ICEB 2018


International Conference on Electronic Business, Guilin, China, 2-6 Dec 2018; Deadline 1 Sep

The 18th International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB 2018)
Guangxi Normal University,
Guilin, Guangxi, China, Dec 2-6, 2018


Theme: AI and Smart Tourism

The International Conference on Electronic Business brings together leading Electronic Business scholars in Asia and around the world. The conference is held under the supervision of The International Consortium for Electronic Business (ICEB) editorial board and is the top academic Electronic Business conference in the world. It brings together top researchers in Electronic Business field and related areas within Asia and around the world to present cutting-edge research and exchange intellectual ideas.

The 18th International Conference on Electronic Business will be hosted by the College of Computer Science and Information Technology, Guangxi Normal University in Guilin, China, and co-sponsored by International Journal of Electronic Business and 8 other related journals.

The Conference will be held in Guilin, China on December 2-6, 2018. The theme of this year’s conference is AI and Smart Tourism. Information and communication technology (ICT) has profound impact on re-designing tourism, by transforming the connections among sightseeing spot, agency, people, bus, boat, and so on. Leveraging big data from multiple sources and dramatically developing AI technologies, governments worldwide are seeking new ways to provide more satisfactory services to make their people happier. AI and Smart tourism, as a relatively new concept and vision, responds to such a request. In this conference, we hope to bring international scholars to explore the meaning, applications, practices, and issues related to AI and smart tourism. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Big data analytics and business intelligence
  2. Blockchain and smart technologies
  3. Collaborative commerce and sharing economy
  4. Cultural and social issues related to electronic business
  5. Digital marketing and consumer behavior
  6. Digital transformations in enterprises
  7. E-entrepreneurship
  8. E-governance, policy and law
  9. E-healthcare and gerontechnology
  10. Knowledge management and sharing
  11. New technology adoption and diffusion
  12. Security and privacy issues
  13. Smart cities and Internet of Things
  14. Smart tourism and hospitality
  15. Social media and social computing
  16. Strategies and models of electronic business
  17. Supply chain management and e-logistics
  18. Virtual communities and social commerce
  19. Web mining and recommendation systems
  20. Other related issues

We are pleased to invite all related academic scholars to join this conference, and call for the papers based on the conference theme. The submission is due on September 1, 2018.


  • International Consortium for Electronic Business, Hong Kong, China
  • College of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China


  • Xianxian Lee, Dean of College of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China
  • Qi-an Lu, Dean of School of Economics and Management, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China


  • Xudong Luo, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China


  • Abbas Tarhini, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
  • Albert Huang, University of the Pacific, USA
  • Baoding Liu, Tsinghua University, China
  • BalanSundarakani, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE
  • Benjamine Yen, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Chong Guan, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
  • Cooper C.Y. Ku, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Eldon Y. Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Elena Vitkauskaite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • Hsin-Lu Chang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Ibrahim M. Al-Jabri, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Jao-Hong Cheng, National Yulin U. of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Jashen Chen, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
  • Jinwu Gao, Renmin University, China
  • John Guo, James Madison University, USA
  • John Hamilton, James Cook University, Australia
  • Key Pousttchi, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Kwok Kee Wei, Natinoal University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Michel De Rougemont, University Paris II, France
  • Mika Hannula, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Naoum Jamous, Otto-Von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Pei-Lee Teh, Monash University, Malaysia
  • Qi Li, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  • Qiang Ye, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  • Ravi Sharma, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Robert Luo,University of New Mexico, USA
  • Sim Kim Lau, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • SiriluckRotchanakitumnuai, Thammasat University, Thailand
  • Soly Mathew Biju, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE
  • Timon C. Du, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Waiman Cheung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • Wenshin Chen, RMIT-Vietnam, Vietnam
  • Yan Li, ESSEC Business School Asia Pacific


Runghu Hotel, 16 North Ronghu Road (Ronghu Bei Lu) Guilin 541001 China


  • September 1, 2018 Deadline for submitting papers or abstracts
  • October 1, 2018 Notification of acceptance for conference presentation
  • October 15, 2018 Camera-ready papers and last day of early-bird registration
  • October 30, 2018 Program schedule announcement
  • November 15, 2018 Last day of regular registration without late fee
  • December 2-6, 2018 Conference events


Previously published Special Issues/Sections include:

  • Information & Management
  • International Journal of Service Industry Management
  • Total Quality Management and Business Excellence
  • Journal of Global Information Management
  • Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce.

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Authors of high-quality papers selected from the conference proceedings will be invited to submit the revised and expanded version of their papers for fast-track reviews by the following sponsoring journals.


  1. Electronic Commerce Research (ECR) listed in SSCI
  2. Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA) listed in SSCI
  3. Information & Management (I&M) listed in SSCI
  4. International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC) listed in SSCI
  5. Internet Research (IR) listed in SSCI
  6. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (JECR) listed in SSCI
  7. International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB) listed in Scopus
  8. International Journal of Information and Computer Security (IJICS) listed in EI/Scopus
  9. International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising (IJIMA) listed in Scopus
  10. International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management (IJIEM) listed in Inspec
  11. International Journal of Information Systems and Management (IJISAM) listed in Inspec
  12. International Journal of Technology Policy and Law (IJITPL) listed in Inspec


For more information about the conference, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Xudong Luo Program co-chair of ICEB 2018 Tel: +86 15521029598 Email:

Mr. Yonggang Li Secretariate of ICEB 2018 Tel: +86 18593237583 Email:

College of Computer Science and Information Engineering Guangxi Normal University 15 Yucai Road, Qixing District, Guilin, Guangxi, China Postcode: 541004