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Trafficking Humans:An Interdisciplinary Approach Addressing Sex & Labor Exploitation

Southern Connecticut State University

Women’s Studies Program

 

Presents

 

The 8th Annual Women’s Studies

Graduate Conference

 

“Trafficking Humans:An Interdisciplinary Approach

Addressing Sex & Labor Exploitation”

 

To be held on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University

Saturday, October 30, 2010

 

INVITATION FOR PROPOSALS ON INTERDISCIPLINARY SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE WORK

The problem of human trafficking has become increasingly pandemic in recent years. Social institutions such as the government, the media, the military industrial complex, corporations, and the criminal justice system are all complicit in maintaining the silence that encompasses the sex industry. The truth is, millions of women and children are trafficked globally for commercial, sexual, labor, and service purposes. Much of the world has yet to learn that the problem of sex and/or labor slavery is a realityon both a global and a local level. There is a great necessity for global awareness and acknowledgment that humans are currently being trafficked in almost every country. As uncomfortable as the subject may make the public, we need honest dialogue or the industry will continue to thrive uninhibited. This graduate conference will serve to raise society consciousness about this current, global issue. The academy (particularly women’s studies) has the

 responsibility and the resources to educate those who would listen and help put an end to labor and sexual exploitation. An interdisciplinary approach will allow us to better understand the issue and create solutions to combat it.Examining the history, economics, philosophy, and theory behind human trafficking will help us understand why the industry began and continues unabated. Sociology and psychology will aid us in understanding the demographics that are most readily targeted and how to address the traumatic effects exploitation can have on an individual’s sense of self. Outside the academy, work that is conducted in the field is generally practical in nature and yields the most concrete results (some survivor needs might include: housing, translation, legal services, crisis intervention, and safety/protection). All of these disciplines support each other in ending human exploitation of all kinds. The conference is not limited to the aforementioned

 fields, however, as the problem of trafficking humans can always benefit from new perspectives.

 

PROPOSAL FORMAT:Faculty, staff, administrators, and community activists from all disciplines and fields are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, complete sessions, panels, or round tables. Poster sessions, performance pieces, video recordings, and other creative works are also encouraged. For individual papers, please submit a one-page abstract. For complete panels, submit a one-page abstract for each presentation plus an overview on the relationship among individual components. For the poster sessions and artwork, submit a one-page overview. All proposals must include speaker’s/speakers’ name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information (address, E-mail, & telephone number). Please also indicate preference for time of day; all attempts will be made to honor schedule requests.

 

PANELS:Each 50-75 minutesession usually includes three presenters and a session moderator, but individual presenters may request an entire session for a more substantial paper or presentation. Presenters are encouraged, though not required, to form their own panels. The conference committee will group individual proposals into panels and assign a moderator. Please indicate in your contact information if you are willing to serve as a moderator.

 

POSTERS, ART DISPLAYS, & SLIDE PRESENTATIONS:A poster presentation consists of an exhibit of materials that report research activities or informational resources in visual and summary form. An art display consists of a depiction of feminist concerns in an artistic medium. Both types of presentations provide a unique platform that facilitates personal discussion of work with interested colleagues and allows meeting attendees to browse through highlights of current research. Please indicate in your proposal your anticipated needs in terms of space, etc.

 

In keeping with the conference theme, suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

 

History of Trafficking                                                   

Philosophy of Human Trafficking

Economy of Human Trafficking  

Psychology of Trafficking

Theories of Trafficking                    

Sociology & the Sex Trade

Human Trafficking Field Work 

Activism against Trafficking

Consciousness Raising                                                   Educating the Masses

Creative Approaches to Trafficking                              

Artistic Expression to Fight Trafficking

Trafficking & Anthropology                                          Legal/Policy-making & Trafficking

International Communication                                        

Sex & Labor Slavery Education

Law Enforcement & Trafficking                                    

Research/Statistics on Trafficking

Trafficking & the Media                                                

Global & Local Intervention                 

Political Science & Trafficking                                      

Public Health & the Slave Trade

Social Work in Trafficking                                             

Survivor Narratives                   

Empowerment of Survivors                                          

Non-violence & Trafficking      

Human Trafficking &Women’s Studies                         

Feminist/Womanist Intervention

Religion & Trafficking                                                    Global Networking on Trafficking         

