21st IFIP Conference I3E2022

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - 13/14th of September, 2022

WG6.11: Communication Aspects of the E-World I3E Conference

​The I3E conference is the flagship of event of WG6.11. This conference has become a continued tradition that attracts quality research and presentations. The conference aims to bring together contributions from a variety of perspectives, disciplines and communities for the advancement of knowledge in the areas of e-business, e-services and e-society..

About the Conference

Newcastle University Business School is very excited to host the 21th IFIP Conference e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society I3E2022 conference.

If you would like to find more about the venue, how to travel to Newcastle and your accommodation options, please click here.

Conference Chairs

  • Savvas Papagiannidis, Newcastle University, UK
  • Suraksha Gupta, Newcastle University, UK
  • Eleftherios Alamanos, Newcastle University, UK

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Yogesh K Dwivedi, Swansea University, UK
  • Matti Mäntymäki, University of Turku, Finland
  • Ilias Pappas, University of Agder & NTNU, Norway

Doctoral Symposium Co-chairs

  • Prof Prof. Maureen Meadows, Coventry University, UK
  • Dr Panos Panagiotopoulos, Queen Mary University London, UK

Programme Co-chairs and Co-editors of Conference Proceedings

  • Savvas Papagiannidis, Newcastle University, UK
  • Suraksha Gupta, Newcastle University, UK
  • Eleftherios Alamanos, Newcastle University, UK
  • Yogesh K Dwivedi, Swansea University, UK
  • Matti Mäntymäki, University of Turku, Finland
  • Ilias Pappas, University of Agder & NTNU, Norway

Program Committee

  • Pamela Abbott, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Ovais Ahmad, Karlstad University, Sweden
  • Nisreen Ameen, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Spyros Angelopoulos, Durham University, UK
  • Khalid Benali, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Edward Bernroider, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Simos Chari, University of Manchester, UK
  • Crispin Coombs, Loughborough University, UK
  • Dinara Davlembayeva, University of Kent, UK
  • Carina De Villiers, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Charles Dennis, Middlesex University, UK
  • Hassan Dennaoui, University of Balamand, Lebanon
  • Horatiu Dragomirescu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Antoine Harfouche, University Paris Nanterre, France
  • Eleni Dermentzi, Northumbria University, UK
  • Stella Despoudi, Aston University, UK
  • Sunet Eybers, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Guy Fitzgerald, Loughborough University, UK
  • Shang Gao, Örebro University, Sweden
  • Aparna Gonibeed, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Elvira Ismagilova, University of Bradford, UK
  • Arpan Kar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • Fotis Kitsios, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Vasiliki Koniakou, University of Turku, Faculty of Law
  • Laleh Kasraian, De Montfort University, UK
  • Yashoda Karki, University of South Eastern Norway, Norway
  • Oliver Kayas, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Jan Kroeze, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • Maria Kutar, University of Salford, UK
  • Caleb Amankwaa Kumi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Andreas D. Landmark, SINTEF Digital, Technology Management, Norway
  • Michael Lang, National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • Hongxiu Li, Tampere University, Finland
  • Stavros Lounis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Emanuele Gabriel Margherita, University of Tuscia, Italy
  • Davit Marikyan, University of Bristol, UK
  • Machdel Matthee, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Patrick Mikalef, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Tendani Mawela, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mohammad I. Merhi, Indiana University South Bend, USA
  • Sachin Modgil, International Management Institute, Kolkata, India
  • Rennie Naidoo, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Ola Ogunbodede, University of West England, UK
  • John Oredo, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Niki Panteli, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
  • Panos Panagiotoulous, Queen Mary University London, UK
  • Thanos Papadopoulos, University of Kent, UK
  • Emmanouil Papagiannidis, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Sofia Papavlasopoulou, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Elena Parmiggiani, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Douglas Parry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Ariana Polyviou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Tania Prinsloo, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Sobah Abbas Petersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway.
  • Peter Saba, EMLV Business School Paris, France
  • Brenda Scholtz, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
  • Eric See-To, Lingnan University, HK
  • Lisa Seymour, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Konstantina Spanaki, Audencia Business School, France
  • Chekfoung Tan, University College London, UK
  • Ying Tueanrat, Newcastle University, UK
  • Corné Van Staden, UNISA, South Africa
  • Devinder Thapa, University of Agder (UiA), Norway
  • Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou, University of Agder
  • Yichuan Wang, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Hiroshi Yoshiura, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Efpraxia Zamani, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Hans-Dieter Zimmermann, Institut für Informations- und Prozessmanagement, Switzerland

Call for Papers

The role of digital technologies in shaping the post pandemic world

The COVID-19 pandemic is arguably one of the most defining crises our societies have experienced in the past 50 years, both in terms of the global reach, but also its impact on numerous levels. In a very short time SARS-CoV-2 has created havoc across continents, effectively halting social and economic activities. In such unprecedented times individuals and private and public organisations had to respond with unprecedented measures that had a similarly unprecedented impact. The coronavirus scars will be deeply felt for a long time.

In such a context information and communication technologies had a vital role to play. Social distancing meant that online applications became critical in ensuring the continuity of personal and business services. An online meme asking “who led the digital transformation of your company” having COVID-19 as the chosen answer perfectly captures the urgency with which existing digital services were extended and new ones were rolled out, often in haste. IT managers had to react quickly to a rapidly escalating crisis and come up with innovative solutions to ensure business continuity.

Although everyone is eager to return to “normal”, the post-pandemic 'business as usual' is likely to be different to that individuals and organisations were accustomed to before the pandemic. Understanding the changes that have taken place and their impact in the future is a pressing priority, if we are to thrive in such a turbulent environment. To this end, the IFIP2022 Conference would welcome submissions that aim to offer topical insights in areas of interest.

