Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT): 65 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Ashish Dwivedi (The University of Hull, UK)
ISSN: 2328-1316|EISSN: 2328-1324
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In recent years, the societal impact of technology has been noted as we become increasingly more connected and are presented with more digital tools and devices. With the popularity of digital devices such as cell phones and tablets, it is crucial to consider the implications of our digital dependence and the presence of technology in our everyday lives.

The Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT) Book Series seeks to explore the ways in which society and human beings have been affected by technology and how the technological revolution has changed the way we conduct our lives as well as our behavior. The AHSAT book series aims to publish the most cutting-edge research on human behavior and interaction with technology and the ways in which the digital age is changing society.

Topics Covered

  • Activism and ICTs
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Cultural Influence of ICTs
  • Cyber Behavior
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Digital Identity
  • End-User Computing
  • Gender and Technology
  • Human Development and Technology
  • Human Rights and Digitization
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • ICTs and human empowerment
  • ICTs and social change
  • Information ethics
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Public Access to ICTs
  • Technology Adoption
  • Technology and Freedom of Speech
  • Technology and Social Change
  • Technology Dependence
  • Technoself

Titles in Series

Handbook of Research on Technology Integration in the Global World
Efosa C. Idemudia (Arkansas Tech University, United States)
Copyright © 2019. 350 pages.
Technology’s presence in society continues to increase as new products and programs emerge. As such, it is vital for various industries to rapidly adapt and learn to...
Returning to Interpersonal Dialogue and Understanding Human Communication in the Digital Age
Michael A. Brown Sr. (Florida International University, USA), Leigh Hersey (University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 270 pages.
Digital collaboration is abundant in today’s world, but it is often problematic and does not provide an apt solution to the human need for comprehensive communicatio...
Intimacy and Developing Personal Relationships in the Virtual World
Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 300 pages.
Online communication has exploded in the past decade with the development of social networking sites like Facebook, as well as social media applications. As more peo...
Handbook of Research on Children's Consumption of Digital Media
Gülşah Sari (Cumhuriyet University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 400 pages.
One of the consequences of the digital revolution is the availability and pervasiveness of media and technology. They became an integral part of many people’s lives,...
Handbook of Research on Multicultural Perspectives on Gender and Aging
Rekah Pande (University of Hyderabad, India), Theo van der Weide (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Copyright © 2018. 340 pages.
As people grow older, cultural issues arise. Recognizing how social influences guide and restrict people leads to a better understanding of one’s self and helps peop...
Narratives and the Role of Philosophy in Cross-Disciplinary Studies: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Ana-Maria Pascal (Regent's University London, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 100 pages.
Every life has certain moments that define it. Going beyond the day-to-day norms of living, these life experiences have a profound effect on the person and the life...
Information Visualization Techniques in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Veslava Osinska (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland), Grzegorz Osinski (College of Social and Media Culture, Poland)
Copyright © 2018. 356 pages.
The representation of abstract data and ideas can be a difficult and tedious task to handle when learning new concepts; however, the advances in emerging technology...
Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement and Social Change in Contemporary Society
Susheel Chhabra (Periyar Management and Computer College, India)
Copyright © 2018. 445 pages.
Outreach and engagement initiatives are crucial in promoting community development and social change. This can be achieved through a number of methods including publ...
Corporate and Global Standardization Initiatives in Contemporary Society
Kai Jakobs (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Copyright © 2018. 394 pages.
In fields as diverse as research and development, governance, and international trade, success depends on effective communication and processes. However, limited res...
Computational Psychoanalysis and Formal Bi-Logic Frameworks
Giuseppe Iurato (Independent Researcher, Italy)
Copyright © 2018. 332 pages.
Computational psychoanalysis is a new field stemming from Freudian psychoanalysis. The new area aims to understand the primary formal structures and running mechanis...
Psychological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction
Bahadir Bozoglan (IF Weinheim Institute, Germany)
Copyright © 2018. 390 pages.
Addiction is a powerful and destructive condition impacting large portions of the population around the world. While typically associated with substances, such as dr...
Experience-Based Human-Computer Interactions: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Petr Sosnin (Ulyanovsk State Technical University, Russia)
Copyright © 2018. 294 pages.
Human computer interaction is constantly evolving in many areas and facets of modern society. Analyzing these interactions can provide a more balanced understanding...
Technology-Enhanced Human Interaction in Modern Society
Francisco Vicente Cipolla-Ficarra (Latin Association of Human-Computer Interaction, Spain & International Association of Interactive Communication, Italy), Maria Valeria Ficarra (Latin Association of Human-Computer Interaction, Spain & International Association of Interactive Communication, Italy), Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra (International Association of Interactive Communication, Italy), Alejandra Quiroga (Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina), Jacqueline Alma (Electronic Arts – Vancouver, Canada), Jim Carré (University of The Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao)
Copyright © 2018. 319 pages.
Technology has changed the way people carry out their daily lives and communicate with one another. Society has become dependent on technology and with that comes th...
HCI Challenges and Privacy Preservation in Big Data Security
Daphne Lopez (VIT University, India), M.A. Saleem Durai (VIT University, India)
Copyright © 2018. 275 pages.
Privacy protection within large databases can be a challenge. By examining the current problems and challenges this domain is facing, more efficient strategies can b...
Handbook of Research on Human Development in the Digital Age
Valerie C. Bryan (Florida Atlantic University, USA), Ann T. Musgrove (Florida Atlantic University, USA), Jillian R. Powers (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 526 pages.
The rapid evolution of technology continuously changes the way people interact, work, and learn. By examining these advances, researchers can further optimize the va...
Optimizing Human-Computer Interaction With Emerging Technologies
Francisco Cipolla-Ficarra (Latin Association of Human-Computer Interaction, Spain & International Association of Interactive Communication, Italy)
Copyright © 2018. 471 pages.
The ways in which humans communicate with one another is constantly evolving. Technology plays a large role in this evolution via new methods and avenues of social a...
Designing for Human-Machine Symbiosis Using the URANOS Model: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Benjamin Hadorn (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Copyright © 2017. 170 pages.
Demand for integral and sustainable solutions is on the rise. As new ways of defining reality emerge, this generates the progression of more humanistic and sustainab...
Research Paradigms and Contemporary Perspectives on Human-Technology Interaction
Anabela Mesquita (School of Accounting and Administration of Porto, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal & Algorithm Research Centre, Minho University, Portugal)
Copyright © 2017. 366 pages.
The integration of technology in modern society has created a deeper connectivity between people around the globe, as well as provided ample opportunity for the exch...
Solutions for High-Touch Communications in a High-Tech World
Michael A. Brown Sr. (Florida International University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 217 pages.
In recent years, modern society has experienced an increased use of online discourse. Due to continuous advances in technology, the ongoing transition away from face...
Design Solutions for User-Centric Information Systems
Saqib Saeed (Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia), Yasser A. Bamarouf (Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia), T. Ramayah (University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Sardar Zafar Iqbal (Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2017. 422 pages.
Continuous improvements in technological applications have allowed more opportunities to develop systems with user-focused designs. This not only leads to higher suc...
Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age
Michelle F. Wright (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
Copyright © 2017. 343 pages.
Technology has become ubiquitous to everyday life in modern society, and particularly in various social aspects. This has significant impacts on adolescents as they...
Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design
Shin'ichi Konomi (University of Tokyo, Japan), George Roussos (University of London, UK)
Copyright © 2017. 323 pages.
In recent years, the presence of ubiquitous computing has increasingly integrated into the lives of people in modern society. As these technologies become more perva...
Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age
F. Sigmund Topor (Keio University, Japan)
Copyright © 2017. 645 pages.
Globalization has shifted perspectives on individualism and identity as cultural exchange occurs more rapidly in an age of heightened connectivity. As technology con...
Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Development
Titus Tossy (Mzumbe University, Tanzania)
Copyright © 2017. 385 pages.
As the developed world continues to become more digitized, lesser developed areas are starting to see more technological advancements being integrated into their soc...
Handbook of Research on Human-Computer Interfaces, Developments, and Applications
João Rodrigues (University of Algarve, Portugal), Pedro Cardoso (University of Algarve, Portugal), Jânio Monteiro (University of Algarve, Portugal), Mauro Figueiredo (University of Algarve, Portugal)
Copyright © 2016. 663 pages.
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is easy to define yet difficult to predict. Encompassing the management, study, planning, and design of the ways in which users inte...
Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology
Hakikur Rahman (BRAC University, Bangladesh)
Copyright © 2016. 384 pages.
The human condition is affected by numerous factors in modern society. In modern times, technology is so integrated into culture that it has become necessary to perf...
Examining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives
Keri Duncan Valentine (West Virginia University, USA), Lucas John Jensen (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 456 pages.
With complex stories and stunning visuals eliciting intense emotional responses, coupled with opportunities for self-expression and problem solving, video games are...
Handbook of Research on Human Social Interaction in the Age of Mobile Devices
Xiaoge Xu (Botswana International University of Science and Technology, Botswana)
Copyright © 2016. 548 pages.
Digital innovations, such as mobile technologies, have had a significant impact on the way people relate to one another, as well as the way they obtain and distribut...
Defining Identity and the Changing Scope of Culture in the Digital Age
Alison Novak (Rowan University, USA), Imaani Jamillah El-Burki (Lehigh University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 316 pages.
Since the popularization of Internet technologies in the mid-1990s, human identity and collective culture has been dramatically shaped by our continued use of digita...
Gender Considerations in Online Consumption Behavior and Internet Use
Rebecca English (Queensland University of Technology, Australia), Raechel Johns (University of Canberra, Australia)
Copyright © 2016. 297 pages.
The use of social media and blogging websites has become more prevalent especially among young women; this trend suggests that gender has the potential to coincide w...
Analyzing Digital Discourse and Human Behavior in Modern Virtual Environments
Bobbe Gaines Baggio (American University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 320 pages.
Though humans have been communicating through virtual mediators since the invention of the telephone, new technologies make the use of virtual communications even mo...
Overcoming Gender Inequalities through Technology Integration
Joseph Wilson (University of Maiduguri, Nigeria), Nuhu Diraso Gapsiso (University of Maiduguri, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2016. 324 pages.
Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) exert a great influence on global activities. ITC has affected the structure of governments, economies, cultures, and e...
Cultural, Behavioral, and Social Considerations in Electronic Collaboration
Ayse Kok (Bogazici University, Turkey), Hyunkyung Lee (Yonsei University, South Korea)
Copyright © 2016. 374 pages.
The digital age has introduced a deeper sense of connectivity in business environments. By relying more heavily on current technologies, organizations now experience...
Handbook of Research on Cultural and Economic Impacts of the Information Society
P.E. Thomas (Bharathiar University, India), M. Srihari (Bharathiar University, India), Sandeep Kaur (Bharathiar University, India)
Copyright © 2015. 618 pages.
The phrase “information society” is one so ubiquitous it has become passé, but its continued use, even in academic spheres, indicates a shared acknowledgement: that...
Human Behavior, Psychology, and Social Interaction in the Digital Era
Anabela Mesquita (CICE – ISCAP/Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal & Algoritmi Centre, Minho University, Portugal), Chia-Wen Tsai (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan)
Copyright © 2015. 372 pages.
The advancement of new technologies has greatly increased the impact of information systems on daily human life. As technology continues to rapidly progress, human-c...
Rethinking Machine Ethics in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology
Jeffrey White (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, KAIST, South Korea), Rick Searle (IEET, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 331 pages.
As the utilization of intelligent machines spreads to numerous realms, the discourse of machine ethics has also developed and expanded. Concerns over machine intelli...
Contemporary Approaches to Activity Theory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Behavior
Thomas Hansson (Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Management (MAM), Sweden)
Copyright © 2015. 404 pages.
The human mind is best understood when it is studied in the context of meaningful and goal-oriented interactions between individuals and their environment. These int...
Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age
Rocci Luppicini (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 317 pages.
The advancement of technologies in the 20th century has radically transformed the interconnectedness of humans, science, and technology within an evolving society. E...
Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory
Arthur Tatnall (Victoria University, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 331 pages.
Actor-Network Theory (ANT) has existed as a topic of interest among social theorists for decades. Due to the prevalence of technology in modern society, discussions...
Gender Considerations and Influence in the Digital Media and Gaming Industry
Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK), Julie Elizabeth McGurren (Codemasters, UK)
Copyright © 2014. 357 pages.
Occupational segregation is an important issue and can be detrimental to women. There is a strong need for more women in science, engineering, and information techno...
Human-Computer Interfaces and Interactivity: Emergent Research and Applications
Pedro Isaías (Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal), Katherine Blashki (Noroff University College, Norway)
Copyright © 2014. 348 pages.
In more ways than one, assistive technologies can have a profound impact on humans and their operations within society. Understanding these emerging technologies is...
Political Campaigning in the Information Age
Ashu M. G. Solo (Maverick Technologies America Inc., USA)
Copyright © 2014. 359 pages.
Technology and the Internet especially have brought on major changes to politics and are playing an increasingly important role in political campaigns, communication...
Handbook of Research on Political Activism in the Information Age
Ashu M. G. Solo (Maverick Technologies America Inc., USA)
Copyright © 2014. 498 pages.
Technology, and particularly the Internet, has caused many changes in the realm of politics. Mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as soc...
Interdisciplinary Applications of Agent-Based Social Simulation and Modeling
Diana Francisca Adamatti (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brasil), Graçaliz Pereira Dimuro (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brasil), Helder Coelho (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Copyright © 2014. 376 pages.
Social simulation can be a difficult discipline to encompass fully. There are many methods, models, directions, and theories that can be discussed and applied to var...
Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture
Nadine Desrochers (Université de Montréal, Canada), Daniel Apollon (University of Bergen, Norway)
Copyright © 2014. 390 pages.
The paratext framework is now used in a variety of fields to assess, measure, analyze, and comprehend the elements that provide thresholds, allowing scholars to bett...
Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies
Steven John Thompson (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 327 pages.
With rapid advancements in human enhancement technologies, society struggles with many issues, such as definition, effects, participation, regulation, and control. C...
Exchanging Terrorism Oxygen for Media Airwaves: The Age of Terroredia
Mahmoud Eid (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 347 pages.
Terroredia is a newly coined term by the editor, Dr. Mahmoud Eid, to explain the phenomenal, yet under-researched relationship between terrorists and media professio...
Women in IT in the New Social Era: A Critical Evidence-Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change
Sonja Bernhardt (ThoughtWare, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 274 pages.
Research and statistics support the view that current programs are failing to keep women in the ICT field. Currently, there exist very few solutions to this growing...
Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Education, and Psychological Issues
Jonathan Bishop (Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Belgium)
Copyright © 2014. 362 pages.
With the popularity and ease-of-access to internet technologies, especially social networking, a number of human-centered issues has developed including internet add...
Emerging Research and Trends in Interactivity and the Human-Computer Interface
Katherine Blashki (Noroff University College, Norway), Pedro Isaias (Portuguese Open University, Portugal)
Copyright © 2014. 580 pages.
With a variety of emerging and innovative technologies combined with the active participation of the human element as the major connection between the end user and t...
Creating Personal, Social, and Urban Awareness through Pervasive Computing
Bin Guo (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China), Daniele Riboni (University of Milano, Italy), Peizhao Hu (NICTA, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 440 pages.
The recent emergence and prevalence of social network applications, sensor equipped mobile devices, and the availability of large amounts of geo-referenced data have...
Gender Divide and the Computer Game Industry
Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK), Jan Bogg (The University of Liverpool, UK)
Copyright © 2014. 321 pages.
While women maintain an increased visibility in the games culture, the issues involving gender in computing gaming is still relevant; and it is evident that the indu...
User Behavior in Ubiquitous Online Environments
Jean-Eric Pelet (KMCMS, IDRAC International School of Management, University of Nantes, France), Panagiota Papadopoulou (University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 325 pages.
As mobile technologies grow in popularity and widespread use, more and more applications—from banking software to online education—make their way to smartphones, tab...
Uberveillance and the Social Implications of Microchip Implants: Emerging Technologies
M.G. Michael (University of Wollongong, Australia), Katina Michael (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 509 pages.
In addition to common forms of spatial units such as satellite imagery and street views, emerging automatic identification technologies are exploring the use of micr...
Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis
Hwee Ling Lim (The Petroleum Institute-Abu Dhabi, UAE), Fay Sudweeks (Murdoch University, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 546 pages.
With the advent of new media and Web 2.0 technologies, language and discourse have taken on new meaning, and the implications of this evolution on the nature of inte...
Advanced Research and Trends in New Technologies, Software, Human-Computer Interaction, and Communicability
Francisco Vicente Cipolla-Ficarra (ALAIPO – AINCI, Spain and Italy)
Copyright © 2014. 696 pages.
Emerging technologies, such as social networks and interactive web applications, have played a vital role in the way we communicate. These technologies are fundament...
New Media Influence on Social and Political Change in Africa
Anthony A. Olorunnisola (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Aziz Douai (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Copyright © 2013. 518 pages.
While transitioning from autocracy to democracy, media in Africa has always played an important role in democratic and non-democratic states; focusing on politicians...
Cases on Usability Engineering: Design and Development of Digital Products
Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz (Algoma University, Canada)
Copyright © 2013. 470 pages.
Information technologies play a significant role in modern information-driven societies, making a comprehensive understanding of digital media a fundamental requisit...
Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use
John Lannon (University of Limerick, Ireland), Edward Halpin (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Copyright © 2013. 324 pages.
Intergovernmental agencies, governments, and non-governmental organizations are now using Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to collect, organize, an...
Collaboration and the Semantic Web: Social Networks, Knowledge Networks, and Knowledge Resources
Stefan Brüggemann (Astrium Space Transportation, Germany), Claudia d’Amato (University of Bari, Italy)
Copyright © 2012. 387 pages.
Collaborative working has been increasingly viewed as a good practice for organizations to achieve efficiency. Organizations that work well in collaboration may have...
Human Rights and Risks in the Digital Era: Globalization and the Effects of Information Technologies
Christina M. Akrivopoulou (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece), Nicolaos Garipidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright © 2012. 363 pages.
Globalization, along with its digital and information communication technology counterparts, including the Internet and cyberspace, may signify a whole new era for h...
Technology for Creativity and Innovation: Tools, Techniques and Applications
Anabela Mesquita (ISCAP/IPP and Algoritmi Centre, University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright © 2011. 426 pages.
It is widely accepted that organizations and individuals must be innovative and continually create new knowledge and ideas to deal with rapid change. Innovation play...
Social Computing Theory and Practice: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Panagiota Papadopoulou (University of Athens, Greece), Panagiotis Kanellis (University of Athens, Greece), Drakoulis Martakos (University of Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2011. 382 pages.
Social computing has seen exponential growth in various application areas, enabling new digital contexts for almost any type of interaction. This growth is expected...
Law and Order in Virtual Worlds: Exploring Avatars, Their Ownership and Rights
Angela Adrian (University of Bournemouth, UK)
Copyright © 2010. 238 pages.
As virtual worlds increase in their depth and number, evolving into virtual communities with separate rules and expectations, they are often brought into conflict wi...
Technologies and Practices for Constructing Knowledge in Online Environments: Advancements in Learning
Bernhard Ertl (Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany)
Copyright © 2010. 280 pages.
Learning scenarios have benefited greatly from technology through tools such as Internet collaboration, information access, and social networking. However, it is not...


Editor(s) Biography

Ashish Dwivedi is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Systems Studies at Hull University Business School, UK. Previously, he was the Deputy Graduate Research Director at Hull University Business School, and was also associated with the management of the high-tech Management Learning Laboratory. His primary research interests are in knowledge management (in which he obtained his PhD), supply chain management, healthcare management and information, and communication technologies. He has published 4 books, and over 50 journal and conference papers. He has served as an Invited reviewer and Guest Editor for several journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.

Editorial Advisory Board

Ashish Dwivedi, The University of Hull, United Kingdom

Associate Editors
Anabela Sarmento, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Claude Ghaoui, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Epaminondas Kapetanios, Plirosoft GmbH, Switzerland
Mats Edenius, Uppsala University, Sweden
Tom McEwan, Napier University, United Kingdom

International Editorial Advisory Board
Anita Greenhill, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
António Lucas Soares, University of Porto and INESC Porto, Portugal
Bendik Bygstad, Norwegian School of Information Technology, Norway
Carolyn Jacobson, Marymount University, United States
Deborah Lafky, Claremont Graduate University, United States
Diane Murphy, Marymount University, United States
Lynette Kvasny, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Michael Waltemathe, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany
Seamas Kelly, University College Dublin, Ireland
Sunil Hazari, State University of West Georgia, United States
Willem-Paul Brinkman, Brunel University, United Kingdom