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LIS Perspectives on Privacy and Information Management

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The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science (CJILS) invites manuscripts to be considered for the special issue on "LIS Perspectives on Privacy and Information Management" to be published March 2015. Information professionals have the difficult task of managing information and supporting others to do the same in an increasingly complex environment where issues of information protection, control, and ownership are of paramount importance. These issues present challenges to the practice of information professionals: for example, how can libraries adequately protect the privacy of patron information? They also invite a discussion of the role of information professionals in public education and literacy: should information professionals be responsible for public education on issues such as privacy, intellectual property, and copyright? This special issue focuses on the role of information professionals with respect to these aspects of information management. We are seeking submissions that address these issues, examining questions including (but not limited to):

1)  Among information professionals, what is the state of knowledge regarding information protection, control and ownership? What do information professionals know and need to know about issues such as privacy and information management? What training do we offer, and what should we offer, to information professionals with respect to these issues?

2)  How are information professionals responding to the policy issues that arise with respect to privacy and information management? How are these issues affecting service delivery? What policies are being developed, and what are the challenges to effective policy responses?

3)  What is the role of information professionals in helping people to become more literate and able to respond to privacy and information management challenges? What programs are being developed? Are interventions effective?

Extended deadline for submission: September 30, 2014

Authors are invited to visit the journal's website for presentation guidelines and send their submissions in electronic format - an e-mail attachment in Word is preferred - to one of the following addresses: Jacquelyn Burkell Alexandre Fortier



Appel à articles - NUMÉRO SPÉCIAL 2015

Perspectives des sciences de l'information et de la bibliothéconomie sur la gestion de l'information et les questions liées à la vie privée

La Revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie (RCSIB) invite les chercheurs à soumettre des manuscrits en vue du numéro spécial consacré aux « Perspectives des sciences de l'information sur la vie privée et de la gestion de l'information », à paraître en mars 2015. Les professionnels de l'information ont la tâche ardue de gérer de l'information et d'aider le public à faire de même dans un environnement de plus en plus complexe où les questions de protection, de contrôle et de propriété de l'information sont d'une importance primordiale. Les défis que présentent ces questions sont multiples. Comment les bibliothèques, par exemple, peuvent-elles protéger adéquatement la confidentialité des renseignements personnels de leur clientèle ? Les professionnels de l'information devraient-ils être responsables de l'éducation du public concernant les questions de vie privée et la gestion de l'information ? Ce numéro spécial porte sur le rôle des professionnels de l'information à l'égard de ces aspects de la gestion de l'information et se concentre sur les questions suivantes (sans toutefois s'y limiter) :

1)   Quel est l'état des connaissances des professionnels de l'information en matière de protection, de contrôle et de propriété de l'information ? Que savent les professionnels de l'information et qu'ont-ils besoin de savoir ? Quelles sont les formations que nous offrons et celles que nous devrions leur offrir concernant ces questions ?

2)   Comment les professionnels de l'information réagissent-ils aux problèmes qu'occasionnent les politiques générales en matière de vie privée et de gestion de l'information ? Comment ces problèmes de politique générale affectent-ils la prestation des services ? Quelles politiques sont mises au point, et quels sont les défis à surmonter afin d'obtenir des réactions efficaces aux problèmes ?

3)   Quel est le rôle joué par les professionnels de l'information quand ils aident leur clientèle à devenir plus compétente et capable de répondre aux défis de la gestion et de la confidentialité des informations ? Quels sont les programmes en cours d'élaboration ?

