Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)


Special Issue On: Robotics in Human Resource Management

Submission Due Date
7/5/2021

Guest Editors
Dr. S. Balamurugan (Leading Guest Editor)
Senior Member IEEE
ACM Distinguished Speaker
Founder & Chairman, Albert Einstein Engineering and Research Labs (AEER Labs), Coimbatore, TamilNadu, India.
Vice Chairman of Renewable Energy Society of India (RESI)
balamurugan@ieee.org ; sbnbala@gmail.comdr.balamurugan@ircsresearch.com

Introduction
The growing complexity of business challenges is being faced by the HR departments every day impacting the organization’s bottom line and long term business goals. The automation of HR processes results in completing the perennial jobs in time to manage the HR processes in a more efficient way which makes us realize a multitude of benefits. The use of Robots creates a less stressful environment for the HR professionals escalating the organization’s productivity, saving money, and freeing up time for the HR professionals to act as a pathfinder more than a task assigner. Overall uniting the innovative abilities of HR professionals with Robotics will empower the organization.

Objective
Today’s business depends on digitally transforming HR processes which change the way its operations work attaining better business and people outcomes. Robots have made their way into the world which snags up repetitive and predictable tasks such as posting on social networking sites regularly about the job roles, communication between HR’s with the candidates and clients regarding schedules and meetings which can be automated using software’s that does the magic giving way for HR people to be more focused on centric functions like Policy Implementation, Employee Retention, and Talent Development. The major purpose of this call for paper is to discuss the importance and benefits of using robotics in HR management that gives way for a future where automation and robotics streamline operations enhancing their contribution to the overall business goals. Robotics has become a part of our lives from listening to music up to placing an order online. Human Resources would never be an exception. Human resource departments, during the on boarding process, tend to get engulfed in huge amounts of documents, which as a result would become a colossal task for HR managers which increase the odds of unintended errors and typos. This could be reduced by using robots to process the data in no time. The major challenges of HR include adaptability of employees to changes, time management, and safety issues which could be automated to lead the organization to the path of success. Certain tasks like working with heavy machinery can be delegated to the robots so that accidents and injury to humans can be prevented. Due to the emerging challenges, instead of being a strategic asset to the organization HR’s are being impeded in tracking and locating data’s using manual methods. Robotics has made all these processes simple and accurate outperforming the human counterpart. Robotics has many other applications like sourcing apps, on-boarding applications, employee service, and coaching applications integrated with AI for a faster engagement of activities. Using robotics in HR management can also be a great start for training candidates through virtual classes, describing their roles and responsibilities, daily duties, reminders, schedules, and meetings which make the workplace much better. Regardless of people getting replaced by robots, there will always be a need for HR to oversee the work of robots to ensure optimum efficiency.

Recommended Topics
•Role of robotics in creating employment opportunities
•Data analytics to enhance the HR processes for an error-free system
•AI for Induction and strategic training of employees with current trends and updates
•The Upswing of Robots- a harbinger to the HR department
•Robotics to track and analyze prodigious data reducing time consumption
•Robotics in leveraging the tasks of HR for increased productivity
•Robotics, a collaboration of Human-Machine interaction in escalating the HR functions
•Automation for Digitalizing the Recruitment process creating a user-friendly hiring
•Network oriented data processing in the HR department through automation
•Robotics in amalgamating the Artificial and Human Intelligence in initiating new thoughts and ideas for managing the Human Resource.
•Robotics- a gateway to people analytics helping in employee development
•Impact of Robotics in leading corporate social responsibility

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Robotics in Human Resource Management on or before 7/05/2021. 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 inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. S. Balamurugan
Leading Guest Editor
International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction
balamurugan@ieee.org

Special Issue On: Virtual classroom for distance learning

Submission Due Date
11/18/2021

Guest Editors
Gunasekaran Manogaran
University of California, Davis,
gmanogaran@ieee.org
Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
York University
hassanq@yorku.ca
Qin Xia
University of the Faroe Islands
qinx@setur.fo

