as well as workshop and tutorial proposals) on all aspects of electronic commerce. Submitted papers will be evaluated on significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. They should clearly establish the research contribution, its relevance to electronic commerce, and its relation to prior research.
Submissions will be accepted while it is February 7th anywhere in the world; that is until Feb 7, 23:59 GMT-12. The submission deadline has been moved back as far as it can be while accommodating a full review process, so there will be no extensions beyond this time.
Submissions to be considered for publication may be up to 10 pages (including the bibliography), in 9-point font formatted into two columns with reasonable margins and interline spacing. Additional details may be included in appendices beyond the 10 page limit but will only be read at the discretion of the reviewers. Reviews for EC'08 will *not* be double-blind, so you do not need to anonymize your paper. These submissions must not have appeared before (or be pending to appear) in a journal or conference with published proceedings, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the EC'08 review process. All accepted submissions will need to be migrated to the ACM format for the proceedings. Detailed instructions will be given by the publisher after the paper is accepted.
Accepted papers will be presented at the conference in one of two formats: (1) a long oral presentation or (2) a short oral presentation coupled with placement in a poster session. Presentation format will be chosen by the program committee with the goal of encouraging breadth and diversity among oral presentations. Presentation format will have no bearing on how papers appear in the archival conference proceedings: all accepted papers will be allotted 10 pages in the proceedings.
To create dialog about the papers, and further improve the accuracy of the decisions made, EC'08 will add an opportunity for authors to respond to their reviewers. During this one week period, authors who choose to do so may provide a brief response to the reviewers. The reviews and responses will be considered in forming the final acceptance decisions about papers.
To accommodate the publishing traditions of different fields, authors may instead submit working papers that are under review or nearly ready for journal review. These submissions will be subject to review and considered for presentation at the conference but not for publication in the proceedings. These submissions need not conform to the conference paper format. Abstracts of accepted working papers will be included in the proceedings and must be coupled with a URL that points to the full paper and that will be reliable for at least two years. Open access is preferred although the paper can be hosted by a publisher who takes copyright and limits access, as long as there is a link to the location.
Electronic submission in PDF is required.