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


The 9th IBIMA conference on Information Management in Modern Organizations will be held in Marrakech, Morocco 4-6 January 2008.  

Marrakech "Red City or Al Hamra," founded the city in 1062 AD, is a city in southwestern Morocco in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.  The famous town square of Marrakech, Jemaa l-Fna, owes little of its fame to its own beauty, but to the continuous day and night life. During most of the days, perfomers of every kind put up their shows, continuing until the food stalls start to move in.

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.

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:0-9753393-8-9)

*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 Hofstra University, USA

Program Chair

Ahmed El Abbouyi Université Chouaib Doukkali

Az-Eddine Bennani Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France Reims Management School, France

Advisory Committee

John F. Affisco, Hofstra University, USA
Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Emad Bataineh, Zayed University, UAE
Az-Eddine Bennani, Reims Management School, France
Emil Boasson, Ithaca College School of Business, USA
Imed Boughzala, GET/ Institut National des Telecommunications, France
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
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 Abdelaal, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA 
Dhammika Abeysinghe, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Charles Korede Ayo, Covenant University, Nigeira Excellent Constructive review
Ali Al-Badi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Lamia Hadrich Belguith, MIRACL - FSEGS - University of Sfax, Tunisia 
Robert G. Brookshire, University of South Carolina, USA
Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea, University of Craiova, Romania
Rommert J. Casimir,Tilburg University,  Netherlands
Bruce Cheek, University of Newcastle, Australia 
Hsiao-Chi Chen, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan Excellent Constructive review
Rui Chen, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA Excellent Constructive review
Wenshin Chen, Prairie View A&M University, USA Excellent Constructive review
Barbara Crump, Massey University, New Zealand Excellent Constructive review
Liqiong (Joan) Deng, University of West Georgia, USA
Andriana Dimakopoulou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece Excellent Constructive review
John Eatman, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, USA
Ahmed Elragal, German University in Cairo, Egypt
Alexander Elsas, Goethe University, Germany
Judith Engelbrecht, Massey University, New Zealand
Davood Farajian, K. N. Toosi  University of Technology, Iran
Abbass Ghanbary, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Gerald C. Gonsalves, College of Charleston, USA
Daniel Pérez González, University of Cantabria, Spain Excellent Constructive review
Raija Halonen, University of Oulu, Finland Excellent Constructive review
Ramzi A. Haraty, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Muzaffar Hamzah, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Dan Harnesk, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden  Excellent Constructive review
Hajah Rugayah Hashim, University Technology Mara, Malaysia
Joseph Heili, ESC Chambery, France Excellent Constructive review
Nadeem Iftikhar, Aalborg University, Denmark
Nazean Jomhari, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Ejub Kajan , High Scholl of Applied Studies Vranje, Serbia
Pankaj Kamthan, Concordia University, Canada
Ismail Kassou, Mohammed V Souissi University, Morocco
Abdelaziz Khadraoui, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Mohammed Attya Khaliefa, University of Minia, Egypt
Asad I. Khan, Monash University, Australia 
Ahmad Khasawneh, Hashemite University, Jordan
Rami Khasawneh, Lewis University, USA
Michael MacDonnell, University College Dublin, Ireland
Mohamad Noorman Masrek, Mara University of Technology, Malaysia
Jan Mendling, Queensland University of Technology-Brisbane, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Indian Institute of Management, India Excellent Constructive review
Nawaz Mohamudally, University of Technology, Mauritius
Bahri Nedra, ISCC of Bizerte, Tunisia
Shastri L Nimmagadda, Wafra Joint Operations, Kuwait
Azah Anir Norman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Roslina Othman, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Wayne Pease, University of Southern Queensland, Australia Excellent Constructive review 
Maurice Abi-Raad, RMIT University, Australia
Anand Ramchand, National University of Singapore, Singapore Excellent Constructive review
Firend A. Rasheed, Walden University, USA
Suhas Raut, Motorola India Pvt. Ltd.,  India
Sri Devi Ravana, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Rafidah Abd Razak, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Anthony Rhodes, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Noor Zaidi Sahid, Uiversiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia
Bruno Salgues, GET/ INT, France
Mad Khir Johari Abdullah Sani, Universiti Teknologi MARA,  Malaysia
Cao Sanxing, Communication University of China, China
Hédia Mhiri Sellami, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia
Upasana G Singh, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Derek Smith, Uiversity of Cape Town, South Africa
Suresh Subramoniam, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
Radwan Tahboub, Palestine Polytechnic University, Palestine 
Thanh Thoa Pham Thi, Dublin City University, Ireland
Hanene Trichili, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Ane Tröger,Aston University, UK Excellent Constructive review
Alexandru TUGUI, Al. I. Cuza” University Iasi, Romania
Slim Turki, CRP Henri Tudor,  Luxembourg
Nicola Villa, University of Trento, Italy
Axel Winkelmann,European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS), University Muenster, Germany
Mahmoud Youssef, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Egypt
Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA Excellent Constructive review
Zuopeng (Justin) Zhang, Eastern New Mexico University, USA
Xihui Zhang, University of Memphis, USA  Excellent Constructive review
Eva Vořechová, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic    
Paulus Insap Santosa, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
Saeid Nahavandi, Deakin University, Australia
Siti Nor Bayaah Ahmad,  Tun Abdul Razak University, Malaysia   
Peter Gall, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Jens Schumacher, University of applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria 
Imad Baalbaki, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Ali Afjehi-Sadat, Vienna University of Technology,  Austria  
Eltahir F. Kabbar, ADWC, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE. 
Kathy J. Liszka, University of Akron, USA
Yusniza  Kamarulzaman, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Joe Ilsever, Douglas College, Canada Excellent Constructive review
Alexei Tretiakov, Massey University, New Zealand
Omar El-Gayar, Dakota State University, USA
Sagarmay Deb, Southern Cross University  Country: Australia 
Halim M.Khelalfa, University of Wollongong in Dubai  Country, UAE Excellent Constructive review
Eija Koskivaara, Turku School of Economics, Finland
De Meyer Geert, VITO, Belgium
Babak Abdin, University of New South Wales, Australia
Akram Tannir, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Mujeeb-u-Rehman Maree, University of Sindh, Pakistan 
Bouchaib Bahli, Donau University Krems, Austria
Albert Henry Seymour Scott, Vocational Training Council Country, Hong Kong
Katja Harej Pulko, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Damir Kalpic, University of: Zagreb, Croatia
Hasan Al-Saedy, London College of Business, UK
Trudy Yuginovich, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Jeffrey Soar, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Huong Ha, Monash University, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Maurizio Pighin, Universita' degli Studi di Udine, Italy
Ewa Huebner, Universiity of Western Sydney, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Mario Spremic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Pedro Soto-Acosta, University of Murcia, Spain
Tania Pavlou, VIVARTIA, Greece
