CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 10th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, August 19-22, Innsbruck, Austria


Semantic technology moving towards interoperability:
Join the 10th International Conference on Electronic Commerce

ICEC08 brings together the top of the scientific research community in 
e-commerce and e-business from all over the world

Innsbruck, Austria, August 19-22, 2008

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.

ICEC08 will be held in Innsbruck, Austria, and will feature:
• invited keynote presentations
• panels on topical issues on technology, business and public policy
• paper presentations on emerging and continuing research issues
• tutorial and workshop program
• demonstrations and posters
• doctoral consortium

The conference is 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 
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.
All ICEC accepted papers are published in the ACM digital library.

Organising Committee

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Hannes Werthner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Academic Program Co-Chairs:
Jups Heikkilä, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Terry R. Payne, University of Southampton, UK

Workshop Chair:
Marianna Sigala, University of Aegean, Greece

Tutorial Chair:
Manfred Hauswirth, University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Demo and Poster Chair:
Marco Zapletal, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Doctoral Consortium Chair:
Elena Simperl, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Local Organisation, Publicity and Sponsorship Chair
Peter Mirski, MCI Innsbruck, Austria

University of Innsbruck
ICT Building
Technikerstrasse 21a

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Received on Wednesday, 18 June 2008 12:58:52 UTC