[German title: Aufruf Für Buch-Beiträge: Datamining, Wissensmanagement, E-Staat]
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS
Social and Political Implications of Data Mining: Knowledge Management in E-Government
A book edited by Dr. Hakikur Rahman, ICMS
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2007
Data mining, the extraction of hidden prognostic information from large databases, is becoming a powerful new technology with huge potential to assist communities’ focus on the most important information in their data warehouses. Data mining tools predict future trends and behaviors, allowing societies/entrepreneurs/agencies to make proactive and knowledge-driven decisions. Furthermore, the automated and prospective analyses offered by data mining move beyond the analyses of past events provided by retrospective tools typical of conventional decision support systems. More extensible is that, data mining tools can answer diversified questions that traditionally were too time consuming to resolve.
The Overall Objective of the Book Data mining is an important tool in science, engineering, industrial processes, social services and governance. The datasets in these fields are large, complex, and often hazy. Extracting knowledge from these requires the use of sophisticated, high-performance and principled analysis techniques and algorithms, based on sound statistical foundations. The book aims to promote knowledge management in e-government, identify knowledge management technologies, and highlight the challenges for developing countries in the implementation of e-government systems and especially knowledge management solutions at the grass roots through applications of data mining techniques.
The Target Audience
ICT mediated techniques, utilizing data mining may be directed toward the key target audiences, as such the community people. But, they would include decision-makers and policy initiators; the general public; industry and service communities; scientific and technical communities; education entities; non-governmental organizations; public interest advocacy groups; and international financial institutions and official development assistance agencies.
However, audiences of this book will widely vary from individuals, researchers, scientists, academics, politicians, students, librarians, journalists and development practitioners.
Contents of the book may include, but not limited to the Social and Political Implications of Data Mining, as such:
- Content management and Knowledge management
- E-government systems and Knowledge management solutions
- Intelligent information retrieval and applications
- Universal access to quality education, healthcare and improved social services
- Online Communities/ Virtual communities/ Support networks
- Biometrics/ Bioinformatics/ Nanotechnology/ Advanced Research
- International law and information exchange
- International trade / E-commerce/ E-governance
- Agriculture/ Commodity/ Food security
- Environment/ Ecology/ Biodiversity
- Internet domain regulation and allocation
- Universal service/ equitable access / Global commercial code
- Security, encryption and trust
- Artificial intelligence and applications/ Geographical Information System
- Information warfare/ Terrorism Informatics
- Online Creative Commons/ Open source technologies
- SPAM and Subversive Marketing Control
- Domain names systems/ Management of top level domains
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 31, 2007, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by August 31, 2007 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 31, 2007. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, < http://www.igi-pub.com > publisher of the IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, and Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) imprints.
Inquiries and Submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Dr. Hakikur Rahman
Institute of Computer Management & Science (ICMS)
1038 BEGUM ROKEYA SORONI, SHEORAPARA, MIRPUR, DHAKA-1216, BANGLADESH.
Tel.: +880 2 8034130 * FAX: +880 2 9014764 * GSM: +880 1819 228939 * e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>