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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Hypermedia Seduction and Persuasion

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Hypermedia Seduction and Persuasion

Submission Due Date

15 October 2016

Guest Editor

  • Jonathan Bishop
    • Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE

Journal

The International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation

Introduction

Hypermedia systems can include any system based around hypertext, whether on the World Wide Web, optical media, mobile phones, or similar. This special issue aims to investigate how to use principles from seduction and persuasion to improve the experience of users of these systems, such as to increase the time they use a given hypermedia system, such as increasing the stickiness of web portals or social media platforms. The special issue also aims to look at issues around addiction and compulsive behaviour online, and other risks that can come from using seduction and persuasive principles irresponsibly.

Objective

The objective of the proposed Special Issue is to highlight the specific issues and challenges to implement principles of seduction and persuasion in hypermedia systems. Research contributions in this special issue will provide insights about the nature of seduction and persuasion in relation to technology. The contents in this special issue are of interest for researchers working in the domains of seduction, persuasion, captology, cyberculture, e-politics, e-society, sociology, cybercultures and multimedia studies, and cognitive science.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following in the context of seduction and persuasion in hypermedia systems.

  • Hypermedia seduction
  • Persuasion, captology
  • Internet and gaming addiction
  • Cognitive load
  • Flow, involvement
  • Stickiness and website loyalty
  • Memes and cultural symbosis
  • Gamification, gambling, online poker
  • Cybersex, porn e-vengers

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Hypermedia Seduction and Persuasion. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

NB. Papers can be submitted any time before the deadline, as reviewing will take place throughout the period of the advertising of this call for papers. Successful papers for the special issue will be give a letter of approval so the authors can put their publication on their CVs.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 15 October 2016
  • Reviews to Authors by: 15 January 2016
  • Final Submissions: 15 March 2017
  • Publication: 30 April 2017

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Jonathan Bishop FRSA
E-mail: jonathan.bishop@crocels.ac.uk
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on the Internet in Europe (Closed)

Submission Due Date

Closed

Guest Editor

Journal

The International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation

Introduction

The European Union is a trading block of 28 member states who have pooled their sovereignty to form a common market for free trade. The European Union has been an enabler for many cross-border Internet projects, including E-Participation, E-Twinning, Classroom 2.0, among others. The legislative powers of the European Union, which are constructed with the involvement of the European Parliament, cover many areas related to the Internet, including e-commerce. There are other European treaties, such as the Convention of Cybercrime that are agreed by EU members also.

Objective

The objective of the proposed Special Issue is to highlight the specific issues and challenges around enabling and making use of the Internet in Europe. Research contributions in this special issue will provide insights about the nature of Europe as a e-polity, basis for cross-border education and marketing platform, and areas of co-operation between nations, such as e-politics, e-government and e-commerce. Issues such as cyber-crime and other computer law with a European dimension will also be considered. The contents in this special issue are of interest for researchers working in the domains of European Studies, e-politics, e-society, e-commerce, e-participation, e-learning, multimedia studies, and political science.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following in the context of the Internet and Europe:

  • E-Participation
  • E-Learning, Classroom 2.0
  • eTwinning
  • Cross-border marketing
  • European politics and the ‘e-polity’
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Government
  • Cybercrime

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on the Internet in Europe. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

NB. Papers can be submitted any time before the deadline, as reviewing will take place throughout the period of the advertising of this call for papers. Successful papers for the special issue will be give a letter of approval so the authors can put their publication on their CVs.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 15 October 2015
  • Reviews to Authors by: 15 January 2016
  • Final Submissions: 15 March 2016
  • Publication: 30 April 2016

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Councillor Jonathan Bishop
E-mail: jbishop@crocels.com 
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Sex Equality and Social Media (Closed)

Submission Due Date

Closed – Published here.

Guest Editor

Journal

The International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation

Introduction

Sex and Gender are terms often used synonymously, when sex is better thought of in terms of whether someone is physically a man or a woman and gender in terms of their mind, such as whether they are male, female or a combination. Sex equality is often thought of in terms of increasing the numbers of women in any given organisation as opposed to having more female-brained persons regardless of sex. This special issue seeks to look at how women and men are represented in social media, such as Twitter and Facebook and how the dynamics between and within sexes can be used to increase sex and gender equality online so that people regardless of whether they are a man, woman, transsexual, or whether they are male, female or transgender, can enjoy equal right to participate online.

