Call for Chapters: Navigating the Circular Age of a Sustainable Digital Revolution

Editors

Umair Tanveer, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Shamaila Ishaq, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Huy Quang, RMIT University, Viet Nam
Thinh Hoang, RMIT University, Viet Nam

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 24, 2023
Full Chapters Due: March 17, 2024
Submission Date: March 17, 2024

Introduction

This book embarks on an insightful expedition into the intricate relationship between technology and sustainability, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of our digital era. This groundbreaking exploration unravels the symbiosis between the relentless march of digitalisation and the imperative for sustainability, casting a spotlight on the transformative potential within this intersection. Within the pages of Part I, "Digitalization and Sustainability," readers are guided through the profound synergy outlined in "The Digital Sustainability Paradigm," setting the stage for a narrative that transcends conventional boundaries. "Data-Driven Sustainability" delves into the transformative power of data analytics, IoT, and AI, reshaping resource management and championing a new era of waste reduction. Part II, "Circular Economy Meets Digital Age," unveils the principles of a circular economy in "Circular Economy Essentials," followed by an exploration of digital enablers catalysing sustainable resource utilisation. As the narrative unfolds across subsequent sections, from sustainable business models to blockchain, smart cities, renewable energy, government policies, and future trends, the book not only presents a comprehensive tapestry of knowledge but also extends an invitation to actively participate in shaping a future where the digital and the sustainable harmoniously converge.

Objective

This book undertakes a comprehensive mission at the intersection of technology, sustainability, and the circular economy. Positioned as a guiding force in the era of a rapidly advancing digital revolution, the book endeavours to address the critical need for sustainable practices. Its contribution to current research lies in its ability to synthesise complex themes such as digitalisation, circular economy principles, and sustainable business models, presenting a cohesive narrative that goes beyond acknowledging challenges to proposing actionable solutions. By meticulously examining real-world case studies, the book serves as a practical resource, showcasing successful integrations of digital technologies into circular economy initiatives. Notably, its exploration of ethical dimensions, particularly in data management and transparency, contributes to ongoing discussions around responsible AI and data ethics. Including discussions on blockchain technology and government policies positions the book as a valuable resource for researchers and policymakers, offering insights into the current landscape and speculating on future trends. The unique addition of "Voices from the Field and Practical Guidance" amplifies the book's impact, providing a platform for industry leaders and offering practical tips, thereby ensuring accessibility and relevance for a broad audience. In essence, the book aims to contribute to scholarly discourse and catalyse positive change, inspiring readers to shape a future where technology and sustainability seamlessly coexist.

Target Audience

This book is meticulously crafted to meet the needs of a diverse audience intrigued by the confluence of technology, sustainability, and the circular economy. Tailored for researchers and scholars across environmental science, sustainable development, technology and innovation studies, and business sustainability, the book offers profound insights into the intricate dynamics between digitalisation and sustainable practices. Policymakers and government officials shaping regulations in the realms of digitalisation, circular economy, and sustainability will find nuanced analyses in chapters dedicated to government policies and future trends, providing a forward-looking perspective crucial for framing regulatory frameworks in the digital age. Business leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals engaged in corporate sustainability initiatives will discover practical guidance, leveraging the book's exploration of sustainable business models and digital transformation. Technology practitioners, including those specializing in data analytics, IoT, AI, and blockchain, will uncover valuable resources aligning their fields with sustainable advancements. The ethical considerations discussed also directly resonate with professionals navigating the ethical dimensions of technology. The book extends its reach to a broader audience, encompassing eco-conscious consumers, advocates of ethical and sustainable consumption, and individuals seeking practical tips for integrating sustainable practices into their daily lives.

Recommended Topics

Digitalization and Sustainability Data-Driven Sustainability how data analytics, IoT, and AI are transforming resource management and waste reduction. Circular Economy Essentials Digital Enablers of Circular Economy Case Studies in Digital Circular Economy Provide real-world examples of successful integration of digitalisation in circular economy initiatives. Sustainable Business Models and Digital Transformation Investigate new business models emerging from digitalisation and sustainability. Embracing Sustainability in the Digital World Product-as-a-service and sharing economy for sustainable consumption. Blockchain, Transparency, and Sustainable Supply Chains Blockchain for Supply Chain Sustainability Ethical Supply Chains in a Digital World Smart Cities and Renewable Energy Building Sustainable Smart Cities Powering the Future with Renewable Energy Government, Policies, and Future Trends Government Policies and Digital Sustainability The role of governments in promoting digitalisation, circular economy, and sustainability. Leaders in the Sustainable Digital Revolution Provide practical tips for individuals and businesses to implement these concepts in their daily lives and operations.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 24, 2023, 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 January 7, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 17, 2024, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://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, Navigating the Circular Age of a Sustainable Digital Revolution. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.



Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2024.



Important Dates

December 24, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 7, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
March 17, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
April 28, 2024: Review Results Returned
May 26, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
June 2, 2024: Final Chapter Submission



Inquiries

Umair Tanveer
University of Exeter
u.tanveer@exeter.ac.uk

Shamaila Ishaq
University of Derby
s.ishaq@derby.ac.uk

Huy Quang
RMIT University
huytruong.quang@rmit.edu.vn

Thinh Hoang
RMIT University
thinh.hoanggia@rmit.edu.vn



Classifications


Business and Management
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