The 15th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society
Conference Theme: Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
Dates: September 13 - 15, 2016
Venue: School of Management, Swansea University Bay Campus, Wales, UK
We were privileged to host the WG 6.11 15th IFIP e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society (I3E) Conference with the theme ‘Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ for three days at the School of Management, Swansea University.
The conference was a huge success with some of our delegates even Tweeting that it was the best conference they’ve ever attended! Delegates joined us from more than 25 countries across the world to present their papers on topics ranging from digital marketing strategy and adoption of social media to building terrorist brands and finding missing persons through social media.
We were honoured to welcome Prof Raghav Rao (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Prof Ben Light (University of Salford), and Prof Viswanath Venkatesh (University of Arkansas) as our keynote speakers.
With more than 50,000 citations, predominantly for the theories he has devised, we were also fortunate enough to have Prof Venkatesh deliver a theory development workshop on the third day of the conference. As our Deputy Dean, Prof Mike Williams, eloquently put – for our academic community this is like a famous popstar singing karaoke in the atrium and then giving us music lessons afterwards.
Following the conference we received an email from Dr Matti Mäntymäki (University of Turku), who is part of the WG 6.11 management team, which said:
Most importantly, I want to specifically mention the friendly and supportive atmosphere I experienced at the conference. I felt very welcome since the first minute and had a great time in Swansea.
The bar for the 2017 conference has now been set very high we must say!
Receiving such positive feedback is testament to the hard work that so many people at SoM and Swansea University have put in. From the organisers, administrators, senior management team, IT support, PhD students, catering and cleaning staff, conference services, and everyone in between, we could not have held such a successful event without the dedication of our colleagues at Swansea University. Special thanks to Professor Marc Clement for unreservedly supporting the organisation of this event, as well as EMaRC and iLab, Diversely Digital, Gulf University for Science and Technology, and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi India for their sponsorship and support.
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