International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Neil Y. Yen
ISSN online: 1752-6132
ISSN print: 1752-6124
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IJSHC addresses multidisciplinary research/practice on computing approaches to the agendas of humanity and society, providing an outlet for an emerging discipline converging from high-tech technologies, intelligent systems and human-sensitive, context-aware experiences. 'Social and humanistic computing' stands for holistic approaches to human/social-centric design of pervasive, ubiquitous systems, providing/supporting a new era of human/social experience going beyond traditional perceptions of the interaction of humans with IT/IS, exploiting social/humanistic research for the provision of high-tech services and human-centric systems promoting social sustainability development.


 Topics covered include

  • Human and social computing in living, science, health, culture, government, education, knowledge, learning, commerce, business, education, tourism
  • Social networks research, social software
  • Collaborative platforms
  • Personalisation and adaptation
  • Usability studies, interaction design
  • Context awareness
  • Community computing/community informatics
  • Social informatics
  • Participatory/cooperative design
  • Participatory action research (PAR) methods
  • Policy development
  • Privacy and security
  • Ubiquity and pervasiveness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Web 2.0

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The statement above provides the key differentiation of our journal from others and its unique value proposition. IJSHC diffuses knowledge in horizontal and vertical pillars

  • On the one hand, we aim to investigate the social and humanistic computing issues in different contexts as illustrated by the human activities eg: living, science, health, culture, education, knowledge, learning, commerce, business, education, construction, etc.
  • On the other hand we promote in horizontal lines the different views of social computing by supporting a scientific debate with the participation of the industry for the new kinds of human- and social-centric systems.


IJSHC aims to establish value-adding knowledge transfer and personal development channels in three distinctive areas: Academia, Industry and Government, which summarise the three pillars where a new scientific publication can play a significant role.


IJSHC publishes original research papers providing significant results, and also short communications about innovative ideas and news, announcements and reviews regarding the topics of the journal.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Yen, Neil Y., The University of Aizu, Japan

Managing Editor

  • Zefkili, Konstantina N., Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece

Associate Editors

  • Chen, Mu-Yen, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Nakata, Keiichi, University of Reading, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Bardzell, Jeffrey, Indiana University, USA
  • Bray, David A., Emory University, USA
  • Bruque-Camara, Sebastian, University of Jaen, Spain
  • Calvi, Licia, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
  • Carroll, John M., The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Chamberlain, Alan, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Chen, Chia-Chen, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan
  • Chen, Ting-Hsuan, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Chiang, Hsiu-Sen, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Ding, Wenxuan (Amy), University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Dong, Ming, Wayne State University, USA
  • Farmer, Rod, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Garcia, Laura Sαnchez, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
  • Hartley, Dick, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Hilty, Lorenz M., Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Switzerland
  • Jones, Nory B., University of Maine, USA
  • Li, Jianqiang, Beijing University of Technology, China
  • Liao, Chien Hsiang, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Merkle, Luiz Ernesto, Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil
  • Moore, Tony Alex, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, USA
  • Muller, Michael, IBM Research, USA
  • Nguyen, Lemai, Deakin University, Australia
  • Rasmuissen, Leif Bloch, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Rebman Jr., Carl M., The University of San Diego, USA
  • Roibás, Anxo Cereijo, University of Brighton, UK
  • Ruth, Alison, Griffith University, Australia
  • Scacchi, Walt, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Shanker, Udai, Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, India
  • Taneja, Aakash, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, USA
  • Vetere, Frank, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Wang, Bing, University of Hull, UK
  • Wu, Chin-Shan, Tunghai University, Taiwan
  • Zaphiris, Panayiotis, City University, UK
  • Zhou, Lina, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA


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