Counseling Trafficking Survivors                                   

Trafficking in the Borderlands

Trafficking & Intersectional Analysis                             

Child Labor/Prostitution

Human Trafficking, Human Rights                                

Trafficking & Globalization

Trauma Recovery in Trafficking                                     

Prevention & Rehabilitation of Slavery Survivors

Re-entry into Society                                                      Trafficking & Government

 

We also invite your ideas and suggestions. Conference sessions will juxtapose cultural, generational, and geopolitical perspectives in order to examine narratives on labor and sexual exploitation of women and children. Expect to leave with new ideas about the modern slave trade and to become equipped to join the fight against the world-wide trafficking of humans.

 

Submission Deadline:                                     

Postmarked by September 1, 2010

 

Please submit proposals and supporting materials to:

Women’s Studies Graduate Conference Committee

Women’s Studies Program, EN B 229

501 Crescent Street

New Haven, CT 06515

 

Or via email to:

womenstudies@southernct.edu, with attention to Graduate Conference Committee. If you have any questions, please call the Women’s Studies office at (203) 392-6133.

Please include name, affiliation, E-mail, standard mailing address, and phone number. Proposals should be no longer than one page, with a second page for identification information. Panel proposals are welcome.

 

International Journal of Library Science

www.ceserp.com/cp-jour/


Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,


Papers are invited for the International Journal of Library Science (IJLS). The IJLS is a peer-reviewed journal, published refereed, well-written original research articles, and studies that describe the latest research and developments in the area of library science and information. This is a broad-based journal covering all branches. It’s also published interdisciplinary research. The areas of interest include but are not limited to:

         Education for librarianship

         Information policy

         Information and communication technologies (ICT’s)

         Information Society

         Equity of Access

         Sustainability and ICT’s

         Children’s Internet Protection Act

         Censorship

         Information explosion

         Information literacy

         Government Information

         Decreased funding for established libraries

         Copyright

         Intellectual property rights

         Intellectual freedom

         Digital divide

         Open access (publishing)

         Patriot Act

         Public lending right

         Slow fires

         Serials crisis

         Current digital/scanning technologies

         Remote Access

 

An original and unpublished manuscripts can be sent to the publisher via e-mail at: cangaley@yahoo.com and a copy to cpublib[at]gmail.com .

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Michel Nguessan,
Editor-in-Chief

International Journal of Library Science (IJLS)

www.ceserp.com/cp-jour/

Governors State University, Illinois, USA

E-mail: cangaley@yahoo.com

E-mail:  cpublib@gmail. com

 

International Workshop on Enabling User Experience with future Interactive Learning Systems (UXFUL 2010)

