Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Political Revolution and Activism in the Computer Ag

IGI Global has an open call for chapters for a new edition of the Handbook of Research on Political Revolution and Activism in the Computer Age, edited by Ashu M. Solo.

Technology and particularly the Internet have brought about many changes in the realm of politics. Revolutions in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa have started in large part due to social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.  Social networking has also played a role in protests and riots in numerous countries.  The whistleblower website Wikileaks has had a tremendous impact in exposing government corruption.  The mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as anybody can set up a blog or post a video online.  Political activists can network together online.  Aspects of engineering, computer science, mathematics, or natural science can be applied to political activism.

The deadline is 30 november, 2018. Proposals must be submited throught the publisher's website in Word format. Any related queries related to this call can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

Important dates:

Initial chapter submission deadline:  November 30, 2018
Chapter review results:  January 31, 2019
Chapter revisions submission deadline:  February 28, 2019
Final acceptance results:  March 21, 2019
Final chapter and forms submission deadline:  April 5, 2019

 

Themes:

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

Political Revolutions, Political Protests, and Other Citizen Activism in the Computer Age
• role of social networking in political revolutions
• role of social networking in political revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa
• role of social networking in political protests
• online petitions
• electronic civil disobedience
• online vigilantism
• hacktivism
• role of social networking in political riots
• case studies
• future research directions

Online Political Expression in the Computer Age
• political blogs
• online political videos
• political vlogs
• parliamentary informatics
• cyberbullying and cyberlibel against activists
• case studies
• future research directions

Whistleblowing in the Computer Age
• Wikileaks
• whistleblower websites and webpages
• transparency
• advantages and disadvantages of transparency
• whistleblowing
• whistleblower protection
• whistleblower prosecution
• whistleblower persecution
• lawsuits against whistleblowers
• case studies
• future research directions

Engineering, Math, and Science in Political Activism
• political engineering (application of engineering, computer science, mathematics, or natural science to politics)
• computational politics (application of computer science or mathematics to politics)
Note:  These new interdisciplinary fields were first defined in this research paper:
Ashu M. G. Solo. (2011). The New Fields of Public Policy Engineering, Political Engineering, Computational Public Policy, and Computational Politics. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (EEE'11) (pp. 431-434). URL:  http://worldcomp-proceedings.com/proc/p2011/EEE5211.pdf
• applications of engineering in political activism
• applications of computer science in political activism
• applications of mathematics in political activism
• applications of natural science in political activism
• applications of operations research in political activism
• applications of optimization methods in political activism
• uncertainty management in political activism
• applications of computational intelligence methods to political activism
• applications of fuzzy logic to political activism
• applications of neural computing to political activism
• applications of neural networks to political activism
• applications of evolutionary computation to political activism
• applications of genetic algorithms to political activism
• applications of knowledge-based systems to political activism
• applications of machine learning methods to political activism
• applications of pattern recognition to political activism
• applications of data mining to political activism
• applications of analytics to political activism
• applications of data integration to political activism
• applications of data analysis to political activism
• applications of data modeling to political activism
• applications of exploratory data analysis to political activism
• applications of confirmatory data analysis to political activism
• applications of predictive analytics to political activism
• applications of text analytics to political activism
• applications of statistics to political activism
• applications of data visualization to political activism
• applications of data dissemination to political activism
• data-driven decision making in political activism
• applications of data fusion to political activism
• applications of multidimensional matrix mathematics to political activism
• applications of decision theory to political activism
• applications of game theory to political activism
• applications of graph theory to political activism
• forecasting in political activism
• modeling in political activism
• simulation in political activism
• visualization in political activism
• software tools in political activism
• case studies
• future research directions

 

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