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About BAI-Winter 2019

Responding to permanently evolving information technology and growing challenges and global competition in business and management, International Conference on Business and Information (BAI) is dedicated to provide an international and interdisciplinary platform for researchers, educators, graduate students and industry professionals to share their research achievements and to discuss developing issues in the field of business and information. BAI-Winter 2019 is the best opportunity for delegates to establish business or research relationship and to develop global partnerships for future collaboration.

We invite authors to submit full papers or abstracts that match with the scope and topics of BAI-Winter 2019. Detailed topics of interest are available at “Conference Scope.” Listeners who are interested in business, management, and information are also welcome to join this event.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: October 25, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: 2 weeks after Submission
Early registration deadline: November 1, 2018
Deadline for Submitting Final Manuscript: November 7, 2018
Registration Deadline: November 7, 2018
Conference Dates: January 15-17, 2019

Chair, Local Chair, and Invited Guest


Chair: H. Keith Edwards

Computer Science and Engineering Department
University of Hawaii at Hilo


Dr. H. Keith Edwards is a professor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He obtained his bachelors degree in mathematics and creative writing with a minor in comparative literature from the University of Michigan in 1993 and his master's degree in mathematics and computer science from Eastern Michigan University in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2004 under the guidance of Dr. Michael A. Bauer. During that time, he also served as a research fellowship student at the IBM Centre for Advanced Studies in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Edwards researchs applied areas of software engineering, health informatics, and implementation issues for management information systems. He spends his summers conducting research with Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario where he is a faculty fellow.


Local Chair: Keiichi Yamada

Nakamura Gakuen University


Professor, DBA, Graduate School and Under Graduate School of Business, Marketing and Distribution, The former Head of Graduate School of Business, Marketing and Distribution, Nakamura Gakuen University, Fukuoka, Japan. Director, Japan Association for Management System (JAMS), Branch Head of Kyushu & Okinawa Branch, JAMS, Director, Japan Society for Information and Management (JSIM), Vice Chairman of Awards Committee, JSIM, Branch Head of Kyushu Branch, Japan Society for Management Information (JASMIN), President, Japan Institute of Business Science (JIBS). Major and Research Interest: Corporate/Business Strategy, New Venture, Motivation and Career Development, Social Business, Global Management, Regional Development, and CSR, Legitimacy and Reputation Management.


Invited Guest: George MacLean

Foreign Language Center
University of the Ryukyus


George MacLean is a professor at the University of Ryukyus, in Okinawa Japan. He is also president of the Okinawa chapter of the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT). His fields of interest include second language acquisition, English Education, Curriculum Instruction, and Technology Education.

International Liaisons

  • International Co-chair, Taiwan
    Che-Jen Su, Fu-Jen Catholic University
  • International Co-chair, Japan
    Jinsan Lin, Nagoya Sangyo University
  • International Co-chair, Malaysia
    Beh Loo See, University of Malaya
  • International Co-chair, Israel
    Yacov Kedem, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
  • International Co-chair, Mauritius
    Hemant Kassean, University of Mauritius
  • International Co-chair, Iran
    Iraj Mahdavi, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology
  • International Co-chair, Sri Lanka
    J.A.S.K. Jayakody, University of Colombo
  • International Co-chair, Australia
    Fredy Valenzuela, University of New England
  • International Co-chair, Turkey
    Nihat Kasap, Sabanci University
  • International Co-chair, United States
    David Ang, Auburn University Montgomery

International Committee

  • Motohiro Aihara, Hokkaido University, Japan
    Chiraprapha Tan Akaraborworn, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
    İlker Akgün, Marmara University, Turkey
    Hsiu-Hui Chang, Chungyu Institute of Technology, Taiwan
    Yong-Sheng Chang, Tamkang University, Taiwan
    Sheng-Hung Chen, Nanhua University, Taiwan
    Ta-Cheng Chen, Asia University, Taiwan
    You-Shyang Chen, Hwa Hsia University of Technology, Taiwan
    Shih-Yu Cheng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Hsin Yi, Chi, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
    Byunghun Choi, Kongju National University, Korea
    Chang-Chien Chou, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Laurentiu David, Centennial College, Canada
    Decha Dechawatanapaisal, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
    Elena Druica, University of Bucharest, Romania
    Keith Edwards, University of Hawaii at Hilo, U.S.A
    Wei-Shang Fan, Nanhua University, Taiwan
    Fernando Ferreira, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
    Darryl Kennedy, Forsyth Massey University, New Zealand
    Peter Harris, New York Institute of Technology, U.S.A

