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Special Issue on Internet of Things (IoT) in Information Management

Special issue call for papers from Library Hi Tech

Library Hi Tech features articles which explore new tools for managing and giving access to information, innovative ways of understanding interactions with users in both digital and hybrid environments, and unconventional approaches to library and information environments. Library Hi Tech will publish a special issue dedicated to the topic of “Internet of Things in Information Management” in 2018.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term that has been introduced in recent years to describe objects that are able to communicate via the Internet. IoT is an emerging Internet-based information architecture that can be employed to facilitate information flow in global information networks. With the assumption that objects have digital functionality and can be identified and tracked automatically, IoT can dramatically streamline how the information will be managed. The significance of IoT to information management including integrated library systems and networking, security, automation systems, architecture and technology, based on IoT, has been emphasized. As IoT will have an impact on the global information networks, many new opportunities in applying IoT to information management can be foreseen in near future.

In this evolving process, IoT and their related supporting platforms have to be rapidly formed and designed in order to meet different demands. There are many research issues needed to be addressed. These issues have been the attractive topics at a series of related conferences organized by IEEE, IFIP, ACM, and other societies including Confenis Series (2016 Vienna, Austria), IEEE SMC International Conference on Enterprise Systems (2016 Melbourne, Australia; 2017 Beijing, China), IEEE SMC 2016 (Budapest, Hungary), and ICIICII 2016 (Wuhan, China),etc.
The purpose of the Special Issue is to report on the state-of-the-art of, and emerging trends in, research and practice in IoT in information management. It provides a premier forum for researchers to present research results in all areas related to architecture, design, implementation, application, and evaluation of IoT as it is permeating and integrating into information management environment and daily life.

Therefore, we would welcome original contributions on significant research findings, reflecting advanced technological research and applications in the field, and state-of-the-art survey papers and reviews on future directions of IoT. Each paper will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two qualified expert reviewers. The Guest Editorial Team includes Dr. Li Da Xu (Old Dominion University, USA), Dr. Zhuo Zou (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), and Dr. Sohail Chaudhry (Villanova University, USA).
Library Hi Tech is a research journal. The journal is abstracted or indexed in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, and other major sources. Further information regarding the journal can be found on the journal web site here.

Special Issue submissions should be made through ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at


Submissions Due:                       December 1, 2017
Initial Acceptance Notification:       March 31, 2018
Final/revised manuscript due:        May 31, 2018