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ICTE 2021- Leading Digital Transformation in Business and Society

| Virtual conference |
from Kaunas, Lithuania
August 24 – 27, 2021

Why you should attend 2021 IEEE ICTE conference

2021 IEEE International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICTE) 2021 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners all over the world to share their unique knowledge and experience on leading digital transformation in business and society. The Conference offers 4 day events consisting of:

PDW “Digital pedagogy in entrepreneurship: implications for the practice” that shares insights from Cranfield University, UK, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania and University of Wuppertal, Germany on how to approach digital pedagogy while teaching entrepreneurship.

2nd KEEN PhD Colloquium “Relational Strategies for Sustainable Digital Entrepreneurship” featuring keynote speeches of international scholars Prof. Charlotta Sirén, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Prof. Tugrul Daim, Portland State University, USA.

2021 IEEE ICTE Day 1: Research Forum representing keynote speeches of well-known international scholars Prof. Michael Wade, Global Center for Digital Business Transformation at IMD, Switzerland, Prof. David John Teece, Haas Business School, UC Berkeley, USA, and Prof. Max von Zedtwitz, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. The forum will host ‘Meet the Editors’ session featuring well-established academic journals: IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management, R&D Management, Technovation, and Baltic Journal of Management.

2021 IEEE ICTE Day 2: Industry Forum hosting Business digital transformation living lab, which features business leaders – H&M, Siemens Healthiness, Continental, BIOK Laboratory, Hitachi Capital and other. The forum also consists of Elevator Pitch session, Keynote speeches and panels discussions involving GOFORE, Volvo Group and other well-known companies.

Call for Papers

We welcome submissions from industry and across academic fields that reflect conference topic areas. The submission process is organized in two stages: 1) abstract and 2) the full paper submission. Abstract submission and acceptance is compulsory if the authors wish to deliver a presentation during the Conference. Paper submission is optional if the authors want that their paper would be reviewed for IEEE Xplore Conference Proceedings or special issues, suggested by the Conference. Please, read carefully the bellow provided submission process description.

The EDAS paper processing system is used for both abstracts and full papers submission process management. If you do not have an EDAS account, you have to create it. It is free of charge and requires providing only surname, some affiliation information and email address. You can sign up at Note that every author must have an EDAS account.

Important dates

Abstract SubmissionMarch 31, 2021
Notification of the Abstract AcceptanceApril 30, 2021
Full Paper SubmissionMay 31, 2021
Author and Presenter Early Bird RegistrationsMay 15, 2021
Author and Presenter Late RegistrationsMay 31, 2021
Non-author Participant Early Bird RegistrationJuly 1, 2021
Non-author Participant Late RegistrationJuly 31, 2021
Final Full Paper SubmissionOctober 1, 2021

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is necessary if you want to give a presentation during the Conference. Besides, only authors with an accepted abstract are invited to upload a full paper.

The abstract should be submitted in doc(x) or pdf format without any author information in the document. It should be no longer than 1000 words and include the title of the submission, research question, methods, research results, theoretical and managerial implications, conclusions, and references. In the metadata, please provide a short abstract (150-200 words) for review purposes.

Authors submit abstracts on EDAS system and indicate the conference track they apply.

All abstracts are reviewed following a double-blind review process. Please ensure that author information is not provided in the abstract document. The notification about acceptance/rejection will be sent to the corresponding author.

Note, that at least one author of the submission must register to the Conference and present the paper during the Conference. Otherwise, the submission will not be included in the Conference Program.

Full paper submission

After you receive notification that your abstract is accepted, you are welcome to submit a full paper. By providing the full paper, you will receive feedback from two reviewers. You will have a possibility to decide whether you want that your paper would be considered for publication in Conference Proceedings or Special Issues. However, it is necessary that at least one author of the submission register to the Conference and present the paper during the Conference. Otherwise, the paper review process will not be arranged and the submission will not be included into the Conference Program.

Note, that abstract acceptance does not necessarily mean that your full paper is automatically accepted for publication. The Editor leaves the right to reject the paper if it does not fit with the scope and requirements of Conference Proceedings or Special Issues.

Ensure that you have your ABSTRACT SUBMISSION number, as you will need it to complete the upload of your full paper. The abstract submission number is in the abstract acceptance letter that is sent to the corresponding author email address. Authors submit full papers on EDAS system and indicate the conference track they apply. The papers are reviewed following a double blind review process.

If you decide to submit a full paper to be considered for the Conference Proceedings, please carefully follow these formatting requirements:

  1. Get familiar with IEEE guidelines and requirements for conference papers and download the conference paper template Manuscripts must be prepared on the IEEE template with a maximum length of six (6) pages, including figures, references and annexes. Note that extra up to two (2) pages are permissible with an additional fee paid at the registration time.
  2. Submitted papers must be in PDF or LaTeX format. The IEEE Conference author tool PDF eXpress® will be applied for evaluating manuscript files. So, be careful and do not modify the template style and/or format.
  3. After your paper is ready for submission, check it with the PDF eXpress account (will be provided later) and follow the correction instructions. The system automatically does a similarity check for papers published on the Internet by all publishers. There could be requirement to make some corrections, if your paper is too similar to the existing publications.

Copyright Accepted papers that are copyrighted to IEEE and presented at the Conference by at least one of the authors will be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, once it meets the requirements of an IEEE quality review. Authors must sign the IEEE copyright form.

R&D Management Special Issue

We are very pleased to announce R&D Management Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Intellectual Capital in R&D Management”.

This special issue aims to unveil how intellectual capital is related to R&D Management, R&D projects, and R&D operations.

Guest editor team:

| Marco Greco, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (Italy)

| Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, University of Oulu (Finland)

| Anne-Laure Mention, RMIT (Australia)

| Asta Pundziene, University of California (USA), Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania)

| Alberto Di Minin, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy)

Submission open from 01/09/2021 until 31/10/2021. This issue will be published in the course of 2022. However, your paper will be published in advance-online viewing on the R&D Management website as soon as the review process is completed, so it might appear earlier.

If you would like to be considered for publishing in the R&D Management Special Issue, please submit your full paper directly to the journal’s papers submission system. A direct link to the paper submission is available HERE


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