Advisory Committee
Program Committee
Final Program


Beijing Institute of Technology






Panel 1: Comparison of e-business research between China and USA

Panel Moderator:

Dr. Zhangxi Lin, Texas Tech University, USA & Southwestern
University of Finance and Economics (ZHANGXI.LIN@ttu.edu)

Dr. Zhangxi Lin received the first master degree in computer applications from Tsinghua University in 1982, the second master degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996, and Ph.D. degree in information systems in 1999 from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of IEEE, INFORMS and AIS for many years. Before 1997 he used to be the Deputy Director and principal engineer of Fujian Economics Information Center, Deputy Director of Fujian Economic Information Office, and a board member of Fujian Committee of Computer and Integrated Circuit, when he was working at China.  He is currently a tenured professor at the Rawls College of Business Administration, and the director of Center for Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence, at Texas Tech University. In 2007 he was appointed as the honorary dean for the School of Economic Information Engineering, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, and in 2008 appointed as the Director of Sichuan Key Lab of Financial Intelligence and Financial Engineering. He has also been a guest researcher at CERNET Network Research Center, Tsinghua University since 1998, an adjunct professor for Tongji University since 2001, and Director of Research Center for the Next-generation Internet, Fujian University of Technology, since 2004.

Panelists (Alphabetical Order):

Dr. Dahui Li, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA (dli@d.umn.edu)

Dahui Li

Dahui Li is a Professor of MIS and Chair of Department of Finance and MIS at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He received his Ph.D. in MIS from Texas Tech University, M.E .and B.E. from Tianjin University. His current research focuses on business-to-consumer relationships, online communities, and the diffusion of innovation, with particular interests in business and information technology practices in China. He has had papers published in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and elsewhere.

Dr. Minqiang Li, Tianjin University, China (mqli@tju.edu.cn)

Minqiang Li is currently a professor in the Department of Information
Management and Management Science, College of Management and Economics,
Tianjin University, China. He has published over 50 papers in English
journals and conferences, such as the European Journal of Operational
Research, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, Knowledge-Based
Systems, Information Sciences, Expert Systems and Applications, Soft
Computing, Applied Soft Computing, Neural Computing & Applications,
Computational Optimization and Applications, Journal of Heuristics,Computer
and Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Project Management,
Sciences in China (Series E/F), etc. He serves on the editorial board for
the Chinese Journal of Management Sciences. He is a member of the Chinese
Association for Information Systems and the member of the Systems
Engineering Society of China respectively. His current research interests
cover the information management and electronic business, the data mining
and business intelligence, the evolutionary computation and its various

Dr. Kai-Lung Hui from HK University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Kai-Lung Hui is an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics, and Operations Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include information privacy and security, the impact of the media on consumer behavior, and social interaction. His research has been published in scholarly journals including American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of MIS, among others. He currently serves as the Co-Editor in chief of Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA) and an Associate Editor for Information Systems Research (ISR). Dr. Hui had provided consulting services to Ministry of Law, Singapore, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), WKK Distributions Ltd., and Intellectual Property Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He had also presented as an invited expert speaker in the WIPO/OECD Expert meeting on Counterfeiting and Piracy, which was held in Geneva in 2005.

Dr. Qiang Ye, Harbin Institute of Technology, China (YeQiang@hit.edu.cn)

Dr. Qiang Ye is professor of Information Systems and Associate Dean of research in School of Management at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China. He received his PhD degree in MIS from HIT in 2003. He had worked in the Mccombs School of Business in University of Texas at Austin (2006-2007) and School of Hotel & Tourism Management in Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2007-2009, 2010-2011) as post doctoral fellow, visiting scholar and research fellow. Prof. Ye is associate editor of Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and and area editor of Electronic Commerce Research. He also severs as ad hoc reviewers for journals include Journal of MIS, Journal of AIS, DSS, Tourism Management and International Journal of Hospitality Management et al. His research interests include electronic commerce, social media and e-tourism et al. Prof. Ye had published more than thirty papers on journals including ”Production Operations Management” “International Journal of Hospitality Management” and “Decision Support Systems”, et al. One of his papers received the best paper award in PACIS 2008.


