The Wuhan International Conference on E-Business (WHICEB) is an AIS affiliated conference which has 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 2021, we will be holding the 20th conference with the topic of ‘AI (Artificial Intelligence)-enabled Business Innovation’.
With the 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 applications. Digitalization and AI technology have 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 the 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 the academic field are also needed.
English will be the formal language at the 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 speeches at different sessions, not to mention other enriching activities. All accepted papers will be presented in the respective session. In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, WHICEB2021 will consider organizing academic exchange activities both online and offline.

Paper Submission: 

We accept two types of submissions (full research papers, and short research papers) from different aspects of business and from different disciplines. Research methods as case study, modeling, empirical study, on-spot, questionnaire or experimental study are all welcomed. Conference proceedings will be listed in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science/Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-S or CPCI-SSH, the former Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings®, ISTP). The proceedings will also be available at AIS eLibrary ( ). Papers accepted at the 20th conference will summitted to ISI to apply for CPCI-S or CPCI-SSH index.

International Journal Recommendation:

Selected best papers from the proceeding will be recommended to the following international academic journals/special issues: Electronic Commerce Research and Applications(SSCI), Electronic Markets-The International Journal on Networked Business (SSCI), Electronic Commerce Research(SSCI), Internet Research (SSCI), Journal of Database Management(SCIE), Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (SCI & SSCI), International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations(EI & Scopus), Journal of Systems and Information Technology(EI & Scopus).


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