Joint Conference 2017

  • Date
    11 - 13 September 2017

    Paisley Campus, University of the West of Scotland

    Conference flyer (pdf)
    IIMA flyer
    IIMA newsletter (pdf)

    Conference Chair
    Professor Ian Allison
    University of the West of Scotland

    Program Chair
    Dr Abel Usoro
    University of the West of Scotland


    • Submission of Abstracts to Conference
      Submissions to the conference must not already have been published in a journal, presented at another conference, or be currently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere. All submissions will be reviewed by the track chairs, program committee and selected reviewers. A submission should not be more than 500 words excluding references. All reviews are double blind. All accepted Abstracts will be published in the UWS Joint Conference 2017 Abstract Proceedings.
      Submit Abstracts at
    • Submission for Panel or Workshop
      The conference will feature sessions on topics of business, profession, government and education. To propose a panel or a workshop, contact the program chair ( or For a panel, provide the session topic and a list of 3-5 potential panelists. For a workshop, provide a short description (800 words) of the proposed workshop. Have the word “Panel” or “Workshop”, whichever is relevant, on your email subject.
    • Submission of Papers to Journals
      Submission of papers to the Journals is separate from the submission of Abstracts to the conference. Authors may submit any articles for publication to one of the two following journals at the time as submitting the abstract: Communications of the IIMA (CIIMA) 1941-6687-online, or the Journal of International Technology & Information Management (JITIM) 1941-6679-online. Submit papers at
    • Submission for PhD Symposium
      Research students are encouraged to submit proposals for this symposium. Final year students will particularly benefit from the feedback and input of typical viva examiners who will be there to support you. A submission of not more than 10 pages (single spacing, Times New Roman 12 font point) with this suggested outline, if it is a complete work (a) background, (b) aim, (c) objectives, (d) methods, (e) findings and discussion, (f) conclusions, contribution to knowledge and recommendations. There should be proper and current citations as well as references. Accepted proposals will be published in the proceedings. The keyword “PhD Symposium” must begin your title and be contained in your email subject. Submit proposals to
    • Submission for Posters
      Proposals are not blinded and must contain the authors’ names, affiliations and contact information. The poster title and email subject must begin with the keyword “POSTER”. All submissions must designate a single corresponding author. In order to be included in the conference, at least one presenter per accepted poster/demo must register for the conference. The accepted posters/demos will be published in the proceedings.
      Submit Posters to
    • Conference deadlines
      Submission Deadline 31 May 2017
      Acceptance Notification: 15 June 2017
      Final Version: 1 July 2017
    • Registration and fees
    • Hotel and Additional Conference Information

      Tentative Schedule: 10th-13th September, 2017

      Saturday 9th – no activities planned but if you are arriving on Saturday please let us know
      Sunday 10th – a full day coach trip to Edinburgh is planned from 9 am to 5 pm. Cost will be about £50

      Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th

      Conference registration opens early Monday and the conference will end by 5 pm Wednesday. We have social activities planned on the Monday and Tuesday evenings. And for anyone around on the Wednesday evening we will try out the local Scottish Fish and Chip restaurant followed by a visit to a local pub.



      Glasgow City Centre:

      The following hotels are close to Central Station in Glasgow City, so provide easy access to the transport to Paisley (£5.50? day return, 10 minute train to Paisley Gilmour Street) while providing excellent accommodation in the big city of Glasgow.

      Grand Central Hotel - £120 (sole occupancy) per room per night plus breakfast; £132 (double occupancy) per room per night plus breakfast.  These rates are for 10-13 September.  For 9 September, it is £150 for sole occupancy and £132 for double occupancy.


      To make your reservation you can either phone 01412403700 or email quoting “University of the West of Scotland”. We are currently holding 15 rooms with this hotel and these dates and prices are guaranteed up until 8 weeks before the conference. Cancellation of booking is 7 days prior to the 10th of September.

