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1. Tentative Conference Program

2. Presentation Information

3. Submission Deadline extended until March 25, 2017

4. Paper Submission

2017 International Conference on Business and Information Call for Papers

Invited Guests


Invited Speaker

Fernando A. F. Ferreira, Professor
ISCTE University Institute of Lisbon & University of Memphis

Invited Guest

Ushio Sumita, Professor
Keio University

2017 International Conference on Business and Information
July 4-6, 2017 || Hiroshima, Japan

About BAI2017

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

Nobutaka Odake
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Conference Organizers

Int'l Business Academics Consortium (iBAC)
Japan Society for Production Management
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:
    March 25, 2017
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:
    14 days after Submission
Upload Final Manuscript Deadline:
    April 25, 2017
Registration Deadline:
    April 25, 2017

BAI History

  • 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-Taiwan
    Rueylin Hsiao, National Chengchi 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
    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 of Korea
    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
    H. Keith Edwards, University of Hawaii - Hilo
    Cesar L Escalante, University of Georgia
    Chin-Yuan Fan, National Applied research Labs
    Karen M. Fernandez, Imus Institute
    Fernando A. F. Ferreira, University Institute of Lisbon
    Evan Gatev, Simon Fraser Univerity
    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
    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
    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
    Gabriela Mogos, Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo
    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
    Ying-Wei Shih, National Changhua University of Education
    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
    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

Call for Papers

The 2017 International Conference on Business and Information (BAI2017) is to be held in Hiroshima, Japan. 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 select 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 Journals.


CMR, ISSN 1813-5498

All full papers accepted in conference may be considered to be published in the Contemporary Management Research (CMR), a refereed, serial publication of BAI conference with ISSN number. The authors may decide to submit or not their manuscripts to CMR. Authors who hope to submit manuscripts to CMR MUST follow the procedure of CMR manuscript submission.


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 CMR. Whereas CMR is published in conjunction with BAI annual conference, IJBI is not associated directly with any conference. The journal articles published in IJBI are completely independent of annual conference participation and presentation.

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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Full papers or abstracts are invited to submit!
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2017

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Conference Registration

Please log in the conference management system to register.
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
All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to the Registration Secretariat ([email protected]). For cancellations postmarked on or before 23:59 (GMT+8), April 25, 2017, 75% of the registration fee will be refunded. For cancellations after 23:59 (GMT+8), April 25, 2017, no fees will be refunded.

Information: Venue, Visa, Travel



International Conference Center Hiroshima
International Conference Center Hiroshima
1-5, Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima City, Japan

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Japan Visa

Every foreign visitor entering Japan must have a valid passport. Visitors from countries without visa exempt agreements with Japan should apply to a Japanese consular office or diplomatic mission in their home country. 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, so you need to begin the procedure as soon as possible. Read carefully the Japanese visa guide provided by the ministry of foreign affairs.

Japanese visa guide


Getting Around in Hiroshima

Hiroshima is the principal city of the Chugoku Region and home to over a million inhabitants. Hiroshima is blessed with beautiful nature, four distinct seasons, a long history and traditional culture. There are also many scenic spots including two World Cultural Heritage Sites, the "A-bomb Dome" and the "Itsukushima Shrine." Each season offers a reason to visit Hiroshima.

Hiroshima Travel Guide