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비행기.png Gimhae Airport ~ Hotel
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비행기.png Gimhae Airport ~ Hotel
Seat Bus : 307

아이콘 Busan Station ~ Hotel
Bus : 139, 140, 1001, 1003 (Night)

지하철.png Busan Station ~ Haeundae Station
Subway line 1 (Nopo-dong direction) > Transfer at Seomyun Station to subway line 2 (Jangsan direction) > Haeundae Station

지하철.png Central Bus Terminal ~ Hotel
Subway line 1 (Sin Pyung direction) > Transfer at Seo myun station line 2 (Jangsan direction) > Haeundae station


Theme of the ICEC 2019 Special Issue: “Business analytics for e-business in 4th industrial revolution era”

Guest Editors:
–  Prof. Dr. Hyunchul Ahn (, Kookmin University
–  Prof. Dr. Taeho Hong (,  Pusan National University

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Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor 

Prof. Dr. Taeho Hong (
Department of Business Administration, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
Interests: fintech; AI and machine learning for e-commerce; social commerce

Guest Editor 

Prof. Dr. Hyung Rim Choi (
Department of Management Information Systems, Dong-A University, Busan 13557, Korea
Interests: smart container; smart port; maritime logistics; maritime transportation

Guest Editor 

Prof. Dr. Paul Tae-Woo Lee
Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Center, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, Zhoushan 316021, China
Interests: green port; international logistics; maritime transportation and logistics

Guest Editor 

Prof. Dr. Hyunchul Ahn (
School of Management Information Systems, Kookmin University, Seoul 136-702, Korea
Interests: fintech; AI and machine learning for e-commerce; e-customer relationship management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The topic of this Special Issue is “Sustainability Issues in Fintech and Logistics for e-Commerce in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era”. Electronic commerce has been developed rapidly over the last few decades. The world’s largest platforms including Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, and Taobao are causing a revolution, especially in the areas of fintech and logistics, and new innovations in e-commerce are emerging through 4th industrial revolution with AI and big data. Furthermore, AI and machine learning built on big data have become an essential driving force for e-commerce market players such as Amazon’s Alexa, WeChat, Alipay, and Netflix, to name a few, who are radically changing the competitive landscape. Blockchain technologies are emerging with a great potential to change extant business processes, for example in transportation and logistics, which will improve efficiency, transparency and security in global transactions and trade as well as greatly reduce bureaucracy and paperwork. Softbank and Alibaba have invested in diverse start-ups in technological innovations outside of Silicon Valley. However, notwithstanding such a promising future, the stakeholders in e-commerce and fintech in tandem with the logistics industry are facing a critical issue of sustainability with a competitive advantage based on emerging technologies. To cope with this, they should address several key challenges to building trust and good relationships with their customers with these new technologies. To the best of our knowledge, a number of papers related to the sustainability issue in fintech and logistics for e-commerce have already appeared in international journals in diverse fields. However, we find there is great potential to make further contributions to the e-commerce and sustainability literature by expanding the research coverage and adopting new methodologies that reflect emerging digital technologies and techniques, including AI and machine learning. Having said that, we have tried to fill the gap, aiming to open chances to discuss the increasing importance of sustainability and the great potential to make contributions in the areas of, but not limited to, fintech and logistics.

This Special Issue comprises selected papers from “21st International Conference on Electronic Commerce” to be held in Haeundae Grand Hotel, Busan, Korea on 3–5 July 2019. The conference website is

Prof. Dr. Taeho Hong
Prof. Dr. Hyung Rim Choi
Prof. Dr. Paul Tae-Woo Lee
Prof. Dr. Hyunchul Ahn
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • The impacts of fintech on logistics
  • Roles of fintech in the fourth industrial revolution era
  • Sustainability issues in developing fintech in the fourth industrial revolution era
  • Current situation and challenges in e-commerce development in the Asia Pacific region
  • Obstacles and challenges that cross-border e-commerce is facing
  • Mobile and social commerce
  • AI for e-commerce
  • Big data and machine learning in e-commerce
  • Smart connected services
  • Block chain, cryptocurrency, and token economy
  • Country case studies of applying fintech to logistics


Electronic Commerce Research (ECR)

Special Issue Call for Papers of Electronic Commerce Research
“Electronic Commerce in the Asia-Pacific”

Electronic commerce in the Asia-Pacific has been developed rapidly over the past 20 years. The Asia-Pacific Region now hosts many of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba, Taobao and In the region business models are under renovation, and new innovations in e-commerce are emerging through market players such as Meituan, Pinduoduo and Tencent. Furthermore, new electronic payments systems such as Ant Financial, WeChat Wallet and Alipay become a major player in e-commerce, changing the competitive landscape radically. Softbank and Alibaba investments are funding diverse technological innovations outside of Silicon Valley.
However, e-commerce players in the Asia-Pacific Region are facing many challenges: They must address challenges in cultures, logistics and buyer preferences that are much more diverse and complex compared to Western regions. To cope with these challenges, they have innovated their paths to success in many ways and as a result they could develop capabilities to enter nearly any market in the world. For example, they have accumulated Global data repositories and also have proactively innovated in mobile commerce, social commerce and cross-border e-commerce, which enable them to achieve a unique competitive advantage in competing with global market players.
Our special issue seeks for submissions of high-quality papers on diverse topics addressing such substantial challenges to e-commerce in the Pacific Asia Region. We have listed a number of potential research topics in the following. Submissions are not limited to this list, and we welcome any innovative and novel investigations of all e-commerce topics concerning the Asia-Pacific e-commerce.

Editors. This special issue will be co-edited by:
• Jian Mou (, Xidian University
• TaeHo Hong (, Pusan National University
• Chul Ho Lee(, KAIST

Topics. The special issue will be devoted to the exploration of strategic, managerial, organizational, technical, security, privacy, and policy challenges with regard to information services under e-commerce. We seek for high-quality, unpublished studies addressing electronic commerce on the following and related topics but not limited to:
• Success factors in e-commerce
• Policy issues e-commerce regulation
• Consumer reviews and recommendation systems
• Mobile technologies
• Logistics challenges
• Big data, machine learning and cloud platforms
• Communication and collaboration ib platforms
• Economic and business innovation
• Trust, privacy and security issues
• Service and e-commerce
• Localization based service and e-commerce
• Cross-cultural issues in e-commerce
• Emerging issues in e-commerce under Pacific Asia.
Submission Deadline. The submission deadline for a full paper is November 1, 2019. Authors are encouraged to submit as early as possible to accelerate the review process.
Review Process. The special issue editors will return first reviews and AE reports no later than 60 days from the date of submission. We will adopt a constructive approach with the aim to help submission authors develop high quality papers throughout the review  process. Second and third round reviews, as needed, will be completed on an expedited basis, meaning that authors will get review results based on their submission orders, that is, the earlier submission the earlier result. Thus, we will provide authors with an indication of either revision or rejection as early as possible for the special issue, including decisions based on a first reading by the special issue editors. One caution, too immature or out of scope papers will be immediately returned to the authors.

Publication Date: TBD
For Authors: Interested authors may feel free to direct any questions to the special issue editors.

Download the Special Issue CFP_for ECR (PDF)

ECR Homepage:

Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA)

The selected papers from ICEC 2018, edited by Prof. Kai Li (Nankai Univ.,, and the selected papers from ICEC 2019, edited by Prof. Dan J. Kim (University of North Texas,, will compose one forthcoming special issue of ECRA.

Editorial Board

Guide for Authors

Online Submissions at Elsevier Editorial System

ECRA is accredited for SSCI (Social Science Citation Index) and SCIE (Science Citation Index Expanded)

Call for Paper

Call for Paper

The 20th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC2018) will be hosted by Nankai University in Tianjin, China on July6-7, 2018. ICEC2018 aims at providing researchers and practitioners in electronic commerce and related areas with an opportunity to present original ideas and share insightful opinions. The theme ofICEC2018 is “Challenges and Opportunities for E-Commerce in Sharing Economy .

We welcome submissions of original research papers addressing issues concerning the theory, design, development, evaluation, and application of electronic commerce and related fields. We also encourage submissions of research-in-progress that are innovative and inspirational. Research articles particularly sought after are those driven by real-world business problems and validated with proper research methodologies.

High quality papers from ICEC2018 will be invited to be fast-tracked to an ICEC2018 dedicated special issue of Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (SCI/SSCI) and ICEC2018 dedicated special issue of Nankai Business Review International.

Relevant papers on Cross-border e-commerce will be invited to the special issue on “Cross-border e-commerce initiatives under China’s Belt and Road Initiative” in Electronic Commerce Research(SSCI).

The relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

–Sharing Economy
–Cross-border e-commerce
– Design Theory for Wellness Using IT
– Internet-of-Things for Security and Safety
– Artificial Intelligence for e-Commerce and Wellness
– Big Data and Machine Learning in e-Commerce
– Food Business in e-Commerce
– Entertainment, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
– Smart Connected Products and Services
– Smart and Wearable Technologies
– Smart Factory and Manufacturing
– Mobile and Social Commerce
– Social Media and Social Networking
– Emerging Financial Technology (Fintech)
– Smart Health & Hospitals
– Smart Tourism and Smart Logistics
– Organic Media for Connected World
– Human Computer Interactions
– Bright Internet and Cybersecurity
– Education in Cyberspace
– Online-to-offline Services in e-Commerce
– Cloud Services and Service Innovation


Deadline for paper submission: March 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2018
Deadline for final camera-ready version of accepted papers: June 1, 2018

Prof. Kyoung Jun Lee
Prof. Jae Kyu Lee
Prof. Zhangxi Lin
Prof. Robert Kauffman
Prof. Yuli Zhang
Prof. Minqiang Li

Prof. Robert Kauffman, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Prof. Jae Kyu Lee, KAIST, Korea

Prof. Yuli Zhang, Nankai University, China
Prof. Zhangxi Lin, Texas Tech University, USA
Prof. Kyoung Jun Lee, Kyung Hee University, Korea

Prof. Yongjian Li, Nankai University, China
Prof. Sung-Byung Yang, Kyung Hee University, Korea

Prof. Kai Li, Nankai University, China

Address: Business School, Nankai University,
No.121 Baidi Street, Tianjin, P.R.China, 300071

ICEC 2017

The 19th International Conference on Electronic Commerce: ICEC 2017
Pangyo, Seongnam, Korea, August 17- 18, 2017

Data/Venue: Aug. 17-18, Seminar Room #1, #2


14:00-15:30    ICEC-01: Data Mining in Business   …………………………………….   S #1

Session Chair: Jung Lee (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

  • Foreign Player Recommendation based on Ant Colony Algorithm for the KBO Team

Jason Jung (Chung-Ang University)

  • Metaheuristic approach on Temporal Pattern Matching for box office prediction

Jason Jung (Chung-Ang University)

  • Semi-Supervised Document Classification using Heterogeneous Rule Selection

William Xiu Shun Wong (Kookmin University), Namgyu Kim (Kookmin University)

14:00-15:30    ICEC-02: Sentiment Analysis and Semantic Search ……………………   S #2

Session Chair: Taeho Hong (Pusan National University)

  • KBQA: Constructing Structured Query Graph from Keyword Query for Semantic Search

Heewon Jang (Yonsei university), Youngtaek Oh (Yonsei university), Seunghee Jin (Yonsei university), Haemin Jung (Yonsei university), Hyesoo Kong (Yonsei university), Dokyung Lee (Yonsei university), Dongkyu Jeon (Yonsei university), Wooju Kim (Yonsei university

