eCommerce & Internet Governance


Sousse, Tunisia, 19-20 Oct 2007; Deadline 12 Mar

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Date: Mon 29 Jan 2007 17.33 +0100
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La Rochelle Business School (Groupe Sup de Co, France), the Faculté des Sciences de l’Administration (Laval University, Canada), the Cerege (University of Poitiers, France),

are pleased to announce the First Global Conference on

« eCommerce & Internet Governance »

October 19-20, 2007, in Sousse (Tunisia)

with the Association Information & Management (AIM), the Internet Society, the Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce (JIBC), La Rochelle University and the support of the European Social Fund.


This essential conference seeks to establish a vibrant and constructive global dialogue between senior industry executives, investors, central bankers, government policymakers and leading academics on how to radically improve eCommerce effectiveness and Internet Governance which includes the governance of Internet infrastructures, the governance of the content exchanged through the Internet, and the governance of organisations in the context of the information society. The plenary sessions will address issues and action plans, seeking to develop ideas and collaboration, to bring about the required change to overcome the structural difficulties which this critical industry currently faces.

Speakers with international reputations will give their views on the future of the eCommerce and Internet Governance which are strongly interdependent. We are also calling on the gurus of the new economy who have made it on the Internet to present on how we can steer eBusinesses in a better directions and to share the frustration of those who have failed. The conference will provide a forum for the dissemination of research accomplishments and promote interaction and collaboration between the researchers and practitioners.

Expected attendees are senior government executives, lawyers, central bankers, senior representatives from banking and insurance industry, corporate executives with strong interest in eCommerce, venture and private capital analysts, IT solution providers and management consultants and leading academics.

You can participate submitting a paper or organizing a workshop. Workshop organizers have the autonomy in promoting their sessions, reviewing the papers collected by them, appointing the possible additional reviewers for the session papers, accepting invited  papers or talks (i.e. non reviewed papers), chairing their respective session(s) and appointing their co-organizer and/or co-chair.

Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:

  • Governance of Internet infrastructure, management of DNS
  • Security in network, system and application
  • Legal intercept and privacy on Internet
  • Intellectual property and digital rights in the context of the Internet
  • eBusiness infrastructure, system and application
  • Supply chain management
  • IT acceptation in organisations
  • B to B and B to C commerce
  • New services, new usages
  • Quality of eServices
  • IT strategies and eBusiness models
  • eGovernment and democracy
  • Intelligent agents and avatars
  • Application sectors : eFinance & eTourism

Benefits of Attending

  • Assess new critical developments in the economic & management aspects of eCommerce, Internet Governance,
  • Network with the key decision makers and academic experts in effectiveness, profitability, accountability and investment climate of eCommerce and Internet Governance,
  • Participate in building and supporting a business community of executives, investors, central bankers, government policymakers and academics,
  • Examine new eCommerce investment opportunities,
  • Shape the dialogue between the industry, investors, academia and governments,
  • Evaluate the leading international centers for study of the economic and management aspects of
  • eCommerce & Internet Governance,
  • Influence the future directions of research,
  • For academics – obtain a rich set of teaching material, benefit from the insights of industry executives and improve communication with the business and government stakeholders

The technical program of eCommerce & Internet Governance 2007 Conference will consist of keynote speeches, paper presentation and workshops of the oral presentations.

Full Papers: The conference is soliciting on all non-technical aspects of electronic commerce & Internet governance. Submitted papers will be evaluated on significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. They should clearly establish the research and practical industrial contributions. All papers will be anonymously evaluated by two field experts. All accepted papers will be provided an oral presentation at the conference. Depending on the number and nature of accepted papers, there may be variation in the lengths of the oral presentations.

Workshops and Tutorials: Proposals are invited for high-quality half-day workshops and tutorials.
Proposals should include a two-page description and motivation for the topic of the workshop, the full name and address of the workshop speaker(s), a concise description of the contents and goals of the workshop with a few keywords for each section, a rough estimate of the time spent on each section, the level of the workshop, the target audience, the required audience experience, and the speaker(s) biography with the listing of similar successful workshops presented in the past.

Best Student Paper Award: All the papers, in which student/research scholar is the first author, will be considered for the Best Student Paper Award. The award will carry a prize and waiver of conference fees.

Conference Publication : Speakers wishing to have their papers considered for inclusion in the Special Issues of Journal of Internet banking and Commerce
( should clearly indicate their intention when registering. Information about the journal can be obtained form the conference Web site. Further, all accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM. A conference volume is also planned for publication with Pearson education.


