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Call for Papers: Information Processing & Management (IPM), Elsevier

  *   SSCI journal
  *   2016 Impact Factor: 2.391 (JCR top quartile Q1 journal)

Guest editors:

  *   Jia Tina Du, School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, University of South Australia, Australia. E-mail: [log in to unmask]
  *   Iris Xie, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, US. E-mail: [log in to unmask]
  *   Jenny Waycott, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia. Email: [log in to unmask]

Special Issue on “Marginalised Communities, Emerging Technologies, and Social Innovation in the Digital Age”

The Special Issue aims to investigate issues in relation to empowering marginalised and vulnerable communities in the digital age and the creative design and use of emerging technologies to promote social  innovation. Researchers from the disciplines of library and information sciences, human-computer interaction, and community informatics are encouraged to submit their related works.

The Special Issue is intended to present a unique collection of outstanding studies addressing the relationships among marginalised and vulnerable communities, emerging technologies, and social innovation  in the digital age. We look for theoretical and methodological advances and contributions to this important area of study.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  *   Definition and conceptualisation of vulnerability
  *   Vulnerable and marginalised communities’ experience of information technologies
  *   Big data and vulnerable and marginalised communities
  *   Digital libraries and vulnerable and marginalised users
  *   Everyday life information behaviour and technology use of older adults
  *   Information experience of migrants and refugees
  *   Information service model for minorities
  *   Information practices of indigenous people in the technology-penetrated society
  *   Homeless population in the digital age
  *   Technology design and use by people with disabilities
  *   Approaches or methods to study vulnerable and marginalised groups
  *   Ethical issues and challenges of studying information and technology use with vulnerable and marginalised groups
  *   Strategies for good practice in the design and deployment of emerging technologies for vulnerable and marginalised groups
  *   Evaluations of technologies for the public good
  *   Accessibility and usability guidelines to support people with disabilities

For more information see:

Submission Guidelines:
Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and judged on accuracy, originality, significance, quality,  and relevance to the special issue topics of interest. Submitted papers should not have appeared in or be under consideration for another journal.

Instructions for authors:

Important Dates:
Full papers submission deadline: November 30, 2018
First round notification: March 30, 2019
Revision due date: May 30, 2019
Final notification: July 30, 2019
Final manuscript due date: August 30, 2019
Publication date: November 2019
Full papers should be submitted before November 30, 2018.

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