Such areas may include, but are not limited to those listed below. The suggested topics are not an exhaustive list and any other topic related to e-business, e-services and e-society are welcome. All methodological approaches (empirical, analytical, conceptual or mixed) that create new insights and make a tangible contribution to theory and practice will be well received.

  • e-business
  • e-commerce and retail
  • e-marketing
  • e-business models
  • e-services engineering and management
  • e-government and public services
  • e-supply chain management and logistics
  • e-business intelligence and decision support
  • digital inclusion and diversity
  • adoption, acceptance and diffusion of digital innovations
  • digital transformation and governance
  • digital entrepreneurship and value creation
  • ICTs for social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • research methods related to information system research
  • Innovative Applications of IS in Teaching
  • emerging opportunities and challenges related to topical developments (e.g. big data, AI, fintech, IoT, VR/AR, e-health, remote working, social media, HCI, ubiquitous and mobile information systems)

Keynote Speakers and Meet the Editors Panelists

Prof Yogesh K. Dwivedi (International Journal of Information Management)

Yogesh K. Dwivedi is a Professor of Digital Marketing and Innovation and Founding Director of the Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC) at the School of Management, Swansea University, Wales, UK. In addition, he holds a Distinguished Research Professorship at the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune, India. Professor Dwivedi is also currently leading the International Journal of Information Management as its Editor-in-Chief. His research interests are at the interface of Information Systems (IS) and Marketing, focusing on issues related to consumer adoption and diffusion of emerging digital innovations, digital government, and digital and social media marketing particularly in the context of emerging markets. Professor Dwivedi has published more than 500 articles in a range of leading academic journals and conferences that are widely cited (more than 41 thousand times as per Google Scholar). He has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 and 2021 lists from Clarivate Analytics. Professor Dwivedi is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing, Government Information Quarterly and International Journal of Electronic Government Research, and Senior Editor of the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research.

Prof Matthew Jones (European Journal of Information Systems)

Matthew Jones is a Reader in Information Systems at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the relationship between information systems and social and organisational change, especially in the healthcare sector. He has also published extensively on theoretical and methodological issues in information systems research. Matthew is currently a Senior Editor at the European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Organisation and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems and on the Editorial Board for Health Informatics Journal, Information Technology and People and Organization Studies and is the current Chair of IFIP WG8.2 (Information Systems and Organisations).

Prof Eivor Oborn ( Warwick Business School, UK)

Eivor Oborn is current Professor of Healthcare Management in the area of Innovation and Organisational Change at Warwick Business School, UK. She earned her PhD at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge in 2006, and is currently an honorary Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and Fellow at the Cambridge Digital Innovation Centre (CDI). Eivor is also a Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Sweden. Eivor is Senior Editor at MISQ and has published work in leading journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Information Systems Research and MISQ. Her research interests span the fields of healthcare, online communities, digital innovation & ICTs, as well as entrepreneurship in ecosystem contexts. She is particularly interested in research that seeks to address social and organisational problems, linked with the use of digital technologies. She has employed a wide variety of theoretical perspectives which include practice theory, adoption and diffusion of IT innovation, theories of time and theories of knowledge in her work. She teaches in the area of Change Management, Strategic Health Leadership and Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Prof Paul Watson ( Newcastle University & National Innovation Centre for Data, UK)

Paul Watson FREng is Director of the UK's National Innovation Centre for Data, and Professor of Computer Science at Newcastle University. He is also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. After working in industry designing designing parallel database servers he moved to Newcastle University where his research and teaching has focussed on scalable data engineering. Professor Watson is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Chartered Engineer. He received the 2014 Microsoft Jim Gray eScience Award.

Paul Wealls (IoTNorth)

IoT North, an IoT community, Paul Wealls will share his story of building a successful community of IoT developers, makers, hackers, business owners and people just interested in the what, why and how of the Internet of Things. The community evolved from a product validation process Paul was carrying out for a TaTa communications invested start up, discovering a great amount of enthusiasm and intelligence in IoT but with no home. With 35 members at the first event IoT North is now home to over 5600+ members across the globe, but mostly UK based.

I3E Proceedings

You can access previous I3E proceedings by visiting the Springer website.


I3E Conference History

  • 20th I3E in Galway, Ireland (Galway, 2021)
  • 19th I3E in Skukuza, South Africa (Skukuza, 2020) - cancelled due to Covid19
  • 18th I3E in Trondheim, Norway (Trondheim, 2019)
  • 17th I3E in Kuwait City (Kuwait, 2018)
  • 16th I3E in New Delhi (India, 2017)
  • 15th I3E in Swansea (Wales/UK, 2016)
  • 14th I3E in Delft (Netherlands, 2015)
  • 13th I3E in Sanya (China, 2014)
  • 12th I3E in Athens (Greece, 2013)
  • 11th I3E in Kaunas (Lithuania, 2011)
  • 10th I3E in Buenos Aires (Argentina, 2010)
  • 9th I3E in Nancy (France, 2009)
  • 8th I3E in Tokyo (Japan, 2008)
  • 7th I3E in Wuhan (China, 2007)
  • 6th I3E in Turku (Finland, 2006)
  • 5th I3E in Poznan (Poland, 2005)
  • 4th I3E in Toulouse (France, 2004)
  • 3rd I3E in Sao Paulo (Brazil, 2003)
  • 2nd I3E in Lisbon (Portugal, 2002)
  • 1st I3E in Zurich (Switzerland, 2001)
  • TREC'98 in Hamburg (Germany, 1998 - with founding initiative for IFIP WG 6.11 and all "I3E"s)

For more information please visit Working Group 6.11: Communication Aspects of the E-World I3E Conference.