The Lebanese  Association  for Information Systems


LCIS2016 Tracks

Track 1
Track co-chairs
Sélim Mekdessi

Jamil Arida

Sustainability is turning into a core business strategy over time, representing a trend for the enterprises which are starting to view the sustainable side of their activities as an important performance assessment.

This track intends to focus on the research questions related to the ICT and the global and sustainable performance (GSP) of the enterprises and the public and private organizations, in the context of strategic and political disarray of the players in the economic and social world.

The objective of this track is to bring together researchers (Professors and PhD or DBA candidates) and practitioners from all disciplines related to ICT and Global and Sustainable Performance (GSP) in order to improve different research perspectives and to stimulate the debate and the research on the role of ICT in the enterprise sustainability and the relationship between corporate social/environmental performance (CSP) and corporate financial performance (CFP), as well on the pragmatic practices of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainable development actions, innovation and governance in public and private enterprises.

The track will cover a wide range of topics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ICT and financial reporting
  • ICT and decision making
  • ICT and sustainability
  • ICT and CSR and sustainable development
  • ICT and the performance measures
  • ICT and governance
  • ICT and standardization
  • Global performance of public and/or private enterprises
  • CSR and sustainable development practices and strategies
  • Corporate financial/economical performance
  • Organizational performance
  • Measuring and negotiating the global performance of corporations
  • Governance and performance
Track 2
Track co-chairs:
Soraya Ezzeddine
Stéphane Bourliataux-Lajoinie
Imed Ben Nasr
Marketing metrics and analyses allow the understanding of customers in real-time, by observing what they do online, interacting with them on a one-to-one basis (Cetină et al., 2014).
Knowing that it is widely acknowledged that the Web as a marketing tool or medium offers great potentials and advantages (Cook and Coupey 1998), the study of e-consumer behaviour is gaining in importance due to the proliferation of online shopping (Dennis et al., 2004; Harris and Dennis, 2008).
The subject represents one of the most pertinent challenges for companies nowadays. Consumers are active contributors in online companies, and their behaviors have great impact on success. The main aim of this track is to outline and explore the relationship between e-Marketing and online consumer behaviors.
The paper presented will focus on:
- E-Marketing initiative to affect e-Consumer behavior
- E-Marketing relation with Marketing strategies, policies and practices
- New practices of marketing enabled by ICT
- ICT and consumer behavior
- How the attributes of websites would influences the consumer behavior
Track 3
Track co-chairs:
Karine Aoun

Eliane El Zoghbi

Organizations can be viewed as social groupings of many stakeholders. The social network approach offers a new vision for organizations considered as a system of objects (e.g. people, groups,…) joined by a variety of multiple relationships. Network analysis seeks to identify both their causes and consequences.

“Social network research has the potential to contribute far beyond the range of issues that currently preoccupies the field” (Kilduff and Tsai, 2003).

Hence the diversity, importance and rapid growth of research in the field of social networks and organizations.  

The main aim of this track is to explore how organizations are making use of social networks to align their action to their strategy and improve their overall performance.   

The paper presented will focus on:

- Social networks adoption in organizations,

- Social network usage, use causes and consequences,

- Measuring the effect of enterprise social media on the organization’s performance,

- Managing corporate E-reputation through social media,

- Using social media for corporate crisis communication,

- Mobile social networking,

- Innovative organizational social media tools,

- Social networks and new business models,

- C2C and social media,

- Viral marketing on social media,

Track 4
Track co-chairs

Georges Aoun

Daniele Pederzoli

Ali Tarhini

The ICT are intensely used in the distribution sector to track the consumers (shopping habits, satisfaction, behavior toward brands,…),follow the goods (supply chain), category management and in-store promotion, cost control, store chain management.

The following topics could be addressed in this track:

- e-commerce past, present, and future

- ICT and supply chain management

-ICT and retail management

-ICT and loyalty cards in retail

-ICT and shopping habits

-Efficient consumers response

-Costing and price setting in retail

Track 5
Track co-chairs
Ali Tarhini
MaryAnn El Rassi

The track aims to promote research in the areas of adoption and diffusion of information system (IS) innovations. Despite the considerable amount of research in this area, there is potential for a more in-depth examination of phenomena such as assimilation, adaptation, and routinization as well as resistance, rejection, and discontinuance. The aim of the track therefore is to provide a platform for the presentation and discussion of original research into issues surrounding IS adoption, assimilation, diffusion, discontinuation, resistance, and rejection by various stakeholder groups at the individual, team/network, organizational, and societal level

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Individual and/or group level acceptance to IS
  • Individual and/or group level resistance to IS
  • Technology design factors influencing IS adoption
  • Socio-economic, geographic, and cultural factors relevant to IS adoption
  • The dark side of technology adoption
  • IS acceptance before/in/after organizational IS implementation projects
  • Different forms of IT usage – captive, adaptive, excessive, and motivated use
  • The implications of the digital divide (e.g., broadband, social inclusion)
  • Theoretical essays, reviews, and case studies of IS adoption and diffusion
  • Methodological issues regarding IT adoption and diffusion.
Track 6
Track co-chairs
May Sayegh

Rania Fakhoury

Manal Najd

E-government refers to the use of by government agencies of Information technologies

  • Applications of e-government
  • Big Data for eGovernment
  • Cloud Computing and services for e-government
  • ePorcurement
  • Challenges to e-Government
  • Interopérability
  • e-Government 2.0
  • e-Democracy/ e-Participation
  • E-government adoption
  • E-government monitoring and evaluation
  • Security, Privacy and Ethics for eGovernment
  • E-governance
Track 7
Track co-chairs:
Dina Sidani
Claude Chammaa

This track is interested in analyzing the relationship between ICT and HRM.