Adrian Munteanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania
Francesca Guerzoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Abdullah Promise Opute, University of East Anglia, UK    
Garth R. MacKenzie, University of Maryland University College, USA
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand 
Abdallah Tubaishat, Zayed University, UAE    
Syed Irfan Hyder, Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology, Pakistan 
Jorge Valdés Conca, University of Alicante, Spain
Ann Svensson, University West, Sweden
Bardo Fraunholz, Deakin University, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Elena Druică, University of Bucharest Country, Romania
Chiou-Pirng Wang, Albany State University, USA
Mehdi Louizi, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Tunisia 
Mohammed Samaka,Qatar University, Qatar
Aida Matri Ben Jemaa, ISG Tunis, Tunisia Excellent Constructive review
Ra’ed (Moh’d Taisir) Masa’deh, The University of Nottingham, UK Excellent Constructive review
Memon Abdul Ghafoor , University of Sindh, Pakistan    
Salaheldin Ismail Salaheldin, Qatar University, Qatar   
Kieth Hales, Bond University, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Rafa E. Al-Qutaish, Applied Science University, Jordan
Hamid Jafari Khaledabadi, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden Excellent Constructive review
Ahmad R.Al-Najjar, Damascus University, Syria
Miguel Guinalíu, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Javier Soriano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain Excellent Constructive review
Khalid Torki  Al-sarayreh, Applied Science University, Jordan                 
Hyowon Lee Dublin City University, Ireland
Said Ghoul, Philadelphia University, Jordan   
Bulut Evren, Company Alcatel-Lucent, France
Mary Tate, Victoria University, New Zealand
Jawahitha Sarabdeen, University of  Wollongong in Dubai, UAE 
Shamshul Bahri, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Jean-Louis Ermine, Institut National des Télécommunications, France
Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood, London School of Economics, UK
Calin Gurau, GSCM – Montpellier Business School, France
Abdollah Aghaie,: KN Toosi University of Technology, Iran
Mercedes G. Merayo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Gabriele Stoppa, University of Trento, Italy
Vicky Manthou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Kaushik Sengupta, Hofstra University, USA
Laurel Evelyn Dyson, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
M Khurram Shahzad, COMSATS Institute of IT, Pakistan
Farid Ibrahim, Abu Dhabi University, UAE       
Fadi Thabtah, Huddersfield Univresity, UK
Jan  Mendonça Corrêa, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Seema Sharma, Open University Business School, Milton Keynes, UK
Melike Nur Findikoglu, University of Illinois-chicago, USA  Excellent Constructive review
Mercy B Pazhamalil, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE 
Ali Nasser Al-Solbi, King Faisal Air Academy, Saudi Arabia  
Djilali Benmahamed , Telecom National Institute, France
Jamal Mohamed Twati, The Academy of Graduate Studies, Libya
Ashok Ranchhod, Southampton Solent University, UK 
Mircea Georgescu, Al. I. Cuza Iasi University, Romania 
Bassam Hasan, University of Toledo, USA
Jorge Molea, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela
Jean-Marc Charlot, AUDENCIA School of Management, France
K.P. Lam, Keele University, UK
Nasrin Rahmati, Monash University, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Muzaffar Hamzah, Universiti Malaysia Sabah   Country: Malaysia  
Jin Nie, Wuhan University, P.R.China
Nabeel Ahmad Haseeb,  Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden 
Ahmad Kayed, ASU, Jordan
Haitham   Alshibly, Albalqa applied university, Jordan
Henry Linger, Monash University, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Caroline Lancelot-Miltgen , Universite Angers, France
Jean-François Lemoine, Univsite Nantes, France
Marc Bidan, Univsite La Rochelle, France
Stéphane Bourliataux, Univsite Tours, France
Dominique Peyrat, Univsite Angers, France
Christine Gonzalez, Univsite Nantes, France
Jean Luc Clédy, Univsite Angers, France
Yves Roy, Univsite Poitiers, France
Daniel Thiel, ENITIAA Nantes, France
Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia 
Rajavelu Loganathan, Higher Collges of Technology, UAE 
Mateja Podlogar, University of Maribor, Slovenia 
Dr Siamak Rezaei, UNBC, Canada
Abdelaziz Bouras, Universite Lumière Lyon 2, France
Jacky Akoka, CNAM & INT, France
Adel Béjaoui, University of Gafsa, Tunisia
Ramlah Hussein, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia 
Asem Omari, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Rodney J. Clarke, University of Wollongong, Australia Excellent Constructive review
Rana Tassabehji, Bradford University, UK
Gy Hashim, University Technology Mara (UiTM), Malaysia
Hans-Jürgen Engelbrecht , Massey University, New Zealand Excellent Constructive review
Khamis  Omar , PSUT, Jordan   
Beatrice Rumpler, INSA of Lyon, France
Sonia Ayachi Ghannouchi, Universite Sousse, Tunisia
Professor Amanda Spink, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Siew Hock Ow, University of Malaya, Malaysia  
Jan A. Meyer, Monash University, South Africa 
Judith Symonds, AUT University, New Zealand
Petr Sodomka, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic      
Sabah N. Abdul-Wahab AL-Tamimi, Al Ghurair University, UAE     
Susan Koruth, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Australia 
Stefan Luckner, University of Karlsruhe, Germany      
Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid, Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan  
Anu Sutharshan, Edith Cowan University, Australia         
Fotis Liarokapis, Coventry University, UK  
Noor Azizi Ismail, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia   
Gianmarco Radice, University of Glasgow, Scotland
Pawan Kumar Taneja, Algol School of  Technology, India
Salam Abdallah, Abu Dhabi University, UAE 
M. Shane Tomblin, Marshall University, USA Excellent Constructive review
Martin Fellenz, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
David A. Bray, Emory University, USA   
Emna Jemmali, ISG Tunis, Tunisia
Istabrak Kamoun, ISG Tunis, Tunisia
Hugo Rehesaar, Griffith University, Australia
V Lakshmi Narasimhan, Western Kentucky University, USA
Hepu Deng, RMIT University, Australia
Kaisa Ellonen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland Excellent Constructive review
Eddy Vandijck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium  
Camille Salinesi, Université Parsi 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, France 
Mohammad Eyadat, California State University-Dominguez Hills, USA
Samar Swaid, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA Excellent Constructive review
George Kostopoulos, The American University of Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE 
Ameena Zafar, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan
Derek Smith, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Kanwar Adeel Waheed Khan, Leeds University, UK     
Lami Kaya, Sharjah University, UAE
Paul H.P. Yeow, Multimedia University, Malaysia Excellent Constructive review
Daniel C. Phelps, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Marin Fotache, Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
Francesca Sgobbi, University of Brescia, Italy 
Dany Di Tullio, Queen's University, Canada Excellent Constructive review
Lotfi Gammoudi, Pau University, France 
Hemant Patel, Dublin City University, Ireland 
Lourdes Canos-Daros, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain                 
Halim Khelalfa, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE 
Stuart C. Warden, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa Excellent Constructive review
Sharifah Lailee Syed-Abdullah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia   
Ravi Foogooa, University of Technology, Mauritius 
Hana Klcova, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
Kevin R. Parker, Idaho State University, USA
Saïd Assar, Institut National des Telecoms, France 
Christiane Metzner, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela  
Ian Beeson, University of the West of England, UK
Houssein Hallani, University of Western Sydney, Australia
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Conference Themes

Possible conference topics of interest 


E-Business and Internet Computing
May include issues in
  • B2B and B2C Applications 
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • E-Procurement and Web-based supply chain management 
  • Market-spaces: market portals, hubs, auctions
  • E-Learning, e-Training, and e-Teams 
  • Intranet and Extranet Business Applications 
  • Agents for Internet Computing 
  • Web Information Agents 
  • Application Service Providers
  • Case studies on Electronic Commerce  
  • Public sector applications of e-Commerce  
  • Interactive and Multimedia Web Applications
  • Object Orientation in Internet and Distributed Computing 
  • RFID, digital tags, and smart labels
  • Global positioning systems and service delivery

E-government Applications
May include issues in

  • E-government strategies and implementation procedures
  • E-government portals and their role in disseminating the use of e-government
  • E-government issues in government-to-citizens relationships
  • E-government issues in government-to-businesses relationships 
  • Intergovernmental issues in local and state e-governments
  • Legal and political issues in e-government
  • E-government and M-government best practices
  • Infrastructure requirements of hardware, software, communication technologies.
  • Social, technical, and economical aspects of e-government
M-Commerce Applications
May include issues in

  • Mobile commerce business models
  • Wireless application providers 
  • Global positioning systems and service delivery
  • M-commerce adoption and diffusion 
  • Social, legal, and security issues
  • M-commerce best practice
  • Research in M-commerce
  • M-commerce delivery modes
  • M-commece and financial services
  • M-commerce and customers' experience
Privacy Issues in the Digital Age
May include issues in
  • Ethical, social, and moral issues in an e-society
  • Computers, freedom and privacy
  • Human rights in a surveillance society
  • Boundaries for data protection and privacy
  • Identity Management systems
  • Law enforcement on the Internet
  • Electronic health information and privacy issues
  • Information retrieval, seeking and behaviours
  • The role of information in a knowledge era
Business Informatics
May include issues in
  • Methods and IS Architectures for a networked economy
  • Reference Models and Methods
  • Process Simulation and Optimization
  • Analytical Information Systems and Data Mining
  • Knowledge Engineering and Discovery
  • Information Quality Management
  • Information Quality Metrics and Assessment
  • Cost-benefit and impact analysis
  • Performance Indicators and Measurement systems
  • Business Informatics Curriculum Development
Information Systems
May include issues in

  • Customer relationship management 
  • Business process re-design (BPR)
  • Total quality management (TQM)
  • Cycle time reduction (CTR)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Virtual organization management
  • Outsourcing
  • End user Computing
  • Application Service Providers (ASP)
  • Telecommuting
  • IS Security
  • Just-in-time Inventory management
  • Data Centers
  • Modern information systems issues, trends, and challenges
Organizational Transformation
May include issues in

  • E-business integration
  • adoption and diffusion of emerging technologies
  • Managing emerging technologies
  • Telecommuting and employees productivity
  • Change management and organizational performance measures
  • Just-in-time training on emerging technologies
  • Polices and management issues on the adoption of emerging technologies
  • IS department role in transforming organizations
  • E-mail usage, monitoring, and privacy issues.
  • Organizational Issues on Systems Integration  
  • Organizational change
  • User information satisfaction
Enterprise Systems Integration and ERP
May include issues in

  • Enterprise Systems and competitive advantage
  • Enterprise Systems performance and evaluation
  • Enterprise Systems and Enterprise Application Integration 
  • Business Porcess Re-design
  • ERP package selection and implementation approaches
  • ERP Management
  • ERP and Industry Solutions
  • ERP market, ERP vendors strategies, and ERP software solutions
  • Middleware Integration 
  • Legacy Systems and migration issues
  • Client-Server Architecture
  • Extended ERP and web-based ERP
Decision Support Systems
and Artificial Intelligence

May include issues in

  • Strategic Decision Support Systems 
  • Group Decision Support Systems 
  • Applications of Expert Systems 
  • Transaction processing systems and online transactions
  • Data Warehouses and Datamining
  • Multimedia Database Applications
  • Web and Mobile Databases
  • Distributed Database Applications
  • Object-Oriented Database Systems
  • Database Security
  • Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence 
  • Fuzzy Logic and Neural Network applications
  • Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems 
  • Intelligent Social Agents and Distributed Artificial Intelligence Applications 
  • Case-Based Reasoning Systems
  • Knowledge-based Systems Engineering
  • Knowledge Management
Software Engineering and Technologies
May include issues in

  • Software engineering of e-business systems
  • Software frameworks for e-business systems
  • Software standards for e-business systems
  • Agent-mediated e-commerce
  • Knowledge extraction and search
  • Knowledge-based solutions
  • Prospects of the Semantic Web for e-commerce research and applications
  • Mass Personalization Technologies
  • User Modeling and Customer Profiling
  • Privacy and Anonymizing Applications
  • Data Mining techniques

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    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.

    Appel à communications

    Tous les chercheurs, universitaires et praticiens s'intéressant aux thèmes de la conférence sont invités à soumettre leurs communications. Deux types de contributions pourront être présentées :

    • Papiers de recherche en format long: pour les travaux aboutis (5000 mots max) avec la liste complète des références.
    • Papiers en format court : pour les recherches en cours, résumés, idées que vous voudriez discuter avec l'audience à la conférence ou ébauche des papiers pour une éventuelle co-écriture : (5 pages max ou 1000 mots)

    Les papiers seront évalués par rapport à leur originalité, leur cohérence, leur clarté et leur contribution scientifique. Chaque papier sera révisé en aveugle à l'aide d'une grille d'évaluation. Les papiers de recherche seront révisés par les membres du comité scientifique. Les papiers en format court seront révisés par l'éditeur. Chaque auteur recevra après la révision de son papier une fiche de synthèse des évaluations. Les commentaires et suggestions de cette révision doivent être prises en compte dans la soumission finale.
    Les papiers soumis ne doivent pas avoir été précédemment édités ou actuellement soumis pour publication dans d'autres conférences ou revues.

    Les actes de la conférence seront édités sous forme d'un e-book sur un CD (ISBN:0-9753393-8-9)

    Tous les papiers se rattacheront à l'un des thèmes proposés.

    Thèmes de la Conférence

    Les thématiques visées peuvent se regrouper dans les rubriques suivantes :


    • Applications B2B et B2C
    • Échange de Données Informatisé (EDI)
    • E-procurement et  Supply Chain Management (e-SCM)
    • Les places de marché: portails, enchères, e-learning, et équipes virtuelles
    • Applications Intranet et Extranet
    • Agents Intelligents sur le web
    • Fournisseurs d'Applications hébergées (ASP)
    • Études de cas en commerce électronique
    • Applications e-Commerce du secteur public
    • Applications Web interactives et multimédia
    • Orienté objet dans Internet et l'informatique distribué
    • RFID, tatouages numériques et étiquettes intelligentes
    • Système de positionnement par satellite (GPS) et livraison de services

    Applications e-Administration / e-Gouvernement

    • Stratégie en e-gouvernement et procédures d'implémentation
    • Portails e-gouvernement et leur rôle dans la dissémination de l'utilisation du l'e-gouvernement
    • Problématiques de l'e-gouvernement dans les relations Gouvernement-à-citoyen (G2C)
    • Problématiques de l'e-gouvernement dans les relations Gouvernement -à-entreprise (G2B)
    • Problématiques de l'intergouvernemental dans l'e-gouvernement local et d'état
    • Problématiques légales et politiques de l'e-gouvernement
    • les meilleures pratiques en e-gouvernement et en M-gouvernement
    • Infrastructures requises en matière de matériel, logiciel et technologies de la communication.
    • Aspects sociaux, techniques, et économiques de l'e-gouvernement

    Applications M-Commerce

    • Modèles d'affaires du M-commerce
    • Fournisseurs d'applications sans fil (WAP)
    • Système de positionnement par satellite (GPS) et livraison de services
    • Adoption et diffusion du M-commerce
    • Aspects sociales, légales et sécuritaires
    • Meilleures pratiques en M-commerce
    • Recherche dans le domaine du M-commerce
    • Modes de livraison en M-commerce
    • M-commece et services financiers
    • M-commerce et expérience des consommateurs

    Génie Logiciel et Technologies

    • Génie logiciel des systèmes e-business
    • Ateliers logiciels pour les systèmes e-business
    • Normes logicielles pour des systèmes e-business
    • e-commerce des Agents médiatisés
    • Extraction et recherche des connaissances
    • Solutions à base de connaissance
    • Perspectives du Web sémantique dans la recherche et dans les applications d'e-commerce
    • Technologies de personnalisation de masse
    • Modélisation d'utilisateur et profilage de consommateur
    • Applications pour la vie privée et l'anonymat
    • Techniques d'extraction des données (data mining)

    Systèmes d'Aide à la Décision et Intelligence Artificielle

    • Systèmes d'aide à la décision Stratégique
    • Systèmes d'aide à la décision collective (de groupe)
    • Applications des systèmes experts
    • Systèmes de traitement transactionnel et transactions en ligne
    • Entrepôts et exploration de données (Data warehouses et Data mining)
    • Applications de bases de données Multimédia
    • Bases de données sur le web et mobiles
    • Applications de bases de données distribuées
    • Systèmes de base de données orientés object
    • Sécurité des bases de données
    • Applications industrielles de l'intelligence artificielle
    • Applications de la logique floue et des réseaux de neurones
    • Coordination des systèmes Multi-Agents
    • Agents sociaux intelligents et applications d'intelligence artificielle distribuée
    • Systèmes de raisonnement à base de cas (CBR)
    • Ingénierie des systèmes à base de connaissances
    • Gestion des Connaissances (KM)

    Systèmes d'Information

    • Gestion de la relation client (CRM)
    • Re-ingénierie des processus métiers (BPR)
    • Gestion de la qualité totale (TQM)
    • Réduction de temps de cycle (CTR)
    • Gestion de la chaîne logistique (SCM)
    • Gestion des organisations virtuelles
    • Externalisation (Outsourcing)
    • Technologies de l'utilisateur final (End user computing)
    • Fournisseurs d'Applications hébergées (ASP)
    • Télé-travail
    • Sécurité des systèmes d'information
    • Gestion des stocks "juste à temps"
    • Centrales de données
    • Problématiques des systèmes d'information modernes, tendances et défis

    Transformation Organisationnelle

    • Intégration de l'e-business
    • Adoption et diffusion des technologies émergentes
    • Gestion des technologies émergentes
    • Télétravail et productivité des employés
    • Mesure du changement managérial et de la performance organisationnelle
    • Formation "juste à temps" des technologies émergentes
    • Contrôle et management dans l'adoption des technologies émergentes
    • Rôle du département SI dans la transformation des organisations
    • Usage de la messagerie électronique, surveillance, et vie privée.
    • Problématiques organisationnelles de l'intégration de systèmes
    • Changement organisationnel
    • Satisfaction de l'utilisateur de l'information

    Intégration des Infrastructures d'Entreprise et ERP

    • Infrastructures d'entreprise et avantage concurrentiel
    • Performance des infrastructures d'entreprise et évaluation
    • Infrastructure d'entreprise et EAI
    • Re-conception des processus métiers (BPR)
    • Sélection de paquetage ERP (Progiciel de Gestion Intégré) et démarches d'implémentation
    • Gestion des ERP
    • ERP et solutions industrielles
    • Marché ERP, stratégies des fournisseurs d'ERP et solutions logicielles ERP
    • Intégration de middleware
    • Systèmes de legs (legacy) et problématiques de migration
    • Architecture Client Serveur
    • ERP étendus et ERP basés sur le Web


    Sessions Invitées

    Vous pouvez également soumettre une proposition pour organiser une session parallèle, un atelier et/ou un tutorial. Organiser une session invitée permet de réunir des chercheurs pour discuter d'une question spécifique de recherche ou pour réfléchir autour thématique bien délimitée et complémentaire de la conférence et/ou pour partager vos résultats de recherche avec d'autres qui travaille sur le même domaine de recherche.
    Les propositions de sessions invitées doivent inclure clairement les informations suivantes: nom du ou des organisateurs, affiliation, adresse, courriel, titre de la session, une description de 100 mots du thème de la session et une courte description sur la façon dont la session sera annoncée. Habituellement, les organisateurs de sessions sollicitent des papiers à leurs collègues et à des chercheurs dont les travaux leur sont connus.
    Les propositions doivent être envoyées par mail au président de la conférence

    Chaque session invitée comptera au moins trois papiers. Les présidents de session seront responsables de tous les aspects de leurs sessions; y compris, l'appel à communication, la révision, la sélection, etc. Le processus de révision pour des sessions invitées est strictement le même pour les soumissions régulières. Les papiers seront évalués par rapport à leur originalité, leur cohérence, leur clarté et leur contribution scientifique. Chaque papier sera révisé en aveugle par deux évaluateurs du domaine de recherche en question. La version finale sera révisée par un seul évaluateur. Les papiers soumis ne doivent pas avoir été précédemment édités ou actuellement soumis pour publication dans d'autres conférences ou revues.

    • Les frais d'inscription de l'organisateur de session sera éliminés si au moins 4 auteurs de papiers invités enregistrent à la conférence
    • Les efforts des organisateurs des sessions invitées seront reconnus pendant la conférence. Leurs noms apparaîtront sur les actes de la conférence comme Editeurs Associés.


    Dates Importantes

    • Soumission des papiers : Fermé
    • Notification de l'avis d'acceptation : Fermé
    • Deuxième phase Date limite de soumission des papiers: Fermé
    • Deuxième phase Date limite de réception des versions finales des papiers : Fermé
    • Deuxième phase Date limite d'inscription : Fermé


    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: Please be advised to send your paper the 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.

    • 2nd Phase Paper Submission: Closed
    • Notification of Acceptance: Within 3 week from submission date (in most cases)
    • 2nd Phase Paper submission deadline: November 6, 2007
    • 2nd Phase Camera ready submission: November 25, 2007
    • 2nd Phase Registration fee deadline: November 25, 2007

    The conference is closed 

    Conference Program

    Conference Hotel

    Kenzi Farah Marrakech Hotel is the official location for the 9th IBIMA Conference on Information Management in the Modern Organizations.  The hotel is located in the middle of a three-hectare private park with pleasant colors and green spaces. You can enjoy a modern infrastructure where all the conveniences are available.  The hotel is within walking distance to Koutoubia and the world famous Djemâa El Fna Square.  

    Please click on the Hotel link above for more details and directions.  For reservation: click here

    Hotel Address:
    Avenue du Président Kennedy
    Marrakech – Morocco
    Tél : +212 24 44 74 00
    Fax: +212 24 43 82 16
    E-mail :


    Please note the following conference presentation guidelines:

    • Each presentation has 20 - 25 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 2000 or 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 2000 or 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

    Friday Jan. 04, 2008                                                    8:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Friday Jan 04, 2008                                                     8:45 am – 9:00 am

    Session F1.1: Day Opening Session                                           Atlas 3         

    Conference Chair's Opening Remarks
    Khalid S. Soliman, Hofstra University, USA

    Speaker: An. Manthos, Rector
                  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    Friday Jan 04, 2008                                                     9:00 am – 10:15 am

    Session F2.1  Supply Chain Management                                    Atlas 1         
    Session Chair: 
    Danielle Bouder-Pailler

    Les Facteurs Determinants De La Performance Du Service A La Clientele Dans Une Approche Supply Chain Management Interne : Etude De Cas
    Fatiha Naoui

    Approche qualitative de la stratégie servicielle : Cas de la biotechnologie
    Nabil Mzoughi, Nedra Bahri, Olfa Bouhlel, and Skander Ben Ghachem

    La mise en place de la GPA : Quels bénéfices stratégiques pour les industriels ?
    Mariana VLAD

    Sensibilité du Consommateur a la Logistique et Personnalité du Magasin : Antécédents et Conséquences, Cas des Grandes et Moyennes Surfaces en Tunisie
    Olfa Bouhlel, Karim Garrouch, Nabil Mzoughi

    Session F2.2     IS Outsourcing                                                   Atlas 2        
    Session Chair:
    Bruno Salgues

    The Evolution of IT Business Process Sourcing: Outsourcing and Multisourcing
    Marcela C. Revilla Escudero

    Information Technology Offshore Outsourcing Research: A Theoretical Foundation and Practical Implications
    Bouchaib Bahli and Kevin Carillo

    Implementing and Managing the Governments Telecommunications Infrastructure in North America: Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge
    Soumaya Ben Letaifa and Yves Rabeau

    Session F2.3     E-Government                                                   Atlas 3        
    Session Chair:  Regina Connolly

    The Use of ICT for improving R&D propοsals’ evaluation in Greece
    Nikolaos Georgiadis, Christina Besta, Vicky Manthou, and Maro Vlachopoulou

    The Impact of e-Readiness on e-Government in Developing Nations: Case of Universities and Colleges Admission Services
    Hany Abdelghaffar and Sherif Kamel

    Reinventing Government Communications: Going Mobile with E-Government
    A.G. van der Vyver

    Coffee Break                                                             10:00 am – 10:45 am

    Friday Jan 04, 2008                                                     10:45 am – 12:15 pm

    Session F3.1  Le Changement dans une Organisation                        Atlas 1        
    Session Chair: Nabil Mzoughi

    Enjeux pour la mise en œuvre de systèmes d’information dans les organisations culturelles
    Danielle Bouder-Pailler

    Nouvelle méthodologie de recueil et de traitement de données, en vue de faciliter un changement dans une organisation : Illustration à partir d’une étude portant sur l’amélioration de la sécurité d’une installation  à hauts risques.
    Gilles Le Cardinal, Jean-Francois Guyonnet, Bruno Pouzoullic, et Emmanuel Plot

