Calls for Papers (special): Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM)


Special Issue On: Deep Learning for the Applications of Global Information Management

Submission Due Date
6/30/2022

Guest Editors
Chi-Hua Chen
Fuzhou University
chihua0826@gmail.com
Feng-Jang Hwang
University of Technology Sydney
Feng-Jang.Hwang@uts.edu.au
Chunjia Han
University of Greenwich
c.han@gre.ac.uk
Jiayuan Xin
Newcastle University
jiayuan.xin@ncl.ac.uk

Introduction
Deep learning techniques (e.g. neural network (NN), convolutional neural network (CNN), recurrent neural network (RNN), long short-term memory (LSTM) network, gate recurrent unit (GRU) network, etc.) have been popularly applied to data analysis and management. For instance, CNN and auto-encoder can be used to analyze the pattern recognition and extract the features of data in various applications (e.g. regression, classification, image recognition, etc.). Furthermore, the RNN, LSTM network and GRU network can be used to perform the time-series inference for time-series oriented data (e.g. speech data, weather data, transportation data, stock market data, etc.). In the case of global telecommunications and data security, LSTM networks could be applied to analyze the sequence of network signals and extract the patterns of cyberattacks for intrusion detection. However, how to enhance the performance and efficiency of these deep learning techniques is one of the biggest challenges for implementing these real-time applications.
Furthermore, several optimization techniques (e.g. stochastic gradient descent (SGD), adaptive moment estimation (Adam), Nesterov-accelerated adaptive moment estimation (Nadam) algorithms, etc.) have been proposed to support deep learning algorithms for faster solution searching, e.g., the gradient descent method is a popular optimization technique to quickly seek the optimized weight sets and filters of CNN for image recognition. The hybrid approaches typical of mathematics for engineering and computer science such as the deep learning and optimization techniques can be investigated and developed to support a variety of data analysis and information management.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Chi-Hua Chen
Fuzhou University
chihua0826@gmail.com

Special Issue On: Global Information Governance and Competitive Advantage

Submission Due Date
8/31/2022

Guest Editors
Hugh Deng, Ottawa United Learning Academy, Canada
Yibing Ding, Jilin University, China
Anne Miroux, Cornell University, United States

Introduction
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is in need of reform, including new rules related to information technology management and transnational data flows. While there is not yet a comprehensive reform agenda for WTO, developing e-commerce rules should be seen as part of the WTO reform. The development of such rules will allow WTO to demonstrate a capacity to remain relevant to the challenges and opportunities governing the data flows. Many of the issues that need to be addressed in an outcome on e-commerce, which could contribute to broader WTO reform. This special issue proposes that WTO would need to increase regulatory cooperation and encourage regulatory practice on information management. Such a result is necessary to overcome many of the current barriers to e-commerce applications. Success in the e-commerce context would position WTO to better address regulatory barriers to international trade today.

While governments in general favor e-commerce and digital trade, they often impose barriers for many reasons. From this perspective, the special issue welcomes case studies specified countries that impose restrictions on cross-border data flows and online services. These barriers might hurt developing and least-developed countries dependent on developed economies for bilateral and multilateral trade. The case studies could explore those digitally advanced countries by evaluating the policies related to online platforms and digital technologies. It also welcomes to examine the issues in regulating digital trade and the effects of policy gaps between advanced economies and least developed countries.

Objective
This special issue proposes that WTO would need to increase regulatory cooperation and encourage regulatory practice on information management. Such a result is necessary to overcome many of the current barriers to e-commerce applications. Success in the e-commerce context would position WTO to better address regulatory barriers to international trade today.

