Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT)


Special Issue On: Achieving Sustainable Development Through Teaching and Learning Technologies

Submission Due Date
7/31/2021

Guest Editors
Mounir Kehal
Applied Research Coordinator, Dubai Campuses, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE.
mkehal@hct.ac.ae
Lawal O. Yesufu
Academic Program Chair - Business Analytics, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Lyesufu@hct.ac.ae

Introduction
The historic adoption of sustainable development goals (SDGs) by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 created an opportunity for individual and collective efforts among member states towards the fulfillment of the 17 SDGs by 2030. The adoption of these SDGs has raised debates over the characterisation and measurements of sustainability across various disciplines and contexts (Miola & Schiltz, 2019). In addition, the UN targets and measuring indications has raised further issues in determining the ability to measure the attainment of the SDGs (Liu et al., 2018).
The 2030 UN SDG agenda is aimed at achieving, improved, and sustainable future across multiple sector in all nations around the world. The SDGs are aimed at improving social aspects of our lives, such as achieving quality education, growth to industry, innovation and infrastructure, peace, justice and strong intuitions and the development of sustainable cities and communities. All the aforementioned are strongly supported by web-based learning and teaching technologies (Liu et al., 2018). A number of recent studies have addressed the relationships between sustainability and learning technologies, exploring project based learning (Liu et al., 2018), information and communications technology in higher education and its effect on sustainability (Alonso-García et al., 2019), the impact of project-based learning on improving the concepts of sustainability (Fini et al., 2018).
The UN indices to determine the path towards and the attainment of the SDGs through various bodies such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the measuring indices as well as the statistical approaches and the role of these agencies have led to a further discussion on measuring indicators that were adopted by members states (Miola & Schiltz, 2019). Multiple methods have been design to measure SDG performance, such as OECD distance measure (OECD & Paris, 2017) and the Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDGI) (Lafortune et al., 2018). However, research have indicated that there are significant contradictions in the applications of these measuring criteria considering the wide context under which the SDG exist; across multiple context, technologies and approaches. While there are growing conflicts in determine the approaches to measuring sustainability across these various contexts, there is definitely agreement among researchers that more studies are needed to investigate measuring criterion, assess the various existing methods and apply these methods and indices towards understanding and measure the attainment of the 2030 SDGs (Oliveira et al., 2020). In addition to measuring sustainability, a couple of studies have investigated the impact of ICT and learning technologies on quality education (Deaconu et al., 2018) and innovation (Horne et al., 2020).

Objective
The aim of the special issue is to contribute to the research and knowledge on the development of measuring criterions as well as the implementation of these measuring criterions for sustainability development and web based learning. Thus the focus of these researches would be the 17 UN SDG and their relationship of information system, web and learning technologies, the achievements and progress that has been made between 2015 and 2021 on the each of the 17 SDG. The special issue is associated with the 4th International Business Conference: Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, organised by Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE. Hence, we welcome submissions from within and outside the conference. All submissions should be of empirical, conceptual and critical work within the following topics, which address the achievement of sustainability goals, or are within the context of sustainability development at the macro level.

Recommended Topics
• Best practices in cloud technologies and education
• Data analytics in Higher Education
• Education-as-a-Service (EaaS)
• Forward Engineering
• Hybrid Learning
• Innovation Spaces
• Internet of Things and Higher Education
• Mega Trends in Education and ICTs
• Organizational Learning
• Teaching Technologies
• University-as-a-Platform (UaaS)
• Best Practices
• Building multi-disciplinary teams for web-based learning and teaching
• Building web-based learning communities
• Methodologies for web-based learning and teaching
• Decision-making in implementing web-based learning and teaching
• Knowledge creation using web-based learning and teaching technologies
• Managing sustainable web-based learning and teaching

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on [insert special issue topic] on or before July 31, 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:
Mounir Kehal, Applied Research Coordinator, Dubai Campuses, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE.
mkehal@hct.ac.ae
Lawal O. Yesufu, Academic Program Chair - Business Analytics, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE.
Lyesufu@hct.ac.ae

Special Issue On: Knowledge Graphs

Submission Due Date
7/31/2021

Guest Editors
Sanju Tiwari, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico
Fernando Ortiz-Rodruigez, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico

Introduction
Knowledge Graphs are considered as a set of data points associated with relations to describe the domains such as an organization, business or academics etc. They have a potential role to bridge the semantic gap between unstructured and structured information and fostered new research directions, tasks with new possibilities to represent, query, visualize, interact and make more understandable information. Knowledge graphs are powerful to representing data in search and recommendation systems that explored new insights about the domain. Recently, Knowledge Graphs gain popularity with deep learning and graph embedding.
This Special Issue invites submissions to provide new aspects, explore new tasks and challenges as well as review articles on the Knowledge Graphs and their applications.

Recommended Topics
Knowledge Graph Construction
Entity Resolution in Knowledge Graphs
Named Entity Recognition in Knowledge Graphs
AI/ML approaches in Entity Resolution
Query-Answering in Knowledge Graphs
Knowledge Graph Evaluation and Refinement
Knowledge Graph Visualization and Storage
Representation in Knowledge Graphs
Deep Learning in Knowledge Graph Embedding
Knowledge Lakes and Data Lakes
Knowledge Graphs Applications and Challenges

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on [insert special issue topic] on or before July 31, 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:
Sanju Tiwari, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico
sanju.tiwari@uat.edu.mx
Fernando Ortiz-Rodruigez, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico