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Special Session on
Disruptive Technologies
 - DisrupTech 2022

24 - 25 April, 2022 - Prague, Czech Republic

Within the 4th International Conference on Finance, Economics, Management and IT Business - FEMIB 2022


Mitra Arami
EM Normandie Business School

Brief Bio
Mitra Arami is the head of Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt and the head of Startup Center. She obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in Management Information Systems from Technical University of Vienna. She has more than 25 years record in business and strategic IT consulting, project and programme management and cross-organizational business process integration within telecommunication, IT and oil and gas industry. She has designed several degrees in Higher Education and has extensive experience with international accreditations (EQUIS, FIBAA, AMBA, IPMA, PMI).
Patricia Baudier
EM Normandie Business School

Brief Bio
Patricia Baudier prepared her PhD in management science within the Business School of Mines-Télécom Institut in 2013. She is an associate professor of marketing at EM Normandie in Paris (France). Her research focuses on the acceptance of new technologies, innovations, consumers behavior and Digital Marketing. She spent 28 years within major American companies such as Apple and Kodak, mainly at marketing positions. Patricia has authored several papers in leading journals of innovation, management and marketing and a book "Lexique du digital".


This special session calls for research that examines digital technologies creating new markets. According to literature, a disruptive innovation is an innovation creating new markets and value network and eventually disrupts existing markets, which means displacing established market leading firms, products, and alliances [1,2].
We aim to compile state of the art of research on disruptive innovation with focus not only on Blockchain and IoT but also other technologies and invite papers from all scholars, which provide move conceptual perspectives and/or empirical insight into this topic.

[1] Christensen CM, Raynor M, McDonald R. What is disruptive innovation? Harvard Business Review 2015;93(12):44–53
[2] Hensmans, M. (2021), "The innovation pyramid: five approaches to strategic decision-making", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

The focus is on Disruptive Technologies including a) Blockchain b) IoT c) AI d) Smart technologies e) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality f) Robots and Chatbots.
Indicative questions include, but are not limited to:
  • How are technologies disrupting business models?
  • What are the main drivers for disruptive technologies?
  • What is the role of organizational eco system in influencing disruptive technologies?
  • How do business models that embed trust and privacy differ from others?
This special session welcomes reports on computational, business, and social issues related to disruptive technologies and the above discussion. It will focus on recent research and application results, but vision and discussion papers are also welcome.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Vision on novel advances of disruptive innovation
  • Disruptive and relevant technologies and applications
  • Blockchain application in different industries
  • IoT application in different industries
  • Social impacts of IoT and blockchain applications
  • Real-World application scenarios
  • Discussion papers on business innovation
  • Risk, trust, privacy and security issues


Paper Submission: February 24, 2022
Authors Notification: March 10, 2022
Camera Ready and Registration: March 18, 2022


Available soon.

Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts in any of the topics listed above.
The required extended abstract length is between 800-1500 words and must be submitted in PDF format through the online submission and review system using the appropriated button on this page. Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates.
Please also check the Guidelines to prepare your manuscript.
When submitting an extended abstract please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.
After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted extended papers authors will have to decide the publication method of a complete paper: a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on digital support, or submitting later on to a special issue in a journal connected to this special session.
The journals available for a special issue are the Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting and the International Journal of Emerging Markets.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). All complete papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


FEMIB Special Sessions - DisrupTech 2022
e-mail: femib.secretariat@insticc.org