Announcing the Fifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC2003) Pittsburgh, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2003

This year's edition of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce is organized by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The conference is taking place at the Hilton in downtown Pittsburghon September 30 - October 3, 2003.

As the leading eBusiness research conference, ICEC provides an interdisciplinary forum where both researchers and practitioners come together, present their latest findings and engage in discussions aimed at charting the future of this fascinating and ever-expanding area.

Unlike more specialized conferences, ICEC2003 will feature technology, management, and law & policy tracks. Keynote speakers include: Glen Meakem (Founder and Chairman of Freemarkets) on"The Global Supply Chain Management Revolution", Jeffrey Ritter (Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart) on "Defining Systems Law", James Hendler (Professor, University of Maryland) on "Dynamic Service Choreography on the Semantic Web", and David Farber (Professor, Carnegie Mellon University) on "Digital Rights Management: Nightmare or Blessing?".

The conference will also feature a number of paper presentations and panel discussions, including a plenary panel on "Next Generation Search Infrastructure for e-Commerce" chaired by Prof. Jaime Carbonell (CMU), a panel on "e-Commerce Applications of Semantic Web Services" chaired byProf. Benjamin Grosoff (MIT), and a panel on "The New Supply ChainTrading Agent Competition" chaired by Prof. Peter Wurman (NCSU).

For further information, please consult the web at www.icec03.orgCMU students can register for as little as $35 - please email for details.

This year's Conference General Chair is Norman Sadeh (SCS/CMU). Other CMU organizers include Mary Jo Dively (Law & Policy Track Co-Chair & CMU General Counsel), Rahul Telang (Management Track Co-Chair & Heinz Professor), Raghu Arunachalam (Organization Chair), and Bruce McLaren (Workshop Chair). CMU Conference advisors also include Prof. Michael Shamos (SCS), Prof. Tridas Mukhopadhyay (GSIA), Prof. Ramayya Krishnan (Heinz) and Prof. David Farber (SCS).

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