Objective

The objective of the proposed Special Issue is to highlight the specific issues and challenges to supporting gender and sex equality in social networking communities. Research contributions in this special issue will provide insights about the nature of sex and gender online, differences between and within sexes in terms of their contributions to the Internet and attitudes to other Internet users. The contents in this special issue are of interest for researchers working in the domains of women studies, gender studies, feminism, cyberculture, e-politics, e-society, sociology, cybercultures and multimedia studies, and political science.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following in the context of sex and gender equality:

  • Misogyny, misandry, chauvanism, sexism
  • Gender differences between and within sexes
  • Internet trolling, rape-callout trolls, porn e-vengers
  • Corpus linguistics, narratives, iconography
  • Power structures, stereotypes
  • Differences between Women’s Studies and Feminist Studies

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Sex Equality and Social Media. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

NB. Papers can be submitted any time before the deadline, as reviewing will take place throughout the period of the advertising of this call for papers. Successful papers for the special issue will be give a letter of approval so the authors can put their publication on their CVs.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 15 October 2014
  • Reviews to Authors by: 15 January 2015
  • Final Submissions: 15 March 2015
  • Publication: 30 April 2015

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Jonathan Bishop FRSA
E-mail: jbishop@crocels.com 
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Swansea, Wales.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Anonymous (Closed)

Submission Due Date

Closed.

Guest Editor

Journal

The International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation

Introduction

Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities. A website nominally associated with the group describes it as “an internet gathering” with “a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives”. The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites.

Objective

The objective of the proposed Special Issue is to highlight the background, context and issues relating to the rise of Anonymous, the context in which they exist, jargon, language, and culture. Research contributions in this special issue will provide insights about the Anonymous Movement, how they exist and the reasons why they exist. The contents in this special issue are of interest for researchers working in the domains of cyberculture, e-politics, sociology, cybercultures and multimedia studies, and political science.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following in the context of Anonymous:

  • Anonymous websites, including 4chan and Encyclopedia Dramatica
  • The meanings of wearing of masks and anonymity and anti-mask laws
  • Hacktivist, DoSes, electronic civil disobedience
  • Leaderless resistance,emergent organization, fourth-generation warfare, self-organization, spontaneous order
  • An Hero Day, Golden iPod

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Anonymous. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

NB. Papers can be submitted any time before the deadline, as reviewing will take place throughout the period of the advertising of this call for papers. Successful papers for the special issue will be give a letter of approval so the authors can put their publication on their CVs.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 15 July 2014
  • Reviews to Authors by: 15 August 2014
  • Final Submissions: 15 September 2014
  • Publication: 30 November 2014

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Jonathan Bishop LLM
E-mail: jbishop@crocels.com 
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE.

 

Call for Papers: International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation

The International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation is a scholarly peer reviewed journal available both online (free) and in a traditional print format (subscription).

We publish research of interest to academics and practitioners, including those in the areas of new media, social networking and social media, legal studies and law enforcement, and human computer interaction.

Scope of publication

Topics covered and welcome for submission include the following:

  • Participation inequality; lurking, the free-rider problem
  • Participation initiatives; Classroom 2.0, eParticipation
  • Free speech; cyberbantering, cybertrickery, online activism
  • Online harassment; cyberstalking, cyberbulling, porn e-vengers
  • Online deception; grooming, cyberhickery, chatroom bobs
  • Transgressive humour, ‘trolling for the lulz’, viral humour, R.I.P Trolling
  • Online Community moderation, perspectives on ‘don’t feed the troll’, blocking users (i.e. ban-hammering’)
  • Online learning issues; retention, motivation, education policy
  • New media policy in the UK, Wales and Europe
  • History of new media, Anonymous, the WELL, hacktivism
  • Representations of trolls, hackers, flash mobs, rebels in broadcasting and international media

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for the International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation.

Reviews will be conducted by the relevant Editorial Reviewing Committee for the journal on the basis of peer review, consisting of those with specialisms in the area of the paper submitted.

The Editorial Reviewing Committee will first consider whether the paper will be of interest to the journal’s readers and its potential to draw interest and citation from the wider academic sphere.

Papers must follow APA style for reference citations and be in Microsoft Word format.

