First Virtual Conference on Business and Management (VCOBAM 2009)

Venue: Internet

Location: -

Event Date/Time: Sep 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 23, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: May 29, 2009
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1st virtual conference on Business and Management
Sept 22-23, 2009

Organized by

The World’s Premier Online Graduate School

The conference invites original contributions from researchers and thought leaders in academia as well as industry. It aims to provide an international forum for exchange of ideas and future trends amongst researchers, students, consultants and practitioners in business and management. As the conference is being organized online, delegates will save on travel time and all expenses related to conference meals, boarding and lodging – while still getting an opportunity to network with others, share their work and listen to others on a truly global scale.

Theme Topics

The theme of the 2009 conference is Organizations and the Interactive Web.

Web has evolved from a read-only environment to a strong interactive medium where users have access to vast range of resources that can play an active role in updating its content. Enormous data and connectivity resulting from this evolution offers immense potential to change the competitive landscape of business. VCOBAM 2009 aims to bring out this emerging trend and explore the opportunities and challenges confronting organizations in this era.

Proposals/Papers may focus on, but are not limited to:
- Changing forms of organizations
- Business applications of web x.0
- Managing various functional aspects of web based business such as finance, human behaviour, information, marketing, operations, quality and strategy
- Managing virtual teams
- Social Networking as a management tool
- Use of Blogs, wikis and vodcasts as effective training and development tools
- Economics of the interactive web
- Quality Management in Online learning and Business Management
- Risk Management and business continuity planning

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be made online through the conference website.

Authors may choose to submit their work in either of the following categories.

Full Papers
Full papers should not exceed ten pages on times roman 12, single spaced. Page limit includes appendix and references.

Concise papers
Concise papers should not exceed four pages pages on times roman 12, single spaced. Page limit includes appendix and references.

Poster proposal should not exceed four pages. Accepted posters will be displayed on the conference website - along with author details.

We are especially interested in contributions that combine theory and practice, and provide a rich mixture of concepts, ideas and practical applications. Students are encouraged to contribute as an opportunity to share their emergent ideas and research goals with a large international and research oriented audience.
Papers previously presented or published as well as advertorial papers will not be accepted. More details on format of submission and presentation will be made available after acceptance notifications.
Review Process

All submissions will be peer reviewed by 2-3 reviewers. Submissions will be assessed primarily on the basis of relevance to the conference theme, originality of content, depth of analysis and quality of language.
Timeline for Submissions

Date Milestone
May 29, 2009 Last date for receipt of full/concise papers
June 15, 2009 Last date for submitting poster proposals
July 15, 2009 Notification for Acceptance of Poster proposals
July 15, 2009 Notification for Acceptance of Full/Concise Papers
Aug 15, 2009 Submission of Camera Ready copy for accepted submissions
Sept 18, 2009 Submission of copy of presentation to be used by presenter
Sept 22-23, 2009 Conference Dates

Presentation Guidelines

All accepted papers will be eligible for presentation in the conference. It is mandatory for the presenting author to get registered for the whole conference.

Conference will take place online. Each registered delegate will be provided with a web link to join the presentation session. If needed, a pilot session with the presenters will be organized a week before the conference days.

Participants will need a personal computer with microphone and speakers. More details on presentation will be made available on the conference website in due course of time.

All conference delegates will need to pay registration fee as per following structure. The fee is inclusive of cost of conduct of conference, web hosting of conference proceedings, all taxes and surcharges.

Student Category* Non-Student Category
Early Bird – Till July 31, 2009 US$ 38 US$ 75
Aug 1, 2009 onwards** US$ 50 US$ 100
* Student registration and concession must be verified with a copy of Student Identification or other relevant ID. Please email this attention to
** All presenters must get registered latest by Aug 20, 2009.
It is necessary for at least one author to register for inclusion of paper in conference proceedings. Non-presenters are also welcome to register.

Payment can be made online through credit card.
Registration will open on July 17, 2009.

Conference Publication
Abstracts introducing all accepted and registered papers will be included in the Online Program Handbook. Conference proceedings containing all accepted and registered submissions will be published on the web and will be accessible through a public URL. Select papers may be made available through refereed online research databases.

Contact Details

For individual queries, please feel free to write to