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ICEC2023 Due Date Reminder and News Update

Let us update the progress of ICEC2023 and remind the due date of paper submission, April 30th, 2023.

1) ICEC2023 will include a workshop of hot issue, “AI/ChatGPT and Bright Internet” as a full day plenary workshop in June 30th (Friday) without additional registration.

2) Excellent keynote speeches will be delivered by renowned international scholars and leading industry speakers in July 1st (Saturday).

3) Best papers and selected papers will be invited to the Special Issues of international SCI/SSCI journal ECR, ECRA, and Data Science and Management.

4) Chinese hospitality will serve the participants decent welcome reception dinner, banquet, and luncheons during conference days.

5) Participants may organize pre-conference group meetings in June 29th (Thursday) and post-conference workshops in July 2nd (Sunday) without extra expense.

6) The conference room rate of Nanyang Hotel, the venue hotel, was agreed at very affordable prices:

330 RMB (about US$47) for Twin Room, 303 RMB for Single Room, and 460 RMB for Executive Room.

7) The annual Chinese Workshop ICEC-Innovation will be held in parallel in the afternoon of July 1st.

You can find all information in this ICEC2023 News Update and Web page

Call for Papers

  • Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2023

Paper Submission and Publication Policy

  • All submissions will be handled through EasyChair.

  • Each paper (full paper or extended abstract) is limited to 8 pages including figures and references.

  • Full papers will have the priority in being selected for the special issues of journals and best paper awards.

  • The conference proceedings will publish only abstract or extended abstract to avoid the conflict with the journal publication.

Contact for Any Inquiries

  • Phone: +86 29-82656919-801

  • Email:

Important notice:

ICEC2023 conference will mainly be held at the venue of Xi’an Jiaotong University and Nanyang Hotel at Xi’an, China. But the Online Attendance will also be supported via Zoom meeting as announced when Covid-19 was uncertain.

Currently, all international flights are resumed and no quarantine and PCR test are required for international visitors to enter China. Some country may require Self-PCR test without formal report.

Schedule at a Glance

  • June 29th (Thursday)

2:00 pm- 6:00 pm: Registration; Group Discussion of Interest Groups

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Welcome Reception

  • June 30th (Friday)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Plenary Workshop on “AI/ChatGPT and Bright Internet”

Keynotes and Panels about the state of art of AI and ChatGPT and Competitive Solutions about Generative AI. (Conference registration includes the workshop registration)

  • July 1st (Saturday)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Keynote Speeches (Academic and Industry Speakers)

Han Zhang (Georgia Institute of Technology), Qinghua Ji (Washington University),

Xin (Robert) Luo (New Mexico University), AI Representative of Alibaba Group

2:00 am - 6:00 pm: Academic Sessions; ICEC-Innovation Track

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Cultural Banquet

  • July 2nd (Sunday)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Post-conference Workshop

Venu and Hotel

The conference venu is Xi’an Jiaotong University campus and the university’s academic exchange center, Nanyang Hotel, that is located next to the campus.

The conference room rate of Nanyang Hotel was agreed at a very affordable price as:

330 RMB (about US$47) for Twin Room, 303 RMB for Single Room, and 460 RMB for Executive Room. Please contact for your conference rate registration.

  • Xi’an Jiaotong University Campus at

  • Address: No.28 Xianning West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049, P.R. China

Map of Venue Campus and Hotel as can be found at


International Airport

MRT Subways and Didi Taxi

  • The airport, Express Train Stations are connected to the venue via MRT subway lines.

  • Didi can offer taxi services too.

Workshop on AI/ChatGPT and Bright Internet

  • June 30, 2023 (Friday), 9:00 am-5:00 pm at Xi’an Jiaotong University

Purpose of Workshop

This workshop review the progress of Generative AI from pioneering ChatGPT and many competing tools in the USA, China, and South Korea. The experts from academia and industry present the interesting topics about the opportunities & challenges and yesterday & future of Generative AI. We review the social impacts and responsibility aspects of AI with the perspective Bright Origin research. We will have two keynote speeches by outstanding active speakers and three panels on AI Generated Contents and AI enabled Bright Internet Research. This workshop will give knowledge about the progress of this field and insight for the future academic research.

- Chairs: Jae Kyu Lee, Shan Liu (Xi’an Jiaotong University) and Zhangxi Lin (Texas Tech University)

Keynote Speech 1: Kyoung Jun Lee "Exploring the ChatGPT Revolution: Opportunities and Challenges"

This speech covers the revolutionary aspects of hyperscale foundation models, with a specific focus on GPT-4, from conversational, generative, and general AI perspectives. Additionally, we will examine the impact of the GPT revolution on various industries and explore new business models using case studies, as well as discuss future prospects. Lastly, we will share ongoing research and development efforts to integrate transformers with federated learning.

Kyoung Jun Lee is a professor of AI and Business at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea. He is the director of Research Institute of UCAI (User-Centric AI) Forum and the Humanitas Big Data Research Center. Lee received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Management Science from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), as well as a M.S. and Ph.D. in Public Administration from Seoul National University. Lee has won the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Awards from the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in 1995, 1997, and 2020. He has also served as a visiting scientist and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Berkeley. Lee was the President of the Korean Intelligent Information Systems Society in 2017.

Keynote Speech 2: Zhangxi Lin

"From Reproduction to Comprehension: AIGC Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"

This speech will present the evolution of AIGC (Artificial Intelligence Generated Content) from simple reproduction to advanced comprehension, its current state, and future trend. We will explore the feasibility and strategy of combining deep learning with cognitive learning towards the ultimate goal of achieving artificial general intelligence. Furthermore, it will also discuss the challenging issues surrounding AIGC applications, such as knowledge fusion, security impact, legal problems, and more.

Zhangxi Lin is a Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University, holding a Ph.D. in Information Systems from The University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Master's degree in Computer Applications from Tsinghua University and another Master's degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. Professor Lin's journey with AI began during his studies at Tsinghua University from 1979 to 1982. In 1989, he published his paper on knowledge-based text report generation. He began his foray into electronic commerce research in 1993, and since 1995, he has been a passionate advocate for electronic commerce research and entrepreneurship in China. Starting from 2007, Professor Lin's research interests have gradually extended to several domains, including Big Data, FinTech, blockchain, and the Digital Economy. His previous work in AI and E-commerce has enriched these areas of study. Additionally, he serves as a steering member of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce.

Panels: Artificial Intelligence Generated Contents

“AI in E-Commerce: Unveiling the Benefits and Impacts of AIGC”

- Chairs: Zhangxi Lin and Chen Wang


OpenAI's launch of ChatGPT in November 2022 marked a significant milestone in the evolution of Artificial Intelligence Generated Contents (AIGC). Within a month of its release, ChatGPT had already garnered 100 million subscribers, and this number was tripled two months later. We have seen mushrooming AIGC applications in recent months, such as Google's rival BERT, Baidu's AIGC service Wenxin Yiyan, AI-generated image platform Midjourney, and AI-powered music generator Amper Music, among many others. However, it is also important to note the potential for AI techniques to be used for malicious purposes, such as deepfakes, AI-based security breaches, and AI-powered crimes. As AIGC continues to advance, such as GPT-4, and demonstrate ever-more-powerful reasoning capabilities, questions arise about the potential for AI-generated content to surpass human intelligence and lead to AI general comprehension. Some even wonder whether silicon-based life could eventually supplant carbon-based life.

The aim of this panel is to address the abovementioned concerns and explore the opportunities and challenges of AI in the e-commerce sector. It will delve into the impact of advanced AIGC on the business world while also examining the cutting-edge of AI research. The panel seeks to bring together individuals from academia and industry to discuss issues related to academic resea