Recommended Topics
  • Application scenarios of digitalization and digital transformation of firms
  • Brands going overseas and the protection of intellectual properties
  • Cross-border e-commerce and digital transformation
  • Definition and measurement of digital trade
  • Digital infrastructure and the global digital divide
  • Global management and governance of e-business and digital economy
  • Intellectual property and policy issues on digital technologies
  • Local storage and cross-border flows of data
  • Platform business, economy and its regulation
  • Preferences and behaviors of consumers in the age of e-business and digital economy
  • Rules and standards for digital trade
  • Welfare and privacy protection of consumers in the age of digital economy


Submission Procedure
This call for papers invites contributors to submit an abstract of about 300 words by May 31, 2022, together with each contributor’s email, affiliation, and bio information to the guest editors using the email below. The subject line to submit an abstract should be “WTO & Digital.” The abstracts will be assessed by the experts and editors. Contributors will be notified with comments and suggestions, including the acceptance or rejection.

To prepare for this special issue on Global Information Governance and Competitive Advantage, the selected 8-10 papers will be invited to present to a special workshop (virtual or in-person) on June 10-11, 2022 (more information will follow). The final papers to be submitted would be no later than August 31, 2022 and the special issue is planned to be published by 2022.

The peer review process will be conducted once a submission is received through IGI Global's eEditorial Discovery Submission System. Please note that the acceptance of abstracts or a submission of the final manuscripts does not necessarily imply the paper to be published. All submissions go through a review and revisions following the publisher’s guidelines. 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.

Funding
This special issue is proudly funded by Transnational Corporations Council of Studies. The selected 8-10 articles that are accepted to be published in this special issue will publish with the Article Processing Charges fully funded.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
For questions, suggestions, and more information, please contact Transnational Corporations Council of Studies (TNCCS) Managing Guest Editor (tncr.special@gmail.com).

Special Issue On: Safety and Management of Information Resources and IT Infrastructure in Global Organizations

Submission Due Date
8/31/2022

Guest Editors
Dr. Brij B. Gupta, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India.
Dr. Gregorio Perez, University of Murcia (UMU), Spain.

Introduction
Throughout the years, the way of using IT resources in organizations has evolved significantly. In the 1960s, organizations used an “efficiency model” to facilitate efficiency, and now they use a “value creation model” to foster long-term growth. Those innovations that provide a company with a competitive edge are sought after. Identifying and using information resources and IT infrastructure help companies maximize the efficacy of their strategies and also make full use of information technology. Information resources include everything needed to support corporate operations and activities, including all accessible data, technology, people, and procedures. A resource might be an asset or a capability. For example, IT infrastructure is something concrete (e.g., information platform, portal, and repository) that a company may employ in its operations for manufacturing, generating, and/or delivering goods (such as software). To create, manufacture, or market goods, firms must either develop or acquire IT capabilities. Technical skills, IT management skills, and relationship skills are all examples of IT capabilities. A good information management strategy helps managers deal with circumstances that impact the competitive environment and avoid making mistakes. Moreover, the safety of information resources and IT Infrastructure in global organizations is also important as it provides reliable, secure, strong speeds and connectivity, support and accessibility for employees, and a satisfying user experience for the clients. Therefore, this Special Issue is designed to give the most current research findings and developing perspectives on the safety and management of information resources and IT infrastructure in global organizations which is facing new and difficult demands in today’s society.

Objective
Throughout the years, the way of using IT resources in organizations has evolved significantly. In the 1960s, organizations used an “efficiency model” to facilitate efficiency, and now they use a “value creation model” to foster long-term growth. Those innovations that provide a company with a competitive edge are sought after. Identifying and using information resources and IT infrastructure help companies maximize the efficacy of their strategies and also make full use of information technology. Information resources include everything needed to support corporate operations and activities, including all accessible data, technology, people, and procedures. A resource might be an asset or a capability. For example, IT infrastructure is something concrete (e.g., information platform, portal, and repository) that a company may employ in its operations for manufacturing, generating, and/or delivering goods (such as software). To create, manufacture, or market goods, firms must either develop or acquire IT capabilities. Technical skills, IT management skills, and relationship skills are all examples of IT capabilities. A good information management strategy helps managers deal with circumstances that impact the competitive environment and avoid making mistakes. Moreover, the safety of information resources and IT Infrastructure in global organizations is also important as it provides reliable, secure, strong speeds and connectivity, support and accessibility for employees, and a satisfying user experience for the clients. Therefore, this Special Issue is designed to give the most current research findings and developing perspectives on the safety and management of information resources and IT infrastructure in global organizations which is facing new and difficult demands in today’s society.

