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The Latest Issue of the Communications of ICISA

Dear Colleagues and Friends: On behalf of International Chinese Information Systems Association (ICISA), we are pleased to announce that Vol. 14. Number 2, 2013 Winter Issue of Communications of the ICISA (CICISA) is now available. As we have collaborated with Airiti Library this year, our members can use the ID & Password provided via a separate email to download the articles in this issue for free. Click Here to access the web site. The following is the Table of Contents: 1) A Personal Document Recommendation System Based on Semantic Ontology Deng-Neng Chen, William Yu Chung Wang, Cheng-Hsun Wu 2) Applying Signaling Theory to Analyze Consumer?? Attitude towards Brand: Attitude towards Advergame as Mediator Po-Ling Sun, Wei-Hung Hsiao 3) ERP Research in Information System Field: A Multiple-Dimension Review Wei-Hsi Hung, Chieh-Pin Lin Editor-in-Chief Wei-Hsi Hung Department of Information Management National Chung Cheng University Chia-Yi, 621, Taiwan, E-mail:


Communications of the ICISA Call for Papers

Dear friends, Communications of the ICISA: An International Journal (ISSN: 1533-2454) is the official publication of the International Chinese Information Systems Association ( . The Communications of the ICISA is listed in the Cabell?? Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management and as an IS journal in the Index of Information Systems Journal at . The editor invites prospective authors to submit original manuscripts for possible publication in the forthcoming issue of Communications of the ICISA (Vol. 12, No. 2). Appropriate topic areas include, but not limit to, the follows. Information Management ? E-Commerce and Mobile Commerce ? Enterprise Information Systems ? Networking and Data Communications ? Web Technology and Management ? Data Mining and Data Warehousing ? Accounting Information Systems ? IT Governance and Computer Auditing ? Information Security and Assurance Business Intelligence ? e-Government ? Healthcare Information Management ? IT Globalization and Innovation ? IT Education ? Virtual Teams and Organizations ? Social Computing ? Knowledge Management ? Green IT The deadline for paper submission is October 1, 2011. Please see the attachment for the details. Aloha Victor Jengchung Victor Chen, Ph.D. President of ICISA Institute of International Management National Cheng Kung University TAIWAN Tel: +886-6-2757575ext. 53561 Fax: +886-6-2751175