http://sgraf.athabascau.ca/UXFUL2010 held in conjunction with USAB 2010: HCI in Work & Learning, Life & Leisure 16 & 17 September 2010 Klagenfurt, Austria http://usab-symposium.uni-klu.ac.at/ Motivation ********** Standard Information Systems for learning purposes have matured, technology is stable and masses of information can be made available to the learner. Most educational institutions are already using such learning systems either in a blended or purely online form for delivering parts of courses or fully online courses to their students. Besides such formal learning systems, we are surrounded by multimodal interfaces which enable the inclusion of all human senses, and mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive technology is available everywhere and at all time. Current research deals with using such new technologies for the purpose of learning, integrating them in current learning systems, and building learning environments where students are provided with more authentic learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Furthermore, new technologies allow students to interact with the learning environment in more natural and intuitive ways, using multimodal and smart interfaces from various types of devices ranging from mobile phones to smart boards. The focus of this special workshop is on the provision of enhanced user experience (UX), including making information more useful, usable and enjoyable. This is a challenge for interdisciplinary research on the intersection of Psychology and Computer Science. This workshop shall bring together researchers and practitioners from Psychology and Computer Science, bridging classic Human-Computer Interaction research (HCI) with Usability Engineering (UE), aiming at bringing clear benefits for learners! Topics of Interest ****************** Topics include (but are not limited): • Quasi-Intelligent Learning Objects (QILOS) • Adaptive Learning Environments (ALEs) • Multimodal Interfaces for e-Learning (MIeL) and Training (e-Training) • Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Pervasive Learning and Training Technologies • Smart Technologies and Interfaces • Contextual Real-time Interaction in e-Learning • Psychological Aspects of Multimodal Interfaces • Cross Media Design and Development • Accessible Interfaces to Learning and Training Content • Learning, Teaching and Motivation with didactical innovative e-Learning Concepts Submission Procedure ******************** Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories: • Full papers (14-20 pages) • Short papers (6-14 pages) • Posters (4 pages) The page length includes figures, tables, references and so on. All papers has to be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Style. Please find more information about the formatting guidelines in Section 5.2 at: http://usab-symposium.uni-klu.ac.at/index.php?option=com_content&view=articl e&id=46&Itemid=2. Please submit your paper via email to Sabine Graf at sabineg@athabascau.ca and copy to Andreas Holzinger (andreas.holzinger@medunigraz.at) and Kinshuk (kinshuk@athabascau.ca), using the subject line "UXFUL 2010 - Paper submission". Accepted papers will be included in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) of the main Symposium, consequently will undergo careful peer review to ensure the highest possible quality. Quality instead of Quantity! Important Dates *************** May 20, 2010 Deadline for Paper Submission June 16, 2010 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection July 4, 2010 Camera-Ready Deadline Sep. 16 & 17, 2010 USAB 2010: HCI in Work & Learning, Life & Leisure Information about Registration, Accommodation and Venue ******************************************************* The UXFUL Workshop is held in conjunction with USAB2010, which takes place from 16-17 September 2010 in Klagenfurt, Austria. All participants of the workshop are required to register for USAB, but there will be no additional workshop fee. Further information regarding the registration, accommodations, and the workshop/conference venue can be found at the website of USAB2010 (http://usab-symposium.uni-klu.ac.at/). Program Committee (not completed yet) ***************** Reinhold Behringer, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan Matjaz Debevc, University of Maribor, Slovenia Carlo Giovannella, ScuolaIaD Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy Vlado Glavinic, University of Zagreb, Croatia Ray Yueh-Min Huang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan Gwo-Jen Hwang, National University of Taiwan, Taiwan Jiyou Jia, Peking University, China Charalambos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece Vive Kumar, Athabasca University, Canada Chung Hsien Lan, Nanya Institute of Technology, Taiwan Chien-Sing Lee, Multimedia University, Malaysia Jimmy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Gerd Mietzel, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania Carsten Roecker, RWTH Aachen, Germany Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece Jean Underwood, Nottingham Trend University, UK Geoff Underwood, Nottingham University, UK Stephen J.H. Yang, National Central University, Taiwan Martina Ziefle, RWTH Aachen, Germany Workshop Chairs *************** Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada Andreas Holzinger, Graz University of Technology & Medical University Graz, Austria Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada

International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC)


Official Publication of the Information Resources Management Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

Mission of IJeC:

The mission of the International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC) is to publish papers that address the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, assess the behavioral impacts of e-collaboration technologies on individuals and groups, and present theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technologies and behavioral patterns. This journal emphasizes technologies that include Web-based chat tools, Web-based asynchronous conferencing tools, e-mail, listservs, collaborative writing tools, group decision support systems, teleconferencing suites, workflow automation systems, and document management technologies.

Coverage of IJeC:

 

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:


Analysis of different research methods and their impact on the study of e-collaboration technologies in organizations

Collaborative writing tools

Comprehensive reviews of previous studies on e-collaboration technologies in organizations

Design and evaluation of asynchronous learning networks (ALNs) in organizational setting

Design and evaluation of intelligent e-collaboration technologies in organizational settings

Design, implementation, and assessment of e-business solutions that include e-collaboration features

E-collaboration technologies impact on individuals and society

E-collaboration technologies impact on knowledge management and organizational learning

E-collaboration technologies support for distributed process reengineering and process improvement

E-collaboration technologies support for quality certification programs

E-collaboration technologies support for the creation of virtual teams and virtual organizations

E-mail

Listservs

Organizational and national culture as moderating factors in the adoption and use of e-collaboration technologies in organizations

Web-based asynchronous conferencing tools

Web-based chat tools

 

Interested authors should consult the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines at www.igi-global.com/ijec.

