Call for Papers

CfP for the AMCIS 2018 Mini Track



This mini track serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of new and innovative approaches to business models beyond e-commerce for coping with the challenges of the digital economy as well as digital transformation. We consider an economy based on the digitization of information and the respective information and communication infrastructure as the digital economy. This new type of economy implies not only technological but also and especially structural and process-related challenges and potentials. The way in which economic value is created will change fundamentally in the digital economy and thus transform the structure of economies and societies. 

This evolution will radically alter intra- and inter-organizational processes and structures of businesses as well as further organizations including governmental authorities leading to the digital economy. New and innovative products and services are emerging, new infrastructures – market services as well as technological means – are enabling the digital economy.

All of these developments characterize the emerging digital economy and cause new challenges businesses, as well as further organizations, have to cope with. This clearly will have a major impact on how business models have to be designed. Therefore this mini track addresses all topics concerned with the analysis, design, development, implementation, and control of future business models for the creation of economic value in the digital economy from a communication, organizational, business, economic, and managerial perspective applying a theoretical, conceptual, or practical approach.

Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Challenges and foundations of the digital economy
  • Analytical and architectural frameworks for new business models
  • Business model generation and innovation
  • Disruptive business models in the digital economy
  • Digital transformation
  • Digital ecosystems
  • Blockchain technology
  • Digitally enhanced products
  • Industry 4.0 / Industrial Internet/ smart factory/ Internet of things 
  • Conversational commerce
  • Social media and social networks based business models/ social commerce 
  • Design and modeling approaches/ methods
  • Evaluation and simulation techniques/ approaches 
  • Industry perspectives on business models
  • Challenges of converging industries, e.g.:
    • Mobility
    • Financial industry (e.g., Fintech/ InsurTech
    • Media industry 
    • Telecommunications

You are cordially invited to submit your research to the mini track!

Important Dates:


For more information visit the AMCIS 2018 website.


February 28, 2018:  Deadline for Paper Submission

April 178, 2018:  Decisions made for Completed Research, ERFs submissions

April 25, 2018:  Authors submit camera-ready revision of their papers

TBA: Final decisions on AMCIS 2018 program are made.


Information about the submission process can be found on the AMCIS 2018 website


Mini Track Chair:


Hans-Dieter Zimmermann

hansdieter.zimmermann (at) 

FHS St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences

9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland