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ISBN : 978-0-9753393-9-8

  • Welcome
  • Call for Papers
  • Conference Committee
  • Conference Themes
  • Accepted Papers
  • Special Topics Sessions
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Important Dates
  • Registration
  • Conference Program
  • Venue and Hotel Information


The 10th IBIMA conference on Innovation and Knowledge Management in Business Globalization will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 30 June - 2 July 2008.  

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia.  Kuala Lumpur was founded in 1857 as a tin-mining camp.  Today, Kuala Lumpur combines the old with the present in a charming way.  This is observed in how the Sultan Abdul Samad building blends with very well with the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.  Still, there is more in Kuala Lumpur to see and enjoy: The old railway station, Masjid Jamek, the headquarters of Telekom Malaysia, and China Town.  Come and see for yourself why Malaysia is truly Asia.

This major international conference will address a range of important themes with respect to Information management its impact on organizations, governments, and societies.

The conference will include numerous papers and workshop presentations by academics and researchers from around the globe. Conference participants are welcome to submit full papers, short papers, extended abstracts, paper drafts, or invited session proposals. Submitted paper will be fully refereed and published in electronic formats.  Please refer to call for papers.

For those unable to attend the conference in person, virtual presentations are available. Virtual presentations allow participants to submit papers for refereeing and publication in the conference proceedings.   Virtual participants will receive a full copy of the conference proceedings in electronic format by mail.

The conference proceedings will be classified in 

  • EBSCO database
  • Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) index 
  • CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts) index
  • InterDok

Selected papers will be considered for a special issue of 
Management Research News
an Emerald Publication


Submissions instructions: Submit 2 files (in Microsoft Word OR in pdf)
First file with just complete author(s) information and e-mail(s)
Second file with just the paper without author(s) information for review purposes

There is no paper format for submissions.  Once your paper is accepted by reviewers, authors will receive an acceptance package that includes IBIMA's format guildlines for camera ready publication.

If you are submitting to a special track, please indicate that in your e-mail


Call for Papers

Interested academics and practitioners are invited to submit:

  • Research papers: complete papers (5000 words max.) with complete references section. 
  • Short papers: this could be research in progress, abstracts, ideas you would like to explore with audiance at the conference, or draft of papers for possible co-authorship:  (max. 5 pages or 1000 words) 

IBIMA focuses on real-world business applications.  Therefore, submitted papers should highlight the benefits and applications of managing information in industry, government, and services.  The idea of the conference is to discuss how to solve business problems or take advantage of new opportunities using IT.  All papers will be directed to the appropriate  theme and/or track.  All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Virtual presentation is available if you are unable to attend in person. 

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  It is IBIMA policy to send complete papers to two reviewers for full blind peer review and to send a summary of review back to the author(s) .   Short papers/abstracts will be reviewed by reviewer and/or the editor.  All review comments and suggestions should be addressed in the final submission.  Submitted Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

Conference proceedings will be published as an e-book on a CD (ISBN:0-9753393-9-7) 

*IBIMA reserves the right to accept or reject any research/short paper proposal/submission. Reasons for rejection include, but are not limited to: topics not fitting the conference program main theme or panel subjects, insufficient space on the conference program, failure to meet professional obligations in prior IBIMA conferences (e.g., not completing a paper, not delivering a paper on time, failure to appear for a scheduled slot), failure to register for the conference, unprofessional conduct, or any other reason.

Conference Committees

Conference Chair

Khalid S. Soliman, International Business Information Management Association, USA

Local Chair

Muhammad Najib Razali  Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia

Research Chair

Paul H. P. Yeow Multimedia University, Malaysia

Advisory Committee

John F. Affisco, Hofstra University, USA
Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Emad Bataineh, Zayed University, UAE
Najiba Benabess, Norwich University, Northfield, USA
Az-Eddine Bennani, Reims Management School, France
Emil Boasson, Ithaca College School of Business, USA
Regina Connolly, Dublin City University, Ireland
Reggie Davidrajuh, Stavanger University College, Norway
Susana de Juana Espinosa, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Xiuzhen Feng, Beijing University of Technology, China
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Takao Ito, Ube National College of Technology, Japan
Mohammad Ayub Khan, Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Nabil Mzoughi, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Christiane E. Metzner, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela
Roman Povalej, University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
Alcina Prata, ESCE, Portugal
Muhammad Najib Razali, Universiti Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Joseph Sarkis, Clark University, USA
Najib Saylani, Hofstra University, USA
Magdy Serour, InContext Solutions, Australia
Mark Srite, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee,  USA
Amine Nehari Talet, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Mineral, KSA
Salvador Treviño, Technologico de Monterrey, Mexico
Abraham G. van der Vyver, Monash University, South Africa
Dianne Wingham, Australia
Paul H.P. Yeow, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Shumaila Y. Yousafzai, Cardiff University, UK

Program Committee

(program committee member's name appears on this list only after reviewing at least one paper) 

Abdelnasser M  Abdelaal, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Abdelkader abdelkarim, Université de Sfax, Tunisia
Sharifah Lailee Syed-Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Dhammika Abeysinghe, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka  
Nasrin Shah Abushakra, Lehigh University, USA
Abdollah Aghaie, K N Toosi University of Technology, Iran
Anil K Aggarwal, University of Baltimore, USA
Mohamed A. Antar, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA
Adel Al-Alawi, University of Bahrain, Bahrain  
Wadee Alhalabi, College of Technology - Makkah, KSA
Ana Paula P.M. Afonso, ISCAP/ IPP, Portugal  Excellent Constructive review
Fayez Ahmad Albadri, Abu Dhabi University – ADMA OPCO, UAE
Mohammad Saad Al-Ahmadi, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA Excellent Constructive review
Christopher Armstrong, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford, USA
José Enrique Armendáriz-Iñigo, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Saïd Assar, Institut TELECOM, France
Charles Korede Ayo, Covenant University, Nigeria
Ahmed Azam, DeVry University, USA Excellent Constructive review
Ali Al-Badi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Shamshul Bahri, University of Malaya, Malaysia Excellent Constructive review
Dr. Ozlem Bak, University of Greenwich Country, UK
David A Banks, University of South Australia, Australia   
Reza Barkhi, Virginia Tech, USA and American University of Sharjah, UAE Excellent Constructive review
Surinder Batra, Institute of Management Technology, India
Ian Beeson, University of the West of England, UK
Mounim Belalia, University Paris Dauphine, France
Tarik Beldjilali, Moncton University, Canada
Najiba Benabess, Norwich University, USA
Az-Eddine Bennani, Reims Management School  & UTC, France  
Boutheina Ben Yaghlane, IHEC Carthage, Tunisia Excellent Constructive review
Mohamed Bettaz, INI/MESRS, Algeria
Mamata Bhandar, U21 Global, Singapore
Y T McIntyre-Bhatty, University of Wales, UK
Indranil Bose, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Peter Bradl , University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany  
James Braman, Towson University, USA
Evren Bulut, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, France   
Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea, University of Craiova, Romania
Guendalina Capece, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
Teuta Cata, Northern Kentucky University, USA
João Alvaro CArvalho, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Sergio de Cesare, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Keith C.C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Yu Chen, Renmin  University of China, China
Yichih Chen, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
Li-wen chen,  Chung-Hua University Country: Taiwan, R.O.C.    
Wenshin Chen, Prairie View A&M University, USA Excellent Constructive review
Tan Saw Chin, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Claudiu CICEA, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania
Jorge Valdés Conca, University of Alicante, Spain
Viorel Cornescu, “Nicolae Titulescu” University from Bucharest, Romania
Steven B. Creason, Metropolitan State University, USA
Khaled Dahawy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt Excellent Constructive review
Farhad Daneshgar, University of New South Wales,Australia  Excellent Constructive review
Razvan Daniel Zota, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania  
Lourdes Canos Daros, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain 
Sagarmay Deb, Central Queens University, Australia
Yogesh Deshpande, University of Western Sydney, Australia 
Dusmanescu Dorel, Petroleum and Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Elena Druică, University of Bucharest, Romania Excellent Constructive review
Basel M. Al-Eideh, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Meriem Elayoubi, IAE Université Touloue 1, France  
Susana de Juana Espinosa, University of Alicante, Spain
Uchenna Cyril Eze, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Sadat Fatiha, Université du Quebec a Montreal,  Canada
F G Filip, The Romanian Academy, Romania
Melike N. Findikoglu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Excellent Constructive review
Terrill L. Frantz, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Bardo Fraunholz, Deakin University, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Satoshi Fujita, Hiroshima University, Japan
Peter Gall, Edith Cowan University, Australia     
Mohamed Mohsen Gammoudi, Institut Supérieur en Informatique et Gestion de Kairouan, Tunisia
Lotfi Gammoudi, Nanterre University, France
Gerald Goh Guan Gan, Multimedia University, Malaysia Excellent Constructive review
Rimantas Gatautis, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Mouzhi Ge, Dublin City University, Ireland
Sandro Geric, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Abbass Ghanbary, University of Western Sydney, Australia   
Said Ghoul, Philadelphia University, Jordan
Daniel Pérez Gónzalez, Cantabria University, Spain Excellent Constructive review
Feliz Gouveia, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Emanuel S. Grant, University of North Dakota, USA
Migue Guinalíu, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Gayah Gulam, MSC Malaysia, Malaysia
Calin Gurau, GSCM – Montpellier Business School, France  
Huong Ha, TMC Educational Group, Singapore
Saida Habhab,  ESC La Rochelle, France
Sameh  El Hadouaj, FSEGN, Tunisia Excellent Constructive review
Abrar Haider, University of South Australia, Australia
Raija Halonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Suraya Hamid, University of Malaya, Malaysia      
Hajah Rugayah Hashim, University Technology Mara, Malaysia
Zainal A. Hasibuan, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Gy Hashim, University Technology Mara, Malaysia
Sacha Helfenstein, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Excellent Constructive review
Asleena Helmi, Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia
Kevin K.W. Ho, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Excellent Constructive review
Tamara Hoegler, Karlsruhe Uniersity, Germany
Ewa Huebner, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Abdul Razak Ibrahim, University of Malaya, Malaysia Excellent Constructive review
Thierry Isckia, INT Management, France         
Md. Zahidul  Islam, Independent University, Bangladesh
Noor Azizi Ismail, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia  
Mohammad Ismail, UiTM PERLIS, Malaysia
Wattiau Isabelle, ESSEC and CNAM, France
Hussein Abdel-jaber, University of Bradford, UK
Michael C. Jaeger,  Berlin University of Technology, Germany
Björn Johansson, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Damir Kalpic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Yusniza Kamarulzaman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Vijay Kapur, University of Delhi, India
Berman Kayis, University of  New South Wales, Australia
Shaiful Annuar Khalid, UiTM Perlis, Malaysia
Kanwar Adeel Waheed Khan, University of Leeds, UK
Ahmad Khasawneh, Hashemite University, Jordan
Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Hana Klcova, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Stefan Klink, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
Gabriele Kotsis, Johannes Kepler University Linz Country, Austria
Girija Krishnaswamy, ACU National, Australia
Ashwani Kumar, IIM Lucknow, India
R. Shashi Kumar, Bangalore University, India
Fotis Liarokapis, Coventry University, UK
Yet Mee Lim, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia Excellent Constructive review
Angela Lin, University of Sheffield, UK
Kathy J. Liszka, The University of Akron, USA
Hsu Kuan (Jonathan) Liu, I-SHOU University, Taiwan
Keri Logan, Massey University, New Zealand  
Mehdi Louizi, Faculte des Sciences de Tunis (FST), Tunisia
Garth R. MacKenzie, University of Maryland University College, USA
Zaigham Mahmood, University of Derby, UK
Sajjad Mahmood, La Trobe University, Australia
Ra’ed (Moh’d Taisir) Masa’deh, The University of Nottingham, UK Excellent Constructive review
Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Mara University Of Technology, Malaysia Excellent Constructive review
El-Hussein El-Masry, California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Amanda Mead, Macquarie University, Australia
Christiane Metzner , Universidad Central de Venezuela Country, Venezuela Excellent Constructive review
Steffen Moeller, Insititute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center, Germany Excellent Constructive review
N.Mohamudally, University of Technology, Mauritius
Fernando Pena Möller, Private Consultant, Spain                    
Farid Meziane, University of Salford, UK
Mahmoud Abou Naaj, Ajman University of Science and Technology, UAE
Tahir Naeem, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Mehran Nejati, Yazd University, Iran
Azah Anir bt Norman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Urban Nulden, Goteborg University, Sweden
Placide Poba-Nzaou, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada
Sangjo Oh, Dongyang Technical College, Korea Excellent Constructive review
Fon Sim Ong, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Abdullah Promise Opute, University of East Anglia, UK
Blanca Hernández-Ortega, University of Zaragoza, Spain Excellent Constructive review
Panagiota Papadopoulou, University of Athens, Greece
Adamantia G. Pateli, Ionian University, Greece Excellent Constructive review
Shaun Pather, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa Excellent Constructive review
Tania Pavlou, VIVARTIA, Greece Excellent Constructive review
Selwyn Piramuthu, University of Florida, USA
Michel Plaisent, University Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Catalin Popescu, University of Petroleum and Gas, Romania
Jyothsna Priyadarsini. K, ICFAI, India
Mahdieh Rahmanian, University of Delhi, India
Shalini Rahul, Management Development Institute, India   
Sita Ramakrishnan, Monash University, Australia
Semei Leopoldo Coronado Ramírez, University of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico
Leif Bloch Rasmussen, Copenhagen Busniess School, Denamrk
Sri Devi Ravana, University of malaya, Malaysia
Subhajyoti Ray, Xavier Institute of Management, India
Siavash Jandeh-Razmi, Razmitech Information Technology, New Zealand Excellent Constructive review
Saida Habhab-Rave, Groupe Sup de Co La Rochelle, France
Liana Razmerita, CBS, Denmark
Siavash Jandeh-Razmi, Razmitech Information Technology, New Zealand  
Laura Anna Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Luis Silva Rodrigues, ISCAP/IPP, Portugal  
Awanis Bt Romli, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Amit Rudra, Curtin University, Australia
Beatrice Rumpler, INSA LYON, France
Fjodor Ruzic, Institute for Informatics, Croatia
Gunter Saake, OvG University of Magdeburg, Germany
Saqib Saeed, University of Siegen, Germany
Lamjed Ben Said, ISG Tunis, Tunisia
Salaheldin Ismail Salaheldin, Qatar University, Qatar
Saeid Samiee, University of Delhi, India
Paulus Insap Santosa, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Carlos Santos, Jr., Southern Illinois University, USA
Samiaji Sarosa, Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University, Indonesia  
Christoph Schroth, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Albert Henry Seymour Scott, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong
Vaclav Sebesta, Institute of Computer Sciences, Czech Republic
Azadeh Shafaei, Rasht Islamic Azad University, Iran  
N. Sadat Shami, Cornell University, USA Excellent Constructive review
Alina Shamsuddin, University Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Malaysia
Shahid A. Sheikh,  Colorado Tech University, USA
Violeta Sima, Oil & Gas University, Romania
Tan Khong Sin, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Alan Sixsmith, University of Technology-Sydney, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Danie Smit, SAP Research, South Africa
Petr Sodomka, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic      
Anongnart Srivihok, Kasetart University, Thailand
Thomas Stenger, IAE Limoges University, France
Gabriele Stoppa, University of Trento, Italy
Uldis Sukovskis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Ainin Sulaiman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Mohammad Subri Tahir, UiTM, Malaysia
Evon M. O. Abu-Taieh, The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Sciences, Jordan
Nouha Taifi, eBMS-ISUFI - Salento University, Italy   
Sabah N. Abdul-Wahab Al-Tamimi, Al Ghurair University, UAE
Daniel CM Tan, Northcentral University, USA Excellent Constructive review
Aries Tao Tao, Macquarie University, Australia
Mary Tate, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Arthur Tatnall, Victoria University, Australia
Fadi Thabtah, Huddersfield University, UK
Alexei Tretiakov, Massey University, New Zealand
António Trigo, ESTGM – Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal    
Ane Tröger, Aston University, UK
Cheng-Fa Tsai, National Pingtung Univesiy of Science & Technology, Taiwan                       
Dany Di Tullio, Queen’s University, Canada
Charles A. von Urff, University of Phoenix, USA
Zita A. Vale, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal 
Eddy Vandijck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Giovanni Vincenti, Gruppo Vincenti, S.r.l., Italy
Eva Vořechová, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic   
Bushra  Waheed, Institute of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Chiou-Pirng Wang, Albany State University, USA
Edgar Weippl,Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Dianne Wingham, Newcastle University, Australia
David W. Wilson,  University of London, UK
Axel Winkelmann, University of Muenster, Germany
Viacheslav Wolfengagen, Institute JurInfoR-MSU, Russia
Nilay Yajnik, NMIMS University, India
Roland K. Yeo, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA Excellent Constructive review
William Yeoh, University of South Australia, Australia
Mahmoud Youssef, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt
Calvin Chun Yu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Excellent Constructive review
Xihui (Paul) Zhang, University of Memphis, USA Excellent Constructive review
Dengsheng Zhang, Monash University, Australia   
Ali Hussein Saleh Zolait, Sana’a University, Yemen


Possible conference topics of interest 

  • Knowledge Management
  • Social Impact of Technology Development
  • E- Business and Internet Computing
  • Management of Technology in Education and Businesses
  • Innovation & Tecgnology in New Product/Service Development
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • International Business Strategies and Information Technology
  • E-Government strategies, implementation procedures, and case studies
  • Technology Transfer, Marketing and Commercialization
  • ICT Management
  • Information Systems issues
  • The Integration of Technology & Organizational Strategies
  • R&D Management
  • Project and Program Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing System Technologies
  • Management of Technology in Developing Countries
  • Sustainable Innovation and Competitive Advantange
  • Innovation and Management of Renewable Resources
  • Strategic use of Technology in the Financial Sector
  • Adoption, acceptance, and diffusion of emerging technologies
  • Change management and organizational performance measures
  • Knowledge Engineering and Discovery
  • Information Quality Management
  • Information Quality Metrics and Assessment
  • E-Commerce issues, trends, and case tudies
  • E-Learning, e-Training, and e-Teams
  • M-Commerce business models, applications, and best practices
  • Privacy, security, ethical, and social issues
  • Customer relationship management (CRM),Business process re-design (BPR)
  • Total quality management (TQM),Cycle time reduction (CTR)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Enterprise Systems (ERP) and Industry Solutions
  • Strategic Decision Support Systems
  • Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network applications
  • Knowledge-based Systems Engineering
  • Object-Oriented Database Systems
  • Data Warehouses and Datamining
  • Software engineering of e-business systems
  • Data Mining techniques
  • Knowledge extraction and search


The conference is closed.

