Conference Program

Doctoral Colloquium Program

Monday, October 29th, 2018

8:30am – 9:00am

Tea & Coffee

9:00am – 9:30am

Introduction to the Doctoral Colloquium

Professor Antonis C Simintiras

9:30am – 12:30pm

Doctoral Colloquium Presentations:

Panel: Mohammed Al Najem, George Balabanis, Ahmed El Melegy, Rajan Nataraajan

“The Website E-Commerce Quality Factors for Retail Virtual/Online Stores in Kuwait”

Hadil Saqer

“The Relationship between Earnings Management and Gender Diversity on European Corporate Board”

Zakeya Sanad


10:30am – 11:00am

Tea & Coffee break


“Who are the New Consumers? Profiling the ‘Consumer-Seller’”

Nabae Asfar

Sustainability Reports and its Impact on Performance: A Cross-Country Cross-Sector Analysis in the United Nation’s Countries”

Ameena Buallay

“Machine Learning Techniques from Conventional to Computational Methods for Medical Applications: A Survey”

Maryam Abdullah


12:30pm – 01:30pm


End of Program


Conference Program

Monday 29th October, 2018
6:00pm – 7:30pm Conference Registration and Information

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Conference Reception at Movenpick Hotel


Day 01: Tuesday, 30th October, 2018

8:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Registration and Information

8:00am – 9:00am

Tea & Coffee

9:00am – 9:45am

Introduction and Welcome to the Conference

Dr. Habib Abul– Secretary General of the PUC,

Dr. Walid Bouhamra – GUST President,

Prof. Antonis Simintiras, Dean of College of Business Administration

9:45am – 10:30am

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Saad Al Barrak

10:30am – 11:00am

Tea & Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:30pm

Parallel Sessions

Session 1a

Adoption/Use of Technology

Chair: Yogesh Dwivedi


“Advantages and Drawbacks of Social Network Sites Utilization in Travel and Tourism”

Jaroslav Kacetl and Blanka Klimova


“Mobile Application Adoption Predictors: Review of UTAUT2 Studies using Weight Analysis”

Kuttimani Tamilmani, Nripendra Rana and Yogesh Dwivedi

“Motivations Affecting Attitude towards Information: Development of a Conceptual Model”

Daniele Doneddu

Session 1b

Big Data/Analytics/Decision Making/Business Information

Chair: Matti Mantymaki

“Clustered Iconography: A resurrected method for representing multidimensional data”

Olav Muurlink, Anthony Gould, and Jean-Etienne Joullie


“Bridging the Knowledge Divide in GCC Countries: The Role of Digital Technologies”

Amer Al-Roubaie


“The Impact of Knowledge Management Systems on Innovation: An Empirical Investigation in Kuwait”

Ahmed ElMorshidy


Session 1c


Chair: Khaled El Mawizini

“What Should I wear today? An IoT – based dress assistant for the e-Society”

Javier Gomez


“Modeling the Role of C2C Information Quality on Purchase Decision in Facebook”

Rafita Haque, Imran Mahmud, Md Hasan Sharif, S. Rayhan Kabir, Arpita Chowdhury, Farzana Akter, and Amatul Bushra Akhi


“Solving Location Based Inventory Routing Problem in E-commerce using Ant Colony Optimization”

Reema Aswani, Arpan Kar, Vigneswara Ilavarasan, and Rohan Krishna


12:30pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 3:00pm

Parallel Sessions

Session 2a

Adoption/Use of Technology

Chair: Ali Alalwan

“Acceptance and Use of Mobile Devices and Apps by Elderly People”

Blanka Klimova


“Digital Payments Adoption Research:  A Review of Factors Influencing Consumer’s Attitude, Intention and Usage” 

Pushpa Patil, Nripendra P. Rana, Yogesh K. Dwivedi


“Motivations to seek electronic word of mouth communications and information adoption: Development of a conceptual model”

Daniele Doneddu

Session 2b

Big Data/Analytics/Decision Making/Business Information

Chair: Ahmed Hassanein

“The impact of corporate governance mechanisms on corporate cash hoarding decision in Turkish firms”

Ahmed Hassanein, Altan Kokel and Hanaa Elgohari


“Strategic Positioning in Big Data Utilization: Towards a Conceptual Framework”

Milla Wiren and Matti Mantymaki


“A Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach for Analyzing the Risks and Benefits of Opening Data”

Ahmad Luthfi, Zeenat Rehena, Marijn Janssen, and Joep Crompvoets


Session 2c


Chair: Shekar Shetty

“Electronic Financial Disclosure: Islamic Banking vs Conventional Banking in GCC”

Adel Sarea, Abdalmuttaleb Al-Sartawi, and Azam Khaled


“The Use of Internet Banking in the Czech Republic”

Martina Hedvicakova and Libuse Svobodova


“Information Technology Governance and Electronic Financial Disclosure”

Abdalmuttaleb Al-Sartawi, Rami Mohammad Abu Wadi, and Azzam Hannoon

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Tea & Coffee Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Parallel Sessions



