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LITA Presentations at ALA Midwinter 2015 ( Chicago)

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 The LITA Education Committee is now accepting innovative and creative proposals for workshops to be presented at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago in January. We're looking for interactive full day workshops on technology in libraries--use of, new ideas for, and trends.

*When/Where is the Conference?*
2015 ALA Midwinter Conference; January 30-February 3, 2015, Chicago, IL
Workshops will be presented on Friday, January 30.

*What kind of topics are we looking for? *
We're looking for workshops that offer a deeper dive into subjects and provide hands on experience with technology currently being used and emerging in libraries.

Workshops and Preconferences offered recently included:
Strategic Social Media: Creating Library Community Online
Level Up Web: Modern Web Development and Management Practices for Libraries
Managing Data: Tools for Plans and Data Scrubbing
Practical Linked Data with Open Source
Web Therapy
Building Web Applications with HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript: An Introduction to HTML5 

*When are proposals due? *
August 4, 2014

*How I do submit a proposal? *
Fill out this form
Program descriptions should be 75 words or less.

*When will I have an answer? *
The committee will be reviewing proposals after August 4, final decisions will be made before September.

*Do I have to be a member of ALA/LITA/an IG/a committee?*
No! We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide financial support for speakers. If you are submitting a proposal on behalf of an IG, please let us know!

*Got another question?*
Please feel free to email me (abigailgoben@gmail.com) and the committee will figure it out.

-- 
Abigail Goben, MLS

Knowledge Management & E-Learning (KM&EL)

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Special Issue on

 

Technology for Higher Education, Adult Learning, and Professional Development

 

Guest Editors

 

Dr. Maggie M. Wang

Faculty of Education,

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Email: magwang@hku.hk

 

Dr. Seng Chee Tan

National Institute of Education,

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Email: Sengchee.tan@nie.edu.sg

 

Dr. Jyh-Chong Liang

Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology,

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Email: aljc@mail.ntust.edu.tw

 

Dr. Haisen Zhang

University of International Business and Economics, China

Email: haisenzhang@uibe.edu.cn

 

 

 

This special issue of the KM&EL international journal is dedicated to technology-enabled solutions and novel methodical approaches for higher education, adult learning, and professional development. Globalization and economic dynamics have forced individuals, institutions, and organizations to search for new ways to strengthen their competitive advantages. Improvement of learning and professional development for sustainable development has been become as a key strategy (Cheng, Wang, Mørch, Chen, Kinshuk, & Spector, 2014). In this context, it is crucial to help adult learners in educational institutions and employees in various workplace settings to improve their self-directed and life-long learning capabilities. Further, learning in this context has expanded from individual to organizational and community levels with new focuses on externalization of tacit knowledge and intuition embedded in professional work, peer-driven mutual learning and sharing, and systemic retention of knowledge assets for long-term development (Rosenberg, 2012).

 

In the meantime, advances in technology have been increasingly enabling and facilitating learning and knowledge-related initiatives by changing the way for people to access knowledge and communicate with others. A variety of technology-enhanced solutions and novel approaches have been promoted in educational institutions, corporations, governments and communities. A recent review on e-learning in the workplace reported four main research themes in the field, in which e-learning in the healthcare sector was found as one of the most prolific e-learning initiatives (Cheng et al., 2014).

 

With respect to technology, the use of various electronic media and information technologies has largely extended learning and professional development opportunities. More recently, the model of Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has brought unprecedented opportunities for learners to access open courses, with a high potential to support self-directed and lifelong learning than traditional models (Kay, Reimann, Diebold, & Kummerfeld, 2013).

 

This special issue aims to provide a forum for academics and practitioners to explore issues related to use, analysis, design, and evaluation of technologies-assisted approaches to learning and professional development in various educational, organizational and community environment.

 

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • e-Learning in higher education
  • e-Learning for continuing education
  • Distance education and lifelong learning
  • Computer-supported self-directed learning
  • Instructional design in e-learning
  • Online curriculum development
  • Knowledge management and e-learning
  • e-Learning/e-Training in organizations
  • Web-based corporate training
  • e-Learning and professional development
  • e-Learning and human resource development
  • Best practices and experiences in implementing MOOCs
  • Instructional design in MOOCs
  • Cloud computing in education
  • Technology in medical colleges and hospitals
  • Medical informatics and education
  • Nurse education and training

 

We are interested in both theoretical and practical papers that aim to improve learning and human performance by applying the latest technological advances. We would like to stimulate interest in the issues across academia, practice, industry, research and policy, and therefore we welcome focused papers from all sectors.

