E-Business and E-Commerce Engineering

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yuan Sun, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

Yuan Sun is professor and deputy Dean of School of Business Administration at Zhejiang Gongshang University, China.His main research interests include IT/IS usage, IT/IS Innovation, enterprise social media and electronic commerce. His research has been published in various journals, such as Information & Management, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, International Journal of Information Management, Enterprise Information Systems, Electronic Markets, Computers in Human Behavior, Computers in Industry, Computers & Education, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Industrial Management & Data Systems, and Journal of Computer Information Systems. Prof. Sun is currently serving as a Senior Editor for Information Technology & People, and an Associate Editor for Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and Journal of Global Information Management. He is a member of the council of the China Association for Information Systems.

Prof. Yucong Duan, Hainan University, China

Yucong Duan is currently a full professor in college of science and information technology, Hainan University, P.R.China. He received a PhD in software engineering from Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China in 2006. He was Post-doc fellow in School of Software, Tsinghua University, China from 2006-2007. He was a Post-doc fellow in the Software Engineering Laboratory at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea, from 2007-2008. He was a lecturer of Biomedical Engineering Institute, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, from 2008 to 2009. He was a Post-doc fellow in Le2i, CNRS, University of Bourgogne, France, from 2009-2010. He was a postdoc in DISCO, University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy, From 2011 to 2012. He has been a member of IEEE since 2005. He joined in the CCF at 2013 and served as a committee member of the Service Computing professional committee of CCF. He has published more than 70 international journal or conference papers. His research interests include: theoretical and empirical software engineering, model driven software development, knowledge engineering, ontology modeling, data cleaning of very large database, cognitive linguistics, service computing, SOA, cloud computing, etc.


Prof. Shaofeng Liu, Plymouth University, UK

Shaofeng Liu is Professor of Operations Management and Decision Making at University of Plymouth, UK. She is currently the Associate Head of School for Research and Innovation for Plymouth Business School. Her main research interests and expertise are in knowledge management, decision support systems, business digitalization and e-commerce, as well as enterprise information systems applications for supply chain management, resource efficiency, process improvement, quality management and value chain innovation. She obtained her PhD degree from Loughborough University, UK. She has undertaken a great number of influential research projects funded by UK research councils and European Commission with a total value of over €40M. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator for three Horizon 2020 projects funded by European Commission. She has published over 180 peer-reviewed research papers.

She sits on the Management Board for Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems, an international professional society dedicated to decision making and decision support systems. She is the Associate Editor for International Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST) since 2015 and for Journal of Decision Systems (2013-2018), and Senior Editor for Cogent Business and Management (2015-2019). In 2020, she published a new book on “Knowledge Management - An Interdisciplinary Approach for Business Decisions”. For more details, please refer to her professional website: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/sliu1


Prof. David Crowther, De Montford University, UK

David Crowther is expert in business administration, a games theoretician and a psychologist while also a qualified accountant who has worked as an accountant, systems specialist and general manager in local government, industry and commerce for 20 years. After a number of years in the financial services sector, including a spell as divisional managing director during which he set up and ran a credit card scheme, he decided to leave the business world and become an academic. In 1994 he joined Aston University and there obtained a PhD in 1999 for research into corporate social performance. In 2001 he became the first Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility in the world. He now holds various positions as Professor as well as being visiting professor in various institutions. He gives advice as Chief Research Fellow at the Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics and has consulted extensively around the world.  At Ansted University he is also a member of the Board and President of the Sustainability Research Institute. He has consulted widely including to US Presidential candidates.

David has published more than 60 books and has also contributed several hundred articles to academic, business and professional journals and to edited book collections. He has also spoken widely at conferences and seminars worldwide and acted as a consultant to a wide range of government, professional and commercial organisations. In 2002 he established the Social Responsibility Research Network, an international body which now has several thousand members worldwide. He is listed in Who’s Who in the World and various other directories.




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