Outstanding Paper Award

Research Stream

The Bled eCommerce Conference has featured research papers since its inception in 1988. A fully refereed Research Stream was established in 1995, running four parallel streams of about 50 papers each year, with an acceptance rate generally around 50%.

Since 1999, the Research Stream has included an Outstanding Paper Award.

Since 1999, an Award has been made each year for the contribution selected by the Award Committee as the Outstanding Paper.

The Award Committee changes each year, and comprises:

  • the Research Stream Chair for that year – Christian Kittl, evolaris, Austria
  • the Research Stream Co-Chair – Pascal Ravesteijn, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands
  • the Conference Chair – Andreja Pucihar, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor in Slovenia
  • the Committee Chair – Roger Clarke, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd. & The Australian National University, Australia
  • the Committee Deputy Chair – Roger Bons, Professor, FOM University of Applied Sciences, Germany

From 1995 to 2004, a strategic partnership existed with the International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC), and resulted in the publication of 40 papers in a series of ten Special Sections of that journal.

Commencing in 2006, a strategic partnership has been entered into with the leading journal Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business. Each year, authors of selected papers are invited to submit enhanced versions for consideration for a Special Section in Electronic Markets. Papers from 2011 and 2012 are published in Volume 23, Issue 4.

Selection Criteria

The selection of a single paper is challenging, because of the great diversity of subject-matter, research approach, and evaluator perspective. This section outlines the Criteria that the Committee uses.
The starting-point is that this is the Research Stream of the world’s longest-running international eCommerce Conference. Its participants are the intellectual leaders of academe, industry and government.
To be considered for the Outstanding Paper Award, a paper needs to exhibit the following features:

  • Academic Quality / Rigour
  • Contribution to EC Understanding / Relevance
  • Presentation Quality / Accessibility
  • Contribution to EC Advancement / Ambition

The expectation is that researchers who are submitting papers in future years will be able to go back to the previous winners and infer from them what ‘very good’ means in the context of the Bled community.

The Award is evidenced by a plaque presented to the author(s).

The Outstanding Paper Award Winners

29TH CONFERENCE (2015) – CHAIR JOHAN VERSENDAAL, HU UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES UTRECHT AND OPEN UNIVERSITY OF THE NETHERLANDS, THE NETHERLANDS

“Privacy Awareness in Mobile Business: How Mobile OS and Apps Support Transparency in the Use of Personal Data”
Mattis Hartwig, Olaf Reinhold, Rainer Alt University of Leipzig, Germany
Available in PDF

*”An Empirical Assessment of Researcher Perspectives”
Roger Clarke, Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, Australia
Available in PDF

*In the determination of the Outstanding paper award the committee follows, next to addressing criteria of Rigour, Relevance, Accessibility and Ambition, the rule that no paper can qualify in which one of the committee members is a co-author. However, the research chair of this year’s conference has in agreement with the research co-chair and two other members of the outstanding paper committee (program committee chair and deputy Outstanding paper award chair), honoured the submission of one of their fellow committee members as an outstanding contribution to this conference, and to what we believe, the rest of the IS research community. The outstanding paper award committee agreed that the paper of Roger Clarke entitled “An Empirical Assessment of Researcher Perspectives” considering a researcher’s perspective in IS research has strong arguments, is methodologically well underpinned and should have an enormous impact on IS research.

28TH CONFERENCE (2014) – CHAIR ROGER W.H BONS, BONS ACADEMIC SERVICES, THE NETHERLANDS

“Design Lessons from an RCT to Test Efficacy of a Hybrid eHealth Solution for Work Site Health”
Luuk P.A. Simons [1], David van Bodegom [2], Adrie Dumaij [3], Catholijn M. Jonker [4]
1, 2, 4 – Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
3 – Leyden Academy of Vitality and Aging, LUMC, Netherlands
Available in PDF

27TH CONFERENCE (2014) – CHAIR CHRISTER CARLSSON, IAMSR/ÅBO AKADEMI, FINLAND

“Enriching Everyday Experience with a Digital Service: Case Study in Rural Retail Store”
Mari ERVASTI [1], Minna ISOMURSU [2], Satu-Marja MÄKELÄ [3]
1, 2, 3 – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Available in PDF


26TH CONFERENCE (2013) – CHAIR DIANNE LUX WIGAND, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, USA

“Hot Stock or Not? A Qualitative Multi-Attribute Model to Detect Financial Market Manipulation”
Irina ALIĆ [1], Michael SIERING [2], Marko BOHANEC [3]
1 – Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany
2 – Goethe University
Frankfurt, Germany
3 – Institute “Jožef Stefan”, Slovenia
Available in PDF


