The IEEE CBI series encourages a broad understanding of Business Informatics research, and intends to further its many different facets, theoretical foundations and experiential body of knowledge. In doing so, the CBI series has proven to be a fertile ground for research with high impact, and a hub for multidisciplinary research with contributions from Management Science, Organization Science, Economics, Information Systems, Computer Science, and Informatics.

In line with this, the CBI series aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from various fields and backgrounds that contribute to the construction, use and maintenance of information systems and their organizational use contexts. A dedicated goal of the CBI series of conferences is to bring together researchers from different fields and disciplines to stimulate discussion, synergy and collaboration. Accordingly, CBI conferences use a format that enables in depth discussions among researchers during the conference. The benefits of such a cross disciplinary conception are contrasted by a challenge: Authors who submit a paper take the risk to be assessed by standards that are different from those they are used to in their own research communities. The conference organization accounts for this challenge by involving renowned track chairs and program committee members from different fields and disciplines.


Manuscripts must be in English and are restricted to 10 pages in IEEE 2-column template (A4). Template files for MS Word and Latex are available at

Submissions should be made via Easychair:

Accepted papers will be published as IEEE proceedings and submitted for integration into the IEEE Digital Library.

Important Dates (Deadlines Extended)

  • Abstract submission: April 30, 2021 May 21, 2021
  • Full paper submission: May 7, 2021 May 28, 2021
  • Authors notified of final acceptance: June 6, 2021 July 1, 2021

  • Final paper submissions due: July 31, 2021

List of Tracks

This list of tracks of CBI 2021 and their respective chairs is the following:

Enterprise Modeling, Engineering and Architecture
  • Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Peter Fettke, Saarland University, Germany
  • Frederik Gailly, Ghent University, Belgium
Artificial intelligence for Business
  • Wolfgang Maass, Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) / Saarland University, Germany
  • Carsten Felden, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Data-Driven Business Analytics and Applications
  • Ann-Kristin Cordes, University of Münster, Germany
  • Veda Storey, Georgia State University, USA
Business Process Management
  • Mathias Weske, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Information Systems Engineering
  • Elena Kornyshova, CEDRIC Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
  • Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Information Systems Management
  • Saïd Assar, Institut Mines Telecom Business School, France
  • Geert Poels, Ghent University, Belgium
Business Innovations and Digital Transformation
  • Jan Recker, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Miguel Mira da Silva, INESC, Portugal
Ethics and Legal Norms in Business Informatics
  • Florian Matthes, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Keng Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Finance and Informatics
  • Mike Bennet, Hypercube Ltd., UK
  • William E. McCarthy, Michigan State University, USA
Industry 4.0 (Industry Applications)
  • Manuel Wimmer, JKU Linz, Austria
  • Andreas Wortmann, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the timezone for the paper submission deadline?

Anywhere on earth (AoE).

  • Does IEEE CBI 2021 perform blinded reviews?

No. The IEEE CBI 2021 does not perform blinded reviews.

  • Can I update the abstract before the abstract submission deadline?

Yes. Your submission’s abstract can be updated on EasyChair until the paper submission deadline.