Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)


Special Issue On: Impact of COVID-19 on E-business, Entrepreneurship, and the Suggested Digital Solutions

Submission Due Date
1/1/2022

Guest Editors
- Bahaaeddin Alareeni, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkey.

- Esmail Kassim, The Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

Introduction
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in January, the growth of business and entrepreneurial ‎activity ‎has been severely slowed in many countries, affecting their economic growth and ‎development. ‎In this respect, most institutions over the world are affected negatively by the ‎COVID-19 pandemic. ‎However, some firms and entrepreneurs will be able to exploit business ‎opportunities from this crisis ‎by developing digital solutions. ‎Therefore, there is a growing ‎body of literature focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on ‎business, entrepreneurship, and ‎suggests digital solutions ‎overcome this problem (Bouey, 2020; Carvalho et al., ‎‎2020; Dai et ‎al., 2020; Turner and Akinremi, 2020).‎

Objective
This special issue aims to assess the impact of coronavirus on business with a particular focus ‎on the role of technology, governance, and digital solutions to overcome this problem during ‎conventional ‎ and unconventional circumstances. In addition, it considers issues, challenges, ‎and solutions related to the successful application and management aspects of electronic ‎business. This special issue invites scholars within all the main economics, management, and ‎subdisciplines, among other areas, to submit conceptual and/or empirical papers, which ‎present cutting-edge.‎

Recommended Topics
• New Technology during COVID 19 pandemic. ‎
• E-Marketing
• E-Finance and e-payment market
• Applications of new technologies to e-business
• E-commerce
• E-Healthcare
• E-HRM
• Digital Marketing
• Electronic communications
• Electronic markets and infrastructures
• Electronic supply chain management and the Internet-based electronic data ‎interchange
• E-payment solutions

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Impact of COVID-19 on E-business, Entrepreneurship, and the Suggested Digital ‎Solutions‎ on or before January 1, 2022. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Bahaaeddin Alareeni
Guest Editor
International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
E-mail: alareeni@metu.edu.tr

Special Issue On: Incorporation of Technology, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT): An insight into the technological implementations in Business Success

Submission Due Date
4/30/2022

Guest Editors
Prof. Allam Hamdan, Ahlia University, Bahrain
Dr. Reem Hamdan, Brunel University – London, UK

Introduction
Internet of Things (IoT) fills a vital paradigm that narrows the gap between the physician and virtual worlds. Recent advances in IoT allowed the digitization of the physical world through novel ICT related services, applications, architectures and infrastructures. Various aspects like sensors, radio frequency identification (RFID), PCs, etc., get integrated to facilitate the sharing of information and knowledge on the Internet platform. SioT aid in sensing the physical world by collecting, discriminating, and processing data for various applications or for the purposes of communications between the things on the Internet. New challenges are posed by the advent of the SIoT. Challenges arise from the heterogenous mixture of things making the virtual environment more complex than ever before. Since such connecting things are experiencing a snag due to its scalability concerns. For instance, the high volume of connectivity of things cascades towards a high generated volume of memory, bandwidth, and the rate of the processing power. The new of big data arising from high volumes of memory is referred as Big Data, categorized by data sets on the Internet on the PC which are connected on the Internet. Big data is composed of volume (dataset size), velocity (analysis processing speed), and variety (plethora spectrum of sources for data). Green IoT is the solution for coping with the direct challenges portrayed in current research; particularly for remaining sensate to cost.

In this special issue, we will attempt address concerns that focus on IoT and Big Data through the lens of varying technologies through various propositions of architectures and infrastructures though the lens of case studies, experiments, empirical assessments, just to name a few research methodological stance and approaches. This special issue invites the implications of IoT and Big Data for applications like smart homes and cities, healthcare service delivers, smart traffic management; such that models are proposed with theoretical and practical implications for optimizing Big Data for IoT. This special issue welcomes ground breaking applications which can connect smart social objects attractively through suitable facets of connected social objects. Moreover, the readers of this special issue could gain an up-to-date knowhow on the state-of-the art challenges, architecture, infrastructures, applications, and achievements from the research stand point of view.

Objective
1) Highlighting business and technology problems that are faced by institutions in a scientific way, in addition to finding the possible practical solutions for them.
2) Encouraging scientific research in business and technology area which may contribute in sustainable improving to it.

Recommended Topics
• Emerging technologies for next generation communication networks.
• Applications of IoT (in surveillance, smart cities, military, transportation & logistics, smart healthcare, social media monitoring, societal upliftment and impact of smart social objects)
• Implementation of IoT in SMEs to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
• The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Using IoT, Big data and Artificial Intelligence.
• FinTech, RegTech and Artificial Intelligence and firm performance.
• IoT, Big data, AI for the Public Sector.
• Implementation of IoT, Big data, AI in Education.
• IoT, Big data, AI and Smart Universities.
• IoT and Big data and supporting sustainable finance during uncertain situations such as COVID-19.
• IoT, Big data, Artificial Intelligence and Social Media.
• Implementation of IoT, AI and Big data in Healthcare.
• IoT, Big data, AI and Smart Universities.
• IoT, Big data, AI and Management Analytics.
• IoT, Big data, AI application in the fourth Industrial Revolution
• IoT, Big data, AI applications and innovations in the fourth Industrial Revolution.
• IoT, Big data, AI for Decision Making in the Era of Big Data.
• IoT, Big data, AI for the fourth Industrial Revolution.
• IoT, Big data, AI, Digital Government and Accountability.
• The Impact of IoT, Big data, AI Systems on Future University Paradigms

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Incorporation of Technology, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT): An insight into the technological implementations in Business Success on or before April 30, 2022. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Prof. Allam Hamdan
Dr. Reem Hamdan
Guest Editors
International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
E-mail: ahamdan@ahlia.edu.bh