ICEC 2013


15th International Conference on Electronic Commerce, Turku, Finland, 13-15 Aug 2013, Chairs Harry Bouwman and Jukka Heikkil?; Deadline 1


15th International Conference on Electronic Commerce
in Turku, Finland, 13.-15.8.2013


Call for Papers:

The theme of ICEC‘2013 is Effective, Agile and Trusted eServices Cocreation. The theme reflects alignment between computerized, formalized business procedures with the need for innovating business genuinely on-the-spot, or ad-hoc, to the needs of a customer. The authors are asked to find to balance of designing effective and profitable ways of delivering

eServices and maintaining customer relationship with the help of designing and running eCommerce systems. These are to be effective enough to handle not only millions of transactions, but also adaptive enough to manage hundreds of exceptions and tens of customer segments in real-time – all this with sufficient feed-back and secure mechanisms for trusted sales

between remote sellers and buyers, or between authorities and citizens. The authors are requested to cover at least one of the areas of the theme. Please consider the use of multi-theory, multi-method approaches for practical relevance, as well as employing innovative research and analysis methodologies based on the Internet and ´big data´ as data source. This is

to pay special attention to improve services for eCustomers and eCitizens by combining service co-creation with the means of eCommerce.

ICEC’s Coverage of Research Topics

In addition to the special theme, ICEC 2013 seeks submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • B2B/B2C eCommerce
  • Mobile and pervasive eCommerce,
  • Cloud computing and IT services in the context of eCommerce,
  • Business modeling and pricing issues,
  • Data mining, WoM, and recommender systems,
  • Sponsored advertising,
  • Internet economics and efficient market mechanisms,
  • Emerging IT-technologies and IS-methodologies for eCommerce,
  • Security, privacy, and legal issues in eCommerce and eServices
  • The social implications of all above

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Articles should be limited to 8 pages in length and follow the ACM ICPS guidelines for formatting ( Articles will be double-blind reviewed, and they should not include authors’ names, affiliations, or addresses at review stage. Articles exceeding the page limit or not formatted according to the Proceedings template will not be reviewed. Articles should be submitted via EasyChair as PDF documents.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Electronic paper submission deadline: March 1st, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance: April 24th, 2013
  • Camera-ready papers and abstracts: May 31st, 2013
  • Workshop, tutorial and invited session proposals: March 9, 2013
  • Workshop notification: March 23, 2013
  • Main conference dates: Tue-Thu, August 13-15.
  • Ancillary event: Tivit SHOK Data-to-Intelligence and FidiPro -industry noon-to-noon result seminar, August 12-13.
  • Ancillary event: ERCIS meeting, August 16-17.

The city and venues:

The conference is taking place in Turku (population 300.000), Finland. Turku is the former capital of Finland, a medieval city of harbors and seafarers, which has long history in trade and logistics. It is situated at a beautiful maritime archipelago in Southwestern Finland. It is prosperous, growingly international, and culturally rich part of Finland, with one of the eldest academic institutions of Europe. The conference will be jointly hosted by University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, and it will be supported by the regional innovation and business community. The Conference Venue is Turku School of Economics. It serves good computing facilities, unrestricted high speed Internet (EduRoam), and modern air-conditioned halls and rooms. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

Conference organization

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Professor Harry Bouwman, TU Delft and Åbo Akademi University
  • Professor Jukka Heikkilä, University of Turku

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Professor Pirkko Walden, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
  • Professor Wladimir Zwass, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
  • Professor Teo Thompson, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Karl Reiner Lang, City University of New York, USA

Organizing Co-Chairs:

  • Dr.Sc. (Econ & BA) Jonna Järveläinen, University of Turku
  • Dr.Sc. (Econ & BA) Hongxiu Li, University of Turku

Liaision Officers for Journal Publications:

  • Dr.Sc. Anna Sell, Åbo Akademi University
  • Dr.Ir. Mark de Reuver, TU Delft

Local arrangements:

  • Birgit Haanmäki, Timo Kestilä & Hongxiu Li, University of Turku
  • Ph.D. candidate Anne-Marie Tuikka, University of Turku
  • Brahea Congress Services,


  • Martin Bichler, TU Munich, Germany
  • Matti Hämäläinen, Aalto University and Tivit Ltd., Finland
  • Rob Kauffman, SMU and Darthmouth College, USA
  • Jae Kyu Lee, KAIST, Korea
  • Zhangxi Lin, Texas Tech at Lubbock and SWUFE, China
  • Christopher Yang, Drexel University, USA
  • Hannes Werthner, TU Wien, Austria
  • Chris Westland, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, USA
  • Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland

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