Business Information Systems / VLBA

Business Information Systems / VLBA

Welcome ... the department Business Information Systems / Very Large Business Applications (VLBA).

The scope of research and teaching covers large corporation-wide business and business-to-business (b2b) information systems. The VLBA department also focuses on operational environmental information systems (BUIS), business intelligence (BI) and big data. We work closely with the Institute of Informatics OFFIS e.V. in various research projects (e.g. NetzDatenStrom and enera) in energy and smart city contexts regarding questions and applications that concerns data science, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.

On our website, we present individual research topics and information on selected national and international projects. 

We are looking forward to your interest and inquiries regarding co-operation, further projects, academic thesis, etc.

Jorge Marx Gómez

The department VLBA greets from the home office


YEEES Conference 2021: Resilience through Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Digital Solutions and Education from 24 to 26 March

Our research focuses on the combination of entrepreneurship, sustainability and ICT cumulated in the question: “How can sustainability entrepreneurship based on or using ICT in the fields of urban agriculture and mobility contribute to resilient city development in Africa?” With the aim of finding questions to these research perpectives, interesting and innovative scientific contributions have been made within the framework of YEEES. These were submitted via various channels initiated by YEEES: as a master’s thesis from our master scholarship holders, doctoral theses (still to be completed) also in the course of a scholarship or various scientific articles from scientists belonging to our project.

For detailed information about the conference and the project, visit:


DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY. ICT-supported Environmental Socio-economic Development

HEDIS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY. ICT-supported Environmental Socio-economic Development


We are inviting book chapter contributions for the Springer book:


ICT-supported Environmental Socio-economic Development”

Editors: Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez & Dr. Maria Rosa Lorini

The book will focus on the topics covered during the HEdIS Summer Schools

(2016, 2017, 2019):

  • Innovative IoT for Sustainable Citizenship
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship in the frame of ICT
  • Digital Transformation for Sustainability in Smart Cities
  • Data Analytics for Sustainability.

Participants to all HEdIS Summer Schools, experts, and scholars in these fields are welcome to submit their contributions by end of MARCH 2021

Futher informations hier.


Betriebliche Umweltinformationssysteme (BUIS)

20th Conference of the Division of Operational Environmental Information Systems of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (German Informatics Society).

15.04.2021: Deadline for paper/workshop contributions / Deadline Call for Papers - Submission Deadline for Abstracts / Papers

30.06.2021: Camery ready Deadline for LNI contributions / Deadline Full Paper Submission

31.07.2021: Deadline input program booklet

Further details about the conference can be found on the conference website

INFORMATIK 2021 - 51st Annual Conference of the German Informatics Society 27st September - 01st October 2021

The INFORMATIK is the official annual conference of the German Informatics Society (GI), the largest association of computer scientists in the German-speaking world and is held annually at changing locations. In 2021, the INFORMATIK will take place online and in Berlin, with a focus on sustainability.

 27st September - 01st October 2021 in Berlin & Online

See more here.


June 15-17, 2021: 24th International Conference on Business Information Systems

BIS is a renowned international conference on business information systems. BIS 2021 will be the 24th in a series of international conferences. From the very beginning it has been recognized by professionals as a forum for the exchange and dissemination of topical research in the development, implementation, application, and improvement of computer systems for business processes.

Submission deadline for conference papers: February 14, 2021
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 19, 2021
Submission of final papers: May 10, 2021
The conference: June 15-17, 2021

See more here.

16th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik on March 9-11.2021

Innovation through Information Systems - Wirtschaftsinformatik / Business Informatics as a future-oriented discipline

16th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik on March 9 - 11.2021 

University of Duisburg-Essen

See more here


New book publications

Manuel Mora, Jorge Marx Gómez, Rory V. O'Connor and Alena Buchalcevová 

Balancing Agile and Disciplined Engineering and Management Approaches for IT Services and Software Products

Further Information is provided via Publications​​​​​​​ or by clicking on the book.

Jorge Marx Gómez, Andreas Solsbach, Thomas Klenke, Volker Wohlgemuth (Hrsg.)

Smart Cities/Smart Regions – Technische, wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Innovationen
Konferenzband zu den 10. BUIS-Tagen

Further Information is provided via Publications​​​​​​​ or by clicking on the book.

Jorge Marx Gómez, Mousell Sulaiman

Modernizing the Academic Teaching and Research Environment
Methodologies and Cases in Business Research

Further Information is provided via Publications or by clicking on the book.

Hans-Knud Arndt, Jorge Marx Gómez, Volker Wohlgemuth, Stefanie Lehmann, Roksolana Pleshkanovska

Nachhaltige Betriebliche Umweltinformationssysteme 

Further Information is provided via Publications or by clicking on the book.

Jorge Marx Gómez, Marie K. Aboujaoude, Khalil Feghali, Tariq Mahmoud

Modernizing Academic Teaching and Research in Business and Economics 

Further Information is provided via Publications​​​​​​​ or by clicking on the book.

More books see Publications​​​​​​​.

(Changed: 2021-06-13)