Business Informatics takes a systematic and analytic approach in aligning business intelligence, information science, and computer engineering into an engineering science for businesses. The core element of business informatics is a methodological approach for describing, explaining, predicting, and designing information and communication models, architectures, and systems for the business environment. Business informatics is a discipline combining several fields of study, including information technology (IT), informatics, and management, to develop the new scientific foundation for business engineering. The Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems (TCBIS) is formerly known as Technical Committee on Electronic Commerce (TCEC).
The Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems (TCBIS) sponsors professional meetings, publishes newsletters and other documents, sets guidelines for educational programs, and it helps co-ordinate academic, funding agency, and industry activities in the above areas. The TCBIS organizes annual conferences. In addition, TCBIS plans to publish a newsletter to help IEEE/Computer Society members keep abreast of the events occurring within this field.