      Radisson Blu Hotel - £139 per room per night plus breakfast


      [Discount rate until 8 weeks before the conference]

      To make your reservation you can either phone +44 141 204 3333 quoting “University of the West of Scotland”. We are currently holding 10 rooms with this hotel and these dates and prices are guaranteed up until 8 weeks before the conference.

      Blythswood Square Hotel – £165 bed and breakfast.


      To make your reservation you can either phone +44 141 248 8888 or email quoting “University of the West of Scotland”. We are currently holding 15 rooms with his hotel and these dates and prices are guaranteed up until 8 weeks before the conference. Cancellation of booking is up to 7 days prior to the 10th of September.


      Glynhill Hotel - £87 per room per night inclusive of bed, breakfast and leisure facilities

      []. This hotel is a 30 minute walk from the university – but we will provide a special bus to take candidates to the university.

      For reservations you can phone +44 141 886 5555 quoting “University of the West of Scotland”. We are currently holding 10 rooms with his hotel and these dates and prices are guaranteed up until 1 week before the conference. 

      UWS student residences at approximately £25 per night.  Unfortunately we would not be able to advertise the link for the student accommodation yet as residence cannot confirm availability until August.  It all depends on the student up take, there is a chance that there may not be any availability.  If and when it is available, we will advertise.

      Transport from Glasgow International Airport

      Paisley or the Glynhill Hotel is just 10 minutes from the airport by bus or cab.

      You can get to Glasgow city (8 miles) from the airport either by a taxi cab at approximately £16.50 or by Glasgow Airport Express coach service at £7.50.

      Conference Location

      Paisley Campus of the University of University of the West of Scotland.  The Main Reception is on the High Street of Paisley.  The campus is 10 minutes by taxi from the airport and 10 minutes’ walk from Gilmour Train Station in Paisley.  The telephone number of the University of +44 141 848 3000.


      You will present for 15 minutes, allowing for 5 minutes’ question time.  Please submit your PowerPoint slides to Carly at her email below.  The programme will be published on the Web site and included in your registration package.


      If you have any questions please contact:

      Carly Dawson

      +44 141 848 4183 (office) +44 7856128866 (mobile)

      Dr Abel Usoro

      +44 141 848 3959 (office) +44 7958673130 (mobile)

    • Presentation Schedule
  • Conference:

    “Information Management in the 21st Century: Smart Systems for Complex Problems”

    Conference Description:
    Society appears to be becoming more complex. We need to address the challenges from rising complexity through the knowledge and intelligence available in technological and social systems. From a technical perspective there is the search for more efficient computing algorithms using computational intelligence along with nano-scale technologies and sensors that could simplify human, business and industrial operations by taking over human cognitive functions. We find the application of smart systems in a wide range of topics such as the support for the elderly and disabled, medical applications, smart city technologies (e.g. transportation, energy management, and industrial automation), and different business systems (e.g. e-payment). Since these technologies are mostly to assist humans, the human side of the system cannot be ignored. Nor can we ignore business and organisational aspects since the systems affect business and organisations either as recipients or as financiers. There is great opportunity for research in areas such as systems analysis, information management (which includes big data from which intuitive insights can be drawn), knowledge management and human-computer interface. This joint-conference, therefore, expects contributions about current research and work in progress in both the technical and non-technical aspects geared at addressing complex human, business, industrial and organisational problems. The conference seeks submissions related but not exclusive to the following areas:

    • Smart Systems
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computational Intelligence
    • E-learning
    • Information Science
    • IT for Economic
    • Development
    • E-Government,
    • Technological Innovations
    • Virtual Computing
    • Digital Marketing,
    • Business Analytics
    • Cloud Computing
    • Cybersecurity
    • E-business/commerce
    • Emerging Trends
    • Digital Accounting
    • Eco-Systems
    • GIS
    • Healthcare IT
    • IT Auditing/Forensics
    • Mobile Computing
    • Organizational Culture & Technology
    • Social Networking
    • Big Data
    • Ethics for Smart Future