BIS 2013


Workshop on Cloud Operations and Very Large Business Applications (VLBA 2014)

in conjunction with
17th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2014)

Larnaca, Cyprus
May 21, 2014

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Deadline for submissions: March 21, 2014

Very Large Business Applications (VLBA) act as enabler for intra- and interorganisational business processes and play a significant role in the development of new business models. With a special focus on related operations management this workshop aims at studying, grounding, and finally exploiting the potential of VLBA to solve integration and coordination problems in distributed business processes as a key enabler of flexible, boundaryless information systems.

Key research questions are:
- how to represent VLBA in service-based information systems by employing and adapting constructs, models, and methods of different information systems technology stacks,
- how to coordinate software services by employing and adapting approaches for service discovery and composition,
- how to operate large-scale, highly distributed enterprise systems aligned with the needs of an agile business environment,
- how to negotiate and agree upon the delivery of software-based services (SLA),
- how to control the delivery of software-based services in VLBA by measuring efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Cloud Computing and VLBA
  • VLBA Operations Management
  • Strategic, tactic and operative Systems Landscape Engineering
  • VLBA Business Simulations
  • VLBA Business Models
  • Analytical Business Process Engineering for VLBA
  • VLBA and Knowledge Management
  • VLBA security issues
  • Innovative VLBA Applications


  • Long papers: max. 12 pages
  • Work-in-progress reports: max. 8 pages
  • Demo papers: max. 4 pages

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template available from

Submission system is available at

For accepted papers, a fast-forward will be provided to selected journals. Information on this in detail will follow.

Workshop format

Each paper submitted to BIS workshop will be reviewed by at least two Referees.

At least one author of each paper needs to register for the conference for the paper to be included in proceedings.

Workshop registration entitles to participate in the conference, as well as in all workshops and tutorials held in conjunction with it.

Important dates

  • March 21, 2014 - submission deadline for papers
  • April 27, 2014 - notification of acceptance/rejection
  • May 10, 2014 - submission of final papers
  • May 21, 2014 - the workshop



  • Holger Schrödl
  • Klaus Turowski

Program Committee (to be extended)

  • Holger Schrödl, University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Klaus Turowski, University of Magdeburg, Germany

17th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2014), Larnaca, Cyprus, 22 - 23 May 2014
Department of Information Systems, Poznan University of Economics, al. Niepodleglosci 10, 61-875 Poznan, Poland
phone: +48618543632 , fax: +48618543633 , web:

Local Organisation: Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, 1 University Avenue, Aglantzia, CY-2109, Nicosia, Cyprus | phone: +357-22892693 | fax: +357-22892701