20th International Conference on Perspectives in
Business Informatics Research

Artificial Intelligence in Business Informatics

Vienna, 22 - 24 September, 2021

Deadline Extension

The main conference deadline is extended to June 6th (strict deadline). Papers can still be submitted even if no abstract was pre-submitted on the initial deadline.


Announcement from the BIR 2021 Organization Team


Dear members of the BIR Conference community,


Due the unpredictable evolution of the global health crisis and associated restrictions on travel or public institutions attendance, we plan to have BIR 2021 as a virtual event hosted by University of Vienna during 22-24 September 2021. This will include the "BIR 2020 day" allowing authors of papers published in last year's proceedings to present and discuss their work with the community, as well as the workshops and Doctoral Consortium as initially planned for 2020.

In the optimistic case of a favorable evolution of the global situation, we also reserve the possibility of having it organized as a physical event – however the default plan is to host BIR 2021 as a virtual edition. We are thankful for the continuous support of the Business Informatics community and for the high quality papers submitted during 2020, and we are looking forward to receive your new or improved submissions to this year's Call for Papers.


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.

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Previous Editions

We welcome you to the 20th anniversary of BIR.

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