BIS 2013


5th Workshop on Business and IT Alignment (BITA 2014)

in conjunction with
17th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2014)

Larnaca, Cyprus
May 21-23, 2014

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Deadline for submissions: Mar 28 (11:59pm CET), 2014

A contemporary challenge for enterprises is to keep up with the pace of changing business demands imposed on them in different ways. There is today an obvious demand for continuous improvement and alignment in enterprises but unfortunately many organisations don’t have proper instruments (methods, patterns, best practices etc.) to achieve this. Enterprise modelling and business process management are two areas belonging to a tradition where the mission is to improve business practice and business and IT alignment. In this tradition the alignment process usually is manifested in taking a business from one state (AS-IS) into another improved state (TO-BE), i.e. a transformation of the business and its supporting IT into something that is regarded as better. A challenge in business and IT alignment is to move beyond a narrow focus on one tradition or technology. There is a need to aware of and able to deal with a number of dimensions of the enterprise architecture and their relations in order to create alignment. Examples of such dimensions are: organisational structures, strategies, business models, work practices, processes, and IS/IT structures. Among the concepts that deserve special attention in this context is IT governance. Effective IT governance aligns IT investments with overall business priorities, determines who makes the IT decisions and assigns accountability for the outcomes.

This workshop aims to bring together people who have strong interest in business and IT alignment. We would like to invite researchers and practitioners from both industry and academia to submit original results of their completed or ongoing projects. We encourage broad understanding of possible approaches and solutions for business and IT alignment, including IT governance subjects. Specific focus will be on practices of business and IT alignment, i.e. we encourage submission of case study and experience papers.


  • Challenges in business and IT alignment
  • Business and IT alignment in small and medium sized enterprises
  • Business/ IT alignment through BPM
  • Business and IT alignment discovery, change and improvement - methodologies and best practices
  • Business value of business and IT alignment
  • Organisational implementations of various levels of business and IT alignment approaches
  • Metrics associated with the alignment life cycle, re-design, implementation, management and improvement
  • Best practice business and IT alignment case studies
  • The relationship between BPM and enterprise architecture
  • Critical success factors and associated KPIs´ for alignment initiatives
  • IT governance as a mean for alignment
  • Enterprise modelling as a tool for business and IT alignment
  • Human aspects of business and IT alignment; organizational staffing and structure, change management and leadership strategies
  • Design thinking in business and IT alignment
  • Practices of business and IT alignment
  • Experience reports and case studies


  • Long papers: max. 12 pages

Submissions to BITA 2014 have to be made by using the submission systems EasyChair:

Proceedings of BITA 2013 workshop will be published by Springer as part of the BIS conference volume in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. Papers submitted need to follow LNBIP formatting guidelines: available from Papers shall not have more than twelve pages (including figures, tables and appendices). Longer papers will not be included in workshop proceedings.

The proceedings will be printed after the conference. However, workshop papers will be made available in electronic form by the BIS organizers to all workshop participants (and only to them) directly before the conference.

Workshop format

At least one author of each paper needs to register for the conference for the paper to be included in proceedings.

Workshop registration entitles registrants to participate in the conference, as well as in all workshops and tutorials held in conjunction with it.

Important dates

  • Mar 28 (11:59pm CET), 2014 - submission deadline for papers
  • April 10, 2014 - notification of acceptance/rejection
  • May 10, 2014 - submission of final papers
  • May 21-23, 2014 - the workshop



  • Kurt Sandkuhl
  • Ulf Seigerroth

Program Committee (to be extended)

  • Rimantas Butleris, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Anders Carstensen, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Stefan Cronholm, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Steven De Haes, University of Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Khaled Gaaloul, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Hannes Göbel, University of Borås, Sweden
  • Jānis Grabis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Remigijus Gustas, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Karl Hammar, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
  • Mats-Åke Hugoson, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Havard Jorgensen, Commitment AS, Norway
  • Julia Kaidalova, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Christina Keller, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Birger Lantow, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Mikael Lind, University of Borås / Viktoria Institute, Sweden
  • Daniela Mihailescu, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Wolfgang Molnar, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Anne Persson, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Erik Proper, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Henderik Proper, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Germany
  • Andrea Resmini, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Kurt Sandkuhl, Rostock University, Germany
  • Ulf Seigerroth, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Nikolay Shilov, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
  • Jonas Sjöström, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Alexander Smirnov, SPIIRAS, Russian Federation
  • Wioletta Sokołowska, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  • Janis Stirna, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Vladimir Tarasov, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Wim Van Grembergen, University of Antwerpen, Belgium

17th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2014), Larnaca, Cyprus, 22 - 23 May 2014
Department of Information Systems, Poznan University of Economics, al. Niepodleglosci 10, 61-875 Poznan, Poland
phone: +48618543632 , fax: +48618543633 , web:

Local Organisation: Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, 1 University Avenue, Aglantzia, CY-2109, Nicosia, Cyprus | phone: +357-22892693 | fax: +357-22892701