The conference is soliciting full papers (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. See the full call for papers for details.
Submissions will be accepted by Feb 9, 23:59 GMT (6:59 PM EST). This is a hard deadline.
Submissions may be up to 20 pages (including the bibliography) in 11-point or larger font in single column, or in the standard ACM format for up to 10 pages long. Reviews for EC '09 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'09 review process (except as noted below). 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 typically as an oral presentation approximately 20-30 minutes long. At the discretion of the program committee we may have some papers presented as a shorter oral presentation and/or in a poster format. 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'09 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 These submissions will be subject to review and considered for presentation at the conference but not for publication in the proceedings. 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.