Échéance pour soumettre une proposition repoussée au : 30 septembre 2014

Les auteurs sont invités à consulter le site web de la revue afin de prendre connaissance du protocole de rédaction. Les propositions doivent être envoyées par voie électronique (idéalement un fichier Word en pièce jointe à un courriel) à l'une ou l'autre des adresses suivantes : Jacquelyn Burkell Alexandre Fortier




Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, September 13-14, 2014

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Important Dates:
Paper Submission Due:June 15, 2014
Author Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2014
Camera Ready Paper Due: August 1, 2014
Author Registration Due: August 1, 2014
Conference Date:September 13-14, 2014

Paper Submission:
The proceedings of MISNC will be published by book series of CCIS
Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF through the conference website. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with proceedings. Submitted papers and will be subject to stringent peer review by at least three members of the international program committee and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted papers and demonstration descriptions will appear in the post-conference Book Series to be published by Springer (Expected LNBIP, pending approve).
Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a minimum 10 and maximum length of 14 pages (Using the Springer template All submissions should be formatted according to Springer guidelines (
Submissions must be entered into the Submission System (

Tracks and Topics:
In MISNC 2014, there are four main tracks in (but not limited to the topics in these tracks).
Track 1: Business, Management and Social Networks

E-commerce & Social Networks
Knowledge Management & Social Networks
Knowledge Networks
Word of Mouth Marketing
Financial Social Networks
Governance and Social Networks
Organizational Social Networks
Human Resource Management and Social Networks
Service Science and Social Networks
Other Related Topics...
Track 2: Social Networks Issues on Sociology, Politics and Statistics

Sociology & Social Networks
Politics & Social Networks
Statistics Modelling & Social Networks
Exponential Random Graph Models
Social Behavior Modelling
Culture Dynamics
Opinion Representation
Social Support and Social Networks
Influence Process
Other Related Topics...
Track 3: Information Technology for Social Networks Analysis and Mining

IT & Social Networks Analysis
IT & Social Networks Mining
LBS & Social Networks
Social Search
Web Mining, Web Service, Web Technology and Social Networks
Recommendation & Social Networks
Social Networks Extraction
Social Networks Construction
Community Detection
Big Data Issue of Social Networks Data Processing
Social Computing
Social Networking Website Development
Interface Design
Other Related Topics...
Track 4: Social Networks for Global eHealth and Bio-medics

Social Networks for Global eHealth
Social Networks for Bio-medics
Medical Networks
Social Media and Health
Health Community
Health Management and Social Networks
Biological Social Networks
Diffusion of Virus and Disease
Organ donation and Social Networks
Other Related Topics...
Other Topics:

Applications of Social Network Analysis
Terrorism, Crime Detection and Social Networks
Geography of Social Networks
Open Source Intelligence
Spatial Networks
Trust Networks
Security & Privacy Issues of Social Networks
Ethics Issues of Social Networks
Other Social Networks Related Topics...
Dr. I-Hsien Ting (丁一賢)
Associate Professor
Department of Information Management
International Master of Business Administration Program
National University of Kaohsiung

Global, International, and Cross-Cultural Issues in IS

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CFP HICSS minitrack
Track: Internet and the Digital Economy
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 48, January 5-8, 2015, Kauai, Hawaii

Papers Due: June 15, 2014 via the HICSS conference system

This minitrack focuses on the sociotechnical dynamics and the ways in which the Internet affects people, groups, organizations, and societies. We are in particular interested in the impact of global, international, and cross-cultural issues on ICT development, implementation and use across the globe.

Globalization has historically been tied to technological innovation, and the present era of a networked information society is no different. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have provided the infrastructure for multinational businesses, created new cultural connections irrespective of geographic boundaries and distances, and allowed an increasingly mobile global population to be connected to their friends, families, and cultures no matter where they are. The issues surrounding global, international, and cross cultural issues in Information Systems (IS) attracted much scholarly attention and have been explored under myriad contexts.

