Thursday, 8 August 2013

Call for #papers and #chapters

Although it is a vacation time in the Northern part of the globe, I gladly share two interesting calls, one for papers and one for chapters:

9th Networked Learning conference 2014
Date: 7, 8, 9 April 2014
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Deadline for full papers: 4 October 2014
Link to the call for papers

Information on the conference: it is a research-based conference on networked learning in higher education, lifelong learning & professional development

The Networked Learning Conference is an international, research-based conference. Since its inception in 1998 the conference has developed a strong following by international researchers. In addition it is well supported by practitioners, managers and learning technologists interested in contributing to and hearing about research in this area. The conference is considered a major event in the international 'technology enhanced learning' conference circuit.

  • Hosted by The University of Edinburgh at the John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC)
  • Keynote presentations and discussions with Professor Neil Selwyn and Professor Steve Fuller
  • Plenary Panel will currently include David McConnell, Vivien Hodgson & Steve Fuller.
  • Pre-conference online Sessions and Hot Topic Discussion (these will take place in the Networked Learning Community Forums)
  • Selected papers  will be published in an edited book as part of the Springer Networked Learning book series

Call for chapters

IGI global Call for Chapters on Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd Edition). These chapters gather a wide variety of topics (encyclopedia, so a logical array of subjects). 
More information can be found here:

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 16, 2013
Full Chapters Due: September 13, 2013
Submission Date: September 16, 2013

Introduction on the chapter (as provided by the editors/publisher)

After the impact and success of the first two editions, we are pleased to announce the editorial launch of theEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd Edition). This publication is a landmark in the field of IS&T and has become one of the established reference publications in most predominant academic libraries around the world.  

Information Science and Technology as a field remains one of the most rapidly changing and expanding disciplines. It grows with each improvement to an existing technology or theory, each discovery of a better practice, and each application that often revolutionizes an entire field or way of life. In such an ever-evolving environment, teachers, researchers and professionals of the discipline need access to the most current information about the concepts, issues, trends and technologies in many areas.  The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd Edition), will provide comprehensive coverage and up-to-date definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and technologies in IS and IT. This new publication will be distributed worldwide among academic and professional institutions and will be instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students and professionals’ access to the latest knowledge related to information science and technology. Contributions to this important publication will be made by scholars throughout the world with notable research portfolios and expertise.


The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd Edition) will provide a collection of short articles (3,000-5,000), authored by leading experts, offering an in-depth description of concepts, issues, challenges, innovations, and opportunities in the field of information science and technology and their impact on all aspects of modern organizations and society in general.