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:
Editor-in-Chief: Ned Kock at nedkock@tamiu.edu

 

Social Networking and Community Behavior Modeling: Qualitative and Quantitative Measures

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS Proposal Submission Deadline: May 30, 2010 Social Networking and Community Behavior Modeling: Qualitative and Quantitative Measures A book edited by Dr. Maytham H. Safar and Dr. Khaled A. Mahdi Kuwait University, Kuwait To be published by IGI Global: http://igi-global.com/AuthorsEditors/AuthorEditorResources/CallForBookChapte rs/CallForChapterDetails.aspx?CallForContentId=d07c16f0-a320-4996-bcf6-f0703 8093749 Introduction Sociality is the most unique characteristic of human beings. Humans usually strive to create relations with others by sharing their thoughts, emotions, and even their actions. Sometimes, it is not necessary to even have a direct interaction between actors to say that there is a social relation between them. It is enough that one of them is acting under the assumption that the other shared the same feelings that caused him to act. This uniqueness implied an important philosophical question that was considered centuries ago, "How do people communicate?" What are the rules that really control these communications? A half century ago, it was almost impossible to provide a qualitative or quantitative assessment to help provide accurate answers to these questions. However, as the population of the world grows day after day, the importance of answering this question increases. That's because the spread of news, rumors and even disease become very hard to control. Sociology is the branch of social sciences which empirically investigates the social activities of the human beings. Its concerns include both micro and macro levels of human-to-human interactions. In other words, it considers both the face-to-face human interaction and the overall behavior of society. After the technological advancement in the communication field and the creation of the Internet and mobiles, the ability to provide insight has grown tremendously. Fortunately, the ability to study the human society and find answers to the questions mentioned has grown as well. Social networks are how any community is modeled. They have emerged as a major trend of computing and social paradigms in the past few years. The social network model helps the study of community behavior, thus leveraging social networks to researchers' demands. An essential characteristic of any network is its resilience to failures or attacks. This is known as the robustness of a network. The definition of a robust network is rather debatable. One interpretation of a robust network assumes that social links connecting people together can experience dynamic changes, as is the case with many friendship networks such as Facebook, Hi5, etc. Individuals can easily delete a friend or add a new one, with and without constraints. Other networks, however, have rigid links that do not allow changes with time such as in strong family networks. Hence, it is vital to find a quantitative measure of a networks' robustness. Objective of the Book The objective of this work is to provide a clear and consolidated view of current social network models. We seek to explore the new methods to model, characterize, and build social networks. We need to study the critical issues (cultural, security, threats, legal, and technical) confronting social networking, the emergence of new mobile social networking devices and applications, and how social networks impact the business aspects of organizations. Network robustness is also a vital property that needs to be addressed. Target Audience This book is designed for professionals and researchers working in the field of social networks, both from theoretical and practical point of views. The book will also provide insights to the executives responsible for understanding the technology and utilizing it to positively impact their business. The audience for this book includes, but is not limited to, the following: Researchers, Chatters, Bloggers, Social Networkers, Web Developers, and People and enterprises involved in marketing/advertising using the internet and mobile. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following: Models of social networks Social networks analysis of virtual online communities Social networks evolution Information diffusion in social networks Epidemics and rumours in social networks Robustness of social networks Online communities Social networks and terrorism Social networks on mobile devices Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30, 2010, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 25, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 30, 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. For further information, please refer to http://synergy.kuniv.edu/index.jsp?node=links . Publisher 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 2011. Important Dates May 30, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline June 25, 2010: Notification of Acceptance September 30, 2010: Full Chapter Submission December 15, 2010: Review Results Returned February 28, 2011: Final Chapter Submission March 30, 2011: Final Deadline Editorial Advisory Board Members: David Taniar, Monash University, Australia Eric Pardede, La Trobe University, Australia Ismail Khalil, Johannes Kepler University, Austria Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta, Portugal Peter John Carrington, University of Waterloo, Canada Pit Pichappan, Al Imam University, Saudi Arabia Timothy Shih, Asia University, Taiwan Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to: Dr. Maytham H. Safar Computer Engineering Department Kuwait University Tel.: +965 2498 7962 • Fax: +965 2483 9461 • GSM: +965 9936 1062 E-mail: maytham.safar@ku.edu.kw http://synergy.ku.edu.kw 