Introduction
n the learning process, the educational system, including schools, colleges, and universities, plays a significant role in improving their lifestyle. Besides the traditional education system, distance learning education gains considerable attention from the knowledge seeker population who cannot attend regular classes because of their job or any other geographical or personal factor. The emergence of the Internet and innovative technologies transform almost every field and give a new horizon to distance learning by providing an online learning platform that offers students and teachers opportunities to come together for the learning process. Various advanced technologies and gadgets are employed during the online distance learning process, including mobile phones, Internet, e-mail, website, iPod, etc., to facilitate the process. However, online distance learning focuses on pre-recorded content that students study in their leisure time, submit some standardized assignment, and move on. Online distance learning is easy and convenient, but human interaction is missing. Virtual classrooms are a popular solution to address the issue of human interaction. With innovative and efficient internet and communication technologies, a virtual classroom connects students and teachers with interactive learning. The virtual classroom provides a real-time learning environment that provides interactive teacher-student learning, and students can collaborate with other peer students. Based on the virtual classroom concept, virtual universities came into existence that provides higher education to knowledge-seeking students who cannot physically attend campus. Cloud computing technology plays a significant role in virtual classroom-based distance learning education for storing and managing real-time data. The digital advancement in media communication and future generation networks promotes virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance learning in which distant students can access interactive and collaborative audio, video, textual resources via the Internet. Although virtual classrooms and virtual universities are great emerging concepts for distance education, it still faces significant challenges. First, every mentor requires well-equipped e- writing boards, laptops, or tablets with high-speed internet connectivity, and every student also needs the same with suitable teaching atmospheres at home. Availability and allocation of these resources to students and teachers can be difficult in developing and under-developed countries. Second, virtual classrooms are susceptible to unauthorized intrusion during online teaching and other cybersecurity attacks. Last, teachers face a significant challenge in supervising and invigilating exams arranged from home. This considerable challenge motivates research scholars to work on innovative technologies that can break the line between traditional classrooms and virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance learning. This special issue focuses on bringing creative technological ideas that provide an analytical solution for all the significant challenges that virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance learning faces. We invite research scholars and academicians to submit their original research work that explores various recent technologies and methodologies to support real-time teaching and learning with virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance education.

Recommended Topics
 Research towards real-time interactive distance learning education using virtual classroom
 Innovative technology-based virtual universities for higher education with a distance learning program
 Challenges and opportunities for the virtual classroom while dealing with dynamic teaching atmosphere during distance learning
 Interactive teaching for distance learning with a well-equipped technical environment using virtual Virtual classroom for distance learning: Synchronous mode of teaching
 Promote distance learning-based interactive higher education in rural and remote communities via virtual classroom and virtual university
 Analyzing the collaborative experience of student and teacher in distance learning in a virtual classroom
 Design cloud-based virtual classroom and virtual university for real-time distance learning education
 Role and responsibility of internet technology for virtual classroom-based distance learning education
 Real-time distance learning model using the virtual classroom for a business training program
 Virtual classroom based virtual university organization and management for distance learning education
 Virtual university infrastructure, architecture for distance learning: Extension of virtual classroom
 Optimized virtual classroom model for distance learning with efficient utilization of network resources
 Explore security threats for internet technology-based distance learning education using the concept of virtual classroom and virtual universitie

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Gunasekaran Manogaran
University of California, Davis,
gmanogaran@ieee.org

Special Issue On: Virtual classroom for distance learning

Submission Due Date
11/18/2021

Guest Editors
Gunasekaran Manogaran
University of California, Davis,
gmanogaran@ieee.org
Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
York University
Qin Xia
University of the Faroe Islands
qinx@setur.fo

Introduction
n the learning process, the educational system, including schools, colleges, and universities, plays a significant role in improving their lifestyle. Besides the traditional education system, distance learning education gains considerable attention from the knowledge seeker population who cannot attend regular classes because of their job or any other geographical or personal factor. The emergence of the Internet and innovative technologies transform almost every field and give a new horizon to distance learning by providing an online learning platform that offers students and teachers opportunities to come together for the learning process. Various advanced technologies and gadgets are employed during the online distance learning process, including mobile phones, Internet, e-mail, website, iPod, etc., to facilitate the process. However, online distance learning focuses on pre-recorded content that students study in their leisure time, submit some standardized assignment, and move on. Online distance learning is easy and convenient, but human interaction is missing. Virtual classrooms are a popular solution to address the issue of human interaction. With innovative and efficient internet and communication technologies, a virtual classroom connects students and teachers with interactive learning. The virtual classroom provides a real-time learning environment that provides interactive teacher-student learning, and students can collaborate with other peer students. Based on the virtual classroom concept, virtual universities came into existence that provides higher education to knowledge-seeking students who cannot physically attend campus. Cloud computing technology plays a significant role in virtual classroom-based distance learning education for storing and managing real-time data. The digital advancement in media communication and future generation networks promotes virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance learning in which distant students can access interactive and collaborative audio, video, textual resources via the Internet. Although virtual classrooms and virtual universities are great emerging concepts for distance education, it still faces significant challenges. First, every mentor requires well-equipped e- writing boards, laptops, or tablets with high-speed internet connectivity, and every student also needs the same with suitable teaching atmospheres at home. Availability and allocation of these resources to students and teachers can be difficult in developing and under-developed countries. Second, virtual classrooms are susceptible to unauthorized intrusion during online teaching and other cybersecurity attacks. Last, teachers face a significant challenge in supervising and invigilating exams arranged from home. This considerable challenge motivates research scholars to work on innovative technologies that can break the line between traditional classrooms and virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance learning. This special issue focuses on bringing creative technological ideas that provide an analytical solution for all the significant challenges that virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance learning faces. We invite research scholars and academicians to submit their original research work that explores various recent technologies and methodologies to support real-time teaching and learning with virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance education.

