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Springer-ICT-Mdgs 2013 : CfCs (extended): Call for Springer Book Chapters: ICTs and the Millennium Development Goals


When N/A
Where USA
Submission Deadline Apr 7, 2013
Notification Due Jun 2, 2013
Final Version Due Jul 14, 2013

Call For Papers

Call for Book Chapters (CfCs Extended): Springer book on ICTs and the Millennium Development Goals - A United Nations Perspective


**Abstract Submission extended to 07 April 2013**



Harleen Kaur (Hamdard University, New Delhi, India)

Xiaohui Tao (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)

To be published by Springer and indexed by DBLP, Ulrichs, SCOPUS, MathSciNet, Current Mathematical Publications, Mathematical Reviews, Zentralblatt Math: MetaPress, ISI, EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, DBLP and EBSCO, among others, and available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.


FULL CHAPTER DUE: 2nd June 2013


The book will organize the issues and identifies key questions, players and constraints; it presents an informed overview of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) from a development and United Nations perspective and will identifies good practice of the use of ICTs and Millennium Development goals (MDGs). It will also outlines challenges facing the development of ICT implementation, and identifies the emerging trends and technologies that will shape ICT tools and the use of ICTs for better monitoring of MDGs, which is a perspective from United Nations.

The aim of edited book is to draws on information gathered during the process of mapping and dialogue/discussion to present analysis and make recommendations about priority issues related to Information and Communication Technologies.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Role of ICTs in meeting the MDGs
Emerging trends and potential impacts of ICTs on the MDGs
Role of ICTs in the developing countries
Constraints and Challenges in the use of ICT
Goals, Targets & Indicators for Monitoring the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Developing and measuring the Information Society
Designing E-development strategies
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development
Modern ICT infrastructure
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications
ICT & United Nations perspective on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Towards achieving the MDGs by 2015
ICT revolution on achieving MDGs
Case Study of ICTs and the MDG

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 7th, 2013, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 28th, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.

Full chapters must be between 8,000 and 10,000 words and are expected to be submitted by June 2nd, 2013. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Chapter formatting guidelines for edited books can be found at

Important Dates

Abstract Submission 7 April 2013
Accepted Abstract Notification 28 April 2013
Deadline for chapter Submission 2 June 2013
Revised Chapter Submission 14 July 2013
Publication 1 August 2103

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