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


The International Conference on e-Business, ICE-B 2013, 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:



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


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


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


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


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


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


  • Modeling and Frameworks
  • Methods and Algorithms
  • Platforms and Architectures
  • Demonstrators and Applications
  • Technologies and Tools


Laurence YangSt Francis Xavier University, Canada
Pascal LorenzUniversity of Haute Alsace, France
Donal O'MahonyTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
David NaccacheEcole Normale Superieure, France


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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 29 - 31 July, 2013

Paper Submission: March 18, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 6, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 20, 2013 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 24, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 16, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 31, 2013 (expired)


ICE-B Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: ice-b.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ice-b.icete.org


The conference will be held at Reykjavík University (RU), which is located in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.
The University offers modern and well equipped facilities and strives to build a strong international academic environment along with innovative teaching methods.
Reykjavík is a city with a long history, encircled by mountains and sea, lying just some minutes away from magnificent unspoiled nature. Visitors cannot escape experiencing the vibrant energy, whether they want to feel the boiling thermal energy underground, explore the Icelandic nature or experience its lively culture and fun-filled nightlife.


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


Andreas Ahrens, Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design, Germany
Giuseppe Andronico, National Institute for Nuclear Physics, Catania Section, Italy
Anteneh Ayanso, Brock University, Canada
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Joseph Barjis, San Jose State University, United States
Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa, Canada
Indranil Bose, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
Ross Brown, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Rebecca Bulander, Pforzheim University of Applied Science, Germany
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics and Business, 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
Ernesto Damiani, EBTIC-KUSTAR, United Arab Emirates
Ioanna Dionysiou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Damiano Distante, Unitelma Sapienza University, Italy
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
Habiba Drias, USTHB, LRIA, Algeria
Yanqing Duan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Erwin Fielt, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Erwin Folmer, TNO Information and Communication Technology, Netherlands
Rafael Frantz, UNIJUÍ University, Brazil
José María García, University of Seville, Spain
Sam Guinea, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Jatinder Gupta, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Sung Ha, Kyungpook National University, Korea, Republic of
Inma Hernández, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
Hesuan Hu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Arun Iyengar, IBM, United States
Hurevren Kilic, Dogus University, Turkey
Edmonds Lau, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Anton Lavrin, The Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Yung-Ming Li, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Rungtai Lin, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan, Republic of China
Liping Liu, University of Akron, United States
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Gavin McArdle, University College Dublin, Ireland
Brian Mennecke, Iowa State University, United States
Yasmin Merali, University of Hull Business School (HUBS), United Kingdom
Gianluca Carlo Misuraca, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Spain
Nicole Mitsche, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Adrian Mocan, SAP AG, Germany
Wai Mok, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Ali Montazemi, Mcmaster University, Canada
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Daniel O'Leary, University of Southern California, United States
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, United States
Wilma Penzo, University of Bologna, Italy
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Willy Picard, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Charmaine Plessis, University of South Africa, South Africa
Pak-Lok Poon, Central Queensland University, 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
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Carlos Rivero, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Ana Rocha, LIACC / FEUP, Portugal
Erik Rolland, University of California at Merced, United States
Niall Rooney, Universiy of Ulster, United Kingdom
Fabricia Roos, UNIJUI University, Brazil
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Jarogniew Rykowski, The Poznan University of Economics (PUE), Poland
Amit Sawant, NetApp, Inc., United States
Bettina Schauer, Fachhochschulstudiengänge Burgenland Ges.m.b.H., Austria
Hassan Sleiman, Renault Group, France
Riccardo Spinelli, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota, United States
Zhaohao Sun, PNG University of Technology (1); Federation University Australia (2), Papua New Guinea
Pierre Tiako, Langston University, United States
Laurentiu Vasiliu, PERACTON LTD, Ireland
Yiannis Verginadis, ICCS, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Canada
Moe Wynn, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Hui-Jen Yang, National ChinYi University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Edzus Zeiris, ZZ Dats Ltd., Latvia
Lina Zhou, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States