Business & Information Systems Engineering

Document Type

Research Paper


This article reflects on existing and emerging future challenges arising in the area of “evolutionary business in- formation systems”, a class of systems that demand an evolutionary software development process and which sup- port secondary design of various con- ceptual layers. We place both existing contributions and future research op- portunities in context by referring to an idealized, preliminary system archi- tecture. Finally, we emphasize our plu- ralistic perspective on the research ob- ject and the resulting need for method- ological flexibility in the sense of inter- disciplinary configurations of research methods.