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Special Session
Special Session on
E-Business and Digital Transformation
 - E-BDT 2020

8 - 10 July, 2020

Within the 17th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - ICETE 2020



Agostinho Sousa Pinto
CEOS.PP, ISCAP, Polytechnic of Porto
Brief Bio
Agostinho de Sousa Pinto is an associate professor in the Information Systems Department, ISCAP/ Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal. He holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, University of Minho, Portugal. He is a Specialist Professor with public examination, as well as a researcher at CEOS.pp and member of the Scientific Technical Council of ISCAP. His areas of interest, on which he has published several articles, are Organizational Knowledge Management, Shared Services, Information Systems in Organizations and e-Business.
Ana Azevedo

Brief Bio
Ana Azevedo is an Integrated member of CEOS.PP research center and member of its Directive Board. She is a senior lecture in the Information Systems Department, School of Business / Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal, teaching courses on E-Commerce, Decision Support Systems, Business Intelligence, and Research Methodologies. She holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, University of Minho, Portugal. She is member of the Scientific Board of the Master in E-Business. She published several articles in journals, conferences, and book chapters. She is associate editor of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI). She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST), of the International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR), of the International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing (IJGUC), of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL), and of the International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS). She is chair of several conferences and special sessions in conferences. She served as editor for several books and special issues in journals. She regularly serves as member of the program committee for several conferences and also serves as a regular reviewer for several journals and conferences. She as several publications in Scientific Journals, Conferences and other. Her primary areas of research interests are Business Intelligence, Analytics, Decision Support Systems, Data mining, E-Business and Digital Transformation. Her research interests also include e assessment and gender issues in information systems research and STEM.
Mariana Curado Malta
CEOS, Polytechnic of Porto
Brief Bio
Mariana Curado Malta holds a PhD in Informations Systems and Technologies from the University of Minho, Portugal (2014). She works since 1998 as an assistant professor at Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal, and is a researcher at the CEOS.PP research center (Polytechnic of Porto - http://iscap.ipp.pt/ceos) as an integrator researcher and at the Algoritmi Research Center (University of Minho, Portugal – http://algoritmi.uminho.pt) as a collaborator researcher where she is working in several research projects. She writes and presents on issues of information modelling, Semantic Web, Linked Open Data in different contexts, one of them is E-business. She has been lecturing the last 15 years on e-business. Presently she is part of the Directory Board of the Master degree in E-business in the Business School of the Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal, where she is an assistant professor. Additional information in http://www.maltas.org


The use of IST grows in society changing business models and the relationship of the customers with the market. These changes impose new visions in organisations to face new demands. Professionals need to be prepared with new skills to help the organisation to respond to these changes, and the market needs professionals with an open mind to envision new business models.
This change is called “digital transformation” (DT). DT is driven by Big Data, Cloud Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Analytics, among others.
E-business plays a fundamental role in the DT of organisations. The technological evolution enhances the rise of new ecosystems - it is up to researchers, academics and entrepreneurs to present viable and agile alternatives to change.


Relevant topics include the following (but are not limited to):
  • Digital Transformation
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Business
  • Digital Culture
  • Business Models
  • Platforms as Business Models
  • Analytics for Digital Transformation
  • Blockchain
  • Ethic and Legal Issues in Digital Transformation
  • New Professions/skills
  • Shared Services
  • Industry 4.0
  • Artificial Intelligence in Digital Business


Paper Submission: May 17, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: May 25, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: May 29, 2020 (expired)


Luís Amaral, Universidade Do Minho, Portugal
Manuel Perez Cota, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Luísa Domingues, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Maria Cristina G. Malheiro Guimarães, INESC TEC, Portugal
Sérgio Tenreiro Magalhães, ., United States
Fabrício Piurcosky, Centro Universitário do Sul de Minas - UNISMG, Brazil
Luís Rodrigues, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Cândida Silva, ESHT / PPORTO, Portugal


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICETE Special Sessions - E-BDT 2020
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