    Special Topics Sessions

    The efforts of the Special Topics Sessions' Organizers will be recognized as follows:

    • The registration fee of the session organizer will be waived if at least 4 authors of invited papers register at the conference.
    • Session organizers names will appear on the conference proceedings as Associate Editors

    The special topic session is a unique opportunity that brings together researchers and audience from around the world to discuss a specific research question of interest and/or share research efforts with others who have worked in the same area.  These sessions could result in future joint research efforts, co-authorship of journal articles, and/or book publications.  Special topics session are highly beneficial if they are well organized.

    You can submit a proposal to organize a special topics sessionworkshop, and/or tutorial.  Proposals to organize a special topic session should include the following information: name and address, e-mail of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of the topic of the session, and a short description on how the session will be advertised.  Usually, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the session proposer.  E-mail proposal to the conference chair.

    Each special topic session will have at least 3 paper. The session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, etc.  The review process for invited sessions will strictly follow the review process for regular submission.  Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  Each paper will be exposed to a full blind peer review by two reviewers in the topical area.  Final camera-ready papers will be reviewed by one reviewer.    Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

    Virtual Presentations

    Those who are unable to attend the conference in person but wish to participate in this major international event, virtual presentation is available. Virtual Presentation allow participants to submit papers for refereeing and publication in the conference proceedings, just like a regular paper.   Virtual participants will receive a full copy of the conference proceedings.  

    In last year IBIMA conferences, there were more than 100 virtual presentations.

    The review process for virtual presentations will strictly follow the review process for regular submissions.  Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and contribution.  Each paper will be exposed to a full blind peer review in most cases. Short papers will be reviewed by the editor.  Summary of review feedback/reports will be sent back to the author(s) in most cases.  All comments and suggestions should be addressed in the final submission. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.

    * Please note that a virtual presentation does not mean you are able to present by remote (e.g. Internet streaming or teleconferencing).


    Important Dates

    Important note: If it take long time to get travel request approved we recommend that you send your paper the at earliest possible to allow us to receive the reviews in a timely fashion. The review time tends to increase if you submit your paper right on the deadline date due to large number of submissions around deadlines.

    • Paper Submission: Closed
    • Notification of Acceptance: Within 3-4 weeks from submission date (in most cases)
    • 2nd Phase Paper submission deadline: May 9, 2008



    The conference is closed

    Conference Program

    Conference Hotel

    Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur The Hotel Istana is strategically located within Kuala Lumpur’s main Golden Triangle business and commercial centre. It is also within walking distance to the Bintang Walk shopping and entertainment hub, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, iconic landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur Tower and the nearby Chinatown (all within walking distance) while the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is only an hour drive away.  Hotel Istana is a majestic landmark central to the business and shopping centre of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle – the most happening hub for both residents and tourists alike.  The 23-story Hotel Istana is a leading corporate address, catering to the concept of “stay-work-relax” for travellers on the move. 

    Please click on the Hotel link above for more details and directions. For reservations: Reservation form

    Hotel Address:
    Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur 
    73 Jalan Raja Chulan, 
    50200 Kuala Lumpur,
    Tel: 603-2141 9988
    Fax: 603-2144 0111 


    Please note the following conference presentation guidelines:

    • Each presentation has 15 min. followed by  5 min discussion. Session chairs will coordinate presentations in their respective sessions
    • There will be LCD projector available in every session room.  Please prepare your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 (to insure compatibility). Please note that Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 IS NOT backward compatible with PowerPoint 2003.  So, please make sure you have your presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
    • Save your files on a flash (USB) drive and on a CD just in case.  Also, it is highly recommended that you email your presentation to yourself on a web-based client (hotmail, yahoo, etc.) as a backup.  NO Floppy Disks OR Transparencies Please.
    • It would be a good idea to bring your own laptop for your presentation to insure that your paper is presented properly.
    • Every registered participant will be issued a name tag that he/she should wear at all times.  No one without name tag will be allowed into the conference area


    Conference Program

    Please use your browser find option to locate your name and session

    Monday June 30, 2008                                                    8:00 am – 4:30 pm

    Monday June 30, 2008                                                     8:45 am – 10:30 am

    Session M1.1: E-Government                                           Baidura 
    Session Chair: Md Mahbubur Rahim

    E-Government Implementation in Spain: the Case of the City of Benidorm 
    de Juana- Espinosa, S., Valdés-Conca, J., Manresa-Marhuenda, and García-Felonés, L.

    Managing the E-Government Adoption Process in Kenya's Local Authorities
    Nixon Muganda-Ochara and Jean-Paul Van Belle

    An exploratory Study of Factors Determining e-Government Success in Saudi Arabia
    Ali Nasser H. Al-Solbi and Sami H. Al-Harbi

    E-Governance and Policing in Tamil Nadu, India
    TKS Thamizhchelvi
    Session M1.2:  Computer and Network Engineering             Berlian
    Session Chair: Cătălin Popescu

    Application of Backward Chaining Method to Computer Forensic
    Najib Saylani

    Customer Satisfaction Fuzzy Cognitive Map in Banking Industry
    S. M. Reza Nasserzadeh, M. Hamed Jafarzadeh, Taha Mansouri, and Babak Sohrabi

    Challenges to Describe QoS Requirements for Web Services Quality Prediction to Support Web Services Interoperability in Electronic Commerce
    Wan Nurhayati Wan Ab. Rahman and Farid Meziane

    Web Service Composition Approaches to Support Dynamic E-Business Systems
    Sayed Gholam Hassan Tabatabaei, Wan Mohd Nasir Wan Kadir, and Suhaimi Ibrahim

