Workshop on Social Considerations in Business Informatics (SCBI)

Event description

SCBI 15 is intended to be a highly interactive workshop and will be co-located with the 17th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2015) in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 13-16, 2015.


SCBI is pracademic in nature and intends to attract exploratory and thought-provoking contributions from academia and industry alike. The aims of the workshop are twofold:

  1. The workshop welcomes contributions focusing specifically on human, social, cultural, and organizational aspects of business informatics related topics.
  2. The workshop also intends to instigate more self-reflection within the business informatics discipline about the way in which the afore-mentioned considerations are addressed in research: e.g. what topics are inside and what are outside of business informatics; what paradigmatic positions are pertinent to study the variety of topics in the field?


We encourage both academics and practitioners to share their ongoing research, reflections, as well as their insights from practical experiences. The suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Human behavior as a challenge/opportunity for business informatics (BI) in practice
  • The role of societal and organizational considerations in BI research and practice
  • Challenges/opportunities of modeling human behavior in enterprises
  • How to model an enterprise for different stakeholder groups
  • Social aspects of enterprise transformation
  • Social considerations in enterprise architecture
  • Cultural considerations in business-IT alignment
  • The impact of intra-organizational politics on the success of BI instruments
  • Methodological approaches to study behavioral phenomena in the context of BI
  • Reflections of research paradigms (e.g. interpretive, constructive)
  • The effect of employee diversity on the use/success of BI instruments.

Paper types

Four types of submissions are invited:

  • Theoretical papers
  • Best practice studies
  • Comparative studies
  • Impact analyses.

Submission guidelines

Papers should use the IEEE conference style (for more information see: and should not exceed 8 pages in this format.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format via

Work submitted for consideration must not have been published elsewhere and must not be under review or submitted for review elsewhere during the duration of consideration. At least one author of accepted papers is expected to present the paper at the SCBI workshop in Lisbon. All accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by IEEE.

Important dates

Abstract submission: 19 March 2015 (extended)

Paper submission: 26 March 2015 (extended)

Paper notification to authors: 26 April 2015

Camera-ready paper: 14 May 2015

Early registration: until 14 June 2015

Workshop co-chairs

Janne J. Korhonen, Aalto University School of Science, Finland

Hella Faller, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg