Join fellow CATA members at the 8th annual World Congress on the Management of eBusiness, in Toronto, Ontario, July 11-13, 2007
April 26, 2007

The 8th World Congress on the Management of eBusiness

Join fellow CATA members at the 8th annual World Congress on the Management of eBusiness, in Toronto, Ontario, July 11-13, 2007.

This major event will provide a unique forum for researchers and practitioners to come together to present, discuss and review recent, groundbreaking research results on the deployment and use of information technologies and services for eBusiness.

By providing a forum for healthy dialogue and discussion between practitioners and researchers, this conference promises to inform eBusiness practice, establish research directions, and facilitate future research collaborations.

This conference would be of high interest and relevance to CATAAlliance members and stakeholders interested in learning about and/or disseminating eBusiness research results, and to companies seeking to advance their business' competitive success through access to academic and professional research and case study results.

A registration discount is available for all CATA members - contact Cathi Malette at cmalette@cata.ca for registration details.

CATAAlliance is proud to announce that John Boufford, President of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) and member of our Board of Directors will be a keynote speaker at the World Congress on the Management of eBusiness. He will be speaking on behalf of CATAAlliance and CIPS - the professional association representing Information Technology (IT) practitioners and the administrator of the Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) designation in Canada.

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Practitioner Presentations Required:

If you are interested in delivering a presentation regarding a recent industry eBusiness initiative or a case study of how a specific technology has impacted your organization, please visit http://witanweb.ca/wcmeb2007/main.do to submit a 750 word abstract online.

Practitioner Presentations are only 30 minutes in length: 20 minutes to provide and overview of your eBusiness initiative or case study followed by a 10 minute question and answer period. Practitioner Presentations, unlike full academic research paper submissions, are not subject to rigorous academic evaluation but rather selected based upon their relevancy and originality.

Presentations should address current issues facing the industry relevant to the track topics (http://www.merc.mcmaster.ca/eworldcongress/track.html) and case studies should address the effectiveness and outcomes on the use of a technology, not focus on the product itself.

The deadline for practitioner paper submissions is April 30, 2007. We realize this is a very tight deadline. If you plan to submit a presentation proposal, but cannot meet this deadline, simply email your intentions to submit something to the Conference Program Chair (Dr. Brian Detlor; detlorb@mcmaster.ca); in your correspondence with Dr. Detlor indicate a general title of your presentation and the date you plan to submit a full abstract. He will try to accommodate as many requests for late submissions as possible.

The congress will focus on: B2B Commerce, B2C Commerce, eGovernment, eHealth, Privacy and Security, Online Trust, eBusiness Case Studies, Human Computer Interaction, and a Doctoral Consortium. However, these are just suggested topics only. Any topic with the purview of the Management of eBusiness is appropriate.

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Please visit ebizcongress.mcmaster.ca for specific dates and details. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Congress, please contact Linda Kszyston, Administrative Coordinator, MeRC at kszyston@mcmaster.ca, or (905) 525-9140 Ext. 23950.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto July 11-13, 2007!

Regards,
Kevin Wennekes, VP Research CATA
kwennekes@cata.ca (613) 769-8614