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Special Issue Journals for ICEC 2024

The selected papers from ICEC 2024 will be invited to the special issues of the journals such Decision Support Systems (SSCI), Data Science and Management (Scopus), Journal of Information Technology Service (KCI).

Decision Support Systems, DSS

The selected papers from ICEC 2023, edited by Prof. Christopher Yang, will compose one forthcoming special issue of ECRA.

Electronic Commerce Research and Applications aims to create and disseminate enduring knowledge for the fast-changing e-commerce environment. A major dilemma in e-commerce research is how to achieve a balance between the currency and the life span of knowledge.

Electronic Commerce Research and Applications will contribute to the establishment of a research community to create the knowledge, technology, theory, and applications for the development of electronic commerce. This is targeted at the intersection of technological potential and business aims.

E-commerce is a multi-disciplinary area, which should be developed in co-operation with existing fields such as Information Systems and Technology; Computing and Informatics; Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain Management; Business Strategy and Management; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning; Data Science and Business Data Analytics; Public Policy; and Legal Studies. We will solicit papers on current technologies from these areas, as well as publish papers on completely new topics. We also seek proposals for special issues on new topics in e-commerce that will create new directions for research.

Electronic Commerce Research and Applications is inviting submission of articles, including but not limited to the following topics: Agent-based commerce; electronic auctions; e-business models; B2C and B2B EC; consumer behavior; customer relationship management and data mining; recommender systems; Internet search engines and Web mining; big data analytics; social media and commerce analytics; responsible and trustworthy artificial intelligence; pricing and marketing; digital economy and digital transformation; e-government, public policy and digital divide issues; electronic payment systems; sharing economy; (IT and e-services; exchanges and electronic marketplaces;) e-commerce in supply chain and inventory management; legal issues in e-commerce; (industry studies and case analysis;) economic and management science modeling; organizational and theory-building research; empirical studies of e-commerce problems; behavioral studies of e-commerce issues; protocols, technology and process standards for e-commerce; (transformation of industries;) security and trust; credit card and smart card applications; mobile-commerce and ubiquitous computing; inter-organizational systems in e-commerce; emerging technologies and technological innovation.

Special Issue Call for Papers of Electronic Commerce Research

" Electronic Commerce in the Asia-Pacific "

Electronic Commerce Research serves as a catalyst for new research and a forum for disseminating the latest findings in all facets of electronic commerce. The journal’s broad scope encompasses core enabling technologies as well as the implications of these technologies for societies, economies, businesses, and individuals. Readers will find a host of important theoretical and empirical research findings that are leading the way to a better understanding of electronic commerce and its impact.
A sampling of topics as they relate to the internet and electronic commerce include intelligent agents technologies and their impact; economics of electronic commerce; virtual electronic commerce systems; service creation and provisioning; supply chain management through the internet; collaborative learning, gaming, and work; and workflow for electronic commerce applications.

In addition to its regular issues, the journal publishes periodic issues devoted to a single subject area.

Officially cited as: Electron Commer Res

Serves as a forum for disseminating the latest findings in all facets of electronic commerce
Explores core enabling technologies as well as the implications of these technologies
Publishes theoretical and empirical research findings that build a better understanding of electronic commerce
Features periodic issues devoted to a single subject area


This special issue will be co-edited by:


The special issue will be devoted to the exploration of strategic, managerial, organizational, technical, security, privacy, and policy challenges with regard to information services under e-commerce. We seek for high-quality, unpublished studies addressing electronic commerce on the following and related topics but not limited to:

  • Success factors in e-commerce 

  • Policy issues e-commerce regulation

  • Consumer reviews and recommendation systems

  • Mobile technologies

  • Logistics challenges

  • Big data, machine learning and cloud platforms

  • Communication and collaboration ib platforms

  • Economic and business innovation

  • Trust, privacy and security issues

  • Service and e-commerce

  • Localization based service and e-commerce

  • Cross-cultural issues in e-commerce

  • Emerging issues in e-commerce under Pacific Asia

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline for a full paper is November 1, 2019. Authors are encouraged to submit as early as possible to accelerate the review process.

