Call for Book Chapters 2020

Preamble Compared to developed countries, digital illiteracy and complex socio-cultural dynamics represent a major concern when it comes to ICT adoption and usage in the developing world, as more than 80 percent of illiterate adults live in developing countries. Before the turn of the millennium, this population was unable to

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Preamble

Compared to developed countries, digital illiteracy and complex socio-cultural dynamics represent a major concern when it comes to ICT adoption and usage in the developing world, as more than 80 percent of illiterate adults live in developing countries. Before the turn of the millennium, this population was unable to make use of digital resources. However, the past two decades are marked by a huge increase in the use of ICT innovations in developing countries, and ICT has led to an enormous transformation in the health, agriculture, economic, education and social sectors in these countries. These recent innovations are in the form of mobile payment systems, Internet of Things, Big Data, Geographic analysis and visualization tools, and other smart technologies. From a developing world perspective, this book presents techniques, theories, case studies, and methodologies in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) design approaches that have been used to foster digital literacy, break the socio-cultural barriers to ICT adoption and promote the widespread usage of the latest ICT innovations in the health, agriculture, economic, education and social sectors in developing countries.

The objective of this book is to explore insights on how crossing cutting disciplines in HCI such as Usability design, User Centered Design, User Experience Design, Anticipated User Experience Design, Technology Acceptance Design, Persuasive Design, Philosophical designs, Motivational Design, Social-cultural Oriented Designs, Co-Design and other HCI design approaches have promoted digital literacy, and stimulated socio-cultural acceptance and usage of ICT latest innovations in developing countries. In this regard, we welcome high-quality book chapter contributions centered around, but not limited to, the following themes.

  1. HCI design challenges and opportunities in smart farming
  2. Current HCI issues and novel experiences in E-health
  3. Interaction techniques and technologies applicable to E-Learning scenarios
  4. HCI, motivational and socio-cultural designs in E-participation
  5. Usability, acceptance & user experience issues in E-government,
  6. Current persuasive, social and user experience approaches used in social computing 

Submission Procedure:

We welcome chapters from the academia, researchers, government and industrial practitioners. This book will be published in Springer Nature.  All submissions must be original and should not be under review by another publication.

Manuscript Preparation:

Please prepare the manuscript according to the following guidelines:

https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/book-authors-editors/resources-guidelines/rights-permissions-licensing/manuscript-preparation/5636

How to Submit:  Submission of chapter(s) via e-mail only to:

eiluemma@yahoo.co.uk/eeilu@mbale.ucu.ac.ug

Important Dates

  • November 30th, 2019: Book Chapter Proposals (Two Pages – Maximum)
  • December 5th , 2019: Proposal Accept/Reject Notification
  • February 28th, 2020: Full Chapter Submission (Maximum of 20 pages without references)
  • April 15th, 2020: Full Chapter Accept/Reject Notification
  • June 15th, 2020: Camera ready Submission
  • August 30, 2020: Final Print Version Available

Editors

Dr Emmanuel Eilu (Editor), Uganda Christian University, Mbale University College, Uganda

 eiluemma@yahoo.co.uk/eeilu@mbale.ucu.ac.ug

Prof. John Soren Pettersson (Co-Editor), Karlstad University, Sweden

john_soren.pettersson@kau.se

Dr. Rehema Baguma (Co-Editor):  Makerere University, Uganda

rbaguma@cit.ac.ug

Dr. Ganesh D. Bhutkar (Co-Editor): Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India

ganesh.bhutkar@vit.edu

Reviewers

The reviewing board consists of the editors and the following persons:

  1. Annika Andersson, Örebro University, Sweden
  2. Bo Andersson, Lund University, Sweden
  3. Leena Arhippainen, Oulu University, Finland
  4. David Cheruiyot, Karlstad University, Sweden
  5. Priydarshan Dhabe,  Vishwakarma Institite of Technology,Pune,INDIA
  6. Åke Grönlund, Örebro University, Sweden
  7. Mathias Hatakka, Örebro University, Sweden
  8. Dhiraj Jadhav, Vishwakarma Institite of Technology, Pune, INDIA
  9. Bridget Kane, Karlstad University, Sweden
  10. Shaimaa Lazem, Informatics Research Institute, Alexandria, Egypt
  11. Sirkku Männikkö Barbutiu, Stockholm University, Sweden
  12. Shrikant Salve, MIT Academy of Engineering, Pune, INDIA
  13. Sana Skandrani, Karlstad University, Sweden
  14. Erkki Sutinen, University ofTurku, Finland
  15. Judy Van Biljon, University of South Africa, South Africa

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