Qualitative Approaches to eMarketing and Online Consumer Behaviour

Special issue of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research Guest editors; Inma Rodriguez-Ardura, Gerard Ryan, and Ulrike Gretzel The Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research is planning a special issue on Qualitative Approaches to Research in the field of eMarketing and Online Consumer Behaviour. The new possibilities offered by the Internet facilitate advanced forms of exchange and interaction between consumers and businesses. Thanks to the Internet, consumers are presented with new opportunities to enhance their power in their relationships with businesses. As well as having access to an unprecedented amount of information, online consumers can compare a vast range of products, access independent and professional sources of expertise, and interact in an efficient and productive manner with firms and institutions. As a result, online consumers may play an active role in both marketing communication programmes and the design of products and their related sets of benefits and values. These consumers are more willing and prepared to disseminate their opinions about brands and products?hether supportive or unfavourable, and even to sanction firms among far-reaching audiences. Online consumers benefit from a collective intelligence, demand greater control over their shopping experience and the design of 'value propositions' in terms of their own individual interests. In the context of the Internet, businesses are better prepared to face the challenges of satisfying online consumers. As well as benefiting from Internet-based processing systems to manage great masses of consumer data, firms may adopt advanced customer-centric paradigms and define and develop e-marketing strategies and programmes that are more precise and more closely matched to customers' needs. The potential of the Internet to transform the marketing environment has resulted in a great deal of research on the online consumer and the business strategies and orientations which companies adopt in order to build relationships with consumers through this channel. Initial research has mostly focused on developing consumer profiles and identifying online segments in this digital marketing environment. However, the expansion of e-commerce in general and the widespread adoption of the Internet as a marketing channel led to the appearance of a broad and varied array of research topics on consumer behaviour and e-marketing. This includes the e-shopping decision, online consumer satisfaction and loyalty, and trust in purchasing decisions on the Internet. Interest in qualitative approaches to research in e-marketing and online consumer behaviour has increased in recent times, thus facilitating a more in-depth analysis of the motivations and perceptions of connected consumers. Qualitative approaches enable researchers to access online consumer behaviour, often through direct observation, in its natural environment. They facilitate the analyses of how consumers shop and interact with one another on the Internet. In this way qualitative research on the online consumer tends to be consumer rather than researcher-centric. Qualitative research allows gaining deep insights and a better understanding of consumer behaviour which might not otherwise be possible by adopting solely quantitative approaches. Thus, nowadays qualitative methods may be considered as important elements in the Internet researcher's 'toolbox'. In fact, with the development of social networking, qualitative and mix methods approaches may emerge as important contributors to the field: in ways such as helping to discover the new forms through which the Internet empowers consumers; facilitating the exploration of new routes for co-creation of value and for consumer participation in the innovation processes; aiding with the evaluation of the impact of personalization practices developed within eCRM programmes on consumers; and promoting the analysis of consumer behaviour in virtual consumption communities. Hence, there is a need to reflect on and discuss the use of qualitative techniques within e-marketing research, in order to facilitate further exploration through the qualitative lens and to consider the contribution of qualitative approaches to the growing knowledge on the issues surrounding the behaviour of people as online consumers. This special issue of JTAER aims to encourage and gather high-quality theoretical and/or qualitative-empirical analysis, which examines this research topic. Subject Coverage Particular topics to be addressed in this issue might include, but are not limited to the following: Perspectives on qualitative methodologies in research on e-marketing and online consumer behaviour Critical appraisals of qualitative approaches to research on e-marketing, including the identification and analysis of opportunities and challenges of using qualitative techniques. Critical perspectives on ecological validity, rigor and credibility in qualitative research around the online consumer. Systematic comparisons and assessment of qualitative and quantitative methods in research on the e-consumer. Insights into qualitative research on the online consumer in terms of new data and methods, including emerging methodological issues and researcher experiences. Critical analyses of specific instruments and techniques employed in qualitative research on the online consumer such as: Online instruments or environments The mixed approach Observational techniques The online consumer diary Comprehensive overviews of the contributions of qualitative empirical research to e-marketing and online consumer behaviour Insights into the main contributions made by e-qualitative empirical research to the wide domain of e-marketing and online consumer behaviour, enhancing its body of knowledge, significance or impact. Overviews of sub-fields or main issues on e-marketing and online consumer behaviour, which include major findings and directions for further research from qualitative empirical approaches: Online consumption motivations and flow Trust towards online shopping e-Loyalty e-Service quality eCRM and personalisation Virtual brand communities and social media marketing Co-creation and e-innovation Focused qualitative empirical studies, on specific topics within the field of e-marketing and online consumer behaviour Empirical studies of online consumer behaviour carried out using qualitative methodologies. Notes for Intending Authors We are seeking original manuscripts on conceptual and methodological issues related to qualitative research on e-marketing and online consumer behaviour, as well as papers which report on the results of qualitative empirical research in the field. Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Author guidelines can be found at All submissions will be refereed by at least three reviewers. Submissions should be directed by email to with copy to and For more information, please visit the following web site: Important dates Full paper submission: No later than 30th November 2011 Notification of acceptance: No later than 30th January 2012 Revisions: Due by 15thMarch 2012 Final acceptance notification: No later than 15th April 2012 Camera ready version of paper: Due by 15th May 2012 Publication: August 2012 Guest Editors Dr. Inma Rodr?uez-Ardura Oxford Internet Institute University of Oxford United Kingdom E-mail: (current address); (permanent address) Dr. Gerard Ryan Faculty of Economics and Business Universitat Rovira i Virgili Spain E-mail: Dr. Ulrike Gretzel Institute for Innovation in Business and Social Research University of Wollongong Australia E-mail: To recommend JTAER to ISI Thomson Reuters you must fill up a recommendation form in Recommending JTAER with the requested information and submit it.


