[Dbworld] Reasoning Communities and Collaborative Decision Making - Call for Chapter Proposals
2009-04-30 23:51:51 GMT
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Technologies for Supporting
Reasoning Communities and Collaborative Decision Making: Cooperative Approaches
A book edited by Professor
John Yearwood and Dr Andrew Stranieri
The University of Ballarat, Australia
Deadline: June 10, 2009
Full Chapter Submission Deadline: September 1, 2009
To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=628
This publication is part of the Advances in E-Collaboration Book Series (AECOB)
found at http://www.igi-global.com/bookseries/details.asp?id=8
This book focuses on research into reasoning in groups and communities. Individuals who perform reasoning in groups display processes and outcomes that are quite distinctive from those displayed by individuals alone. However, little is known about group reasoning and particularly, how information technologies can best be designed and deployed to support the process. This book aims to bring together views on the group reasoning process, the pressing need for information technology support for collaborative reasoning and how technologies can enhance deliberation and decision making outcomes.
Objective of the Book
This book has two objectives. The first is to understand the nature of reasoning within groups, its basis and its advantages. This will emphasize the most relevant research findings from psychology, neurobiology, organizational behaviour, evolutionary psychology and decision sciences as they apply to group reasoning. Secondly, the book aims to advance knowledge about technologies that support group reasoning processes and underpin reasoning communities and deliberative decision making.
There are three target groups: senior undergraduate and graduate students in business, information technology, management, psychology, sociology and government. Students in these fields are likely to find themselves in careers that require an understanding of reasoning and decision making by groups. Secondly this book will benefit academics (researchers and teachers) in the fields specified for students above. Thirdly decision makers, managers, administrators and policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels of government will gain understanding and insight from this reference source.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
l Social and organisational aspects of group reasoning
l Neurobiological insights into communication and reasoning
l Evolutionary context of cognitive collaboration and group reasoning
l Group decision making
l Evaluating the quality of group decisions
l Democratisation of organisations
l Collaborative reasoning and justice
l Representations of knowledge for group reasoning
l Argumentation frameworks for groups
l Representing communication within groups; dialogue theories
l Group decision support systems
l Multi-agent systems and group reasoning
l Cooperation in distributed artificial intelligence
l Reasoning in Communities of practice
l Deliberative communities
l Game playing
l Technologies to support group reasoning
l Dispute resolution within groups
l Online structured reasoning
l Ontologies to support group reasoning
l Web 2.0 technologies and collaborative reasoning
The authors of selected proposals will be asked to submit a
complete chapter of 7000 to 8000 words, conforming to the schedule listed
below. All submissions should be
transmitted electronically and all files should be in Word formatted files
written in American or British English and using APA formatting.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 10, 2009, a 1000 to 1500 word chapter proposal abstract clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter and how their chapter relates to collaborative group reasoning and decision making. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 20, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines.
Full chapters (7000-8000 words) are expected to be submitted by September 1, 2009. All submitted chapters
will be reviewed on a double-blind peer review basis. Contributors are also
requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
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 and IGI Publishing imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2011.
June 10, 2009: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 20, 2009: Notification of Proposal Acceptance
September 1, 2009: Full Chapter Submission
October 31, 2009: Review Result Returned
January 31, 2010: Final Chapter Submission
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to:
Professor John Yearwood
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