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book-cloud4EGovernment 2014 : book - Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government

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Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2014
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Call For Papers

*** 2ND CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
*** Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government ***

Editor: Professor Zaigham Mahmood
(Univ. of Derby UK; IIUI Islamabad Pakistan; NW Uni. S Africa)
To be published by IGI Global

*** Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 31 July 2014 (extended)
*** Full Chapter Submission Deadline: 1 Oct 2014

*** Introduction

With the widespread use of social media, Web 2.0 and Cloud technologies, the societies are becoming more online and better connected. They are now better able to voice their opinions and concerns and more keen than ever to participate in the functioning of their governments. Citizens, who have easy and sometime free access to cloud storage and social media, expect governments to be deploying the newer emerging technologies to develop and integrate their information systems. With this awareness, electronic government that previously relied on older ICT is now making use of the newer technologies and evolving into what is often referred to as connected government (c-government). Governments that are at a higher level of c-government maturity are successfully employing technologies such as SOA, cloud technologies, web-based services and mobile media, as a way of becoming more relevant to citizens. They are already publishing accessible e-services and enabling open communications channels with their citizens. However, majority of developing nations are not as advanced; still, they are keen to deploy the newer technologies for more effective c-government and c-governance.

The purpose of this book is twofold. Firstly, to discuss how the cloud computing technologies can be effectively used by governments to enhance the effectiveness and transparency of their functions including the provision of e-services. Secondly, to discuss how these technologies and tools can be used by the citizens to effectively access the e-services and fully participate in the affairs of the state.


*** Aim and Objectives

The specific aim of this book is to present ways to develop a more effective ‘connected government’ by discussing and presenting case studies on the use of newer technologies especially those relating to the Cloud paradigm. The objectives are:
• To capture the current research/practice with respect to the use of such
technologies
• To discuss frameworks/policies/strategies for successful implementation of c-government projects
• To discuss issues/limitations/barriers to e-government development and e-governance
• To explore the effects of cultural/local factors on the successful development of c-government
• To share best practices, guidelines, recommendations and ideas based on successful case studies


*** Recommended Topics: The emphasis is on cloud related technologies for the development, implementation and adoption of connected e-government. Recommended topics are:

• Cloud computing technologies in relation to connected government
• E-government and m-government policies, strategies and frameworks
• E-democracy, e-voting, e-legislation and e-services using emerging technologies
• Effective use of SOA approaches and cloud computing provision
• Privacy and protection of citizens’ data in distributed environments
• Conversational web, social media and mobile technologies for connected EG
• Success factors and best practices in relation to the use of newer technologies
• Challenges/opportunities in relation to the use of cloud-related technologies
• Ethical and legal issues with reference to c-government and c-governance
• E-government Case studies from developed nations and developing countries
• And other topics relevant to successful adoption of c-government.


*** Submission Procedure

Researchers, practitioners and decision makers are invited to submit 1-2 page chapter proposals clearly explaining the objective, brief content and structure of the proposed chapters. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified within two weeks (in most cases) and given instructions and guidelines for full chapter preparation. Full chapters should be about 10,000 words or approximately 20 pages in length. Full chapters will be reviewed following a double-blind peer review process to ensure quality and high information content. Proposals and full chapters, as WORD files, should be sent to: dr.z.mahmood@hotmail.co.uk


*** Important Dates

• Proposals submission deadline: 31 July 2014
• Notification of acceptance by: 10 Aug 2014
• Full chapters submission deadline: 1 Oct 2014
• Chapter reviews feedback by: 1 Dec 2014
• Camera Ready chapter submission by: 15 Jan 2015

For enquiries: please contact the editor: dr.z.mahmood@hotmail.co.uk

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