Important Dates:
March 12, 2007 Final date for abstract submission (200 words maximum)
April 6, 2007 Notification of Abstract Acceptance/ Rejection
May 25, 2007 Final date for paper submission
June 30, 2007 Notification of Paper Acceptance/Rejection
September 7, 2007 Final paper submission required
Final date for ‘Early-Bird’ discount
October 19–20, 2007 Conference Period

Registration :

Register your Interest

You may register an interest in attending only, or in presenting a paper at the conference. This registration of interest is obligation free, and will enable the conference organisers to keep you regularly updated via email.

Submit an Abstract

You may submit your abstract online whilst registering your interest to present. Again this registration of interest is obligation free, and will enable the conference organisers to keep you regularly updated via email. An abstract of 400 words maximum should be submitted on or before March 12, 2007. It may be useful to view the suggested scope of themes for the conference when considering submitting a paper.

Register Online

Email (or download and fax) your registration form to the conference organisers. Discounts are offered for registering with payment received prior to September 7.

Registration Fees (Earlybird : before September 7, 2007)

                                                     Earlybird Regular
Professor and researcher, ITS, AIM or ISOC Member        200 € 250 €
Professor and researcher,  Non-ITS, AIM or ISOC Member   280 € 330 €
Firms or organisations, ITS, AIM or ISOC Member          300 € 350 €
Firms or organisations, Non-ITS, AIM or ISOC Member      380 € 420 €
Student                                                  170 € 200 €

Registration includes:

  • Entry to all sessions and communications/exhibition room
  • Conference diner
  • Daily morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch on both days
  • Satchel containing Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM, conference program and other important material


Ass. Prof. Nikhil AGARWAL, SPJIMR, India
Prof. Fahim AKHTER, Zayed University, UAE
Prof. Jacky AKOKA, CNAM Paris
Prof. Kim Viborg ANDERSEN, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Mr. Sébastien BACHOLLET, president, ISOC France
Prof. Serge BAILE, Université de Toulouse & ESC Toulouse, France
Prof. Michel BENAROCH, Syracuse University, USA
Prof. Christophe BENAVENT – Université Paris 10 – CEROS
Prof. François BERGERON, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Prof. Nicolas BERLAND, IAE de Poitiers
Prof. Laurent BOURDEAU, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Prof. Olivier BOMSEL, CERNA, Ecole des Mines de Paris
Prof. Eric BROUSSEAU, Université de Paris 10
Prof. Teuta CATA, Northern Kentucky University, USA
Prof. Hock CHAN, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. Wallace CHIGONA, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Prof. David C. CHOU, Eastern Michigan University, USA
Prof. Dragan CISIC, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Prof. Prakash L. DHEERIYA, California State University, USA
Mr. Luc FAUBERT, Président, ISOC Québec
Prof. Gavin FINNIE, Bond University, Australia
Prof. Brian GARNER, Deakin University, Australia
Prof. Stéphane GAUVIN, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Mr. Nahum GOLDMANN, JIBC publisher & University of Ottawa, Canada
Prof. M HART, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Prof. Georges HENAULT, ex vice president, Ottawa University, Canada
Prof. Phil JOYCE, Swinburne University, Australia
Prof. Michel KALIKA, Université Paris Dauphine
Mr. Khaled KOUBAA, president, ISOC Tunisia
Mr. Raj Kumar PRASAD, Commonwealth Centre for e-Gov, India
Prof. Michel LANGLOIS, UQAM – Université du Québec à Montréal, Québec, Canada
Prof. Feng LI, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Prof. Moez LIMAYEM, President, AIM, Ecole des HEC Lausanne, Suizerland
Prof. Javier LOPEZ, University of Malaga, Spain
Prof. Gary MADDEN, Curtin Business School, Western Australia
Prof. Massimo MECELLA, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Prof. Alemayehu MOLLA, Manchester University, UK
Prof. Yvon PESQUEUX, Cnam, France
Prof. Yoan PINZON, King’s College London, UK
Prof. H.A. (Erik) PROPER, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Prof. Jean-Michel SAHUT, Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle, Cerege, France
Ass Prof. Michael SCHIPP, Curtin Business School, Western Australia
Prof. Susan V SCOTT, London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
Prof. Bala SHANMUGAM, Monash University, Australia
Prof. Jean-François TRINQUECOSTE, Université Bordeaux 4, France
Prof. Jean-Michel YOLIN, Ecole des Mines de Paris


Prof. Laurent BOURDEAU Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Prof. Jean-Michel SAHUT Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle & Cerege
Ass Prof. Sébastien TRAN Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle & Cerege
Amir HASNAOUI Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle & Cerege

For any further information, please contact :
Prof. Jean-Michel SAHUT, General Committee Chair
Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle, 102 rue de Coureilles, 17000 La Rochelle, tel : +33 (0)5 46 51 77 00