Scope and Goals of the Conference

Networking has been the fundamental technology fostering the development of the web and electronic commerce. Electronic commerce has emerged as a dramatic new model of conducting business. Advances in networking, automated processes, decision technologies, economics, and management are already forcing dramatic changes in a variety of industries, ranging from banking and finance to music and entertainment, to manufacturing and distribution. Yet, the electronic business space is still in a relatively early state of evolution, and many of the significant advances in understanding the interaction between the two fields and their impact on the implementation of e-commerce are occurring in academia and industry.


The 2013 Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference (NAEC 2013), follows the successful series of NAEC conferences which were held in the same location. NAEC conferences bring together academic and industrial researchers from various fields on an ongoing, annual basis to discuss developments and challenges of networking and electronic business understood in the largest possible sense of the term. The aim of the conference is to provide a high quality forum for the presentation of results, exchange of ideas, and scientific discussions on challenges, methodologies, new technologies and their impact.


Potential participants should send by June 25, 2013 a paper or extended abstract to the conference general chair. The technical program committee will evaluate the papers, and a decision will be sent to the authors by July 15, 2013 with instructions for the final version of the paper, which is due by August 15, 2013. Conference participants will be provided with the conference proceedings (a collection of papers presented at the conference) the proceedings will be indexed at Thomson/Reuters Web of Science database*, and North Holland Scopus*.

Special issues: Expended full paper contributions will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Commerce Research Journal. To be considered for the special issue a full final paper has to be submitted between November 1 and November 30, 2013 to Bezalel Gavish, a paper has to be 26 to 45 pages in length (excluding authors’ biographies), using a 12pt font and 1.5 line spacing. Only papers submitted by authors who registered and paid for the conference will be considered.


Paper e-mailing address:

Professor Bezalel Gavish, ITOM, Southern Methodist University, Tel: (214) 750-8474.


Professor Bezalel Gavish

Eugene J. and Ruth F. Constantin Distinguished Chair in Business

ITOM Dept.

Southern Methodist University

P.O. Box 750333

Dallas, TX 75275-0333