Blockchain Technologies in Enterprise Modeling and Enterprise Information Systems


Call for Papers - Special Issue

Blockchain Technologies in Enterprise Modeling and Enterprise Information Systems


  • Hans-Georg Fill, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Peter Fettke, Saarland University and DFKI, Germany
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria

In this special issue we seek for high-quality contributions investigating the use of blockchains and their underlying technologies in the area of enterprise modeling and for enterprise information systems. Blockchains constitute a new paradigm for decentralized information systems with implications both on a managerial and a technical level. After a first hype that originated mainly from their successful use in cryptocurrencies, blockchains are now being evaluated for innovative enterprise applications. In this context, the use of modeling techniques plays an important role for the well-structured design, evaluation, and deployment of such applications. This concerns both the use of general-purpose modeling methods as well as domain-specific modeling methods. Furthermore, the integration of blockchain technologies in traditional enterprise information systems is studied for domains such as enterprise resource planning systems, for business process execution, for interorganizational collaboration or for the distributed storage of organizational knowledge.

Possible Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Use of enterprise modeling methods for blockchain-based applications
  • Domain-specific modeling methods for blockchain-based applications
  • Blockchain-based execution of enterprise models such as business processes, enterprise architecture models or software models
  • Architectures for the integration of blockchains in enterprise information systems
  • Storage, distribution, processing, and management aspects of enterprise models using blockchains
  • Process mining in combination with enterprise models and blockchains

Associate Editors

  • Stephan Aier, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Saïd Assar, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School, France
  • Claudio Di Ciccio, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Marlon Dumas, University of Tatu, Estonia
  • Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Bernhard Haslhofer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Wolfgang Klas, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Julius Köpke, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Edy Portmann, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Stefan Schulte, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Susanne Strahringer, Technical University of Dresden, Germany


  • Publication and Distribution of the CfP: February 2019
  • Deadline for Paper Submission: August 31, 2019
  • First round of reviews completed: October 31, 2019
  • Submission of revisions if needed: November 30, 2019
  • Second round of reviews completed: December 15, 2019
  • Final submission: December 31, 2019
  • Publication of Special Issue February, 2020

Submissions must adhere to the author guidelines for EMISAJ, which can be found at When submitting the article in the submission system, please make sure to select the section "Special Issue on Blockchain Technologies in EM and EIS". Please note that EMISAJ is a True Open Access journal (no author fees, no exclusive rights to publish). EMISAJ is indexed in DBLP, EBSCO, and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).


  • Fill, H.-G. (2019): Applying the Concept of Knowledge Blockchains to Ontologies, AAAI Spring Symposium 2019, AAAI.
  • Fill, H.-G. and Härer, F. (2018): Knowledge Blockchains: Applying Blockchain Technologies to Enterprise Modeling, HICSS'51, AIS, pp.4045-4054.
  • Mendling, J. et al. (2018): Blockchains for Business Process Management - Challenges and Opportunities. ACM Trans. Management Inf. Syst. 9(1): 4:1-4:16.