2007 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, Hong Kong, China, 24-26 October 2007


E-business has emerged as an important computing paradigm in digital societies. The paradigm imposes many interesting challenges to both the research community and the industry. These challenges range from the reliable integration of e-services to trustworthy transactions of e-retailing. Addressing these challenges requires the cross fertilization of multiple disciplines, including databases, software engineering, networking, grid computing, security, machine intelligence and information systems. Plentiful research issues need to be investigated before the proliferation of e-business systems. So, a series of related conferences organised by the IEEE Technical Committee on E-Commerce have taken place since 1998. The 2007 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE) is the latest of a successful series. It provides a high-quality forum for researchers, practitioners and executives from different disciplines to exchange their latest findings and experiences. The conference scope spans the areas of middleware, databases, MIS, Web, and multimedia. The main themes of this year’s conference will focus on:

• E-Commerce Platforms, Models and Applications

• Workflows and Transactions in E-Business

• Management and Engineering of IT-Enabled Services

• Requirement Analysis and Modeling of E-Business Systems

• Dependability and Performance of E-Business Systems

• Business Performance Management

• Data and Knowledge Engineering for E-Business

• Mobile and Pervasive Commerce

• Security, Privacy in E-Commerce

• Open Source Technologies in E-Commerce/Business/Services

• Industrial Track

The conference will take place on 24-26 October, 2007 at the University of Hong Kong, China. In addition to paper presentations from the delegates, the program includes keynote speeches, panel discussions, poster sessions, and two technical Symposiums. A demonstration session will be held for the delegates to share their research results. The conference will also schedule a job fair to provide a chance for the students and delegates to pursue their careers and for the companies to discover their future employees. A couple of co-located symposiums are under plan. These symposiums aim to stimulate discussions over the issues related to service oriented architecture and E-Business. Extended versions of selected best papers will be recommended for possible inclusion in The Computer Journal published by the British Computer Society, and Service-Oriented Computing and Applications published by Springer.

Honorary Chairs

Stephen H.S. Mak Hong Kong SAR Government

C.J. Tan The University of Hong Kong

General Chairs

Jen-Yao Chung IBM T. J. Watson Research

Francis Lau The University of Hong Kong

Lionel M. Ni The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Chairs

S.C. Cheung The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hui Lei IBM T. J. Watson Research

Michael Lyu The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Student Workshop Chair

William Cheung Hong Kong Baptist University

Finance and Registration Chair

H.F. Ting The University of Hong Kong

Local Arrangements Chair

Anthony Tam The University of Hong Kong

Web Chair

Zoe C.H. Yu The University of Hong Kong

Program Committee

To be announced

Steering Committee

Kuo-Ming Chao Coventry University

Josephine Cheng IBM China Software Development Lab

Jen-Yao Chung IBM T. J. Watson Research Lab (Chair)

Francis Lau The University of Hong Kong

Thomas Li IBM China Research Lab

Yinsheng Li Fudan University

Kwei-Jay Lin University of California, Irvine

Steven Miller Singapore Management University

Erich Neuhold Darmstadt University of Technology

Lionel M. Ni The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Important Dates

April 1, 2007 Abstract registration deadline

May 1, 2007 Paper Submission

July 12, 2007 Notification of acceptance

August 11, 2007 Final manuscripts due

October 24, 2007 Workshop starts

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