    Compliance of X.509 Certification Standard in the Implementation of Third Party Certification in Malaysian E-Commerce Websites
    Syahida Hassan and Mohd Khairudin Kasiran

    Session M1.3:  Knowledge Management I                         Delima
    Session Chair: N. Raghavendra Rao

    Use of New Knowledge and Knowledge Management to Gain Competitive Advantage
    Shahid A. Sheikh

    Aligning Knowledge Management Processes and Innovation Management Capability in a Global Business
    A. Bechina Arnzten and L. Voransachai

    Linking Knowledge Management and Innovation: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
    Rosmaini  Tasmin and Peter C. Woods

    Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence: A Synergy for Organizational Competitiveness in the K-Economy
    Khairul Mizan Taib,  Saiful Farik Mat Yatin, Abdul Rahman Ahmad, and Ahmad Nazri Mansor

    An Empirical Study of Knowledge Management Processes in Small and Medium Enterprises
    Salina Daud and Wan Fadzilah Wan Yusuf

    Session M1.4:  ICT & Financial Information                        Nilam
    Session Chair: Theo Papadopoulos

    Technological Innovation and the Market Value of Firms
    Madan Annavarjula, Ramesh Mohan, and Sam Beldona

    Comparisons Between Transparency In The United States of America(US) Corporate Bond Market and European Corporate Bond Market: Criticisms of Transparency In US Markets From European Markets Perspective
    Wan Nur Rahini Aznie Zainudin and John Board

    Nigeria’s Economic Growth: Emphasizing the Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Transfer of Technology 
    A Y Dutse

    A Study of Global Bankruptcy Trends: Examples from USA, UK, Australia, China and Other Countries
    Enoch K Beraho

    The Role of Electronic Trading System on Organizational Knowledge Management at Muscat Securities Market
    Zainab Al-Shandoudi, Rawan Al-Abri, Nahal Al-Rawahi, Kamla Al-Busaidi

    Coffee Break                                                                 10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Monday June 30, 2008                                                     11:00 am – 12:45 pm

    Session M2.1:   Supply Chain Management                       Baidura 
    Session Chair: Wenshin Chen

    Identifying Factors Affecting Acceptance of E-Procurement Systems: An Initial Qualitative Study at an Australian City Council
    Md Mahbubur Rahim

    Requirements of Knowledge Management Systems According To Performance and Risk Related Issues in Global Supply Chains
    Markus Mau and Nicole Mau

    Towards Understanding Public e-Procurement Adoption Among Supplier Firms
    Erne Suzila Kassim and Husnayati Hussin

    Corporate Logistics Improvement through Automated Processes: A Romanian Case Study for a Repair Flow Control and Supply Management System
    Mihai Orzan, Liviu Serbanescu, Gheorghe Orzan, Violeta Sima, and Ileana Georgiana Gheorghe

    Managing Supply Chain Risks in Multi-site, Multi-partner Engineering Projects
    Sami Kara, Berman Kayis, and Emilie Gomez

    Session M2.2:  Small and Medium Size Enterprise                   Berlian
    Session Chair: Az-Eddine Bennani

    Sustainable Competitive Advantage through Information Technology Competence: Resource-Based View on Small and Medium Enterprises
    J. W. Ong and Hishamuddin Bin Ismail

    An Empirical Study of Website Adoption among Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia
    Kogilah Narayanasamy, A.S.Santhapparaj, and Uchenna Cyril Eze

    An Empirical Study of Internet-Based ICT Adoption Among Malaysian SMEs
    Khong Sin Tan and Uchenna Cyril Eze

    The Role of Gender in the Perception of barriers to E-commerce Adoption in SMEs: An Australian Study
    Robert MacGregor and Lejla Vrazalic

    Improving Women Entrepreneurs in Small and Medium Enterprises in Malaysia: Policy Recommendations
    Wendy Ming-Yen Teoh and Siong-Choy Chong

    Session M2.3:  Knowledge Management II                              Delima
    Session Chair: Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi 

    Knowledge Management Basics for Emerging Economies
    K. Kalpana and B.Premkumar

    Enhancing Knowledge Creation in Organizations
    Ng Sin Pei

    The Impact of Information Infrastructure Capabilities on Knowledge Manipulation Skills: A Conceptual Framework 
    Lew Sook Ling and Uchenna C. Eze

    The Impact of Knowledge Process about Customer on the Success of Customer Knowledge Acquisition
    Samer ALHawari, Amine Nehari Talet, Haroun Alryalat, Wa’el Musa Hadi

    Knowledge-based Agricultural Hub
    Faudziah Ahmad, Nur Haryani Zakaria, Norliza Katuk, and Nur Wan Rozaini Sheikh Osman

    Session M2.4:  Technology Acceptance                                  Nilam
    Session Chair: Jawahitha Sarabdeen

    Proposed Innovation Acceptance Model
    Yew-Siang Poong and Uchenna Cyril Eze

    Attitudes toward ICT of Law Enforcement Officers: A Case of the Royal Malaysia Police
    Hajah Rugayah Hashim, Abdul Latiff Abdul Rahman, and Wan Narita Mustapha

    User Acceptance of Technology: Oman Case Study on Determinants and Measurement Methods
    Rasha Al Abdali and Ali H. Al-Badi

    The Romanian Entrepreneurial Profile from the Perspective of Cultural Dimensions - A Case Study for Prahova County – Romania
    Violeta Sima, Ileana Georgiana Gheorghe, Mihai Cristian Orzan, and Gheorghe Orzan

    Modelling Consumer Adoption of Internet Shopping
    Yusniza Kamarulzaman

    Conference Lunch                                                      12:45 pm – 2:30 pm

    Monday June 30, 2008                                                     2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Session M3.1:   ICT in Healthcare I                                  Baidura 
    Session Chair: Jean-Paul Van Belle

    Towards Restraining Cost in Healthcare Domain: A Multiagent Approach
    Saadat M. Alhashmi

    The necessity to have an integrated national information system in the public health care system:  Case study- How works a Management Information System in the case of one of the main health care providers - a hospital from Romania
    Cătălin Popescu, Ion Iarca, and Gheorghe Alexandru

    An Insight into E-health Programs in Morocco: What Realistic Solution? 
    Az-Eddine Bennani and Meriem Elayoubi

    E-health Data Privacy:  How Far It Is Protected?
    Jawahitha Sarabdeen and Mohamed Mazahir Mohamed Ishak

    Session M3.2:  Business Education and E-Learning                       Berlian
    Session Chair: Markus Mau 

    ICT Mediated Collaborative Learning: A Learner-Centred Approach to Improving ICT Literary and Employability of Business Graduates
    Theo Papadopoulos and Carolyn Woodley

    Electronic Student Academic System (E-SAS) For Secondary School
    Junaida Sulaiman, Roziatul Hasmat Mat Yamin, and Noorhuzaimi Karimah Mohd Noor

    Instructors’ Perspective on E-Learning Adoption in Sri Lanka: A Preliminary Investigation
    Mohamed Hussain Thowfeek and Husnayati Hussin

    An Empirical Study of Learning Object Acceptance in Multimedia Learning Environment
    Siong-Hoe Lau and Peter C. Woods

    Operationalizing Off-task Sociability of Asynchronous Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
    Babak Abedin and Farhad Daneshgar

    Session M3.3:  Knowledge Management III                                  Delima
    Session Chair: Indrit Troshani 

    Synergizing Knowledge Management Concepts
    N. Raghavendra Rao

    Managing Knowledge Management through Strategic Management Perspectives
    Abd. Rahman Ahmad and Mohammad Talha Mohamed Idris

    The Motivators and Benefits of Sharing Knowledge to a KMS Repository in an Omani Organization
    Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi, Lorne Olfman, Terry Ryan, and Gondy Leroy

    Assessing the Application of the Knowledge Management Success Paradigm in South Africa
    Nixon Muganda-Ochara, Kosheek Sewchurran, Mzingaye Ndlovu, and Amanda Pillay

    The Relationship between Knowledge Management and Trust: Malaysian Perspective
    Rohana Ngah, Chua Hock Hoo, and Abdul Razak Ibrahim

    Session M3.4:  Online Education                                          Nilam
    Session Chair: Amine Nehari Talet

    On Distant Education: Cost Issues
    Lotfi Bouzaiane

    Can Virtual Learning Environment Help?  Effectiveness of Using Blended Learning Strategies for Teaching Sixth-Grade Science Course
    Li-wen Chen and Hsu-Kuan Jonathan Liu

    An Evaluation of an Online Programming Course
    Brendan McCarthy

    A Web Application to Create a Virtual Campus for Students at Petroleum and Gas University, Ploiesti
    Cătălin Popescu, Bogdan Vasilescu, and Tiberiu Stănescu

    Coffee Break                                                                 4:00 am – 4:30 am

    Monday June 30, 2008                                                     4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

    Session M4.1:   E-Commerce                                                Baidura 
    Session Chair: Ali Nasser H. Al-Solbi

    Virtual Corporation: A Ladder to Gather Revenue
    Vivek Uprit

    The three-quarter moon:A new model for E-Commerce adoption
    Abdalla Hamed, David Ball, Hillary Berger, Pat Cleary

    Application of Decision Support System in E-commerce
    M.Senthil Velmurugan and Kogilah Narayanasamy

    Electronic Commerce and Distribution Channel Selection: A Transaction Cost Analysis 
    Ng Hong Teong, Abdul-Talib Asmat-Nizam, and Norhayati Zakaria

    Session M4.2:  Mobile Communications and Commerce        Berlian
    Session Chair: Berman Kayis 

    Mobile Telephony: New Marketing Object in a Globalized Economy
    Bruno Salgues

    Regulating the Mobile Telecommunications Industry: The Case of Australia
    Indrit Troshani and Sally Rao Hill

    Social Pressures and Mobile Communication Technology: Preliminary Understanding of Two Factor Analyses over Time
    Wenshin Chen, Siew Fan Wong, and Peter Sutanto 

    Opportunities and Obstacles Facing Businesses (B2C) by Implementing Location-Based Services (LBS) in Oman
    Shaima Hmadan Al-Haddabi, Eman Omar Al-Ryami, and Fatma Said Al-Shamsi

    The Challenges Facing M-commerce in Oman: A Business Perspective
    Fatma Al-Kalbani and Zainab Al-Shandoudi
    Session M4.3:  Knowledge Management IV                              Delima
    Session Chair: K. Kalpana

    Knowledge Sharing in Knowledge-Based Institutions
    Jessica Sze-Yin Ho, Cheng Ming Yu, Lau Pei Mey

    An ITIL-based Solution to Record and Retrieve Tacit and Explicit Knowledge based on Giga Knowledge Management Framework in the SME Companies
    Mohammad Sharifi, Masarat Ayat, and Shamsul Sahibudin
    Investigating the Optimal Number of Attributes to Manage Knowledge Performances
    Mohammad Aizat b. Basir and Faudziah bt. Ahmad

    A Framework for Faculty Memory Information System
    Salimah Mokhtar, Zaitun Abu Bakar, and Wan Hasnira W.Husin

    The Role of Centralized Knowledge Development Centre for Success of SME Sector
    Kogilah Narayanasamy and M. V. Shetty

    Session M4.4:  ICT in Healthcare II                                       Nilam
    Session Chair: Najib Saylani 

    Development of Customer Value Model for Healthcare Services
    Wan-I Lee and Bih-Yaw Shih

    As a Human Factor, the Attitude of Healthcare Practitioners is the Primary Step for the e-Health: First Outcome of an Ongoing Study in Morocco
    Az-Eddine Bennani, Mounim Belalia, Rachid Oumlil

    Improving Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) Practices through a Clinical Microsystem in the Malaysian Government Hospitals
    Nik Azliza Nik Ariffin, Alwi Mohd Yunus, Zuhaida Che Embi

    Tuesday July 01, 2008                                                     8:45 am – 10:00 am

    Session T2.1:  Knowledge Management (V)                          Baidura 
    Session Chair:  Lejla Vrazalic

    The Importance of Learning to Differentiate between ‘Hard’ and ‘Soft’ Knowledge
    Matthew Hall, Stewart R. Clegg, and John Sillince

