Calls for papers


International Journal of Electronic Business
International Journal of Electronic Business


Special Issue on: "Transformation in a Connected World"

Guest Editors:
Gilbert Babin, HEC Montréal, Canada
Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

The Internet and the Web are continuously evolving. Their changing incarnations such as Web 2.0, e-services and service-oriented architectures, and cloud computing and convergence with mobile Internet are transforming the way traditional activities are undertaken, and are having a dramatic impact on many aspects of modern society.

Companies, governments and users are continuously challenged to catch up and take advantage of the potential benefits and power of digital technologies.  Successful transformation to meet new challenges and opportunities is a multi-faceted problem, involving many technological, managerial, economic, organisational and legal issues.

In this special issue we shall explore the many facets of internet applications and technologies, with a focus on technological, managerial and organisational issues. Original and interdisciplinary approaches to these problems are highly encouraged.  Authors focusing on technological aspects are encouraged to highlight the managerial, economic or organisational implications of their work. Conversely, authors focusing on managerial, economic or organisational aspects are encouraged to highlight the technological dimension.  Papers will be evaluated on the basis of their originality, presentation and impact.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Mobile internet and social web
    • Web 2.0 and social media
    • Internet-based collaborative work
    • Business models and ecosystems
    • eBusiness (B2B, B2C, B2M)
    • eHealth, eEducation and eGovernment
    • Telecommunication services
  • Methods
    • Organisational transformation
    • Process modelling languages (syntax, semantics, validation)
    • Process adaptation (methods, tools)
  • Clouds
    • Service composition
    • Open APIs and mashups
    • Methodologies and tools
    • Ubiquity management
  • Architectures
    • Novel deployment technologies
    • Distributed transactions
    • Recovery
    • Network management
  • Trust
    • Requirements
    • Legal issues
    • Privacy and data protection
    • Identity theft

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All submitted papers will be formally reviewed online. Accepted papers must follow the guidelines posted at to format the final papers.
Important Dates

Submission of papers: 18 July, 2011 (extended)

Notification of acceptance: 1 October, 2011