Proceedings of 2020 IEEE 22nd Conference on Business Informatics
The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (IEEE CBI 2020) was held June 22–24, 2020. This time, the conference was hosted by the University of Antwerp, Belgium but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was organized online. While this is not the preferred format of an academic conference, it provided the opportunity to rethink many aspects of a conference organization. Being among the first conferences switching to an online format during this pandemic, this was a challenging but exciting process.
As a leading forum for research concerning Business Informatics, the aim of this event is to discuss and broaden our understanding of the field of Business Informatics which is characterized by investigating the theoretical and practical concerns of ubiquitous information flows in the company and its surrounding technological, economic or social entities.
By adopting a multi-disciplinary orientation from such fields as Computer Science, Information Systems, or Economics, many different facets are put forward. Accordingly, this CBI conference used a format that enabled in-depth synchronous video discussions among researchers during the sessions as well as asynchronous forum discussions afterwards. By offering seven different tracks – in addition to a General Topics track – that were not confined to a specific research community, many perspectives on Business Informatics were covered at this 22st CBI. The tracks were:
Enterprise Modelling, Engineering and Architecture
Information Systems Engineering
Artificial intelligence for Business
Business Analytics and Business Data Engineering
Business Innovations and Digital Transformation
Data-Driven Business Applications
IEEE CBI 2020 received 86 submissions, 32 of which have been selected as full presentations at the main conference. Each submission was reviewed by at least two Program Committee members and received a recommendation from the corresponding Track Chairs. This review process allowed to select the most relevant and highest quality papers and to offer the audience an exciting program. Moreover, the conference included invited talks from Ulrich Frank (University of Duisburg-Essen), Herwig Mannaert, Universiteit Antwerpen and Steven Latré, Universiteit Antwerpen / IMEC.
IEEE CBI 2020 also hosted four co-located workshops attracting participants from both industry and academia.
The organization of a conference was only possible through the help and commitment of many people. We would like to thank the program committee and track chairs that guided us through the review process. Further, we would like to express our gratitude to the session chairs that enabled inspiring discussion throughout the conference. We thank Cristina Ceballos at IEEE for her constant support for the preparation of these proceedings. Lastly, we would like to give thanks to the local organizing team Antwerp.