Event Jan 02

Abstract Jan 02

Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory (Book Chapters)

Event: 01/02/2013
Abstract: 01/02/2013
Categories: Pedagogy
Location: Publication
Organization: IGI Global

Assistive Technology Research, Practice, and Theory
A book edited by Dr. Boaventura DaCosta (Solers Research Group, USA) and Dr. Soonhwa Seok (Korea University, South Korea).
To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/838

Advancements in technology have given way to a wealth of assistive technology ranging from physical devices, such as wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs, to information technology, such as educational software, which assists those with learning disabilities. Today more than ever, a full grasp of these technologies is necessary in order to meet the special needs of individuals with disabilities. This book intends to provide a voice to those involved in assistive technology, as a means in which to contribute to the special needs community.

Objective of the Book
This book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks, the latest empirical research findings, and the practical application of assistive technology. Specifically, this book is aimed at addressing, comprehensively, trends and issues in practice, research, and theories related to assistive technology; presenting the latest practices of assistive technology across the world and, consequently, different walks of life, cultures, and age groups; and in the facilitation of the development of assistive technology based on what is available to date with regard to emerging technologies.

Target Audience
This book targets professionals and researchers involved in special education and other fields which benefit from assistive technology. This comprehensive collection of research, theories, and practices is intended to serve as a handbook and reference to researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students from around the world interested in assistive technology.

Recommended Topics

• Theories and research in assistive technology
• The Internet and media and its application to assistive technology
• Assistive technology, software, devices, and gaming
• Evaluation and assessment as it applies to assistive technology
• Teacher education and the use of assistive technology
• Culture in assistive technology and comparative assistive technology
• History, philosophy, ethics and laws related to those with special needs

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 2, 2013, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified December 1, 2012 through January 7, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.

Proposals are reviewed as they are received, so authors are encouraged to submit their proposals early. Authors are asked not to submit more than two proposals.

Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 1, 2013. Chapters should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, including abstract, headings, and references; all citations and references must conform to APA format--5th Edition or later; and chapters must be submitted as an MS Word document or RTF. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in early 2014.

Important Dates
First Proposal Submission Deadline: November 1, 2012
Second Proposal Submission Deadline: December 1, 2012
Last Call for Proposals: January 2, 2013
Notification of Acceptance: December 1, 2012 – January 7, 2013

Full Chapter Submission: March 1, 2013
Review Results Returned: May 30, 2013
Revised Chapter Submission: June 30, 2013
Final Acceptance Notification: July 15, 2013
Final Chapter Submission: July 30, 2013
Send Inquiries and Submissions To:

Boaventura DaCosta (bdacosta@solersresearchgroup.com)
Soonhwa Seok (sunaseok@yahoo.com)

Contact Email: bdacosta@solersresearchgroup.com

Website: http://www.solersresearchgroup.com/publications-chapters-call-2012.html