Chair: Luay Tahat

“Understanding the Value of MOOCs from the Perspectives of Students: A Value-Focused Thinking Approach”

Shang Gao, Ying Li, and Hong Guo


“How can Technology Support Education in War – War-Aware Education Platform for Syria”

Nada Almasri, Luay Tahat, and Laila Al Terkawai


“Learning Analytics Framework for Higher Education based on Knowledge Management”

Abdullah Alenezi, Christos Emmanouilidis, and Ahmed Al-Ashaab


Modeling/Security/Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

Chair: Ilias Pappas

“Business Modeling and Flexibility in Software-intensive Product Development – A Systematic Literature Review”

Magnus Wilson and Kryzsztof Wnuk


“Artificial Intelligence and Reliability of Accounting Information”

Saeed Askary, Nasser Abu Ghazaleh, and Yasean A. Tahat


“Raising a Model for Fake News Detection Using Machine Learning Python”

Octavio Salcedo Parra


Social Media/Networking

Chair: George Balabanis


“Cyberbullying in Institutions of Higher Learning in Developing Countries: Evidence from Kenya”

Joshua Ndiege


“Identifying Social Media’s Capability for Recognizing Entrepreneurial Opportunity: An Exploratory Study”

Abdus-Samad Temitope Olanrewaju, Mohammad Alamgir Hossain, Paul Mercieca, and Naomi Whiteside


“Under the influence of a blogger. The role of information seeking goals and issue involvement”

George Balabanis and Elena Chatzopoulou      


5:30pm – 6:30pm

Annual General Conference Meeting

7:30pm – 10:00pm

Dinner at Al Boom Restaurant in Radisson Blu


Day 2 : Wednesday, 31st October, 2018

8:00am – 9:00am

Conference Registration

9:00am – 10:00am

Keynote Speaker – Raghav Rao

10:00am – 10:30am

Tea & Coffee break

10:30am – 12:00pm

Parallel Sessions



Chair: Khalid Kisswani

“How to Avoid Financial Crises”

Eleftherios Thalassinos and Yannis Thalassinos


 “The Relationship between Audit Committee Characteristics and the Level of Sustainability Report Disclosure”

Ameena Buallay and Esra Aldhaen


“The Non-linear Effect of Oil Prices on Exchange Rates: The ASEAN-5 Case”

Khalid Kisswani



Social Media/Networking

Chair: M.P. Gupta


“Machine Learning Approach to Analyze and Predict the Popularity of Tweets with Images”

Nimish Joseph, Amir Sultan, Arpan Kar, and Vigeswara Ilavarasan


“The role of social networks in online marketing and measurement of their effectiveness – the case study”

Hana Mohelska and Marcela Sokolova


“Social Media Competitive Analysis of Top Five Football Clubs”

Imran Ahmed, Taher Ali, and Attiq Ulrehman



Big Data/Analytics/Decision Making/Business Information

Chair: Ilias Pappas


“What is a Minimum Viable (Video) Game? Towards a Research Agenda”

Sami Hyrnsalmi, Eriks Klotins, Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Tony Gorschek, Nirnaya Tripathi, Leandro Bento Pompermaier, and Rafael Prikladnicki

“The Role of Data Analytics in Startup Companies: Exploring Challenges and Barriers”

Vebjorn Berg, Jorgen Birkeland, Ilias O. Pappas, and Letzia Jaccheri



“Big Data Impact on Data Quality in Financial Service Organizations”

Agung Wahyudi, Adiska Farhani, and Marijn Janssen


12:00pm – 01:30pm


01:30pm – 3:00pm

Parallel Sessions


Session Coordinator


Workshop 1:       Best Practices in e-Commerce

                           Professor M. P. Gupta


Workshop 2:       Importance of Ethical and Corporate Responsible Behavior

                           Panel: Dr. Khiyar Abdullah, Nabeel Sawalha, Yasean Tahat




Chair: Mohammed Elian

“Auditors’ Usage of Computer-Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs): Challenges and Opportunities”

Raed Jaber and Rami Abu Wadi


“Generic Business Process Model for SMEs in M-commerce based on Talabat’s Case Study”

Fadi Safieddine and Imad Nakhoul


“The role of Internet of Things in Mobile Shopping and Retailing”

Khalida Alkenane and Nick Hajli


Modeling/Security/Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

Chair: Issam Moghrabi

“An Improved Swarm Intelligence Method for Multiple Sequence Alignment Problem”

Lamiche Chaabane


“Performance Evaluation of Post-Quantum Public-Key Cryptography in Smart Mobile Devices”

Noureddine Chikouche and Abderrahmane Ghadbane


“Implementation of Information Security in the EU Information Systems – An Estonian Case Study”      

Maris Jarvsoo, Alexander Norta, Valentyna Tsap, Ingrid Pappel, and Dirk Draheim

03:00pm – 03:30pm

Tea & Coffee break

03:30pm – 5:00pm

Parallel Sessions


Adoption/Use of Technology

Chair: Tahir Ali

“Examining Factors Affecting the Behavioral Intention to Adopt Mobile Health (M-Health) in Jordan”