    Culture organisationnelle  et résistance à l’innovation technologique
    Neïla Mouihbi et Ridha Ouni

    Une méthode pour conduire un changement de façon participative  en trois phases: construction du programme d’actions,  motivation des acteurs et évaluation du changement opéré.
    Gilles le Cardinal et Jean-François Guyonnet

    Réingénierie et Impact de la Réforme LMD sur le Processus de Préparation des Emplois du Temps
    Abdallah Ben Frej et Sonia Ayachi Ghannouchi

    Session F3.2  Database and Information Processing & Retrieval      Atlas 2        
    Session Chair: Bouchaib Bahli

    Keyword Search over Relational Databases
    Mohammad Hassan

    Back to Simplicity: An Old-Looking New Database Design Methodology
    Marin Fotache and Cătălin Strîmbei

    Towards an Arabic Language Interface to Relational Database 
    Harmain M. Harmain, Hazim El-khatib, and Hatem Haddad

    Knowledge Acquisition from Comparable Corpora for Cross-Language Information Retrieval
    Sadat Fatiha

    KACST Arabic Text Classification Project: Overview and Preliminary Results
    AbdulMohsen Al-Thubaity, Abdulrahman Almuhareb, Sami Al-Harbi, Abdullah Al-Rajeh, and Mohammad Khorsheed

    Session F3.3   End-User Support and User Perception             Atlas 3        
    Session Chair:  Sherif Kamel

    Supporting Mobile Workers: A Socio-Technical Perspective
    Leida Chen and Ravi Nath

    An Empirical Examination of Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Anxiety at the Application Level
    Bassam Hasan and Mesbah Ahmed

    The Analysis of User Involvement in Development & Implementation of Computerized Information Systems and Perceived Usefulness: Case Study in Saudi Arabia
    Amine Nehari-Talet and Hafid Agourram

    Perception of Quality of High Tech products made in Mexico, Italy, USA, Germany and China: A Two Country Empirical Analysis
    Mohammad Ayub Khan and Judith Luna Arroyo

    Internet Banking Technology Adoption in Yemen: Correlates of Rogers’ Five Innovation Attributes 
    Ali Hussein Saleh Zolait and Ainin Sulaiman

    Conference Lunch                                                      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    Friday Jan 04, 2008                                                      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Session F4.1   Traitement de l'information Arabe                                   Atlas 1        
    Session Chair: Abdellah Chouarfia

    Approche hybride pour l'extraction des termes en langue arabe.
    Siham Boulaknadel, Beatrice Daille, et Driss Aboutajdine

    Révision des Extraits de Documents Multiples Basée sur la Réorganisation des Phrases : Application à la Langue Arabe 
    Fatma Kallel Jaoua, Lamia Hadrich Belguith, et Abdelmajid ben Hamadou 

    Grammaire TAG pour l’Analyse Syntaxique de Textes en Arabe comme un Problème de Classification
    Fériel Ben Fraj, Chiraz Ben Othmane Zribi, et Mohamed Ben Ahmed

    Compréhension automatique de la parole arabe spontanée: Intégration dans un serveur vocal interactif
    Younès Bahou, Lamia Hadrich Belguith, et Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou

    Session F4.2  Information Management and Environnemental Issues      Atlas 2        
    Session Chair: A.G. van der Vyver

    Market Survey Concerning Complex Environmental Project Management In Order To Assist the Local Community Administration
    Augustin Mitu and Catalin Popescu

    Environmental Management Elements In Contract Documents
    Mohd Omar,  A. K., Asyirah A.R., Shalima, T, Sabariah, S, and Fatehah M.O.

    Information Management for Monitoring Surface Water Quality: case study of Ploiesti, Romania
    Caşen Paanaitescu, Catalin Popescu, Loredana Dobre, and Maria Popa

    Communicating environmental requirements in the construction industry through environmental management plan
    Nik Norulaini, N.A, Shalima, T,  Sabariah, S., and Fatehah M.O. 

    Useful Information for Management Concern Determination of Oil Product Losses and Means of Diminishing the Losses Of Petroleum Products Stored In Vertical Cylindrical Tanks
    Liviu Toader and Cătălin Popescu

    Special Session F4.3    ICT and Academia                                  Atlas 3        
    Session Chair: Mohammad Ayub Khan

    Users’ Perspective on ICT Infrastructure in a Higher Learning Institution
    Najwa Hayaati Mohd Alwi, Nurdiana Azizan, Shaharudin Ismail, Kamaruzzaman Seman

    MBA Programs between Ensuring Quality and Retaining Applicants: the Case of SQU
    Ali Hamad Al-Badi, Syed Jafar Naqvi, Nick-Naser Manochehri, Ali Nasser Al-Solbi

    Development of e-Sign Dictionary Using 3D Technology for the Deaf Community
    Siew Hock Ow and Pek San Lim 

    Measuring the Performance and Excellence of Academicians through the e-Balanced Scorecard (e-BSC)
    Suraya Hamid, Yu May Leen, and Soo Hsaio Pei

    Creating Learning Organization through the Development and Implementation of an Open and Flexible E-Training System
    Suraya Hamid and Nur Azizan

    Coffee Break                                                             3:30 pm – 4:00 am

    Friday Jan 04, 2008                                                   4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Session F5.1   Logique Floue et les Réseaux de Neurones        Atlas 1        
    Session Chair: Karim Gassemi

    Modélisation et simulation d’approches stratégiques selon une méthodologie de logique floue
    Saida Habhab-Rave

    Un Système Interactif d’Aide à l’Evaluation Hiérarchique et à l’Analyse de la Compétitivité
    Ridha Hachicha and Habib Chabchoub

    Réconciliation des Cubes de Données Géospatiales et Visualisation avec l’Outil SOLAP: Support à la Prise de Décision
    Mohamed Bakillah

    Méthodes d’analyse des comportements de gènes à partir des données de puces à ADN
    Sami Touil, Mohamed Mohsen Gammoudi, et Amel ElGaied

    Prédiction de la structure 2D des protéines par les réseaux de neurones
    Hafida Bouziane, Belhadri Messabih, et Abdellah Chouarfia

    Quantification des données en vue de leur transfert contre les risques de vol, de perte et de détérioration
    Nadia Soudani, Sarra Ben Lagha, et Mohamed Ben Ahmed

