The 18th International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB 2018)
Guangxi Normal University,
Guilin, Guangxi, China, Dec 2-6, 2018

Deadline for submitting papers or abstracts: September 1, 2018      

C A L L  F O R  P A P E R S

Theme: AI and Smart Tourism

The International Conference on Electronic Business brings together leading Electronic Business scholars in Asia and around the world. The conference is held under the supervision of The International Consortium for Electronic Business (ICEB) editorial board and is the top academic Electronic Business conference in the world. It brings together top researchers in Electronic Business field and related areas within Asia and around the world to present cutting-edge research and exchange intellectual ideas.

The 18th International Conference on Electronic Business will be hosted by the College of Computer Science and Information Technology, Guangxi Normal University in Guilin, China, and co-sponsored by International Journal of Electronic Business and 8 other related journals.

The Conference will be held in Guilin, China on December 2-6, 2018. The theme of this year’s conference is AI and Smart Tourism. Information and communication technology (ICT) has profound impact on re-designing tourism, by transforming the connections among sightseeing spot, agency, people, bus, boat, and so on. Leveraging big data from multiple sources and dramatically developing AI technologies, governments worldwide are seeking new ways to provide more satisfactory services to make their people happier. AI and Smart tourism, as a relatively new concept and vision, responds to such a request. In this conference, we hope to bring international scholars to explore the meaning, applications, practices, and issues related to AI and smart tourism. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1.    Big data analytics and business intelligence
2.    Blockchain and smart technologies
3.    Collaborative commerce and sharing economy
4.    Cultural and social issues related to electronic business
5.    Digital marketing and consumer behavior
6.    Digital transformations in enterprises
7.    E-entrepreneurship
8.    E-governance, policy and law
9.    E-healthcare and gerontechnology
10.    Knowledge management and sharing
11.    New technology adoption and diffusion
12.    Security and privacy issues
13.    Smart cities and Internet of Things
14.    Smart tourism and hospitality
15.    Social media and social computing
16.    Strategies and models of electronic business
17.    Supply chain management and e-logistics
18.    Virtual communities and social commerce
19.    Web mining and recommendation systems
20.    Other related issues

We are pleased to invite all related academic scholars to join this conference, and call for the papers based on the conference theme. The submission is due on September 1, 2018.

Online submission:
Conference website:

International Consortium for Electronic Business, Hong Kong, China
College of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China

Xianxian Lee, Dean of College of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China
Qi-an Lu, Dean of School of Economics and Management, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China

Xudong Luo, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China

Abbas Tarhini, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Albert Huang, University of the Pacific, USA
Baoding Liu, Tsinghua University, China
BalanSundarakani, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE
Benjamine Yen, University of Hong Kong, China
Chong Guan, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
Cooper C.Y. Ku, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Eldon Y. Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Elena Vitkauskaite, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Hsin-Lu Chang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Ibrahim M. Al-Jabri, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Jao-Hong Cheng, National Yulin U. of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Jashen Chen, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Jinwu Gao, Renmin University, China
John Guo, James Madison University, USA
John Hamilton, James Cook University, Australia
Key Pousttchi, University of Potsdam, Germany
Kwok Kee Wei, Natinoal University of Singapore, Singapore
Michel De Rougemont, University Paris II, France
Mika Hannula, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Naoum Jamous, Otto-Von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
Pei-Lee Teh, Monash University, Malaysia
Qi Li, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Qiang Ye, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Ravi Sharma, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Robert Luo,University of New Mexico, USA
Sim Kim Lau, University of Wollongong, Australia
SiriluckRotchanakitumnuai, Thammasat University, Thailand
Soly Mathew Biju, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE
Timon C. Du, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Waiman Cheung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Wenshin Chen, RMIT-Vietnam, Vietnam
Yan Li, ESSEC Business School Asia Pacific

Runghu Hotel, 16 North Ronghu Road (Ronghu Bei Lu) Guilin 541001 China

September 1, 2018      Deadline for submitting papers or abstracts
October 1, 2018       Notification of acceptance for conference presentation
October 15, 2018      Camera-ready papers and last day of early-bird registration
October 30, 2018      Program schedule announcement
November 15, 2018     Last day of regular registration without late fee
December 2-6, 2018     Conference events

Previously published Special Issues/Sections include:
Information & Management
International Journal of Service Industry Management
Total Quality Management and Business Excellence
Journal of Global Information Management
Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce.
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Authors of high-quality papers selected from the conference proceedings will be invited to submit the revised and expanded version of their papers for fast-track reviews by the following sponsoring journals.

1.    Electronic Commerce Research (ECR) listed in SSCI
2.    Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA) listed in SSCI
3.    Information & Management (I&M) listed in SSCI
4.    International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC) listed in SSCI
5.    Internet Research (IR) listed in SSCI
6.    Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (JECR) listed in SSCI
7.    International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB) listed in Scopus
8.    International Journal of Information and Computer Security (IJICS) listed in EI/Scopus
9.    International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising (IJIMA) listed in Scopus
10.    International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management (IJIEM) listed in Inspec
11.    International Journal of Information Systems and Management (IJISAM) listed in Inspec
12.    International Journal of Technology Policy and Law (IJITPL) listed in Inspec

For more information about the conference, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Xudong Luo
Program co-chair of ICEB 2018
Tel: +86 15521029598

Mr. Yonggang Li
Secretariate of ICEB 2018
Tel: +86 18593237583

College of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Guangxi Normal University
15 Yucai Road, Qixing District,
Guilin, Guangxi, China
Postcode: 541004