Recommended Topics
  • Safety of information resources and IT infrastructure in global organizations
  • Information resources and technology transfer management in developing countries
  • Information resources processing using linguistic analysis of textual content
  • AI and machine learning for security and management of information resources and IT Infrastructure
  • Management of information resources and IT infrastructure in smart cities
  • Features of the architecture of information resources in the field of public procurement
  • Product model of information resources management
  • Method of integration and content management of the information resources network
  • Organizational usage of information resources
  • Methods of information resources processing in a virtual library
  • Policy model and framework for context-aware access control to information resources
  • Challenges of the utilization of online information resources
  • Users’ satisfaction as a valid measure for information resources
  • Deep learning for management of information systems
  • Information technology for resource management


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Safety and Management of Information Resources and IT Infrastructure in Global Organizations on or before August 31st, 2022. 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. Brij B. Gupta.
Dr. Gregorio Perez.
Guest Editors
Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM)
Emails: gupta.brij@gmail.com; gregorio@um.es

Special Issue On: Integrating Blockchain Technology and Applications for Advancing Business Performance

Submission Due Date
9/30/2022

Guest Editors
Wenping Zhang, Renmin University of China, China
Qiqi Jiang, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Chih-Hung Peng, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Lele Kang, Nanjing University, China
Jun Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Introduction
The emergence of blockchain significantly disrupted many industrial sectors in the last decade. Technologically, blockchain utilizes a form of decentralized mechanism to construct trust among parties, thereby facilitating cooperation among different parties or individuals. Therefore, many industrial giants from different fields have invested considerable resources in blockchain technology to cultivate the efficiency for their business. For example, Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, cooperated with IBM to launch a blockchain-based platform, TradeLens, to promote efficient, transparent, and secure exchange of information in global shipping business; Alibaba arms its subsidiary, Ant Finance, to launch a blockchain platform, Ant Chain, to help its small-medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients adopt blockchain technology during their digital transformation phase.

Despite a groundbreaking technology, blockchain and its applications bring about several challenges for both academia and practitioners as well. The most prominent one is how blockchain technology can be compatibly integrated with other technology and/or applications. For example, how can corporates integrate blockchain technology with their legacy systems? How can we achieve the convergence of blockchain with other state-of-the-art technologies like artificial intelligence or Internet-of-Things to facilitate the digital revolution? Such questions are still debatable in the existing literature without being fundamentally addressed so far. The means to mitigate or overcome such challenges not only result from technological solution but also demand for advanced management skills and tactics.

Objective
This special issue aims to bring together researchers from both information systems and other business disciplines to explore meaningful implications to integrate blockchain with other IT artifacts. We invite submission which affords both theoretical and pragmatic values to address the integration challenges from use of blockchain technology and applications. The submitted papers may span multiple levels and units of analysis, various and can be based on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches.

Recommended Topics
• Theoretical framework to address the challenges in using blockchain technology
• Technological solutions to mitigate the challenges of integration between blockchain and other information technology/application/infrastructure.
• Scalability mechanism for blockchain technology and applications
• Managerial implications and strategic tactics to manage blockchain technology and applications in real setting
• Other topics relevant to blockchain technology integration with existing systems

Submission Procedure
Authors interested in submitting to the special issue are encouraged to submit an extended abstract (no more than 3 pages, single-spaced) to wpzhang@ruc.edu.cn by 30th June, 2022. The abstract must concisely describe the key research question(s), data source(s), theoretical framework, methodology, main findings and contributions. The abstract should not include statistical analysis or results. All submissions must be in English. After abstracts are reviewed, the guest editors will invite authors of selected papers to make a presentation in an online workshop on 15th July, 2022. Experts will be invited to provide comments and suggestions. Authors should improve their paper according to these comments and suggestions and then submit completed papers before the deadline.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Integrating Blockchain Technology and Applications for Advancing Business Performance on or before September 30th, 2022. 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 Authors accepted to publish in this special issue will be expected to pay the article processing charge of the Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM), unless otherwise confirmed by IGI Global.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Wenping Zhang
Qiqi Jiang
Chih-Hung Peng
Lele Kang
Jun Zhang
Guest Editors
Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM)
Emails: wpzhang@ruc.edu.cn; qj.digi@cbs.dk; chpeng@nccu.edu.tw

