Call for Chapters and Case Studies: Indigenous People and Information Technology

Roger Atkinson rjatkinson at BIGPOND.COM
Tue Sep 14 15:31:10 UTC 2004

Please respond directly to David Wilson, Associate Dean (Education)
Faculty of Information Technology

Stephen Grant, Max Hendriks and I are editing a book entitled
"Indigenous People and Information Technology", which will be published
in early 2006 by the Idea Group, an American publishing house
specializing in technology, information science, education and
management.  We would appreciate it if you could forward this email to
any of the listserves that you have access to in order to promote our
Call for Chapters.

"Indigenous People and Information Technology" aims to bring together
expert and up-to-date contributions from leading researchers and writers
in the field of Indigenous people and Information Technology from around
the world.  We are especially interested in contributions from
Indigenous authors.

We invite proposals for two types of submissions:
- Full chapters
- Short case studies

Chapter topics will include (but are not limited to):
- General and theoretical issues surrounding Indigenous adoption and
participation in Information Technology
- Barriers and challenges to Indigenous access to IT
- Culturally appropriate technology design
- Computer education for Indigenous people
- Indigenous knowledge management issues, Indigenous intellectual
property and IT, and Indigenous cultural archives
- Development of Indigenous communities through e-commerce, remote
service delivery, and the creation of smart communities.

Short case studies describing Indigenous IT implementations in the field
will be included in the book.  These will be 1Ž2 - 2 pages long.

You are invited to submit a 1-2 page proposal by email on or before 15th
October 2004.  The proposal should include:
- A working title of your proposed chapter or case study
- An explanation of the topic in paragraph and/or point form
- Names and affiliations of authors as well as email address of first
- The country or area of the world to which the chapter refers, if
reporting on a specific case or implementation
- Estimated length of paper

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by 31st October 2004
about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational
guidelines.  Full chapters and case studies must be submitted by 1st
February 2005.  All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a blind
review basis by 2 expert scholars in the field.  Short case studies will
be reviewed by the editors.  The book is scheduled to be published in
early 2006.

If you know of anyone who might like to submit their work for
consideration, please feel free to pass this information on to them.
Further details and a full list of suggested topics can be found at the
"Indigenous People and Information Technology" website:

Please forward your proposal by 15th October 2004 to:
indigenous-it at

Best regards,
Laurel, Max and Steve


David Wilson
Associate Dean (Education)
Faculty of Information Technology

University of Technology, Sydney
PO Box 123
Broadway, NSW 2007
per Roger.

Dr Roger Atkinson
Unit 5, 202 Coode Street, Como WA 6152, Australia
Personal website:
Tel +61 8 9367 1133 Email: rjatkinson at

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