EC'08 ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce

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The conference is soliciting full papers (as well as workshop and tutorial proposals; see below) 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 to be considered for publication in the archival ACM proceedings may be up to 10 pages (including the bibliography), in 10-point font, double-column format, 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. These submissions must not have appeared before (or be pending to appear) in a journal or conference with published proceedings. All accepted submissions will need to be migrated to the publisher's format/macros for the proceedings. 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. Presentation format will be chosen by the program committee with the goal of encouraging breadth and diversity among 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.

Submissions will be accepted by February 4, 2011, 23:59 GMT (6:59 PM EST). This is a hard deadline.

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 only a one page abstract will appear in the proceedings 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 is required, and the title page should state clearly that the submission is a working paper. Details on the submission procedure will be made available on the main conference web page.