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2018 International Conference on Business and Information
July 6-8, 2018 || Seoul, Korea

About BAI2018

Conference Chair

Wenchang Fang
National Taipei University, Taiwan

Conference Co-Chairs

Wachara Chantatub
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
H. Keith Edwards
University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA
Ushio Sumita
Keio University, Japan

Conference Local Chair

Namjae Cho
Hanyang University, Korea

Invited Guests

Gyung-Min Kim
Ewha University, Korea
Myung-Ang Choi
Chung-Ang University, Korea
Yanki Hartijasti
Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
Kanes Rajah
Centre for Executive and Professional Development London, UK

Conference Organizers

Int'l Business Academics Consortium (iBAC)
Korea Data Strategy Society (KDSS)

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:
    April 15, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:
    14 days after Submission
Upload Final Manuscript Deadline:
    April 30, 2018
Registration Deadline:
    April 30, 2018

Local Chair and Invited Guests

Local Chair

Local Conference Chair: Namjae Cho

Hanyang University, Korea


Dr. Namjae Cho is the professor of MIS at the School of Business of Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. He received his doctoral degree in MIS from Boston University, U.S.A., master degree in Management He received his doctoral degree in MIS from Boston University, U.S.A., master degree in Management. He has published research papers in journals including Industrial Management and Data Systems, Computers and Industry, International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain, Journal of Data and Knowledge Engineering, Journal of IT Applications and Management, Asian Journal of Information and Communication. He also published several books including Supply Network Coordination in the Dynamic and Intelligent Environment (IGI Global), Innovations in Organizational Coordination Using Smart Mobile Technology (2013, Springer), Technology Planning and Road Mapping (Sigma Press, 2014). He consulted Korean government organizations and several multinational companies. His research interest includes technology planning and innovation, analysis of IT impacts, strategic alignment and IT governance, e-business strategy, knowledge management and industrial ICT policy. He served as the president of Korea Database Society and the president of Korea MIS Society. He is the Chairman of International ITAM Society and ITAM International Conferences. He is the Chief of Editors of the Asian Journal of Information and Communication and Asian regional editor of the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management.


Invited Guest: Fernando A. F. Ferreira

University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal


Fernando A. F. Ferreira is Vice-Dean for financial affairs at the ISCTE Business School of the University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal) & Adjunct Research Professor at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics of the University of Memphis (TN, USA). Previously, he was Visiting Scholar at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (CHIH, Mexico), University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Central College of Commerce (Scotland). He holds a PhD in Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management from the University of Algarve (Portugal). In 2009, he was granted a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation fellowship for Post-Doctoral studies at the University of Memphis (TN, USA). He is Associate Editor of the Global Business and Economics Review & Editorial Board Member of several international research journals. He has authored books, book chapters, peer-reviewed papers and made many conference presentations. Some of his works are published in high quality international journals, such as: Journal of the Operational Research Society, Management Decision, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Service Business, and International Journal of Strategic Property Management. He has practical experience as group facilitator and his research interests include multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA), strategic decision making, and integrated systems for performance measurement and risk analysis in finance, insurance, banking & real estate.


Invited Guest: Yanki Hartijasti

Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia


Yanki Hartijasti is Assistant Professor of Management at Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia. She earned MBA degree from University of the Philippines and obtained Master of Science and Doctor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Universitas Indonesia. After gaining fifteen years of professional experiences in various industries, she then decided to take the plunge into the academic world since 2001. Her publications appear in Polish Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management and Marketing Review, Makara Human Behavior Studies in Asia, South East Asian Journal of Management, International Journal Cyber Society and Education, Journal of Information Technology Applications and Management, Asian Journal of Information and Communications. Her research focuses on leadership and cultural values, cyber behavior among multi-generational workforce, and social media in the creative tourism.


