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Call for Papers
(Submission Deadline: October 4, 2006)

E-Business Research Track of 2007 Information Resources Management
Association International Conference

May 19-23, 2007
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
Vancouver, Canada
www.irma-international.org

CONFERENCE THEME: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with
Information Technology

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline                             October 4, 2006
Notification of Acceptance/Rejections           November 24, 2006
Final Submission Due                            January 10, 2007
Early Registration Ends                         January 10, 2007
Conference Period                               May 19-23, 2007

E-BUSINESS RESEARCH TRACK CO-CHAIRS:
Nir Kshetri, co-chair, University of North Carolina, USA
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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. Companies across the world are
rapidly adopting e-business technologies. According to Gartner Group, the
worldwide e-business market reached $8.5 trillion in 2005. 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
Online advertising
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)
E-business in developing countries
Methodological issues in e-business research
The emergence of M-business
3G m-business applications

SUMBISSION CATEGORIES AND GUIDELINES:
Submissions for the IRMA2007 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:
Those individuals interested may submit a full length (no more than 4000
words, including references and title page, with a maximum of 5
figures/tables), original, and previously unpublished, conceptual or
empirical research manuscript for review and decision by October 4, 2006.
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings in their
entirety (no more than 4000 words) OR as a 3000 word mini-paper, 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:
Those individuals interested may submit research-in-progress proposals or
a summary of tentative results of the study to date in 500-1000 words by
October 4, 2006. Authors of accepted research-in-progress proposals will
then be asked to forward a paper (no more than 2,000 words with a maximum
of 3 figures/tables) by January 10, 2007 for inclusion in the conference
proceedings.

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 4, 2006.)

1. Manuscripts must not exceed 4000 words for full length submissions; 500-
1000 words for research-in-progress summary/proposals; and 1000 words for
panel, workshop, tutorial, and symposium proposals.
2. Must be submitted through the IRMA2007 web-based review system. (A link
for this system will be provided at a later date.)
3. Submitted papers must not currently be under review by any other
publication or conference.
4. The number of submissions by an author (including joint authorship) is
strictly limited to a maximum of two submissions.

* NEW SUBMISSION AND REVIEW PROCESS THIS YEAR!!!! *
IRMA will be using a web-based submission and review process for all
manuscripts submitted to IRMA2007. Please register all manuscripts at:
http://www.irma-international.org/conferences/newmanuscript.asp.

ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPTS:
Authors of accepted papers (at least one person per submission), panel,
workshop, tutorial session chairs and panel members MUST register and
attend the conference.

SEND ALL INQUIRIES TO:
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, program chair, IRMA2007 International Conference
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IRMA MEMBERSHIP
To learn more about IRMA membership benefits and services, or to join
IRMA, please visit IRMA’s Web site at www.irma-international.org.

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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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