Panel 2: Social Computing in E-Business: Research and Practice

Panel Moderator:

Dr. John Zhang, University of Connecticut, USA

Panelists (Alphabetical Order):

Dr. Hsing Kenny Cheng, University of Florida (kenny.cheng@warrington.ufl.edu)

Hsing Kenneth Cheng received his Ph.D. in computers and information systems from William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Rochester in 1992. He is Frank L. Weyenberg Professor of Information Systems and chair at the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management of Warrington College of Business Administration, The University of Florida. Prior to joining UF, he served on the faculty at The College of William and Mary from 1992 to 1998. His research interests focus on analyzing the impact of Internet technology on software development and marketing, and information systems policy issues, in particular, the national debate on network neutrality. Dr. Cheng has co-edited several special issues in various information systems journals. He has served on the program committee of many information systems conferences and workshops. He is a program co-chair for the 2003 Workshop on E-Business, and conference co-chair for the 2012 Workshop on E-Business

Dr. Hongyan Liu, Tsinghua University, China (liuhy@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn)

Dr. Hongyan Liu is a professor in the Management Science and Engineering Department, Tsinghua University, China. She received her PhD in Management Science from Tsinghua University. Her research interests include Business Intelligence, data mining, text and web mining, Database and Social Computing. Dr. Liu is member of ACM, IEEE, SIAM and AIS and has published many papers in top journals such as INFORMS Journal on Computing, ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Information Sciences, and in many top international conferences such as VLDB, IEEE ICDE, ACM SIGKDD, IEEE ICDM, SIAM on Data Mining (SDM) and ACM CIKM. She has won several best paper awards in international conferences such as SDM.

Dr. Michael Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong
Kong (zhang@ust.hk)

Michael Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He teaches courses in e-commerce and entrepreneurship. His research interests are on issues related to creation, dissemination and processing of information in business and management contexts. His works study pricing of information goods, online word-of-mouth, online advertising, incentives of creation in open content projects, and use of information in financial markets. His research has appeared in the American Economic Review, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Management Information Systems, and other academic journals. Before joining the academia, he worked as a consultant for an investment bank, and as an international marketing manager for a high-tech company. He holds a US patent, and started a social networking company. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Information Systems Research and is also on the editorial boards of Production and Operations Management and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications. He holds a PhD in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management, an MSc in Management, a BE in Computer Science and a BA in English from Tsinghua University.

Dr. Wei Zhang, Tianjin University, China (weiz@tju.edu.cn)

Wei Zhang is professor in the College of Management and Economics (CoME) at Tianjin University, China. He is also the Dean of CoME, as well as the Director of China Center for Social Computing at Tianjin University, a Center of Excellence supported by both China Ministry of Education and Tianjin Municipal Government. Prior to his current position, he served at the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) as the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Management Sciences from 2005 to 2011. Dr. Zhang once worked as a Research Associate, at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and as a Visiting Professor at Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Zhang conducts research in asset pricing and risk management, agent-based computational finance, and entrepreneurial & MSE financing, focusing on the intersection of finance, complex systems, and social computing. His current research interests include agent-based approach to analyze dynamics of complex financial markets. Dr. Zhang has authored over fifty publications appeared in the refereed journals, both international and domestic. He is also the co-editor of several book/textbooks, including Agent-based Computational Finance: An Alternative Way to Understand Financial Markets, the first book in this field published in China. Dr. Zhang serves on several editorial boards of international and domestic journals, such as Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Service Science, and Management Review in China. He is currently the Managing Editor of Journal of Management Sciences in China, top Chinese journal in management study. He serves as Vice President for China Academy of Management, and for China Society of Systems Engineering. He also sets on the Steering Committee of Management Sciences, NSFC. Other than his academic work, Dr. Zhang is also active in business consulting in his fields.


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