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13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2017)

13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2017)
"Towards Thought Leadership in Digital Transformation"

February 12th-15th, 2017
University of St. Gallen
WI 2017 conference
- The largest "Wirtschaftsinformatik" conference in the German-speaking
tradition of information systems research.
- With 800 - 1.000 participants, it is larger than other leading
international IS conferences such as ECIS.
- High percentage of top leaders from practice! Currently, more than 10
presentations at CIO level and CEO level.
- Wide variety of different formats for submission (e.g. full paper,
prototype) and during the conference (e.g. Business Day).
Opportunity to Fast-Track Publication in well-respected journals (BISE,
EM, EMISA, HMD, i-com, ISeB).

With this Call for Papers we cordially invite you to submit your best work
to WI 2017. This mail provides you with information about (1) the aim of
the WI 2017 conference; (2) the fourteen scientific tracks; (3) reasons
why to submit a paper to the WI 2017; and (4) preparing a submission.

(1) AIM
The International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), besides ICIS
and ECIS, is one of the most important conferences in the field of
information systems for European researchers and the flagship conference
of the German-speaking information systems community. The conference is
usually attended by 800 - 1.000 participants. The 13th International
Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2017) will be held in St. Gallen,
Switzerland, and offers an exchange forum for innovative and relevant
topics of information systems ‐ for both research and practice. The
conference motto "Towards Thought Leadership in Digital Transformation"
constitutes the substantial focus of WI 2017. "Thought Leadership" hence
leads to innovative and substantial results that provide new insights into
the modes of action of digital transformation and moreover present
innovative solutions to the design of organizations and information
systems ("from insight to impact").

Researchers and practitioners are cordially invited to submit research
papers to WI 2017. For each track, two track chairs have determined a
committee of associate editors, which will coordinate a double-blind
review process for every submission. Accepted contributions will be
published in the conference proceedings as well as in the AIS eLibrary.
Apart from the twelve themed research tracks, a conference theme track
will be offered as well, as has been done at past WI conferences. WI 2017
will further provide a Prototype & Experiment track, concerning which WI
2017 invites to submit innovative prototypes and their experimental

Overview of Tracks:
- Track 1: Digitization in the Industry (Christine Legner, Boris Otto)
- Track 2: Service Systems and Hybrid Value Creation (Tilo Boehmann,
Kathrin Moeslein)
- Track 3: Enterprise Architecture Management and Business Process
Management (Jan Mendling, Peter Loos)
- Track 4: Digital Work (Tim Weitzel, Bjoern Niehaves)
- Track 5: IT Management and IT Strategy (Susanne Strahringer, Thomas
- Track 6: Interactions and Interfaces (Ulrike Lechner, Michael Koch)
- Track 7: Learning and Knowledge Management (Matthias Schumann, Ronald
- Track 8: Information Privacy and Information Security (Ali Sunyaev,
Hanna Krasnova)
- Track 9: Business Innovations and Business Models (Daniel Veit,
Alexander Benlian)
- Track 10: User-Centered Information Systems (Thomas Hess, Alexander
- Track 11: Research Methods and Philosophy of Science (Stefan Strecker,
Joerg Becker)
- Track 12: Data Science & Business Analytics (Barbara Dinter, Jan
- Track 13: Prototype & Experiment (Elgar Fleisch)
- Track 14: Thought Leadership in Digital Transformation: From Insight to
Impact (Daniel Beverungen, Susanne Leist)
A detailed description of each track and its topics can be found on . There, you will also find a short video
that outlines a brief description of each track. The short videos are also
available via the WI 2017 YouTube channel .


Get in touch with the European area of information systems research ‐
become part of it!
- WI 2017 - the most important "Wirtschaftsinformatik" conference in the
German-speaking tradition of information systems research.
- Approx. 30 track chairs, 230 associate editors, and hundreds of
reviewers care for a high-qualitative review process.
- Top-positioning of your own research by publishing it in the conference
proceedings and the possibility for fast-track publication in
well-respected journals (BISE, EM, EMISA, HMD, i-com, ISeB).
- Deepening own and up-to-date information systems topics at the gateway
of sciences and practice.

NEW Review Process
As part of the review process, submissions will be examined by associate
editors before the actual review process for the first time, enabling
authors an as fast and constructive feedback as possible. A short video of
the conference chair Jan Marco Leimeister explaining the 'Fast and
Constructive AE Reject' can be found on

Publication Process
For accepted contributions, authors can further choose between publishing
the full paper or a two-page summary of their accepted paper (extended
abstract) in the proceedings.

Fast-Track Publication in Well-Respected Journals
Authors of selected and especially top-quality contributions to WI 2017
have the possibility of a fast track for a later journal publication. Fast
tracks are possible across all tracks as well as track-specific regarding
the following journals, including as part of special issues & sections:
- Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE, across all tracks and
- Electronic Markets (EM, across all tracks with the specific theme
"Data-Driven Innovations")
- Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA, Track
- HMD - Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik (Track 5)
- i-com ‐ Journal of Interactive Media (Track 6)
- Information Systems and e-Business Management (ISeB, Special Issue
"Digitization in the Industry" - Track 1)


Conference Language
Paper submissions can be in English or German.

Guidelines, Review Criteria and Other Information
Please make sure to adhere to the guidelines that can be found at . The
document outlines, for example the review criteria and other interesting
information. For more information about the submission see . This may help you to prepare your

Template and Submission System
- Template for Submissions:

- Submission System:

Type of Submission and Page Limit
- Full Papers: The maximum page limit must not exceed the limit of 15
pages (including title, abstract, references, and appendix)
- Prototypes: Prototypes are an important research artifact and WI2017
embraces this by providing a forum for scholarly exchange around
prototype-based research. This submission format has specific
requirements, please check for more information

Contact Information
- If there are track specific questions, do not hesitate to contact the
track chairs. The contact information of all track chairs is provided at
- If there are any questions concerning the review process or the
submission system, do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]

Important Dates
- Submission of Papers: August 26th, 2016
- Notification of Fast- and Constructive AE Rejects: September 16th, 2016
- Notification of Review Results: October 17th, 2016
- Submission of Revised Papers: November 03th, 2016

Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister
University of St. Gallen
Institute of Information Management
Unterer Graben 21, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Email:  [email protected]

Prof. Dr. Walter Brenner
University of St. Gallen
Institute of Information Management
Unterer Graben 21, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Email:  [email protected]

Dr. Christoph Peters
University of St. Gallen
Institute of Information Management
Unterer Graben 21, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Email: [email protected]

We would be very happy to get in touch with you via Twitter or Facebook!
How to follow, communicate or share current WI 2017 activities?
- Website:
- Twitter:  ? #wi2017
- Facebook: ? @wi2017

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