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[ecrea] Call for Chapters First Deadline: Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society

Fri Jul 03 19:12:04 GMT 2015

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.

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 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.

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 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

Steven John Thompson (UMUC)
(sjt /at/ | (thompson /at/

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