The 3rd Sino-US Workshop on Electronic Commerce

Venue: Business School, Nankai University

Location: Tianjin, Tianjin, China

Event Date/Time: Jun 03, 2006 End Date/Time: Jun 05, 2006
Registration Date: Jun 03, 2006
Early Registration Date: Apr 25, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2006
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The 3rd Sino-US Workshop on Electronic Commerce
Theme: E-business Issues in China: Obstacles, Opportunities, and Innovations
Tianjin, China
June 3-5, 2006

Sponsored by Nankai University, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Education of China
With support from the following organizations:
Center for Research in Electronic Commerce, The University of Texas in Austin
The Rawls College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Georgia Institute of Technology.

• Call for submission of research papers, industry track papers and case studies
• Proceedings to be published by the Nankai University Press
• Selected conference papers to be published in a special issue of Nankai Business Review.

The Sino-US Workshop on Electronic Commerce is an international forum for researchers and practitioners from different areas of e-commerce/e-business to exchange information on the strategic management, engineering design, enabling technologies, and anecdotal experiences as related to e-business, in order to identify the emerging research topics, as well as to help shape the future of IT-transformed enterprise, government, and commerce.

The technical program of this forum will consist of keynote speeches, paper presentations, and panel discussions. Submissions of high quality papers describing mature results or on-going work are invited. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

1£®Strategic management in e-Business enterprise
2£®Enterprise information integration and management innovations
3£®Information technology and application in e-Business
4£®e-Business and Supply Chain Management
5£®IT Governance
6£®e-Retailing, Auction, and e-Market
8£®Legal, Societal, and cultural Issues in e-Commerce
9. e-Commerce Education and Training

Important Dates:
Paper submission deadline February 28, 2006
Notification of acceptance March 31, 2006
Final manuscript due April 25, 2006

Papers can be in either Chinese or English. Both research and practice-oriented papers are solicited. Research papers must not exceed 10 single-spaced pages. Practice-oriented papers must not exceed 6 single-spaced pages and should describe interesting technical aspects of industrial applications, prototypes, experiences, and standards. For easy identification, all practice-oriented papers should have as their title "Industry Track: rest of title." Authors are invited to submit papers electronically through E-mail: . Authors should submit their papers by Feb. 28, 2006. PDF format preferred but PostScript or latex format is also acceptable.

Research papers and practice-oriented papers will be included in the conference proceedings. The submitted manuscripts must not have previously been published or be under consideration for another conference. Selected papers of the conference will also be published in a special issue of Nankai Business Review.

Proposals for tutorials should cover timely topics relevant to the conference theme. The format for a tutorial proposal is as follows:
1. Tutorial title, a 200 word abstract and a brief outline
2. Background information of the speaker, which should include the name, affiliation address (postal address, country, telephone, fax and email), publications and envisioned activities during the tutorial
Submit the proposals (preferably by email) directly to by Feb 28, 2006
The panels should address timely and interesting topics in E-business. The panels will run parallel to the main conference. Each panel contains 4 or 5 speakers. The format for a panel proposal is as follows:
1. One page indicating the proposed panel topic, panel chairperson, and likely panel participants.
2. A 200-word abstract should describe the content of the panel and be accompanied by the full name and address (postal address, country, telephone, fax and email) of the panel chairperson.
Submit the proposals (preferably by email) directly to by Feb 28, 2006
General Chairs:
Weian Li, Nankai University, China
Qi Li, Xi¡¯an Jiaotong University, China
Jaekyu Lee, Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Zhangxi Lin, Texas Tech University, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
Jianyuan Yan, Nankai University, China
Han Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Andrew B. Whinston, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Robert Kauffman, Professor, University of Minnesota, USA
James Wetherbe, Professor, Texas Tech University, USA
Jaekyu Lee, Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Ting-Peng Liang, Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, China

Sulin Ba, University of Connecticut, USA
Jan Stallaert, University of Connecticut, USA
Xiaorui Hu, St. Louis University, USA
Mu Xia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Shijie Deng, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Karl Reiner Lang, Associate Professor, Baruch College, City University of New York, USA
Matti Hamalainen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Juha Laine, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Ming Fan, University of Washington, USA
Ken Peffers, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA
Dahui Li, University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA
Weiling Ke, Clarkson University, USA
Huimin Zhao, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
William Foster, Research Scientist, Institute for Next Generation Internet, USA

For further information please send e-mail to: .


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