14th International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2015)

Pre-ICIS Ancillary Event
12th of December 2015, Fort Worth, USA.

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About the ICMB Conference

Founded in 2002 in Athens, ICMB developed to the major international research conference on mobility and mobile business. Prior locations include Athens, Greece (2002), Vienna, Austria (2003), New York, USA (2004), Sydney, Australia (2005), Copenhagen, Denmark (2006), Toronto, Canada (2007), Barcelona, Spain (2008), Dalian, China (2009) and Athens, Greece (2010), Como, Italy (2011), Delft, The Netherlands (2012), Berlin, Germany (2013) and 2014 in London, UK.

ICMB 2015 will be organised as a one-day academic conference (Pre-ICIS) with papers accepted based on quality, relevance, and originality. Selected papers will be presented in plenary sessions, whilst the majority will be presented and discussed in smaller groups. The conference will very much be organised as working conference where participants will return with essential insights on how to improve their papers for mainstream journal publication within the core Information Systems and related journals.

The ICMB community will in this way support the process of achieving more impact of their ideas within the Information Systems and neighbouring academic communities.

 Important Dates

Submission deadline: August 17, 2015 September 1, 2015

Notification date: October 1, 2015 October 12, 2015

Camera-ready deadline: October 20, 2015

Conference date: December 12, 2015

ICMB is an AIS-affiliated conference and accepted full conference papers are available on the AIS Electronic Library (AISeL):

Conference Program

The conference was held on December 12th 2015, in the Ft Worth Ballroom 7 (Omni Hotel) from 8.30AM to 6:00PM. The papers are available on the AIS Electronic Library (AISeL): here.

8:30am - 9:00am | Welcome

9:00am - 10:30am | Session 1: Mobile Platforms & Ecosystems

  • Robert C. Nickerson and Francois B. Mourato-Dussault
    Managing Stored Data For Mobile Apps: Survey Of Apps And Case Study
  • Felix Ter Chian Tan, Barney Tan, Ben Choi, Anthony Lu and Lesley Land
    Collaborative Consumption On Mobile Applications: A Study Of Multi-Sided Digital Platform Gocatch
  • Mark De Reuver, Sebastiaan Blok, Harry Bouwmann, and Jan Ondrus
    Stakeholder Preferences for Mobile Payment Security Platforms: Understanding Trade-offs Between SIM, Embedded and Cloud-based Secure Elements

10:30am - 11:00am | Coffee/Tea Break

11:00am - 12:30pm | Session 2: Mobile Adoption and Use

  • Chunxiao Yin and Libo Liu
    From Omnipresent Network to Constant Connectivity: The Role of Psychological Needs and Social Norms
  • Qiwei Han, Pedro Ferreira and Joao Costeira
    Asymmetric Peer Influence in Smartphone Adoption in a Large Mobile Network
  • Jun Liu, Vibhanshu Abhishek and Beibei Li
    The Influence Of Mobile Channel On Customer Behavior In Omni-Channel Banking Services

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Lunch Break (lunchbox provided)

  • 12:40pm - 1:10pm | INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKER
    Matti Rossi, Aalto University School of Economics (bio)
    Digitalization of money and decentralized payment processing disrupting the finance industry

1:30pm - 3:00pm | Session 3: Mobile and Digital Payment Platforms

  • Erol Kazan, Chee-Wee Tan and Eric Tze Kuan Lim
    Disentangling Competition Among Platform Driven Strategic Groups: A Comparative Case Study Of Uk Mobile Payment Platforms
  • Kalina Staykova and Jan Damsgaard
    Introducing Reach And Range For Digital Payment Platforms
  • Erol Kazan
    The Innovative Capabilities Of Digital Payment Platforms: A Comparative Study Of Apple Pay & Google Wallet

3:00pm - 3:30pm | Coffee/Tea Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm | Session 4: Design of Mobile and m-Health Applications

  • Majid Dadgar and K. D. Joshi
    Diabetes Self-Management Using Mobile Apps: An Empirical Investigation Based On App Reviews And Through Value Sensitive Design Perspective
  • Stefano Za and Eusebio Scornavacca
    A Design Science Approach For Developing And Evaluating A Competence Acquisition Mobile App
  • Christer Carlsson and Pirkko Walden
    Digital Wellness Services For “Young Elderly” A Missed Opportunity For Mobile Services

5:00pm - 6:00pm | Conclusion + Reception


The conference review process will not be organised in thematic streams and will seek to source academic papers on all relevant issues relating to mobile information technology, such as (in alphabetical order):

  • Ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Adoption of mobile and ubiquitous technologies
  • Analysis of individual mobility and usage patterns
  • B2B services and applications
  • Behaviour analysis in mobile social networks
  • Business processes and mobile IT
  • Civil society and mobile IT
  • Economic impact of mobile IT
  • Emerging mobile markets
  • Enterprise mobility, consumerisation, and BYOD
  • 4G to 5G networks
  • Heterogeneous mobile IT communities
  • Internet of Things
  • IP Multimedia subsystems (IMS)
  • Legal, societal and political aspects of mobile IT
  • Location-based services
  • Management of mobile networks
  • MNO big data business models
  • Mobile advertising
  • Mobile application design
  • Mobile big data
  • Mobile business model and value network dynamics
  • Mobile couponing
  • Mobile financial services
  • Mobile health
  • Mobile learning
  • Mobile platforms and ecosystems
  • Mobile security
  • Mobile social networking services
  • Mobile for Development (M4D)
  • Mobility, data mining and privacy
  • Networks convergence and integration
  • Next Generation Network standards
  • Privacy and usability of mobile services
  • RFID and NFC integration and usability
  • Social implications of mobile IT
  • The quantified self and mobile IT
  • Theory development for mobile IS
  • Wireless contacts and community structures

Guidelines for submission


The ICMB is an english-speaking conference. Therefore, all submissions must be in English.


Submissions to ICMB 2015 must be original; submissions cannot have been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Further, submissions must not be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.

Review Process

Papers will be double-blind reviewed.


ICMB is an AIS-affiliated conference. Therefore, the paper format should follow the AIS guidelines. All submissions must be in Adobe’s PDF format and must use the submission template. Submissions should consist of only one file containing text, figures, tables and references.

Template File

Template for AIS proceedings: ICMB2015-template.doc

Length Requirements

The maximum length for submissions of a regular paper is 12 pages and 6 pages for a short paper, including all text, figures, tables, and appendices. The cover page, abstract, keywords, and references are also included in this page count.

Paper Submission

The ICMB 2015 submissions website is open!
Go to : https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icmb2015
If you have any question, please write to ondrus@essec.edu and G.A.deReuver@tudelft.nl

Author Presentations at ICMB 2015

At least one author of every accepted submission must present at ICMB 2015 in Fort Worth on the 12th of December 2015.

Organizing Committee

Jan Ondrus, ESSEC Business School, France
Mark de Reuver, TU Delft, Netherlands
Sirkka Jarvenpaa, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Chair of the ICMB Steering Committee

Eusebio Scornavacca, University of Baltimore, USA

Program Committee

Consisting of the significant group of academics who the past years have contributed to this community in a variety of capacities. If you are on this list we may ask you to review one or two papers, or alternatively to act as associate editor for one or two papers. If you do not wish to be asked, please email ondrus@essec.edu and G.A.deReuver@tudelft.nl. (in alphabetical order by first name):

Ahmad Ghazawneh, IT University of Copenhagen
Andrea Back, University of St.Gallen
Antonio Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano
Ben Eaton, Copenhagen Business School
Carsten Sørensen, London School of Economics
Chee Wei Phang, Fudan University
Christer Carlsson, Åbo Akademi University
Christos K. Georgiadis, University of Macedonia
Chuan-Hoo Tan, City University of Hong Kong
Christiane Lehrer, University of St.Gallen
Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne
David Tilson, University of Rochester
Elizabeth Fife, University of Southern California
Esko Penttinen, Aalto University
Eusebio Scornavacca, University of Baltimore
Felix Hampe, University of Koblenz
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zürich
Frederic Thiesse, University of Wuerzburg
Gamel O. Wiredu, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration
George Giaglis, Athens University of Economics and Business
Giovanni Camponovo, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland
Hans Dieter Zimmermann, FHS St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences
Harry Bouwman, TU Delft
Heikki Hammainen, Aalto University
Ibrahim Kushchu, Mobile Government Consortium
Ioanna Constantiou, Copenhagen Business School
Jan Damsgaard, Copenhagen Business School
Jan Ondrus, ESSEC Business School
John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Jonas Hedman, Copenhagen Business School
Juliana Sutanto, Lancaster University
Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University
Key Pousttchi, University of Potsdam
Mark de Reuver, TU Delft
Markus Bick, ESCP Europe
Ola Henfridsson, University of Warwick
Petter Nielsen, University of Oslo
Pieter Ballon, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pirkko Walden, Åbo Akademi University
Rahul Basole, Georgia Institute of Technology
Rikard Lindgren, University of Gothenburg
Robert Kauffman, Singapore Management University
Samuel Fosso Wamba, NEOMA Business School
Saonee Sarker, University of Virginia
Shahrokh Nikou, Åbo Akademi University
Sirkka Jarvenpaa, University of Texas at Austin
Stefan Klein, University of Münster
Tim A. Majchrzak, University of Agder
Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Aalto University