Berlin is going to be a hometown for the 21st International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS). Besides businessmen, there will be a members of the public. This conference will consist of workshops and white paper presentations.
During the 21 years of the BIS conference history, it grew as well renowned event of the scientific community. Every year it joins international researchers for scientific discussions on the development, implementation and application of business information systems, based on innovative ideas and computational intelligence methods. The conference addresses a wide scientific community and experts involved in the development of business computing applications.
Conference theme: Digital Transformation an imperative in today’s business markets
Nowadays, digital technologies transform the way the business is made, the companies grow, the links between people are created and evolve, as well as many other domains. The digital transformation means that digital usages inherently enable new types of innovation and creativity in various domains. In general, Digital Transformation can be defined as an integration of digital technology into all areas of business, resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to their customers. The BIS Conference traditionally has focused on actual trends of development, implementation and application of business information systems in different domains. Thus, to continue this tradition, the upcoming edition of BIS will focus on the Digital Transformation that affects both individual businesses and whole domains, such as e.g. administration, communication, art, medicine, healthcare, finance and science.
The Digital Transformation is described as “the total and overall societal effect of digitalization”. Digitization has enabled the process of digitalization, which resulted in transformation of existing business models, socio-economic structures, legal and policy measures, organizational patterns, cultural barriers, etc. There are a number of reasons why businesses undergo Digital Transformation. The main argument is that they simply have to. With the evolving business markets, companies that want to succeed must understand how to apply technology to support strategical decisions and realise the visions. However, there are many ways how it may be achieved. Thus, the BIS 2018 Conference wants to drive the discussion of Digital Transformation related to problems, challenges and opportunities for today’s business markets. We invite researchers and business practitioners to present and publish their latest research results. Our goal is to enable sharing theoretical and practical knowledge of ongoing Digital Transformation activities and thus to inspire researchers to think outside the box. We hope that the inspirations from the Conference will lead to further innovations being the next stage of Digital Transformation. Read more here