Call for Chapters: Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC)


Hakikur Rahman (SchoolNet Foundation, Bangladesh)


The ASNOC is an international book series that publishes high-quality original research about online knowledge communities and social networks. This book series calls for knowledge based belonging to advancement on information science, knowledge communication and knowledge management. This series will cover, but not limited to knowledge management, knowledge communications, knowledge economy, organizational development, organizational well-being, information society, information dynamics, information processing, information retrieval, information dissemination, digital divide, grass-roots communities, developing countries, mobile computing, e-governance, e-commerce, e-society, e-business and e-applications.

This book series will try to establish innovative model of approaches in understanding the dynamics of knowledge communication, drawing upon knowledge gains from the various branches of information science and the cognitive arena. It will also promote a systemic focus on the communication process underlying knowledge transmission, within the broader framework of the knowledge-based economy.

By becoming a contributor to the Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC) Book Series, you will be granted an opportunity that a few have ever achieved; and at the same time

- your work will be showcased in a collection that finds wide acceptance by both libraries and international indices,
- a diverse international editorial advisory board will support it, and
- as major audience of books under this book series will be comprised of academics, scientists, technologists, and policy makers, it is highly likely that your edited book will be used as guide in the national and regional development processes reinforcing different tiers of knowledge implementations, including instructional material in the HEIs.

We welcome you to consider submitting your research to this series in hopes of providing the field of E-Government with collections of pivotal applications, methods and technologies.


Editor-in-Chief: Hakikur Rahman, SchoolNet Foundation, Bangladesh

Associate Editors:
Baanda A. Salim, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
A.V.Senthil Kumar, CMS College of Science and Commerce, India
Yanbo J. Wang, The University of Liverpool, UK

International Editorial Advisory Board:
Anne-Marie Oostveen, Oxford Internet Institute, UK
James Piecowye, Zayed University, Dubai
Ali Serhan Koyuncugil, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Turkey
Robert A. Cropf, Saint Louis University, USA
Arla Juntunen, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
Deborah L. Wheeler, United States Naval Academy, USA
Vincenzo Ambriola, University of Pisa, Italy
Tsegaye Tadesse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, Australia
Subhajit Basu, Queen's University, UK
Claude Ghaoui, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Teresa Sancho Vinuesa, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Lucas Walsh, Deakin University, Australia
Agusti Cerrillo Martinez, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain



The Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC) Book Series is a multi-disciplinary international book series that aims to publish high-quality, original research about knowledge management. The ASNOC will provide an analytical approach to the holistic situation of the newly emerging knowledge dynamics featuring innovation in knowledge acquisition, knowledge communication and knowledge management focusing upon the concepts of the knowledge communities and social networks.


The coverage of ASNOC Book Series is international and diversified, but specifically focused on original research in knowledge communications, social networking, knowledge management, and organizational management. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following topics:

Knowledge Management and Business Improvement
Organizational Management and Organizational Well-being
Knowledge as Capacity for Action
Knowledge as a Symbol/Model of Development
Knowledge as an Empirical Problem Solving Tool
Agent-mediated Knowledge Management
The Framework of a Pragmatic Conception of Knowledge
Knowledge as a Competitive Force
Flourishing Knowledge Creation Environments
Measuring and Evaluating Knowledge Assets
Technology Orientation and Capitalization of Knowledge
Current State and Future Development of the Institutional Knowledge Management
Knowledge Management Practices and Future Perspectives
Challenges of Knowledge Management and Organizational Development
Methods, Measures and Instruments of Knowledge Management
Conceptual Role of ICTs in Knowledge Communication and Management
Organizational Knowledge Communication and Knowledge Transfer as the Focal Point of Knowledge Management
Distributed Knowledge Management Business Cases and Experiences
Knowledge Management System Architectures, Infrastructure and Middleware
Strategic Management and Business Process Analysis
Networks as Institutionalized Intermediaries of KC
Organizational Knowledge Communication
Communication of Knowledge in Organizations
Knowledge Communication and the Role of Communities and Social Networks
General Importance and Role of Knowledge Communities
Importance and Role of Knowledge Communities in R&D and Innovative Knowledge Creation
Supporting Virtual Communities of Practice and Interest Networks
Methodologies to Analyze, Design and Deploy Distributed Knowledge Management Solutions
Social Models to Design and Support Knowledge Intensive Collaborative Processes 
Meta-data Representation and Management (e.g., semantic-based coordination mechanisms, use of ontologies, etc.)
Knowledge Acquisition Systems and Networks 
Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Deployed Systems
Networks and Knowledge Communication in R&D Environments
Communication and Management of Knowledge in R&D Networks
Application of Social Network Analysis as a Knowledge Management Tool
Leveraging Knowledge Communication Networks – Approaches to Interpretations and Interventions
Whole-Network Properties and Knowledge Communication
Knowledge Communication and Impact of Network Structures
Roles and Positional Models of Knowledge Communication Networks
Leveraging Knowledge Communication in Social Networks
Epistemology of Knowledge Society
Citizens’ eParticipation in Local Decision-Making Processes
eCapacity Building Programmes to Ensure Digital Cohesion and Improved eGovernment Performance at Local Level 
Broadband Infrastructure and the New Wireless Network Solutions 
Local eGovernment Interoperability and security
Generation of Municipal Services in Multi-Channel Environments
Introduction to Mobile Computing
Business Process Modeling
Information and Data Management
Communication and Agent Technology
Best Practices for Mobile Computing
Information Policy Overview
Communications and the Internet
Knowledge Chains
Community Practices
Learning Utilities
Advanced Researches in Knowledge Communities


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished manuscripts will be considered. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews and assessment of the publisher, IGI Global. All submissions must be forwarded electronically to by ****** NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 30, 2012 ******


Your 5-10 page (not including your CV) book prospectus should contain the following information:

1. 3-5 SUGGESTED TITLES for your proposed publication
2. A SYNOPSIS of your proposed publication, including a concise DEFINITION of the subject area
4. 5-10 INDEXING KEYWORDS for your proposed subject area
5. Overall OBJECTIVES AND MISSION of your proposed publication
6. SCHOLARLY VALUE AND POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION to information science, technology and management literature
7. PURPOSE AND POTENTIAL IMPACT on your field of research
8. UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS of your proposed publication
9. PROSPECTIVE AUDIENCE for such a publication
10. POTENTIAL BENEFITS readers will gain from your proposed publication
11. EXISTING COMPETING PUBLICATIONS and their advantages and disadvantages in comparison to your proposed publication
13. PROJECTED TOTAL PAGE/WORD COUNT for proposed publication
14. TENTATIVE TIMETABLE for the entire project
15. POTENTIAL CHANNELS OF CALL DISTRIBUTION for the procurement of submissions and contacts (List-Servs, Universities, etc.)
16. COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS, phone, fax and e-mail information FOR EACH EDITOR/AUTHOR
17. A COPY OF YOUR VITAE, listing education and publication records FOR EACH EDITOR/AUTHOR


The Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC) Book Series is published by IGI Global, publisher of the “Information Science Reference,” “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit 

Please forward proposals and submission inquiries to:
Hakikur Rahman
Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC) Book Series