The minitrack welcomes submissions that relate to all aspects of global IS, or IS research situated in a global, international or cross-cultural context. The minitrack is open to all methodological approaches and perspectives. We are interested in empirical and theoretical work that addresses these and related socio-technical issues. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Research that considers the impacts of cultural values (e.g. on adaptive user interfaces)
* Research on global Cloud sourcing strategies
* Cross-national and cross-cultural comparisons of ICT adoption, use and development (e.g. Internet diffusion and impacts compared between different economies)
* Effects of global social computing on organizational work organization and practices (e.g. pricing strategies)
* Issues relating to globally distributed teams (e.g. the adoption and use of social media by cross-national virtual teams, worker motivation, and human error diversity)
* Issues relating to Internet adoption and the digital society at the national level (e.g. digital infrastructure sophistication across countries)
*Issues relating to global knowledge management (e.g. different knowledge-sharing cultures in multi-national corporations)
*Issues relating to cross-national legislation and regulation (e.g. implications of different regulations governing Green IT in the EU vs. US or Asian countries)
* Issues relating to global ICT governance (e.g. sustainable strategies for standardization and harmonization in evolving business networks)
* Single country studies showing implications for other locations or results different from other contexts (e.g. impact of ICT policies on a transition economy)
* Multi-country studies of ICT adoption, use, and development (e.g. e-commerce adoption involving multiple countries)

* Global impacts of big data on governments, multinational companies, NGOs and other organizations

Minitrack Organizers:

Pnina Fichman, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington;

Edward W.N. Bernroider, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Institute for Information Management and Control, Vienna, Austria;

Erran Carmel, Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington D.C.;

27-29 August 2014, Barcelona, Spain

The Internet of Things (IoT) vision is to provide a dynamic and global
network infrastructure which is characterized by intelligent and self
configuring capabilities. IoT is considered as an integral part of the
future Internet. It is based on interoperable communication protocols in
order to enable the interaction and integration of virtual as well as
physical Things such as computers, smart devices, sensors, cars,
refrigerators, food packages, medicines, etc. Things can be seamlessly
integrated into the information network and interaction can be made
through the provision of intelligent interfaces. In not so distant
future, IoT will be forcing its way into every aspect of our lives and
technologies including smart homes, smart cities, environment and
nature, green energy, food, medicine, automotive, aerospace and
aviation, telecommunication, and so on.

IoT is generally characterized by real world and small Things, limited
capacity, constrained devices and the consequential issues such as less
reliability, security and privacy. Cloud computing on the other hand
deals mainly with virtual world and has unlimited capabilities in terms
of storage and processing power. Thus cloud and IoT are the main
complementary aspects of the future Internet. IoT can benefit from the
unlimited capabilities and resources of cloud computing. Similarly,
cloud can benefit from IoT by extending its scope to deal with real
world things in a more distributed and dynamic manner.

The theme of this conference is to promote the state of the art in
scientific and practical research of the IoT and cloud computing. It
provides a forum for bringing together researchers and practitioners
from academia, industry, and public sector in an effort to present their
research work and share research and development ideas in the area of
IoT and cloud computing.

Conference Tracks:

- Network Design and Architecture
- Software Architecture and Middleware
- Mobile Services
- IoT and Cloud Data Management
- Context Awareness in Cloud and IoT
- Security, Privacy and Reliability
- Performance Evaluation and Modelling
- Standards in Cloud and IoT
- Networking and Communication Protocols
- Machine to Machine communication protocols
- Smart Environment
- Industry Track
- General Track-Future IoT and Cloud Computing


All papers accepted for this conference will be published in the
conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Conference
Publishing Service (CPS). The proceedings will be submitted to the
IEEE-Xplore and the IEEE Computer Society (CSDL) digital libraries. The
proceedings are also submitted for indexing through IEE INSPEC, EI
(Compendex), Thomson ISI, and other indexing services;
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version
of their papers for special issues in international journals.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: 15 March 2014
Authors Notification: 30 May 2014
Final Manuscript Due: 20 June 2014

Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Chairs:
Antonio Pescape, University of Napoli, Federico II, Italy
Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Local Organising Chair:
Carme Quer, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

International Advisory Committee:
Athman Bouguettaya, RMIT University, Australia
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, UK
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Chonggang Wang, InterDigital Communications, USA

