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ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL NETWORKS (AKCSN) BOOK SERIES
www.igi-global.com/akcsn

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Hakikur Rahman
PUBLISHER: IGI Global <http://www.igi-global.com>

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

The AKCSN is an international book series that 
publishes high-quality original research about 
knowledge communities and social networks. This 
book series calls for knowledge based belonging 
to advancement on information science, knowledge 
communication and knowledge management. This 
series will cover, but not limited to knowledge 
management, knowledge communications, knowledge 
economy, information society, information 
dynamics, information processing, information 
retrieval, digital divide, grass-roots 
communities, developing countries, mobile 
computing, e-governance, e-commerce, e-society and e-applications.

This book series will try to establish innovative 
model of approaches in understanding the dynamics 
of knowledge communication, drawing upon 
knowledge gains from the various branches of 
information science and the cognitive arena. It 
will also promote a systemic focus on the 
communication process underlying knowledge 
transmission, within the broader framework of the knowledge-based economy.

By becoming a contributor to the Advances in 
Knowledge Communities and Social Networks (AKCSN) 
Book Series, you will be granted an opportunity 
that a few have ever gained; and at the same time
.	your work will be showcased in a collection 
that finds wide acceptance by both libraries and international indexes,
.	a diverse international editorial advisory board will support it,
and
.	as major audience of books under this book 
series will be comprised of academics, 
scientists, technologists, and policy makers, it 
is highly likely that your edited book will be 
used as guide in the national and regional 
development processes reinforcing different tiers of knowledge
implementations.

I welcome you to consider submitting your 
research to this series in hopes of providing the 
field of E-Government with collections of pivotal 
applications, methods and technologies.

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD:

Advances in Knowledge Communities and Social Networks (AKCSN) Book Series

Editor-in-Chief: Hakikur Rahman, ICMS, Bangladesh

Associate Editors:
Baanda A. Salim, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
A.V.Senthil Kumar, CMS College of Science and Commerce, India
Yanbo J. Wang, The University of Liverpool, UK


International Editorial Advisory Board:
Anne-Marie Oostveen, Oxford Internet Institute, UK
James Piecowye, Zayed University, Dubai
Ali Serhan Koyuncugil, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Turkey
Robert A. Cropf, Saint Louis University, USA
Arla Juntunen, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
Deborah L. Wheeler, United States Naval Academy, USA
Vincenzo Ambriola, University of Pisa, Italy
Tsegaye Tadesse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, Australia
Subhajit Basu, Queen's University, UK
Claude Ghaoui, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Teresa Sancho Vinuesa, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Lucas Walsh, Deakin University, Australia
Agusti Cerrillo Martinez, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain



NEXT SUBMISSION DUE DATE: JANUARY 31, 2010


MISSION OF AKCSN:
The Advances in Knowledge Communities and Social 
Networks (AKCSN) Book Series is a 
multi-disciplinary international book series that 
aims to publish high-quality, original research 
about knowledge management.  The AKCSN will 
provide an analytical approach to the holistic 
situation of the newly emerging knowledge 
dynamics featuring innovation in knowledge 
acquisition, knowledge communication and 
knowledge management focusing upon the concepts 
of the knowledge communities and social networks.


COVERAGE of AKCSN:
The coverage of AKCSN Book Series is 
international and focused on original research in 
knowledge communications, applications, 
management, policies and implications. Areas of 
interest include, but are not limited to the following:

