International Conference on e-Business
ICE-B 2009 – International Conference on e-Business: July 7-10, Milan, Italy
July 7-10     Milan, Italy
Call for Papers

The purpose of ICE-B 2009, 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 related 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.
Conference Areas
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:

  • › 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 and Service Management
  • › Telematics and Middleware Platforms
  • › Interoperability and Integration
  • › Agent-oriented Information Systems
  • › Multi-agent Systems and Information Integration
  • › Grid Computing for e-Business
  • › Service-oriented Architectures
  • › Security and Privacy
  • › 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 Optimisation
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 Visualisation
  • › 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 Organisations
  • › Collaborative Business Systems
  • › Supply-chain Management
  • › CRM and Business Solutions
  • › Workflow Management Systems
  • › e-Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
  • › Intellectual Rights
  • › Trust and Privacy Issues in Social Networks
  • › Semantic Web Applications and Ontology Sharing
  • › Adoption of Standards and Protocols for e-Business Applications
Keynote Speakers
David A. Marca, University of Phoenix, United States
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Gottfried Vossen, University of Muenster, Germany
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-Verlag.
The proceedings will be indexed by Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC and DBLP.
EI already agreed to index the proceedings of ICE-B 2006 and 2007. Proceedings of ICE-B 2008 are under evaluation and the proceedings of ICE-B 2009 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.
Milan (Milano), situated on the flat plains of the Po Valley, is the capital of Lombardy and thoroughly enjoys its hard earned role as Italy's richest and second largest city. Wealthy and cosmopolitan, the Milanesi enjoy a reputation as successful businesspeople, equally at home overseas and in Italy. Embracing tradition, sophistication and ambition in equal measure, they are just as likely to follow opera at La Scala as their shares on the city's stock market or AC or Inter at the San Siro Stadium.
Three times in its history, the city had to rebuild after being conquered. Founded in the seventh century BC by Celts, the city, then known as Mediolanum ('mid-plain'), was first sacked by the Goths in the 600s (AD), then by Barbarossa in 1157 and finally by the Allies in World War II, when over a quarter of the city was flattened. Milan successively reinvented herself under French, Spanish and then Austrian rulers from 1499 until the reunification of Italy in 1870. It is a miracle that so many historic treasures still exist, including Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, which survived a direct hit in World War II. The Milanesi's appreciation of tradition includes a singular respect for religion; they even pay a special tax towards the Cathedral maintenance. It is therefore fitting that the city's enduring symbol is the gilded statue of the Virgin, on top of the Cathedral (Il Duomo).
Milan is founded around a historic nucleus radiating from the Cathedral, with a star-shaped axis of arteries spreading through modern suburbs to the ring road. The modern civic center lies to the northwest, around Mussolini's central station, and is dominated by the Pirelli skyscraper, which dates from 1956. The trade and fashion fairs take place in the Fiera district, west of the nucleus around the Porta Genova station. Milan's economic success was founded at the end of the 19th century, when the metal factories and the rubber industries moved in, replacing agriculture and mercantile trading as the city's main sources of income. Milan's position at the heart of a network of canals, which provided the irrigation for the Lombard plains and the important trade links between the north and south, became less important as industry took over - and the waterways were filled. A few canals remain in the Navigli district near the Bocconi University, a fashionable area in which to drink and listen to live music.
Since the 1970s, Milan has remained the capital of Italy's automobile industry and its financial markets, but the limelight is dominated by the fashion houses, who, in turn, have drawn media and advertising agencies to the city. Milan remains the marketplace for Italian fashion - fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs. Valentino, Versace and Armani may design and manufacture their clothes elsewhere but Milan, which has carefully guarded its reputation for flair, drama and creativity, is Italy's natural stage.