Recommended Topics
 Research towards real-time interactive distance learning education using virtual classroom
 Innovative technology-based virtual universities for higher education with a distance learning program
 Challenges and opportunities for the virtual classroom while dealing with dynamic teaching atmosphere during distance learning
 Interactive teaching for distance learning with a well-equipped technical environment using virtual Virtual classroom for distance learning: Synchronous mode of teaching
 Promote distance learning-based interactive higher education in rural and remote communities via virtual classroom and virtual university
 Analyzing the collaborative experience of student and teacher in distance learning in a virtual classroom
 Design cloud-based virtual classroom and virtual university for real-time distance learning education
 Role and responsibility of internet technology for virtual classroom-based distance learning education
 Real-time distance learning model using the virtual classroom for a business training program
 Virtual classroom based virtual university organization and management for distance learning education
 Virtual university infrastructure, architecture for distance learning: Extension of virtual classroom
 Optimized virtual classroom model for distance learning with efficient utilization of network resources
 Explore security threats for internet technology-based distance learning education using the concept of virtual classroom and virtual universitie

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Gunasekaran Manogaran
University of California, Davis,
gmanogaran@ieee.org

Special Issue On: Virtual classroom for distance learning

Submission Due Date
11/18/2021

Guest Editors
Gunasekaran Manogaran
University of California, Davis,
gmanogaran@ieee.org
Hassan Qudrat-Ullah
York University
Qin Xia
University of the Faroe Islands
qinx@setur.fo

Introduction
n the learning process, the educational system, including schools, colleges, and universities, plays a significant role in improving their lifestyle. Besides the traditional education system, distance learning education gains considerable attention from the knowledge seeker population who cannot attend regular classes because of their job or any other geographical or personal factor. The emergence of the Internet and innovative technologies transform almost every field and give a new horizon to distance learning by providing an online learning platform that offers students and teachers opportunities to come together for the learning process. Various advanced technologies and gadgets are employed during the online distance learning process, including mobile phones, Internet, e-mail, website, iPod, etc., to facilitate the process. However, online distance learning focuses on pre-recorded content that students study in their leisure time, submit some standardized assignment, and move on. Online distance learning is easy and convenient, but human interaction is missing. Virtual classrooms are a popular solution to address the issue of human interaction. With innovative and efficient internet and communication technologies, a virtual classroom connects students and teachers with interactive learning. The virtual classroom provides a real-time learning environment that provides interactive teacher-student learning, and students can collaborate with other peer students. Based on the virtual classroom concept, virtual universities came into existence that provides higher education to knowledge-seeking students who cannot physically attend campus. Cloud computing technology plays a significant role in virtual classroom-based distance learning education for storing and managing real-time data. The digital advancement in media communication and future generation networks promotes virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance learning in which distant students can access interactive and collaborative audio, video, textual resources via the Internet. Although virtual classrooms and virtual universities are great emerging concepts for distance education, it still faces significant challenges. First, every mentor requires well-equipped e- writing boards, laptops, or tablets with high-speed internet connectivity, and every student also needs the same with suitable teaching atmospheres at home. Availability and allocation of these resources to students and teachers can be difficult in developing and under-developed countries. Second, virtual classrooms are susceptible to unauthorized intrusion during online teaching and other cybersecurity attacks. Last, teachers face a significant challenge in supervising and invigilating exams arranged from home. This considerable challenge motivates research scholars to work on innovative technologies that can break the line between traditional classrooms and virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance learning. This special issue focuses on bringing creative technological ideas that provide an analytical solution for all the significant challenges that virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance learning faces. We invite research scholars and academicians to submit their original research work that explores various recent technologies and methodologies to support real-time teaching and learning with virtual classrooms and virtual universities for distance education.

