[robotics-worldwide] [news] Call for Chapters: Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society]

thompson stevethompson at w8r.com
Thu Jul 2 13:42:40 PDT 2015


Book: Handbook of  Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in
Contemporary Culture and Society
Editor: Steven John Thompson, (UMUC)
Call for Chapters Proposal Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015
Full Chapters Due: December 15, 2015
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 Introduction
 Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary
Culture and Society lays the foundation for current research and
exploration in cyborg theory and practice, and sets the stage for cyborg
inquiry and participation in an academic platform. The project idea
comes from my edited book on human enhancement technologies, where
scientists, laymen, philosophers, and other explorers converge on the
fringe of cybernetics related to human-machine integration and
sentience. Some prospective authors may be colleagues from my book and
recognized experts in the field. Active association support will be
established for this book prior to its publication, possibly from
organizations and associations dedicated to robotics, cybernetics, and
artificial intelligence.

 Objective
 Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary
Culture and Society will publish high-quality, anonymously peer-reviewed
essays that explore universal concerns, ethics, objectives, and
principles in aspects of emergent technologies related to
human-machines, machine-humans, their cyber-relatives, and the
proliferation of cyborg activity, culture, engineering, society, and
technology. Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in
Contemporary Culture and Society will include groundbreaking and
exploratory author contributions from engineers, practitioners,
researchers, scholars, scientists, theorists, and technologists who work
closely -- theoretically or in practice -- with select emergent
technologies, synthetic biological sciences, military advancements,
robotics engineering, nanoscience technologies, and related allied
research interests. The book provides a forum for the cybernetics field
in critical emerging technologies, including research into design,
engineering, and technological aspects of cyborg creation and existence
alongside humankind for issues in their potential acceptance,
participation, policy, governance, and requisite socialization between
individualization and corporate, global, networked, mechanized human and
humanized machine experiences.

 Emerging areas of artificial intelligence and robotics are advancing
rapidly, with announcements daily related to cyborgology, ensuring the
future of the android, cyborg, and robot entities are here to stay.
Theoretical, philosophical, engineering, and practical applications of
the technologies merging humankind with machines are being addressed in
select, respective periodicals and blogs, including Cyborgology, Cyborg
Culture, Stop the Cyborgs, and dozens of books on artificial
intelligence, cybernetics, nanosciences, robotics, and synthetic
biologies. Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in
Contemporary Culture and Society is capable of rescuing existing
research and literature -- along with hundreds of growing publications
on personal and academic blogs, possibly with some exploratory
transhumanist organizations and data in robotics journals dedicated
largely to allied fields -- through strong provision of a dedicated book
for serious topical inquiry and address of all existing and emerging
cyborg-related studies issues today.

 Target Audience
 The target audience for this book will be composed of researchers,
professors, graduate students, practitioners, and professionals in
academe, and scientists, designers, and technologists in corporate
industries who will find value in inquiry into cyborg studies. Persons
engaged in academic course offerings associated with bioinformatics,
cybernetics, robotics, and synthetic biology will benefit, as will
scholars engaged in study of metasystems, new artificial life, and
robotics. This book will merge some of the leading disciplinary voices
into a singular compelling voice of inquiry on the development of
Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary
Culture and Society. Moreover, the book will provide insights and
support for executives concerned with management of cyborg expertise,
knowledge, information and organizational development in different types
of work communities and health environments.

 Recommended Topics
 Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics:
 Theory and Definition
 * Body and Machine
 * Creation and Machination
 * Enhancement and Modification
 * Technical Engineering Issues
 * Applications and Uses in Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society
 Creation and Psychosocial Assimilation
 * Culture
 * Current Artificial Intelligence Initiatives
 * Mental Health and Psychology
 * Society
 * Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in the Media
 * Technological Advances and Concerns
 Ethics and Philosophy
 * Attributes and Consequences of Bionic Implants and Related Interfaces
 * Core Human Enhancement Technology Concerns
 * Human Rights and Requisite Modifications for Societal Controls
 * Android, Cyborg, and Robot Values and Freedoms of Expression
 * Metaphysical Moments
 * Ethics in Health and Safety Concerns
 Policy and Regulation
 * Species Control and Potential Societal Threat
 * Intimacies with Corporations, Governments, and Military Axes
 * Issues in Development
 * Trends in Human-Machine Control, Governance, and Policy Issues
 Cyborgology, Cyborgenics, Robotics, and Neuronics
 * Access, Availability, and Privilege Afforded Human to Machine
Alteration
 * Corporate Technological Production and Purposed Results
 * Pervasive Human-Machine Ubiquity
 * Current Trends in Androidology, Cyborgenics, and Robotics
 * Participation in The Collective Hive of Perpetually Networked Humans
and Machines

 Submission Procedure
 Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August
1, 2015, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining
the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be
notified by August 15, 2015, about the status of their proposals and
sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters of 12,000-14,000 words are
expected to be submitted by December 15, 2015, and all interested
authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at
http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/
prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a
double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve
as reviewers for this project.

 Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts
submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Androids,
Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society. All manuscripts
are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

 All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM
online submission manager.

 Publisher
 This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea
Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information
Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical
Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and
“Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in
publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases
featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas
including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and
healthcare, business and management, information science and technology,
engineering, public administration, library and information science,
media and communication studies, and environmental science. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit
www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in
2016.

 Book Series
 For release in the Advances in Computational Intelligence and Robotics
Book Series
 ISSN: 2327-0411

 While intelligence is traditionally a term applied to humans and human
cognition, technology has progressed in such a way to allow for the
development of intelligent systems able to simulate many human traits.
With this new era of simulated and artificial intelligence, much
research is needed in order to continue to advance the field and also to
evaluate the ethical and societal concerns of the existence of
artificial life and machine learning.

 The Advances in Computational Intelligence and Robotics (ACIR) Book
Series encourages scholarly discourse on all topics pertaining to
evolutionary computing, artificial life, computational intelligence,
machine learning, and robotics. ACIR presents the latest research being
conducted on diverse topics in intelligence technologies with the goal
of advancing knowledge and applications in this rapidly evolving field.

 Important Dates
 August 1, 2015: Proposal Submission Deadline
 August 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
 December 15, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
 February 28, 2016: Review Results Returned to Authors
 April 15, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification
 May 15, 2016: Final Chapter Submission

 Inquiries
 Steven John Thompson (UMUC)
 sjt at jhu.edu | thompson at dartmouth.edu
You may also access the call at
http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1863.




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