Quo Vadis Conferences in the Business and Information Systems Engineering (BISE) Community After Covid: What Can Stay, What Should Go, What Do We Need to Change for Our Future Scientific Conferences?
Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), 63, 741-749. doi: 10.17170/kobra-202112095208
10 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2021 Last revised: 10 Feb 2022
Date Written: July 6, 2021
The global Covid-19 pandemic has not only influenced the way we work and collaborate on our research but also how we present and exchange novel contributions at scientific conferences. Governmental lockdowns and (inter)national travel restrictions have forced conference organizers to move from offline conference venues to virtual platforms quickly. Our discipline, the Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) community, is an interdisciplinary field involving the more conference-driven computer sciences and the more journal-oriented social science. Thus, the impact of Covid-19 on — and the (needed) experience with — new conference formats require a differentiated discourse on the role of the future of our scientific conferences. Hence, we aim to contribute to a discussion on (1) what can stay offline / as on-site conference formats, (2) what we can learn from the experience with (new) online formats, and (3) what do we need for our future scientific conferences in the BISE community?
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