Call for Papers (CfP): Special Issue Towards the Future of Enterprise Systems


Submission Deadline: 31st March 2022



Enterprise systems have long played an important role in businesses of various sizes. With the increasing complexity of today's business relationships, specialized application systems are being used more and more. This raises the question of the future role of enterprise systems. In particular, the integrative, all-encompassing approach of early system versions is in question. 

In order for ERP systems to continue to fulfil their essential role, the systems must adapt to the new needs of organizations. From an architectural perspective, this requires adaptations at all major architectural levels of ERP systems architecture. 

This issue covers topics that contribute to the future role of enterprise systems. This include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Architecture of Enterprise Systems
  • Reference Models for Enterprise Systems and Processes
  • Industry-specific adoption of Enterprise Systems
  • Enterprise Architecture Management (System & Interface Management)
  • Interoperability of Enterprise Systems with the firm and along the supply-chain
  • Decision Support (Data-driven decisions)
  • User Interface: Usability, Personalization of Enterprise Systems, Mobile ERP, New forms of interaction (e.g., speech recognition in ES)
  • Decision Support for managerial decision on Enterprise Systems (e.g., Cloud vs. On-Premises vs. Hybrid)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Enterprise Systems (Sales, Procurement,  Logistics, Financial Accounting, Master Data Management)
  • ERP as (Software) Platforms: Openness of ERP systems, new level of modularity of Enterprise Systems (Extensions)
  • Processes and Workflows in Enterprise Systems (Workflow Management Systems as part of Enterprise Systems)
  • Database Approaches in Enterprise Systems

Submissions may include but are not limited to research papers (conceptual, theoretical, and empirical studies), as well as case studies, and best practices with managerial guidance.