20th International Conference on Perspectives in
Business Informatics Research

Artificial Intelligence in Business Informatics

Vienna, 22 - 24 September, 2021

Announcement from the BIR 2021 Organization


Dear members of the BIR conference community, Dear authors registered for BIR 2021,


We kept hoping until the last moment that a hybrid conference will be possible this year. Regretfully, we have to settle for a virtual, on-line event, due to the recent resurge of COVID cases and the general reluctance of community members to travel under the current evolution of the pandemic.

We are very thankful for the valuable work that was submitted this year by the Business Informatics community, making it difficult to select the most appropriate papers for the main conference sessions. Additional interesting papers were selected for the three workshops and the Doctoral Consortium section.

The detailed daily program will soon be posted here here, as well as instructions related to the means of virtual participation.



Best regards,
The BIR 2021 Organization Team


Welcome to BIR 2021

Theme: Artificial Intelligence in Business Informatics


Artificial Intelligence (AI) drastically changes the way we employ technology, design information systems and allocate human labor in the context of digital transformations. AI also shifts perspectives in Business Informatics Research, which has been traditionally concerned with how different forms and degrees of automation can support or evolve enterprise information systems. The two fundamental pillars of Artificial Intelligence – machine learning and knowledge engineering – converge towards new streamlining possibilities, with transformative results in areas such as business process automation, human-computer interaction, context-aware or capability-aware enterprise information systems.

From its very inception the BIR conference focused on opening perspectives and stimulating new roadmaps for Business Informatics, considering both fundamental research and key application areas (e.g., Industry 4.0, Smart cities, e-Government). Large scale AI adoption brings disruptions that must be met by Business Informatics research with novel methods and tools, to ensure a triple-win for enterprises, employees and the societal environment in which they act.

Welcome to Vienna

Visit the University of Vienna, one of the oldest universities in the German-speaking world, and the faculty of Computer Science, one of the most modern faculties of the university.

Visit the city of Vienna to experience the rich culture, the eventful history and impressive architecture. Enjoy an opera, visit one of our famous art museums, taste an apple strudel or follow the traffic light couples through the center of the city. Vienna stimulates all senses and serves all tastes.


Previous Editions

We welcome you to the 20th anniversary of BIR.

Proceedings of the previous editions of BIR can be found here.