Call for special issue


Call for Papers for Special issue titled

”Digital Technological Advancements and Societal Challenges“

Digital technology was introduced thanks to numerous technological improvements, which have developed and changed society. In the past decade, the rise in internet usage has become exponential. It has paved the way for an amalgamated globalized media network working towards bringing people together and exposing them to a wealth of information at the same time. Digital in nature, the internet is like a global village allowing everyone unlimited access to anything, anytime and anywhere. It transcends physical boundaries allowing connections on an individual, personal and professional level. More importantly, the beauty of the internet lies in the fact that it is interactive and encourages participation as well as a sense of community when compared to traditional forms of media. Its self-sufficiency not only provides information an arena to build and grow, but also offers it the basic tools and materials for construction within its framework. The instant gratification syndrome is one of the major reasons why the internet has become so popular today. A digitally enabled device can help you find a route via GPS anywhere, set up a professional business or search for information on practically everything known to mankind – the possibilities are endless. And now, with the recent spurt in new and improved affordable devices, there seems to be no stopping the internet revolution.
There is a flip side to the wonders of the internet – it disconnects people from the real world and limits their face to face interaction. It can lead to addictions and indulgence in nefarious activities which can harm lives of individuals and everyone around them. As expected “a new technology does not add or subtract something. It changes everything.” Digital technology is basically any software using or based on the binary code, a coding system using the binary digits 0 and 1 to represent a letter, digit, or character in a computer or any other electronic device. Both households and businesses use this technology for various purposes, such as entertainment, productivity, communication, etc. To define the actual benefits and negative impacts of digital technology, it first needs to be understood that this technology is mostly a platform, on which have grown numerous innovations. Digital technology is most known for providing society with personal computers and the World Wide Web. On the other hand, what was, until recent days, less advertised were the negative effects that digital technology has had on society and mankind since its massive implementation. What is induced by this technology, and most importantly, what are the real benefits and effects of digital technology? The primary goal of the proposed special issue Digital technological improvements call for papers is to provide a platform for researchers, scientists, industry experts and scholars to share their novel ideas and research results on the application of Digital Technology in various practical computing applications. You are invited to submit a paper for consideration; Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Digital Social Media and Digital libraries

Digitalization in product design/manufacturing/measuring

Digital social networking

Digital versus traditional channels

Digital Entrepreneurship, Digital divide and access to government services

Local versus national Digital Government

Multi-level Digital Government and Regulation – compliance automation

Sectorial Digital Government, Sectorial versus multi-sectorial Digital Government

Social – digital innovation and Digital access

Digital and information literacy, Digital commerce and communication

Digital currencies and   Digital empowerment

Digital etiquette and Digital financial inclusion

Digital health and wellness

Digital Government systems

Citizen-centric Digital Government services o Connected and networked governance

Designing and implementing Digital Government systems

Digital divide and digital immigrants

Digital Empowerment as a tool of social entrepreneurship

Internet Computing and Social networks 

Data traffic models and statistics 

Electronic commerce and internet 

Design and analysis of internet protocols and engineering 

Internet and emerging technologies 

Internet video technologies  and Internet safety

Digital libraries and Web interfaces to databases 

Mobile services; including, mobile APIs and Apps 

Smart city and supporting technologies 

Intelligent guidance systems 

Digital traceability and privacy loss

Healthcare – digital preventive healthcare

Digital Government context-to-context transfer

Digital reasoning frameworks for social platforms

E-Government, e-Commerce, e-Science 

IoT emerging applications

Virtual actors - Virtual world creation, Innovative products for game development 

Digital Government systems in developing and transition economies

Guest Editors:

1. Dr.A.Jayanthiladevi,Bangalore, Jain University, Bangalore India,

2. Dr.Jenn-Wei Lin, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan,

3. Dr.Ing. Pavel Lafata, Ph.D.,Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic,

Scheduled Dates

Submission Deadline: August 25th 2017

Review and Revision Notification: September 10th 2017

Publication: September 25th 2017