25TH CONFERENCE (2012) – CHAIR URLIKE LECHNER, UNIVERSITÄT DER DUNDESWEHR
MÜCHEN, GERMANY

Information Security Governance: Investigating Diversity in Critical Infrastructure Organization
Janine HOLGATE
[1], Susan P. WILLIAMS [2], Catherine HARDY [3]
1 – Wipro Technologies, Australia
2 – University of Koblezn-Landau, Germany
3 – University of Sydney, Australia
Available in PDF

University-Industry Collaboration in IS Research: An Investigation of Successful Collaboration Models
Petra SCHUBERT
[1],Niels BJORN-ANDERSON [2]
1 – University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
2 – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Available in PDF


24TH CONFERENCE (2011) – CHAIR NILMINI WICKRAMASINGHE, RMIT UNIVERSITY,
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Novice-based Data Collection Methods for the Study of IOIS: Practice Probes and Learning Communities
Kai REIMERS
[1], Robert B. JOHNSTON [2], Xunhua GUO [3], Stefan KLEIN [4], Bin XIE [3] and Mingzhi LI [3]
1 – RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2 – University College Dublin, Ireland
3 – Tsinghua University, P.R. China
4 – University of Münster, Germany
Available in PDF

23RD CONFERENCE (2010) – CHAIR HANS-DIETER ZIMMERMANN, FHS ST GALLEN, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, SWITZERLAND

Tweet Inside: Microblogging in a Corporate Context
Kai REIMERS
[1] and Alexander RICHTER [2]
1 – University of Sydney, Australia
2 – Bundeswehr University, Munich, Germany
Available in PDF

22ND CONFERENCE (2009) – CHAIR PAULA M.C. SWATMAN, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA

Seeing a Patient’s Eyes: System Trust in Telemedicine
Janis GOGAN, Monica GARFIELD, and Ryan BAXTER
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Available in PDF

21ST CONFERENCE (2008) – CHAIR FELIX HAMPE, UNIVERSITY OF KOBLENZ-LANDAU, GERMANY

Multi-Level Analysis of Complex IS Change: A Case Study of eCustoms
Boriana RUKANOVA (1), Eveline VAN STIJN (2), Helle ZINNER HENRIKSEN (2), Ziv BAIDA (3), Yao-Hua TAN(1)
1 – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, The Netherlands, 2 – Copenhagen Business School, Center of Applied ICT, Denmark, 3 – IBM Nederland, The Netherlands
Available in PDF

20TH CONFERENCE (2007) – CHAIR M. LYNNE MARKUS, BENTLEY COLLEGE, MASS.

Rethinking EU Trade Procedures: The Beer Living Lab
Ziv BAIDA, Boriana RUKANOVA, Jianwei LIU, Yao-Hua TAN
Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Available in PDF from the first-named author’s web-site

19TH CONFERENCE (2006) – CHAIR PIRKKO WALDEN, ABO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY, FINLAND

Mobile Service Bundles: The Example of Navigation Services
Timber HAAKER (1), Henny DE VOS (1), Harry BOUWMAN (2)

1 – Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands; 2 – Delft Uni. of Technology, The Netherlands
Revised version published in Electronic Markets 17, 1 (January-March 2007) 20 – 28, as Harry Bouwman, Timber Haaker & Henny de Vos Mobile Service Bundles: The Example of Navigation Services
Available in PDF from the third-named author’s web-site

18TH CONFERENCE (2005) – CHAIR DOUG VOGEL, CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Internet Users’ Privacy Concerns and Attitudes towards Government Surveillance: An Exploratory Study of Cross-Cultural Differences between Italy and the United States
Tamara DINEV (1), Massimo BELLOTTO (2), Paul HART (1), Christian COLAUTTI (3), Vincenzo RUSSO (3) & Ilaria SERRA (1)

1 – Florida Atlantic University, U.S.A.; 2 – University of Verona, Italy; 3 – University IULM, Milano, Italy
Available in PDF

17TH CONFERENCE (2004) – CHAIR YAO-HUA TAN, FREE UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

The Influence of Product Type on Online Trust
Khaled HASSANEIN & Milena HEAD

DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada
Revised version published in Int’l J. Electronic Commerce 10, 2 (Winter 2005) as Khaled Hassanein and Milena Head ‘The Impact of Infusing Social Presence in the Web Interface: An Investigation Across Product Type’
Also available in PDF from the McMaster eBusiness Research Centre (MeRC)

16TH CONFERENCE (2003) – CHAIR ROLF T. WIGAND, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK

User Representation in eCommerce and Collaboration Applications
Michael KOCH and Kathrin MÖSLEIN

Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany
Revised version published in Int’l J. Electronic Commerce 9, 3 (Spring 2005) as Koch M. & Möslein K.M ‘Identities Management for E-Commerce and Collaboration Applications’
Also available in PDF from the first-named author’s web-site