Invited Guest: Kanes Rajah

Centre for Executive and Professional Development London, UK


Professor Rajah is the Executive Director of the Center for Executive and Professional Development, CEPD London. He was until recently Dean of Business Schools in the UK and South Africa. Prof Rajah is a Chartered Manager and an eclectic scholar. His qualifications in Chemistry (BSc.), Chemical Engineering (MSc.) and Technology Transfer (Ph. D) has enabled him to generate more than two hundred publications; edited books, book chapters; peer reviewed and invited papers in scientific publications and professional journals, proceedings and a management, entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity as well as in food science and technology, agribusiness and agri-technology. He is also on the editorial boards of three journals. Professor Rajah is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK. Currently he is an Executive Council Member of the Institute of Productivity and Management, India and he holds Adjunct Professor positions at Hanyang University in South. Korea, FHM University in Germany and at the Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA where he teaches on the unique ‘Global Village for Future Leaders Programme’. He has held Senior Executive positions with major blue chip organisations e.g. the multi- national Kraft Inc. (Scientist, Europe), HJ Heinz, Dairy Crest (European Marketing Manager) and Ernest George Limited (Commodity Trading Manager). He is a regular keynote speaker in international conferences and a first-choice event speaker and has been interviewed by the international press, radio and TV.

BAI History

  • BAI 2017
    Hiroshima, Japan
  • BAI 2016
    Nagoya, Japan
  • BAI 2015
  • BAI 2014
    Osaka, Japan
  • BAI 2012
    Sapporo, Japan
  • BAI 2010
    Kitakyushu, Japan
  • BAI 2008
    Seoul, Korea
  • BAI 2006
  • BAI 2004
    Taipei, Taiwan