Special Issue On: Knowledge and Information Management in Global Enterprises with Emerging Digital Technologies

Submission Due Date
10/31/2022

Guest Editors
Chia-Huei Wu, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Yang Gao, Dalian University of Technology, China
Sang-Bing Tsai, WUYI University, China
Xuyun Zhang, Macquarie University, Australia

Introduction
New digital technologies, including big data analytics, cloudy computing, artificial intelligence (AI), network platform, strongly influence global enterprises. On the one hand, emerging digital technologies bring lots of opportunities for the development of global enterprises. They have greatly improved the knowledge and information management capability of global enterprises. Driven by these new digital technologies, the cooperation between departments within global organizations and the efficiency of knowledge, information, and other resource management have been significantly enhanced. Therefore, the strategic decision-making of global enterprises is more flexible, and innovation activities are strongly stimulated. In addition, the inter-organizational cooperation and the efficiency of supply chain management have been improved, which effectively facilitates the competitive advantages of global enterprises. On the other hand, lots of challenges for global enterprises have emerged under this context. Enterprises worldwide are facing high dynamic environment and fierce competition with the development of digital technologies. Besides, the technological uncertainty brought by digital technologies is increasing.

Under this context, knowledge management and information management for global enterprises are becoming more critical than ever. Affected by big data analytics and other new emerging technologies, the process and methods for knowledge and information management in global enterprises are changing, triggering the applications of novel modes of knowledge and information management. For example, big data analytics upgrades the traditional customer relationship management (CRM) system. The new CRM with data analytics function promotes resource synergy, significantly enriching the mode of knowledge, information, and other resource management. Knowledge iteration and information update of enterprises are fast because of the application of AI and machine learning. In addition, the ways to acquire knowledge, information, and other resources are becoming more diversified and convenient by using network platforms. Digital technologies are transforming the traditional landscape of knowledge and information management in global enterprises.

Objective
Against this backdrop, there is an urgent need to understand knowledge and information management and its application for global enterprises from a new perspective. The development of this topic is still in the early stage. Scholars have already recognized the importance of knowledge and information management for global enterprises from prior studies. However, the “black box” of knowledge and information management in global enterprises enabled by emerging digital technologies has not been clearly unveiled. Some critical question needs to be further analyzed and clarified. We seek high-quality work on the knowledge and information management in global enterprises enabled by digital technologies in this special issue. Any unpublished review articles, theoretical framework, empirical research, and other high-quality research related to the topic are encouraged.

Recommended Topics
1) The process of knowledge and information management in global enterprises driven by digital technologies such as AI and big data analytics
2) The attributes of digital technologies and their different impacts on global enterprises’ knowledge and information management
3) The modes of knowledge and information management in digital enterprises
4) The knowledge management and information capability and its impact on innovation in global enterprises
5) The synergy between knowledge or information resource and other resources in global enterprises enabled by emerging digital technologies
6) Digital management capability and its roles in global enterprises
7) Global users’ participation and its impact on knowledge and information management
8) Individual and organizational learning in global enterprises driven by emerging digital technologies such as big data analytics and intelligent platforms

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Knowledge and Information Management in Global Enterprises with Emerging Digital Technologies on or before October 31st, 2022. 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:
Chia-Huei Wu
Yang Gao
Sang-Bing Tsai
Xuyun Zhang
Guest Editors
Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM)
Email: chiahuei530@gmail.com; gzm@dlut.edu.cn; sangbing@hotmail.com; xuyun.zhang@mq.edu.au