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Business & Information Systems Engineering OnlineFirst articles

Business & Information Systems Engineering OnlineFirst articles

20.06.2018 | Research Paper

Conceptual Framework for SDSS Development with an Application in the Retail Industry

Spatial information is becoming crucial for strategic decision making, but accessing and understanding this information is not easy. Dedicated tools can support the decision process in many ways, such as visualization interfaces or data analyses.

Gautier Daras, Bruno Agard, Bernard Penz

15.06.2018 | Research Paper

Hearing the Voice of Citizens in Smart City Design: The CitiVoice Framework

In the last few years, smart cities have attracted considerable attention because they are considered a response to the complex challenges that modern cities face. However, smart cities often do not optimally reach their objectives if the …

Anthony Simonofski, Dr. Estefanía Serral Asensio, Dr. Johannes De Smedt, Prof. Dr. Monique Snoeck

13.06.2018 | Dicussion

Riding the Digitalization Wave: Toward a Sustainable Nomenclature in Wirtschaftsinformatik

A Comment on Riedl et al. (2017)

From a sociotechnical perspective and detached from its original meaning in engineering, digitalization is often broadly defined as the multi-level changes – on the individual, organizational, and societal levels – resulting from the introduction …

Prof. Dr. Peter Mertens, Prof. Dr. Martin Wiener

07.06.2018 | Research Paper Open Access

Guided Interaction Exploration and Performance Analysis in Artifact-Centric Process Models

Artifact-centric process models aim to describe complex processes as a collection of interacting artifacts. Recent development in process mining allow for the discovery of such models. However, the focus is often on the representation of the …

ir. Maikel L. van Eck, Dr. Natalia Sidorova, Prof. Dr. ir. Wil M. P. van der Aalst

25.05.2018 | Discussion Open Access

Future Work and Enterprise Systems

From its earliest days, research in business and information systems engineering (BISE) has been dedicated to envisioning how information technology will change the way we work and live. Today, technological innovation happens at a faster pace and …

Jan vom Brocke, Wolfgang Maaß, Peter Buxmann, Alexander Maedche, Jan Marco Leimeister, Günter Pecht

14.05.2018 | Editorial

Robotic Process Automation

A foundational question for many BISE (Business and Information Systems Engineering) authors and readers is “What should be automated and what should be done by humans?” This question is not new. However, developments in data science, machine …

Prof. Dr. Ir. Wil M. P. van der Aalst, Prof. Dr. Martin Bichler, Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl

14.05.2018 | Research Paper

OT Modeling: The Enterprise Beyond IT

Enterprises are composed of an enormous number of elements (e.g., organizational units, human resources, production processes, and IT systems) typically classified in the business or the IT domain. However, some crucial elements do not belong in …

Paola Lara, Mario Sánchez, Jorge Villalobos

03.05.2018 | Research Paper

Closing the Gap Between Experts and Novices Using Analytics-as-a-Service: An Experimental Study

Generating insights and value from data has become an important asset for organizations. At the same time, the need for experts in analytics is increasing and the number of analytics applications is growing. Recently, a new trend has emerged, i.e.

Jasmien Lismont, Tine Van Calster, María Óskarsdóttir, Seppe vanden Broucke, Bart Baesens, Wilfried Lemahieu, Jan Vanthienen

30.04.2018 | Research Notes

Mathematical Optimization and Algorithms for Offshore Wind Farm Design: An Overview

Wind energy is a fast evolving field that has attracted a lot of attention and investments in the last decades. Being an increasingly competitive market, it is very important to minimize establishment costs and increase production profits already …

Martina Fischetti, David Pisinger

23.04.2018 | Research Paper

Generating Artificial Data for Empirical Analysis of Control-flow Discovery Algorithms

A Process Tree and Log Generator

Within the process mining domain, research on comparing control-flow (CF) discovery techniques has gained importance. A crucial building block of empirical analysis of CF discovery techniques is obtaining the appropriate evaluation data.

Toon Jouck, Prof. Dr. Benoît Depaire

19.04.2018 | Catchword

Fog Computing

Complementing Cloud Computing to Facilitate Industry 4.0

By sharing IT resources over the Internet, cloud computing has led to substantial transformations involving the centralization and translocation of software, platforms, and infrastructure into the cloud. IT resources provided over the cloud are …

Christian Matt

14.03.2018 | Research Paper Open Access

EM-OLAP Framework

Econometric Model Transformation Method for OLAP Design in Intelligence Systems

Econometrics is currently one of the most popular approaches to economic analysis. To better support advances in these areas as much as possible, it is necessary to apply econometric problems to econometric intelligent systems. The article …

Jan Tyrychtr, Martin Pelikán, Hana Štiková, Ivan Vrana

23.02.2018 | Research Paper

Decision Support for the Automotive Industry

Forecasting Residual Values Using Artificial Neural Networks

In the automotive industry, it is very common for new vehicles to be leased rather than sold. This implies forecasting an accurate residual value for the vehicles, which is a major factor for determining monthly leasing rates. Either a systematic …

Christoph Gleue, Dennis Eilers, Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim, Prof. Dr. Michael H. Breitner

23.02.2018 | State of the Art

Simulation-Based Research in Information Systems

Epistemic Implications and a Review of the Status Quo

Simulations provide a useful methodological approach for studying the behavior of complex socio-technical information systems (IS), in which humans and IT artifacts interact to process information. However, the use of simulations is relatively new …

Jannis Beese, M. Kazem Haki, Stephan Aier, Robert Winter

22.02.2018 | Research Paper

Recombinant Service Systems Engineering

Although many methods have been proposed for engineering service systems and customer solutions, most of these approaches give little consideration to recombinant service innovation. Recombinant innovation refers to reusing and integrating …

Prof. Dr. Daniel Beverungen, Hedda Lüttenberg, Verena Wolf

21.02.2018 | Research Paper

The Price of Privacy

An Evaluation of the Economic Value of Collecting Clickstream Data

The analysis of clickstream data facilitates the understanding and prediction of customer behavior in e-commerce. Companies can leverage such data to increase revenue. For customers and website users, on the other hand, the collection of …

Annika Baumann, Johannes Haupt, Fabian Gebert, Stefan Lessmann

19.12.2017 | Research Paper

Methodology for the Implementation of Knowledge Management Systems 2.0

A Case Study in an Oil and Gas Company

Web 2.0 and Big Data tools can be used to develop knowledge management systems based on facilitating the participation and collaboration of people in order to enhance knowledge. The paper presents a methodology that can help organizations with the …

Sergio Orenga-Roglá, Ricardo Chalmeta

08.12.2017 | Research Paper

How to Exploit the Digitalization Potential of Business Processes

Process improvement is the most value-adding activity in the business process management (BPM) lifecycle. Despite mature knowledge, many approaches have been criticized to lack guidance on how to put process improvement into practice. Given the …

Marie-Sophie Denner, Louis Christian Püschel, Prof. Dr. Maximilian Röglinger

08.12.2017 | Correction

Correction to: KYC Optimization Using Distributed Ledger Technology

The given name and the family name of the author.

José Parra Moyano, Omri Ross

07.12.2017 | Research Paper Open Access

Representing Variability in Enterprise Architecture

A Case Study

Organizations that operate on an international scale have a high variation of business operations, caused by country-specific regulations and compliance requirements. The differences in requirements lead to variability in the designed business …

Nino Rurua, Dr. Rik Eshuis, Dr. Maryam Razavian