The Third Workshop on e-Business (WEB 2004)

Theme: Dynamic and Service-Oriented E-Business

December 11, 2004

Washington DC, USA

Web site:

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration at the Conference Theater located at Lagoon Level (1B) and between Grand Café and Grand Slam of Grand Hyatt Hotel (You need to get your breakfast ticket first along with your registration package)

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast (buffet) at Grande Café located right next to Conference Theater (A ticket will be issued at the registration desk that should be good for both Sat. and Sun.)

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Welcome remarks

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote address by – Mr. Peter Doolan, Vice President of Technology at Oracle Corporation. (tentative)

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Session 1a (Room: Conference Theater)

Session 1b (Room: Arlington)

Session 1c (Room: Cabin John)

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Session Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Session 2a (Room: Conference Theater)

Session 2b (Room: Arlington)

Session 2c (Room: Cabin John)

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (Location: Via Pacifica – to be confirmed)

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Session 3a (Room: Conference Theater)

Session 3b (Room: Arlington)

Session 3c (Room: Cabin John)

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Session 4a (Room: Conference Theater)

Session 4b (Room: Arlington)

Session 4c (Room: Cabin John)

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Session Break

4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Session 5 (Room: Conference Theater) – Joint Session

E-business Research Center Directors' Panel:

E-Business Research and Trends

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dinner at Chinatown Garden Restaurant

618 H-Street, N.W., Washington D.C. 20001

Dinner is a joint event with WITS-2004 participants


Track I: SOA and Web Services

Room: Conference Theater

Section 1a: Web Services I: Grid Computing and Service Composition

Session Chair: Larry Kerschberg

1. Integrating Web Services and Grid Computing, - 169, Ghazi Alkhatib

2. A Framework for Composing Electronic Marketplaces – From Market Structure to Service Implementation, 135, Daniel Rolli, Stefan Luckner, Christof Momm, Christof Weinhardt

3. Resource Allocation in Computational Grids - A Market Engineering Approach – 131, Björn Schnizler, Dirk Neumann, Christof Weinhardt

4. Trust-based Web Service Composition, 130, Lina Zhou and Dongsong Zhang

5. Dynamically Managing the Delivery of Web Services via Workflow and Feedback, 132, Randy Howard and Larry Kerschberg

Section 2a: Web Services II: Business Process and Data Integration

Session Chair: Kaushal Chari

1. A Methodology for Business Process Integration of Legacy Systems using Web Services, 156, Manish Agrawal, Kaushal Chari, and Saravanan "Saru" Seshadri

2. Context Interchange as a Scalable Solution to Interoperating Amongst Heterogeneous Dynamic Services, Hongwei Zhu and Stuart E. Madnick

3. Designing Service-Oriented E-Business Applications Using Data Engineering Techniques, 143, George Feuerlicht

4. Rethinking the Paradigm: Improving E-Commerce through Dynamic Inter-enterprise Integration (DII), 143, Thomas R. Gulledge? and Rainer A. Sommer?

5. On the Conceptualization and Modeling of Information Systems Architecture: Extending the IS Impact Model, Chris Schlueter Langdon

6. An Interactive BPMI Framework Based on Web Service, 110, Zhijun Yan and Yuejun Zhang, (will not attend)

Section 3a: Web Services III: Models and Architectures

Session Chair: Huimin Zhao

1. A Dynamic Approach to Managing Enterprise IT Infrastructure Services, Sagnika Sen, Raghu Santanam, Ajay Vinze

2. Modeling User-Driven Web Service Syndication, Yi Sun, Shaoyi He, Jack Leu --111

3. Optimum Positioning of Web Servers in a Competitive Environment, 118, Robert Aboolian and Yi Sun

4. Assessing the Value of Web Services in the Extended Enterprise: A Supplier Reliability Model, 151, Mary J. Meixell

5. On Providing Data Mining using Web Services, 159, Dan Zhu??

Section 4a: Web Services and Technology Adoption Research

Session Chair: Michael Shaw

1. Understanding Web Services Adoption: An Exploratory Study, 168, Huinan Xu

2. A Multi-Perspective Case Study of Information-Technology Innovation Adoption, 129, Judith Gebauer, Michael J. Shaw, and Markus Lenz

