Call for Chapters: Disruptive and Emerging Technology Trends Across Education and the Workplace


Julie Anne Delello
The University of Texas at Tyler, USA

Rochell R. McWhorter
The University of Texas at Tyler, USA

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019
Full Chapters Due: August 13, 2019
Submission Date: November 21, 2019


New technological developments are rapidly altering the business and social landscape, as we know it. We now control our homes from the touch of a button, ask chatbots for movie or restaurant recommendations, ride in autonomous cars, and have wearable devices, which allow us the ability to monitor our health remotely. Furthermore, mobile technology, social media, and cloud computing bring people together from all over the world, allowing equal access, and contribute to a global marketplace. In order to stay competitive, institutions of education must provide an emphasis on the wide-range of skills and experiences needed to contribute to a 21st century workforce. As new technologies emerge and even disrupt, there will be a demand for new forms of education and deeper learning. The book Disruptive and Emerging Technological Trends across Education and the Workplace will focus on the latest classroom and organizational research including the benefits and challenges of adopting such disruptive technologies.


As technology progresses, it will be vital for students to have opportunities to understand, create, and utilize disruptive technologies to develop critical thinking skills for solving real world problems. This edited book will focus on new research findings in order to understand the role that the academy has in teaching the skills needed to keep up with the changing digital society and competitive global job market.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals, educators, and researchers who incorporate emerging technologies and science into various disciplines. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support stakeholders interested in the potential benefits and challenges of using disruptive technologies in adult education and for workforce training.

Recommended Topics

• The Internet of Things
• Smart Technologies
• Cybersecurity and Privacy Issues
• Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality
• Machine Learning and Deep Learning
• Robotics and Virtual Assistants (e.g. Chatbots)
• Artificial Intelligence
• Mobile Learning
• Big Data and Analytics Technologies
• Social Media and Cloud Technologies
• Intelligent Tutoring
• Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Distributed Ledger Technology
• Makerspaces and 3D Printing
• Badges and Microcredentialing
• Digital Open Educational Resources (OER)
• Invasive Technologies

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 31, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by June 30, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.

Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 13, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Your chapter proposal should include a chapter title, all authors’ names and emails, and an abstract (250 -500 words) which should include the theoretical lens and literature, an overview of the research design and findings, and how it adds to the extant literature on disruptive and emerging technologies using APA formatting. The final chapters will be about 10,000 words.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Disruptive and Emerging Technology Trends Across Education and the Workplace. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

May 31, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 30, 2019: Notification of Acceptance
August 13, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
September 26, 2019: Review Results Returned
November 7, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
November 21, 2019: Final Chapter Submission


Julie A. Delello
The University of Texas at Tyler, USA

Rochell R. McWhorter
The University of Texas at Tyler, USA

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