NB. Papers can be submitted any time during the year for review. Successful papers for the journal will be give a letter of approval so the authors can put their publication on their CVs prior to publication.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the editorial board of The International Journal of Internet Trolling and Online Participation:

Editorial Reviewing Committee

Permanent Chair and Editor-in-Chief: Jonathan Bishop
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE
E-mail: jonathan.bishop@crocels.ac.uk

Publicity Co-ordinator (Authors): Jason Barratt
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Swansea, Wales.
E-mail: jason.barratt@crocels.ac.uk

Publicity Co-ordinator (CFPs): Jeremy, McDonagh
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, Swansea, Wales.
Email: jeremy.mcdonagh@crocels.ac.uk

Special Issue on Internet Trolling in the International Journal of E-Politics (Closed)

Submission Due Date

Closed – In Press.

Guest Editor

Journal

International Journal of E-Politics – IGI Global

Introduction

Since 2011 prominence has been drawn to ‘Internet trolling’, the posting of provocative messages or other content on Internet websites for humorous effect. Since the popularisation of self-described “trolls” on websites like 4chan, who as online miscreants abuse others for their own sick entertainment only, has meant mass media across the world has grasped the term to label all forms of Internet abuse as ‘trolling’ and all Internet abusers or cyberbullies as “trolls”. This focus of the term has provided a new legitimacy to young people seeking the Internet as an avenue to express their resentment at lack of opportunity in the economy, and also the ever present discontented masses who resent the success of any ‘ordinary person’ who makes it into the headlines, whether they win a school swimming contest, or a rare opportune Oscar. This special issue explores the implications and issues of Internet trolling to suggest appropriate strategies to improve the management of flame trolling, which tries to harm, and foster greater kudos trolling, which tries to create good humor and social bonding.

Objective

The objective of the proposed Special Issue is to highlight the issues facing, legislators, law enforcers and those seeking or elected to public office. Research contributions in this special issue will provide insights for rethinking approaches to Internet abuse, cybercrime, and other areas that have an impact on the management and proliferation of Internet trolling. The contents in this special issue are of interest for researchers working in the domains of information security and cybercrime, human computer interaction, organizational science, cyberculture and multimedia studies, and political science.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Effectiveness of information security policies and laws for dealing with flame trolling
  • Extent and limitations of webmaster powers over trolling (i.e., sysop prerogative)
  • Limitations, challenges, and barriers to ICT systems as a result of trolling
  • Media representations of Internet trolling, “trolls” and “the art of trolling”
  • Political, ethical, security, privacy, and legal issues
  • Politics of Internet trolling and the use and misuse of “trolling” for electoral gain
  • Powers and controls of website controllers and the impact of state regulation
  • System design for encouraging kudos trolling and reducing flame trolling
  • User experiences of trolling, and attitudes towards kudos and flame trollers

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Internet Trolling. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.

All submitted papers will be reviewed on a peer review basis. Authors are invited to submit two to three international academics with expertise on their paper who may or may not be called to act as reviewers on a blind-review basis. A positive review(s) does not guarantee acceptance. Any authors who are unsuccessful in being among the final 6 papers, may wish for it to be considered for a different call for papers on Internet trolling.

Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

NB. Papers can be submitted any time before the deadline, as reviewing will take place throughout the period of the advertising of this call for papers. Successful papers for the special issue will be give a letter of approval so the authors can put their publication on their CVs. A edited book on Internet trolling is being compiled concurrently. Authors should indicate whether they wish their paper to be simultaneously considered for this. Again, this will be done between submission and deadline, and authors will receive a confirmation of acceptance letter to add their chapter to their CV.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Jonathan Bishop LLM
E-mail: jbishop@crocels.com 
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE.


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Call for Chapters: Examining the Concepts, Issues and Implications of Internet Trolling (Closed)

Editor

Jonathan Bishop, Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems.

Call for Chapters

Proposals Due: 20 July 2012
Acceptance of Proposals: 30 July 2012
Submission Date: 20 August 2012
Final Chapters Due: 20 September 2012

Objective

The aim of this book is to provide current research on the technical approaches as well as more social and behavioral involvements for gaining a better understanding of internet trolling. This book will be useful to researchers, students and practitioners interested in building a share meaning for online community users.

Recommended Topics

  • Regulatory issues: Ethics, anonymity, law and best practice
  • Technical issues; Web security issues, trust, cyber-stalking
  • Changing trolling ‘softly’; Empathy, sympathy, friendliness
  • Multimedia studies; social media, media studies, cyber-culture
  • Modelling: Behavioural and theoretical models
  • Management: artificial intelligence, reputation systems

Please direct all enquiries to:

Jonathan Bishop – jbishop@crocels.com
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE.