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Call for Papers
(Submission Deadline: October 5, 2005)

E-Business Research Track of 2005 Information Resources Management
Association International Conference

May 21-24, 2006
Wyndham Hotel
Washington, D.C., USA
www.irma-international.org

CONFERENCE THEME: Theme: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information
Technology Management

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline                           October 5, 2005
Notification of Acceptance/Rejections    November 25, 2005
Final Submission Due                          January 11, 2006
Early Registration Ends                       January 11, 2006
Conference Period                             May 21-24, 2006

E-BUSINESS RESEARCH TRACK CO-CHAIRS:
Nir Kshetri, co-chair, University of North Carolina, USA
([log in to unmask])
In Lee, co-chair, Western Illinois University, USA ([log in to unmask])

TRACK COVERAGE:
The emergence of electronic business is one of the most profound changes
that revolutionized the process of buying, selling, and exchanging
products and services over the Internet. Organizations and customers have
access to vast amounts of data, information, and services that are not
limited in time or space. There is a growing demand in electronic business
research that will provide insights into issues, challenges, and solutions
related to the successful application and management aspects of electronic
business. The E Business Research track of the IRMA International
Conference invites papers that advance the knowledge and practice of all
facets of electronic business.

Quality submissions to this track will be further considered for
publication in the International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR).
Please visit the website at http://www.idea-group.com/ijebr for further
details.

RECOMMENDED TOPICS:
E-Business Research Track encourages the submission of research papers,
and panel and workshop proposals in the following areas (but not limited
to):
-E-business models and architectures
-Applications of new technologies to e-business
-E-procurement methods
-E-business systems integration
-Electronic markets and infrastructures
-Trends in e-business models and technologies
-Electronic supply chain management and the Internet-based EDI
-Valuing e-business assets
-Evaluation methodologies for e-business systems
-E-business technology investment strategies
-E-business process modeling and simulation studies
-Intelligent agent technologies and their impacts
-Web-based languages, application dev. methodologies, and tools
-Developing and managing middleware to support e-business
-Digital libraries
-E-Business in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
-Methodological issues in e-business research
-The emergence of M-business
-Web personalization and mass customization technologies
-Consumer behavior
-E-services
-Web advertising
-Web Services-based E-Business systems
-E-finance

SUMBISSION CATEGORIES AND GUIDELINES:
Submissions for the IRMA2006 International Conference may be submitted in
the following categories (all submissions will undergo a double-blind,
peer review by at least three external expert reviewers):

Full Length Submissions:
Interested individuals may submit a full length (not to exceed 3,500 words
with a maximum of 5 figures/tables), original, and previously unpublished,
conceptual or empirical research manuscript for review and decision.
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their
entirety or as a 1500-2000 word minipaper, as recommended by the
reviewers. High quality papers will be considered for further review and
possible inclusion in an IRMA official journal. In addition, the best
paper in terms of quality and suitability to the theme of the conference
will be awarded the "Best Paper" Award.

Research-in-Progress Submissions:
Interested individuals may submit research-in-progress proposals or a
summary of tentative results of the study to date in 500-1000 words by
October 5, 2005. Authors of accepted research-in-progress proposals are
asked to forward a paper (not to exceed 2,000 words with a maximum of 3
figures/tables) by January 11, 2006 for inclusion in the conference
proceedings.

Abstracts:
Interested individuals may submit a short abstract describing beginning
stages of research to date in no more than 100 words. Please note that if
submitting to this category, only the abstract submitted by October 5,
2005 will be included in the Conference Proceedings. However, you will be
encouraged to bring copies of the completed paper to the conference to
distribute to session members.

Panel, Workshop, Tutorial and Symposium Submissions:
Individuals interested in conducting a panel, workshop, symposium or
tutorial dealing with technological, managerial, professional, teaching,
societal, national or international issues of information technology
management are invited to submit a 500-1000 word proposal covering the
objectives, issues to be covered, and the names/addresses of any other
panel, workshop, tutorial/symposium members. Method of presentation is at
the submitter¡¯s discretion; however, the submitter has the responsibility
for providing his/her own participants (such as panel members). All
accepted proposals will appear in the conference proceedings. (Note: All
panel, workshop, tutorial/symposium members must register and pay for the
conference.) Panel presenters should know that during the conference, an
LCD projector, screen and laptop computer will be provided by the
association for each presentation. Any additional equipment needed for the
panel, workshop, tutorial or symposium is at the discretion of the
presenter, and it will be his or her responsibility to provide the extra
equipment.

SUBMISSIONS IN ALL CATEGORIES MUST FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES:
(All submissions must be received by October 5, 2005.)
1. Manuscripts must not exceed 3500 words for full length submissions;
2000 words for research-in-progress summary/proposals; and 1000 words for
panel, workshop, tutorial, and symposium proposals.
2. Must be accompanied by a separate cover letter with every author(s)
name, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail, full affiliation and the
track to which it is submitted.
All correspondence will be sent to the first author unless otherwise
specified.
3. Submitted papers must not currently be under review by any other
publication or conference.
4. Submitters must provide their e-mail address where the acknowledgment
will be forwarded.
5. The number of submissions by an author (including joint authorship) is
strictly limited to a maximum of two submissions.
6. All submissions MUST be submitted electronically in either MS Word,
rich text format (RTF) or PDF.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgment within two
weeks after your electronic submissions, please contact the program chair
at [log in to unmask] immediately.

ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPTS:
Authors of accepted manuscripts and proposals will be asked to provide the
final copy of the submission in MS Word or RTF format on diskette. Authors
of accepted papers (at least one person), panel, workshop, tutorial
session chairs and panel members MUST register and attend the conference.

Washington, D.C., USA
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neighborhoods, the sights and sounds of the nation¡¯s capital inspire
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Regards,

In Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Department of Information Management and Decision Sciences
College of Business and Technology
Western Illinois University
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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