Call for papers: Decision models and social commerce, submission deadline July 1, 2012

Special Issue of the Decision Support Systems Journal

PRIISM, March 8, 2012 -- Guest editors Tung Bui and Efraim Turban, Pacific Research Institute in Information System Management (PRIISM), and T.P. Liang, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, are seeking papers related to decision models and social commerce for a special issue of the journal Decision Support Systems. The submission deadline is July 1, 2012.

The use of social media has permeated all aspects of social life from daily buying decisions to shaping social, political and economic policies. Social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are leading a growing number of Web 2.0 and social media technologies, to help social customers to engage and facilitate online commerce.

This special issue seeks to put together a collection of research papers that focus on decision models and technologies that can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of social commerce. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

Decision models with/by/for social commerce

Strategic formulation for social commerce

Crowdsourcing and profiling as decision making tools

Modeling social intelligence and social forecasting

Modeling social reputation and social recommender systems

Big data,text, and web mining and social analytics for e-commerce

Gamification in social commerce

Modeling social media applications such as CRM, product design, etc.

Critical success factors for social-commerce based decision making

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit an extended abstract of about 800 words before sumbitting the manuscript. This way they will receive a fast feedback on whether it fits the theme of the special issue. Abstracts and manuscripts should be sent to Tung Bui ( and TP Liang (

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers should follow the format requirement of the Decision Support Systems Journal. They will be referred through a blind peer review process.

Important dates:

Submission deadline for abstract (optional): April 15 2012

Submission deadline for full paper: July 1 2012

Notification of acceptance: September 30 2012

Submission deadline for final version: October 31 2012

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