Handbook of Research on Critical Socio-Technical Issues Surrounding Mobile Computing


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: http://bit.ly/1bZUPnb


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 www.igi-global.com. 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

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