Special Session on Digital Business Networks (DBN 2011)


The dynamic growth of ICT in the last few years has initiated a transition of well-developed and developing economies in the direction of an information society. On the basis of this information "order", a new economy called informational, global or network-ized has grown. The new economy has caused changes in the logic of enterprise organization. Knowledge, unique resources and key competences are being brought to the foreground. Increasing competitiveness is forcing a new organizational model characterized by newer and faster alliances created more frequently. These are formed on an international as well as local scale, between different industries, markets, spheres of activity, or individual enterprises and lead to a network-ized organization model. All functions of an organization which are not part of its basic activity and which may be fulfilled more process and cost-effective by other parties are assigned outside. The aim of Digital Business Networks (DBN 2011) special session is the presentations of the new organizational models which based on networks and virtuality and constitute a response to the changes brought about by the era of the information society.

Topics of interests

A list of interested topics for this session, but not limited to, is provided below:

  • Technologies and applications on business networks
  • Modeling and simulation of business processes
  • Cloud computing in business networks
  • Artificial intelligence in economy network
  • Multi-agent systems in business networks
  • Dynamic organizational issues and distributed agents
  • Simulation experiments of business models and scenarios
  • Semantic web in digital economy
  • Virtual organizations
  • Networking strategies
  • e-supply chains
  • e-logistics
  • e-sourcing
  • Vision and discussion papers on digital business network
  • Novel business models and automations in the digital economy
  • e-Business standards
  • Enterprise architecture and implementation issues
  • Real-world applications and business scenarios

Information for authors

Papers should be the original and unpublished work. The proceedings are planned to be published by Springer-Verlag in series LNCS (LNAI). Submitted papers must follow the format requirements as detailed in the “Information for LNCS Authors” section, available from the web site www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0. Please note that the maximum paper length is 10 pages. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors, who must register for the conference.

Important dates

Submission of papers: 15 April 2011 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: 8 May 2011
Camera ready papers submission: 15 May 2011


Dr. Arkadiusz Kawa
Poznań University of Economics, al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań, Poland
e-mail: arkadiusz.kawa@ue.poznan.pl

Mr. Konrad Fuks
Poznań University of Economics, al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań, Poland
e-mail: konrad.fuks@ue.poznan.pl