  • An Assessment of Online Destination Image Using Topic-based Emotion Classification Approach

Gang Ren (Pusan National University), Taeho Hong (Pusan National University)

  • Multi-categorical Social Media Sentiment Analysis of Corporate Events

Woobin Yun (Hanyang University), Dongsung Kim (Hanyang University) and Jong Woo Kim (Hanyang University)

15:50-17:20    ICEC-03: Mobile and Human Behavior…………………………………………   S #1

Session Chair: Seongmin Jeon (Gachon University)

  • Factors influencing travelers’ acceptance of mobile marketing: Comparative analysis of China and Kazakhstan

Liang Wang (Harbin Institute of Technology), Bolatov Adilzhan (Harbin Institute of Technology), Guoxin Li (Harbin Institute of Technology)

  • What Happens When Games Users Get Mobile? : The Effects of Mobile Accessibility to Usage Duration and Involvement

Bokyung Lee (Gachon University), Seongmin Jeon (Gachon University) 

  • Consumer’s Online Purchase Behavior in Mobile Era

Kay Ryung Koo (Korea University), Tae Kyung Kim (University of Suwon) and Janghyuk Lee (Korea University)

15:50-17:20    ICEC-04: Social Media and User Behavior  …………………………….            S #2

Session Chair: Young Wook Seo (Daejeon University)

  • Social Media Strategy: A New Frontier of SMEs in Malaysia E-commerce Industry

Nor Hasliza Saad (Universiti Sains Malaysia)

  • Social Media User Classification: Based on Social Capital Expectation, Susceptibility, and Compulsion Loop

Jung Lee (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) and Gyu-Won Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

  • Exploring the effect of network structure on team performance in virtual teams: A transactive memory system perspective

Young Wook Seo (Daejeon University), Seong Wook Chae (Hoseo University)


09:20-10:50    ICEC-05: Big Data Analytics …………………………………………………………   S #1

Session Chair: Jinyoung Min (Chosun University)

  • Big Data Analysis of Local Business and Reviews

Ruchi Singh (California State University), Yashaswi Ananth (California State University), Jongwook Woo (California State University)

  • Predicting E-Commerce Sales of Hedonic Information Goods via Artificial Intelligence Imagery Analysis of Thumbnails

Stefan Cremer (University of Cologne), Alice Kyung Ran Ma (University of Cologne)

  • Preventing Infectious Diseases Through the Use of Mobile Data

Sung Hyun Kim (NIA Big Data Center), Joon Ki Choi (KT Big Data Center), Jaeho Lee (KT Big Data Center), Hyun Seok Hwang (Hallym University) and Sangwon Lee (Wonkwang University)

09:20-10:50    ICEC-06: Smart Connected Products and Services  ……………….           S #2

Session Chair: Un-Kon Lee (University of Suwon)

  • 5G will Popularize Virtual and Augmented Reality: KT’s Trials for World’s First 5G Olympics in PyeongChang

Seung-Hwa Jun (KT), Jung-Ho Kim (Korea University)

  • e-Banking System and its Staff User Satisfaction: A Case Study on the Core Banking System at Techcombank in Vietnam

Ming-Hsiung Hsiao (Shu-Te University), Chi Thanh Le (Shu-Te University), Minh Hang Le Thi (University of Da Nang)

  • IoT-based Omni Channel Service for Smart Exhibition and Value of Data

Arum Park (Kyung Hee university), Jae Yoon Han (Kyung Hee university), Kyoung Jun Lee (Kyung Hee university)

14:00-15:30    ICEC-07: Smart Tourism ……………………………………………………….     S #1

Session Chair: Huaxin Wang (Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology)

  • An Impact of Tourism Experience on the Quality of Life: The Roles of Autobiographical Memory and SNS

