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Special Session
Special Session on
Conceptual Modeling for Digital Transformation
 - CM4DT 2021

25 - 27 October, 2021

Within the 13th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2021


Thorsten Haendler
University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna
Brief Bio
Dr. Thorsten Haendler is Senior Researcher and Head of Media Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). His research interests cover fields of software engineering and information systems, including software architecture and refactoring, model-driven engineering, process management, serious games and gamification, software-engineering education/training as well as digital technologies. He is PC member of several international conferences. Furthermore, he consults with companies on software-development practices and gamification techniques.
Josef Frysak
University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communications in Vienna (FH-Wien of WKW)

Brief Bio
Dr. Josef Frysak works at the Department of Digital Economy at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communications in Vienna (FH-Wien of WKW). 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. He held and still holds various courses on UML-Modeling, Business Information Systems and Digital Transformation at different Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria.


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.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following aspects of conceptual models (CM) in relation to digital transformation (DT):
  • CM for knowledge management, decision-making, and strategies related to DT
  • CM for modeling organizational structures and processes related to DT
  • CM for modeling system architectures, infrastructures, and behavior
  • CM for modeling concepts (e.g. structural or dynamic aspects) of digital technologies and application fields such as AI, machine learning, data analytics, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, blockchain, process automation, or virtual reality etc.
  • CM for modeling interactions between humans and computers/machines/robots as well as interactions between other system stakeholders in the context of DT
  • CM for modeling knowledge, skills 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. E-Learning, computer games, FinTech)


Paper Submission: July 30, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 8, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 17, 2021 (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 Web of Science / 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


IC3K Special Sessions - CM4DT 2021
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