Recommended Topics
 Research towards real-time interactive distance learning education using virtual classroom
 Innovative technology-based virtual universities for higher education with a distance learning program
 Challenges and opportunities for the virtual classroom while dealing with dynamic teaching atmosphere during distance learning
 Interactive teaching for distance learning with a well-equipped technical environment using virtual Virtual classroom for distance learning: Synchronous mode of teaching
 Promote distance learning-based interactive higher education in rural and remote communities via virtual classroom and virtual university
 Analyzing the collaborative experience of student and teacher in distance learning in a virtual classroom
 Design cloud-based virtual classroom and virtual university for real-time distance learning education
 Role and responsibility of internet technology for virtual classroom-based distance learning education
 Real-time distance learning model using the virtual classroom for a business training program
 Virtual classroom based virtual university organization and management for distance learning education
 Virtual university infrastructure, architecture for distance learning: Extension of virtual classroom
 Optimized virtual classroom model for distance learning with efficient utilization of network resources
 Explore security threats for internet technology-based distance learning education using the concept of virtual classroom and virtual universitie

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Gunasekaran Manogaran
University of California, Davis,
gmanogaran@ieee.org

Special Issue On: Impact of E-learning on the Academic Performance of Students

Submission Due Date
12/15/2021

Guest Editors
Dr. Ali Ahmadian (Managing Guest Editor)
Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
ahmadian.hosseini@unirc.it
Dr. Valentina E. Balas (Co- Guest Editor)
Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad
balas@drbalas.ro

Dr. Soheil Salahshour

(Co- Guest Editor)
Bahcesehir University
soheil.salahshour@eng.bau.edu.tr

Introduction
E-learning is a learning system that is based on formalised teaching and uses electronic resources. Classrooms can be used for teaching, yet computers and the internet are a big part of E-learning. E-learning is a network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge in which education is delivered to many people at the same time or at different times. Online learning aims to provide users with limitless learning opportunities. Developing countries imitate the strategies used by developed countries to implement an e-Learning environment. This strategy involves developing countries utilising technology that is already in use in developed countries. The service and application of the internet and e-learning in the United States' education system vary from those of developed countries because each follows its educational system. The most challenging part of introducing the e-learning environment is educating students. The developing countries are well-educated and technologically advanced. In both developed and emerging countries, consumer perception plays an essential role in e-learning. Any e-learning professional's worst nightmare is the dry and repetitive subject matter. To make it into something entertaining and thrilling, you'll need a good dose of imagination, creativity, and any resource you can get your hands on. It's not necessarily the subject matter that creates issues and rather how the material is implemented.

Objective
Commitment is an outstanding characteristic that students must attain online, and most people struggle with this. Many colleges decline to accept transfer credits from multiple e-learning services because they do not agree the education received from online schools is equal to that obtained from a conventional university. Digital courses and graduate programs are versatile and less expensive than traditional classrooms. These are the two main advantages of online learning that have motivated many students to graduate or gain qualifications. Students are trained in a comfortable setting even though they do not wish to be licenced due to online learning evolution. To choose the right course, students need the motivation to learn and a fast online search. They were the masters of their education from that point on. The easiest way for students to learn about emerging technologies and research various topics is to use e-learning. Students are more involved in looking for and updating their skills as part of digital technologies' transformation. Besides, an immersive concept that can be used in e-learning strengthens the study. This problem calls for unique e-learning photos, which need to be broadened because today's technology offers academics and students many opportunities for enhancing their skills.

Recommended Topics
• Challenges in adapting to the contemporary Electronic learning culture which impacts in e-Learning on the Academic Performance of Students
• Interference of Artificial Intelligence in Online Based Education which impacts in e-Learning on the Academic Performance of Students
• The emotional impact of Home Learning Among the student's community which impacts in e-Learning on the Academic Performance of Students
• Opportunities in an extended range of Learning platforms and it's benefits which impact in e-Learning on the Academic Performance of Students
• The difference in grades and interests with fascinating Technology advancements
• Advantages and Disadvantages of extensive exposure to Gadgets to access online learning
• Parental controls and proper supervision to exposure on the online platform at early schooling
• Interactive Concepts brings out Creative and innovative minds
• Electronic learning impacts negatively on the Reading practices
• Electronic learning forming a barrier between generations as knowledge goes without books
• Cyberbullying in e-learning against students and Teachers which impacts in e-Learning on the Academic Performance of Students
• Loss of Character building and soft skills training in online learning Graduates which impacts in e-Learning on the Academic Performance of Students

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on [Impact of E-learning on the Academic Performance of Students] on or before [15.12.2021]. 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 inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
[Dr. Ali Ahmadian]
Guest Editor
[International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction]
E-mail: [ahmadian.hosseini@unirc.it]