Hee Chung Chung (Kyung Hee University), Namho Chung (Kyung Hee University), Sung-Byung Yang (Kyung Hee University)

  • Exploring the Effect of Heuristic Factors on the Popularity of “Best Places to Visit” Recommendation in a Chinese Outbound Traveler Community

Lin Li (Kyung Hee University), Sung-Byung Yang (Kyung Hee University)

  • Qualitative Content Analysis in Hospitality and Tourism Online Reviews Research

Sunyoung Hlee (Kyung Hee University), Taekyung Kim (University of Suwon), Chulmo Koo (Kyung Hee University), Namho Chung (Kyung Hee University)

14:00-15:30    ICEC-08: User Reviews and Text Mining …………………………………….   S #2

Session Chair: JinYoung Han (Chung-Ang University)

  • Cross-Cultural Analysis of Yelp reviews on Japanese Restaurants: East vs. West on Vocabulary

Makoto Nakayama (DePaul University), Yun Wan(University of Houston – Victoria) 

  • Intelligent Sales Prediction for Automobile Demand from User Reviews: Text Mining Perspective

Jaewon Choi (Soonchunhyang University), Hong Joo Lee (Catholic University of Korea), Joon Yeon Choeh (Sejong University)

  • Compilation of Tweets Sentiment into SERVQUAL for Tracking Social Perception on Public Service

Hong Joo Lee (Catholic University of Korea), Minsik Lee (Yonsei University), Habin Lee (Brunel University)

15:50-17:20    ICEC-09: Network Analysis and e-Commerce    ………………….           S #1

Session Chair: Kay Ryung Koo (Korea University)

  • Bibliometric and Visualized Analysis of Research on E-Commerce Journals

Yi Cui (Xidian University), Jian Mou (Xidian University), Yanping Liu (Xidian University)

  • The Effects of Photo Decoration Cues on Online Consumers’ Affective Responses

Feng Zhou (University of Suwon)

  • Statutes Retrieval System for R&D Projects based on Vector Space Model

Haemin Jung (Yonsei University), Youna Lee (Yonsei University), Wooju Kim (Yonsei university)

15:50-17:20    ICEC-10: Crowdfunding and Online Collaboration ..…………….   S #2

Session Chair: Jihae Seo (Seoul National University)

  • Identifying and Reducing Individual’s Perceived Risk in Crowdfunding Investment

Huaxin Wang (Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology), Taekyung Kim (University of Suwon)

  • The Anatomy of Facial Expression in Online Crowdfunding Platform: A Machine Learning Approach

Jongho Kim (KAIST College of Businessa), Jiyong Park (KAIST College of Business)

  • Factors That Influences a Consumer’s Willingness to engage in Co-Creation of value

Portia Opoku Boadi (Harbin Institute of Technology), Li Guoxin (Harbin Institute of Technology), Philip Antwi (Harbin Institute of Technology)


ICEC Conference Steering Committee

– Kyoung Jun Lee (Director, ICEC Center; Prof. of Kyung Hee U.)

– Jae Kyu Lee (Founder, ICEC Center & Conference; Prof. of Yonsei U.)

– Byungjoon Yoo (Program Chair of ICEC 2015; Prof. of Seoul National U.)

– Sung-Byung Yang (PC of ICEC 2016, OC of ICEC 2017; Prof. of Kyung Hee U.)

– Norman Sadeh (Conference Chair of ICEC 2003; Prof. of Carnegie Mellon U.)

– Zhangxi Lin (Founder of Chinese Meetings; Prof. of Texas Tech)

– Robert Kauffman (Editor-in-Chief of ECRA, the journal of Electronic Commerce Research & Application; Prof. of Singapore Management U.)

– Yuli Zhang (ICEC 2018 Chiar in China; Prof. of Nankai U.)

– Minqiang Li (ICEC 2020 Chair in China; Prof. of Tianjin U.)