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[liberationtech] CfP: Info Tech & Homeland Security -- Special Issue IJEP

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Mon Jun 25 16:25:03 PDT 2012

From: Chris Reddick <Chris.Reddick at>

********************* CALL FOR PAPERS *********************

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: November 1, 2012

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Information Technology and Homeland Security

International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

Guest Editors:

Prof. Christopher G. Reddick, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Dr. Saqib Saeed, Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan


Post 9/11 world has an enhanced focus on homeland security and as a result
huge investments have been done by governments to enhance the public
security. Advanced technological systems have been designed in countries to
improve monitoring, security, and control against a possible terrorist
attack. The focus of the proposed special issue is to analyze the political
implications of technology adoption for homeland security mechanisms. The
aim is to consider all relevant aspects of technology implications such as
citizen’s rights and privacy. The special issue explores implications and
issues with a view to suggesting appropriate strategies to improve the
system design by highlighting the political implications of technology.


The objective of the proposed Special Issue is to highlight technology
design implications, user experiences and political implications of
technology usage for homeland security. Research contributions in this
special issue will provide guidelines for government agencies to better
understand the citizen’s perspective. The contents in this special issue
are of interest for researchers working in the domains of information
systems, human computer interaction, organizational science, and political


Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited
to) the following:

    Cost benefit studies of technology adoption for homeland security
    Digital divide and technology adoption for citizen security
    Global politics and homeland security
    IT and effectiveness of security organizations
    Limitations, challenges and barriers to ICT adoption for government
    Political, ethical, security, privacy, and legal issues
    Politics of the IT function and role in security organizations
    Precision and accuracy of homeland security IT infrastructure
    System design for homeland security applications
    User experiences with homeland security systems (e.g., body scanners,


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special
theme issue on Information Technology and Homeland Security on or before
November 1, 2012. All submissions must be original and may not be under
review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE
submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis.
Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

ABOUT International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)

The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) establishes the foundations
of e-politics as an emerging interdisciplinary area of research and
practice, as well as offers a venue for publications that focus on theories
and empirical research on the manifestations of e-politics in various
contexts and environments. This journal encompasses diverse aspects of
e-politics, including: strategy, e-commerce, decision sciences, marketing,
economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, media studies,
communication studies, women studies, black studies, political science,
philosophy, law, criminology, and ethics.

This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources
Management Association

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Celia Romm Livermore
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)


The International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) is 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

All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of guest

Prof. Christopher G. Reddick
E-mail: Chris.Reddick at
University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Dr. Saqib Saeed
E-mail: saqib.saeed at
Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan
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