The unceasing evolution in ICTs, in their internal logic and in related tools, offers original occasions for rethinking HR functions and processes.

  The track welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

- Current trends in HR management enabled by ICTs advances

- E-HRM relation with HRM strategies, policies and practices.

- New competences for HRM specialists

- New forms of working and social dynamics enabled by ICT

- E-learning as new evolution in learning

- Soft and hard competences for managers in new working context

- Best practices of HR practices supported by ICT

Track 8
Track chair:
Charbel Chedrawi

The objective of the track is to bring together researchers from all disciplines related to Accounting, Auditing and Information Systems for a high level of interaction and discussion.

The track is interested in research on the links between information technology with financial accounting, auditing, reporting, management accounting, management control, and related disciplines.

The track will cover a wide range of topics. Topics of interest include any area related to ICT accounting and auditing, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting Information systems modelling, design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Financial Reporting.
  • Management accounting and control, performance measurement and Big Data.
  • IT governance and compliance.
  • Information Systems Audit.
  • The role of ICT on Auditing and analytical procedures.
  • Computer Assisted Audit Tool and techniques.
  • Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and International Accounting and Audit Standards (IAS, IFRS…).
  • New approaches and new strategies in Auditing tools.
  • Statistical Tools & models for evaluation of financial instruments.
  • Internal and external Audit and Control.
  • Auditing and Performance Management in the Public Sector.
  • Cost accounting and budgeting.
Track 9
Track co-chairs:

Michèle Asmar

Babil Badr

For decades, Health Service Transformation could not be achieved without ICT (Collen, 1974). The objective of the track is to bring together researchers from all disciplines related to ICT health care informatics.

The track is interested in research on the links between information technology applied to health care and assistive technology for disability.

The track will cover a wide range of topics. Topics of interest include any area related to:

  1. ICT and health care research
  2. ICT in hospitals
  3. ICT in clinical trials
  4. Electronic health record
  5. Assistive technology  for the elderly
  6. Assistive technology for disabled
  7. ICT and Remote medicine
  8. ICT and e-prescription
  9. ICT and biomedical integration
Track 10
Track co-chairs:
Sana Hajj Safa
Mario  Saba
Kassem Danach
Abbas Tarhini

L’Innovations, notion très controversée et difficile à définir, se veut avant tout un lieu de débat sur les évolutions et les transformations de l’économie et de la société, permettant de confronter les réflexions théoriques et les expériences concrètes.

L’innovation est une activité collective. Elle repose sur la mobilisation d’acteurs aux rationalités variées, souvent antagoniques. Elle est portée par une dynamique entre producteurs et utilisateurs de connaissances.

S’il est difficile d’établir le moment où la notion d’innovation est apparue dans le discours de la recherche, force est de constater qu’elle y est entrée par la porte de la technologie.

Le changement technique, l’action des entrepreneurs, la stratégie des firmes, les rapports sociaux, les politiques économiques, etc. soulèvent des interrogations auxquelles les auteurs d’Innovations tentent de répondre, en proposant des réponses… innovantes !

On parle notamment d’innovations technologiques, organisationnelles, pédagogiques, médiatiques, linguistiques, urbaines, etc. en fonction de la nature des applications.

Les champs de Recherches pourraient concernés :

  1. L’entrepreneuriat innovant
  2. Entreprendre l'innovation
  3. Marketing et Innovation : les tendances
  4. L’Innovation financière
  5. L’innovation en pédagogie
  6. Les défis de l’innovation par le système d’information
  7.  Pilotage des innovations
  8. Stratégies d’entreprise et innovation
  9. La mise en œuvre des TIC et de l'innovation dans les types spécifiques des organisations.
  10. Applications sociales intégration et l'interaction organisationnelle
  11. L'utilisation des TIC et de l'intelligence collective
  12. Mise en œuvre et l'amélioration des processus TIC
  13. Les applications et l'émergence de nouveaux modèles d'affaires TIC
  14. La gestion du changement et les TIC
Track 11
Track co-chairs:

Kassem Danach

Abbas Tarhini

Jawad Makki
For several decades, real-world optimization problems often consist of several NP-hard combinatorial optimization problems that interact with each other. Such kind of optimization problems are difficult to solve for different reasons like the enclosed hard optimization problems, and of the interdependencies between the different components. 

The goal of this session is to provide a forum for researchers in integer programming, artificial intelligence and operations research to present new techniques or new applications in combinatorial optimization, and to provide an opportunity for researchers in one area to learn about techniques in the others. 

Topics of interest include ( but are not limited to): 
1- Metaheuristics
2- Hyperheuristic
3- Matheuristic
4- Mixed Integer Programming

LCIS2016 Track submission

Tracks and special sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present their research results and participate in discussions with specialized people. Proposals including any specialized empirical and theoretical related topics and themes are welcomed. The general theme of the conferences does not restrict possible topics of the tracks and sessions.

A track goes customarily in dedicated one or more sessions giving researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their research. 

A special session has usually a more limited time and number of presentations focusing on certain topic. Special sessions may also have invited speakers, panels, demos, etc.

For each track or special session at least one organizer must commit to running it including preparation text for call for papers, organizing review process and chairing it. If needed, the scientific committee of LCIS2016 will try to assist in that task 

Each proposal will be reviewed by at least two members of the scientific committee. Accepted Special Tracks and Sessions will be included in the Call-For-Papers as special tracks or session.


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