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


The International Conference on e-Business, ICE-B 2020, 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
  • Business Process Management
  • B2C/B2B Considerations
  • Business Performance
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Business Models
  • Enterprise Ontologies
  • Service-Oriented Enterprise
  • Internet of Things/Sensing Enterprise
  • Data-Driven Value Creation
  • Data Collection
  • Data Visualization
  • Data-Driven Business Model
  • Data Mining
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Process


  • 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


  • 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
  • m-Business Models
  • Mobile User Interfaces
  • Trust/Security/Protection


Henderik ProperLuxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Jaime Lloret MauriUniversidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Ajith AbrahamMachine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Moti YungColumbia University, United States
Ingemar Johansson CoxUniversity of Copenhagen, United Kingdom


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.

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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of 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. 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 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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 8 - 10 July, 2020

Paper Submission: March 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
April 15, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
April 29, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 7, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 7, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 20, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: March 3, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: May 13, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: May 26, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 3, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 3, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: May 26, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: May 26, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: May 26, 2020 (expired)


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-b.icete.org


Available soon.


Mohammad ObaidatFordham University, NY, United States
Jalel Ben-OthmanUniversity of Paris 13, France


Marten van SinderenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


Andreas Ahrens, Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design, Germany
Ana Azevedo, CEOS.PP / ISCAP / P.PORTO, Portugal
Efthimios Bothos, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece
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
Ritesh Chugh, Central Queensland University, Australia
Soon Chun, CUNY-CSI, United States
Pierre Hadaya, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Inma Hernández, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Carmen Lam, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Abderrahmane Leshob, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
Olga Levina, FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Germany
Yung-Ming Li, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Rungtai Lin, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan, Republic of China
Peter Loos, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany
Samaneh Madanian, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Wai Mok, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
Daniel OLeary, University of Southern California, United States
Wilma Penzo, University of Bologna, Italy
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Agostinho Pinto, CEOS.PP / ISCAP / P.PORTO, Portugal
Charmaine Plessis, University of South Africa, South Africa
Pak-Lok Poon, Central Queensland University, Australia
Ela Pustulka-Hunt, FHNW Olten, Switzerland
Manuel Resinas, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Fernando Romero, University of Minho, Portugal
Gustavo Rossi, Lifia, Argentina
Jarogniew Rykowski, The Poznan University of Economics (PUE), Poland
Hassan Sleiman, Renault Group, France
Vesna Spasojevic Brkic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Riccardo Spinelli, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
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

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