ICEC 2008


Tenth International Conference on Electronic Commerce, Innsbruck, 18-22 Aug 2008; Deadline 29 Feb

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ICEC 2008

Tenth International Conference on Electronic Commerce
Innsbruck, August 18-22, 2008
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 issues
  • 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: trends, problem areas, and solutions with emphasis on emerging markets;
  2. Business-to-consumer e-commerce: adoption of IOS, technologies for interoperable processes, and e-collaboration for global reach;
  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 submission.

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: February 29, 2008
Paper notification of acceptance: April 30, 2008
Camera-ready versions: May 30, 2008
Workshop/tutorial proposals: February 29, 2008
Workshop notification: April 30, 2008
Doctoral Consortium paper: May 5, 2008
Doctoral Consortium notification: June 9, 2008
Camera-ready versions: June 23, 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, where detailed calls for the respective conference parts will be available.


Conference Co-Chairs

  • Dieter Fensel, DERI, Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria
  • Hannes Werthner, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Academic Program Co-Chairs

  • Jukka Heikkila, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Terry Payne, School of Electronics & Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK

Responsible Track Chairs

  1. Business-to-business e-commerce
    • Zhangxi Lin, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, US, and Southwest University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
    • Nikos Mylonopoulous, ALBA, Athens, Greece
  2. Business-to-consumer e-commerce
    • Kai Riemer, Westfalische Wilhelms University Münster, Germany
    • Robert Johnston, University of Melbourne, Australia
  3. E-government, policy and law
    • Juha Laine, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
    • Weiling Ke, School of Business, Clarkson University, New York, US
  4. Business/Enterprise Architectures
    • Jorge Sanz, IBM, Almaden, US
    • Lea Kutvonen, Department of Computer Science, Helsinki University, Finland
  5. Mobile and pervasive commerce
    • Enrico Rukzio, Computing Department, Lancaster University, UK
    • Ora Lassila, Nokia Research Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
  6. Electronic Markets and Multiagent Systems
    • Juan A. Rodriguez-Aguilar, IIIA, Autonomous University Barcelona, Spain
    • Peyman Faratin, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  7. Semantic Web ontologies, rules and services
    • David Martin, SRI International, Santa Clara, CA, USA
    • Richard Benjamins, iSOCO MADRID, Madrid, Spain

Organisational as well as Publicity and Sponsorship chair

  • Peter Mirski, MCI Innsbruck, Austria

    Workshop Chair

    • Marianna Sigala, University of Aegean, Greece

    Tutorial Chair

    • Manfred Hauswirth, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

    Doctoral Consortium Chair

    • Elena Simperl, DERI, Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria

    Demo and Poster Chair

    • Marco Zapletal, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

    Industrial Liaison and Exhibition Chair

    • Marcus Spieß, DERI, Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria