Call for Papers

Papers for the Scientific Program

Deadline: 01.09.2021, 14:00 Uhr

The International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik is the most important meeting place for Wirtschaftsinformatik research in the German-speaking world and a forum for exchange with entrepreneurs. The Friedrich-Alexander-University invites you to the 17th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI22) in Nuremberg.

For WI22, we have chosen the guiding theme WI for Grand Challenges – Grand Challenges for WI. Our colleague Peter Mertens, who was appointed in 1970 to the first chair of Wirtschaftsinformatik in Germany at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, emphasized that WI, as a mature discipline, has to identify and define ‘Grand-Challenges’ in the sense of particularly demanding challenges. Such problems, whose solution requires the united forces of the WI, should be presented as a broad consensus of the professional community and be the result of a discourse.

With the 17th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik we would like to offer a platform to discuss ‘Grand Challenges’ and ‘Wirtschaftsinformatik’ from two different perspectives. As a compass for the grand societal challenges of our time, the United Nations has described 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to map out a global plan to promote sustainable peace and prosperity and protect our planet.


WI for Grand Challenges

We therefore call for papers that demonstrate the contributions of Wirtschaftsinformatik to the SDGs. We see the SDGs as obvious challenges for Wirtschaftsinformatik that can grow into Grand Challenges. The 17 SDGs will be examined in different tracks:


Grand Challenges for WI

We invite submissions of papers that address current challenges and research topics in Wirtschaftsinformatik. The increasing interconnectedness of business and society entails many research topics, challenges and opportunities for Wirtschaftsinformatik. The contributions to the following scientific tracks focus on the Grand Challenges of Wirtschaftsinformatik in research, economy and society, in order to contribute to the further development of the subject and the core topics of Wirtschaftsinformatik:


Submissions and contribution formats


Full-Paper & Research-in-Progress Paper

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit unpublished research papers as “full papers” or “research-in-progress” papers to WI22. Research contributions in German and English are welcome. For each track, the respective track chairs have assembled an international program committee that will review each submission according to a double-blind procedure.

Presentations of accepted papers can be prepared and delivered in either English or German. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in the AIS e-Library. For accepted papers there is also the option to publish only a two-page abstract (Extended Abstract) in the Proceedings.

Full-Paper present scientifically sound results from the field of Wirtschaftsinformatik and its related disciplines. The results provide an essential contribution to the current state of research. Full papers will be included as a presentation in the conference program.

Submissions to the scientific tracks as full papers must not exceed 12 pages in length (including title, abstract, appendices, and author details and acknowledgements for revised contributions; excluding references) and must be preceded by an abstract of no more than 150 words and three to five keywords. Papers that do not meet these requirements will be desk-rejected.

Research-in-Progress Paper papers present innovative ideas or partial results of a research project. Although not yet fully implemented or investigated, they should make a contribution to the current state of research. Accepted short papers will be presented as posters.

Submissions to the scientific tracks as research-in-progress papers must not exceed 5 pages in length (including title, abstract, appendices, and author details and acknowledgements for revised papers; excluding references) and must be preceded by an abstract of no more than 150 words and three to five keywords. Submissions that do not meet these requirements will be rejected.

Papers should be submitted in the following formats:

  • Initial submission (anonymized version for review): pdf-document
  • Final submission (print-ready version): pdf document

Initial submissions must conform exactly to the templates. This also applies to final Camera-Ready submissions (Full Paper and Research in Progress paper), Revise and Resubmit. For anonymization, the names of the authors are to be replaced by a placeholder. The first page remains otherwise unchanged.


Submission of a single paper can only be made for one track and is only possible online via the review system:

The timeline for the review process of scientific papers is as follows:

  • Last opportunity for submission (Submission Deadline): 01.09.2021 – 14:00
  • Fast and constructive AE Feedback: 10.09.2021
  • Submission of reviews by Reviewers: 10.10.2021
  • Submission of reviews by AE: 20.10.2021
  • Decision of track chairs: 27.10.2021
  • Notification to authors: 31.10.2021
  • Submission of revised papers: 15.11.2021
  • Final decision and information to authors: 21.11.2021

Submissions for the scientific tracks will be reviewed with respect to the following criteria:

  • Overall assessment
  • Originality
  • Technical quality
  • Presentation and readability
  • Suitability to stimulate discussion
  • Contribution to the research field
    Student Track

    As in previous years, WI22 includes a forum for the presentation of student research papers. Analogous to the contributions for research tracks, students at Master’s level submit their work and, in case of a positive evaluation, are given the opportunity to present their first scientific results at a conference.

    Prototype Track
    Business Analytics Talks
    Workshops und Tutorials

    Workshops offer an open forum for short presentations, discussions or collaborative work on a specific topic. The organization of the contributions for a workshop from the invitation to the selection is up to the organizers of a workshop. Tutorials focus on imparting specific skills. We will publish a separate call for workshops and tutorials.

    Doctoral Consortium

    The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a forum for doctoral students in business informatics or a (neighboring) discipline with business informatics as a focus. The DC is a platform for intensive discussion of the work with professors in our discipline. We will shortly inform you about the application process for participation in the DC.