In Memory of Prof. Wilfred V. Huang

Dear WHICEB Chairs and colleagues,

I feel very sad to let you know that the co-founder and Honorary Chair of WHICEB, Professor Wilfred V. Huang at Alfred University passed away on March 14, 2022.

Since 1999, Professor Huang has devoted himself to promoting the academic exchanges in e-business between China and USA. With his efforts, in May 2000, we held an Advanced Forum on China-US Enterprise E-commerce in China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and the Second Wuhan International Conference on E-commerce (WHICEB) in 2002. So far, we have successfully held WHICEB for 20 years, during which he served as the co-chair for 15 years and was responsible for organizing paper reviews. In addition, he collaborated with many Chinese universities to conduct research and develop e-commerce courses. In 2007, he served as the guest editor of Electronic Markets — The International Journal in which the special issue on Electronic Business in China was published for the first time. His continuous efforts significantly contribute to introducing the research and development of e-commerce in China to international academia.

We still vividly recall all the scenarios when working with him – he is kind, modest, humorous, and always ready to help. He is respected by us all. The global IS discipline lost a great contributor. We and WHICEB lost a very good long-term friend. We will have him always in our memories!


May Professor Huang Rest In Peace!


WHICEB Committee

Video and Photos of Professor Wilfred V. Huang in WHICEBs