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Re: Call for Book Chapters (Springer-Verlag): Convergent Divergence? - Cross-Disciplinary Viewpoint on Media Convergence

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:32:30 +0100
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Cc: artur.lugmayr@tut.fi
Message-ID: <9C20F8497CBC447AB0CCC9C55546AE8B@marcosc.com>

Can we please capture somewhere that it is _NOT OKAY_ to spam the list with conferences or requests for papers or book chapters.   

Marcos Caceres

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7:25 PM, artur.lugmayr@tut.fi wrote:

> ==========================================================================================
> Convergent Divergence? - Cross-Disciplinary Viewpoint on Media Convergence
> Springer-Verlag, Germany
> Artur Lugmayr, Cinzia Dal Zotto, and Gregory Ferrell Lowe Lowe (Eds.)
> ==========================================================================================
> Upcoming Deadline: 1st December 2012 - intention to prepare a manuscript
> Book Website: http://www.tut.fi/emmi/WWW/ameamain/2012convergence
> Email List: https://listmail.tut.fi/mailman/listinfo/emmi-convergence 
> Submission System: http://www.tut.fi/emmi/Submissions/2012ConvergenceBook/ 
> Contact us: emmi-convergence@listmail.tut.fi (mailto:emmi-convergence@listmail.tut.fi)
> Media Convergence happens on many levels and each of them implicates specific challenges and 
> priorities. Within the scope of this book, we focus on end-to-end convergence on various levels: 
> managerial, information systems, and end-consumers level. The book will especially shed light 
> into the complexity of the topic and act as a reference book and educational resource in this 
> field. The implementations of convergence strategies can only succeed when they take into 
> account the expectations and aspirations of every actor with a stake in the enterprise, including 
> content producers. Managers unanimously agree on the importance of human resources management 
> within the implementation process. This consideration implies that convergence is more than an 
> economic opportunity and needs to be understood as well as a focus of editorial strategy. 
> Convergence is often discussed at a rhetorical and political level. But how does convergence 
> actually happen, and does convergence lead to divergence? Media industry understands convergence 
> in ways that differ from the perceptions of consumers, who are clearly diverging in the ways they 
> consume media. Media managers are faced with the need to satisfy users? expectations and also 
> undertake convergence as an industrial strategy to achieve economies of scope & scale. Another 
> challenge lies in the development of information systems in media industries that support 
> convergence. Do these also lead to divergence? Does blurring the boundaries between the various 
> distribution platforms let media diverge from the consumer?s point of view? This book will 
> encourage an active discussion around this theme, taking multiple viewpoints into account: a 
> content creator perspective (journalistic or artistic), an information system perspective, the 
> consumer?s expectations, management and technological challenges, as well as market dynamics. 
> In conclusion, can all the challenges of convergence be solved, or does convergence lead to 
> further divergence.
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> Topics of Interest
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> Convergence Issues in the Media Industry and Media Organizations
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> o Media policy and regulatory challenges
> o Cross-platform, cross-country, and converging media policies
> o Convergence versus media market competition and concentration
> o Media products demand and offer, consumers versus producers: diverging convergence?
> o Convergence and managerial challenges in the media industries (TV, radio, news, publishing, music, online)
> o Converging newsrooms, organizational and human resource development
> o Convergence management and leadership
> o Business models and strategies for converging media products and services
> o Impact of social media on convergence processes
> o Branding media in converging environments
> o Marketing and advertising in converging environments
> o Intellectual property rights and royalty management in convergence processes
> o Quality and ethics in converging environments
> o Management, leadership of projects and media organizations for convergence
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Technological Convergence ? Media Business Information Management & Information Systems
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> o Media business information management for convergence
> o Media information system design enabling convergence
> o Business intelligence in converging media environments
> o Knowledge management systems in converging environments
> o Workflow management, operational efficiency and new capturing technologies producing converging services
> o Operational efficiency and cost reduction of converging technologies
> o Cross-media offering, distribution channels and convergence
> o Home platforms, mobility, multi-play and network convergence
> o Systems for management reporting, analysis, and decision support in converging environments
> o Standards to enable technical convergence
> o Data warehousing in converging environments
> o Integration of analogue and digital media productions 
> o Mobile convergence
> o E2E systems and solutions in converging media environments
> o Production processes for convergence
> o Asset management and metadata enabling convergence
> o E2E systems, infrastructures and solutions
> o Collaborative media productions and convergence
> o Integration of analogue and digital media production and distribution
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Convergence Issues from a Consumer, HCI, Experience Perspective
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> o Quality of Experience (QoE)
> o Customer service/relation management (CRM) and analytics 
> o Audience and consumer research within convergence processes
> o Convergence versus personalized and individualized media products offerings
> o Convergence and consumer loyalty aspects, consumer targeting, niche audiences, and new revenue streams
> o Changing aesthetics of media in times of convergence
> o Human centred and user friendly computing and interaction
> o New technologies for consumer studies and research
> o User experience, user innovation and convergence
> o User experience, user innovation and convergence
> o Social impact
> o Security and privacy in a converging environment
> o Human computer interaction and experience design enabling convergence
> o Understanding the audience, audience trends, and audience statistics in converging eco-systems
> o and experience Tools, systems, theories, and techniques to understand, create and design interactivity
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> Convergence in Practice: Applications, Services, and Eco-Systems
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> o Converging service economy
> o Convergence and sustainability
> o Convergence project management
> o Business information systems
> o Convergence media industry projects (TV, movie, online, and print)
> o Successful and unsuccessful case studies on media convergence
> o End-to-end digital content 
> o Live events
> o Etc.
> We strongly welcome other topic suggestions dealing with convergence on a managerial, 
> information system, and consumer level beyond the topics suggested above.
> ==========================================================================================
> Schedule & Deadlines
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> * 1st December 2012
> Notification for intending to contribute with a book chapter to help us in the 
> review process planning of the book (author team, preliminary title, and very brief abstract of 
> max. 250 words)
> * 31st January 2013
> 1st manuscript version (also authors who did not notify us to intend to contribute are invited 
> to submit)
> * 1st March 2013 
> Review comments for 1st manuscript version and notification of acceptance
> * 31st May 2013 2nd manuscript version that should include several review comments and final notification of 
> acceptance
> * 1st July 2013 Final manuscript
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> Manuscript Preparation
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> * please follow the manuscript formatting guidelines below, and only submit the original version 
> (in Microsoft word) with the submission system
> * each final manuscript should be 15-20 pages long (depending on the number of submissions longer 
> manuscripts will also be accepted)
> * Please prepare your manuscript according the following guidelines: 
> http://www.springer.com/authors/book+authors?SGWID=0-154102-12-417900-0
> * Manuscript submission website: 
> http://www.tut.fi/emmi/Submissions/2012ConvergenceBook/
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> Stay Informed
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> Email-list: https://listmail.tut.fi/mailman/listinfo/emmi-convergence 
> Questions: lartur@acm.org (mailto:lartur@acm.org) (please cc to: emmi-convergence@listmail.tut.fi (mailto:emmi-convergence@listmail.tut.fi))
> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConvergentDivergence/
> br,
> Artur
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