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Special Session
Special Session on
Conceptual Modeling for Digital Transformation
 - CM4DT 2020

2 - 4 November, 2020

Within the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Systems - KMIS 2020


Thorsten Haendler
University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
Brief Bio
Dr. Thorsten Haendler is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He received his PhD in Information Systems from WU Vienna. His research interests cover fields of Software Engineering and Information Systems including software refactoring and technical-debt management, software engineering education & training, model-driven engineering, process management as well as serious games and gamification. He is PC member of several international conferences and organizer of scientific workshops. Furthermore, he consults companies on software-development practices and gamification techniques.
Josef Frysak
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Brief Bio
Dr. Josef Frysak works at the Institute of Business Informatics – Information Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU). He currently conducts research in the area of Industry 4.0 and the view based design of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). He holds a doctoral degree in Business Informatics from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). His research interests range from software development to Industry 4.0, decision support systems, operations research and decision-making. Currently, he teaches courses on UML-Modeling, Business Information Systems and Business as well as Information Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU) and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).


Digital Transformation provides multiple opportunities and challenges by embracing and relying on promising but often unfamiliar digital technologies to redesign and optimize organizational structures and processes. Conceptual Models aim to enhance the understanding and communication of structural and dynamic aspects, especially in relation to information systems. In particular, activities such as the analysis or design of business processes, problem domains or system architectures, but also simulation or strategic planning can be facilitated by applying and/or combining different types of conceptual models (e.g. UML, BPMN). In this special session, we focus on the potential of conceptual models to analyze and design the intersections and interplay between knowledge, structures and processes as well as technologies in order to address opportunities and challenges of digital transformation on operational as well as strategic levels.


  • CM for knowledge management, decision-making, and strategies related to DT
  • CM for modeling organizational structures and processes related to DT
  • CM for modeling concepts, tools and application of digital technologies such as Machine/Deep Learning, Data Analytics, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Blockchain, or Virtual Reality etc.
  • CM for modeling human-computer interactions as well as interactions between other system stakeholders in the context of DT
  • CM for modeling knowledge and competencies required to or promoted by DT, including learning and training processes or frameworks
  • CM for modeling domain-specific concepts of DT (e.g. FinTech, E-Learning)
  • New or adapted methods, techniques, or application fields of CM related to DT


Paper Submission: September 21, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 28, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 6, 2020 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


KMIS Special Sessions - CM4DT 2020
e-mail: kmis.secretariat@insticc.org