  • Gwo-Jiun Horng, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Tsung-Yu Hsieh, Ming Dao University, Taiwan
    Shou-Ren Hu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Ting-Chung Huang, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health, Taiwan
    Sadaya Kubo, Setsunan University, Japan
    Jin-Duan Lai, Jin Wen University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Fang-Ling Lin, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Jun-You Lin, National Open University, Taiwan
    Meng-Lung Lin, Aletheia University, Taiwan
    Chu-Hsiung Lin, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Shang-Chia Liu, Fujen Catholic University, Taiwan
    Olga Makarova, St. Petersburg University, Russia
    Gianmario Motta, University of Pavia, Italy
    Egon Müller, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany
    Lukas Pichl, Interntional Christian University, Japan
    Tsui-Yii Shih, National Taipei University of Business, Taiwan
    Baruch Shimoni, Bar Ilan University, Israel
    Yi-Hsien Wang, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
    Chia-Hung Wei, Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
    Faizal Bin Yahya, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Shu Zhang, Chongqing University, China

Awards and Publication Opportunities

Outstanding Paper Awards

About 5-10% of submissions will be selected and awarded as Distinguished Papers. We will announce the list of award winner in conference program.

Publication Opportunities

Authors are given the option to present their works at the conference either with or without an accompanying full written paper. All abstracts and full papers are anonymously reviewed by peers and will be published in the Conference proceedings (ISSN 1729-9322).

Subject to review, selected authors will be invited to develop longer versions of their papers for the following journal:


The International Journal of Business and Information

Distinguished papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Business and Information (IJBI, print ISSN 1728-8673, e-ISSN 2520-0151 and DOI 10.6702/ijbi ), an official publication of the International Business Academics Consortium (IBAC). IJBI is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary and multifunctional academic research and management practices across business and information technology (IT) or information systems (IS).

IJBI is indexed or abstracted in: ABI/INFORM (ProQuest); Australian Research Council Journal List; Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management, CEPS (Chinese Electronic Periodical Service), EBSCO host Index of Information Systems Journals, TBMC (Chinese Electronic Periodical Service), Taiwan Citation Index, WorldCat and Ulrich's periodicals directory.


Starting from 2004, BAI has served as an international forum for scholars, educators and professionals of business and information disciplines to exchange their ideas and share the latest research achievements.

Conference Scope

Papers and presentations regarding the below topics are of particular interest to the conference. However, these suggested topics of research and writing are not meant to be limitations and the conference program is open to all substantive areas of formal and informal research. Authors may present papers documenting relevant activities, pilot studies, feasibility studies or developmental work.

  • Accounting
  • Big Data
  • Business Administration
  • Business and Information Systems
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Business Research Methods
  • Corporate Finance and Governance
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Data Mining
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Economics
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Enterprise Systems and Industry Solutions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Health Care and Social Welfare Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • ICT Management
  • Information Security and Risk Management
  • Information Technology
  • Information Visualization
  • Innovation Management
  • International Business
  • Internet of Things
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Management Education
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, or Restructuring
  • Mobile Commerce & Services
  • Non-Profit Sector Management
  • Project Management
  • R&D Management
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tourism Management
  • Web Technology and Management
  • Other Related Topics

Submission Guidelines and Templates

    1. Policy

    By submitting a manuscript to BAI-Winter 2019, authors acknowledge that it has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue including journals or conferences.

    2. Language

    Authors MUST prepare their manuscripts in English. Either American or British style is acceptable, but authors should use one consistently throughout.

    3. Manuscript format and templates

    The format of citations and references MUST conform to APA (American Psychological Association) style. For more technical specification regarding citations and references, please refer to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or APA Style Center.

