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


The purpose of ICE-B 2007, the International Conference on E-business, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems methods and applications in the context of e-business.

e-Business is a research area of growing importance, encompassing several areas of theoretical and practical importance. Therefore, we look forward to receive research work and applications on innovative aspects of several areas relater to e-Business, including: “Communication and Software Technologies and Architectures”, “Web and Mobile Business Systems and Services” and “Business and Social Applications”.

Ideas on how to analyze and approach problems by combining information systems and communication technologies, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICE-B, with an ISBN. 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 either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer.

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 companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at


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 conference areas:

Communication and Software Technologies and Architectures

Web and Mobile Business Systems and Services

Business and Social Applications


Area 1: Communication and Software Technologies and Architectures

  • Network Management
  • Telematics
  • Interoperability
  • Agent-Oriented Information Systems
  • Multi-Agent Systems and Information Integration
  • Grid Computing for e-Business
  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Security
  • Open Source Technologies in e-Business
  • VPN Technology and Services
  • B2B, B2C and C2C Architectures
  • Data Warehouses and Data Mining
  • Data and Knowledge Engineering
  • XML and Domain Mark-up Languages
  • Web Site Monitoring and Optimization

Area 2 : Web and Mobile Business Systems and Services

  • Portals
  • Web Services
  • Mobile Services and Architectures
  • m-Business and Ubiquitous Services
  • Systems Development and Evaluation
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Metrics
  • e-Business Systems for Multiple Platforms
  • e-Negotiation and Auction Mechanisms
  • e-Payment Systems
  • Web Personalization and Decision Making
  • Web Data Visualization
  • User Interfaces and Usability
  • GPS Applications and Location-based Services
  • Case Studies in Industry and Government
  • Mobility Management in Next Generation Networks

Area 3 : Business and Social Applications

  • e-Learning
  • e-Government
  • e-Banking
  • e-Entertainment
  • Healthcare and Medical Applications
  • Virtual Organizations
  • Collaborative Business Systems
  • Supply-chain Management
  • CRM and Business Solutions
  • Workflow Management Systems
  • e-Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Intellectual Rights
  • Trust and Privacy Issues in Social Networks
  • Semantic Web Applications and Ontology Sharing
  • Adoption of Standards and Protocols for e-Business Applications


- Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, United Kingdom
- Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
- Tony Shan, Bank of America, United States


Authors should submit a complete paper in English of up to 8 A4 pages, using the submission procedure indicated below. The program committee will review all papers and the contact author of each paper will be notified of the result, by email. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper is submitted. The paper must be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling.

Paper submission procedure

1. A "blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, WITHOUT any reference to the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file.

2. The contact author will then use the ICE-B web-based submission facility available at the conference web site, to enter the contact information of all paper authors plus the file indicated in point 1, above. The facility will automatically send a submission acknowledgement, by email, to the author indicated as "contact author". Please contact the secretariat if no acknowledgement is received.

If the author is unable to use the web-based procedure then he/she can send the paper by e-mail to the secretariat attaching an additional file containing: the title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details, a list of keywords and an abstract. Authors must also indicate the conference area (including the topics), to which the paper is submitted.

The camera-ready format will be enforced only for accepted papers, but authors are encouraged to use it also for paper submissions, in order to reduce extra work later. Two templates are provided at the conference web site: one for Latex and another for MS Word.
Due to space limitations in the Proceedings, the camera-ready version will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for full papers, 6 (six) for short papers (progress reports) and 4 (four) for poster presentations. If absolutely needed, the number of pages may be increased up to a maximum of 12 (long presentations), 8 (short presentations) and 6 (poster presentations). However, for each page in excess of the maximum allowed, the author will have to pay an additional fee.


ICE-B 2007 papers will be indexed by ISI, INSPEC and DBLP.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.


