Call for Chapters: Digital Services in Crisis, Disaster, and Emergency Situations

Editors

Lídia Oliveira, Digimedia-Digital Media and Interaction Research Centre, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Federico Tajariol, ELLIADD Laboratory, University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France
Liliana Gonçalves, Digimedia-Digital Media and Interaction Research Centre, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 12, 2020
Full Chapters Due: June 11, 2020
Submission Date: October 4, 2020

Introduction

The contemporary world is characterized by the massive use of digital communication platforms and services that allow people to stay in touch with each other and their organizations. On the other hand, it is also a world with great challenges in terms of crisis, disaster and emergency situations, of various kinds: humanitarian, environmental, nuclear, political, economic, etc. In this scenario there are many challenges in the communication, prototyping, evaluation and development of digital support platforms and services in crisis, disaster and emergency contexts.
Thus, it is crucial to understand the role of digital platforms/services in the context of crisis, disaster and emergency situations. This can be done through a technological perspective, namely, through the design of digital service specifically designed for use in crisis, disaster and emergency situations. But also, through a communicational perspective, by understanding people's communication wishes and needs in these risky scenarios, as well as understanding the use of digital services/platforms such as online social networks (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc.), in crisis, disaster and emergency situations.
This book will present recent studies on crisis, disaster and emergency situations in which digital technologies are considered as a key mediator. It will be a book that features multi and interdisciplinary research findings.


Objective

This book will publish a relevant set of studies on digital services / platforms in the context of crisis, disaster and emergency, which will be a reference for researchers and students in the field of communication, usability, engineering, social intervention and policy makers. It is intended that the different perspectives pointed out by researchers with distinct backgrounds can systematize the interdisciplinary knowledge about crisis, disaster and emergency themes. Combining this with the digital scope, the book will highlight the relevance of society’s digitization and its usefulness and contribution to the different phases and types of risk scenarios. Therefore, the publication of this book will constitute a reference to the researchers, but also, it will be a helpful tool to a large set of stakeholders – governments, local institutions, public corporations, etc. – who deal with crisis, disaster and emergency scenarios.

Target Audience

This book will be particularly useful to researchers, students and teachers of universities and technic schools working on fields such as Communication, Multimedia, Sociology, Political Science and Engineering. Also, professionals of services usability labs and digital Applications, policy makers, professionals of institutions of crisis, disaster and emergency scenarios management as well as professionals of crisis management companies will benefit from the knowledge collected in this book.

Recommended Topics

• Digital services in Crisis, Disaster and Emergency planning
• Digital services in Crisis, Disaster and Emergency prevention
• Digital services in Crisis, Disaster and Emergency preparedness and mitigation
• Digital services in Crisis, Disaster and Emergency response and public policy
• Digital services in environmental Crisis, Disaster and Emergency
• Digital services in humanitarian Crisis, Disaster and Emergency
• Digital services in political Crisis and Emergency
• Digital services in nuclear Crisis, Disaster and Emergency
• Digital services in Resilience and social capital evaluation in Crisis, Disaster and Emergency situations
• Digital services Social vulnerability and resiliency in Crisis, Disaster and Emergency situations
• Instructional communication in Crisis, Disaster and Emergency situations
• Other topics related to digital services in the context of Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Situations


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on before April 12, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 1,500 words, with title and keywords, clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 26, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 11, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. 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.


Publisher

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 www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

April 12, 2020: Chapter proposal submission deadline
April 26, 2020: Notification of acceptance of the proposal
June 11, 2020: Full chapter submission deadline
August 9, 2020: Review results returned to authors
September 6, 2020: Revision Due from Authors
September 20, 2020: Final Acceptance/Rejection Notification
October 4, 2020: Final chapter submission


Classifications


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Media and Communications; Security and Forensics; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering
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