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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS 
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2016
The Internet of Things in the Modern Business Environment 
A book edited by In Lee

To be published by IGI Global: 

Introduction 
The Internet of Things (IoT), also called the Internet of Everything or the Industrial Internet, is a new technology paradigm envisioned as a global network of machines and devices capable of interacting with each other. The true value of the IoT for firms can be fully realized when connected devices are able to communicate with each other and integrate with enterprise systems, cloud computing, and business analytics. The adoption of this technology is rapidly gaining momentum as technological, societal, and competitive pressures push firms to innovate and transform themselves. Because of the potential yet uncertain benefits and high investment costs of the IoT, firms need to carefully assess every IoT-induced opportunity and challenge to ensure that their resources are spent judiciously. However, there is still a paucity of studies on the social, behavioral, economic, and managerial aspects of the IoT. This makes it very challenging for firms to make informed decisions on IoT adoption and development.
The book, The Internet of Things in the Modern Business Environment, will seek chapters that address different aspects of the IoT applications within business settings, ranging from monitoring, information sharing, collaboration, data analytics, and related topics. Additionally, this book will explore the impact of the IoT on business operations, business models, and competitiveness, and address managerial challenges that firms have faced.

Objective of the Book
This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of the IoT for businesses, while providing further research opportunities in this dynamic field. It is hoped that this book will provide professors, researchers, students, and professionals with cutting-edge IoT research models and management techniques integrated with a solid grounding in management theories and practices. 

Target Audience 
Researchers, professors, managers, and college students in various programs will find this book useful in furthering their exposure to pertinent topics in the IoT within business settings and undertaking their own research and management efforts in this field.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to the IoT adoption, usage, and management within business settings: 

- Business Value of the IoT 
- Case Studies in the IoT
- Challenges and Opportunities in the IoT 
- Costs, Benefits, and Risks related to the IoT Development 
- Data Analytics and the IoT
- Data Management for the IoT Applications 
- Economic Analysis of the IoT
- Future Trends of the IoT for Businesses
- Impact of the IoT on Contemporary Business Models 
- IoT Asset Management 
- IoT for Business Applications
- IoT for Information Sharing and Collaboration
- IoT for Smart Manufacturing Operations
- IoT for Supply Chain Management
- IoT in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
- IoT Management Issues 
- IoT Planning 
- New Product Development and the Role of the IoT 
- Privacy in the IoT
- User Acceptance of the IoT Applications 

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2016, 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 March 31, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2016. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this book.

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 book is anticipated to be released in early 2017.

Editorial Advisory Board
Raquel Alexander, Washington and Lee University, USA
Donald L. Amoroso, Auburn University Montgomery, USA
Preetam Basu, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, USA
Stuart Dillon, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Wen-Jang (Kenny) Jih, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Faouzi Kamoun, ESPRIT, Tunisia
Keng-Boon Ooi, UCSI University, Malaysia
Narasimha Paravastu, University of Central Missouri, USA
James Prieger, Pepperdine University, USA
Ravi S. Sharma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Thierry Warin, HEC Montreal, Canada
Robert Wu, CQUniversity, Australia
Lai Xu, Bournemouth University, UK
Mark Xu, University of Portsmouth, UK
Sergey Yablonsky, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Zuopeng (Justin) Zhang, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, USA

Important Dates
February 28, 2016:		Proposal Submission Deadline
March 31, 2016:		        Notification of Proposal Acceptance
June 30, 2016:	  	        Full Chapter Submission
August 31, 2016:		Review Results Returned
September 30, 2016:		Final Chapter Submission
October 15, 2016:		Final Chapter Acceptance Notification

Inquiries can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Dr. In Lee
School of Computer Sciences, Western Illinois University
Macomb IL, 61455
Tel.: (309) 298-1409
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Submit your proposal at:

http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/2074

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