Full Paper Submission: deadline expired
Author Notification: 21st May 2007 (new)
Final Paper Submission and Registration: 31st May 2007 (new)
Conference Date: 28-31 July 2007


ICE-B Secretariat
Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq, 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The conference will be held in Barceló Hotel Sants. The Barceló Hotel Sants is a deluxe hotel located in the heart of Barcelona. It stays about 15 minutes from the airport, 4 minutes to Plaza de Catalunya and 500 meters to the Fira de Barcelona. Considering the hotel is exactly above the train station, it allows traveling to anyplace. Most important is the fact that all the noise from the train station is undetected because the hotel is soundproofed. The Barcelo Hotel Sants also offers on site dining and is convenient to many shopping and entertainment venues.


Joaquim Filipe (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal)
Javier Hernando (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain)
Mohammad S. Obaidat (Monmouth University, U.S.A.)


Marten van Sinderen (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Boris Shishkov (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
David A. Marca (University of Phoenix, U.S.A.)


Ajith Abraham, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic Of
Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal, Canada
Fahim Akhter, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Damminda Alahakoon, Monash University, Australia
Antonia Albani, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Sarmad Alshawi, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Panagiotes Anastasiades, University of Crete, Greece
José Luis Arjona, University of Huelva, Spain
Anteneh Ayanso, Brock University, Canada
Gilbert Babin, HEC Montréal, Canada
Ladjel Belllatreche, Poitiers University, France
Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sourav Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hans Bjornsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Peter Bodorik, Dalhousie University, Canada
Indranil Bose, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Vesna Bosilj-Vuksic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
Christos Bouras, University of Patras, Greece
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rongzeng Cao, IBM, China
Barbara Carminati, Univeristy of Insubria, Italy
Malu Castellanos, Hewlett-Packard, United States
Teuta Cata, Northern Kentucky University, United States
Patrick Y.K. Chau, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Michael Chau, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kwok Wai Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Dickson Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, College of Staten Island, United States
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena, Italy
Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Aspassia Daskalopulu, University of Thessaly, Greece
Claudia Diaz, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Timon Du, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
Jinan Fiaidhi, Lakehead University, Canada
Xiang Fu, Georgia Southwestern State University, United States
George Giaglis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Christos Grecos, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
Haresh Gurnani, University of Miami, United States
Mohand-Said Hacid, University Lyon 1, France
Milena Head, McMaster University, Canada
Nina Helander, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Martin Hepp, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Vlatka Hlupic, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Birgit Hofreiter, UTS, Australia
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
Habib Mir Hosseini, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Weihong Huang, Kingston University London, United Kingdom
Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Patrick C. K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Ali Hurson, Penn State University, United States
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Arun Iyengar, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Matjaz B. Juri, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
David Kreps, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Anton Lavrin, The Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Elaine Lawrence, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Lundy Lewis, Southern New Hampshire University, United States
Dahui Li, University of Minnesota Duluth, United States
Shuliang Li, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Yinsheng Li, Fudan University, China
Chin Lin, South China University of Technology, China
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamgataga University, Japan
Brian Mennecke, Iowa State University, United States
Adrian Mocan, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
Sabah Mohammed, Lakehead University, Canada
Carlos Molina-Jimenez, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Ali Reza Montazemi, McMaster University, Canada
Wee-Keong Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dan O'Leary, University of Southern California, United States
Georgios Papamichail, National Centre of Public Administration and Local Government, Greece
Cesare Pautasso, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Axel Polleres, DERI Galway at the National University of Ireland, Ireland
Pak-Lok Poon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Dimitris Rigas, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
David Ruiz, University of Seville, Spain
Jarogniew Rykowski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Detlef Schoder, University of Cologne, Germany
Hossein Sharifi, Liverpool University Management School, United Kingdom
Quan Z. Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Miguel Soriano, UPC, Spain
Mario Spremic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
York Sure, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
Ramayah T., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Thompson Teo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Thanassis Tiropanis, Athens Information Technology, Greece
Vladimir Tosic, National ICT Australia, Australia
David Trastour, HP Labs, United Kingdom
Roland Traunmüller, University Linz, Austria
Tomas Vitvar, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Adam Vrechopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Canada
Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley, United States
Jongwook Woo, California State University, United States
Lai Xu, CSIRO ICT Center, Australia
Benjamin Yen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Soe-Tsyr Yuan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Han Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States