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

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J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Stefan Stieglitz

University of Duisburg-Essen - Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science

Martin Matzner

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg

Dennis Kundisch

Business Information Systems, esp.. Digital Markets

Christoph Flath

University of Wuerzburg

Maximilian Röglinger

University of Bayreuth

Date Written: July 6, 2021

Abstract

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?

Suggested Citation

Leimeister, Jan Marco and Stieglitz, Stefan and Matzner, Martin and Kundisch, Dennis and Flath, Christoph and Röglinger, Maximilian, 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? (July 6, 2021). Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), 63, 741-749. doi: 10.17170/kobra-202112095208 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3910410

Jan Marco Leimeister (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Pfannkuchstraße 1
Kassel, 34121
Germany

Stefan Stieglitz

University of Duisburg-Essen - Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science ( email )

Lotharstrasse 1
Duisburg, 47048
Germany

Martin Matzner

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg ( email )

Schloßplatz 4
Erlangen, DE Bavaria 91054
Germany

Dennis Kundisch

Business Information Systems, esp.. Digital Markets ( email )

Warburger Str. 100
D-33098 Paderborn
Germany

Christoph Flath

University of Wuerzburg

Law Faculty
Domerschulstraße 16
Würzburg, DE Bavaria D-97070
Germany

Maximilian Röglinger

University of Bayreuth ( email )

Universitatsstr 30
Bayreuth, D-95447
Germany

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