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IGI Global Book 2016 : Design Solutions for User-Centric Information Systems


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Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2016
Notification Due Mar 15, 2016

Call For Papers


Design Solutions for User-Centric Information Systems


Dr. Saqib Saeed, Univesity of Dammam, KSA
Dr. Yasser A. Bamarouf, Univesity of Dammam, KSA
Prof. T. Ramayah University Sains Malaysia
Mr. Zafar Iqbal, University of Dammam, KSA


Proposals Submission Deadline: February 28, 2016
Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2016
Camera Ready Submission Date: July 30, 2016


In order to foster successful usage of information systems, it is important that systems design should focus on user work practices. As a result traditional requirement gathering and evaluation methodologies fall short as they mainly rely on "official" viewpoint rather than actual practices. As a result notions of "Participatory Design" and "User Centric Design" have emerged in information system domain. These concepts focus on empowering the user in design process as well so that users have more control on design processes which will lead to more successful usage of information systems.

Technology appropriation is a complex task and in order to design appropriate technological systems there is a strong emphasis on involving users in system design process. As a result the information systems and work practices of users are aligned together which increases the probaibility of technology adoption by end users. The goal of this book is to provide state of the art research and best practices.


The aim of this book is to publish high quality original research contributions on the specialized theme of user centric information system design and management processes. The content will disseminate theoretical foundations and empirical studies by researchers and practitioners.

Target Audience

The book is intended for students and researchers working in Information system, Human computer interaction and Computer supported cooperative work domains. So students and university libraries are potential users for this publication. The book will also be helpful for professionals working in professional organizations.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
•Technology Appropriation in Organizational Settings
•Empirical Studies of Technology Usage
•Open Sources Systems and Information System Design Process
•Web 2.0 and organizational Dynamics
•IT and Knowledge Management in Organizations
•Participatory and User Centered Design Approaches
•Empirical Studies of System Evaluation in Practice
•User Experiences with Technology Infrastructures
•Heuristic Evaluation and Usability Testing Issues
• Web and Mobile Usability
•System Design and Cultural Implications
•Usability and Technology Diffusion
•Economic, Ethical, Security, Privacy and Legal Issues in Information System Design

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2016, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 15, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2016, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be 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 This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Important Dates

February 28, 2016: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 15, 2016: Notification of Acceptance
April 30, 2016: Full Chapter Submission
May 30, 2016: Review Results Returned
June 15, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification
July 30, 2016: Final Chapter Submission


Inquiries can be forwarded to
Zafar Iqbal
University of Dammam

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