Ali Alalwan, Abdullah M. Baabdullah, Nripendra P. Rana, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Fadia Hudaib, and Ahmad Shammout


“Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Use of a Mobile Application on Students’ Study Achievements – A Pilot Study”               

Blanka Klimova and Pavel Prazak


“Blockchain: A systematic literature review”    

Purva Grover, Arpan Kumar Kar, and P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan


Technology and Education

Chair: Patrick Mikalef

“Design of an Algebraic Concept Operator for Adaptive Feedback in Physics”

Andrew Bimba, Norisma Idris, Ahmed Al-Hunaiyyan, Rohana Mahmud and Nor Liyana Bt Mohd


“A conceptual framework based on lean six sigma for successfully managing learning management systems in higher education”

Yousef Alduraywish and Konstantinos Salonitis


“Solutions for Higher Competence in Financial Literacy of Pupils at Secondary School in the Czech Republic”

Martina Hedvicakova and Libuse Svobodova



Social Media/Networking

Chair: Matti Mantymaki

“The influence of social media on entrepreneur motivation and marketing strategies”

Abdus-Samad Olanrewaju, Naomi Whiteside, Mohammad Alagmir Hossain, and Paul Mercieca


“Factors Determining Optimal Social Media Network Portfolio for Accounting Firms: The case of the Czech Republic”           

Libuse Svobodova and Martina Hedvicakova


“Investigating Dual Effects of Social Networking Sites” 

A.K.M Najmul Islam, Matti Mantymaki, Aaron W. Baur, and Markus Bick

07:30pm – 10:00pm

Gala Dinner at Movenpick Hotel


Day 3 : Thursday, 1st November, 2018

8:00am – 8:30am

Tea & Coffee

08:30am – 10:00am

Parallel Sessions


Eco-Systems/Smart Cities/Management Information Systems/Technology/Education

Chair: Sami Hyrynsalmi


“Do Business Ecosystems Differ from other Business Networks? A Case of an Emerging Business Ecosystem of Digital Services for Real Estate and Facility Services”

Matti Mantymaki, Hannu Salmela, and Marja Turunen


“Smart City and Green Development”  

Alberto Polzonetti and Matteo Sagratella

“Comparing Different Scoring Process of Using Mobile Curriculum-Based Measurement Application for Monitoring Children’s Progress in Mathematics”

Mengping Tsuei


Social Media/Networking/Modeling/Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

Chair: Nada Al Masri


“Design of a System for Melanoma Detection through the Processing of Clinical Images Using Artificial Neural Networks

Octavio Salcedo Parra


“Transportation Management and Decision Support Systems within the Supply Chain Management Framewor                          

Issam A. R. Moghrabi and Fatemah O. Ebrahim


“A Critical Review of Empirical Research Examining SMEs Adoption from Selected Journals”

Salma Abed     


Banking/Finance/Accounting/Economics/e-Services/Big Data

Chair: Fida Karam

“Consumer Adoption of Internet Banking: The Ghanaian Experience”

Kwame Simpe Ofori, George Oppong Appiagyei Ampong, Kwabena Boakye, John Agyekum Addae, George Amoako, and Affoue Nadia Kouakou


“Assimilation of Business Intelligence Systems: The Mediating Role of Organizational Knowledge Culture”

Azizah Ahmad and Mohammad Hossain


“Representational Quality of Big Data: Insights from Comparative Case Studies”

Agung Wahyudi, Adiska Farhani, and Marijn Janssen


10:00am – 10:30am

Tea & Coffee break

10:30am – 12:00pm

Parallel Sessions


Adoption/Use of Technology

Chair: Ahmed Morshidy

“ERP Adoption and use in Production Research: An Archival Analysis and Future Research Directions”

Samuel Fosso Wamba, Kala Kamdjoug Jean Robert, Shahriar Akter and Kevin Carillo


“The determinants of RFID use and its benefits in hospitals: An empirical study examining beyond adoption”

Mohammad Hossain and Azizah Ahmad

“Learning Time Analysis – Case Study in the IT Sector in the Czech Republic”

Vaclav Zubr and Hana Mohelska

“Statistical and Sentiment Analysis of Fans Behavior of Soccer Clubs using Social Media”

Tahir Ali, Imran Ahmed, and Asad Nazir



Management and IT

Chair: Jean-Paul Arnaout

“Conflicts of Interest, Information Quality and Management Decision”

Saeed Askary and Shekar Shetty

“Technology Enhanced Learning Experience in Intercultural Business Communication Course: A Case Study”

Marcel Pikhart   


“Is Ecosystem Health a Useful Metaphor? Towards a research agenda for ecosystem health research”     

Sami Hyrynsalmi and Matti Mantymaki

“Analysis of the Banking Sector in the Czech Republic”

Pavel Prazak and Martina Hedvicakova


12:00pm – 01:30pm


End of the Conference