International Students and Academic Libraries: Initiatives for Success

CALL FOR CASE STUDIES/BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2010 Editors: Pamela Jackson and Patrick Sullivan, San Diego State University Publisher: Association of College & Research Libraries Have you developed programs or services for international students at your academic library? If so, the editors of this upcoming volume to be published by the Association of College & Research Libraries would like the hear from you! We are looking for approximately 10-15 case studies to illustrate successful initiatives that support the library, research, and information literacy needs of international students. Introduction: According to data in the Open Doors 2008 report, the number of international students studying on U.S. campuses is at an all-time high. Approximately 7% of U.S. college students are international students (national average), while on some campuses, as many as 22% of the total student body is international. These students bring with them special skills and insights, but they also present unique challenges for our educational systems. Libraries can play a critical role in connecting these foreign students, not only to our universities and colleges, but also to the information literacy skills they will need to succeed. Many students have not previously had librarians available to assist with their research. It is therefore critical that we clarify the role that librarians can play in their educational careers. Objective of the Book: This book will present case studies of academic library initiatives that support the library, research, and information literacy needs of international students. The target audience of this book will be other librarians, like you, who have a desire to more effectively reach out to international students on their campuses. The case studies will offer varied perspectives and replicable ideas about how to encourage international students to use the library and break down barriers to their success. Suggested Topics include, but are not limited to the following: • Library Orientation to International Students • Instruction/Information Literacy to International Students • Outreach Programs Targeted to International Students • Library Collections for International Students • Reference Services for International Students • Programs for International Graduate Students • Web Resources and Distance Education for International Students • Marketing Library Resources to International Students • Multilingualism in Library Instruction and Outreach • Collaboration with International Student Organizations • Celebrating Diversity for the Benefit of International and National Students in the Library • Assessment of International Student Learning Submission Procedure: Proposal Submission Deadline is June 30, 2010. Academic library professionals are invited to submit their proposal of not more than 2 pages. Your proposal should include: 1) the names and contact information for all authors (identify a main contact); 2) a clear description of the academic library initiative for international students you are proposing for the case study; 3) a brief description of your academic institution; and, 4) information about the author(s) showing his/her qualifications for writing the case study/chapter. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 31, 2011. Accepted authors will have until January 31, 2011 to prepare their case study chapters of approximately 4000-6000 words. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by the editors. Guidelines for preparing chapters will be sent upon acceptance of proposals. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing in August 2011 by the Association of College and Research Libraries, however, we are hoping for early completion in time for ALA in June 2011. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.ala.org/acrl/. If you would like to see a recent ACRL publication of case studies to more fully understand the style of this book, please take a look at: Information Literacy Programs in the Digital Age: Educating College and University Students Online (Alice Daugherty and Michael F. Russo, editors) or Library 2.0 Initiatives in Academic Libraries (Laura B. Cohen, editor). Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document): Pamela Jackson, Information Literacy Librarian Library and Information Access, LA1101C San Diego State University San Diego, CA 92182-8050 Tel: 619-594-3809 Email: pjackson@rohan.sdsu.edu 

Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR). Special Issue on “Medical Diagnosis Systems”

Call For Papers – Special Issue

 

Submission Due DateJune 30, 2010

 

Special Issue On Medical Diagnosis Systems

 

Guest Editors

 

– Alejandro Rodr�guez-Gonz�lez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

– Miguel Angel Mayer (Barcelona Medical Association, Spain)

 

Introduction

 

From the early 1970s, several diagnosis systems were introduced to assist physicians in the diagnosis process. Most of these systems were focused on concrete artificial intelligence techniques related to statistics and probabilistic-like Bayesian networks, probabilistic reasoning, and so forth. Today, there are several new artificial intelligence techniques that can be fully exploited to help the research and development of clinical decision support systems oriented to diagnosis. This diagnosis process can be of several types depending on the scope that appears to be covered: from the diagnosis of very concrete pathologies to the diagnosis of the most common diseases.

