Call for Papers

CfP special issue on "Internet of things for electronic markets"

No longer accepting submissions

Guest Editors

  • Gunasekaran Manogaran, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Naveen Chilamkurti, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Ching-Hsien Hsu, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chung Hua University, Taiwan



The technology of Internet of Things (IoT) enables smart interconnection among devices through the Internet. Nowadays, IoT devices are used in manufacturing, logistics, transportation, retail, healthcare, agriculture, automotive and industrial markets. Presently, the IoT is flourishing in home electronics, from entertainment to smart home control. Electronics manufacturers have been connecting devices and appliances for years – now massive availability of massive availability of in-home Wi-Fi, 5G wireless network and connectivity points are creating an environment that enables devices to constantly be connected into the cloud to send operational, warranty and service data.

For the networking among businesses and/or consumers, IoT promises new business applications that attach with physical objects like machines and devices. In recent years, the advancements in internet protocols, smart sensors, communication technologies and embedded systems are used to increase the business profits, manufacturing, and quality of service. The essential need is to have smart IoT devices, actuators and sensors that bring a new class of enterprise applications. Numerous IoT-based potential business opportunities will be made in the upcoming years as we head into a progressively connected world. 

This advancement is used to support and enhance the intelligent decision-making and enterprise business applications. For example, vehicles with GPS tracking technologies are connected with control and monitoring systems to assist smart machines or logistics with Programmable Logic controller (PLC) connected with asset performance management systems. Hence, there is a need to have real-time data collected from processes, machines, workers and business surroundings. 

The objective of this special issue is to enhance the faster and accurate decision-making in business applications, business service opportunities, new business models, new options for interorganizational systems, value creation networks and customer-centric business models. Original research contributions and/or reviews are invited for this special issue.

Central issues and themes

Possible topics of submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Future scenarios in electronic markets
  • Wearables and sensor metrics for consumer decision making in electronic markets
  • Cyberphysical systems in electronic markets
  • IoT and machine learning techniques for electronic markets
  • IoT and decision support systems for electronic markets
  • Intelligent IoT based logistics Management for electronic markets
  • IoT for sustainability in e-business models
  • IoT for e-business models
  • Positioning & tracking systems for location-dependent service in electronic markets
  • IoT services in supply chain Management
  • IoT for business analytics in electronic markets


We welcome these and other topics and encourage contributions with a broad range of methodological approaches, including conceptual, qualitative and quantitative research. All papers should fit Electronic Markets’ scope ( and will undergo a double-blind peer review process. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the special issue, please contact the special issue editors about the fit prior to submission.


Electronic Markets is a SSCI-listed journal (IF 3.818) and requires that all papers must be original and not published or under review elsewhere. Papers must be submitted via our electronic submission system at and conform to Electronic Markets publication standards (see instructions and templates at Please note that the preferred article length is around 8,000 words.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019