International Conference on Mobile Business 2014

June 4-5 London

The conference is now over, and the participating delegates had by all indications a very fruitful two days at the LSE with stimulating discussions. A total of 15 full papers were accepted from the submission of 38, which translates into just under 40%. 14 of the papers were presented, and an additional 11 discussion papers were discussed. The academic keynote address was given by Jannis Kallinikos from LSE on the Anatomy of Big Data. Colin McElwee from gave the impact keynote. The UNESCO-Worldreader-Nokia report can be downloaded here. Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen organised a very interesting panel on the future of mobile research where George Giaglis, Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood, and Eusebio Scornavacca presented their views.

Thank you to all that participated making the conference an enjoyable event for us all!

The Department of Management is this coming year organising the second Digital Innovation Challenge. If you are interested in joining and support your BSc or MSc students entering this competition, please head over to and read what you need to do. You can see the partner universities for the inaugural challenge here.


The conference venue for ICMB 2014 will be the LSE campus, right in the middle of London just East of Oxford Street and a short walk away from Covent Garden. The conference plenary room and the group discussion breakout rooms are all situated in the two newest LSE buildings – The New Academic Building and 32 Lincolns Inn Fields.

We are happy that the conference received sufficient papers allowing us to go ahead, and look forward to authors and others from the community registering  to participate on:

So, please join us in June 2014 — immediately before ECIS 2014 in Tel Aviv.

The 13th International Conference on Mobile Business will be hosted by the Information Systems and Innovation Group within Department of Management at The London School of Economics and Political Science where the mobility@lse research unit since 2001 has been active within the areas of mobile computing, enterprise mobility ( and digital infrastructure innovation (

ICMB 2014 will be organised as a two-day academic conference with papers accepted based on quality, relevance and originality. Selected papers will be presented in plenary sessions, whilst the majority will be presented and discussed in smaller groups. The conference will very much be organised as working conference where participants will return with essential insights on how to improve their papers for mainstream journal publication within the core Information Systems and related journals. The ICMB community will in this way support the process of achieving more impact of their ideas within the Information Systems and neighbouring academic communities.

ICMB is an AIS-affiliated conference and accepted full conference papers will be made available on AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).


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