15TH CONFERENCE (2002) – CHAIR CLAUDIA LOEBBECKE, UNIVERSITY OF KÖLN

Intranet Boundaries: Social Actors and Systems Integration
Roberta LAMB
Uni. of Hawaii, U.S.A.
Available in PDF
Revised version published in Int’l J. Electronic Commerce 7, 4 (Summer 2003) as Lamb R. ‘Intranet Boundaries as Guidelines for Systems Integration’

14TH CONFERENCE (2001) – CHAIR BOB O’KEEFE, BRUNEL UNIVERSITY, LONDON

ING Group: Coordinating Channels
Tonja van DIEPEN

Delft Uni. of Technology, The Netherlands

13TH CONFERENCE (2000) – CHAIR STEFAN KLEIN, UNIVERSITY OF MÜNSTER, GERMANY

Understanding the Adoption of ECR: A Broader Perspective
Sherah KURNIA
& Robert B. JOHNSTON
Monash Uni., Melbourne & Uni. of Melbourne, Australia
Available in PDF
Revised version published in J. Strat. Infor. Syst. 9, 4 (December 2000) 295-319 as Kurnia S. & Johnston R.B. ‘The need for a processual view of inter-organizational systems adoption’

12TH CONFERENCE (1999) – CHAIR STEFAN KLEIN, UNIVERSITY OF MÜNSTER, GERMANY

Mobile Agents on Electronic Markets: Opportunities, Risks and Agent Protectioní
Torsten MANDRY, Głnther PERNUL & Alexander W. RÖHM
Uni. of Essen, Germany
Available in hard-copy
Revised version published in Int’l J. Electronic Commerce 5, 2 (Winter 2000-2001), as Mandry T., Pernul G. & Röhm A.W. ‘Mobile Agents in Electronic Markets: Opportunities, Risks, Agent Protection’

 

Prior Conferences Research Stream

For each conference, the name and affiliation is provided of the distinguished individuals who have chaired the Research Stream.

The Conference Chair from 2009 on is Andreja Pucihar, University of Maribor, Slovenia.

28TH CONFERENCE (2015) – CHAIR: CHAIR: ROGER W.H BONS, BONS ACADEMIC SERVICES, THE NETHERLANDS
27TH CONFERENCE (2014) – CHAIR: CHAIR: CHRISTER CARLSSON, IAMSR/ÅBO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY, FINLAND
26TH CONFERENCE (2013) – CHAIR: DIANNE LUX WIGAND, ASSOC. PROF. AND MASTER OF PUB. ADM. PROGRAM COORD., UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK, UNITED STATES
25TH CONFERENCE (2012) – CHAIR: ULRIKE LECHNER, UNIVERSITÄT DER BUNDESWEHR MÜNCHEN, GERMANY
24TH CONFERNCE (2011) – CHAIR NILMINI WICKRAMASINGHE, RMIT
UNIVERSITY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
23RD CONFERENCE (2010) – CHAIR HANS-DIETER ZIMMERMANN, FHS ST GALLEN,
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, SWITZERLAND
22ND CONFERENCE (2009) – CHAIR PAULA M.C. SWATMAN, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA

The Conference Chair before 2009 has been Jože Gričar, University of Maribor, Slovenia

21ST CONFERENCE (2008) – CHAIR FELIX HAMPE, UNIVERSITY OF KOBLENZ-LANDAU, GERMANY
20TH CONFERENCE (2007) – CHAIR LYNNE MARKUS, BENTLEY COLLEGE, MASS.
19TH CONFERENCE (2006) – CHAIR PIRKKO WALDEN, ABO AKADEMI UNIVERSITY, FINLAND
18TH CONFERENCE (2005) – CHAIR DOUG VOGEL, CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
17TH CONFERENCE (2004) – CHAIR YAO-HUA TAN, FREE UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM
16TH CONFERENCE (2003) – CHAIR ROLF T. WIGAND, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK
15TH CONFERENCE (2002) – CHAIR CLAUDIA LOEBBECKE, UNIVERSITY OF KÖLN
14TH CONFERENCE (2001) – CHAIR BOB O’KEEFE, BRUNEL UNIVERSITY, LONDON
13TH CONFERENCE (2000) – CHAIR STEFAN KLEIN, UNIVERSITY OF MÜNSTER, GERMANY
12TH CONFERENCE (1999) – CHAIR STEFAN KLEIN, UNIVERSITY OF MÜNSTER, GERMANY
11TH CONFERENCE (1998) – CHAIR GEORGIOS J. DOUKIDIS, ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
10TH CONFERENCE (1997) – CHAIR DOUG VOGEL, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
9TH CONFERENCE (1996) – CHAIR PAULA SWATMAN, MONASH UNIVERSITY, MELBOURNE
8TH CONFERENCE (1995) – CHAIR ROGER CLARKE, AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY