Dynamic Collective Work (September/October 2013)
Final submissions due: 11 Jan. 2013
Publication date: Sept./Oct. 2013
Please email the guest editors a brief description of the article you plan to submit by 15 Dec. 2012.
The Internet has changed the way in which data is circulated and has shifted us from a world of paper documents to a world of online documents, databases, and provenance systems. This has also increased the size and complexity of systems that support today's globally distributed, rapidly changing, and agile collaborative enterprises. Such systems are becoming increasingly federated and are generating a huge number of events at different granularity levels. Tweets, blog posts, instant messages, Facebook updates, and other social media data now comprise a portion of this data. Industries such as healthcare, insurance, and banking have witnessed an explosion in the growth of dynamic collective work that has been fueled by such systems and data.
Dynamic and collective activities are characterized by their flexibility and people-driven nature. Automobile insurance claims handling, order processing of prescription drugs, patient case management in a hospital, and recovery and response assistance during natural disasters are just a few examples. Various factors determine the set of actions that must be performed and the order in which they're executed, including human judgment and document contents. This special issue of IC seeks original articles describing research efforts and experiences concerning Internet-supported dynamic collective work. Appropriate topics include
- mining and analysis of data and activities involved in dynamic collective work, including event correlation, process discovery, adaptive learning, and change detection;
- social network discovery and the collaboration dynamics of people involved in dynamic collective work;
- support for dynamic collective work, including recommendations, predictive analytics, simulation, and visualization;
- data management and system integration issues; and
- emerging applications, including real-world deployments of Internet-supported dynamic collective work platforms in business, science, collaboration, finance, insurance, healthcare, and other areas.
All submissions must be original manuscripts of fewer than 5,000 words, focused on Internet technologies and implementations. All manuscripts are subject to peer review on both technical merit and relevance to IC's international readership—primarily practicing engineers and academics who are looking for material that introduces new technology and broadens familiarity with current topics. We do not accept white papers, and we discourage strictly theoretical or mathematical papers. To submit a manuscript, please log on to ScholarOne (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com:443/ic-cs) to create or access an account, which you can use to log on to IC's Author Center and upload your submission.
Contact Guest Editors: Geetika T. Lakshmanan, Rania Khalaf, and Schahram Dustdar (email@example.com)