Monthly Archives: June 2014

Knowledge Management & E-Learning (KM&EL)

(Indexed by SCOPUS)


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



Dr. Seng Chee Tan

National Institute of Education,

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore



Dr. Jyh-Chong Liang

Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology,

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan



Dr. Haisen Zhang

University of International Business and Economics, China





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, M�rch, 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 (


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 URL


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



International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS)

The International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, the coverage, and the guidelines for submission to IJDLS.


The mission of the International Journal of Digital Library Systems (IJDLS) is to disseminate state-of-the-art digital libraries technologies, advance the field of digital libraries, educate the digital library and multimedia database community, and provide a venue for people to interact and exchange ideas. The journal addresses a variety of technologies, techniques and emerging innovative solutions to store, retrieve, manipulate, communicate, visualize, and reason with digital libraries.


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

�         Architecture of digital library systems

�         Artificial intelligence in digital libraries

�         Automatic information detection and summary

�         Collaborative technologies in distributed network environment

�         Content and knowledge management

�         Data fusion

�         Data mining and extraction

�         Deployment of digital collections

�         Design of Information Spaces for Next-Generation digital participation

�         Digital library applications

�         Distributed information systems

�         Grid architectures and technologies

�         Human-computer interface design

�         Information visualization

�         Insightful analyses of existing systems

�         Metadata creation and management

�         Models of information interaction

�         Multimedia storage and retrieval

�         Multimedia system integration

�         Network and information sharing

�         Ontology and semantic interoperability

�         Open source applications used in digital library, archives and museum

�         Performance evaluation of digital library systems

�         Personal digital libraries

�         Security and privacy

�         Semantic interoperability

�         Social media and online platform

�         Systems and algorithms for data preservation

�         Technical standards and protocols

�         Usability and retrieval evaluation

�         User modeling


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

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

Journal Editor

All manuscript submissions to IJDLS should be sent through the online submission system:

Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Open Education

The AECT-LKAOE 2015 Summer International Research Symposium is organized by The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) in partnership with Indiana State University (ISU), and hosted by East China Normal University (ECNU). The symposium will be June 17-19, 2015 in Shanghai, China.


This Summer International Research Symposium, serving as an open-discussion forum, is designed to draw the best minds together for an intensive intellectual exchange of ideas/information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to learning and knowledge analytics in open education in all disciplines. The feature of this symposium will be collaboration and interaction that encourages in-depth dialogue and different perspectives on predefined topics and problems. We will have two keynote speakers, fourteen invited speakers, four special sessions including a session to meet with the AECT Executive Director, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, and poster sessions to share visions, views, perspectives, and research evidence with participants. Participants will be heavily involved in discussions with presenters. The Symposium will be presented in English. You will need to write the proposal and paper in English and upon proposal approval, present your topic and facilitate discussion in English.


We invite you to attend the AECT-LKAOE 2015 Summer International Research Symposium in Shanghai, China, and submit proposals for panels, roundtables, and posters. Panels must have three to five panelists. Proposals and papers will be blindly reviewed by three reviewers for inclusion in the conference program and proceedings. For a better understanding of the review criteria, please peruse review criteria and scoring system. For advice on writing an effective proposal, please click Effective Proposals to read AECT Principles 1 – 10. High quality papers will be published in an AECT Special Edition.

To submit a proposal/paper electronically, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Submission System link and log in.
    • For the first-time access, create a new account by entering your e-mail as your user ID and create a password.
    • For future access, directly log in using your e-mail and password. You have to use the same e-mail that you used when you created your account. If you forget your password, click the “forget password” link and a system-created password will be e-mailed to you.
  2. When logged in, submit your proposal following the instructions provided.
  3. If you encounter a problem and need help, you may e-mail

A complete proposal consists of:

  1. A presentation title
  2. A chosen track
  3. A chosen topic
  4. Format (panel (3-5 panelists) , roundtable, or poster)
  5. A short description (75 – 100 words)
  6. An abstract (750 – 1000 words)
  7. Keywords (3-5)
  8. Equipment request
  9. List of presenters

Do not include presenters’ information anywhere in the short description or the abstract. Spell out all abbreviations and acronyms in full the first time they appear in the proposal. All citations and references should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition. Double-check your proposal to make sure there are no typos or grammatical errors in writing. An electronic notification acknowledging receipt of the proposal will be sent to the submitter’s e-mail address automatically.

International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2014)

Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE UK/RI Computer Chapter
10-12 November, 2014
London Heathrow Marriott Hotel
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

– 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

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

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

– Democracy and the Citizen
– e-Administration
– Policy Issues
– Virtual Communities

– 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)

– Legal Issues
– Patents
– Enabling technologies and tools

– 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

International Journal of Technology Diffusion


Mission of IJTD:

The mission of the International Journal of Technology Diffusion is to be a leading journal in global innovation and systems management. The journal publishes articles related to the application of information systems, technology, and innovation acceptance. The interdisciplinary journal also encourages manuscripts on management information systems, decision support systems (DSS), managerial and organizational concerns, educational issues, and innovative applications related to global management innovation systems. The journal propagates knowledge to researchers, practitioners, academicians, and educators all over the world.

Coverage of IJTD:

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

  Adoption of IS

  Business data communications

  Diffusion of innovation models

  Distributed databases and networks

  DSS/EIS/ES in international settings



  Electronic commerce

  Electronic data interchange



  Evaluation of MIS

  Frameworks and models for international management innovation systems (IMIS) system development

  Graphics and Web design

  Information resources management

  Information security

  Internet related issues

  IS applications and case studies

  Issues in accounting information systems

  IT and economic development

  IT and human resource issues

  IT diffusion in developing countries (eg Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa)

  IT in developing countries

  Management information systems

  Network security


  Organizational and management system structures

  Performance analysis

  System analysis

  Technology acceptance


  Web technology

Interested authors should consult the journal’s manuscript submission guidelines


Gender and Jesuit Higher Education

We invite papers for a special issue of Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal on the theme of gender and Jesuit higher education. Topics may include: history, spirituality, pedagogy, workplace issues, the relationship of faith and justice, women’s influence in Jesuit higher education, masculinity (e.g., in Jesuit spirituality and pedagogy), sexuality, and so forth.


JHE includes a range of reflection, scholarship, praxis and resource submissions:



Articles of inspiration, aspiration and motivation



Peer reviewed articles on a wide range to topics germane to the unique qualities of Jesuit higher education: covers a broad scope of writing, from data gathering and analysis, to professional reflection and critique, to theory and philosophy, studies of history, studies based on literature review, and advances in teaching and learning in higher education



Articles, not peer reviewed, that focus on the practice of teaching and the experience of learning



Open access web-based materials that educators in Jesuit institutions of higher learning

may find helpful in their vocations as teachers, or in understanding more fully Jesuit higher

education, or in gaining insight into Jesuit spirituality


How to Submit Your Article to JHE

Please submit your manuscript online at


If you are a new author, please create a Username and Password. If you are a returning author or already have a Username and Password, use the JHE website to submit additional manuscripts or check the status of current submissions.



Please submit your article for the Fall 2014 issue by August 1, 2014.


About JHE

Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal (JHE) is a scholarly online, open access journal. An initiative of Regis University, JHE is scholarly and peer reviewed, and focuses on the development, advancement and critique of higher education in the Jesuit tradition. JHE provides publishing opportunities for faculty and scholars at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and abroad and publishes twice a year in spring and fall.



Email Deb Halley at or contact guest editors Julia Brumbaugh ( and Kari Kloos (