    A Research Framework for Improving Personal Information Management Capabilities
    Jean-Marc Charlot

    Overcoming Human Barrier as a Measure towards Improved Knowledge Management
    Sabitha Marican and  Siti Alida John Abdullah

    Session T2.2:  Customer Relationship Management                        Berlian
    Session Chair: Abd. Rahman Ahmad 

    Tied Agents’ Customer Relationship Management Usage – Reasons, Barriers, and Support: An Exploratory Investigation in Insurance Industry
    Li-wen Chen and Hsu-Kuan Jonathan Liu

    CRM:  A Competitive Tool for Indian Banking Sector
    Madhu Jasola and Shivani Kapoor

    An Assessment on Service Quality in Malaysia Insurance Industry 
    Affiaine Ahmad and Zalina Sungip

    Session T2.3:  Internet Banking                                                   Delima
    Session Chair: Lim Tong Ming

    User Acceptance of Online Banking Service in Australia
    Paul H.P. Yeow, Yee Yen Yuen, and David Yoon Kin Tong, and Nena Lim 

    Phishing: A Growing Challenge for Internet Banking Providers in Malaysia
    Gerald Goh Guan Gan, Tan Nya Ling, Goh Choon Yih, and Uchenna Cyril Eze

    The Relative Importance of Trust and Usable Website Design in Building E-Loyalty Intention on Internet Banking
    Nor Aziati Abdul Hamid

    Session T2.4:  ICT Acceptance                                                  Nilam
    Session Chair: Ali Hussein Saleh Zolait

    Innovation and New Service Development in Select Private Life Insurance Companies in India
    Lavanya Vedagiri Rao

    A Multimodal Automated Fare Collection Solution for Facilitating Strategic Information Technology Planning of Public Transportation in Malaysia
     Saadiah Yahya and Noriani Mohammed Noor

    Marketing Practices in the Management of Romanian Organizations
    Violeta Sima and Ileana Georgiana Gheorghe

    Coffee Break                                                                 10:00 am – 10:30 am

    Tuesday July 01, 2008                                                     10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Session T3.1:  Online Social Networks                                      Baidura 
    Session Chair:  Matthew Hall

    Snob and Bandwagon Effects in Social Networking Websites 
    Tamilla Mavlanova

    Internet Based Social Lending
    Harsh Dhand, Glen Mehn, Daniel Dickens, Aparna Patel, Dhruv Lakra, and Austin McGrath

    Revisiting the Art of Collaboration in the Age of Internet
    Saadat M. Alhashmi and Jawed Siddiqi

    Session T3.2:  ICT  and Culture                                            Berlian
    Session Chair: Mohamed Khalifa 

    TAM vs. PCI: An Analysis on the Theoretical Model Parsimony and Robustness across Cultures
    Yew-Siang Poong and Uchenna Cyril Eze 

    Factors Influencing South African Attitudes toward Digital Piracy
    Kimi van der Byl and Jean-Paul Van Belle

    The Influence of Consumers’ Moral Intensity, Perceived Risks and Moral Judgment in Purchasing Pirated Software 
    J.K. Ratnasingam  and C.H. Ponnu 

    An Adoption of Semantic Web from the Perspective of Technology Innovation – A Qualitative Research Approach
    Joo, Jaehun

    Session T3.3:  GIS, Privacy, and Legal Issues                     Delima
    Session Chair: Nena Lim

    Geographical Bioinformatics Systems
    Tariq Rahim Soomro, Ghassan Al-Qaimari, and Hassan Wahba

    The Role of GIS on the Decision Making Process at Muscat Municipality: A SWOT analysis
    Ammar Al-Fareed, Khalid Ambusaidi, Bader Al-Lamki, Abdullah Al-Farsi, and Kamla Al-Busaidi
    Privacy in the Converged Communications Platform
    Gita Radhakrishna

    E-Business-Related Patents in A Globalised E-Economy : The Position In Asian Region
    Jeong  Chun- Phuoc

    Session T3.4:  Mobile Communication and Commerce             Nilam
    Session Chair: Violeta Sima 

    Mobile Data Services Usage: A Methodological Research Approach
    Papadopoulos Homer

    Marketing Mix Drivers of Clients Satisfaction in Technology-enabled Service: Study of Nigerian GSM Subscribers
    Aminu Ahmad and Hartini Ahmad

    Analysis of Mobile Users’ Perception Towards SMS Voting
    Ng Kai Sin, Ainin Sulaiman, and Ali Hussein Saleh Zolait

    Modelling User Trust and Mobile Payment Adoption: A Conceptual Framework
    Uchenna Cyril. Eze, Gerald Goh Guan Gan, John Ademu, and Samson A. Tella

    Tuesday July 01, 2008                                                     12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

    Session T4.1:  Keynote Speech Session  & Conference Chair            Baidura 
    Session Chairs: Muhammad Najib Razali and  Khalid S. Soliman
    Topics:  I City -  A New Knowledge City Project in Malaysia
    Topic: Utilizing IBIMA Network to Publish More

    Conference Lunch                                                           1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Tuesday July 01, 2008                                                     2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Session T5.1:  Internet and Innovation                                             Baidura 
    Session Chair:  Saadat M. Alhashmi

    An Overview of the Web Search Satisfaction
    Fadhilah Mat Yamin and T. Ramayah

    Software as a service: Analysis of ‘Google Sites’ as KM Tool for Academic Environment
    Farooqui N.K.