 

Important Dates  

Submission due: 15th Jun 2014

Notification of acceptance: 28th Jul 2014

Publication schedule: Sep 2014

 

Submission Instructions

Electronic submission by email to Guest Editors is required (magwang@hku.hk).

 

Papers must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A standard double-blind review process will be used for selecting papers to be published in this special issue. Authors should follow the instructions outlined in the KM&EL Website (see URLhttp://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions)

 

For more information about the KM&EL, please visit the web site:

http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication

 

 


Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
10-12 November, 2014
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
www.i-society.eu
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The i-Society 2014 is Technical Co-Sponsored by UK/RI Computer Chapter.
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort that has its
roots from both academia and industry. The conference covers a wide spectrum
of topics that relate to information society, which includes technical and
non-technical research areas. The mission of i-Society 2014 conference
is to provide opportunities for collaboration of professionals and
researchers to share existing and generate new knowledge in the field
of information society. The conference encapsulates the concept of
interdisciplinary science that studies the societal and technological
dimensions of knowledge evolution in digital society. The i-Society
bridges the gap between academia and industry with regards to research
collaboration and awareness of current development in secure information
management in the digital society.

The topics in i-Society 2014 include but are not confined to the following areas:

*New enabling technologies
- Internet technologies
- Wireless applications
- Mobile Applications
- Multimedia Applications
- Protocols and Standards
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Virtual Reality
- Human Computer Interaction
- Geographic information systems
- e-Manufacturing

*Intelligent data management
- Intelligent Agents
- Intelligent Systems
- Intelligent Organisations
- Content Development
- Data Mining
- e-Publishing and Digital Libraries
- Information Search and Retrieval
- Knowledge Management
- e-Intelligence
- Knowledge networks

*Secure Technologies
- Internet security
- Web services and performance
- Secure transactions
- Cryptography
- Payment systems
- Secure Protocols
- e-Privacy
- e-Trust
- e-Risk
- Cyber law
- Forensics
- Information assurance
- Mobile social networks
- Peer-to-peer social networks
- Sensor networks and social sensing

*e-Learning
- Collaborative Learning
- Curriculum Content Design and Development
- Delivery Systems and Environments
- Educational Systems Design
- e-Learning Organisational Issues
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Virtual Learning Environments and Issues
- Web-based Learning Communities
- e-Learning Tools
- e-Education

*e-Society
- Global Trends
- Social Inclusion
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Social Infonomics
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- Social and Organisational Aspects
- Globalisation and developmental IT
- Social Software

*e-Health
- Data Security Issues
- e-Health Policy and Practice
- e-Healthcare Strategies and Provision
- Medical Research Ethics
- Patient Privacy and Confidentiality
- e-Medicine

*e-Governance
- Democracy and the Citizen
- e-Administration
- Policy Issues
- Virtual Communities

*e-Business
- Digital Economies
- Knowledge economy
- eProcurement
- National and International Economies
- e-Business Ontologies and Models
- Digital Goods and Services
- e-Commerce Application Fields
- e-Commerce Economics
- e-Commerce Services
- Electronic Service Delivery
- e-Marketing
- Online Auctions and Technologies
- Virtual Organisations
- Teleworking
- Applied e-Business
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

*e-Art
- Legal Issues
- Patents
- Enabling technologies and tools

*e-Science
- Natural sciences in digital society
- Biometrics
- Bioinformatics
- Collaborative research

*Industrial developments
- Trends in learning
- Applied research
- Cutting-edge technologies

* Research in progress
- Ongoing research from undergraduates, graduates/postgraduates and professionals

Important Dates:


Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Submission Date: June 30, 2014
Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Submission Date August 01, 2014
Proposal for Workshops: June 30, 2014
Notification of Workshop Acceptance/Rejection: July 10, 2014
Notification of Extended Abstract (Work in Progress) Acceptance/Rejection: July 17, 2014
Notification of Research Paper, Student Paper, Case Study, Report Acceptance/Rejection: August 15, 2014
Camera Ready Paper Due: October 01, 20124
Participant(s) Registration (Open): May 01, 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 01, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Authors only): September 02 to October 15, 2014
Late Bird Registration Deadline (Participants only): September 02 to November 03, 2014
Conference Dates: November 10-12, 2014
 

For more details, please visit www.i-society.eu
Granada, Spain

December 9-11, 2014

Organized by:

Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems (SCI2S)
University of Granada

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2014/
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AIMS:

TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of
computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information
processing in nature. TPNC 2014 will reserve significant room for young
scholars at the beginning of their career. It aims at attracting
contributions to nature-inspired models of computation, synthesizing nature
by means of computation, nature-inspired materials, and information
processing in nature.

