CALL FOR PPAPERS
(Submission Deadline: October 4, 2004)

E-BUSINESS RESEARCH TRACK of 2005 INFORMATION RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

May 15-18, 2005
U.S. Grant Hotel (a Wyndham Historic Hotel)
San Diego, California, USA
www.irma-international.org

CONFERENCE THEME: MANAGING MODERN ORGANIZATIONS WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission Deadline                             October 4, 2004
Notification of Acceptance/Rejections           November 26, 2004
Final Submission Due                            January 10, 2005
Early Registration Ends                         January 10, 2005
Conference Period                               May 15-18, 2005

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. Companies across the world are rapidly adopting e-
business technologies. Estimates suggest that the global e-business market
will reach $527.2 billion by 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.

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)
 E-business in developing countries
 Methodological issues in e-business research
 The emergence of M-business

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

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES AND GUIDELINES:
Submissions for the IRMA2005 International Conference may be submitted in the
following categories (all submissions will undergo a blind, peer review by at
least three external expert reviewers):

Full Length Submissions:
Those individuals interested 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 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
(abstracts) or a summary of tentative results of the study to date in 500-1000
words by October 4, 2004. Authors of accepted proposals are asked to forward a
paper (not to exceed 2,000 words with a maximum of 3 figures/tables) by
January 10, 2005 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 the following guidelines:
(All submissions must be received by October 4, 2004.)

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. Manuscripts must be anonymous and 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
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.

Send all inquiries and submissions to:
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, program chair, IRMA2005 International Conference
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

LOCATION:
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of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions,
including the world-famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Sea World San
Diego and LEGOLAND California. San Diego, which encompasses charming
neighbourhoods and communities, includes downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter,
Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del mar, Carlsbad, Escondido and much more.
To the east, the terrain varies from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains.
In the north, the land produces quantities of flowers as well as quality
grapes that become excellent wines. The west features 70 miles of Pacific
Ocean coastline, and the south borders Mexico, featuring its own cultural
offerings in various towns along the border and coastlines.

For conference registration and hotel registration forms, contact IRMA at 717-
533-8879 or visit the web site at http://www.irma-international.org

Regards

In Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Information Management and Decision Sciences Department
College of Business and Technology
Macomb, IL 61455 USA