Submission deadline for track proposalNovember 15th, 2020
Easychair system open for submissionDecember 5th, 2020
Submission deadline for full manuscriptFebruary 3th, 2021
Acceptance announcementMarch 15th, 2021
Deadline for registrationMarch 31th, 2021
Conference dateMay 28-30th, 2021



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The announcement of the conference papers submission is ready. Welcome to WHICEB2021, the 20 anniversary conference!

The 20th Wuhan International Conference on E-business(WHICEB2021)

An AIS Affiliated Conference

Conference Theme: Artificial Intelligence Enabled Business Innovation

Wuhan, P. R. China, May 28-30, 2021

The Wuhan International Conference on E-Business (WHICEB) is an AIS affiliated conference which have been held successfully since the year of 2000, serving as an annual academic conference for improvement and development of global e-business study, academic exchange and cooperation. In the coming year of 2121, we will be holding the 20th conference with the topic of ‘AI (Artificial Intelligence)-enabled Business Innovation’.

With transition from internet times to AI times, technological improvement and business model innovation have reciprocal influence. Technological improvement can promote business innovation, and vice versa. The application of 5G technology has brought about new business prospects in the field of big data and AI application. Digitalization and AI technology has inspired a new round of business innovation in manufacturing, business, education and personal life. New technology, business and rules will redefine the scenario of ‘internet plus’, reconfigure business model from the bottom up. Welcome to the AI-enabled era! Facing the opportunities brought by AI, many enterprises have taken the initiatives in product and business innovation, and in organization and management change. Meanwhile, guidance and support from academic field are also needed. 

English will be the formal language at conference. World-class scholars in e-business field will be invited to give keynote speeches, workshops on different topics will be organized together with academic institutions located within China or abroad., Doctor consortium will be held at the conference, active youth scholars will be invited to give individual speech at different sessions, not to mention other enriched activities. All accepted papers will be presented in respective session. In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, WHICEB2021 will consider organizing academic exchange activities both online and offline.

Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs

Jing Zhao, Professor, School of Economics and Management, China University of Geosciences , Wuhan , China, 

Juergen Seitz, Professor, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim, Germany,

Doug Vogel, Professor, AIS President 2012-2013, Harbin Institute of Technology, China,

Conference Honorary Chair

Wilfred V. Huang, Professor, Alfred University, U.S.A.,

Program Committee Chairs

Weiguo (Patrick) Fan, Professor, University of Iowa, U.S.A.,

Zhen Zhu, Professor, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan,

Publicity chair & Proceedings Editor 

Yiliu (Paul) Tu , Professor, University of Calgary, Canada,

Maomao Chi, Professor, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan,

Session Chairs

Kanliang Wang, Professor, Renmin University, China

Jinghua Xiao, Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Rong Du, Professor, Xidian University, China

Yi Jiang, Associate Professor, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan

Conference Hosts

CICEB of China University of Geosciences
School of Economics and Management of China University of Geosciences
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim, Germany
Alfred University, USA


CICEB of China University of Geosciences
School of Economics and Management of China University of Geosciences


The Association for Information Systems(AIS)
China Association for Information Systems (CNAIS)
The China Information Economics Society
University of Calgary, Canada
Deakin University, Australia
North Dakota State University, USA
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
University of Turku, Finland

Sponsoring Journals

Electronic Commerce Research
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications
Electronic Markets
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations
International Journal of Information Technology and Management
International Journal of Services Technology and Management
Journal of Systems and Information Technology

The annual Wuhan International Conference on E-Business (WHICEB) is an AIS affiliated conference which cover e-business related topics. Wuhan International Conference on E-Business holds annually in May, and is widely recognized in the region and beyond as an excellent and fascinating academic conference.

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WHICEB Secretary

Jing Wang

School of Economics and Management China University of Geosciences
Center for International Cooperation on E-business(CICEB)

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