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P. VIGNESWARA ILAVARASAN evignesh at gmail.com
Wed May 16 21:31:54 PDT 2018


A Special Issue on Digital Nations - Smart Cities, Innovation &

Nations are rapidly transforming by leveraging on information and
communication technologies (ICTs). The access to information and knowledge
across the web enables new innovations and the creation of smart cities.
Organisations and governments at all levels initiate ICT-driven programmes
to stimulate innovation and address the needs of the key stakeholders. This
results in radical changes in the way nations are organized.

In "Digital India” the Government of India is implementing a national
transformation enabled by ICTs. A major focus in such transformation is the
access and provisioning of digital services (including e-government
services) across the urban and rural citizens of the country through the
Internet. Another such notable initiative is the Smart City projects.
Initiatives, like Smart Cities, are likely to play a critical role (hence
is a core component of) in urbanisation and such transformation across the
nation. Other examples of such regional and national level initiatives are
the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities and the
Smart Cities plan of Australia.

In the era of smart technologies, like Internet of things and big data
analytics, these are becoming essential components for creating Smart
Cities. These technologies are changing the way organisations leverage on
their information assets in the wake of digitisation of products and
processes. Sensors embedded in smart devices, like mobile phones and
wearables, used by consumers are creating a wealth of data which can be
used for social welfare. There has been a huge focus on the emergence of
innovative business models, service models and offerings, through which the
stakeholder’s value is being maximised.

Sustainability of the key assets for any nation, like water resources,
energy and green resources, can also be addressed using technology-enabled
transformation initiatives. Pollution can be measured, energy markets
created and goods can be traced. With the emergence of such innovation and
technology-driven transformation, the interests of the different
stakeholders needs to be balanced. The different stakeholders are gradually
engaging in public life participation using social media platforms. For
example, social initiatives like MyGov in India and Australia, REACH in
Singapore and Mann ki Baat in India, are enabled through Telephony, Web 2.0
and Mobile Apps, are taking inputs from concerned citizens for actually
improving the provisioning of public utilities and services envisioned from
the government. Public policymakers need to respond to these changing
dynamics of digital nations, for creating an ecosystem which will be
sustainable, resilient and addresses the social, economic and digital needs
of the society.

This special issue of ISF aims to bring together a variety of disciplines
for the advancement of knowledge regarding the adoption, use, impact and
potential cases to pave the path for Digital Nations. To achieve this goal,
literature review, theoretical and empirical papers employing quantitative,
qualitative, and/or critical methods are welcomed for consideration.

Themes of submission may include but are not limited to the following:

   - Social media and Web 3.0 for public participation
   - ICTs for enabling smart cities
   - Digital and Internet policy for urbanization

   - Cyber security, privacy and Information risk management

   - Big data analytics for enabling digital nations
   - Innovation driven urbanisation
   - Digital services management
   - Critical information infrastructure management
   - Smart supply chain management
   - Smart logistics and mobility
   - M2M and M2H intelligence in urbanization
   - Public policy for supporting digital transformation
   - Socio-economic and digital inclusion and transformation
   - Smart ICT adoption studies

   - Public policy for digital economies
   - Emerging ICTs like IoT, Blockchains, smart contracts, etc
   - Innovative models for E-Business and M-Business
   - Sustainability amidst digitization and urbanization
   - Open innovation and open data initiatives
   - Electronic and mobile governance
   - Management of smart grids, energy, renewables, using ICTs
   - Service science and cloud computing for digital transformation
   - Innovative case studies.

*Forms of submission*

This special issue will consist of 1) the best papers from an open call
selected on a competitive basis from the 16th IFIP-I3E; and 2) invited
papers that are requested from the editorial members. All submitted papers
and invited papers will go through peer review; if an invited paper does
not receive a satisfactory review, the paper will not be considered for the
special issue.

*Submission Instruction*
Manuscripts must be submitted in word or latex format to the ISF-Springer
online submission system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/isfi/. Paper
submissions must conform to the format and submission guidelines of ISF,
which is available at
Submissions should be approximately up to 32 pages double spaced including

*About Information Systems Frontiers *

Information Systems Frontiers (ISF) is a high-ranking, international
scholarly journal designed to bridge the contributing academic disciplines
and provide a link between academia and industry. The central objective of
ISF is to publish original, well-written, self-contained contributions that
elucidate novel research and innovation in IS/IT which advance the field
fundamentally and significantly.

ISF is Abstracted/Indexed in ABI inform, CompuMath Citation Index, Computer
Literature Index, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology,
Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA), Inspec, ISI Alerting
Services, ISI Web of Science, Risk Abstracts, Science Citation Index
Expanded, SCOPUS, Zentralblatt Math.
*Guest Editors *

*Prof. Arpan Kumar Kar*

Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, India

Email: arpankar at iitd.ac.in / arpan.kumar.kar at gmail.com

*Prof. Vigneswara Ilavarasan*

Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi.

