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SPRINGER BOOK SERIES 2020 : Digital Literacy and Socio-Cultural Acceptance of ICT in Developing Countries


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Call For Papers

Call for Book Chapters (Springer Publication)

For a book series entitled: Digital Literacy and Socio-Cultural Acceptance of ICT in Developing Countries


Compared to developed countries, digital illiteracy and complex socio-cultural dynamics represent a major concern when it comes to ICT adoption and usage in the developing world, as more than 80 percent of illiterate adults live in developing countries. In the past decade, this population was unable to make use of digital resources. However, the past few years have marked a huge increase in the use of latest ICT innovations in developing countries, and ICT has led to an enormous transformation in the health, agriculture, economic, education and social sectors in these countries. These recent innovations are in the form of mobile payment systems, Internet of Things, Big Data, Geographic analysis and visualization tools, and other smart technologies. From a developing world perspective, this book presents techniques, theories, case studies, and methodologies in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) design approaches that have been used to foster digital literacy, break the socio-cultural barriers to ICT adoption and promote the widespread usage of the latest ICT innovations in the health, agriculture, economic, education and social sectors in developing countries.

The objective of this book is to explore insights on how crossing cutting disciplines in HCI such as usability design, user centered design, user experience design, anticipated user experience design, technology acceptance design, persuasive design, philosophical designs, motivational design, social-cultural oriented designs, and other HCI design approaches have promoted digital literacy, and stimulated socio-cultural acceptance and usage of ICT latest innovations in developing countries. In this regard, we welcome high-quality book chapter contributions centered but not limited to the following themes.

HCI design challenges and opportunities in smart farming
o Customer engagement
o Extension Services
o Market Knowledge
o Agricultural Product Marketing
o Farmer Education
o Famer networking
o Farm Management

Current HCI issues and novel experiences in E-health
o Health Informatics
o Biomedical Informatics
o Disease Surveillance Systems
o Bioinformatics and drug discovery
o Clinical Decision Support Systems
o Patients disease diagnosis and monitoring systems
o Disease Prediction System
o Health Data Structures

Interaction techniques and technologies applicable to E-Learning scenarios
o Support social cohesion
o Learner-Driven Education
o Research
o Any other relevant HCI techniques in Education

HCI, motivational and socio-cultural designs in E-participation
o Citizen engagement
o Political campaign and communication
o Civil Society Networking
o Activism and Civic Engagement
o Election Monitoring

Usability, acceptance & user experience issues in E-government,
o Government-to-citizen (G2C)
o Government-to-Business (G2B)
o Government-to-Government (G2G)
o Government-to-Employee (G2E)
o E-commerce/business

Current persuasive, social and user experience approaches used in social computing
o Trends in computing philosophy,
o Sociology in computing
o Ethnography in computing
o Motivations for social computing
o Social media
o Human computation
o Crowdsourcing
o Incentive mechanisms
o The social interpretation of information
o Sociotechnical systems

Submission Procedure:
We welcome chapters from the academia, researchers, government and industrial practitioners. This book will be published in Springer Nature. All submissions must be original and should not be under review by another publication. Authors should make sure that their submission has 15% or lower similarity as per iThenticate or Turnitin. All submitted chapter will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. The book chapters should contain 15 maximum (without references) of content as per the Springer format.

Manuscript Preparation:
Please prepare the manuscript according to the following guidelines:

How to Submit:
Submission of chapter(s) via e-mail only:

Important Dates
• October 30th, 2019: Book Chapter Proposals (2 Pages-Maximum)
• February 30th, 2020: Full Chapter Submission (15 Pages –Maximum, without references)
• April 15th, 2020: Accept/Reject Notification
• June 15th, 2020: Camera ready Submission
• August 30, 2020: Final Print Version Available

About the Editors

Dr. Emmanuel Eilu (Editor)

Dr Emmanuel Eilu is a Senior Lecturer at Uganda Christian University. He holds a PhD in Information Technology (HCI) and a Master’s of Science in Information Technology all from Makerere University. His areas of research are in Human-Computer Interaction (Usability, User Experience and Anticipated UX) and Electronic Government and ICT for Development Research. Since 2007, Eilu has been teaching both postgraduate and undergraduate programs levels at different universities. He has published over 25 research papers. Eilu has also worked as a Data Analyst Consultant for international NGOs

Prof. John Soren Pettersson (Co-Editor)
John S Pettersson is a full professor of Information Systems at Karlstad University in Sweden. His focus is in methodological support within the area of Human-Computer Interaction. Prof. Pettersson initiated and led the development of Ozlab, a system for making non-programmed prototypes interactive, 2001-2003. Presently, a web-based version has been developed by which co-design activities can be made on distance as well as ordinary walkthroughs and usability tests

Dr. Rehema Baguma (Co-Editor)

Dr. Rehema Baguma is an Associate Professor of Information Systems. She holds a PhD in Information Systems from Radboud University, the Netherlands. Dr. Rehema also holds a Bachelor of Library and Information Science; a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science; a master of Computer Application Technology. She is a researcher in web systems, web accessibility and computing solutions for the physically disabled. Dr. Baguma has accrued extensive experience in managing academic records systems.

Dr. Ganesh D. Bhutkar (Co-Editor)

Dr Ganesh Bhutkar holds a PhD in HCI from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He is a Coordinator, Centre of Excellence in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Pune. His research work is focused on HCI, Assistive Technologies and Medical Applications / Usability. He is an active member of ACM and SIGCHI. Recently, his research team has developed a utility Android app - Eye+ for visually impaired users, which has 7100+ app downloads and was also nominated for National Award.

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