IRMA 2007


E-Business Research Track of 2007 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Vancouver, 19-23 May; Deadline 4 Oct 2006

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Call for Papers
(Submission Deadline: October 4, 2006)

E-Business Research Track of 2007 Information Resources Management Association International Conference

May 19-23, 2007
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
Vancouver, Canada

CONFERENCE THEME: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology

Submission Deadline October 4, 2006
Notification of Acceptance/Rejections November 24, 2006
Final Submission Due January 10, 2007
Early Registration Ends January 10, 2007
Conference Period May 19-23, 2007

Nir Kshetri, co-chair, University of North Carolina, USA (
In Lee, co-chair, Western Illinois University, USA (

The emergence of electronic business is one of the most profound changes that revolutionized the process of buying, selling, and exchanging products and services over the Internet. Companies across the world are rapidly adopting e-business technologies. According to Gartner Group, the worldwide e-business market reached $8.5 trillion in 2005. Organizations and customers have access to vast amounts of data, information, and services that are not limited in time or space. There is a growing demand in electronic business research that will provide insights into issues, challenges, and solutions related to the successful application and management aspects of electronic business.  The E-Business Research track of the IRMA International Conference invites papers that advance the knowledge and practice of all facets of electronic business.
Quality submissions to this track will be further considered for publication in the International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR). Please visit the website at for further details.

E-Business Research Track encourages the submission of research papers, and panel and workshop proposals in the following areas (but not limited to):

  • E-business models and architectures
  • Applications of new technologies to e-business
  • E-procurement methods
  • Online advertising
  • E-business systems integration
  • Electronic markets and infrastructures
  • Trends in e-business models and technologies
  • Electronic supply chain management and the Internet-based EDI
  • Valuing e-business assets
  • Evaluation methodologies for e-business systems
  • E-business technology investment strategies
  • E-business process modeling and simulation studies
  • Intelligent agent technologies and their impacts
  • Web-based languages, application dev. methodologies, and tools
  • Developing and managing middleware to support e-business
  • Digital libraries
  • E-Business in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • E-business in developing countries
  • Methodological issues in e-business research
  • The emergence of M-business
  • 3G m-business applications

Submissions for the IRMA2007 International Conference may be submitted in the following categories (all submissions will undergo a double-blind, peer review by at least three external expert reviewers):

Full Length Submissions:
Those individuals interested may submit a full length (no more than 4000 words, including references and title page, with a maximum of 5 figures/tables), original, and previously unpublished, conceptual or empirical research manuscript for review and decision by October 4, 2006. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their entirety (no more than 4000 words) OR as a 3000 word mini-paper, as recommended by the reviewers. High quality papers will be considered for further review and possible inclusion in an IRMA official journal. In addition, the best paper in terms of quality and suitability to the theme of the conference will be awarded the “Best Paper” Award

Research-in-Progress Submissions:
Those individuals interested may submit research-in-progress proposals or a summary of tentative results of the study to date in 500-1000 words by October 4, 2006. Authors of accepted research-in-progress proposals will then be asked to forward a paper (no more than 2,000 words with a maximum of 3 figures/tables) by January 10, 2007 for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Panel, Workshop, Tutorial and Symposium Submissions:
Individuals interested in conducting a panel, workshop, symposium or tutorial dealing with technological, managerial, professional, teaching, societal, national or international issues of information technology management are invited to submit a 500-1000 word proposal covering the objectives, issues to be covered, and the names/addresses of any other panel, workshop, tutorial/symposium members. Method of presentation is at the submitter’s discretion; however, the submitter has the responsibility for providing his/her own participants (such as panel members). All accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings. (Note: All panel, workshop, tutorial/symposium members must register and pay for the conference.) Panel presenters should know that during the conference, an LCD projector, screen and laptop computer will be provided by the association for each presentation. Any additional equipment needed for the panel, workshop, tutorial or symposium is at the discretion of the presenter, and it will be his or her responsibility to provide the extra equipment.

 (All submissions must be received by October 4, 2006.)

  1. Manuscripts must not exceed 4000 words for full length submissions; 500-1000 words for research-in-progress summary/proposals; and 1000 words for panel, workshop, tutorial, and symposium proposals.
  2. Must be submitted through the IRMA2007 web-based review system. (A link for this system will be provided at a later date.)
  3. Submitted papers must not currently be under review by any other publication or conference.
  4. The number of submissions by an author (including joint authorship) is strictly limited to a maximum of two submissions.

IRMA will be using a web-based submission and review process for all manuscripts submitted to IRMA2007. Please register all manuscripts at:

Authors of accepted papers (at least one person per submission), panel, workshop, tutorial session chairs and panel members MUST register and attend the conference.

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, program chair, IRMA2007 International Conference

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In Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Department of Information Management and Decision Sciences
College of Business and Technology
Western Illinois University