[Web4lib] Last call for chapter proposals: Systems Science and Collaborative Information Systems: Theories, Practices and New Research

José Antonio Frías frias at usal.es
Fri Jun 11 06:14:11 EDT 2010


Proposals Submission Deadline: June 10, 2010

Systems Science and Collaborative Information Systems: Theories, Practices and

New Research

A book edited by Dr. Emilia Currás & Dr. Nuria Lloret

Autonomous University Madrid, Spain;

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

To be published by IGI Global:




A growing number of Information Systems can be observed in many domain areas. However, the

developments and even the understanding of these cases have suffered from ad-hoc approaches,

leading to an urgent demand for a proper theoretical foundation for the area. Furthermore, the rapid

developments in the area and the nature of the paradigm are shaping the emergence of a new

discipline, which needs to be built on a more sound theoretical platform.

The rapid progress in computer networks and pervasive computing has established a new

Information Systems scene, which has emerged during the last few years as a result of challenges

faced by the business, social, and scientific worlds, as well as the rapid progress in information and

communication technologies. Advanced and highly integrated supply chains, virtual libraries/virtual

organizations, virtual (professional) communities, virtual laboratories/e-science, are all illustrations of

a major trend in which entities seek collaborative/joint efforts that allow them to better participate in

challenging and competitive opportunities.

Objectives of the Book

This book aims to:

     ? Assess the meaning and examine the impact of new Information services on our day-to-day

activities from a range of contemporary technical and socio-cultural perspectives.

    ? Deepen understanding about the diverse range of tools and practices that make up the

spectrum of the information Systems.

    ? Create a sound theoretical basis for information systems and new research opportunities in

the field.

Target Audience

This book is intended for researchers, practitioners working in the field of information and

communication technologies and knowledge management in various disciplines (e.g., education,

library science, sociology, information and communication sciences, computer science and

information technology), educational technologists, and all individuals who are interested in the

impact of Information Services and emerging technologies on modern society, as well as the social

implications surrounding the reformulation and fluidity of Information Services.

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

Theoretical and scientific aspects in collaborative information systems, including:

    a. Theoretical and philosophical principles: "Informationism"

    b. Information systems from the systems science theories

    c. Intention to clarify what Information can be

    d. Information, in collaborative information systems, as a science in itself.

    e. Vertical integration of collaborative information systems

    f. Theoretical architecture in information systems

Technology in collaborative information systems, including:

    a. Personal Search Software

    b. Metasearching / New Search Interfaces

    c. Semantic Web

    d. Automatic references

    e. Open source software for collaborative information services

    f. Open access in a collaborative scene

Submission Procedure:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 10, 2010, a 2-3 page manuscript

proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter, including theoretical

background of the work, methodology (if appropriate) and indication of outcomes. Authors of

accepted proposals will be notified by July 15, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent

chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters should be submitted by September 10, 2010. 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 www.igi-global.com. This publication is

anticipated to be released in early 2011.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:

Dr. Emilia Currás

Autonomous University Madrid, Spain

Tel.: +34 (0) 91 576 97 16

E-mail: emilia.curras at uam.es



Dr. Nuria Lloret

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

CALSI Research Group

Tel.: +34 (0) 96 3877390

Fax: +34 (0)96 3877399

E-mail: nlloret at upvnet.upv.es



Jorge Ramos

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

CALSI Research Group

Tel.: +34 (0) 96 3877390

Fax: +34 (0)96 3877399

E-mail: jorraal at upvnet.upv.es

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