.	Knowledge Management and Business Improvement
.	Knowledge as Capacity for Action
.	Knowledge as a Symbol/Model of Development
.	Knowledge as an Empirical Problem Solving Tool
.	Agent-mediated Knowledge Management
.	The Framework of a Pragmatic Conception of Knowledge
.	Knowledge as a Competitive Force
.	Flourishing Knowledge Creation Environments
.	Measuring and Evaluating Knowledge Assets
.	Technology Orientation and Capitalization of Knowledge
.	Current State and Future Development of the 
Institutional Knowledge Management
.	Knowledge Management Practices and Future Perspectives
.	Challenges of Knowledge Management
.	Methods, Measures and Instruments of Knowledge Management
.	Conceptual Role of ICTs in Knowledge Communication and Management
.	Organizational Knowledge Communication and 
Knowledge Transfer as the Focal Point of Knowledge Management
.	Distributed Knowledge Management Business Cases and Experiences
.	Knowledge Management System Architectures, Infrastructure and
Middleware
.	Strategic Management and Business Process Analysis
.	Networks as Institutionalized Intermediaries of KC
.	Organizational Knowledge Communication
.	Communication of Knowledge in Organizations
.	Knowledge Communication and the Role of Communities and Social
Networks
.	General Importance and Role of Knowledge Communities
.	Importance and Role of Knowledge Communities in 
R&D and Innovative Knowledge Creation
.	Supporting Virtual Communities of Practice and Interest Networks
.	Methodologies to Analyze, Design and Deploy 
Distributed Knowledge Management Solutions
.	Social Models to Design and Support Knowledge 
Intensive Collaborative Processes
.	Meta-data Representation and Management (e.g., 
semantic-based coordination mechanisms, use of ontologies, etc.)
.	Knowledge Acquisition Systems and Networks
.	Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Deployed Systems
.	Networks and Knowledge Communication in R&D Environments
.	Communication and Management of Knowledge in R&D Networks
.	Application of Social Network Analysis as a Knowledge Management
Tool
.	Leveraging Knowledge Communication Networks - 
Approaches to Interpretations and Interventions
.	Whole-Network Properties and Knowledge Communication
.	Knowledge Communication and Impact of Network Structures
.	Roles and Positional Models of Knowledge Communication Networks
.	Leveraging Knowledge Communication in Social Networks
.	Epistemology of Knowledge Society
.	Citizens' eParticipation in Local Decision-Making Processes
.	eCapacity Building Programmes to Ensure Digital 
Cohesion and Improved eGovernment Performance at Local Level
.	Broadband Infrastructure and the New Wireless Network Solutions
.	Local eGovernment Interoperability and security
.	Generation of Municipal Services in Multi-Channel Environments
.	Introduction to Mobile Computing
.	Business Process Modeling
.	Information and Data Management
.	Communication and Agent Technology
.	Best Practices for Mobile Computing
.	Information Policy Overview
.	Communications and the Internet
.	Knowledge Chains
.	Community Practices
.	Learning Utilities
.	Advanced Researches in Knowledge Communities


SUBMITTING TO AKCSN:
Prospective authors should note that only 
original and previously unpublished manuscripts 
will be considered. Final decision regarding 
acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on 
the reviews and assessment of the publisher, IGI 
Global. All submissions must be forwarded 
electronically to [log in to unmask] by ****** NO 
LATER THAN JANUARY 31, 2010 ******

PROSPECTUS SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Your 5-10 page (not including your CV) book 
prospectus should contain the following information:

1.  3-5 SUGGESTED TITLES for your proposed publication
2.  A SYNOPSIS of your proposed publication, 
including a concise DEFINITION of the subject area
3.  INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT AREA
4.  5-10 INDEXING KEYWORDS for your proposed subject area
5.  Overall OBJECTIVES AND MISSION of your proposed publication
6.  SCHOLARLY VALUE AND POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION to 
information science, technology and management literature
7.  PURPOSE AND POTENTIAL IMPACT on your field of research
8.  UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS of your proposed publication
9.  PROSPECTIVE AUDIENCE for such a publication
10.  POTENTIAL BENEFITS readers will gain from your proposed publication
11.  EXISTING COMPETING PUBLICATIONS and their 
advantages and disadvantages in comparison to your proposed publication
12.  TENTATIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS
13.  PROJECTED TOTAL PAGE/WORD COUNT for proposed publication
14.  TENTATIVE TIMETABLE for the entire project
15.  POTENTIAL CHANNELS OF CALL DISTRIBUTION for 
the procurement of submissions and contacts (List-Servs, Universities, etc.)
16.  COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS, phone, fax and 
e-mail information FOR EACH EDITOR/AUTHOR
17.  A COPY OF YOUR VITAE, listing education and 
publication records FOR EACH EDITOR/AUTHOR

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER:
The Advances in Knowledge Communities and Social 
Networks (AKCSN) Book Series is published by IGI 
Global, publisher of the "Information Science 
Reference," "Medical Information Science 
Reference," "Business Science Reference," and 
"Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For 
additional information regarding the publisher, 
please visit www.igi-global.com.

All inquiries and submissions should be should be directed to the attention
of:

Please forward proposals and submission inquiries to:
Hakikur Rahman
Editor-in-Chief
Advances in Knowledge Communities and Social Networks (AKCSN) Book Series
www.igi-global.com/akcsn; 
http://www.igi-global.com/bookseries/details.asp?id=487
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