    Session F5.2  Computer and Networking Engineering            Atlas 2        
    Session Chair: Fatiha Sadat

    Traffic Management for the Gentle Random Early Detection using Discrete-Time Queueing
    Hussein Abdel-jaber, Fadi Thabtah, and Mike Woodward

    FCT-Based Convolution, Filtering and Correlation of Signals' Unified Structure
    Qadri Hamarsheh

    A Model-Driven Design For Developing An Application for Adaptive Distribution Chain Configuration
    Dhayalan Velauthapillai and Reggie Davidrajuh

    Quality of software components assembly
    Abdellah Chouarfia, Mebarka Yahlali

    A Theoretical Framework and Application of Analytical And Holistic Paradigm Synthesis
    Niculae V. Mihăiţă

    A Model for Intelligent Traffic Control 
    Irfan Younas and Wasim Hashmi Syed

    Session F5.3  E-Business                                                          Atlas 3       
    Session Chair: Siew Hock Ow

    E-Commerce and Economic development
    Abdalla Hamed, Hilary Berger, and Pat Cleary

    RFID Tagging In Monitoring and Control of Oil Palm Breeding and Traceability of Seeds.
    Norlida Buniyamin, Ismarani Ismail, and Zainuddin Mohamad

    Consumer Applications in RFID-equipped Grocery
    Daniel Buser

    The Quality of Information in a Paperless Office
    Mircea-Radu Georgescu, Alexandru Ţugui, Iuliana Georgescu, Iuliana Ţugui, and Diana Genete

    A Framework for Online Publishing in the University of Malaya
    Norjihan bt Abdul Ghani, Suriawati Suparjoh, and Suraya Hamid

    The Design of A DSS For The Selection of ERP System and Consultant
    Zaitun A.B. And Zaini Zainol

    Saturday Jan 05, 2008                                                     8:45 am – 9:15 am

    Session S2.1: Day Opening Session                                           Atlas 3          

    Speaker: Carlos Romero Uscanga, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
                  Dean of Graduate Programs and Direccion de EGADE

    Saturday Jan 05, 2008                                                     9:15 am – 10:30 am

    Session S2.1    e-Gouvernement                                                            Atlas 1        
    Session Chair: Thomas Stenger

    L’e-gouvernement et l’entreprise : Government to business L’apport de l’e-gouvernement à la performance  des entreprises tunisiennes
    Jameleddine Ziedi et Zohra Azizi

    E-gouvernement et stratégies de communication marketing des institutions publiques marocaines : fondements et implications
    Meriem Elayoubi

    Enjeux de la cartographie des systèmes d'information pour le développement de l’administration en ligne: le cas de l'Etat de Genève 
    Christine Aïdonidis, Abdelaziz Khadraoui, and Michel Warynski

    Session S2.2   IT Management and Transfer: Region Analysis                Atlas 2        
    Session Chair: Cătălin Popescu

    Rapid Data Growth in Some Government Organizations
    Maytham Safar and Samira Al-Shayji

    Issues for Successful IT Transfer in the Arab World: a Multiple Stakeholder Perspective
    Kahlid Al-Mabrouk and Jeffrey Soar

    Quality Management Implementation in IS/IT Departments in Saudi Arabian Private Organizations
    Khalid I. Al-Shitri and Pam Mayhew

    Building a Framework for Understanding and Improving Information Technology Transfer Process in the Arab Countries
    Khalid Al-Mabrouk and Jeffrey Soar

    Evidence That Normative Beliefs is a Multidimensional Construct: Personal and Mass Media Referents 
    Ali Hussein Saleh Zolait and Ainin Sulaiman

    Session S2.2   IS Research In Europe                                        Atlas 3        
    Session Chair: Vicky Manthou

    New Key Issues in Information Technology Management
    Hulya Aksoy, Sevil Alieva, Nurgen Celilbatur, and Ozgur Dogerlioglu

    Internet Users’ Information Privacy Concerns: An Empirical Study
    Regina Connolly

    An empirical study on the propensity of ICT use by hotels in France
    Az-Eddine Bennani, Aihie Osarenkhoe, Dhiba Lhajji, and Serge Baile

    Big Links and Small Links in the Supply Chain and Their Use of Information Systems
    Liam Doyle

    Benchmarking concept of controlling instruments
    Diana Bratic

    Coffee Break                                                                 10:30 am – 11:00 am
    Sponsored by Tec de Monterrey, Mexico

    Saturday Jan 05, 2008                                                     11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Session S3.1   Nouvelle tecgnologies dans les Organisations (I)     Atlas 1        
    Session Chair:  Slim Turki

    Gestion de l’information pour l’aide à l’expression des besoins dans le domaine de l’audit en nouvelles technologies : proposition d’une démarche hybride
    Sabrina Boulesnane et Laïd Bouzidi 

    L’impact des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication (TIC) Sur les Coûts de Transaction
    Kamel Touati

    Search Engine Marketing : quelle place pour le marketing ? Le cas du référencement d’un site web
    Thomas Stenger

    L’évaluation de la qualité de l’information dans l’utilisation d’un système d’information marketing par les utilisateurs et les producteurs de l’information : proposition d’une démarche
    Sabrina Zaïdi-Chtourou et Laïd Bouzidi

    Performance des systèmes d’information cas de la banque
    Ali Elidrissi et Djamila Elidrissi

    Session S3.2   Accounting Information Management                   Atlas 2        
    Session Chair: Nidžara Osmanagić-Bedenik

    The New Information Technologies: Blessing, Curse or Ethnocentrism Fertiliser?
    Adrian Bogdanel Munteanu, Doina Fotache, and Octavian Dospinescu

    The quality of accounting information in TQM approach
    Iuliana GEORGESCU, Alexandru Ţugui, Mircea-Radu Georgescu, Diana Genete, and Iuliana Ţugui

    Identifying the typological profile of the Romanian entrepreneur as a new research challenge
    Niculae Mihăiţă, Sima Violeta, and Ileana Georgiana Gheorghe

    Quality Based Accounting in the New Digitized Economy. Implications and Challenges for Modern Enterprises
    Alexandru Ţugui, Iuliana Ţugui, Mircea-Radu Georgescu, Iuliana Georgescu, and Laura-Diana Genete

    Special Session S3.3   Tutorial                                                        Atlas 3        

    Speakers: Magdy Serour and Darryl Winder

    A Practical Approach to Operational Excellence
    Case Studies of industiral and Goverment Projects in Australia