3. Web Services Adoption Patterns on Sell-Side and Buy-Side of Supply Chain, 140, Narasimha Bolloju and Efraim Turban

4. Assessing the Readiness of Internet-based IOS Adoption, 184, Hsin-Lu Chang and Shin-Horng Chen

Track II: E-Business: Emerging Technologies, Security, and Standards

Room: Arlington

Section 1b: Agent-Based Information Systems

Session Chairs: Christoph Langdon

1. The Design Science of Agent-based Modeling and Simulation of Business Systems: Opportunities and Critical Issues - A Research Note, 161, Chris Schlueter Langdon and Riyaz Sikora

2. The Enhancement of Solving the Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problem for Cooperative Supply Chains Using Multi-agent Systems , 167, Fu-ren Lin and Hui-chun Kuo

3. Location-Aware Intelligent Agent System (LIA) for Publish/Subscribe Middleware in Mobile Environments, 152, Amrish Vyas and Victoria Yoon

4. Managing Word Mismatch Challenge in Information Retrieval: A Clustering-based Query Expansion Method, 181, Chih-Ping Wei, Paul Jen-Hwa Hu, Chun-Neng Huang, and Chin-Sheng Yang

Section 2b: Knowledge Management: Text Mining and Data Mining

Session Chair: Hilary Cheng

1. Annotating Semantic Relationships between Knowledge Documents in Knowledge Sharing Environments, 171, Chih-Ping Wei, etc.

2. Measuring Similarity between XML Documents, 134, Christopher C. Yang

3. An Ontology-based Data Mining Approach in a Financial Knowledge Management System, 166, Hilary Cheng, Todger Lu, Wei-Hsiao Wang, and Calvin Sheu

4. Knowledge Discovery from Competitors' Websites, 127, Xin Chen and Brook Wu

Section 3b: Security Informatics

Session Chair: Daniel Zeng

1. Dynamic Administrative Coalitions with WebCom DAC, 124, Simon N. Foley, Barry P. Mulcahy, and Thomas B. Quillinan

2. Economics of Decoy Information System Development, 157, Chungsuk Ryu, Raj Sharman, H. Raghav Rao, and Shambhu Upadhyaya

3. The Informativeness of IT Security Insurance in an Uncertain World: An Economic Perspective, 165, Wei T. Yue

4. Informatics in Interimistic Environments, 183, Abheek Anand and Sudarshan S. Chawathe

Section 4b: E-Business Standards Development

Session Chair: Matt Nelson and Mu Xia

1. Integrating Healthcare Information Systems Using Web Services and Vertical Industry Languages, 150, Huimin Zhao and Hemant Jain

2. Measuring the Business Benefits of Web-based Interorganizational Systems: A Co-Adoption Model for Standards Development, 148, Matthew L. Nelson, Michael J. Shaw, Mary Schoonmaker

3. Web Services Standard Competition between Sun and Microsoft, 160, Bo Xing, Zhangxi Lin, and Minder Chen

4. Strategic Investment in Standards under Uncertainty, 174, Lihui Lin and Nalin Kulatilaka

Track: E-Commerce and E-Business Research

Room: Cabin John

Section 1c: Research Opportunities in E-business I: Implementation Issues and Impacts

Session Chair: Chandrasekar Subramaniam and Ravi Sen

1. The Impact of Digitalization and E-Commerce on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), 106, Ezendu Ifeanyi Ariwa and Paula Andrea Sanchez

2. The Role of the Sales Cycle in Influencing ERP Implementation Outcomes, 119, Michael Wybo

3. An Investigation of the Determinants of User Expectations of eServices. The Case of IS Helpdesk Service Delivery, 164, Annette M Mills

4. The Impact of Process and Technology Factors on Users’ Assessment of the Fit of E-Procurement with the Procurement Process, 137, Michele L. Gribbins, Chandrasekar Subramaniam, and Michael J. Shaw

