[AISWorld] [Due Date - March 15th] CfP for the APJIS (SCOPUS-indexed Journal) Special Issue, "Smart Services and IoT"

Sung-Byung Yang sbyang at khu.ac.kr
Mon Feb 25 08:53:00 EST 2019


Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS), a SCOPUS indexed



APJIS is the premier journal on information systems research in the Asia
Pacific region. The journal seeks to advance knowledge about the effective
and efficient utilization of information technology by individuals, groups,
organizations, society, and nations for the improvement of economic and
social welfare. [http://apjis.or.kr/]



Sung-Byung Yang, Kyung Hee University, South Korea, sbyang at khu.ac.kr
<mailto:sbyang at khu.ac.kr>  

Kyung Young Lee, Dalhousie University, Canada, ky354506 at dal.ca
<mailto:ky354506 at dal.ca> 

Sunghun Chung, The University of Queensland, Australia,
s.chung at business.uq.edu.au <mailto:s.chung at business.uq.edu.au> 



Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to "the networked interconnection of
everyday objects, which are often equipped with ubiquitous intelligence", is
now being implemented to many consumer products or services and applied to
many different industries. Things that are previously not much to do with
the Internet connectivity are now connected to the Internet and provide
'smart services' to consumers of many industries.

This special issue on 'Smart Services and Internet of Things' focuses on the
topics related to the applications of IoT to consumer products and services,
which have become 'smarter' thanks to IoT. There are many applications of
IoT that enable smart services. For example, with wearable technologies,
wristwatches have become smarter (i.e., smartwatches) and have enhanced
consumers' lives in various ways (e.g., fitness tracking, health monitoring,
scheduling, communications support, etc.). Smart speakers (e.g., Google Home
and Amazon Echo) have improved consumers' experience in searching
information, managing time, online shopping, etc. Smart home technologies
have helped us save energy consumption and have provided more comfort in
everyday lives. There are many other applications of IoT and smart services
applied in diverse industries, such as healthcare, agribusiness (e.g., IoT
connected smart farms, vineyards, and fish-farms), tourism, and
transportation, to name a few. Moreover, even many municipal and federal
governments are adopting IoT to improve their citizens' lives better and
smarter (e.g., the city of Chicago). Smart services and IoT, however,
present both opportunities and threats related to IT security. As more
things (e.g., devices, sensors, homes, etc.) are connected to the Internet,
more aspects of our lives become embedded in smart services enabled by IoT.
Therefore, IT security issues with IoT and smart services would become much
more important than those in conventional IT systems, since the security
breaches to IoT and smart services might do serious harms to our lives.



The following questions in general could be asked and explored in this
special issue. What are the impact of IoT and smart services on individuals,
groups, firms, industries, or countries? What are the challenges and
successes in implementing IoT on smart services in various industries? Why
are some implementations of IoT and smart services more successful than
others? How do people/firms adopt IoT and smart services? What are the
challenges and issues related to adopting IoT and smart services? What are
the key security issues for IoT and smart services? All conceptual,
analytical, technical, and empirical papers are welcome as long as they
develop or extend theory and provide implications to practice. We encourage
all research methodologies, including simulations, text-mining, sentiment
analysis, field experiments/observations, case studies, surveys, etc. Topics
of interest include but are not limited to the following:

- Adoption and diffusion of IoT and smart services

- Applications and business models of IoT and smart services

- Business intelligence in IoT and smart services

- Business models and processes of IoT and smart services

- Case studies of IoT and smart services

- Challenges and successes in implementing IoT on smart services

- Concepts and theories of IoT and smart services

- Deviant consumer behaviors in smart services

- Impact of IoT and smart services on individuals, groups, firms,
industries, or countries

- IoT and smart cities

- IoT and smart factories/smart farms 

- IoT and smart home

- IoT and smart products

- IoT and smart services in tourism, healthcare, game, and other industries

- Policy, governance, and sustainability issues of IoT and smart services

- Privacy and security issues for IoT and smart services

- Research methods in IoT and smart services

- Technologies for design IoT and smart services



-  All papers should be submitted to the submission system

-  Submissions should follow standard formatting and style guidelines for
the Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems

- The author(s) should indicate that the submission is for the special issue
(Smart Services and IoT) on the first page of the manuscript.



- Submission Due: March 15, 2019 (Extended, and no further extension)

- 1st Round Review Decision: May 15, 2019

- Revised Submission Due: July 15, 2019

- 2nd Round Final Review Decision: August 31, 2019

- Publication: September 30, 2019 



Sung-Byung Yang

Ph.D. of Management Engineering (e-Biz & MIS)

Associate Professor

School of Management

Kyung Hee University

26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Korea


E-mail:  <mailto:sbyang at khu.ac.kr> sbyang at khu.ac.kr 

Tel: +82-2-961-9548

Fax: +82-2-961-0515


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