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

  • Hussein Moselhy Ahmed, Sadat Academy for Management Science
    Ibrahim Zeki Akyurt, Istanbul University
    David Ang, Auburn University Montgomery
    Mehdi Asgarkhani, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
    Anupong Avirutha, Sripatum University
    Chien-Lung Chan, Yuan Ze University
    Sai-Keong Chan, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur
    Hsiu-Hui Chang, Chungyu Institute of Technology
    Jung-Hua Chang, National Sun Yat-sen University
    Shu-Chen Chang, National Formosa University
    Su-Ching Chang, Takming University of Science and Technology
    Tsair-Yuan Chang, Ming Chuan University
    Yi-Hsing Chang, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Yong-Sheng Chang, Tamkang University
    Yu-Shing Chang, MingDao University
    Aree Cheamuangphan, Maejo University
    Chia-Yi Chen, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
    Chun-I Chen, I-Shou University
    Jong-Rong Chen, National Central University
    Li-Ju Chen, Far East University
    Sheng-Hung Chen, Nanhua University
    Shih-Chih Chen, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Ssu-Han Chen, Ming Chi University of Technology
    Szu-Wei Chen, I-Shou University
    Ta-Cheng Chen, Asia University
    Yan-Chun Chen, Tungnan University
    Yu-Lun Chen, Chung Yuan Christian University
    Yu-Shan Chen, National Taipei University
    Shu-Ling Cheng, Far East University
    Hsin Yi Chi, National Chung Hsing University
    Yi-Chein Chiang, Feng Chia University
    Lihsien Chien, National Chung Hsing University
    Hsien-Kuei Chiu, Jinwen University of Science and Technology
    Byunghun Choi, Kongju National University
    Chang-Chien Chou, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology
    Sheng-Te Chou, Chinese Culture University
    Ying-Chyi Chou, Tunghai University
    Shu-Hui Chuang, Asia University
    Wen-Bin Chuang, National Chi-Nan University
    Maciej Czaplewski, University of Szczecin
    Laurentiu David, Centennial College
    H. Keith Edwards, University of Hawaii - Hilo
    Cesar L Escalante, University of Georgia
    Chin-Yuan Fan, National Applied research Labs
    Wei-Shang Fan, Nanhua University
    Karen M. Fernandez, Imus Institute
    Fernando A. F. Ferreira, University Institute of Lisbon
    Darryl Kennedy Forsyth, Massey University
    Evan Gatev, Simon Fraser University
    Belen Gill-de-Albornoz, Universitat Jaume I
    Gwo-Jiun Horng, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Wann Jyi Horng, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
    Avus Hou, Oriental Institute of Technology
    Ju-Ling Hsiao, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
    I-Chieh Hsu, National Changhua University of Education
    Shou-Ren Hu, National Cheng Kung University
    Chih-Peng Huang, University of Taipei
    Chi-Jui Huang, JinWen University of Science and Technology
    Min-Ping Huang, Yuan Ze University
    Rong Hwa Huang, Fu-Jen Catholic University
    Shu-Chin Huang, Ming Chuan University
    Ting-Chung Huang, Ching-Kuo Institute of Management and Health
    Chien Wen Hung, Chia-Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
    Yu-Chung Hung, National Chung Cheng University
    Alma Delia Inda, Universidad Autonoma De Baja California
    Rong L Jeng, I-Shou University
    Ron Johnson, Consultant, Higher Education
    Sami Kajalo, Aalto University
    Gábor Kiss, Óbuda University
    Sadaya Kubo, Setsunan University
    Wen-Hung Kuo, National Formosa University
    Jin-Duan Lai, Jin Wen University of Science and Technology
    Chi-Guhn Lee, University of Toronto
    Jung Wan Lee, Boston University
    Yao-Kuei Lee, Tajen University
  • Shih-Jen Liao, Shu-Te University
    Yingying Liao, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
    Chao-Lung Lien, Dhurakij Pundit University
    Chang-Yang Lin, Eastern Kentucky University
    Cheng-Shih Lin, National Quemoy University
    Chia-Chen Lin, Providence University
    Fang-Ling Lin, Lunghaw University of Science and Technology
    Jun-You Lin, National Open University
    Kuo-Ping Lin, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology
    Meng-Lung Lin, Aletheia University
    Nan-Hong Lin, Tatung University
    Rong-Ho Lin, National Taipei University of Technology
    Ruey-Fa Lin, Feng Chia Uiversity
    Weir-Sen Lin, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
    Ya-Hui Lin, Asia-Pacific Institute of Creativity
    Cheng-Hsiang Liu, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
    Chen-Hao Liu, Kai-Nan University
    Jen-Chang Liu, Takming University of Science and Technology
    Matthew Liu, University of Macau
    Pin-Yang Liu, National Sun Yat-sen University
    Wan Yu Liu, National Chung Hsing University
    Mark Kam Loon Loo, Concordia University of Edmonton
    Hsueh-Yi Lu, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
    Wei-Ming Ma, Cheng Shiu University
    Olga Makarova, St.Petersburg University
    Gabriela Mogos, Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo
    Gianmario Motta, University of Pavia
    Symphorien Ntibagirirwa, International Leadership University
    Hidenobu Okuda, Hitotsubashi University
    Yen-Ching Ouyang, National Pingtung University
    Fan-Yun Pai, National Changhua University of Education
    Elena Popovici, Escuela Superior Politechnica de Chimborazo
    Muhammad Jameel Qazi, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Ram Roy, Eastern Institute of Technology
    Michael Segalla, HEC Paris
    Rommel Pilapil Sergio, Canadian University of Dubai
    Junaid M. Shaikh, Curtin University
    Tsui-Yii Shih, National Taipei University of Business
    Ying-Wei Shih, National Changhua University of Education
    Baruch Shimoni, Bar-Ilan University
    Ebrahim Soltani, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
    Jung-Bin Su, China University of Science and Technology
    Khewika Sukiam, Kasetsart University
    Pi-Chuan Sun, Tatung University
    Veena Tewari, Majan College, University College
    Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia
    Cheng Dao Tsai, National Chi-Nan University
    Chi-Tung Tsai, National Changhua University of Education
    Hui-Huang Tsai, National United University
    Kuo-Yu Tsai, Hwa Hsia University of Technology
    Mung Ling Voon, Swinburne University of Technology
    Chien-Chih Wang, Ming Chi University of Technology
    Nan Yu Wang, Ta Hwa University of Science and Technology
    Shu-Ching Wang, Chaoyang University of Technology
    Yi-Hsien Wang, Chinese Culture University
    Chia-Hung Wei, Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology
    Yean-Fu Wen, National Taipei University
    Yin-Che Weng, Harbin Institute of Technology
    Eugene Wong, Hang Seng Management College
    Raymond Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Kumutinee Jaroenrat Worasuwan, Burapha University
    Kuang-Wen Wu, Feng Chia University
    Shih-Wei Wu, National Taipei University of Technology
    Tai-Hsi Wu, National Taipei University
    Wen-Yen Wu, I-Shou University
    Faizal Bin Yahya, National University of Singapore
    Keiichi Yamada, Nakamura Gakuen University
    Fan Yang, University of Saskatchewan
    Jinn-Yi Yeh, National Chiayi University
    Tsu-Ming Yeh, Da-Yeh University
    Xiangbin Yu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Zhongfu Yu, North China Electric Power University
    Lin Zhao, Purdue University Calumet
    Zulganef Zulganef, Widyatama University

