Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)


Special Issue On: Social Networks in the Arab World: Phenomena and Influences

Submission Due Date
6/1/2018

Guest Editors
Abdullah K. Al-Kindi
Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

Mohammed N. Al-Saqri
Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

Introduction
Issues related to communication and information fields are countless and occupy discussions and studies worldwide today. Most of these issues intersect with human development in various aspects; political, economic and social. The complexity of these issues and their accelerated development confirms the need of direct and ongoing research to provide appropriate solutions to some of the problems that arise continuously. Contemporary communication and information issues related to a wilder context; ‘’Information Revolution’’ which is started in the mid of 20th century and gradually enhanced and developed-still developing- in the 21st century. One of the most important tools of that revolution was the internet and its related applications.

One of the most prominent internet applications turned into a phenomenon is social networks. Statistically, there are about 1.9 billion of Facebook users, 1 billion users of You Tube, and 320 million users of Twitter. Academically, journals, universities, and research centers are showing great interest in the phenomenon of social media worldwide. In this context, the Department of Mass Communication at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, is organizing an international conference entitled “Arab Society and Social Media Networks In a Changing World”, from 30-10-2017 to 1-11-2017, deals with many phenomena related to social networks in the Arab World.

The IGI is glad to announce publishing a special issue from its journal (IJICTHD) on “Social Networks in the Arab World: Phenomena and Influences”, for some selected papers going to be presented in that conference.

Objective
This special issue will present articles diagnosing issues and phenomena related to social networks in the Arab World and study them scientifically and methodically. It will also help transferring knowledge about social networks in the Arab World to the rest of the world. The IGI by this initiative will encourage Arab researchers to publish their research and studies in scientific, reputable and international journals.

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

1- Social media theories.
2- Social media position among new media.
3- Social media relationships with both traditional and new media.
4- Social media related phenomena.
5- Social media penetration and utilization in the Arab World.
6- Social media affects in the Arab World.
7- Social media roles in the fields of education, pedagogy and communication.
8- Social media and censorship in the Arab world.
9- Social media and legal and ethical dimensions in the Arab World.
10- Social media and future developments in the Arab World.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Social Networks in the Arab World: Phenomena and Influences on or before June 1st, 2018. 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/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All 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:
All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Abdullah K. Al-Kindi
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)
E-mail: kindik@squ.edu.om

Special Issue On: Smart and Innovative Trends in Intelligent Computing Systems

Submission Due Date
8/30/2018

Guest Editors
Dr. T. Padma
Professor, Department of Computer Applications, Sona College of Technology, Salem - 636005,Tamilnadu, India

Dr. S. P. Shantharajahr
Professor, School of Information Technology & Engineering (SITE), VIT University, Vellore - 632014, Tamilnadu, India

Introduction
The proposed special issue aims to addressing smart and innovative trends in intelligent computing systems that are leading to the creation of smart solutions for future. This special issue intent to address advances in the state-of-the-art technologies in Computational Intelligence, Soft Computing, Bio-Inspired Algorithms, Pattern Recognition, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning Computational algorithms and many other topics for exchanging knowledge that encompasses a broad range of disciplines among various distinct communities. In recent years, intelligent computing systems have attracted the attention of academic, researchers and practitioners in a wide range of disparate areas from computing science, engineering, operations research, economics and also management. Intelligent computing systems are of great importance to deal with complex, data driven decision environments, and involve the design of mathematical models for modeling decision problems, the use of different information technologies (such as the Web and social networks) and artificial intelligence tools (such as computational intelligence tools).

Objective
The objective of this special issue is to attract researchers with an interest in the research area described above. Specifically, we are interested in the contributions towards the development of mathematical models for modeling computationally critical decision problems, as well as soft computing approaches that are able to deal with complex decision information (such as uncertain and inconsistency information). Special attentions are to be paid
1) The applications of the intelligent computing approaches on various domains, and 2) The development of technologies in mathematics, operations research, technology management, the hard and soft sciences, and technical, social and environmental issues.

Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.

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

• Intelligent algorithms for computing
• Intelligent algorithms for control & instrumentation
• Intelligent algorithms for signal processing & communication
• Intelligent algorithms for automation
• Intelligent computing in complex and dynamic contexts
• Intelligent computing systems for decision making systems

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Smart and Innovative Trends in Intelligent Computing Systems on or before 02/03/2018. 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/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All 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:
Dr. T. Padma
Dr. S. P. Shantharajah
Guest Editors
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)
E-mails: padmatheagarajan@gmail.com; spshantharaj@gmail.com

Special Issue On: Using Systematic Review To Support Research in Human Development With Information Communication Technologies

Submission Due Date
9/30/2018

Guest Editors
Patrick Letouze
Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Brazil

Introduction
The growth of studies regarding Human Development is tremendous and, in particular, the application of Information Communication Technologies in these studies is a new frontier that requires attention. This crossroad is inducing decision-making, shaping governmental policies and modifying behaviors. This reality demands scientific evidence gathered from these studies. Therefore, methods for secondary and tertiary studies have an important role to play.

Systematic Review is a well-established method for secondary and tertiary studies, and it is a suitable research method for research on Human Development. Nonetheless, due to the specificities of researches on Human Development regarding Information Communication Technologies, there exists a need to debate the benefits, techniques, practices, obstacles and difficulties in the application of this method, or even, to establish its Best Practices in this new frontier.

This special edition of the International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD) intends to promote such a debate. Although it is ambitious, hopefully, it will support the critical thinking required of the next generation of researchers to take further the studies of Human Development regarding Information Communication Technologies, and to pave the way in this new field for well-grounded research, that is, based on scientific evidence.

Objective
Systematic Review is an important method for secondary and tertiary studies, its relevance is growing within many fields, and it is spreading to new frontiers. Additionally, the ever-growing number of studies regarding humans requires a systematic approach to synthesizing knowledge. Therefore, the crossroad of Human Development studies and Information Communication Technologies is in need to debate the benefits, methods, practices, obstacles and difficulties of Systematic Reviews applied to this new frontier.

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

• Best practices of Systematic Reviews in Human Development (HD) with Information Communication Technologies (ICT)
• Decision Modeling based on Systematic Reviews in HD with ICT
• Decision Making based on Systematic Review in HD with ICT
• Protocols for Systematic Reviews in HD with ICT
• Quantitative analysis in Systematic Review in HD with ICT
• Qualitative analysis in Systematic Review in HD with ICT
• Research Methods applied to Systematic Reviews in HD with ICT
• Systematic Review and Human Development
• Systematic Review and Information Communication Technologies
• Systematic Review and Education
• Systematic Review and Training
• Systematic Review as a tool for improving Human Development, Education and Training
• Update and Evolution of Systematic Reviews in HD with ICT

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Using Systematic Review to Support Research in Human Development with Information Communication Technologies on or before September 30th, 2018. 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/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All 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:
Patrick Letouze
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD)
E-mail: letouze@uft.edu.br