Track Chairs:

Track 1: Network Design and Architecture
Chair: Payam M. Barnaghi, University of Surrey, UK

Track 2: Software Architecture and Middleware
Chair: Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Track 3: Mobile Services
Chair: Danish Aziz, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Germany

Track 4: IoT and Cloud Data Management
Chair: Sylvain Kubler, Aalto University, Finland

Track 5: Context Awareness in Cloud and IoT
Co-Chair: Qiang Duan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Co-Chair: Honggang Wang, The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA

Track 6: Security, Privacy and Reliability
Chair: Jules F. Pagna Disso, EADS Innovations Works, UK

Track 7: Performance Evaluation and Modelling
Chair: Alessio Botta, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Track 8: Standards and Social Issues
Chair: Ivona Brandic, Technical University Wien, Austria

Track 9: Networking and Communication Protocols
Chair: Charalabos Skianis, University of Aegean, Greece

Track 10: Machine to Machine communication protocols
Chair: Vamsi Krishna Paruchuri, University of Central Arkansas, USA

Track 11: Smart Environment
Chair: Elisabetta Farella, Universita di Bologna, Italy

Track 12:Green Cloud and IoT
Chair: José Luis Vázquez-Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Track 13: Industry Track
Chair: Noel Portugal, Oracle Corporation, USA

Track 14: General - Future IoT and Cloud Computing
Chair: Farookh Hussain, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Workshop Coordinator:
Ruben Casado, Treelogic, Spain

Journal Special Issue Coordinator:
Mohamed Bakhouya, Aalto University, Finland

Publicity Chair:
Satish Narayana Srirama, University of Tartu, Estonia

Website Administrator:
Hatem Musbah Ibrahim, University of Bradford, UK

Google in Libraries: Uses for Patron, Student and Staff

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Book Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Editor: Carol Smallwood, Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities (Scarecrow Press, 2014)

Google has vast resources that are often insufficiently used by librarians or library users. To remedy this, chapters are sought for an anthology by practicing public, academic, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada for creative, practical approaches that use Google applications. Topics sought such as: Google as a Library Partner or Competitor; Using Google in Library Operations; Google+; Youtube; Picasa; Earth; Sky; Research.

Concise, how-to chapters based on experience to help public, school, academic, special librarians, library consultants, LIS faculty/students, and technology professionals totaling 3,000-4,000 words, or two short chapters that come to 3,000-4,000 words. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material, please. One, two, or three authors per chapter; if two chapters they are to be by the same author(s). Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word accepted submission no matter how many co-authors, discount on more copies.

Please e-mail titles of  2-3 specific topics each described in 2 sentences by March 31, 2014 with biography sketch(s); place GOOGLE and your Last Name on the subject line to:


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014


A book edited by Norshidah Mohamed (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), Teddy Mantoro (Universitas Siswa Bangsa International, Indonesia), Media Ayu (Universitas Siswa Bangsa International, Indonesia), and Murni Mahmud (International Islamic University Malaysia) 


To be published by IGI Global:


For release in the Advances in Wireless Technologies and Telecommunication (AWTT) Book Series.


Series Editor: Xiaoge Xu (The University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

ISSN: 2327-3305


The Advances in Wireless Technologies and Telecommunication Book Series aims to provide researchers and academic communities with quality research on the concepts and developments in the wireless technology fields. Developers, engineers, students, research strategists, and IT managers will find this series useful to gain insight into next generation wireless technologies and telecommunication.



Mobile technologies have made a tremendous impact on our daily lives. They will continue to bring changes in the way we communicate with others in the years to come. These technologies have given rise to increasing expectation to be responsive among individuals, developers and businesses to fast changing lifestyle needs especially when using mobile as the main platform. Notably, issues surrounding mobile computing and technologies will continue to prevail. These include security and mobile use among groups with special needs.