5. Distribution Channel Evolution After The Introduction Of Electronic Commerce, 175, C. Sophie Lee and Wesley Shu

Section 2c: E-Commerce I: Recommendation Systems and Online Shopping Behaviors

Session Chair: T. P. Liang

1. Towards an Integrated Model of Online Shopping Behavior, 158, C. Ranganathan and Sanjeev Jha

2. Determinants of Online Merchant Rating: Content Analysis of Yahoo Merchant Comments, 162, Zhe Qu, Han Zhang, and Haizheng Li

3. The Value of IT-Enabled Retailer Learning: Can Personalized Product Recommendations Lock-in Consumers in Electronic Markets?, 122, Catherine Tongxiao Zhang and Ritu Agarwal

4. Buyers' Perception of Sellers' Reputation Information in Web Auction, 142, Yi-wen Fan, Chi-chung Chen, and Tsuey-jiuan Shieh

Section 3c: E-Commerce II: Empirical Studies

Session Chair: Bill Richmond

1. Online Digital Music Sampling: What Matters?, 112, Min Lu and Yanbin Tu

2. Investigating Online Customer Lifetime and Its Effects on Purchase Decision and Firm Profit Gain, 113, Lin Lina, Johnny Jiung-Yee Lee, Paul Jen-Hwa Hu, and Olivia Sheng

3. The Growth, Decline, and Rebirth Of Fingerhut Inc.: An Organization Ecological Perspective, 149, Dien D. Phan

4. A Performance Comparison of Group Buying Models , 172, Ya-Ting Zhuang and Hsiangchu Lai

5. The Acceptance Model of MLS on the basis of "Risk-Value" Analysis, 138, Qing Yang and Lihua Huang

Section 4c: E-Business: Globalization and Culture Issues

Session Chair: Ezendu Ifeanyi Ariwa

1. Electronic Commerce and the Level of Internationalization, 128, Pierre-Majorique Léger, Pierre Hadaya, Luc Cassivi

2. Effects of National Factors and Product Characteristics on Online Shopping: A Cross-National Study , 176, Liang-Ting Peng, Shu-Chun Ho, and Paul Jen-Hwa Hu

3. The Impacts of Fit in Enterprise Systems on the Operations of International Organizations, 146, Shari Shang and Louis Y. S. Lo?

4. The Theory of Persuasive Argumentation: Novelty and Validity of Arguments in a Cross-cultural Setting, 182, Maha ElShinnawy and Ajay Vinze


Session 5 (Room: Conference Theater) - Joint Session

E-Business Research Center Directors' Panel: E-Business Research and Trends


Minder Chen

Associate Professor and Area Coordinator of Decision Sciences and MIS

School of Management, George Mason University


Larry Kerschberg
Professor and Former Chairman
Department of Information and Software Engineering
Co-Director, E-Center for E-Business
School of Information Technology and Engineering
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Editor-in-chief of Journal of Intelligent Information Systems

Jae Kyu Lee

Professor of Electronic Commerce and Management Information Systems

Graduate School of Management

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea

Director of International Center for Electronic Commerce (ICEC)

Editor-in-chief of Electronic Commerce Research and Applications

Ting-Peng Liang

Sun Yat-sen Chair Professor of Information Management

Director of the Electronic Commerce Research Center

National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Michael J. Shaw
Leonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Endowed Chair in Information Systems and Professor of Business Administration
Director of Center for Information Systems and Technology Management

University of Illinois, USA

Co-editor in chief, Journal of Information Systems and e-business Management

Ajay Vinze
Earl and Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor of Information Systems
Professor of Information Systems
Director of Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology

Arizona State University, USA

Web 2004 is sponsored by


Center for Advancing Business through Information Technology (CABIT)

W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Caterpillar Inc.

School of Management

George Mason University

Electronic Commerce Research Center

National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Center for Information Technology and e-Business Management

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Direction to the restaurant from the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel:

1. Take the exit leading to the H Street

2. Turn right and walk towards Chinatown direction for about 5.5 blocks

3. Right after you enter the Chinatown "gate", you would see the restaurant on the right side of the street.

Direction to the restaurant by Metro:

Take Red/Yellow/Green line to arrive at Gallery Place-Chinatown station.

Then take the 7th/H Street exit and you would see the restaurant.