 

Objective of the Special Issue

 

The idea of this special issue is to invite researchers in the eHealth field, as well as those related to the development of diagnosis systems in medicine covering novel techniques of diagnosis, to submit their work. This special issue aims to receive research papers containing accurate evaluation, data validation, and innovation about the techniques used (new techniques, mixed techniques, etc.). Special attention will be paid to those papers where the research discusses the development of diagnosis systems to help general practitioners or to those medicine specialties that most literature fails cover.

 

Recommended Topics

 

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

 

– Computer-aided diagnosis

– Evaluation methods of diagnosis systems

– Evaluation and/or comparative of actual diagnosis systems

– Hand-held computing applications in medicine

– Knowledge-based & decision support systems

– Medical databases & information systems

– Multimedia biomedical databases

– Signal and image processing in medicine

– Telemedicine systems

– Use of AI techniques to the generation of multidisciplinary diagnosis systems

 

Submission

 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Medical Diagnosis Systems on or before June 30, 2010. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf, submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

 

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

 

    Alejandro Rodr�guez- Gonz�lez & Miguel Angel Mayer

    

    Guest Editors

 

Multimedia Services and Streaming for Mobile Devices: Challenges and Innovations

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 31, 2010

Full Chapter Submission Deadline: August 1, 2010

Multimedia Services and Streaming for Mobile Devices: Challenges and Innovations

A book edited by Dr. Elsa Macias and Dr. Alvaro Suarez

University of Las Palmas de G.C., Spain

 

To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=828

 

 

Introduction

Multimedia services include the processing and communication of image, audio and text that must accomplish soft real time deadlines. Multimedia services are also the basis of prominent businesses. A mobile device (ultra-small-mobile-computer) allows its user to communicate multimedia information in any place and time. These devices currently represent the perfect vehicle for the convergence between Telecommunication and Computer Communication. This convergence leads to new rich multimedia interfaces for services like Videoconference, VoIP, Instant Messaging and Gaming. It is easy to recognize the need for more research in this scenario. Therefore, there exists a need for an edited collection of articles in this area.

 

 

Objective of the Book

This book will aim to provide new insights in this area of research to young and experimented researchers as well as technical company’s members. We want to collect tutorials, surveys, case descriptions and original contributions that address up-to-date research findings and business success cases in multimedia services and streaming for mobile devices. Another objective is to provide scholars and practitioners involved in this area with the most updated reference on a wide range of related topics.

 

 

Target Audience

The target audience of this book would be those interested in various aspects of multimedia services and streaming for mobile devices. This book is meant to be accessible to audiences including researchers, developers, engineers, and innovators working in multimedia services or mobile devices. The largest audience will be the academics, industry professionals and researchers who aspire to learn the recent progress and future trends of multimedia services and streaming for mobile devices. This book can also serve as a solid advanced-level supplement to media processing and communications courses for senior undergraduates and postgraduates.

 

 

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

Fundamentals of multimedia services and streaming media

Fundamentals of mobile devices and multimedia operating systems

Novel architectures and protocols for multimedia services and streaming media

Media resource adaptation for multimedia services and streaming media

Wireless/mobile multimedia services and media streaming

Multimedia services and streaming media over heterogeneous networks

Design and deployment of practical streaming media systems on mobile devices

Commercial implementations of current and coming mobile telephones

QoS and QoE mechanisms

Multimedia services and 4G

Wireless sensors and mobile devices for multimedia services

Location based multimedia services

Descriptions of innovations in mobile devices for multimedia services and streaming

Future trends and promising directions in multimedia services and streaming media

 

 

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 31, 2010, a 2-3 pages chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 15, 2010 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 15, 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.

 

Publisher

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,” and “IGI Publishing” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.

 

Important Dates:

May 31, 2010:                 Proposal Submission Deadline

June 15, 2010:                 Notification of Acceptance

August 1, 2010:             Full Chapter Submission

October 15, 2010:        Review Result Returned

December 15, 2010:    Final Chapter Submission

January 10, 2011:          Final Deadline

 

 

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

Dr. Elsa Macias

Campus Universitario de Tafira –

          Edificio de Electrónica y Telecomunicación –

          Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria

                                                                                                                                 35017 LAS PALMAS DE G.C. (SPAIN)

Tel.: +34 928 451239  •  Fax: +34 928 451380

E-mail: ChapSubmFORMobStreaming@gmail.com

 

Global Discourses in Women’s and Gender Studies

The Middle Tennessee State University Interdisciplinary Conference
/*Global Discourses in Women’s and Gender Studies/

*Thursday, March 24 — Saturday, March 26, 2011
Location: Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN (30 mi. from Nashville)*

We invite proposals for individual presentations on topics that address local, national, and international women’s and gender issues and debates, as well as submissions on any women’s and gender topics. These may include papers, performances, and other forms of presentation. Proposals are welcome from all scholarly fields and disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, sciences, arts, design, business, sports, and cultural studies.

In keeping with the format for our 2009 conference, single panels are scheduled during the day, each consisting of three presenters, so that all participants can attend each panel session.  We hope that this format will promote engagement among participants and presenters.

Presentations are limited to 20 minutes, to be followed by questions and discussion.

*Proposals that meet the following criteria will be reviewed:*

   * *250-500 words*
   * accompanied by a *vita or brief bio*
   * received by *November 1, 2010 (notification by December 1, 2010)*

Email proposals to: womenstu@mtsu.edu <mailto:womenstu@mtsu.edu>

More information to follow, but save the date!

Link to Call for Proposals:

http://www.mtsu.edu/womenstu/conference/

Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve

The Routledge/Taylor & Francis peer-reviewed Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve (JILDDER) has merged with Resource Sharing & Information Networks and is now accepting articles for  Fall and Winter publication.  Of particular interest to JILDDER are articles regarding resource sharing, unmediated borrowing, electronic reserve, cooperative collection development, shared virtual library services, digitization projects and other multi-library collaborative efforts including the following topics:
 
                    cooperative purchasing and shared collections
                    consortial delivery systems
                    shared storage facilities
                    administration and leadership of interlibrary loan departments, networks, cooperatives, and consortia
                    training, consulting and continuing education provided by consortia
                    use of interlibrary loan statistics for book and periodical acquisitions, weeding and collection management
                    selection and use of cutting-edge technologies and services used for interlibrary loan and electronic reserve, such as Ariel, Illiad, BlackBoard, Relais and other proprietary and open-source software
                    copyright and permission issues concerning interlibrary loan and electronic reserve
                    aspects of quality assurance, efficiency studies, best practices, library 2.0, the impact of Open WorldCat and Google Scholar, buy instead of borrow and practical practices addressing special problems of international interlibrary loan, international currency, payment problems, IFLA, and shipping
                    interlibrary loan of specialized library materials such as music, media, CDs, DVDs, items from electronic subscriptions and legal materials
                    special problems of medical, music, law, government and other unique types of libraries
                    new opportunities in interlibrary loan and the enhancement of interlibrary loan as a specialization
 
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before  June 7, 2010 for late Fall publication and August 9, 2010 for Winter 2011 publication.  For further details, instructions for authors and submission procedures please visit: http://www.informaworld.com/wild .  Please send all submissions and questions to the Editor Rebecca Donlan at rdonlan@fgcu.edu .
     
Editor-In-Chief:
Rebecca Donlan, MLS
Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Assistant Director, Collection Management
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL  33965-6501
(239) 590-7641 voice
 
Associate Editor:
Barbara J. Stites, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Journal of Interlibrary Lending, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve
Florida Gulf Coast University Library
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL  33965-6501
(239) 590-7602 voice