26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering

16-20 June 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece

BUSITAL 2014 - 9th International Workshop on BUSiness/IT ALignment and Interoperability


For eight consecutive years the BUSITAL workshop gathered a community of researchers and practitioners around the topics on Business/IT alignment.

The final goal of the workshop is to bring together a large community of practitioners and researchers in the field of enterprise and system engineering, services engineering, management, and architecture.

The audience of this workshop includes (but is not limited to) architects in indifferent domains (i.e. enterprise, system, process, application, and data), CIO, ICT project leaders, as well as researchers who can both contribute to and benefit from studying the business-it relationships in the organizations.

For this 9th edition, the key theme of BUSITAL will be Business/IT Alignment for cost cutting, innovation and crisis management.


The topics are among but not limited to:

  • Business/IT alignment as an instrument for crisis management
  • Innovation management and Business/IT alignment
  • Cost cutting and improvement of organizational efficiency through Business/IT alignment (both case studies, theoretical papers are encouraged)
  • Business/IT alignment in organizational networks, including co-creation of value through global networks
  • Non-technological issues of Business/IT alignment
  • Business/IT alignment classifications and taxonomy
  • Business value of Business/IT alignment: e.g. cost reduction, improved time to market, etc
  • Methods and approaches on validating the Business/IT alignment
  • Case studies, empirical reports, and lessons learned on Business/IT alignment
  • Methods and experiences of Business/IT alignment analysis and requirements elicitation in the public sector (e-Government, e-Governance)
  • Methods and frameworks for IT governance and Business Technology management and engineering
  • Social and agency oriented perspectives in enterprise engineering


We invite submissions in the form of Full papers and Short papers.

  • Full papers reporting the completed research, industrial case studies, empirical studies and surveys are limited to 12 pages including all text, figures, references and appendices.
  • Short papers reporting research-in-progress and problem statements are restricted to a maximum length of 6 pages (including all text, figures, references and appendices).
  • All papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere.

To submit your paper, please follow the reference to the easychair submission system at this link https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=busital2014.

For updates we suggest to follow the BUSITAL Linkedin Group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/BUSITAL-International-workshop-on-Business-4502964?trk=my_groups-b-grp-v

Guidelines for authors

The accepted papers will be published in Springer LNBIP volume proceedings together with the other CAISE 2014 workshops.

Thus, in order to ensure a timely and smooth publication process we would kindly ask you to follow the following instructions while submitting your paper.

The submitted manuscripts should comply with he Springer LNBIP formatting rules.

To prepare your initial submission, please follow the Author Instructions at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-791344-0

Please make sure to use the full names of all contributing authors in the paper (first name(s) and surname).

Please make sure that the figures are legible also when printed in black and white. Colored figures will only appear in the online version of the proceedings.

Important dates

  • Submission is open: 8th January 2014
  • Submission deadline: 4th March 2014 (extended deadline)
  • Notification of acceptance: 21st March 2014
  • Camera-Ready copy due: 31st of March 2014
  • Workshop: 16-17th June 2014

Organizing Committee

Gianluigi Viscusi (Ph.D.)
EPFL CDM MTEI CSI , ODY 1 16 (Odyssea), Station 5, CH-1015 Lausanne
email: gianluigi.viscusi@epfl.ch
website: http://csi.epfl.ch/team#viscusi

Irina Rychkova Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D.)
Centre de Recherches en Informatique, Paris 1, 90 rue Tolbiac, C.14.05, 75013 Paris
e-mail: irina.rychkova@univ-paris1.fr
web-site: http://crinfo.univ-paris1.fr/users/rychkova/

Jelena Zdravkovic, Assoc. Prof. (Ph.D.)
DSV - Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, 16440 Kista, Sweden
e-mail: jelenaz@dsv.su.se
web page: http://jelena.blogs.dsv.su.se/

Christian Huemer (Ph.D.)
Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Business Informatics Group, Favoritenstrasse 9 - 11/188, 1040 Vienna, Austria
e-mail: huemer@big.tuwien.ac.at
web page: http://www.big.tuwien.ac.at/staff/chuemer


Program Committee

  • Joseph Barjis, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Judith Barrios Albornoz, University of Los Andes, Venzuela
  • Alessio Maria Braccini, University of Tuscia, Italy
  • Birgit Hofreiter, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Tharaka Ilayperuma, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
  • Paul Johannesson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • John Krogstie, IDI, NTNU, Norway
  • Raimundas Matulevicius University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Andrey Naumenko, Triune Continuum Enterprise, Switzerland
  • Selmin Nurcan, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne, France
  • Michael Petit, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Yves Pigneur, HEC - Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Alain Wegmann, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
  • Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada


last updated on: 14:58, Tuesday 25th, February 2014