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Tenth International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2008), Innsbruck, Austria, August 18-22, 2008

From: Terry Payne <trp@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 14:10:19 +0000
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Tenth International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2008)
Innsbruck, Austria, August 18-22, 2008

2nd Call for Papers

The adoption and ubiquity of modern Internet access provides rich and  
varied opportunities for innovation and improvement of businesses.  
Over recent years, developments have led to a shift in the way  
business is conducted, from providing new and innovative service  
frameworks for B2B, to increasingly sophisticated, Web 2.0 services to  
improve the B2C user experience. Simultaneously, advances in the use  
of devices, as well as AI techniques have provided better and more  
varied access to e-commerce systems as well as facilitating greater  
autonomy in the way business is conducted. The Internet offers unique  
opportunities for individuals, businesses and governments to seek new  
ways of providing novel services, both qualitatively and  
quantitatively at substantially lower costs. Although many challenges  
remain, advances in Service Oriented Architectures and Semantic Web  
have opened up new models and avenues for research and exploitation.

The International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC) provides a  
forum to share invaluable experience of good practices and pitfalls in  
strategy planning, design, development, engineering and implementation  
of e-services. Now in its tenth year, it returns again to Austria,  
after having been hosted in places as diverse as China, Canada, and  
The Netherlands.

ICEC 2008 will feature
* invited keynote presentations
* panels on topical issues on technology, business and public policy
* refereed paper presentations on emerging and continuing research  
* tutorials and workshops in seven thematic tracks
* demonstration and posters
* an exhibition, and
* a doctoral consortium

The conference will be organized into several tracks, which focus on  
the latest developments and innovations in e-commerce in the following  
areas of interest:
1.Business-to-business e-commerce: adoption of IOS, technologies for  
interoperable processes, and e-collaboration for global reach;
2.Business-to-consumer e-commerce: trends, problem areas, and  
solutions with emphasis on emerging markets;
3.E-government, policy and law: state-of-the-art and future regulation  
of e-commerce, including public strategies in limiting illicit  
activities and copyright violations;
4.Business/Enterprise Architectures: state-of-the-art and strategies  
for unifying extended enterprise resource base;
5.Mobile and pervasive commerce: alternative interaction metaphors  
that facilitate context aware, geo-spatially relevant services to  
users in novel environments;
6.Electronic Markets and Multiagent Systems: autonomous, intelligent,  
decentralized systems, that utilized AI-based and game-theoretic  
approaches to facilitate both heuristic and theoretically sound  
decision making;
7.Semantic Web ontologies, rules and services: decentralized knowledge- 
based systems and methodologies that support the exchange of  
information (including workflows, policies, services and ontological  
knowledge) in dynamic and heterogeneous environments.

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality research papers  
describing the latest research and developments in the above-mentioned  
fields. Submissions encompassing other areas are welcome, but authors  
are advised to contact program chairs to discuss relevance before  

Instructions for Authors
Papers should not have been submitted for review, accepted for  
publication, or already published elsewhere. All submitted papers will  
be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance  
and clarity. All accepted papers will be published in the conference  
proceedings. Initial submissions for review should be no longer than  
10 pages. Papers must be submitted in PDF, according to the ACM  
Proceedings Format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html).

Workshop and Tutorials
Workshops and tutorials provide a useful channel to report on the  
latest trends in e-commerce, to discuss challenges and achievements  
and to inform others about cutting-edge technology and methods. They  
are designed for both academia and industry, and include interactive  
sessions wherein participants engage in collaborative learning, as  
audience members can expect to be actively included in discussions and  
debate during the sessions. Organizers are asked to submit a 5 page  
proposal, including a description of topics / content, aims, envisaged  
audience and agenda.

Doctoral Consortium
The Doctoral Consortium aims at bringing together doctoral students  
within the fields of e-commerce / e-business to open their work up to  
discussion in an international forum, and to obtain feedback from  
their fellow scientists with respect to both topic-specific research  
issues and research methodology. Students will be asked to submit an  
extended abstract, structured in accordance to a pre-defined template.  
The focus is on the key methodological components required for a sound  
research narrative. Priority will be given to 1st/2nd year PhD  
students; as they are still in the process of defining the scope of  
their research. However, all PhD students are welcome and encouraged  
to apply.

