Monthly Archives: February 2014

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:


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


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

ISSN: 2327-3305


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



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


Objective of the Book

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


Target Audience

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


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

         Mobile technology adoption

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

o    Performance issues of mobile technology adoption in organisations

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

o    Mobile technologies quality-of-service

         Group interaction and mobility

o    Interfaces for mobile communities

o    Mobile social networks

o    Mobility and work environments

o    Mobile learning

o    Mobile commerce

o    Collaborative and cooperative mobile computing

  Mobile computing support for collaborative learning

  Mobile systems for interaction in collaborative groups and communities

  Cooperative networks for users’ mobility

  Cooperative applications to support users’ mobility in ubiquitous networks

         Mobile security

o    Privacy concerns

o    Trust

o    Security measures

o    Key management and authentication

         Mobile Applications Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation

o    Human centred design tools and methods

o    User experience evaluation with mobile applications and devices

o    Visualization techniques for the mobile computing

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

o    Psychological model for use of mobile applications

         Mobile Networking

o    Fundamentals of mobile networks

o    Access control in mobile networks

o    Peer-to-peer communication in mobile networks

o    Mobility management

o    Wireless sensors networks

         Mobile Services and Internet of Things

o    Context-aware computing

o    Wearable computing

o    Ubiquitous and pervasive computing

o    Sensors and mobiles for smart applications

o    Mobile web applications

o    Mobile banking and m-money

o    Mobile healthcare and telemedicine

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

o    Localisation and Location aware computing

o    Pattern of User Mobility

o    User Activity based on User Location in Mobile Infrastructure

         Mobile Embedded System

o    Embedded Design and Security

o    Real Time Embedded System in Mobile Computing

         Mobile Communication

o    Operating Systems for Small Mobile Device

o    Mobile Ad-hoc Network

o    QoS in Mobile Communication

o    Wireless and mobile multimedia network management

         Mobile cloud computing

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

o    Mobile big data


Submission Procedure

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



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


Important Dates

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


Inquiries can be forwarded to

Norshidah Mohamed, PhD

Teddy Mantoro, PhD

Media Ayu, PhD

Murni Mahmud, PhD

Propose a chapter for this book

Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research

Call for Papers<>

Celebrating over two decades of Gender Research and of the joint Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, NORA, the journal invites gender and feminist researchers to participate in the first Nordic Conference for Gender Research: NORA conference 2014.

Papers are invited in the context of the following six thematic streams around which the conference is organized.

*         The gain & the pain. Life in welfare societies

*         Departures & arrivals. Global voices entangling the Nordic

*         Who knows? Feminist knowledge & methods

*         Feminist resistance, resistance to feminism

*         Concepts as interventions. Genders & bodies in feminist theory

*         The power of gender imaginaries

We encourage all participants to consider untraditional ways and formats when presenting and sharing their work.

Submission deadline for abstracts June 1, 2014

Click here for full information<>

Valuing Librarianship: Core Values in Theory and Practice: A Special Issue of Library Trends (February 2016)

Call For Proposals: Valuing Librarianship: Core Values in Theory and Practice

Call For Proposals

Editors: Selinda A. Berg and Heidi LM Jacobs
Leddy Library, University of Windsor

In 2004, the American Library Association (ALA)’s Core Values of Librarianship statement identified eleven core values:

  • Access
  • Confidentiality and privacy
  • Democracy
  • Diversity
  • Education and lifelong learning
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Preservation
  • The public good
  • Professionalism
  • Service
  • Social responsibility

As the ALA document explains, “the foundation of modern librarianship rests on an essential set of core values that define, inform, and guide our professional practice.These values reflect the history and ongoing development of the profession and have been advanced, expanded, and refined by numerous policy statements of the American Library Association.”

While the ALA is not the only national library association to articulate their core values, 2014 marks the ten-year anniversary of the ALA’s adoption of this statement. Such an anniversary offers us a useful opportunity to consider how core values have shaped, influenced, and informed libraries and librarianship in North America and around the world.

Individual values such as democracy, diversity, access, and social responsibility have been the subject of inquiry by prominent scholars in library studies. There has not, however, been a coherent collection of scholarship addressing these specific, individual values in the practice of librarianship. Valuing Librarianship, a special issue of Library Trends, is an attempt to redress this absence within the context of public, school, special, and academic libraries.

This proposed issue of Library Trends will invite practicing librarians and LIS scholars to address librarianship’s present and future in relation to its core values. Using the ALA Core Values of Librarianship statement as a framework, Valuing Librarianship will explore how these core values have informed, influenced, guided, and contextualized libraries and librarianship in the past ten years and consider how these values might guide our profession in the future.

Contributors are invited to select one specific core value and consider questions such as:

  • How has this value evolved over the last ten years?
  • How do librarians enact and advocate for this particular core value? Are librarians successful in their advocacy?
  • Where does this particular value emerge in librarianship or libraries? Is attention to this value changing libraries, the work we do in the profession, or the profession itself?
  • Other questions that look specifically at how one core value reflects, informs, guides, or challenges current practices and thought within libraries or librarianship.

Values are a key building block of one’s professional identity and librarians must define, describe, and enact these values daily. This special issue of Library Trends will work toward articulating these values in meaningful ways in order to build upon the foundations of librarianship and shape it for the future.

Submissions: For consideration in Valuing Librarianship, please submit the following to by June 15, 2014:

  • An abstract of 500 words that clearly identifies the selected core value
  • A 50-100 word biographical statement of author(s)
  • A list of author’s/authors’ selected and relevant publications and presentations with links as available.

Preliminary Publication Timeline:

June 15, 2014:                     Abstracts (500 words) due
September 1, 2014:            Notification of acceptance decisions
January 15, 2015:                Full papers due
June 15, 2015:                     Final revisions due
February, 2016:                    Publication

Printable Version of Call for Proposals

Our New Frontier: Metaliteracy, Threshold Concepts, New Standards, and Other Wild Ideas

Call for Proposals!
Our New Frontier:  Metaliteracy, Threshold Concepts, New Standards, and Other
Wild Ideas
2014 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference
Friday, June 13, 2014
Manchester Community College
Manchester, Connecticut
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Today‘s information literacy landscape can certainly feel like uncharted
territory. Lifelong learners require skills in a wide range of literacies
including digital, media, and visual.  How will these multiple literacies
transform the ways in which we interact with students both inside and outside
the classroom? What will changing ACRL standards mean to existing information
literacy programs?  Join library colleagues, faculty members, and other trail
blazers from across Connecticut and beyond in discussing how to stake claims in
this vast new world of information literacy.
Due to the popularity of our confirmed keynote speakers, Trudi Jacobson and Tom
Mackey, authors of the forthcoming book Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information
Literacy to Empower Learners, we are extending the deadline for speaker
proposals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your successes with
Call for Proposals now through March 7, 2014!
The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee invites you and your
colleagues to submit proposals for general session presentations, panel
discussions, or breakout workshops (45-50 minutes long with a 10-15 minute Q &
A session).  Possible ideas to explore include:
–        Multiple literacies and implications for the future of academic
–        Transformative teaching methods such as threshold concepts and ‘other
wild ideas’
–        Innovative ways of building community with faculty and students  (e.g.,
marketing, communication, collaboration, and assessment)
–        New ‘law and order’  – incorporating  proposed revisions to
ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education into
existing programs
–        Bringing it home:  the role of expanding competencies within
articulation policies, including Connecticut State Colleges and Universities’
Transfer and Articulation Policy

Team presenters such as faculty-librarian or librarians from multiple
institutions are highly encouraged to submit a proposal.
For consideration, please submit your name, institution, contact info, a short
bio, title of presentation, and abstract (<150 words) to Joy Hansen at by March 7, 2014.
Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by March 21, 2014.

Conference on Advanced Technology &Sciences (ICAT’14)


Dear Colleagues,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please consult for more information.

Sincerely yours,

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

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

Beta Phi Mu/LRRT Research Paper Award for 2014

This award is being jointly presented by The Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society ( and the American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table ( to recognize excellent research into problems related to the profession of librarianship.  Any ALA member is eligible for this $500 award, and all methodologies and research topics/questions are eligible for consideration.  The criteria to be followed for the selection of an award winner are:

�         Importance of the research question or problem (20 points)
�         Adequacy of the review of relevant literature (10 points)
�         Appropriateness of the methodology used (10 points)
�         Effectiveness of the application of the methodology (20 points)
�         Addition of the findings to the knowledge and/or praxis in the field of librarianship (20 points)
�         Articulation of the conclusions emanating from the study (10 points)
�         Clarity and completeness (10 points)

The submissions will be limited to a 2,000-word abstract. Submissions should be made electronically to the contact person below and must not have been published prior to March 1, 2014. The bibliographic style should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed.  for references with volume (date): pages. Individuals may submit only one paper. Jointly authored proposals are acceptable, but all authors must be ALA members, and will split the award of $500.

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014. All submissions that meet the deadline and the criteria will be considered. The proposals will undergo a blind-review process by a joint BPM/LRRT award committee and the winner will be notified by May 1, 2014.  Please include a title page with title of proposal and author contact information including name, institutional affiliation, mailing address and email address.

The award will be presented during one of LRRT’s research programs at the ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, June 26July 1, 2014.
Email Submissions as Word documents only to:
Amanda Ros, BPM President and Award Chair
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Alfred R. Neumann Library
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058-1002
Phone: 281-283-3938
Fax: 281-283-3937<>

Achieving Enterprise Agility through Innovative Software Development


Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014


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


To be published by IGI Global:


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

Series Editor: Vijayan Sugumaran (Oakland University, USA)

ISSN: 2327-3453


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



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


Objective of the Book

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

         To promote awareness of Software engineering methodologies.

         To identify quality oriented software architecture (design and Support)

         To analyze benefits of reverse and architectural recovery methods

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

         To highlight educational establishment in Information Systems Analysis and Specification

         To Analyze Advancements in Engineering of Systems

         To analyze various approaches to software engineering

         How Software Engineering helps for Performance Enhancement and Appraisal.


Target Audience

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


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

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

         Section I Advanced Software Engineering

o    Software engineering methodologies

o    Domain specific software engineering

o    Agile methodologies

o    Lean software development

o    Component based software engineering

o    Pervasive software engineering

o    Software reuse and component engineering

o    Real-time embedded software engineering

o    Model based software engineering

o    Aspect oriented software engineering

o    Agent oriented software engineering

         Section II Software design and design patterns

o    Pair designing

o    Software architectures

o    Pair programming

o    Metaphorical design

o    Architectural analysis, verifications and validation methods

o    Domain specific software engineering

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

o    Modeling Concepts and Information Integration Tools

o    Quality oriented software architecture (design and Support)

o    Reverse and architectural recovery methods

o    Software reliability, safety critical systems and security methods

o    Reflection and metadata methodologies

o    Critical and embedded software design

o    Service oriented software architecture

         Section III Systems Analysis and Specification

o    Systems Engineering Methodologies

o    Information Engineering Methodologies

o    Aerospace software and system engineering

o    CASE Tools for System Development

o    Business Processes Re-engineering

o    Software, domain modeling and meta-modeling

o    Security, Freedom and Privacy

o    Steganography

o    Software Quality Assurance and Enhancements

         Section IV Advancements in Engineering of Systems

o    AI approaches to software engineering

o    Automated software design and synthesis

o    Usability engineering

o    Engineering of safety/mission critical systems

o    Web engineering and web-based applications

o    Software testing, evaluation and analysis technologies

o    Software security engineering

o    Requirement engineering and processes

o    Model driven engineering

o    Human computer interaction and usability engineering

o    Distributed and parallel systems

         Section V Project management issues

o    Software cost estimation

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

o    Workflow – Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

o    Software engineering standards and guidelines

o    Reports on intelligent CASE tools and eclipse plugins issues

         Section VI Case studies and emerging technologies


Submission Procedure

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



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


Important Dates

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


Inquiries can be forwarded to

Propose a chapter for this book

Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics

Be a part of history and the future at the same time!

The second annual review looks at how we access, store and preserve our cultural heritage.  The University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science and Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group/AltaMira Press with Charles Harmon, Executive Editor publishes an annual compilation of research, technologies, and a review of literature in the fields of Cultural Heritage, Imaging for Museums and Libraries, Digital Humanities, User Behavior and Best Practices in the field.  International contributions are welcome.  An editorial board formed from scholars in the field, researchers and museum professionals with previous work in the field of cultural heritage and informatics assists with reviewing and editing manuscripts.   

The publication of a second Annual Review in this nascent and growing field is an important contribution to our scholarly knowledge and we welcome you to continue to help us build for the future.  The target audience for the Annual Review includes undergraduate or graduate students, scholars, and professionals.

Please submit a Letter of Intent with a brief description of your work by March 10, 2014 to The editorial board will notify you with an invitation to submit by March 15Manuscripts will be due May 15 for publication in the 2014 edition.  Author guidelines will be sent after the letters of intent are received.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sam Hastings

Dr. S. K. Hastings

Director and Professor

School of Library and Information Science

University of South Carolina

Davis College

1501 Greene St.

Columbia, SC 29208



ACRL/DV Chapter Online Learning

ACRL/DVC is planning a program on libraries and online learning.  With the changing nature of higher education, the focus on MOOCs, expanding online programs, as well as hybrid courses, libraries have continued to work towards enhancing the library experience, both in-person and online. 


Have you provided research support to students in online courses?  Worked with faculty who teach online?  How has your library tried to integrate more library resources into courses using online components?  Have you developed online programs to support information literacy or lifelong learning?   How has your library expanded services by leveraging online technologies?  Have you developed any assessment or user experience strategies to determine effectiveness of online learning as it relates to library services? 


If you were or are involved in any online, library-related services, consider sharing your experience and thoughts with other academic librarians.  We invite you to submit proposals on any aspect of online learning and librarianship.  A committee of ACRL/DVC board members will select the final presentations; this is an opportunity to add a peer-reviewed presentation to your CV!


 The program will be on Wednesday, April 30 at the Penn State Great Valley campus in Malvern.  All presentation slots will be 20 minutes long followed by a short period for questions and answers.  To submit a proposal, simply send an email with a presentation title and description (300 words maximum) to Tina Hertel [] by March 25 at 5:00 pm.  Please contact Tina if you need further information.

PaLA Northeast Chapter

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

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

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 �New staffing models

�Cross Training

�Digital Humanities

�Digital Libraries

�How to handle budget cuts

�Libraries without books

�Fundraising and Crowdsourcing

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

�Wearable Technology

�Reaching today‘s users

�STEM for kids

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

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

Please contact George Aulisio ( with any questions.