Call For Papers

The rise of Internet-of-Things (IoT) will change the way how models are captured and require new design methods for information systems. While in the past (conceptual) models have been discovered from documents or interviews, the challenge will be to automatically discover the models from raw sensor events.

EMISA 2021 is the eleventh international workshop in a series that provides a key forum for researchers and practitioners in the field on design methods for information systems. The workshop series emphasizes a holistic view on this field, fostering integrated approaches that address and relate business processes, business people and information technology.

The workshop is open for a broad range of subjects. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Patterns for information systems architectures
  • Process modeling and process-aware information systems for IoT
  • Complex event processing and event-driven architectures
  • Information systems for IoT
  • Modelling social information and innovation networks
  • Domain-specific modeling methods and languages for IoT
  • Metamodeling
  • Method and model engineering
  • Quality of modeling methods, models, architectures and languages
  • Learning and teaching design methods for information systems


The workshop is organized by the GI Special Interest Group on Design Methods for Information Systems (GI-SIG EMISA), which provides a forum for researchers from various disciplines who develop and apply methods to support the analysis and design of information systems.


Submission Types

EMISA 2021 calls for submissions in the following categories:

1. PhD Research Proposals:

EMISA 2021 invites PhD students to submit research proposals. There will be a dedicated slot in the program to discuss PhD research proposals including the current status and the further plan of the research work. PhD research proposals shall be submitted as a short paper of 5 pages.

2. Current Research Talk Proposals:

EMISA 2021 invites proposals for scientific talks of international excellence. Eligible are proposal submissions that are based on published or accepted papers from international conferences or journals. Proposals for research talks shall be submitted as an extended abstract of up to 2 pages.

3. Novel Directions Talk Proposals:

EMISA 2021 invites proposals for talks that motivate a novel research direction, outline the research gaps to address, and carve out major challenges. These talks shall serve as a stimulus for discussions as part of a dedicated slot in the workshop program. Novel directions talk proposals shall be submitted as a short paper of 5 pages.

All accepted submissions (PhD Research, Current Research Talk, Novel Directions Talk) will be published in the next print edition of EMISA Forum. The short papers proposing PhD Research or a Novel Directions Talk will also be published as an electronic CEUR proceedings volume.

All submissions have to strictly follow the formatting guidelines of LNI. Template and explanations can be found at the GI website

Submissions have to be made via easychair.

Important Dates

February 27, 2021:

March 20, 2021:

April 01, 2021

May 20-21, 2021

Submission deadline of proposals


Final version of extended abstracts (LNI 2 pages) and short papers (LNI 5 pages)


Conference Chairs

Agnes Koschmider

Kiel University

Judith Michael

RWTH Aachen

Programm Committee

  • Andrea Burattin, Technical University of Denmark
  • Jörg Desel, University of Hagen
  • Dirk Fahland, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Michael Fellmann, Rostock University
  • Peter Fettke, Saarland University
  • Hans-Georg Fill, Université de Fribourg
  • Thomas Hildebrandt, University of Copenhagen
  • Horst Kremers, CODATA-Germany
  • Ralf Laue, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau
  • Henrik Leopold, Kühne University & Hasso Plattner Institute
  • Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
  • Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Daniel Moldt, University of Hamburg
  • Markus Nüttgens, University of Hamburg
  • Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Hansjuergen Paul, Institute for Work and Technology
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm
  • Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna
  • Stefan Strecker, University of Hagen
  • Gottfried Vossen, University Münster
  • Matthias Weidlich, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Mathias Weske, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam