Conferences and Workshops

Conferences and workshops organized /co-organized by DIS members:

BIS - International Conference on Business Information Systems

The event of the biggest impact is the internationally recognized Conference on Business Information Systems chaired by Witold Abramowicz since 1997. It is the largest conference on the topic of information systems in Central-East Europe.

Up to now, there have been 20 BIS conferences, each gathering international researchers for discussions on the development, implementation, application and improvement of business applications and systems. The conferences have been addressed to the scientific community, people involved in the development of business applications, consultants helping to properly implement information technology and those who are dealing with the IT applications in the industry. The BIS Conference represents high standard (usually the acceptance rate is far below 40% of submissions) and the conference participants come from various research centers all over the world. Conference proceeding were published in many books inter alia in Lecture Notes in Computer Science – Springer, Lecture Notes in Informatics GI.

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BPSC - Business Process and Services Computing

The mission of BPSC conferences is to be a prime international forum to discuss and publish research findings and IT industry experiences with relation to process-centric service-oriented paradigm as it applies to the development and integration of enterprise and e-business information systems. By looking at the business process as a first-class citizen in the IT world and by using the potential of services computing for creation of adaptive process-centric business solutions, BPSC conferences identify most hopeful trends and propose new directions for consideration by researchers and practitioners involved in large-scale software development and integration.

ADW - Workshop on Advanced Deep Web

The goal of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together to explore the issues and challenges related to domain dependent and independent Deep Web empirical studies, methodologies and techniques of accessing and processing Deep Web content, as well as their real life applications. Started recently, Deep Web research combines challenges from several active research areas including information retrieval, information extraction, hypertext, Web engineering, data integration, database technologies and the Semantic Web.

ESIW - Workshop on Exploiting Structured Information on the Web

This workshop organized at WISE 2009 (later promoted to a separate conference track and included in mail conference proceedings) covered a variety of topics related to structured information on the Web, including data-intensive Web sites, semantic annotations, data extraction, and lightweight methods of data and applications integration on the Web.

MEM - International Workshop on Mashups, Enterprise Mashups and Lightweight Composition on the Web

This international event, organized already for the third time (MEM&LCW @ WISE 2008, MEM 2009 @ WWW 2009, MEM 2010 @ WWW 2010), is a world top workshop related to different technologies behind Web & mobile mashup applications, various mashup development tools and methodologies, user experience in mashup applications, and business scenarios of mashup implementation including their business models and intra-enterprise applications.

LIT - Workshop on Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology

The success of last year Legal Informatics and Legal Information Technology Poznan workshop encourage us to organize the next one. The LIT2010 event will take place in Berlin as part of the 13th International Conference on Business Information Systems. The LIT Workshop therefore becomes an annual meeting and gathers people interested in broadly understood Legal Informatics and its applications. Next year we decided to invite people dealing with insurance to show its close relation to legal and information technology domains. In 2009 we published all accepted papers in Springer Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. We are planning to sustain the cooperation with the publisher. Hence there is a need for forums that discuss new research and innovative applications in Law, Information Technology as well as Insurance. The workshop is receptive to all papers dealing with any topic in these interdisciplinary domains on the verge of Law and Technology.

SemBPM - Semantics for Business Process Management

The theme and emphasis of the workshop is on the intersection of Business Process Management (BPM) and Semantic Web technology in order to increase automation and flexibility of business processes. The workshop creates a forum for discussion between researchers working on topics related to automation of Business Process Management and it aims at answering the question how and to what extent introduction of semantics can really provide the desired improvements.

SBPM tutorial series - Semantic Business Process Management

The tutorials organised under a common name explained and demonstrated how the combination of Business Process Management (BPM) and Semantic Web Services (SWS) can eliminate the deficiencies that current BPM technology exhibits. The tutorials presented the state of the art in both areas (business process management and process execution, the SOA concept in BPM, the SWS approach and frameworks, etc.), motivated the need for explicit use of semantics to overcome the current challenges in BPM, and presented a consolidated technical framework that integrates SWS into BPM technology. The tutorial was held in cooperation with partners actively working on integration of both technologies in the EU-funded SUPER project. The tutorial was held i.e. at ICIW 2007, ESTC 2007, ESWC 2007, AIMS 2007, ISWC 2007, BPM 2007, OASIS Symposium 2008.