VENUE:

TPNC 2014 will take place in Granada, in the region of Andalucía, to the
south of Spain. The city is the seat of a rich Islamic historical legacy,
including the Moorish citadel and palace called Alhambra.

SCOPE:

Topics of either theoretical, experimental, or applied interest include, but
are not limited to:

* Nature-inspired models of computation:

- amorphous computing
- cellular automata
- chaos and dynamical systems based computing
- evolutionary computing
- membrane computing
- neural computing
- optical computing  
- swarm intelligence

* Synthesizing nature by means of computation:

- artificial chemistry
- artificial immune systems
- artificial life

* Nature-inspired materials:

- computing with DNA
- nanocomputing
- physarum computing
- quantum computing and quantum information
- reaction-diffusion computing

* Information processing in nature:

- developmental systems
- fractal geometry
- gene assembly in unicellular organisms
- rough/fuzzy computing in nature
- synthetic biology
- systems biology

* Applications of natural computing to: algorithms, bioinformatics, control,
cryptography, design, economics, graphics, hardware, learning, logistics,
optimization, pattern recognition, programming, robotics, telecommunications
etc.

A flexible "theory to/from practice" approach would be the perfect focus for
the expected contributions.

STRUCTURE:

TPNC 2014 will consist of:

- invited talks
- peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Kalyanmoy Deb (East Lansing, US), Multi-Criterion Problem Solving: A Niche
for Natural Computing Methods

Marco Dorigo (Brussels, BE), Swarm Intelligence

Francisco Herrera (Granada, ES), Bioinspired Real Parameter Optimization:
Where We Are and What's Next

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Hussein A. Abbass (Canberra, AU)
Uwe Aickelin (Nottingham, UK)
Thomas Bäck (Leiden, NL)
Christian Blum (San Sebastián, ES)
Jinde Cao (Nanjing, CN)
Vladimir Cherkassky (Minneapolis, US)
Sung-Bae Cho (Seoul, KR)
Andries P. Engelbrecht (Pretoria, ZA)
Terence C. Fogarty (London, UK)
Fernando Gomide (Campinas, BR)
Inman Harvey (Brighton, UK)
Francisco Herrera (Granada, ES)
Tzung-Pei Hong (Kaohsiung, TW)
Thomas Jansen (Aberystwyth, UK)
Yaochu Jin (Guildford, UK)
Okyay Kaynak (Istanbul, TR)
Satoshi Kobayashi (Tokyo, JP)
Soo-Young Lee (Daejeon, KR)
Derong Liu (Chicago, US)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, ES)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair)
Ujjwal Maulik (Kolkata, IN)
Risto Miikkulainen (Austin, US)
Frank Neumann (Adelaide, AU)
Leandro Nunes de Castro (São Paulo, BR)
Erkki Oja (Aalto, FI)
Lech Polkowski (Warsaw, PL)
Brian J. Ross (St. Catharines, CA)
Marc Schoenauer (Orsay, FR)
Biplab Kumar Sikdar (Shibpur, IN)
Dipti Srinivasan (Singapore, SG)
Darko Stefanovic (Albuquerque, US)
Umberto Straccia (Pisa, IT)
Thomas Stützle (Brussels, BE)
Ponnuthurai N. Suganthan (Singapore, SG)
Johan Suykens (Leuven, BE)
El-Ghazali Talbi (Lille, FR)
Jon Timmis (York, UK)
Fernando J. Von Zuben (Campinas, BR)
Michael N. Vrahatis (Patras, GR)
Xin Yao (Birmingham, UK)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Carlos García-Martínez (Córdoba)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Manuel Lozano (Granada, co-chair)
Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Granada)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting
original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced
pages (including eventual appendices, references, etc.) and should be
prepared according to the standard format for the Springer Verlag's LNCS
series (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tpnc2014

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series will be
available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing
peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the
conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from April 5 to December 9, 2014. The
registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2014/Registration.php

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: July 17, 2014 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: August 24, 2014
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: September 7, 2014
Early registration: September 7, 2014
Late registration: November 25, 2014
Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: March 11, 2015

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu@urv.cat

POSTAL ADDRESS:

TPNC 2014
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Universidad de Granada
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

CALL FOR PAPERS

Mission of IJICST:

The mission of the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST) is to explore multidimensional relationships between Internet-based social interaction technologies and broadening the interdisciplinary body of knowledge pertaining to various aspects of existing and evolving interactive communication systems, applications, tools, and techniques. Fulfilling this mission, the journal offers a forum for the exchange of ideas and practices and brings together international experts from the fields and disciplines such as communication, human-computer interaction, social psychology, knowledge management, journalism and media, advertising, marketing, public relations, education, and law conducting research in social media, social computing, social informatics, interactive information systems and other areas of inquiry.