Objective of the Book

This handbook aims at providing insights into social, behavioral and technical aspects surrounding mobile computing. It will discuss recent research findings on mobile technologies from social, behavioral and technical perspectives of users, developers, designers, businesses and groups with special needs. The book aims at aiding future research and providing recommendations and guidelines for practice in mobile computing, mobile technology use, mobile application development and mobile technology security.


Target Audience

Researchers, instructors in mobile computing, practitioners, mobile application developers, IT security officer, directors and managers leading IT function.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Mobile technology adoption

o    Social issues in mobile technology adoption for special groups (disabilities, indigenous, senior citizens etc.)

o    Performance issues of mobile technology adoption in organisations

o    Behavioral issues in use of mobile commerce technologies including mobile services and mobile applications (apps)

o    Mobile technologies quality-of-service

·         Group interaction and mobility

o    Interfaces for mobile communities

o    Mobile social networks

o    Mobility and work environments

o    Mobile learning

o    Mobile commerce

o    Collaborative and cooperative mobile computing

§  Mobile computing support for collaborative learning

§  Mobile systems for interaction in collaborative groups and communities

§  Cooperative networks for users' mobility

§  Cooperative applications to support users' mobility in ubiquitous networks

·         Mobile security

o    Privacy concerns

o    Trust

o    Security measures

o    Key management and authentication

·         Mobile Applications Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation

o    Human centred design tools and methods

o    User experience evaluation with mobile applications and devices

o    Visualization techniques for the mobile computing

o    Natural interaction techniques (e.g. gestural, tactile etc)

o    Psychological model for use of mobile applications

·         Mobile Networking

o    Fundamentals of mobile networks

o    Access control in mobile networks

o    Peer-to-peer communication in mobile networks

o    Mobility management

o    Wireless sensors networks

·         Mobile Services and Internet of Things

o    Context-aware computing

o    Wearable computing

o    Ubiquitous and pervasive computing

o    Sensors and mobiles for smart applications

o    Mobile web applications

o    Mobile banking and m-money

o    Mobile healthcare and telemedicine

o    Mobile tracking system (GPS, LBS, GSM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.)

o    Localisation and Location aware computing

o    Pattern of User Mobility

o    User Activity based on User Location in Mobile Infrastructure

·         Mobile Embedded System

o    Embedded Design and Security

o    Real Time Embedded System in Mobile Computing

·         Mobile Communication

o    Operating Systems for Small Mobile Device

o    Mobile Ad-hoc Network

o    QoS in Mobile Communication

o    Wireless and mobile multimedia network management

·         Mobile cloud computing

o    The convergence of mobile and cloud into a single, cohesive, symbiotic computing platform

o    Mobile big data


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 15, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal that clearly explains the mission, concerns, topic and structure of the proposed chapter. Proposal should include authors' names, affiliations and email addresses. Submissions should be made through the link at the bottom of this page. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and chapter guidelines will be sent accordingly. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 15, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science Reference, Business Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This book is anticipated to be released in 2015.


Important Dates

March 15, 2014: Proposal Deadline 
July 15, 2014: Full chapter Submission 
August 30, 2014: Review Results Returned to Authors 
October 15, 2014: Revised Chapter Submission 
October 30, 2014: Final acceptance Notifications 
November 30, 2014: Submission of Final Chapters 
December 29, 2014: Final Deadline


Inquiries can be forwarded to

Norshidah Mohamed, PhD

Teddy Mantoro, PhD

Media Ayu, PhD

Murni Mahmud, PhD

Propose a chapter for this book

Conference on Advanced Technology &Sciences (ICAT'14)

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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to participate International Conference on Advanced Technology &Sciences (ICAT'14) which will be held in Antalya, TURKEY, 12-15 August, 2014.

Thank you for your interest for participating ICAT 2014 and we look forward to meeting you in 5 stars Harrington Park Resort Hotel (all inclusive service) in historical city ANTALYA which is surrounded by green and blue. Additionally, the participants may choose to attend the post-conference tours to various magnificent historical and natural beauties of Antalya. Thus, ICAT'14 will let you not only have a good summer holiday but also participation to an international conference. We guaranty that you will have unforgettable memories after this journey.

The ICAT'14 conference organized by Selcuk University is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of advanced technologies and to discuss theoretical and practical issues in all the field of technologies.

All topics and all the scientific/technological approaches in the various advanced technological fields are pertinent to this Symposium. The Scientific committee members are composed of international experts in various disciplines. The technical program will consist of keynote speakers by eminent specialists, oral presentation of the contributed papers and posters of the work-in-progress.

All the accepted papers will be published in the journals listed on the conference web site.

Please forward this e-mail to your colleagues and potential authors who might be interested in.

Please consult for more information.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. Omer Faruk Bay
On the behalf of Organizing Committee

ICAT'14 Editorial Office - Contact Us
E-mail :
Phone : +90.332.2233335
Web :


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014


A book edited by Amitoj Singh (Patel Memorial National College, Rajpura (Punjab) - India)


To be published by IGI Global:


For release in the Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance Computing (ASASEHPC) Book Series.

Series Editor: Vijayan Sugumaran (Oakland University, USA)

ISSN: 2327-3453


The Advances in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance Computing (ASASEHPC) Book Series brings together research in the areas of distributed computing, systems and software engineering, high performance computing, and service science. This collection of publications is useful for academics, researchers, and practitioners seeking the latest practices and knowledge in this field.



Business activities are rapidly changing nowadays and there are increasingly complex requirements set on programming solutions, which put traditional software development methods, also called heavyweight, behind and lead to new modern approaches sometimes called lightweight. The market volatility of the past year has highlighted in sometimes painful fashion the need for companies to anticipate and address pivotal events that affect their business. Planning for the unpredictable may seem an impossible irony, but many firms appear to recognise that in a period of turbulence, an organisation's ability to respond is critical for sustaining growth.


Objective of the Book

Objective of the study is to gain insight of lightweight methodologies (Agile, Lean etc), critical success/limiting factors for adopting these methodologies into organizational culture. We will find the agile adoption from different dimensions: time, cost, scale, distribution etc. What Roadmap can be proven to achieve agility at scale. This book will help in finding current practices and future trends in evolution and revolution to achieve organization agility. Objectives of this book can be broadly laid down as under:

·         To promote awareness of Software engineering methodologies.

·         To identify quality oriented software architecture (design and Support)

·         To analyze benefits of reverse and architectural recovery methods

·         How technology impart software reliability, safety critical systems and security methods

·         To highlight educational establishment in Information Systems Analysis and Specification

·         To Analyze Advancements in Engineering of Systems

·         To analyze various approaches to software engineering

·         How Software Engineering helps for Performance Enhancement and Appraisal.


Target Audience

This edited book will focus on real world applications; therefore authors should highlight the benefits of Information Technology for industry and services. Ideas on how to analyze system will arise from the book. The purpose of the Edited Book is to bring together researchers, students, engineers and practitioners interested in the advances of organisation's agility.


Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

The book is expected to have following six sections. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Section I Advanced Software Engineering

o    Software engineering methodologies

o    Domain specific software engineering

o    Agile methodologies

o    Lean software development

o    Component based software engineering

o    Pervasive software engineering

o    Software reuse and component engineering

o    Real-time embedded software engineering

o    Model based software engineering

o    Aspect oriented software engineering

o    Agent oriented software engineering

·         Section II Software design and design patterns

o    Pair designing

o    Software architectures

o    Pair programming

o    Metaphorical design

o    Architectural analysis, verifications and validation methods

o    Domain specific software engineering

o    Modeling Formalisms, Languages, and Notations (e.g. UML, ER variants)

o    Modeling Concepts and Information Integration Tools

o    Quality oriented software architecture (design and Support)

