Special issue call for papers from Information Technology & People


Guest editors

Dr Mahmood Shah, School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry University, UK
Professor Paul Jones, Coventry University, UK
Professor Jyoti Choudrie, University of Hertfordshire, UK

The growth of e-commerce globally has enabled many organisations to deliver products and services using innovative efficient, fast and cost effective business models. Increased technological sophistication and deployment has enabled a whole new generation of individuals to undertake commercial activity through the Internet. The digital economy transformation continues to evolve and makes a significant contribution to the world economy. However, this rapid growth has also witnessed the emergence of cyber-crimes. This is due to the ease of committing such crimes, their potentially lucrative returns and the ineffective prevention efforts created to combat them. Cyber-crimes represent a substantial and evolving threat to e-commerce behaviour and the requirement to control their growth is increasingly urgent. Unfortunately, relevant legislation and the capabilities of law enforcement agencies are failing to keep pace with the fast changing nature of such crimes. Thus organisations are increasingly required to adopt more innovative preventative strategies as a self defence mechanism. This special issue focuses on how organisations globally (both public and private sector) are making effective use of cyber-crimes prevention strategies. It will also seek to present new research approaches and methodologies contributing to increased understanding in the field.

Specific topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration mechanisms for cybercrimes prevention.
  • Delivering business value good practice in privacy and security.
  • Evaluation of cyber security maturity.
  • Globalisation and the role of ICT.
  • Impacts of cyber security on society and organisations
  • Intranet applications.
  • Knowledge sharing for cyber-crimes prevention.
  • Organisational issues and cyber security.
  • Perspectives on cyber security readiness evaluation.
  • Securing E-business/E-Commerce and the Internet safety.
  • Secure ICT/IS/IT infrastructure planning and management.
  • Secure mobile commerce and technology.
  • Security approaches used in information systems and e-business development.
  • Secure website development and evaluation.
  • Social aspects of cyber security.
  • Strategic alliances for cyber-crimes prevention.
  • The integration of software and/or hardware technologies that provide holistic solutions to cyber security problems.
  • Training for cyber-crimes prevention.

Submission guidelines:

The deadline for submission of papers is 31st May 2018.

Papers submitted must be original, and between 5,000 to 10,000 words in length and comply with submission guidelines for Information Technology and People (http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=itp).  Papers must be submitted via the journal review management website https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itp . All articles will be subjected to a rigorous double blind peer review process. Initial enquiries can be made through email to Dr Mahmood Shah ac3559@coventry.ac.uk in the first instance.

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