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Call for Book Chapters - HOMELAND SEC 2015 : Handbook of Research on Homeland Security Threats and Countermeasures


When Jun 30, 2015 - Nov 30, 2015
Where N/A
Abstract Registration Due Jun 30, 2015
Submission Deadline Aug 3, 2015
Notification Due Oct 30, 2015
Final Version Due Nov 30, 2015
Categories    homeland security   cyber security   security   threats

Call For Papers

Maurice Dawson, University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015
Full Chapters Due: August 30, 2015

This handbook of research will explore multiple aspects of homeland security and countermeasures in today's society. This book provides insights on the current issues surrounding homeland security threats such as cyber terrorism, natural disasters, border control, civil liberties, unmanned systems and more. Additionally, countermeasures such as network security, law enforcement, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber security, and physical security will be explored. Researchers, practitioners, and professionals will benefit from this publication’s broad perspective.

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will be written for professionals and researchers who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of trust at different levels of homeland security and associated countermeasures.

Target Audience:
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of homeland security, cyber security, and intelligence analysis, e.g. military studies, computer science, security engineering, disaster recovery, business continuity, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support from practitioners and academia in order to highlight the most debateful aspects in the field.

Recommended Topics:
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Military intelligence
Cyber security
Military defense
Business continuity
Disaster recover planning
Unmanned systems
Network security
Physical security
Economic security
Immigration enforcement
Law enforcement
Cyber terrorism
Transportation security
Human trafficking
International engagement
Border security
Civil rights and civil liberties
Technology transfer and commercialization
Technology management
Information security

Submission Procedure:
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 30, 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 July 30, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 30, 2015. 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 Homeland Security Threats and Countermeasures. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Full chapters may be submitted to this book here: Submit a Chapter

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.

Important Dates:
For new submissions
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015
Chapter Proposal Approval: July 30, 2015
Full chapter Submission: August 30, 2015
Review Results to Authors: October 30, 2015
Revised Chapter Submission: November 30, 2015
Final Acceptance Notifications: December 15, 2015

For enhanced submissions:
Enhanced chapter submission: June 30, 2015
Review Enhanced Material: June 30-July 30, 2015
Final Deadline for all Materials to IGI: January 30, 2016

Inquires can be forwarded to electronically (Word document):
Dr. Maurice Dawson
University of Missouri- St. Louis
Department of Information Systems
College of Business Administration
228 Express Scripts Hall
One University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400 USA
Phone: +1-314-516-6288
Email: &

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