o    Reverse and architectural recovery methods

o    Software reliability, safety critical systems and security methods

o    Reflection and metadata methodologies

o    Critical and embedded software design

o    Service oriented software architecture

·         Section III Systems Analysis and Specification

o    Systems Engineering Methodologies

o    Information Engineering Methodologies

o    Aerospace software and system engineering

o    CASE Tools for System Development

o    Business Processes Re-engineering

o    Software, domain modeling and meta-modeling

o    Security, Freedom and Privacy

o    Steganography

o    Software Quality Assurance and Enhancements

·         Section IV Advancements in Engineering of Systems

o    AI approaches to software engineering

o    Automated software design and synthesis

o    Usability engineering

o    Engineering of safety/mission critical systems

o    Web engineering and web-based applications

o    Software testing, evaluation and analysis technologies

o    Software security engineering

o    Requirement engineering and processes

o    Model driven engineering

o    Human computer interaction and usability engineering

o    Distributed and parallel systems

·         Section V Project management issues

o    Software cost estimation

o    Software Effort Estimation (Function Point Analysis and its applications)

o    Workflow - Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

o    Software engineering standards and guidelines

o    Reports on intelligent CASE tools and eclipse plugins issues

·         Section VI Case studies and emerging technologies


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 15, 2014 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Submissions should be made through the link at the bottom of this page. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 15, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science Reference, Business Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This book is anticipated to be released in 2014.


Important Dates

March 15, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline 
April 30, 2014: Notification of Acceptance 
July 15, 2014: Full Chapter Submission 
September 15, 2014: Review Results Returned 
October 15, 2014: Final Chapter Submission 
October 30, 2014: Final Deadline


Inquiries can be forwarded to

Propose a chapter for this book

PaLA Northeast Chapter

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The deadline to submit to the Northeast Chapter's Spring Workshop has been extended to Monday, March 10.

The Spring Workshop will be held on Friday, June 13that The University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. The theme for this year's workshop is "The Changing Face of Libraries" and we are currently seeking proposals from academic, public, special librarians, and consultants from across Pennsylvania that are interested in presenting.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 ·New staffing models

·Cross Training

·Digital Humanities

·Digital Libraries

·How to handle budget cuts

·Libraries without books

·Fundraising and Crowdsourcing

·Serving Special Populations (e.g. ESL, Veterans, Autism spectrum, etc.)

·Wearable Technology

·Reaching today's users

·STEM for kids

If you are interested in presenting on one of the above topics or another topic related to "The Changing Face of Libraries," then please consider submitting your proposal through the online Google Form:

Deadline for submission is March 10, 2014. We will be seeking approximately six presenters for 60 minute presentations and approximately eight presenters for 7 minute Pecha Kucha presentations ( If you wish to be considered for both types of presentations, please indicate that on the form. All proposals received by March 10, 2014 will be reviewed by the Northeast Chapter's Board.

Please contact George Aulisio ( with any questions.

October 31 - November 4, 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA


The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIST AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society.

ASIST AM has an established record for pushing the boundaries of information studies, exploring core concepts and ideas, and creating new technological and conceptual configurations -- all situated in interdisciplinary discourses.

The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology.  The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASISTs many special interest groups: Arts & Humanities; Bioinformatics; Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts; Classification Research; Critical Issues; Digital Libraries; Education for Information Science; Health Informatics; History & Foundations of Information Science; Human Computer Interaction; Information Architecture; Information Needs, Seeking and Use; Information Policy; International Information Issues; Knowledge Management; Library Technologies; Management; Metrics; Scientific & Technical Information; Social Informatics; and Visualization, Images & Sound.

Important Dates
Papers, Panels, and Workshops:
Submissions: April 30th
Notifications: June 11th
Final copies: July 15th

Submissions: July 1th
Notifications: July 30th
Final copies: August 20th

(All deadlines: midnight,
Hawaii Standard Time)



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