ISPC 2024: Start of Application (CfA)

ISPC 2024: Start of Application (CfA)

ISPC 2024 is the fourth international conference jointly organized by East European University (Tbilisi, Georgia), Adelphi University (Garden City, NY, USA), IU International University (Cologne, Germany) and the E-Commerce Institute and supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung FES and the entrepreneurship organization FGF.

ISPC 2024

ISPC 2024

4th annual International Scientific-Practical Conference

“Digital Management and Artificial Intelligence”

We are pleased to announce the annual international conference ISPC 2024 for 10. and 11. October 2024 in Cologne! The conference will focus on the presentation and discussion of relevant aspects of digitalization and artificial intelligence. The ISPC 2024 will be held as a hybrid conference. Participants will have the opportunity to either attend physically at the conference venue at the IU International University in Cologne in the Gerling-Quartier or to dial into the conference online via Zoom.

Conference Organization Committee:

Topics and Format:

The scope of the conference covers digitalization in all areas such as business, education, eHealth, etc. The aim is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of relevant aspects of digitalization. This conference will take place in a hybrid format, i.e. participants can present both at the conference venue in Cologne, Germany, and online via Zoom video conferencing.


Interested presenters are kindly asked to fill out the “Application Form” and send us a one-page abstract by 1. June 2024. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should be sent to The requirements and the application form for the abstracts can be found at the bottom of this article.


Registration for ISPC 2024 is free of charge for online participants. Participants of the conference in Cologne will pay a catering fee for drinks, lunch, and snacks for Thursday and Friday, 10. and 11. October 2024.


Researchers, practitioners, master’s, and doctoral students from the conference organizing universities as well as other higher education institutions.

ISPC 2024

Important Deadlines:

  • Application form (Abstract in one-page length): 1. June 2024
  • Deadline for submission of presentations and full papers: 1. September 2024
  • ISPC 2024 Conference: 10. and 11. October 2024


The accepted presentations should last 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes of discussion. Completed articles should be approximately 10 pages in length (approx. 5,000 words, approx. 30,000 characters without spaces). The conference language is English and all articles will be published in English.

The proceedings of the 4th annual International Scientific-Practical Conference (ISPC 2024) titled “Digital Management and Artificial Intelligence” will be released and published shortly after the conference in the “Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics (SPBE)” book series, indexed by Scopus. Accepted papers from ISPC 2024 have a good chance of being published in Springer’s proceedings. For further details, please refer to here and here.

The registration form, as well as the general requirements for the format, can be found in the attachment.

Conference venue:

This year’s ISPC 2024 will be held as a hybrid conference. Presenters and participants will have the option of either dialing in online via Zoom or physically attending at the conference venue in Cologne.

IU International University:

Campus Gerling Quartier
Hildeboldplatz 20
50672 Cologne, Germany

Conference Program:

  • Thursday, 10. October 2024
    > Arrival of the attendees and start of the conferences ISPC 2024 um  15:00 h (3 pm)
    > Welcome of the participants by the organizers and start of the conference
    > Key Note Speeches
    > Informal “Get together” at Päffgen brewery with drinks and talks
  • Friday, 11. October 2024 9:00 h bis 18:00 h (9 am to 6 pm)
    > Main part of ISPC 2024 and presentation of all conference papers
    > Three moderated parallel sessions for approx. 30 presentations
    > Formal dinner with all participants and organizers of ISPC 2024
    > Announcement of ISPC 2025 with topic, date, partners, venue, format, publication
  • Saturday, 12. October 2024
    > Hotel checkout
    > Return journey of the participants

Best Presentation Certificates:

This year, “Best Presentation Certificates” will again be awarded by the conference organizers in recognition of special achievements by the speakers.

Young Scientist Certificates:

For young scientists who do not have a PhD yet, we would like to sponsor special “Young Scientist Certificates” to motivate them to continue with their scientific career. In addition, Springer Nature offers special and free support for a possible publication of the thesis.

Recommended Conference Hotels:

Motel One Mediapark
Am Kümpchenshof 2
50670 Cologne, Germany
+49 221 270 751 0,

25 hours Hotel
Im Klapperhof 22-24
50672 Cologne, Germany
+49 221 162530,

All hotels are 1-3 minutes (200-500 m) away from the conference venue.

ISPC 2024

Advisory Committee to support the 4th ISPC:

  • Dr. Ulrich Arnold, Managing Director, gkv informatik, Wuppertal
  • Dr. Wolfram Pietsch, Professor at Fachhochschule Aachen
  • Dr. Ludwig Theuvsen, Professor at University Göttingen
  • Dr. Harald von Korflesch, Professor at University Koblenz
  • Dr. Peter Witt, Professor at University Wuppertal

Scientific Committee for double blind peer review procedure:

  • Dr. Charles R. Baker – Professor for Accounting and Law Department, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, USA
  • Dr. Lutz Becker – Professor for Management and Leadership, Dean of Studies of the Master’s program Sustainability Management & Leadership, Areas of research: Digital and societal transformation, strategy and leadership, sustainable business development
  • Dr. Zviad Gabisonia – Lawyer, General Director of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (2018-2021), Professor of the Faculty of Law and International Relations of the Technical University of Georgia and Tbilisi Open University, Director of the Commercial and Private Law Research Institute
  • Dr. Christian Lucas – Professor for Business Administration and Marketing at IU International University, Dean of Studies of the Bachelor’s program Marketing Management
  • Dr. Vladimir Papava – Georgian economist, Doctor of Economic Sciences (1989), Professor (1995), Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia (2013), Minister of Economy of Georgia (1993-2000), Rector of Tbilisi State University (2013-2016)
  • Dr. Jonas Polfuss – Professor for Marketing at IU International University, areas of research: International Marketing, Digital Branding and Online Marketing, Hiphop, China

Coordination Team to support the organization:

  • Leona Trautner, Project Manager, IU International University,
  • Nadine Schreyer, Project Manager, IU International University,
  • Alina Holle, Project Manager, E-Commerce Institute,
  • Teona Shugliashvili, Ph.D. Candidate, Ludwig Maximilian University,
  • Tatia Gherkenashvili, Scientific Research and Development, EEU,

All further information on the detailed conference program and dial-in information will follow in good time before the conference.

Requirements article ISPC 2024 Application Form ISPC 2024


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