[Elsnet-list] CFP: ICEC 2008 Doctoral Consortium, Innsbruck, Austria, August 19, 2008

Ilona Zaremba ilona.zaremba at sti2.at
Wed Mar 5 12:54:09 CET 2008

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		ICEC 2008 Doctoral Consortium
		     Innsbruck, Austria
		      August 19, 2008

     at the 10th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC)
Executive Summary
The ICEC Doctoral Consortium aims at bringing together doctoral students 
within the fields of e-commerce and e-business to open their work up to 
discussion in an international forum, and to obtain valuable feedback 
from their fellow scientists with respect to both topic-specific 
research issues, and research methodology. Students will be asked to 
submit an extended abstract (of about 5 pages), structured in accordance 
to a pre-defined template, whose focus is on the key methodological 
components required for a sound research narrative. Generally speaking, 
priority will be given to 1st/2nd year PhD students, because they are 
still in the process of defining the scope of their research. However, 
all PhD students are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Thematically the DC is indended to be fully aligned with the main 
conference, with a special focus on the yearly conference theme, 
semantic technology moving towards interoperability. It will be 
co-located with the 10th International Conference on Electronic Commerce 
ICEC 2008 in Innsbruck, Austria, and is preliminarly scheduled for 
August, 19  2008.

Important Dates (GMT)
-- Deadline for paper submissions: May 5, 2008
-- Notification of acceptance: June 9, 2008
-- Camera-ready versions: June 23, 2008
-- DC: August 19, 2008

Call for Contributions
The Doctoral Consortium is open to all PhD students carrying out 
research on topics related to electronic commerce or eletronic business 
(see below). The applicants are required to send an extended abstract of 
their doctoral work, which should address the following aspects:

-- What is the research problem of the PhD thesis and why is it relevant 
for the e-commernce or e-business areas?
-- What is the state of the art in the field, where do you see room for 
improvement and why is it feasible to assume your work will have chance 
to achieve progress?
-- What are the main contributions expected?
-- What are the real-world use cases (applications, target audience) 
which are likely to benefit from your work?
-- What is the general research approach followed?
-- What has been achieved so far?
-- What the evaluation method applied or planned to be applied?
-- What are your plans for future work?

The submissions should not exceed 5 pages and be formatted according to 
the ACM Proceedings Format 
(http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html). The papers will be 
submitted through the conference's online submission and review system 
available at http://www.icec08.org/, where detailed calls for the 
respective conference parts are available. Applicants should also 
specify (e.g., in a footnote to the paper) how long they have worked on 
their doctoral work.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the 
scientific advisory board. The submissions will be reviewed against the 
following criteria (in this order):

-- Novelty and originality of the research work.
-- Rigorousness and scientific soundness of the overall approach and of 
the results so far.
-- Clarity of the presentation.
-- Relevance of the work with respect to the specified list of topics.

The selected participants will be given the opportunity to open their 
work up to discussion in front of other students and an expert audience 
(either in a regular presentation session or in a poster session).

Topics of interest to the Doctoral Consortium include (but are not 
restricted to):

- Business-to-business e-commerce
- Business-to-consumer e-commerce
- E-government, policy and law
- Business/Enterprise Architectures for e-commerce
- Mobile and pervasive commerce
- Electronic Markets and Multiagent Systems
- Semantic Web technology and its application to e-commerce and e-business.

DC Chair
The ICEC Doctoral Consortium Chair is Elena Simperl (University of 
Innsbruck, Austria) elena.simperl at sti2.at

Scientific Advisors (some confirmations pending)
Roberta Cuel, University of Trento, I
Federico Facca, Politecnica di Milano, I
Martin Hepp, University of Innsbruck, AT
Christian Huemer, Vienna University of Technology, AT
Dieter Merkl, Vienna University of Technology, AT
Arno Scharl, Vienna University of Technology, AT
Marcus Spies, University of Innsbruck, AT


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