Call for Papers

The 2018 International Conference on Business and Information (BAI2018) is to be held in Seoul, Korea. Scholars are encouraged to submit papers or abstracts on any aspect of Business and Information including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Business Research Methods
  • Economics
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial and Banking
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resource
  • Information System and Technology
  • International Business
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Management Education
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managerial Consultation
  • Marketing
  • Operational Management
  • Non-Profit Sector Management
  • Research and Development
  • Social Issues in Management
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Web Technology and Management
  • Other Related Topics

Awards and Publication Opportunities

Outstanding Paper Awards

About five to ten percent (5-10%) of accepted papers will be selected as Outstanding Papers. The Outstanding Papers list will be announced in conference program.

Publication Opportunities

All registered manuscripts will be published in the Proceedings of International Conference on Business and Information. Competitive papers will be recommended to the following Journal.


IJBI, ISSN 1728-8673

Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Business and Information (IJBI). IJBI applies a much more rigorous and lengthy review process, and it is more selective in the articles it publishes than does in the conference.

Online Submission

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Full papers or abstracts on all fields of business and information are invited to submit. Full paper should be no longer than 30 pages. Abstract should be around 1-2 pages with at least 3 keywords. Please follow the conference manuscript format to prepare your manuscripts.
To submit your manuscripts, please follow the following steps:
1. Apply for an account with Account ID and Password.
To apply for an account. Please click "New Account" and fill in all the necessary information to get your personal "Account" and "Password". Please note that "Account" must be in a valid email format.
2. Submit abstracts or full papers.
Following the creation of the account, the contributor can log in the Conference Management System (CMS).

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Conference Registration

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Conference Management System

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. In case the paper is multi-authored and more than one author would like to attend the conference, each attendee needs to make registration and pays the registration fee.
3. The conference registration fee covers admission to all conference sessions, one conference program booklet, one conference proceedings in USB Flash Drive format, lunches, and coffee breaks.
4. Unpaid manuscripts will be treated as withdrawn.
5. Cancellation Policy for the Conference
If the organizer cancels this event due to unpredictable disasters, unforeseen circumstances, and wars, you will receive a credit refund for 80% of the registration fee paid. Or you may use full credit for another conference organized by us within one year.

Information: Venue, Visa, Travel



COEX Convention Center
COEX Convention Center
513, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu
Seoul 06164, Republic of Korea


Directions & Map


Korea Visa

Please look at the list of the countries that have the visa exemption agreement with Korea. If your country is included in the list, you usually do not need to apply for an entry visa to Korea. If your country is not included in the list, you need to obtain a short-term stay visa from the embassy of Korea in your country. Read carefully the Korea visa guide provided by the ministry of foreign affairs. Please be informed that it is the embassy of Korea in your country that makes a decision on issuing a visa. Usually the procedure takes considerably long, so you need to begin the procedure as soon as possible.

The list of the countries
Korea visa guide


Getting Around in Seoul

Seoul, the center of Korea, offers everything to delight its visitors. From cutting edge technology and trend-setting culture to remarkable history and traditions, from shopping centers to beautiful nature, Seoul’s attractions colorfully come together to engage all five senses. Seoul is an ancient city where history and traditions live on, and meet the modern in unusual scenery. The city abounds with superb destinations that offer novel experiences as well as leisure.

Seoul Travel Guide