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IJTD 2013 : Special Issue on Usability of IT Applications: Issues and Implications

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Link: http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers-special/international-journal-technology-diffusion-ijtd/1135
 
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Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2013
 

Call For Papers

Calls for Papers: International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD)
Special Issue On: Usability of IT Applications: Issues and Implications

Submission Due Date
4/30/2013
Guest Editors
Dr. Saqib Saeed
Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan

Introduction
Usability is an important parameter in fostering the successful usage of Information Technology artifacts. Human factors are an important aspect when designing and implementing IT artifacts. The focus of the proposed special issue is to consider all relevant aspects of usability and its implications on successful adoption of IT applications in domain settings. The objective is to discuss mechanisms for better design to meet the user expectations and satisfaction. This special issue also aims to bring the best practices and guidelines for usability in IT applications.

Objective
The objective of this proposed Special Issue is to invite ideas, suggestions, recommendations, best practices and case studies examining the inherent usability issues in Information Technology applications. The aim is to provide opportunities for discussion of implications and dissemination of good practices that will be useful or of interest to academics and practitioners from a range of fields including information systems, human computer interaction, computer supported cooperative work and organizational science.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
•User experiences with technology infrastructures
•Empirical studies of system evaluation in practice
•Usability engineering lifecycle
•Heuristic evaluation and usability testing
•Usability data collection methods
•Web and mobile usability
•Usability and cultural implications
•Usability and technology diffusion
•Economic, ethical, security, privacy and legal issues

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Usability of IT Applications: Issues and Implications on or before 30 April 2013. 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.
All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Saqib Saeed
Guest Editor
E-mail: saqib.saeed@gmail.com

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