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Call for Papers

ICE-B is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on e-Business, ICE-B 2012, aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who are interested in e-Business technology and its current applications. The mentioned technology relates not only to more low-level technological issues, such as technology platforms and web services, but also to some higher-level issues, such as context awareness and enterprise models, and also the peculiarities of different possible applications of such technology. These are all areas of theoretical and practical importance within the broad scope of e-Business, whose growing importance can be seen from the increasing interest of the IT research community.

The areas of the current conference are: (i) e-Business applications; (ii) Enterprise engineering; (iii) Mobility; (iv) Business collaboration and e-Services; (v) Technology platforms, and we look forward to receiving submissions (both research-driven and of a more practical nature) that reflect innovative results in the mentioned areas.

Authors are encouraged to submit their work on technology-driven enterprise solutions (with a stress on the telecommunication technology), which can either represent a more engineering-related contribution or be more business application-oriented. Papers describing new (software development) methods or technological IT solutions, as well as papers introducing tools or presenting advanced prototypes and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged - papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas and sub-areas listed below.
Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions. The best papers will be selected to appear in a book to be published by Springer-Verlag.

Special sessions, case studies and tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics related to the main conference are also envisaged: researchers interested in organizing a special session or holding a tutorial, or companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies, are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Banking/Finance
  • Education/Learning
  • Entertainment
  • Government
  • Health Care/Well-Being
  • Industrial
  • Urban/Regional Planning/Development


  • Enterprise Architecture
  • B2C/B2B Considerations
  • Business Performance
  • Business Process Management
  • Business-IT Alignment
  • Business Models
  • Enterprise Ontologies


  • Context-Awareness
  • Ubiquity
  • Information Quality
  • m-Business Models
  • Mobile Architectures
  • Mobile User Interfaces
  • Quality-of-Service
  • Trust/Security/Protection


  • Collaborative Systems
  • Integration/Interoperability
  • Pragmatic Web
  • Semantic Web
  • Social Networks
  • Usability
  • Web Services


  • Cloud Technology
  • Grid Computing
  • Middleware Platforms
  • Services Computing Platforms
  • Transaction Support


  • Business Policy, Strategy and Governance
  • Goal Setting and Value Setting
  • Model Driven Development
  • Green Computing for eCommerce
  • Internationalization and Social, Ethical and Cultural Factors


Venu GovindarajuUniversity at Buffalo, United States
Sushil JajodiaGeorge Mason University Fairfax, United States
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria
Geoffrey FoxIndiana University, United States
Luis CorreiaIST/IT-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS).
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Journal of Networks (JNW) .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


ICE-B Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5432
e-mail: ice-b.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ice-b.icete.org


Marten van SinderenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
David MarcaUniversity of Phoenix, United States
Marten van SinderenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


Anteneh Ayanso, Brock University, Canada
Ladjel Belllatreche, ENSMA, France
Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa, Canada
Indranil Bose, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
Rebecca Bulander, Pforzheim University of Applied Science, Germany
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Soon Chun, CUNY-CSI, United States
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Rafael Corchuelo, University of Sevilla, Spain
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
Yanqing Duan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Erwin Fielt, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
José María García, University of Seville, Spain
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
Arun Iyengar, IBM Research, United States
Anton Lavrin, The Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Yung-Ming Li, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Liping Liu, University of Akron, United States
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Brian Mennecke, Iowa State University, United States
Adrian Mocan, SAP AG, Germany
Ali Montazemi, Mcmaster University, Canada
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Daniel O'Leary, University of Southern California, United States
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Pak-Lok Poon, CQUniversity, Australia
Philippos Pouyioutas, University of Nicosia Research Foundation, Cyprus
Ela Pustulka-Hunt, FHNW Olten, Switzerland
Bijan Raahemi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sofia Reino, CICTourGUNE, Spain
Erik Rolland, University of California at Merced, United States
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Jarogniew Rykowski, The Poznan University of Economics (PUE), Poland
Thompson Teo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Laurentiu Vasiliu, PERACTON LTD, Ireland
Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Canada
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Lina Zhou, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States