The 16th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society


The 16th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society

Conference Theme: Digital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation & Sustainability

Dates: 21st – 23rd November 2017

Conference Website:



Nations are rapidly transforming themselves with how they are leveraging on information and communication technologies (ICTs) for transformation. The access to information and knowledge across the web creates high expectations from the stakeholders and using ICTs to address these needs cannot be overlooked. Hence, organisations and governments need to think of ICT-driven initiatives which will address the key needs of the stakeholders. One example of such an initiative is “Digital India”, where the Government of India is implementing a national transformation using ICTs. A major focus in such transformation is the access and provisioning of digital services (including e-government services) across the urban and rural citizens of the country through the Internet. Another such notable initiative is the Smart City projects. Initiatives, like Smart Cities, are likely to play a critical role (hence is a core component of) in urbanisation and such transformation across the nation. Other examples of such regional and national level initiatives are the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities and the Smart Cities plan of Australia. We are witnessing an era of smart technologies like Internet of things and big data analytics that are essential components for initiatives such as Smart Cities and are changing the way organisations leverage on information assets in the wake of digitisation of products and processes. Sensors embedded in smart devices (e.g. mobile phones, wearables) used by consumers are creating a wealth of data which can be used for social welfare. There has been a huge focus on the emergence of innovative business models, service models and offerings, through which the stakeholder’s value is being maximised. Sustainability of the key assets of a nation, like water resources, energy and green resources, are also a concern in such technology-enabled transformation initiatives. With the emergence of such innovation and technology-driven transformation, the interests of the different stakeholders, both current and future, need to be kept under due consideration. The different stakeholders are gradually engaging in public life participation using platforms like social media. For example, social initiatives like MyGov and Mann ki Baat, enabled through Telephony, Web 2.0 and Mobile Apps, are taking inputs from concerned citizens for actually improving the provisioning of public utilities and services envisioned from the government. Public policymakers need to respond to these changing dynamics of digital nations, for creating an ecosystem which will be sustainable, resilient and addresses the social, economic and digital needs of the society.

This conference (I3E 2017) aims to bring together a variety of disciplines and the research communities for the advancement of knowledge regarding the use and management of ICTs for enabling the future digital nations through smart cities and innovation without compromising the sustainability needs of the future. To achieve this goal, we invite researchers and practitioners to present their ideas and findings to the 16th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society to be held at the Indian Institute of Technology (IITD) to be held in Delhi, India in November 2017. Theoretical and empirical papers employing quantitative, qualitative, and/or critical methods are welcomed.


About the IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society:

The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is a global organisation for researchers and professionals working in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO, IFIP is recognised by the United Nations and links some 50 national and international societies and academies of science with a total membership of over half a million professionals. IFIP is based in Laxenburg, Austria and is an international, non-governmental organisation that operates on a non-profit basis. Activities are coordinated by 13 Technical Committees (TCs) which are organised into more than 100 Working Groups (WGs), bringing together over 3,500 ICT professionals and researchers from around the world to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Each TC covers a particular aspect of computing and related disciplines.

Since its inception in 1998, the I3E conference series under the aegis of IFIP has brought together researchers and practitioners of all aspects of the e-world. The I3E conference is truly multidisciplinary covering areas from computer science to information systems and service science. The conference proceedings will be published in Springer’s prestigious Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Details of the forthcoming issues is added here: The I3E conference series is sponsored by IFIP TC6 WG 6.11 ‘Communication Aspects of the e-World’.



The conference will be organised in the Indian Institute of Technology (IITD), Delhi, India. The IITD is a national institution of international repute and already known for the pioneering research across different functional areas. The IITD is one of two educational institutes in India listed in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) list of top 200 universities globally.  The IIT in Delhi envisions to contribute to India and the world through excellence in scientific and technical education and research; to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society. Located in Delhi, it has both national and international connectivity through air and trains from across the world and nationally. Delhi is the capital city of India, and is a City with a rich unparalleled history of heritage, culture and architectural marvels. About 230kms from Delhi are the cities of Agra and Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh, where architectural wonders like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort attract a lot of tourists globally. Close by are the hill stations of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, where the natural beauty of mountain ranges takes your breath away.


Monuments in Delhi can take your breath away! Literally!


A visit to Delhi National Zoological Park can throw quite a few surprises.


Places to visit in Uttar Pradesh – States close to Delhi


Places to visit in Himachal and Uttrakhand – States close to Delhi

Call for Papers: 

The conference invites papers across topics in e-Business, e-Services and e-Society which could include but not be limited to the following topics:


Conference Co-Chairs:

  • Professor M. P. Gupta, IIT Delhi, India
  • Dr Arpan K. Kar, IIT Delhi, India
  • Dr Vigneswara Ilavarasan, IIT Delhi, India
  • Professor Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Swansea University, UK
  • Dr Matti Mäntymäki, Turku School of Economics, Finland
  • Professor Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


Important Dates:

  • Full paper submission: 30th April, 2017
  • Communication of review results: 31st May, 2017
  • Submission of revised final paper: 18th June, 2017
  • Early Registration: 30thJune, 2017
  • Date of the conference: 21st  – 23rd  November, 2017


Conference Paper Submission and Proceedings:

Given the success of the previous IFIP I3E conference proceedings, the proceedings of the IFIP I3E 2017 conference will be published in the IFIP-LNCS series  ( Papers submitted must follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) template which can be found here. Authors should submit original unpublished research papers that are not being considered and/or already published in any other conference or journal. The conference will facilitate a double-blind review process. Therefore, submissions should be anonymous so all author identifiers must be removed.The conference supports two types of papers. Full papers should contain completed research and have a maximum of 12 pages (additional pages will incur a fee). Short papers can consist of case studies, management or policy type of papers and have a maximum of 6 pages.

Paper submission link: To be announced soon.

Selected papers may be taken forward for fast track publication in reputed journals.