ICE-B is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication and technically co-sponsored by IEEE and in-cooperation with ACM-SIGMIS.


The purpose of ICE-B 2006, the 2006 International Conference on E-business, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems methods and applications in the context of e-business.

e-Business is a research area of growing importance, encompassing several areas of theoretical and practical importance. Therefore, we look forward to receive research work and applications on innovative aspects of several areas relater to e-Business, including: “Communication and Software Infrastructure”, “Web and Mobile Business Systems and Services” and “Business and Social Applications”.

Ideas on how to analyze and approach problems by combining information systems and communication technologies, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICE-B, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

The best papers will be selected to appear either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer-Verlag.

Special sessions, case-studies and tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics related to the main conference are also envisaged: researchers interested in organizing a special session, or companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. Additional information can be found at


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 conference areas:

Communication and Software Infrastructure

Web and Mobile Business Systems and Services

Business and Social Applications

Area 1: Communication and Software Infrastructure
  • System Architectures
  • e-Commerce and e-Business: B2B and B2C
  • Electronic Payment Systems and Exchange Protocols
  • VPN Technology and Services
  • Grid Computing
  • Service-Oriented Computing
  • Agent-based Information Systems
  • Digital Libraries and Information Sharing
  • Information IntegrationL
  • Knowledge Management Support
  • Security and Privacy

Area 2: Web and Mobile Business Systems and Services
  • Pervasive Technologies for e-Commerce
  • m-Commerce
  • Mobile Public Services
  • Ubiquitous Information Access
  • Sensor Systems and RFID Applications
  • Web Technologies and Web Services
  • e-Retailing and Web Design
  • Web-based Enterprise Management, DEN, CIM, XML
  • Market Portals
  • Semantic Web Technologies
  • Online Auctions

Area 3: Business and Social Applications
  • e-Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • CRM and Business Solutions
  • Trust in Social Networks
  • Business Workflow Management
  • Supply-chain Management
  • Virtual Organizations
  • e-Logistics
  • e-Government and Digital Cities
  • e-Learning
  • Healthcare and Medical Applications
  • Social Implications of Modern Communications


- Thomas Greene, MIT, U.S.A.
- David A. Marca, University of Phoenix, U.S.A.


Project Management for e-Business Initiatives delivered by David A. Marca, University of Phoenix, U.S.A.


ICE-B 2006 papers will be indexed by DBLP.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer-Verlag.
The publication of extended versions of outstanding conference papers is also a possibility being discussed with several scientific journals.


The conference will be held in the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal. With five Schools, the Institute has excellent conditions for holding conferences, including several 100-seat lecture theatres and one fully equipped 350-seat auditorium.
Setúbal, a city with about 75,000 inhabitants, sits by the Atlantic Ocean and on the right edge of the Sado River, in front of Tróia, approximately 50 km to the south of the Portuguese capital - Lisboa - where the nearest airport is located. Setúbal offers its visitors an unforgettable environment: Dauphins and other ocean life, monuments and flaring landscapes are conjugated with an important industrial implantation. The visitor can find anything from ancient historical areas, in Palmela, to pleasurable beaches and modern golf courses, in Troia. It is also possible to make a break after the conference, in Algarve, less than two hours away from the conference site by car.


Joaquim Filipe, IPS/EST-Setúbal, Portugal


Mohammad S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, U.S.A.


Thomas Greene, MIT, U.S.A.


Ajith Abraham, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Antonia Albani, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Panagiotes Anastasiades, University of Crete, Greece
Gilbert Babin, HEC Montréal, Canada
Claudio Bartolini, HP Labs, U.S.A
Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa, Canada
Hans Bjornsson, Scool of Technologyu Management & Economics, Sweden
Christos Bouras, University of Patras and RACTI, Greece
Stephane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rongzeng Cao, IBM China Research Laboratory, China
Christer Carlsson, IAMSR/Abo Akademi University, Finland
Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
Malu Castellanos, HP Labs, U.S.A
Kwok Wai Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Dickson Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, China
Soon Chun, City University of New York, U.S.A
Jen-Yao Chung, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, U.S.A
Michele Colajanni, University of Modena, Italy
Oscar Corcho, University of Manchester, U.K
Rafael Corchuelo, University of Sevilla, Spain
Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Wei Ding, IBM Research, China
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Pascal van Eck, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jinan Fiaidhi, Lakehead University, Canada
Piero Formica, CERT - Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training, United Arab Emirates
Chiara Francalanci, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Xiang Fu, Georgia Southwestern State University, U.S.A
George Giaglis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Volker Gruhn, University of Leipzig, Germany
Haresh Gurnani, University of Miami, U.S.A
Mohand-Said Hacid, University of Miami, U.S.A
Hardy Hanappi, University of Technology of Vienna, Austria
G. Harindranath, University of London, U.K
Manfred Hauswirth, EPFL, Switzerland
Nina Helander, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Martin Hepp, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
Birgit Hofreiter, University of Vienna, Austria
Andreas Holzinger, Medical Informatics, Med.University Graz, Austria
Weihong Huang, Kingston University, UK
Patrick C. K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada
Ali Hurson, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Arun Iyengar, IBM Research, U.S.A
James Joshi, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A
Matjaz B. Juric, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Robert Kauffman, University of Minnesota, U.S.A
Werner Kiessling, University of Augsburg, Germany
Andy Koronios, University of South Australia, Australia
Ibrahim Kushchu, Mobile Government Consortium, U.K
Anton Lavrin, The Technical Universuty of Kosice, Czech Republic
Elaine Lawrence, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Lundy Lewis, Southern New Hampshire University, U.S.A
Dahui Li, University of Minnesota Duluth, U.S.A
Yinsheng Li, Fudan University, China
Chin E. Lin, South China University of Technology, China
Kwei-Jay Lin, University of California, U.S.A
Jie Lu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Tokuro Matsuo, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Brian Mennecke, Iowa State University, U.S.A
Dunja Mladenic, J.Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Adrian Mocan, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Austria
Ali Reza Montazemi, McMaster University, Canada
Aad van Moorsel, University of Newcastle, U.K
Dan O'Leary, University of Southern California, U.S.A
Andrea Omicini, DEIS, Università di Bologna, Italy
Cesare Pautasso, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Axel Polleres, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Pak-Lok Poon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Dimitris Rigas, Univeristy of Bradford, U.K
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & Center for Research and Development - Hellas, Greece
Detlef Schoder, University of Cologne, Germany
Janice Sipior, Villanova University, U.S.A
Il-Yeol Song, Drexel University, U.S.A
Miguel Soriano, UPC, Spain
Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, MCM Institute University St. Gallen, Switzerland
Thomas Strang, German Aerospace Center, Germany
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Thompson Teo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Thanassis Tiropanis, Athens Information Technology, Greece
Henry Tirri, Nokia, Finland
Roland Traunmüller, University Linz, Austria
Jan Vanthienen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Vesna Bosilj Vuksic, Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Bartel Van de Walle, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Krzysztof Wecel, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Erik Wilde, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jongwook Woo, California State University, U.S.A
Lai Xu, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Soe-Tsyr Yuan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Han Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A