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Vol 14 (2019)
Published: 2019-01-04

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Blockchain Technologies in Enterprise Modeling and Enterprise Information Systems


Call for Papers - Special Issue

Blockchain Technologies in Enterprise Modeling and Enterprise Information Systems


  • Hans-Georg Fill, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Peter Fettke, Saarland University and DFKI, Germany
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria

In this special issue we seek for high-quality contributions investigating the use of blockchains and their underlying technologies in the area of enterprise modeling and for enterprise information systems. Blockchains constitute a new paradigm for decentralized information systems with implications both on a managerial and a technical level. After a first hype that originated mainly from their successful use in cryptocurrencies, blockchains are now being evaluated for innovative enterprise applications. In this context, the use of modeling techniques plays an important role for the well-structured design, evaluation, and deployment of such applications. This concerns both the use of general-purpose modeling methods as well as domain-specific modeling methods. Furthermore, the integration of blockchain technologies in traditional enterprise information systems is studied for domains such as enterprise resource planning systems, for business process execution, for interorganizational collaboration or for the distributed storage of
organizational knowledge.

Possible Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Use of enterprise modeling methods for blockchain-based applications
  • Domain-specific modeling methods for blockchain-based applications
  • Blockchain-based execution of enterprise models such as business processes, enterprise architecture models or software models
  • Architectures for the integration of blockchains in enterprise information systems
  • Storage, distribution, processing, and management aspects of enterprise models using blockchains
  • Process mining in combination with enterprise models and blockchains


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