Coverage of IJICST:

IJICST seeks original contributions reflecting a broad spectrum of existing and emerging Internet-based social interaction technologies, including their applications, functions, and conceptualizations. The journal embraces an array of theoretical and investigative approaches ranging from empirical, interpretive, historical, discursive, critical, as well as other research perspectives and utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Topics can be drawn from, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Applications, platforms, components, devices, and interfaces of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Background, histories, and the development of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Concepts, contexts and trends of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Design and assessment of interactive communication systems and technology applications
  • Diffusion and convergence of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Ethical issues associated with interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Impact of interactive communication systems and technologies on civil society
  • Impact of interactive communication systems and technologies on cultural diversity
  • Impact of interactive communication systems and technologies on organizations
  • Implications of adoption of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Innovative and creative applications of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and globalization
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and health communication
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and real-time interpersonal communication
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies and the nonprofit sector
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies for business
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies for teaching and learning
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in higher and K-12 education
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in marketing and advertising
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in public relations
  • Interactive communication systems and technologies in small group settings
  • Issues, viewpoints, and perspectives on interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Learning or work environments and spaces in interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Legal issues associated with interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Theories, design philosophies, visions, principles, and functionalities of interactive communication systems and technologies
  • Usability of interactive communication systems and technologies

Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission guidelines www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-interactive-communication-systems/41029

Technology Speed-dating Session at ALA Annual

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LITA/ALCTS Library Code Year IG wants you to be a part of their technology speed-dating session at ALA Annual in Las Vegas on Saturday June 28th 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.!

 

What is technology speed-dating? Part informational, part discussion, completely useful. Several experts will be stationed around our meeting room and talk about a specific topic, software, piece of code, programming language, etc. to attendees for an allotted amount of time and then they will rotate to a different expert until our time ends. Depending on the number of experts we get to participate, the allotted amount may range from 3 to 10 minutes max; our back-up format, if needed, is lightning talks. Our session is 90 minutes but the technology speed-dating will be for 60 minutes and is meant to be a more casual, conversational, learning experience.

What are you knowledgeable in? Using Python or Ruby, Drupal or Wordpress? Have you written a useful script? Can you explain a code snippet to non-techies well? Have you modified a Kinect or other hardware for library purposes? Sign up to be an expert at our Library Code Year Interest Group meeting!

Get back to us by May 15th with your idea(s) to sign up to be an expert for our technology speed-dating. Also, consider forwarding this to someone you know, and are possibly thinking of right now, who would be a great expert too!

 

Thanks!

 

Emily Flynn

emilyflynn@me.com

Metadata & eResources Librarian

OhioLINK

Chris Strauber

Chris.Strauber@tufts.edu

Humanities Research and Instruction Librarian

Tisch Library, Tufts University

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:

jburkell@uwo.ca Jacquelyn Burkell

afortie@uwo.ca 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 :

jburkell@uwo.ca Jacquelyn Burkell

afortie@uwo.ca Alexandre Fortier

 

 

 

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

Join Facebook Pages of MISNC 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

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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 (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-791344-0)
Submissions must be entered into the Submission System (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=misnc2014)


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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
Applications
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
Crowdsourcing
Spatial Networks
Trust Networks
Security & Privacy Issues of Social Networks
Ethics Issues of Social Networks
Other Social Networks Related Topics...
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Dr. I-Hsien Ting (丁一賢)
Associate Professor
Department of Information Management
Director
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 http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/

Papers Due: June 15, 2014 via the HICSS conference system http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_48/apahome48.htm

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; fichman@indiana.edu

Edward W.N. Bernroider, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Institute for Information Management and Control, Vienna, Austria; edward.bernroider@wu.ac.at

Erran Carmel, Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington D.C.; carmel@american.edu

27-29 August 2014, Barcelona, Spain

http://scim.brad.ac.uk/~iawan/FiCloud-2014/

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

Publication:

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

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