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is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on e-Business, ICE-B 2021, aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners who are interested in e-Business technology and its current applications. The scope of the conference covers low-level technological issues, such as technology platforms, internet of things and web services, but also higher-level issues, such as business processes, business intelligence, value setting and business strategy. Furthermore, it covers different approaches to address these issues and different possible applications with their own specific needs and requirements on technology. These are all areas of theoretical and practical importance within the broad scope of e-Business, whose growing importance can be seen from the increasing interest of the IT research community.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Business-IT Alignment
  • B2C/B2B Considerations
  • Enterprise Ontologies
  • Service-Oriented Enterprise
  • Internet of Things/Sensing Enterprise
  • Data-Driven Value Creation
  • Data Collection
  • Data Visualization
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Business Analytics
  • Recommender Systems


  • m-Commerce
  • Mobile User Interfaces
  • Online Shopping
  • Website Design
  • User Behavior Models
  • e-Payment and Virtual Currencies
  • Workflow Management
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Process Modeling
  • Data-Driven Business Models
  • Business Model Metrics
  • Business Performance
  • Sustainability
  • Resilience


  • Recommender Systems
  • e-Commerce
  • Usability
  • Semantic Web
  • Web Services
  • Social Networks
  • Collaborative Systems
  • Integration/Interoperability
  • Supply, Demand and Value Chains
  • Inter-Organizational Workflows
  • Smart Contracts
  • Collaborative Filtering
  • Groupware
  • Ontology Engineering
  • Virtual Enterprises
  • Virtual Communities
  • Trust Management
  • Data Sovereignty
  • Data Sharing


  • Government
  • Entertainment
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Banking/Finance
  • Education/Learning
  • Health Care/Well-Being
  • Urban/Regional Planning/Development
  • Logistics
  • Smart Cities
  • Grid Computing
  • Cloud Technology
  • Middleware Platforms
  • Services Computing Platforms
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Crowdsensing
  • Blockchain
  • Context-Awareness
  • Information Quality
  • Ubiquity
  • Quality-of-Service
  • Mobile Architectures
  • Trust/Security/Protection


Jan vom BrockeUniversity of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
Florian MatthesTechnische Universität München, Germany


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 7 - 9 July, 2021

Paper Submission: March 8, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
April 15, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
April 29, 2021

Paper Submission: April 8, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 6, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 19, 2021

Workshop Proposal: March 3, 2021 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: May 12, 2021
Authors Notification: May 25, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: June 3, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 3, 2021 (expired)
Paper Submission: May 6, 2021
Authors Notification: May 20, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: May 31, 2021

Tutorial Proposal: May 25, 2021

Demo Proposal: May 25, 2021

Panel Proposal: May 25, 2021

Abstract Submission: May 12, 2021
Authors Notification: May 25, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: June 3, 2021


ICE-B Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: ice-b.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ice-business.org/


Marten van SinderenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


Fons WijnhovenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


Andreas Ahrens, Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design, Germany
Saadat Alhashmi, University Of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Salvatore Ammirato, University Of Calabria, Italy
Dimitris Apostolou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ana Azevedo, CEOS.PP / ISCAP / P.PORTO, Portugal
Efthimios Bothos, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece
Khouloud Boukadi, Université De Sfax, Tunisia
Alexandros Bousdekis, Information Management Unit, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Wojciech Cellary, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland
Chun-Liang Chen, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan, Republic of China
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dickson K W Chiu, The University Of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ritesh Chugh, Central Queensland University, Australia
Soon Chun, City University of New York, United States
Ajantha Dahanayake, Lappeenranta University Of Technology, Finland
Dimitris Drossos, Athens University Of Economics And Business, Greece
Valerio Frascolla, Intel, Germany
Andreas Gadatsch, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany
Francisco García-sánchez, University of Murcia, Spain
Pierre Hadaya, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Ahasanul Haque, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Remko Helms, Open University, Netherlands
Keman Huang, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, United States
Omar Hujran, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Mark Hwang, Central Michigan University, United States
Maria-Eugenia Iacob, University of Twente, Netherlands
Igor Ilin, Peter The Great St.petersburg Polytechnic University, Russian Federation
Dimitrios Katehakis, FORTH, Greece
Arkadiusz Kawa, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poland
Jean-Pierre Kuilboer, Universiy of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Jake Laguador, Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology, Philippines
Carmen Lam, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Giorgio Leonardi, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Abderrahmane Leshob, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Alvin Leung, City University Of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Olga Levina, TH Brandenburg, Germany
Yung-Ming Li, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Peter Loos, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Samaneh Madanian, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
José Mata, University Of Lausanne, Switzerland
Ovidiu Noran, Griffith University, Australia
Daniel OLeary, University of Southern California, United States
Aris Ouksel, , United States
Chun Ouyang, Queensland University Of Technology, Australia
Wilma Penzo, University of Bologna, Italy
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Charmaine Plessis, University of South Africa, South Africa
Stavros Ponis, National Technical University Athens, Greece
Pak-Lok Poon, Central Queensland University, Australia
Ela Pustulka-Hunt, FHNW Olten, Switzerland
Jana-Rebecca Rehse, University of Mannheim, Germany
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Jarogniew Rykowski, The Poznan University of Economics (PUE), Poland
Riyanarto Sarno, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia
Emil Scarlat, Bucharest Academy Of Economic Studies, Romania
Rong-an Shang, Soochow University, Taiwan, Taiwan, Republic of China
M. Sadiq Sohail, , Saudi Arabia
Agostinho Sousa Pinto, CEOS.PP, ISCAP, Polytechnic of Porto, Rua Jaime Lopes Amorim s/n, S. Mamede de Infesta, Portugal, Portugal
Vesna Spasojevic Brkic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Riccardo Spinelli, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Emmanouil Stiakakis, Univercity Macedonia, Greece
Zhaohao Sun, PNG University of Technology (1); Federation University Australia (2), Papua New Guinea
James Thong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Ben van Lier, Centric, Netherlands
Alfredo Vellido, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Hua Wang, Victoria University, Australia
Christian Wolff, University Of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Ewa Ziemba, Economic University in Katowice, Poland
Geraldo Zimbrão, UFRJ, Brazil

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