CFP International Conference for IS research at Taipei, Taiwan

International Conference on Applied and Theoretical Information SystemsResearchCall for papers(February 10-12, 2012, Taipei, Taiwan) Submission Deadline: September 30, 2011 This conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners toexchange research results and share development experiences on information technology, systems, andmanagement research. The upcoming ATISR2012 conference covers, but not limited to the followingareas: Information system Accounting Information Systems Cyber Behavior and IS e-Learning Emergency Response Information Systems Enterprise Systems Human-Computer Interaction IS Implementation, Adoption and Diffusion Information Science and Systems Information Security and Privacy IS/IT in Healthcare IT Governance IT Global Sourcing and Cloud Computing Service Science Online Social Networking Web 2.0 and Data Mining Information technology Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms Computer and Information Science Communication Systems & Networks Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery Database, Data Warehousing, Data Engineering Image, Acoustic, Speech and Signal Processing Image Processing & Pattern Recognition Intelligent Agent Technology, Agent Based Systems Internet Technology and Applications, e-Commerce Mobile/Wireless Computing Programming Languages, Compilers, & Operating Systems Software Engineering and Information Engineering Technology Education and Training Technology and Innovation Visual and Multimedia Computing Web Engineering & Applications Information management Global IT/IS Management IS/IT Project Management Business Process Management Management and Business Intelligence Electronic Commerce Management Information System Web Technology and Management Special Track on Measurement Scale Development and Validation Special Track on Social Networking Behavior ==============PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIESAll submitted papers will be reviewed using the double-blind method. The papers accepted for presentations at the conference will be furtherevaluated for possible submission to the following journals collaborating with ourconference. The Journal designated to this conference include: -International Journal of Electronic Commerce Studies (IJECS) (ISSN:2073-9729) -Contemporary Management Research (CMR)(ISSN: 1813-5498) -International Journal of Cyber Society and Education(IJCSE) (ISSN:1995-6649) IMPORTANT DATES Submission Deadline: September 30, 2011 Acceptance Notification: 21 days after submitted -Manuscripts will be reviewed and accepted in a rolling basis until the deadline. Submission Deadline:Registration Deadline: November 30, 2011 Conference Dates: February 10-12, 2012 PAPER FORMAT AND FINAL SUBMISSION In general, the paper must be prepared the way you want it to appear in theproceedings. Authors could choice to publish their full papers or one page abstracts inthe conference proceedings in CD-ROM. All papers must be original and not published anywhere. However, the authors do not need to transfer copyright of papers orabstracts included in the proceedings. This means authors could submit their articles for journals or books afterconference. MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION Please submit your manuscript or abstract online to Please check website for more details orContact us:


CFP: AOW2011: The Seventh Australasian Ontology Workshop

*CALL FOR PAPERS:* * The 7th Australasian Ontology Workshop (AOW 2011)* AOW011 will take place on the 5th of December 2011. AOW2011 is held in Conjunction with the *24th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI2011 ) *in Perth, Australia *Website: email:* AOW 2011 is the seventh in a series of workshops on ontologies held in the Australasian region. The primary aim of the workshop is to bring together active researchers in the broad area of ontologies. We therefore invite original research contributions on the following topics of interest: - Ontology models and theories - Ontologies and the Semantic Web - Interoperability in ontologies - Ontologies and Multi-agent systems - Description logics for ontologies - Reasoning with ontologies - Ontology harvesting on the web - Ontology of agents and actions - Ontology visualisation - Ontology engineering and management - Ontology-based information extraction and retrieval - Ontology merging, alignment and integration - Web ontology languages - Formal concept analysis and ontologies - Ontologies for e-research - Linking open data - Significant ontology applications *Important Dates:* Submission of papers: 29 September 2011 Notification of acceptance/rejection: 4 November 2011 Final camera ready copies: 18 November 2011 Workshop date: 5 December 2011 Papers must be submitted via the EasyChair system at For submission instructions: see the AOW website at For more information, the workshop email address is Workshop Chairs: Kerry Taylor - CSIRO ICT Centre Aurona Gerber - CAIR and Meraka-CSIR Mehmet Orgun - Macquarie University Steering Committee: Thomas Meyer - CAIR, South Africa Program Committee: Franz Baader Arina Britz Werner Ceusters Michael Compton Renato Iannella C. Maria Keet Kevin Lee Constantine Mantratzis Lars Moench Maurice Pagnucco Debbie Richards Rolf Schwitter Murat Sensoy Sergio Tessaris Nwe Ni Tun Ivan Varzinczak Kewen Wang Antoine Zimmermann