    President's Lunch and Keynote Speech                12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Saturday Jan 05, 2008                                                     2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Session S4.1  Nouvelle tecgnologies dans les Organisations (II)            Atlas 1       
    Session Chair: Abdelaziz Khadraoui

    L’impact des systèmes d’aide à la décision de groupe sur la définition des besoins en  systèmes  d’information 
    Karim Gassemi

    De l’intention à la valeur dans un dispositif de formation pour demandeurs d’emploi
    Slim Turki, Jessica Kohlbecker, Bertrand Grégoire, and Thibaud Latour

    Indexation Des Ressources Pedagogiques Dans Une Memoire Organisationnelle Appliquee A La Formation
    Abderrahim Benbouna, Soufiane Baribi, Mohamed Eladnani, Catherine Barry, and Marie-Helene Abel

    L’expérience des produits virtuels : Ses caractéristiques et le rôle de la présence
    Hamdi Ben Osman et Néji Bouslama

    Special Session S4.2  ICT in Healthcare                                                 Atlas 2      
    Session Chair:  Jeffrey Soar

    Information Management in Healthcare – gaps and opportunities
    Jeffrey Soar

    The acceptance of blended e-learning in the pedagogical process of nursing
    Boštjan Žvanut, Patrik Pucer, Matic Lukin, Irena Trobec, and Nadja Plazar

    Key Issues for an E-Health Project Development: A case Study for Prahova County – Romania 
    Violeta Sima and Ileana Georgiana Gheorghe

    Session S4.3   Organizational Change, IT Alignment, and control       Atlas 3     
    Session Chair: Mircea-Radu Georgescu

    Exploring Differences in the Perception of Business & IT Alignment
    A.J. Gilbert Silvius

    RADaR: A Model for IT Organizational Change: Four Australian Case Studies on the Adoption and Diffusion of Method Engineering
    Magdy K. Serour and Darryl Winder

    An Empirical Assessment of Information System Planning Practices across Large-Sized Business Networks in India
    Anjali Kaushik and Muneesh Kumar

    Managing Open Knowledge and Firm’s Boundaries for Successful New Product Development 
    Raffaele Filieri and Salma Alguezaui

    Information Network of Controlling
    Nidžara Osmanagić-Bedenik and Diana Bratić

    Sunday Jan 06, 2008                                                     9:00 am – 10:30 am

    Session SU1.1   IS Planning and Risk Management                       Atlas 1     
    Session Chair: Maurice Abi-Raad

    The Abstract Process Model with Building Blocks
    Antonio Di Leva and Paola Laguzzi

    Organizing as Programming: A Reference Model for Cross-Organizational Collaboration
    Beat Schmid and Christoph Schroth

    The predefined approach for IT processes construction
    Boštjan Žvanut, Marko Bajec, and Marjan Krisper

    A Risk Management Model for Project Execution
    Samer ALHawari, Fadi Thabtah, Louay Karadsheh, and Wa’el Musa Hadi

    Risk management information system in Power Utilities
    Tina Jakaša

    Special Session SU1.2    Financial Information Engineering                    Atlas 2     
    Session Chair: Takao Ito

    An Analysis of Long Memory in the SSE’s Component Index
    Shu Quan Lu, Takao Ito, and Kevin Voges

    Partial Privatization and Incentive Contracts
    Najiba Benabess

    Centrality Analysis in the Keiretsu of MAZDA
    Takao Ito, Kazuhito Fukuda, Passerini Katia, and Sakamoto Makoto

    Limit Cycles in the Keiretsu of MAZDA
    Takao Ito, Masanori Tsujino, and Sakamoto Makoto

    Coffee Break                                                                 10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Sunday Jan 06, 2008                                                      11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Session SU2.1     Knowledge Management and CRM                    Atlas 1     
    Session Chair: Najiba Benabess

    Understanding Knowledge Management Environment: A Holistic Approach
    Marcela C. Revilla Escudero

    A review of Theoretical Framework: How to Make Process about, for, from Knowledge work
    Haroun Alryalat and Samer ALHawari

    Customer Knowledge Management and Web 2.0: Lessons to Learn from Two Case Studies
    Pasquale Del Vecchio, Sebastian Kelle, and Nouha Taifi

    A Theoretical Framework for Customer Relationship Management Process: Towards a Conceptual Framework
    Haroun Alryalat, Samer ALHawari, Asim El Sheikh, and Hussam AL-Abdallat

    Session SU2.2    IT Project Planning                                             Atlas 2     
    Session Chair: Beat Schmid

    Beyond IT Interoperability Assessment: Complexity Analysis of the Project Context
    Gregory J. Skulmoski and Francis T. Hartman

    An Integrated Model for De-escalating Runaway IT Projects
    Magnus Mähring, Donal Flynn, Mark Keil, and Gary Pan

    A Human perspective to managing IT projects through effective communication
    Maurice Abi-Raad and Christopher Notsis

    Conventional Models and Information System Planning for Business Network
    Anjali Kaushik and Muneesh Kumar

    End of Conference Activities


    Conference Hotel

    Kenzi Farah Marrakech Hotel is the official location for the 9th IBIMA Conference on Information Management in the Modern Organizations. The hotel is located in the middle of a three-hectare private park with

    pleasant colors and green spaces. You can enjoy a modern infrastructure where all the conveniences are available. The hotel is within walking distance to Koutoubia and the very famous Djemâa El Fna Square.  

    Please click on the Hotel link above for more details and directions.

    Hotel Address:
    Avenue du Président Kennedy
    Marrakech – Morocco
    Tél : +212 24 44 74 00
    Fax: +212 24 43 82 16
    E-mail :

    Special conference participants’ Rates:
    Single room : 750 Moroccan Dirham (around € 68) per night

    Double room : 950 Moroccan Dirham (around € 85) per night

    for exact exchange rate, please go to

    Above-mentioned rates are daily, per room and include breakfast. Taxes are 21 Moroccan Dirham (around € 2) per person and per night.

    Each conference participant will be responsible for charges related to his/her hotel room.

    Reservation form (pdf)

    Travel Information:

    Many international airlines have direct flight to Casablanca and Marrakesh from distenations around the world.   Here are few links for information purposes:

    Royal air Maroc:

    Air France:

    Travel websites:

    The above hotel/airlines information is provided to assist conference participants.  IBIMA nor conference organizers are not affiliated with any of the above-mentioned hotels/airlines and are not liable in anyway with hotel/airline guest satisfaction, price change, ..etc.