Track 9: Integration and Architectures

Modern information systems generate added value from integrating information from multiple sources instead of just one single database. Architecture for realizing this gets increasingly complex since a multitude of components has interact internally and with external systems. This complexity leads to a variety of designs and underlying paradigms of these architectures.
Technological service oriented architectures are complemented with relevant and newer approaches like semantic technologies or applications of selforganizations.

At the same time, these information systems are influenced by a context that guides their design and evolution and the surrounding usage ecosystems.
Approaches vary from open source to closed systems like Apples iOS environment. Technical design decision on the architectures are always intertwined with specific business models.

An evaluation of information systems has to consider that context. The value of a certain business model can justify some technologal expensive system design. Cost and benefit models are necessary to enable such a holistic view.


  • Serviceoriented paradigms for modern IS architectures (foundations, cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, CaaS, SOA, platforms, applications, comparative studies)

  • Next generation internet (personal assistance systems, mobile cloud, linked data, living labs, internet of things, smart cities, multimedia and virtual reality, RFID)

  • Semantic approaches to information systems (ontologies, rules, reasoning, hybrid systems with semantic enhancements, tools for information collection)

  • Selforganization in IS (agents, distributed and mobile IS, peer-to-peer systems, sensors, nature-inspired approaches)

  • IS architectures (evaluation, cost and benefit models)

  • Ecosystems of IS (apps and marketplaces, open source models, cloud-infrastructures)

Track Chairs

Prof. Dr. Witold Abramowicz, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Prof. Dr. Robert Tolksdorf, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Program Committee

Prof. Dr. Martin Bichler, Technical University Munich, Germany
Prof. Dr. Christian Bizer
, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl
, University Augsburg, Germany
Dr. Agata Filipowska, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Prof. Dr. Martin Gersch, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Norbert Gronau, University Potsdam, Germany
Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Martin Hepp, Universität der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany
Dr. Monika Kaczmarek
, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Technical University Munich, Germany
Dr. Alexander Löser
, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Günter Müller
, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Prof. Dr. Andreas Speck, University Kiel, Germany