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[liberationtech] Information Technology and Homeland Security Special Issue IJEP

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Mon May 7 10:17:03 PDT 2012


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

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SUBMISSION DUE DATE: *November 1, 2012*****

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SPECIAL ISSUE ON* Information **Technology and Homeland Security*

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*International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP)*

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Guest Editors:****

Prof. Christopher G. Reddick, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA  ****

Dr. Saqib Saeed, Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan****

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INTRODUCTION****

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.****

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OBJECTIVE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE****

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
science****

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RECOMMENDED TOPICS****

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

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   - 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
   bodies****
   - 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,
   etc.)****

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SUBMISSION PROCEDURE****

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special
theme issue on *Information **Technology and Homeland Security on or
beforeNovember 1, 2012.
*All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another
publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at
http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.  All
submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis.
Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.**

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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. ****

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This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources
Management Association http://www.igi-global.com/IJEP   ****

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Editor-in-Chief*: *Dr. Celia Romm Livermore****

Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)****

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PUBLISHER:****

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 www.igi-global.com <http://www.igi-pub.com>. ****

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All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of guest
editors.****

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Prof. Christopher G. Reddick****

E-mail: Chris.Reddick at utsa.edu ****

University of Texas at San Antonio, USA              ****

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Dr. Saqib Saeed****

E-mail: saqib.saeed at gmail.com ****

Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan
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