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Data and Business Analytics


Special issue call for papers from Journal of Systems and Information Technology

Submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Guest Editors

Prof. Yukun Bao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China [email protected]
Prof. Jiang Wu, Wuhan University, China [email protected]
A/Prof. Zhongyi Hu, Wuhan University, China [email protected]

Recent advances and continuous innovations in information technology have drastically altered how business is conducted and led to the emergence of many novel business models such as social commerce, mobile commerce, FinTech, cloud computing services, sharing economy, blockchain economy, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and so on. There is also an increased focus, in both academia and industry, on further improving business intelligence and analytics with the help of advanced computing technologies to support decision-making and to enhance the competitive advantage of enterprises. The theme of this special issue highlights the need for and importance of data and business analytics in both traditional and novel e-business models.

In this special issue, we solicit high-quality papers focusing on advanced analytics techniques with their applications in e-business and various emerging business models. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Data driven business
  • Big data and business analytics
  • Data mining and text mining
  • Machine learning and business applications
  • Social network and social commerce
  • Mobile analytics and mobile commerce
  • Data analysis and FinTech
  • Social media analysis and business
  • Online marketing
  • Personalized recommendation
  • User behavior analysis
  • Data driven operations management

Submission Instructions

Selected papers from WHICEB2019 must be significantly extended by at least 50%. The authors should outline their extension in a cover letter during submission.
Authors are required to prepare their manuscripts by following the ‘author guidelines’ available here.

All submissions should be submitted to "Data and Business Analytics" issue (Step 5 of the submission procedure) through the online manuscript submission system.

Relevant papers that are not presented in the conference are also welcome, but the guest editors should be informed in advance.

Review Process

Each paper will be quickly reviewed by the guest editors and, if judged suitable for the journal, will then be sent to at least two independent referees for double-blind peer review.
NOTE: Acceptance of suggested/invited submissions cannot be guaranteed.

Important Dates

Deadline for manuscript submission: October 31, 2019
First round notification of review outcome: within 2 months after submission
Deadline for submission of revised versions: January 31, 2020
Final notification of acceptance: within 1 month after submission of revised versions
Expected date of publication: early 2020

We look forward to receiving your submissions.
In case of any questions please contact Managing Guest Editor- Zhongyi Hu ([email protected]) or Editorial Assistant- Hussain Al Jaroodi ([email protected]).