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    4. File format

    Authors are required to submit manuscripts in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

    5. Paper length

    Full paper: within 30 pages, including abstract, keywords, main text, tables/figures, references, and acknowledgement.

    Abstract: within 1 page for regular abstract or 2 pages for an extended abstract.

    6. Abstract and keywords

    Immediately following the names of the author(s), type ABSTRACT in all capitals, centered, 12-point Times New Roman. Include a one-paragraph abstract of approximately 150 to 300 words in 12-point Times New Roman, summarizing the purpose and findings of the research. At the end of the abstract, include a line with 3 to 5 keywords.

    7. Main text and paper size

    All text paragraphs should begin flush left. The text throughout should be in 12-point Times New Roman, single-spaced, and right-justified. Use black for front color.

    The manuscript should be A4 [i.e., 21.0 centimeters (8.27 inches) by 29.69 centimeters (11.69 inches)], and the margins should be set to Word's default: top and bottom 2.54 centimeters (1.00 inches), right and left 3.17 centimeters (1.25 inches). The layout should be one-column portrait.

    8. Tables and figures

    Tables: Tables should be numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2), and each table should have a descriptive title. The table number and title should be typed in bold type, single-spaced, and centered across the top of the table, in 12-point Times New Roman.

    Figures: All figures in the manuscript should be numbered sequentially using Arabic numerals (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2), and each figure should have a descriptive title. The figure number and title should be typed in bold type, single-spaced, and centered across the bottom of the figure, in 12-point Times New Roman.

    9. Page numbers, header, and footer

    Do NOT insert any page number, header, and footer.

    10. Author(s) identifying information

    The author(s), affiliation(s), and corresponding author’s e-mail address should be single-spaced and centered on the lines below the title, in 12-point Times New Roman. Please do not add titles (e.g., Dr., Professor, or Dean) before the author name(s).

    Keep author(s) identifying information in the manuscript (including acknowledgement). We will remove it before your manuscript is sent to anonymous peer review.

    11. Online submission

    Use Conference Management System to submit your manuscript.

Submission Deadline

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Submission Deadline: October 25, 2018. Get ready to submit in...


1. No matter the paper is single authored or multi-authored, if you would like to have the paper published in the conference proceedings, you need to pay registration fee for each paper.
2. If your submission is multi-authored and additional authors would like to attend the conference, each additional author has to register and pay the registration fee separately.
3. Registered authors will receive a copy of conference proceedings in USB format, admission to all conference sessions, coffee breaks, and lunch for 2 days.
4. Cancellation Policy for the Conference
Cancellation Policy: If we receive your written cancellation before 23:59 (GMT+8), November 7, 2018, the registration fees will be refunded, deducted by an administrative fee of US$100. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after 23:59 (GMT+8), November 7, 2018. All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to the Registration Secretariat (

Information: Venue, Visa and About Nagasaki



Nagasaki Brick Hall
2-38 Morimachi, Nagasaki
Nagasaki Prefecture 852-8104, Japan

Tel: +81 95-842-2002


Japan Visa

Please look at the list of the countries that are eligible for the visa exemption agreement with Japan. If your country is included in the list, you usually do not need to apply for an entry visa to Japan.

If your country is not included in the list, you need to obtain a short-term stay visa (“tanki-shouyou visa” in Japanese) from the embassy of Japan in your country.
Read carefully the Japanese visa guide provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Please be informed that it is the embassy of Japan in your country that makes a decision on issuing a visa. Usually, the procedure takes considerably long, it would be recommended that you begin the procedure as early as possible.

About Nagasaki

Nagasaki was the only port in Japan open to international trade between the 17th and 19th centuries. China and the Netherlands were Japan’s exclusive trading partners during these two centuries. You will see reminders of this period in the city’s exotic townscape and numerous former foreign residences. Meanwhile, Nagasaki is a city with a tragic history. In spite of the brief spread of Christianity throughout the city, missionaries and followers were severely suppressed and persecuted. During World War Two, atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The city has been leading the world in calling for peace ever since.

Visit Official Tourism Website for Nagasaki City
for more travel information.