Demonstration and Poster
ICEC hosts a demo track providing a stage for demonstrating cutting  
edge applications in the field of electronic commerce. Demo  
applications may comprise of academic prototypes as well as commercial  
innovations from industry. The demo track takes place on one afternoon  
during the conference. Submissions should describe the application in  
no more than 2 pages. Accepted authors are expected to prepare a  
poster depicting the application's functionality.

Important Dates
Electronic paper submission: March 14, 2008
Paper notification of acceptance: May 14, 2008
Camera-ready versions: June 13, 2008
Workshop / tutorial proposals: May 5, 2008
Workshop notification: June 13, 2008
Doctoral Consortium paper: May 5, 2008
Doctoral Consortium notification: June 9, 2008
Camera-ready versions: June 23, 2008
Demonstration / poster: May 5, 2008
Notification: June 13, 2008

Associated events: August 18, 2008
Conference dates: August 19-22, 2008

All submissions must be submitted electronically using the  
conference's online submission and review system available at http://www.icec08.org/ 
, where detailed calls for the respective conference parts will be  

Conference Co-Chairs
* Dieter Fensel (dieter.fensel@sti2.at), STI Innsbruck, Leopold- 
Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria
* Hannes Werthner (hannes.werthner@ec.tuwien.ac.at), Vienna University  
of Technology, Austria

Academic Program Co-Chairs
* Jukka Heikkila (jups@cc.jyu.fi), Department of Computer Science &  
Information Systems, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
* Terry Payne (trp@ecs.soton.ac.uk), School of Electronics & Computer  
Science, University of Southampton, UK

Responsible Track Chairs
1.Business-to-business e-commerce
* Robert Johnston (robert.johnston@ucd.ie), University of Melbourne,  
* Kai Riemer (wikari@wi.uni-muenster.de), Westfalische Wilhelms  
University M¸nster, Germany
2.Business-to-consumer e-commerce
* Zhangxi Lin (zhangxi.lin@gmail.com), Texas Tech University, Lubbock,  
US, and Southwest University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu,  
Sichuan, China
* Nikos Mylonopoulous (nmylonop@alba.edu.gr), ALBA, Athens, Greece
3.E-government, policy and law
* Weiling Ke (wke@clarkson.edu), School of Business, Clarkson  
University, New York, US
* Juha Laine (juha.laine@soberit.hut.fi), Helsinki University of  
Technology, Finland
4.Business/Enterprise Architectures
* Lea Kutvonen (lea.kutvonen@cs.helsinki.fi), Department of Computer  
Science, Helsinki University, Finland
* Jorge Sanz (jorges@us.ibm.com), IBM, Almaden, US
5.Mobile and pervasive commerce
* Ora Lassila (ora@lassila.org), Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, MA,  
* Enrico Rukzio (rukzio@comp.lancs.ac.uk), Computing Department,  
Lancaster University, UK
6.Electronic Markets and Multiagent Systems
* Peyman Faratin (peyman@mit.edu), MIT, Cambridge, MA
* Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar (jar@iiia.csic.es), IIIA, Autonomous  
University Barcelona, Spain
7.Semantic Web ontologies, rules and services
* Richard Benjamins (rbenjamins@isoco.com), iSOCO MADRID, Madrid, Spain
* David Martin (martin@ai.sri.com), SRI International, Santa Clara,  

Organisational as well as Publicity and Sponsorship chair
* Peter Mirski (peter.mirski@mci.edu), MCI Innsbruck, Austria
Workshop Chair
* Marianna Sigala (m.sigala@aegean.gr), University of Aegean, Greece
Tutorial Chair
* Manfred Hauswirth (manfred.hauswirth@deri.org), DERI, National  
University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Doctoral Consortium Chair
* Elena Simperl (elena.simperl@sti2.at), STI Innsbruck, Leopold- 
Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria
Demo and Poster Chair
* Marco Zapletal (marco.zapletal@ec.tuwien.ac.at), Vienna University  
of Technology, Austria
Industrial Liaison and Exhibition Chair
* Marcus Spiefl (marcus.spies@sti2.at), STI Innsbruck, Leopold- 
Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria

Terry R. Payne, PhD.                | http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~trp/index.html
School of Elec. & Comp Sci       | Skype: cappuccinofreak        [AIM:  
University of Southampton         | Voice: +44(0)23 8059 8343   [Fax:  
8059 2865]
Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK    | Email: trp@ecs.soton.ac.uk

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