Logistics: Journal of LOGISTICS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ISSN: 0957-6053 2003.

CfP - Special issue on ERP and EAI

THEMES: Logistics
YEAR: 2003
CfP Special Issue: ERP & EAI
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Special Issue on
Enterprise Resource Planning and Enterprise Application Integration

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems form nowadays the
infrastructure of many organisations worldwide. As business operating
systems they support the core business functions ranging from
procurement over production, sales to accounting, cost management and

human resource management. However, they hardly can cover the entire
IT landscape and satisfy all individual requirements. Consequently,
the efficient integration of ERP with legacy systems and best-of-
breed solutions becomes a main success factor for benefits
realisation. Further demand for ERP integration results out of the
increasingly important design and implementation of collaborative
solutions such as Supply Chain Management.
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) comprises a range of
solutions that facilitate the integration of such business
applications. It aims at integrating individual applications into a
seamless whole, enabling business processes and data to speak to one
another across applications.
EAI further increases business agility by facilitating the adoption
of new applications in a flexible way and thereby supporting the
rapid creation of new products and services. Further integration
potential is provided by Web Services. These standardized services
integrate data and processes on the basis of a set of loosely related

approaches which hide any technical implementation details except the

Web serving as the basic transport

While the area of ERP itself attracted significant interest of
researchers, the actual integration of ERP solutions on the base of
Enterprise Application Integration can be regarded as not
sufficiently explored. The objective of this Special Issue is to
contribute to the understanding and development of Enterprise
Application Integration in the context of ERP.

Areas of interest of this Special Issue include but are
not limited to:
- ERP and E-Business
- Collaborative Enterprise Application Integration
- Conceptual Models for Integration Management
- Analytical Application Integration
- Integration of Intranet, Extranet, and Internet
- Technology Adoption in ERP: Media Integration, Stationary
and Mobile Application, Speech Recognition, etc.
- Product Data Management Integration
- Life Cycle Management Integration
- Knowledge Management Integration
- Web Services and component ware in EAI and ERP
- Costs and Benefits of EAI
- Implementation Issues and Critical Success Factors of EAI

About the Journal

Logistics Information Management
is an international journal that keeps pace with the plethora of
current and developing techniques and applications about the
logistics of information management. This journal publishes a wide
range of material from internationally distinguished experts.
Scholarly examinations of the latest theory and practice in the
world's leading teaching and research institutions are augmented by
contributions from senior business managers and consultants, who
report on specific case studies together with issues
associated with information management and strategy.

Submission Details

Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions
and should not be under consideration for any other publication at
the same time. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant
that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright.

Detailed notes for contributors can be found at:

The Call for papers is also available at:

Submissions should be sent to one of the guest editors of this
Special Issue.

Important Dates

Paper Submissions: 1 April 2003
Notification of Acceptance: 1 June 2003
Camera Ready Submission: 1 August 2003
Publication: January 2004

Guest Editors

Dr Peter Loos
Chair of Information Systems & Management
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Dr Michael Rosemann
Associate Professor
Director of the Centre for
Information Technology Innovation
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia

Dr Marinos Themistocleous
Department of Information Systems and Computing
Brunel University
Uxbridge Middlesex,
UB8 3PH (UK)

mit besten Gruessen
P. Loos
Prof. Dr. Peter Loos
Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz
Lehrstuhl Wirtschaftsinformatik und BWL
D-55099 Mainz, Germany

loos@wiwi.uni-mainz.de, http://wi.bwl.uni-mainz.de
phone: +49/6131/39-22734, fax: -22185