Conference Co-chairs
Joaquim Filipe (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal)
Mohammad S. Obaidat (Monmouth University, United States)
Program Co-chairs
Marten van Sinderen (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Boris Shishkov (IICREST / Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
David A. Marca (University of Phoenix, United States)
Program Committee
Geetha Abeysinghe, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Osman Abul, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Shakil Ahktar, Clayton State University, United States
Fahim Akhter, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Antonia Albani, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, Netherlands
Panagiotes Anastasiades, University of Crete, Greece
Anteneh Ayanso, Brock University, Canada
Gilbert Babin, Hec Montréal, Canada
Eduard Babulak, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Canada
Ladjel Belllatreche, Poitiers University, France
Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jun Bi, Tsinghua University, China
Indranil Bose, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ch. Bouras, University of Patras and Racti, Greece
Stéphane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Andrei Broder, Yahoo, United States
Erik Buchmann, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
Rebecca Bulander, Hochschule Pforzheim University, Germany
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Christer Carlsson, Abo Akademi University, Finland
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
Michelangelo Ceci, University of Bari, Italy
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Patrick Y.K. Chau, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jinjun Chen, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, Australia
Dickson Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, China
Soon Chun, City University of New York, United States
Jen-Yao Chung, IIBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Rafael Corchuelo, University of Sevilla, Spain
Chuangyin Dang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hepu Deng, RMIT University, Australia
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
Khalil Drira, Laas-cnrs, France
Yanqing Duan, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Schahram Dustdar, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Erwin Fielt, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Chiara Francalanci, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Flavius Frasincar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
George Giaglis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Claude Godart, University Henri Poincare, Nancy 1, France
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Stéphane Grumbach, INRIA LIAMA, China
Giovanna Guerrini, University of Genova, Italy
Haresh Gurnani, University of Miami, United States
Mohand Saïd Hacid, Universite Lyon 1, France
Hyoil Han, Drexel University, United States
G. Harindranath, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Yanxiang He, Wuhan University, China
Milena Head, Mcmaster University, Canada
Birgit Hofreiter, University of Vienna, Austria
Weihong Huang, Kingston University London, United Kingdom
Ying Huang, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, United States
Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ela Hunt, The University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Arun Iyengar, Ibm Research, United States
Nallani Chackravartula Sriman Narayana Iyengar, VIT University, India
Wei Jie, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Matjaz B. Juric, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Kay Hooi Keoy, Centre forEnteprenruship and Entepreneurial Management, United Kingdom
Andy Koronios, University of South Australia, Australia
Ibrahim Kushchu, Mobile Government Consortium, United Kingdom
Anton Lavrin, The Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Dahui Li, University of Minnesota Duluth, United States
Yinsheng Li, Fudan University, China
Chin Lin, Natiional Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Sebastian Link, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Liping Liu, University of Akron, United States
Jie Lu, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Jianguo Lu,, University of Windsor, Canada
Hui Ma, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Zaki Malik, Virginia Tech, United States
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Gavin McArdle, University College Dublin, Ireland
Jan Mendling, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Brian Mennecke, Iowa State University, United States
Paolo Merialdo, Roma Tre University, Italy
Adrian Mocan, SAP AG, Germany
Ali Reza Montazemi, Mcmaster University, Canada
Maurice Mulvenna, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Mieczyslaw Muraszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Li Niu, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Dan OLeary, University of Southern California, United States
Georgios Papamichail, New York College (Athens Campus), Greece
Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Pascal Poncelet, LIRMM, France
Pak-Lok Poon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Philippos Pouyioutas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Dimitris Rigas, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Ana Paula Rocha, Liacc-niad&r / Feup, Portugal
Joel Rodrigues, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal
Gustavo Rossi, University of La Plata, Argentina
David Ruiz, University of Seville, Spain
Jarogniew Rykowski, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Markus Schneider, University of Florida, United States
Timos Sellis, Institute for the Management of Information Systems, Greece
Sushil Sharma, Ball State University, United States
Quan Z. Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Mario Spremic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia
Zhaohao Sun, University of Ballarat, Australia
York Sure, SAP, Germany
Paula Swatman, University of South Australia, Australia
Thompson Teo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Quah Tong Seng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
David Trastour, HP Labs, United Kingdom
Jan Vanthienen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Laurentiu Vasiliu, National University of Ireland Galway,, Ireland
Tomas Vitvar, STI Innsbruck, Austria
Adam Vrechopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Michael Weiss, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Canada
Jongwook Woo, California State University, United States
Lai Xu, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
Soe-tsyr Yuan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Guangquan Zhang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Constantin Zopounidis, Technical University of Crete, Greece