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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2012
Frameworks of IT Prosumption for Business System Development
A book edited by Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Pankowska
University of Economics, Katowice-Poland



To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/

Introduction
In an original economy, the producers were consumers and the surplus of
their production was sold by them on the market. However, because of work
dividing, science and technology development, and specialization in the
Modern Age, the producers have provided goods and services to the market.
However, for some people there is still a dilemma: make or buy. This
dilemma allows us to talk about prosumer as an active consumer.

In IT sector, the problem of active users and their activities support was
known since the beginning of business information systems development. The
question concerning the role of end-user in information systems
development returns from time to time.
Presently, innovations are less dependent on in-house specialized research
and development activities. IT companies accept the strategy of openness.
Customers play a central role as innovators. The Information Technology is
open. The emergence of knowledge markets as mechanisms for enabling,
supporting, and facilitating the mobilization, sharing, or exchange of
information and knowledge ensures the appropriate conditions for the
activation of a wide spectrum of innovators. The book is going to
integrate a complexity of issues concerning the development of IT tools
and methods which would increase the end-users involvement in IT usage.

Objective of the Book
This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the
latest empirical research findings in the area of Information Technology
prosumption. It will be written by and for professionals who want to
improve the general understanding of the strategy of openness of IT firms.
The general mission of this book is as follows: Assuming that end-users
are involved in information system development process the new
methodologies, tools are needed to extend the role of end-user in the
development process as well as to create opportunities to develop their
own application for their own use.

The book aims to mobilize users to more active usage of IT and to
stimulate software firms to create new software products for active users.

So far, well known information system development methodologies were
realized in the producer interests and passively involved the users.
However, JAD (Joint Application Development) methods, and lately arrived
user experience (UX) approach, user-centered development (UCD) process are
going to emphasize the end -user roles.  Particularly, in e-business,
users behave as prosumers and they are interested in methods and IT tools
supporting their activities.  Therefore, the potential authors are
challenged to reveal the research results of IT user-driven demands as
well as IT tools and methods for application development by end-users and
for them.


Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and
researchers working in the field of information systems in various
disciplines, e.g.  computer science and information technology, end-user
support management, IPR politics, innovation management and marketing.
Academic researchers, students as well as practitioners (IS analysts and
designers) will be interested in this book. The book will help them to
rethink how end-user could be activated and how IT firms could be
encouraged to develop new products for active users.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
•	impact of user innovation on the broad economic environment, by example
Web 2.0 initiatives development, Health 2.0, Learning 2.0 Enterprise 2.0
Government 2.0 etc.
•	openness of Information and IT resources i.e., software, content, maps,
economic consequences of access to open information resources,
•	the legal regulatory environment for open innovativeness,
•	intellectual property rights management to appropriate the results of
the users' intellectual investments,
•	taxation in an economy having a direct bearing on innovative activity.
•	the role of lead users in IT systems development and efficiency increase
(optimization)
•	reasons of cooperation with end users in IT governance processes
•	advantages of customer involvement in the production process,
•	social network and internet communities expertise in a specific field
and their role in innovation development process.
•	exploring user engagement in user-generated content websites,
•	co-creation experience between users and software firms,
•	open business model development, where the absorption of external
resources for value creation is permitted.
•	user-centered development (UCD) process focused on  active user
involvement,
•	user experience (UX) approach for end-user activation,
•	user-driven IT innovation within open innovativeness environment,
•	Decision Support Systems (DSSs) development methods and tools for
end-users

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 1st,
2012, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals
will be notified by June 20th, 2012 about the status of their proposals
and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by
October 31, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a
double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as
reviewers for this project.

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 2013.



Important Dates
June 1, 2012:		Proposal Submission Deadline
June 20, 2012:		Notification of Acceptance
October 31, 2012:	Full Chapter Submission
December 5, 2012:	Review Results Returned
January 30, 2013:	Final Chapter Submission
February 15, 2013:	Final Deadline


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
or by mail to:
Prof. Dr. Malgorzata Pankowska
Department of Informatics
Faculty of Informatics and Communication
UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS
40287 Katowice Poland
Tel.: +48 32 2577277 • Fax: +4832 2577277   •  Mobile: +48 601 155 460
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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