Information and Communication Technologies and Sustainable Development call for papers – deadline 1 March 2008

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Information, Communication & Society

Information and Communication Technologies and Sustainable Development

Guest Editors: Gunilla Bradley, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg
Assistant Editor: Robert Bichler, Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg

Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2008
Tentative Publication Date: November, 2008

The objective of this special issue is to discuss current developments in the field of ICTs and Sustainable Development (SD) by providing a forum for both academic researchers and practitioners interested in broadening and deepening the understanding of the sustainability concept. In the discourse on sustainability there has been a shift from a focus on ecological issues towards the inclusion of broader societal issues. The so called ‘Agenda 21’ (1992) in the Rio ‘Earth Summit’ stated four mutually independent dimensions of sustainability: ecological, economic, social, and cultural. Such a perspective becomes especially important if one wants to formulate indicators for sustainability. How did so far, can in principle, and could in future, a more comprehensive approach like this influence the understanding of how ICTs can help foster SD? Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished work, not under consideration for publication elsewhere, with a theory, research or practice focus on the relationship of ICTs and SD. Authors may submit articles up to 7,000 words in length by sending an electronic version preferably in Word to the following address only:

Additional details about the submission guidelines can be found here.