Call for papers

The digitalization process and its outcomes in the 21st century accelerate transformation and the creation of sustainable societies. Our decisions, actions and even existence in the digital world generate data, which offer tremendous opportunities for revising current business methods and practices, thus there is a critical need for novel theories embracing big data analytics ecosystems. The value of digital transformations that emerges through big data analytics ecosystems is an area that is receiving increased attention. The multiple actors of such ecosystems need to cooperate or collaborate in order to develop the necessary capabilities that will lead to the creation of value, as well as to business and societal change. Thus, it is important to recognize that value can emerge through different means and can be captured through different measures.

The 18th IFIP Conference on on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society aims to bring together contributions from a variety of perspectives, disciplines and communities for the advancement of knowledge regarding Digital transformation for a sustainable society in the 21st century.To this end, we invite scholars, practitioners and research students to submit and present their papers and findings to the 18th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society to be held in September 2019 at Trondheim, Norway. Theoretical and empirical papers employing quantitative, qualitative, and/or critical methods are welcomed. 



Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit original, unpublished research papers. All papers must not simultaneously be submitted to another journal or conference. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Submissions should not be under consideration for any other conference or journal outlet.

Special Issues

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended and revised version of their paper for fast track review and publication in:

1) Information Systems Frontiers (ISF) (Springer) 

2) International Journal of Information Management (IJIM) (Elsevier)

More details about Special Issues will be announced here.


Topics of Submission 

Papers employing quantitative, qualitative, and/or critical methods are welcomed. Areas of interest include, amongst others, the following:


Information Systems 

• Big data and management

• ICTs for enabling smart cities
• Smart infrastructure management
• National digital and Internet policy
• Cyber security
• Big data analytics
• Public policy for digital transformation
• Inter-organization information systems

• Application of big data to address societal challenges

Leveraging big data for social innovation and entrepreneurship

Organizational learning and innovation from big data analytics
• Human computer interaction
• Smart ICT adoption studies
• Smart transportation and mobility
• Smart urbanization and living
• Cyberbullying and trolling
• Information dissemination
• Sentiment analysis
• Analysis of user generated content
• Open data initiatives
• Digital inclusion
• Internet of things
• Business Intelligence

• Accounting Information Systems

Marketing and Communications
• E-Markets and marketplaces
• E-marketing strategies
• E-commerce and mobile commerce
• E-negotiation, trading platforms
• E-procurement, e-fulfilment
• E-Payments and m-Payments
• Marketing campaigns on social media
• Pricing in digital markets


Social Media
• Social commerce
• Social media and policy consultation
• Social media business models
• Social media data mining, analytics and intelligence
• Social media research and theory development
• Social media strategy and integration
• Social media to support education
• Social media, transparency, openness, and anti-corruption
• Business value of social media and how it can be exploited
• Challenges and opportunities of social media
• Legal issues emerging from social media adoption and use
• Managing presence and reputation on social media
• Social media and its application
• Critical perspectives on social media
• Crowdsourcing using social media
• Disaster prevention using social media
• Adoption and diffusion of social media
• Content and visual marketing using social media
• Negative impacts of social media use
• Personnel recruitment/management and social media
• Political and social protests using social media
• Privacy issues with social media
• Risks of social media
• The future of social media
• Sustainability of social media
• Blogging and microblogging
• Corporate social networks

• Value co-creation



Economics, Sociology and Psychology
• Smart economy and entrepreneurship
• Social transformation using ICTs
• Socio-economic inclusion in the Digital Era
• Economics of web enablement
• Economic and social effects of social media
• Ethics and CSR issues related to digital transformation
• Socio-economic transformation in the Digital Era


Computer Science and Computer Engineering
• Software engineering
• Artificial intelligence (AI)

• Internet of Things
• Computer architecture and engineering
• Database management systems
• Human-computer interaction
• Cloud computing
• Mobile applications
• Knowledge management
• Software engineering and quality
• Artificial intelligence
• Neural networks
• Fuzzy logic
• Expert systems
• Agents and multi-agent systems
• Natural language processing
• Data mining
• Privacy
• Internet security
• Secure transactions
• Cryptography
• Cyber security


Teaching and Learning
• e-Learning tools
• Mobile learning
• e-Learning organizational issues
• Gamification
• Collaborative learning
• Curriculum content design
• Educational systems design
• Virtual learning environments
• Web-based learning
• Delivery systems and environments

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

New Submission Deadline: 22 April 2019 

Notification to authors: 30 April 2019

New Notification to authors: 1 June 2019

Early Bird Registration:
20 June 2019
Conference dates: 18-20 September 2019 

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