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4. Information Systems for Innovative


and Collaborative Business


Track Chairs:


Petra Schubert, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Joze Gricar, University of Maribor, Slovenia ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Track Description:


Over the last years, the domain of e-business research in Europe has evolved into a self-contained community. There is a growing number of conference tracks dedicated to “e-topics” at all major IS conferences. Electronic business is gradually changing the process of buying, selling, and exchanging products and services over the Internet.


The term “Collaborative Business” refers to the inter-organisational view of information systems. In the centre of attention are business information systems, usually ERP systems. These systems need to be integrated in a way that they can meet the increased demands of highly automated business processes. Exchanging, processing and archiving electronic business documents are key issues for competitive companies. There are still many open issues for researchers and practitioners that need to be addressed and solved.


This track calls for theoretical and empirical research that improves and broadens our understanding of collaborative business through systematic and in-depth study of electronically integrated value chains and value creation. Empirical research, both qualitative and quantitative, can contribute to our understanding of the integration process that is going on between different ERP/enterprise systems and help us learn from different approaches (national or international) in the interaction of different software systems.


Suggested topics:


- Management of collaborative (B2B) projects in general
- E-commerce (selling perspective)
- E-procurement (buying perspective)
- Legal aspects of B2B e-commerce
- Business models for service providers (electronic document exchange)
- B2B integration
- ERP-based e-business applications
- Implementation and innovative use of Web Services
- E-business formats and standards
- E-business models and architectures
- Electronic supply chain management and Internet-based electronic data interchange
- E-business technology investment strategies
- Other topics related to collaborative business applications


Associate Editors:


- Nik Bessis

- Sabine Zumpe

- Julie Fisher

- Susan Williams