Call for papers
 
Special issue of Online Information Review (OIR)

Individual Differences in Mobile Information Seeking  

The development of telecommunication technologies such as WiMax and long-range broadband has opened up new opportunities in the area of ubiquitous computing. This is especially the case for location-based services. A key aspect of this work has been the development of web-based information services that can be accessed anytime and anywhere by users. Partly as a result of such convenience, a wide range of people have begun using mobile devices for seeking information. Thus, individual differences play an essential role in mobile information seeking. This special issue of OIR focuses on how individual differences influence people's attitudes and behaviour when seeking information with mobile devices. We hope that the implications of findings of each work presented in this special issue can be used to improve the development of information services so that these services can effectively support mobile information seeking for different types of users. 

Topics of interest may focus on, but are not restricted to:
 
*	Adult vs. Children
*	Cognitive Styles;
*	Culture Factors;
*	Disability Needs
*	Gender Differences;
*	Spatial Ability
*	System Experience
   
All papers will be double-blind peer reviewed.  Articles should not normally exceed 6000 words including references. References must be in the Emerald house style, and a structured abstract plus brief author bio data must accompany each submission.

Important dates

Deadline for authors to submit papers:  July 30, 2009
Notice of review results: October 31, 2009
Deadlines for final version of paper: January 31, 2010

Guidelines for submission of papers can be found at http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=oir. 
All papers should be forwarded to the Associate Editor and Guest Editor for this issue, Dr. Sherry Y. Chen ([log in to unmask]) by email as attached files in MS Word (.doc) or RTF.
  
Guest editors

Dr. Sherry Y. Chen
Reader
Department of Information Systems and Computing
Brunel University
Uxbridge, Middlesex
UB8 3PH, UK
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: +44 (0) 1895 266023
	Dr. Steve Love
Senior Lecturer 
Department of Information Systems and Computing
Brunel University
Uxbridge, Middlesex 
UB8 3PH, U.K.
Email: [log in to unmask]
Tel: +44 (0) 1895 266011

	









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