International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
October 2008 Issue

Full Paper Submission Deadline: July 31, 2007

Decision makers can use art, science, and technology to design strategies,
develop policies and procedures, operate, and control e-business.  Such
activities can be enhanced greatly with decision technology.  Among other
things, this technology includes models from management science, statistics,
economics, accounting, and cognitive science, algorithms and methodologies
to solve the models and generate predictions and recommendations, and
decision making support systems to deliver the models, algorithms, and
methodologies efficiently, and effectively to e-business managers.

To achieve the desired effect, existing decision technology must be adapted
for e-business management, and new decision technology must be created.
Implementation strategies must be formulated, and a management plan for the
decision technology must be established.  Once implemented, e-business
decision technology must be evaluated for effectiveness, efficiency, and
efficacy. Implemented decision technology, then, must be evaluated and
adapted as necessary for dynamic e-business events.

The goal for this special issue of the International Journal of Electronic
Business Research is to collect and disseminate state-of-the-art, high-
quality, scientific knowledge and professionals’ experience on the use of
decision technology in e-business.  Submitted papers should be based on
rigorous theoretical or empirical research that studies the technical,
behavioural,economic and managerial issues involved in designing,
developing, and implementing decision technology in e-business.  Reported
findings should help organizations to resolve pertinent problems and/or
address relevant improvement opportunities. Papers with an
interdisciplinary scope are of special interest.

Topics of interest include - but are not limited to - studies of:
• Theoretical models and algorithms that can be applied to e-business
• Theoretical decision making support systems for e-business
• Applications of decision technology to existing organizations
• Evaluation methods for decision technology in e-business
• Empirically demonstrated benefits from using decision technology in
• Design, development, and management strategies for decision technology in
• Management of decision technology in e-business
• Technical, behavioural, economic, and managerial issues presented by the
utilization of decision technology in e-business


Authors are invited to submit a full paper by 31 July 2007. Papers should
be submitted electronically to the guest editor at the indicated email

Guidelines on the preparation of a manuscript are available at:

Guest Editor

Dr Guisseppi A. Forgionne
Information Systems Department
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Catonsville, Maryland 21250
Phone: 410-455-3943
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Submission of full paper        31 July 2007
Notification of decision on submission        30 November 2007
Publication        1 October 2008
Publisher: IJEBR is published by IGI Global, publisher of the “IGI
Publishing,”(formerly “Idea Group Publishing”), “Information Science
Publishing,” “IRM Press,” “CyberTech Publishing” and “Information
Science Reference” (formerly“Idea Group Reference”) imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-

Editor in Chief:  Dr. In Lee, Western Illinois University, is an editor-in-
chief of the International Journal of E-Business Research.

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