Email: vignes at iitd.ac.in

*Prof. MP Gupta*

Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, India

Email: mpgupta at iitd.ac.in

*Prof. Marijn Janssen*

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Email: m.f.w.h.a.janssen at tudelft.nl

*Prof. Ravi Kothari *

Ashoka University, India

Email: ravi.kothari at gmail.com

*Important Dates (revised)*

Paper submission deadline

30th May 2018     31st July 2018

Initial review report

30th Aug 2018      31st Oct, 2018

Revised manuscript due

15th Dec 2018      30th Dec, 2018

Second round of review report

30th Jan 2019      15th Feb, 2018

Final acceptance notification

28th Feb 2019     30th Mar, 2018

*About the Guest Editors*

*Dr. Arpan Kumar Kar *teaches in the Department of Management Studies in
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. His research interests are in
the domain of e-business, social media, e-governance, data analytics and
technology management. He has published over 70 articles in reputed
journals and conferences which are available in Elsevier, IEEE, Springer,
Taylor & Francis and Emerald. He is Managing Editor of Global Journal of
e-Business & Knowledge Management and Associate Editor of Global Journal of
Flexible Systems Management. He has earlier worked for Indian Institute of
Management Rohtak, IBM Research Laboratory and Cognizant Business
Consulting. He has handled multiple major research and consulting projects
for private and public organizations under Government of India. He has also
received multiple awards and recognitions for his research from reputed
organizations like Association of Indian Management Schools, Tata
Consultancy Services, Project Management Institute, IIM Rohtak.

*Dr. Vigneswara Ilavarasan *is Associate Professor at the Dept. of
Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He researches and
teaches about production and consumption of information and communication
technologies (ICTs) with a special focus on India. His specific research
interests are Information and Communication Technologies & Development
(ICTD); Indian IT industry; and Social Media. He is an active contributor
to the international journals and conferences of repute. He has been a
Visiting Research Fellow at United Nations University - School of Computing
and Society (Macau). He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Faculty
Fellowship Award at IIT Delhi and Prof. M.N. Srinivas Memorial Prize of the
Indian Sociological Society. He is also a Research Fellow at LIRNEasia, a
regional ICT policy and regulation think-tank. He has received large
research grants from IDRC (Canada), Govt. of India, Oxford Analytica (UK),
IPTS (European Commission) and IdeaCorp (Philippines).

*Prof. MP Gupta *is Professor and Head at Management Department, Indian
Institute of Technology Delhi; Chairman of Information Systems Area and
also Dhananjaya Chair Professor. Known for pioneering works in the area of
e-governance, he has been spending significant amount of resources in
developing cases, tools and frameworks to promote e-governance research.
These included 24 Doctoral thesis, 17 sponsored mega-projects, co-authored
/ edited 4 books and 200+ research papers. He has been closely following
Government of India (GoI) National Plan on E-governance which developed
subsequently into an umbrella program of ‘Digital India’. His studies have
suitably fed into these programs in general and ‘Cyber Security Policy of
India’ in particular. His recent interest lies into exploring some the
issues of smart cities. He is also steering an European Union funded
(Horizon-2020) project, which deals with the setting up of cluster to
cluster partnerships between India and EU for the convergence of Future of
Internet & Digital Media (FI-MEDIA).

*Prof. Dr. Marijn Janssen *is a full Professor in ICT & Governance and
chair of the Information and Communication Technology section of the
Technology, Policy and Management Faculty of Delft University of
Technology. He is also honorary visiting professor at Brunel University,
London, UK since September 2015.  His research interests are in the field
of orchestration, shared services arrangements, and open and big data and
infrastructures. He is co-editor-in-chief of Government Information
Quarterly (GIQ), associate editor of International Journal of E-business
Research (IJEBR), international Journal of E-Government Research (IJEGR),
Decision Support Systems (DSS) and on the editorial board of Information
Systems Frontiers (ISF), Transforming Government: People, Process & Policy
(TGPPP) and Information Polity (IP), and  conference chair of IFIP EGOV
series and is chairing mini-tracks at the DG.o, ICEGOV, HICCS and AMCIS
conferences. He was ranked as one of the leading e-government researchers
in surveys in 2009, 2014 and 2016, and has published over 400 refereed
publications. More information: www.tbm.tudelft.nl/marijnj.

*Prof. Ravi Kothari* is presently a Professor in the Computer Science
Department at Ashoka University. Prior to this, he was with IBM as an IBM
Distinguished  Engineer  and  the  Chief  Scientist  of  IBM  Research  -
India, and prior to that, an  Associate  Professor  (tenured)  and  Director
of  the Artificial  Neural  Systems  Laboratory  at  the  University  of
Cincinnati,  OH  (USA).   Dr.  Kothari  has  served  as  an  Associate
Editor  of  the  IEEE  Transactions  on  Neural  Networks, IEEE
Transactions  on  Knowledge  and  Data  Engineering,  Pattern  Analysis  and
Applications (Springer)  as  well  as  on  the  program  committees  of
various  conferences.  He  was  an  IEEE Distinguished  Visitor, a  member
of  the  IBM  Academy  of  Technology  and  the  IBM Industry  Academy.  He
was  a  recipient  of  the  2008  Gerstner  Award  (IBM’s  highest  team
award)  and  is  a  fellow  of  the  Indian  National Academy  of

Best Regards,
Associate Professor
Dept. of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 India
M:+91 9910230407 (India); O: +91 11 2659 1174
E: vignes at iitd.ac.in  W:http://web.iitd.ac.in/~vignes/

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