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The 4th International Workshop on E-Marketplace Integration and Interoperability (EM2I'10)
(November 10-12, 2010, Shanghai, China, in conjunction with ICEBE 2010)

The 2010 International Workshop on E-Marketplace Integration & Interoperability (EM2I'10) is a venue for presenting state-of-the-art research and development achievements in the design, introduction, and use of integration technology for e-marketplaces that affect business interoperability between enterprise information systems, within supply chains, and between fragmented e-marketplaces. EM2I'10 is a research forum to achieve a globally and semantically interoperable common business information space where consumers, enterprises and governments can collaboratively work together in mutually-beneficial electronic and virtual markets.

The workshop solicits paper submissions in a wide range of related topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • E-marketplace integration
    • Business vocabulary integration
    • Business document integration
    • Business process integration
    • Languages describing business vocabularies, documents and processes
  • Semantic inference on e-marketplaces
    • Multi-agent systems
    • Human-computer collaboration systems
    • Semantic inference engines
    • Business rules and rule languages
  • E-marketplace functions
    • Demand and supply matching
    • Electronic marketing systems
    • Electronic procurement systems
    • Electronic contract systems
    • Electronic payment systems
    • Electronic logistics systems
    • Electronic warehousing systems
    • Electronic customs systems
    • Electronic quality inspection systems
    • Electronic banking systems
    • E-marketplace protection systems
  • Virtual marketplaces
    • Virtual communities
    • Virtual worlds
    • Virtual product development systems
    • Virtual money systems
    • Virtual money exchange systems
    • Dynamic virtual enterprise formation
    • Case analysis of virtual marketplace such as XStreet SL
  • Legal infrastructure of e-marketplaces and virtual marketplaces
  • Social computing in electronic and virtual marketplaces
    • Social navigation for customer search
    • Social interoperation for marketplace support
    • Social collaboration for transaction facilitation

We solicit original unpublished full papers of both technical and empirical aspects. Papers should be submitted in IEEE conference paper format and should not exceed 6 pages. Maximum of two additional pages is allowed for US$150/page. Each paper will undergo a blind review process and typically be reviewed by two to three members of the Program Committee. All papers will be evaluated based on relevance, significance, originality, clarity, and technical merit. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings of ICEBE 2010, which will be published by IEEE Computer Society and made available in the IEEE Digital Library.

All papers are EI-indexed. The paper submission will take place using EasyChair at following link:

  • Abstract registration deadline: June 22, 2010
  • Paper submission: July 6, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: July 22, 2010
  • Camera-ready paper submission: August 5, 2010
Workshop Chairs
  • Jingzhi Guo, University of Macau, Macau
  • Jen-Yao Chung, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Workshop Program Committee
  • Grigoris Antoniou, University of Crete, Greece
  • Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Hsueh-Hsien, Chang, Jiwen University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Joerg Leukel, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Chun-hui Piao, Shijiazhuang Railway Institute, China
  • Haifeng Shen, Flinders University, Australia
  • Athanassios Tsadiras, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Hua Wang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Rolf T. Wigand, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
  • T. Andrew Yang, University of Houston (Clear Lake), USA
  • Lida Xu, Old Dominion University, USA
  • Yan Zhuang, University of Macau, Macao
  • Joe Zou, IBM Software Group, Australia
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