder, Norwegen
  • Dr. Anna Maria Oberländer, Universität Bayreuth
  • Prof. Dr. René Riedl, Universität Linz
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology
  • Prof. Dr. Theresa Schmiedel, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
  • Prof. Dr. Manuel Trenz, Universität Göttingen