CFP: SIG IQ pre-ICIS workshop in Shanghai

CALL FOR PAPER Quality Information in Organizations and Society SIG IQ PreICIS Workshop Saturday, December 3, 2011 Shanghai JiaoTong University Organizations have used information for strategic and operational needs. Despite this long history, the role and impact of quality information continue to elude organizations. The intent of this workshop, which is sponsored by sigIQ AIS, is to share research findings and experiences of how organizations use and produce quality information to differentiate and achieve various organizational goals. The workshop is open to a variety of research methods including qualitative, quantitative, and design science approaches. We are also seeking interdisciplinary approaches. This inaugural workshop is seeking completed research papers, research-in-progress, cases, educational games, and experience reports in the following topic areas, but not limited to: * The role or impact of information on organizational processes or performance * The Role or impact of information for globalization * The Role or impact of information for e-government * The Role or impact of information for sustainability * The Role or impact of information for healthcare service delivery * Aligning information flow with work processes for reducing error or other purposes * Information sharing in supply chains * The impact of standards and policies of information quality, work processes, or performance * Innovative data management techniques and governance mechanisms, such as, source-tagging, context-interchange, entity resolution, master data management, meta-data management, data warehouse, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relations management (CRM). * Innovative data mining techniques for ?big? data * Information visualization * The emerging and changing role of information-related personnel: chief data officers, chief information officers, information quality managers * Issues related to quality information: privacy, security, information ethics, information policy and strategies. 1. The workshop particularly welcomes papers addressing research issues in healthcare, finance, and e-government. 2. The workshop welcomes both quantitative and qualitative research such as, empirical, interpretive, modeling, design science, action research, and case studies. 3. The workshop welcomes all disciplinary lenses used, such as, economics, cognitive psychology, sociology, computer science, political science and MIS. 4. Outstanding completed research papers will be fast-tracked to ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (acmJDIQ) Key Dates Paper submission: September 26 Acceptance decision: October 15 NOTE: We will strive to render acceptance decisions by October 3rd, the ICIS early registration cut-off date. Camera-ready version: October 31 Submit your manuscripts to: Completed Research Paper: maximum 5,000 words Research-in-progress Paper: maximum 3,000 words Inquiry: Registration: US $50 Workshop Schedule Saturday: Workshop (9am-5pm) Saturday, Premier Panel: Senior Scholars on Research Methods Saturday: Social Dinner (optional) Sunday: Guided Tour (optional) Program Chairs Yurong Yao, Suffolk University (Lead Program Chair) Dennis Lee, Suffolk University Huizhang Shen, Shanghai JiaoTong University Rongming Ren, Shanghai JiaoTong University Leo Pipino, U Mass Lowell Local Arrangement Chairs: Huizhang Shen and Rongming Ren Tour Arrangement Chairs: Huizhang Shen and Yurong Yao Workshop General Chairs Yang Lee, Northeastern University (on leave to MIT); Stuart Madnick, MIT, Sponsors: sigIQ AIS, Northeastern University, MIT IQ Program, Suffolk University, Shanghai JiaoTong University


Last CFP KM&EL SI on: "Creating, Supporting, Managing, and Sustaining Virtual Learning Communities"

*Submission deadline extended to August 31, 2011* *Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)*** *Special Issue on*** *Creating, Supporting, Managing, and Sustaining Virtual Learning Communities *** * * *Guest Editor* * * *Xun Ge, Ph.D.* * * Associate Professor Instructional Psychology and Technology Department of Educational Psychology The University of Oklahoma U. S. A. Email: We are living in an information-rich digital age full of wondrous power, capabilities, and possibilities of emerging technologies. Web 2.0 technologies, characterized by participatory information sharing and collaboration and users generating content and creating knowledge in virtual communities, have opened our eyes to a new *open world* (Bonk, 2009). Examples of web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, virtual worlds, and digital object repositories. These emerging technologies have provided us numerous possibilities for learning and instruction and for creating engaging and optimal learning opportunities and alternative and innovative instructional experiences for K-12 education, higher education, corporate, government, and military training. The world has entered into what Bonk (2009) describes as ?We-All-Learn? trends, which encourage open participation and compel educators to reflect on learning and instruction from a new perspective. Learners are no longer passive information recipients, whose role is to memorize or consume information, but rather active participants, whose role is to direct their own learning, construct and create knowledge, and contribute to a virtual community; whereas teachers are guides, coaches, and mentors to facilitate learning. However, the potentials of the emerging web 2.0 technologies have not been fully recognized and tapped. Often we find online instruction simply duplication of face-to-face lectures, in which technology is simply an appendage to education instead of playing a more central and transforming role. Many instructors have not changed their mindset to accommodate the participatory culture and the new paradigm of learning and instruction; and little has been done beyond posting syllabi, assignments, and grading to a learning management system or a web site that is supposed to be used for collaborative learning. It is argued that new technologies not only make us more productive, but also help us become more reflective and creative. Most importantly, technologies have afforded us with tools to accomplish goals we would have not been able to without them. As early as in the 80s, Pea (1985) argued that technology should not only be used to amplify our thinking but also to reorganize our mental functioning. Therefore, we are prompted to fully take advantage of web 2.0 affordances to develop innovative learning environments and build virtual learning communities that will motivate and engage learners meaningfully and interactively in their learning experiences and focus on developing the 21st century skills that emphasize innovation, creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving. Yet, using emerging technologies to build a virtual learning community (VLC) is a multifaceted innovation. It not only involves the use of new technologies, but also new method of learning and new ways of thinking of learning and instruction. It presents multiple levels of challenges to both learners and instructors. Subsequently, there are many issues awaiting to be examined, studied, and addressed, including learners? perceptions, motivation and identity when participating in a VLC, strategies and methods of designing, building, managing, and evaluating a VLC to develop students critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity, and teachers? beliefs about participatory culture of a virtual learning environment. This special issue of the KM&EL international journal is dedicated to the building of VLCs using emerging technologies. In this special issue, a VLC is defined as both informal, such as one that supports ongoing professional development, and formal, such as one as found in a formal course setting that lasts a semester. In this call, we invite manuscripts that report empirical studies (both quantitative and qualitative studies) of investigating issues and challenges related to the building of a VLC, the use or design of tools scaffold the growth of a VLC, and methods and efforts to create, build, manage, sustain and evaluate a VLC. In addition, this special issue welcomes manuscripts discussing conceptual frameworks or theoretical constructs related to VLC building. Recommended topics of interest include, but not limited to: *Impact of a Virtual Learning Community*** * * - Learners/members' perceptions and their impact on their participation in a VLC - Learners/members' motivation in a VLC - Learners' identity development in a VLC - Teacher or a facilitator's role in a VLC - Role of a VLC on critical thinking and problem solving skill development - Impact of peer interactions on metacognition and self-regulation in a VLC - VLC and reflective learners * * *Designing and Evaluating a Virtual Learning Community*** * * - Tools and strategies to build, manage, and sustain a VLC - Tools and strategies to promote identity development in a VLC - Tools and strategies to facilitate peer interactions, collaboration and other VLC activities - Tools and strategies to facilitate reflection and self-regulation in a VLC - Tools and strategies to support complex problem solving in a VLC - Tools and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of a VLC * * *Conceptual Frameworks or Theoretical Constructs about a Virtual Learning Community*** * * - Community of learners and practice - Community of inquiry - Types of communities and their characteristics (e.g., task-based, knowledge-based, and practice-based, etc.) - Various constructs and factors influencing the success of a VLC *References* Bonk, C.J. (2009). *The world is open: How Web technology is revolutionizing education*. Jossey-Base. Pea, R.D. (1985). Beyond amplification: Using the computer to reorganize mental functioning. *Educational Psychologist, 20(4)*, 167-182. *Important Dates** * Submission due: 20th August, 2011 31st August, 2011 Notification of decision: 20th October, 2011 Finalization: 20th November 2011 Publication schedule: December 2011 * * *Submission Instructions** * Manuscripts should be sent by email to the Guest Editor, Dr. Xun Ge ( Papers must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A standard double-blind review process will be used for selecting papers to be published in this special issue. Authors should follow the instructions outlined in the KM&EL Journal Website (see URL ns#onlineSubmissions ) For more information about the KM&EL Journal, please visit the web site:


CFP: 4th Annual SIG GlobDev Workshop in Shanghai

CALL FOR PAPERS Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group for ICT in Global Development (SIG GlobDev) 4th Annual Workshop ICT IN GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT Pre-ICIS Meeting Shanghai, China Monday, December 3, 2011 Theme: ICT Innovation in Emerging Economies WORKSHOP GENERAL CHAIRS Muhammadou Kah, University of The Gambia Edward A. Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS Ojelanki Ngenyama, Ryerson University Sajda Qureshi, University of Nebraska at Omaha THEME CHAIR Sudhanshu Rai, Copenhagen Business School DESCRIPTION Following our very successful workshops in Paris, Phoenix and Saint Louis, the 4th SIG GlobDev Annual Workshop will again provide a forum for discussion of practical experience and research related to the diffusion and use and of information and communication technologies (ICT) in developing regions of the world. We invite papers, panel session proposals, and field studies that can inform theory and provide guidelines to field workers in developing economies. Both research and practice papers are encouraged. Student papers will be given special consideration. Papers and panel proposals related to our theme, "ICT Innovation in Emerging Economies," are particularly welcome. Other application areas of interest include but are not limited to: 1. Social, political and legal frameworks for fostering ICT diffusion in developing regions 2. Networks and computer applications for eGovernment and eBusiness 3. Methods for measuring the benefits and costs of projects involving the adoption of ICT 4. The role of human and social capital in effective access and use of ICTs 5. Critical and theoretical perspectives on the digital divide and social inclusion 6. Scalable and economic ICT infrastructures 7. Educational systems; content provision and delivery; developing ICT skills 8. Policies related to intellectual capital; open access and the intellectual commons 9. ICT to support Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) 10. Technological entrepreneurship as a path to prosperity WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS These will be published in the AIS eLibrary. FAST-TRACKING TO JOURNAL Authors of selected workshop papers will be invited to submit their papers for possible inclusion in a special issue of Information Technology for Development (ITD) IMPORTANT DATES Notification of Intention to Submit (Optional): asap Paper/Panel Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Notification to Authors: Sunday, September 18, 2011 Deadline for Final Papers: Sunday, November 13, 2011 Workshop Date: December 3, 2011 AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS Submitted papers should be limited to 7,000 words or approximately 25 pages in length. Please clearly indicate the category of your paper on the title page: Research Paper Contribution to Practice Research-in-progress Student Paper Additional information and instructions for submitting papers and proposals to the workshop can be found at SUBMISSIONS Panel proposals and Paper Submissions should be sent to: Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology: Please include "SIG GlobDev Workshop" in the subject header of the email.


Call for papers 2010 International Conference on Accounting and Information Technology


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