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International Journal of Web Based Communities
International Journal of Web Based Communities


Special Issue on: "Dynamic Virtual Communities in the Information Society: Technologies, Methodologies, and Tools"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Christo El Morr, York University, Canada
Dr. Pierre Maret, INSA – Lyon, France

With the current proliferation of communication media, the presence of global and virtual organisations, teleworking and dynamic teams trends, the progress in pervasive/ubiquitous computing as well as in wearable computing, virtual communities (VCs) are supposed to play an increased role in social organisations and will probably change profoundly the way people cooperate. Moreover, the emergence of the information society depends on the way in which information is exchanged between collaborating groups.

This special issue intends to focus on the technologies, methodologies, and tools that are used or needed in VCs as driving components in the information society.

Subject Coverage
The special issue includes - but is not limited to - the following topics:
  • Social context and impact on society
  • Technologies for VCs
  • Methodologies and modeling for VCs
  • Tools for VCs
  • VCs and mobility
  • VCs' business models
  • Usability and user interfaces
  • Trust, security and legal aspects of VCs
  • Awareness and context
  • Knowledge and information management within VCs
  • VC management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for Summary Submission: 15 January, 2008

Deadline for paper submission: 29 February, 2008

Notification to authors: 15 April, 2008

Deadline for camera ready papers: 15 May, 2008