Review Process

The special issue editors will return first reviews and AE reports no later than 60 days from the date of submission. We will adopt a constructive approach with the aim to help submission authors develop high quality papers throughout the review process. Second and third round reviews, as needed, will be completed on an expedited basis, meaning that authors will get review results based on their submission orders, that is, the earlier submission the earlier result. Thus, we will provide authors with an indication of either revision or rejection as early as possible for the special issue, including decisions based on a first reading by the special issue editors. One caution, too immature or out of scope papers will be immediately returned to the authors.

Publication Date : TBD

For Authors

Interested authors may feel free to direct any questions to the special issue editors.

Download the Special Issue CFP_for ECR (PDF)

ECR Homepage:

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Taeho Hong (

Department of Business Administration, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea

Interests: fintech; AI and machine learning for e-commerce; social commerce

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Hyung Rim Choi (

Department of Management Information Systems, Dong-A University, Busan 13557, Korea

Interests: smart container; smart port; maritime logistics; maritime transportation

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Paul Tae-Woo Lee


Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Center, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan 316021, China

Interests: green port; international logistics; maritime transportation and logistics

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Hyunchul Ahn (

School of Management Information Systems, Kookmin University, Seoul 136-702, Korea

Interests: fintech; AI and machine learning for e-commerce; e-customer relationship management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The topic of this Special Issue is “Sustainability Issues in Fintech and Logistics for e-Commerce in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era”. Electronic commerce has been developed rapidly over the last few decades. The world’s largest platforms including Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, and Taobao are causing a revolution, especially in the areas of fintech and logistics, and new innovations in e-commerce are emerging through 4th industrial revolution with AI and big data. Furthermore, AI and machine learning built on big data have become an essential driving force for e-commerce market players such as Amazon’s Alexa, WeChat, Alipay, and Netflix, to name a few, who are radically changing the competitive landscape.


Blockchain technologies are emerging with a great potential to change extant business processes, for example in transportation and logistics, which will improve efficiency, transparency and security in global transactions and trade as well as greatly reduce bureaucracy and paperwork. Softbank and Alibaba have invested in diverse start-ups in technological innovations outside of Silicon Valley. However, notwithstanding such a promising future, the stakeholders in e-commerce and fintech in tandem with the logistics industry are facing a critical issue of sustainability with a competitive advantage based on emerging technologies.


To cope with this, they should address several key challenges to building trust and good relationships with their customers with these new technologies. To the best of our knowledge, a number of papers related to the sustainability issue in fintech and logistics for e-commerce have already appeared in international journals in diverse fields. However, we find there is great potential to make further contributions to the e-commerce and sustainability literature by expanding the research coverage and adopting new methodologies that reflect emerging digital technologies and techniques, including AI and machine learning. Having said that, we have tried to fill the gap, aiming to open chances to discuss the increasing importance of sustainability and the great potential to make contributions in the areas of, but not limited to, fintech and logistics.

This Special Issue comprises selected papers from “21st International Conference on Electronic Commerce” to be held in Haeundae Grand Hotel, Busan, Korea on 3–5 July 2019. The conference website is

  • Prof. Dr. Taeho Hong

  • Prof. Dr. Hyung Rim Choi

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Tae-Woo Lee

  • Prof. Dr. Hyunchul Ahn

  • Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process.


A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • The impacts of fintech on logistics

  • Roles of fintech in the fourth industrial revolution era

  • Sustainability issues in developing fintech in the fourth industrial revolution era

  • Current situation and challenges in e-commerce development in the Asia Pacific region

  • Obstacles and challenges that cross-border e-commerce is facing

  • Mobile and social commerce

  • AI for e-commerce

  • Big data and machine learning in e-commerce

  • Smart connected services

  • Block chain, cryptocurrency, and token economy

  • Country case studies of applying fintech to logistics


Theme of the ICEC 2019 Special Issue: “Business analytics for e-business in 4th industrial revolution era”

Guest Editors

APJIS Homepage:

Call for Papers for the Special Issue: 

Smart Supply Chains and intelligent Logistics Service

The rapid development of technologies such as big data, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, and artificial intelligence have led to supply chain innovation, and smart supply chains (SSCs) emerge. The SSC is an organizational form that relies on the internet and big data, aims to enhance customer value, and realizes efficient coordination of product design, procurement, production, sales and service through collaborative sharing, innovation mode and advanced technology. Besides SSCs, the intelligent logistics services (ILSs) also have been widely used in global enterprises, which emphasize on the integration of the IoT, the sensor network and the Internet.

In recent years, the emergence of SSCs and ILSs has changed the way supply chain operates. Not only large manufacturing companies but also many platform companies, such as Amazon, Alibaba, Cainiao Logistics, JD Logistics, are vigorously promoting the construction of SSCs and ILSs. Compared to the traditional supply chain and logistics systems, the SSCs and ILSs need a comprehensive application of technologies. These characteristics make the management process more complicated and deserve deeper explorations. This SI on “Smart Supply Chains and Intelligent Logistics Services” focuses on the theories and applications of SSCs and ILSs. The SI accepts scientific research based on various methods, such as optimization models, algorithms, quantitative case analysis and second-hand public data analysis. This SI will contribute to the expanding literature in SSCs and ILSs, and provides academics and the operations managers with a better understanding these important areas.

This SI will cover the following topics:

  • Operations mechanisms of smart supply chains and intelligent logistics services

  • Transformations from traditional supply chains to smart supply chains

  • Systems development from traditional logistics services to intelligent logistics services

  • Technological innovation mode of smart supply chains and intelligent logistics services

  • Research on related technologies supporting smart supply chains and intelligent logistics services

  • Typical applications and multi-case quantitative analyses of smart supply chains and intelligent logistics services

  • Smart supply chains and intelligent logistics services from platform perspectives

  • Sustainable development of smart supply chains and intelligent logistics services

  • Smart supply chain and intelligent logistics service management considering social/ environmental benefits

  • Sustainable operations methods of smart supply chain platforms with mobile devices

  • Policy research to promote the development of smart supply chains and intelligent logistics services

  • Data driven research on operations and supply chain management

  • Application of artificial intelligence and block chain technology in logistics and supply chain management

We, guest editors, will select the best papers through two tracks: An open track on the TRE Evise system, and an invited track for extended papers submitted to 2019 POMS International Conference in China (POMS-China) in Tianjin, China, and the 21st International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2019) in Busan, Korea.

Key Dates

  • Announcement of SI on the TRE website: 1 April 2019

  • Open EVISE site on 1 June 2019

  • Close submission of manuscript 31 December 2019

  • Deliver Editorial to Co-EIC of TRE by 1 June 2020

Submission and review process

Submission process and papers must adhere to the normal author guidelines of Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, which can be found at


Submission must be made via with clear selection indicating that the submission is for this Special Issue. All submissions to the Journal TRE: should be submitted via the Transportation Research Part E online submission system. When you submit your paper to the special section, please choose article type “SSCs and ILSs” otherwise your submission will be handled as a regular manuscript.

Papers submitted to the Special Issue will be subjected to normal thorough double-blind review process.

For any queries please contact the Guest Editors.

Professor Weihua Liu (Managing Guest Editor)

Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University, China


Professor J. George Shanthikumar

Richard E. Dauch Chair of Manufacturing and Operations Management and Distinguished Professor of Management, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. USA.


Professor Paul Tae-Woo Lee

Director of Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Center, Zhejiang University, China.


Professor Xiang Li

College of Economic and Social Development, Nankai University, China


Dr Li Zhou

Reader in Operations Management, Systems Management and Strategy Department, Business School, University of Greenwich, SE10 9LS, UK


Call for Papers : Information Technology for Development

Special issue on Sharing Economy Enabled Digital Platform for Development

Special issue co-editor(s)

Xusen Cheng

Professor, School of Information Technology and Management, University of International Business and Economics, China


Jian Mou

Assistant Professor, School of Economics and Management, Xidian University, China


Xiangbin Yan

Professor, School of Economics and Management, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China


Aims and Scope

The theme of this special issue will focus on the exploration of an emerging and rapidly developing form of collaborative consumption, popularly known as the “sharing economy”. This special issue aims to provide a forum for scholars, practitioners and policy-makers of sharing economy enabled digital platform to discuss the development strategies and prospects. Sharing economy relates closely to what is currently “hot” in the world of practice (e.g., Airbnb, Lending club, Uber, Didi, Mobike) and provides a convenient way of ‘sharing’ goods, services and other resources with the help of digital technology to achieve effective resource allocation and cost saving. The development of sharing economy in online communities suggests significant changes for the form of transportation, tourism, work location, etc. Previously unknown individuals acquired a unique way to meet new people, thus improve the social contacts and grow online communities. These broad impacts give rise to novel and important research questions and analytical approaches.

The aim of the special issue is to address these issues concerned with novel and important research questions, analytical approaches and make contributions on how emerging innovations like sharing economy can be used to bring about socioeconomic development (i.e., the process of social and economic development). In particular, the scope of the special issue includes perspective of quantitative and computational studies involving big data set, case studies, interpretive work, design science and action research related to sharing economy, creative conceptual or theoretical work on the effect of sharing economy, sharing economy enabled digital platforms in developing regions, and sharing economy with ICT for development etc. This special issue emphasizes the sharing economy in the context of developing parts of the world. We welcome papers that contribute to how digital platforms enable a sharing economy that may or may not bring about socioeconomic development. It is open to theoretical and empirical studies deploying a range of methodologies.

Topics addressed

We would like to invite the authors to submit their research on sharing economy enabled digital platform for development from theoretical, technological, social, psychological, econometric, behavioral, and design science perspectives. Research deploying different theoretical lenses could focus on behavioral study and system design, methods, modeling, and techniques in addressing various aspects of sharing economy enabled digital platform for development. The special issue will focus on a wide range of topics including but not limited to:

1. The impact of sharing economy on socioeconomic development 2. The strategies and success factors of sharing economy enabled digital platform.

3. Case studies of sharing economy enabled digital platforms for development.

4. Emerging issues in sharing economy for development.

5. Trust, privacy, security and ethical issues in sharing economy enabled digital platforms for development.

6. Social, behavioral, economical, psychological and technical factors influencing sharing economy enabled digital platforms for developing world.

7. User behavior and modelling in sharing economy.

8. System design of sharing economy enabled digital platforms.

9. Sharing economy related information systems, technologies, theories, methods, or models that could be transferred and applied from developed regions to developing regions.

10. Artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning and cloud computing technologies for sharing economy.

11. ICTs and sharing economy for development.

12. Design science and action research related to sharing economy.

13. Online collaboration in the sharing economy.

14. Business strategy and practice for sharing economy.

15. Policy making, public management and governance for sharing economy.

Paper Submission Instructions and review process

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers using the journal submission and reviewing website 


Detailed submission guidelines can be found at

Submitted papers should follow the instructions for authors and indicate “Sharing economy enabled digital platforms for development” special issue when uploading their papers. Submissions to the special issue should be full research papers or practice papers. Each submitted paper will be peer-reviewed in the same manner as other submissions to the Information Technology for Development. Relevance, quality and originality of the contribution are the major acceptance criteria for each submission.

After initial screening, papers are reviewed by selected members of the editorial board and peers from an international pool for quality, consistency and research contribution. Authors are welcome to nominate one of the special issue editors or preferred reviewers when submitting their paper where no conflict of interest exist (an existing business or professional partnership, past or present association as thesis advisor or thesis student, and/or collaboration on a project or on a book/article/report/paper or co-editing of a journal, compendium, or conference proceedings constitutes a conflict of interest). Papers submitted to this journal must contain original results and must not be submitted elsewhere while being evaluated. If a duplication is found, papers are subject to being rejected for that reason alone.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: January 31, 2020

  • Notification of initial acceptance: March 31, 2020

  • Deadline for revised papers: May 31, 2020

  • Notification of final acceptance: June 30, 2020

  • Tentative publication date: July, 2020

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