    Telecommunication Service Gap: Call Center Service Quality Perception and Satisfaction 
    Mohammed Upal

    Toward An Information and Communication Technology Development in Developing Countries
    Mohammad M.F. Khasawneh and Huda Bt Hj. Ibrahim

    Progress towards the Implementation of the National Innovation System in Tunisia
    Refaat Chaabouni

    Session T5.2:  IS Research                                          Berlian
    Session Chair: Yusniza Kamarulzaman

    Determinants of Information Technology Expenditure: A Contingent Model
    Mohamed Khalifa and Kathy Ning Shen

    Measuring Interaction: An Empirical Comparison of Three OLS Regression Models
    Ali Hussein Saleh Zolait, Ainin Sulaiman, Sharifah Faridah Syed Alwi

    Motivational Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Decision: A Comparison between Malaysian Women Entrepreneurs and Women Non Entrepreneurs
    Kavitha Raman, Anantharaman, R.N., and Sharmila Jayasingam

    Exploring the Roles of Gender and Ethnicity as Antecedents of Trust in 3D Immersive Electronic Commerce
    Kung-Keat Teoh and Eze Uchenna Cyril

    Session T5.3:  Computer and Network Engineering        Delima
    Session Chair: Mustafa Man

    Multimedia Broadcasting System: An Implementation of GRUM With Recommended Technical Improvements For GRUM Communication Models
    Lim Tong Ming, Chin Tek Min, Teh Chia Ching, and Chong Khong Mun

    Measuring the Optimal Transmission Power of GSM Cellular Network: A Case Study
    Basil M. Kasasbeh, Muzhir S. Al-Ani, Rafa E. Al-Qutaish, and Khalid T. Al-Sarayreh

    Intellectual Capital of Enterprises in Thailand: Measurement Model by Baysean Network Algorithm
    Anongnart Srivihok

    MB-C: Check-in Mobile Application using Barcodes
    Mohammed Samaka and Mohammed Hassan

    Fuzzy Trust Approach for Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
    H. Hallani and S. A. Shahrestani

    Session T5.4:  ICT in  Academia                                         Nilam
    Session Chair: Xiaomei Guo 

    3G Services Adoption among University Students: Diffusion of Innovation Theory
    J. W. Ong, Yew-Siang Poong, Tuan Hock Ng

    Framework for Orienting Engineering Undergraduate Final Year Projects towards New Product Innovation Process
    Ammar Al-Shalabi, S. B. Chee, Narish Singh, and B. F. Yousif

    Factors Affecting the Readiness of Malaysian Schools toward ICT Management: A Theoretical Context
    Goh Pey Yun, Hishamuddin bin Ismail, and Md. Wahid Murad

    NihonGo: A Computer-Aided Learning Package of Japanese Language for Beginner Level
    Boon Why Lee, Siew Hock Ow, Seow Ping Quek, Siti Nur Hidayah, and Soon Sang Chong

    Towards an Educational Model for the Knowledge Economy
    Garyfallos Fragidis, Dimitrios Paschaloudis, and Maria Tsourela

    Coffee Break                                                                 4:00 am – 4:30 am

    Tuesday July 01, 2008                                                     4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

    Session T6.1:  Organizational Performance and IT Alignment & Control                Baidura 
    Session Chair:  Wan Nur Rahini Aznie Zainudin 

    The Control Environment, Employee Fraud and Counterproductive Workplace Behaviour: An Empirical Analysis
    Zauwiyah Ahmad and Mariati Norhashim

    The Impact of Technological Intensity on Market Orientation -- Performance Relationship
    Abdul-Talib Asmat-Nizam, Norhayati Zakaria, and John W. Cadogan

     An Analysis on the Competitive Advantages of Garbage Incineration Power Plant
    Xiaomei Guo and Luhe Wang

    An Analysis of Competencies and Moderating Influence of Demographic Profiles - Evidence from Exporting Organizations
    Jayanty Kuppusamy and R.N. Anantharaman

    Session T6.2:  E-Business                                              Berlian
    Session Chair: C.H. Ponnu 

    Status of e-Business in Two Popular Retail Chains: A Review of Opportunities
    M.V.Shetty, N Kogilah, Meyyappan Gopalan, and Hishamuddiin

    The Determinants of Online Hotel Reservations among University Staffs
    Abdul Rahim Abu Bakar and Fariza Hashim

    The Utilization and Effectiveness of Intranet: A Case Study at Selected Malaysian Organizations
    Ramlah Hussein, Mohamad Noorman Masrek, and Nor Shahriza Abdul Karim

    EB Challenges and how to overcome them in Dubai 
    Aisha Al Alawi and Joze Kuzic

    Session T6.3:  ERP, Outsourcing, and Open Source Software    Delima
    Session Chair: Mohammed Samaka

    An Exploratory Study of Enterprise Architecture Practices in Malaysia
    Rafidah Abd Razak and Zulkhairi Md. Dahalin

    Privacy-Preserving Data Mining for Horizontally-Distributed Datasets Using ‎EGADP
    Mohammad Saad Al-Ahmadi
    Open Source Integration into Business Strategies: A Review
    Showole Aminat, Ali Selamat, and Shamsul Sahibudin

    Enhancing the Effectiveness of Virtual and Offshore Project Teams: Guidelines for Best Practice
    Gabi Ruth Witthaus

    Drivers of IT Backsourcing Decision
    Siew Fan Wong

    Session T5.4:  Project Planning and Development                       Nilam
    Session Chair: Lavanya Vedagiri Rao 

    Project Management Practices: The Criteria for Success or Failure
    Iman Attarzadeh and Siew Hock Ow

    eWorks: Development of a Web Based Site Assessment Software for Construction Progress Project
    Mustafa Man, Mohd Hafriz Nural Azhan, Noor Maizura Mohamad Noor, Wan Aezwani Wan Abu Bakar, and Mahadi Man

    Modern Project Management: Essential Skills and Techniques
    Iman Attarzadeh and Siew Hock Ow

    Strategic Planning of an Integrated Smart Card Fare Collection System: Challenges and Solutions
    Saadiah Yahya and Noriani Mohammed Noor

    End of research sessions activities

    Field Trip Wednesday July 2, 2008  7:30am  - 4:30 pm  (Limited seats available)  

    Keynote Speaker

    Eu Hong Chew
    Non- Executive Director
    City -, MSC Cybercentre, MALAYSIA

    Mr. Eu Hong Chew was appointed to the Board on 15 July 1999 and to his current position on 27 February 2008. He was educated at the RoyalMilitary College and possess a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

    He has been associated with the Sumurwang Group as its Chief Executive with many years of experience including charting the path for Sumurwang's manufacturing arm, firstly under Dreamland Holdings Berhad and its subsequent venture into the steel business and the acquisition of I-Berhad.  Prior to joining Sumurwang Group, he was with PA Management Consulting as a consultant for 10 years where he was also appointed Director of Studies for the Cranfield PA  MBA Programme in Malaysia

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