Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2014
Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and 
A book edited by Dr. In Lee (Western Illinois University, USA)

To be published by IGI Global 

Recently, e-commerce has been going through a major transformation to 
take advantage of the new e-commerce technologies, standards, and 
business models emerging in different industries. To remain competitive, 
e-commerce managers need to keep abreast with the new paradigms such 
as social media and the Internet of Things (IoT). While e-commerce has 
been a central theme of intensive studies in the last 20 years, there is still 
a lack of comprehensive reference sources which provide the most up-to-
date research findings and future directions. The Encyclopedia of 
E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management attempts to 
fill this void by covering both foundational and cutting-edge topics in 
e-commerce. The topics of this encyclopedia include, but are not limited to, 
e-commerce development methodologies, implementation strategies, 
management practices, mobile services, digital product, user behavior, 
online game, social media, the IoT, social commerce, and critical issues 
and trends. 

Objective of the Book
The objective of this encyclopedia is to publish high quality original works 
highlighting the most important research topics, concepts, trends, issues, 
and practice implications in e-commerce development, implementation, 
and management. It will serve as a source of knowledge for researchers, 
educators, students, and industry practitioners.

Target Audience
Projected audience includes researchers, instructors, e-commerce 
managers, business analysts, and undergraduate/graduate students in 
various e-commerce programs.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. E-Commerce Theories 
2. E-Commerce Planning and Evaluation
3. E-Commerce System Development
        Development Methods
        Design Factors
        User Interface
4. E-Commerce Management Areas
        Online Marketing
        Online Advertising
        Cyber Crime
5. E-Commerce Business Models
        Online Game
        Digital Product
        Online Dating
6. Mobile Commerce
        Mobile Services
        Location Commerce
        Mobile Banking
        Mobile Payment
7. Online Consumer Behavior 
8. Global E-Commerce Development and Management: Model, 
Technologies, Issues
9. E-Commerce Cases Studies (Success and Failure)
10. Social Media
        Social Networking Services
        Collective Intelligence
11. Web Technologies
        Web Services 
        Mobile Services
        Web 2.0
        Web Mining
        Social Computing
        Search Engine Optimization
        Recommender Systems
12. Emerging Trends
        Social Commerce
        Cloud Computing
        Big Data
        Internet of Things
        Semantic Web
13. Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in E-Commerce Development 
and Management
14. All other related issues in the e-commerce development, 
implementation, and management for business

Submission Procedure
Contributors are invited to submit on or before December 15, 2014, a 2-3 
page manuscript proposal clearly describing and explaining the topic of the 
proposed chapter. The proposal should include the chapter summary, table 
of contents, and authors¡¯ contact information. Authors of accepted 
proposals will be notified by December 31, 2014 about the status of their 
proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters of 
3,500-5,000 words are expected to be submitted by February 28, 2015. All 
submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. 
Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts 
submitted to this book publication, Encyclopedia of E-Commerce 
Development, Implementation, and Management. All manuscripts are 
accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group 
Inc.), publisher of the ¡°Information Science Reference¡± (formerly Idea 
Group Reference), ¡°Medical Information Science Reference,¡± ¡°Business 
Science Reference,¡± and ¡°Engineering Science Reference¡± imprints. For 
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi- This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates
December 15, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 31, 2014: Notification of Proposal Acceptance
February 28, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
March 31, 2015: Review Result Returned
May 31, 2015: Revised Chapter Submission
June 30, 2015: Review Result Returned
August 31, 2015: Final Chapter Submission

Editorial Advisory Board:
Jae-Hyeon Ahn, KAIST, South Korea
JoongHo Ahn, Seoul National University, South Korea
Rebecca Angeles, University of New Brunswick Fredericton, Canada
Amit Basu, Southern Methodist University, USA
Amit Bhatnagar, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Michael Chau, University of Hong Kong, China
Guoqing Chen, Tsinghua University, China
Constantinos K.  Coursaris, Michigan State University, USA
Jasbir Dhaliwal, University of Memphis, USA
Neil Doherty, Loughborough University, UK
Soumitra Dutta, Cornell University, USA
Varun Grover, Clemson University, USA
Alan R. Hevner, University of South Florida, USA
Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, USA
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Faouzi Kamoun, Zayed University, UAE
Larry Kerschberg, George Mason University, USA
Pradeep Korgaonkar, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Albert L. Lederer, University of Kentucky, USA
Ting-Peng Liang, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Steve Muylle, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium
Pete Mykytyn, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
Aris M. Ouksel, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Savvas Papagiannidis, Newcastle University, UK
Ada Scupola, Roskilde University, Denmark
Troy Strader, Drake University, USA
Indrit Troshani, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word 
Document) to:
In Lee, Ph.D.
School of Computer Sciences
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL USA
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