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Sam Goundar

University of the South Pacific


e-Business e-Government e-Commerce e-Learning Service Management Integration Web based Services Semantic Web Social Media Interactive Web Applications Information Communication Technology Global Services

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The turn of the new millennium has seen an explosion of activity around electronic Services (e-Services) in the form of e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Government, and e-Learning, etc. The provision of all possible goods and services electronically via the Internet with the use of Semantic Web technologies has seen a paradigm shift from the traditional brick and mortar location-based services to the ubiquitous provision of goods and services. An understanding of this paradigm shift and the fundamental properties of e-service composition is required in order to take full advantage of the paradigm. e-Services are interactive web applications where the user interaction, provision, and access to any of the services is enabled via the Internet and the user’s web browser. Many organizations and governments recognize e-Services as assets of information, consisting of re-engineered business processes that use information communications technologies and web applications to generate new revenue streams, create efficiencies and provide global services. The primary objective of the book is to be a reference book for scholars, researchers, and practitioners to update their knowledge on methodologies, theoretical analyses, modeling, simulation and empirical studies on e-Services. Chapters on the evolving theory and practice related to e-Services, including e-Business, e-Government, e-Commerce, and e-Learning are intended to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of their uses within the technological, business, management, and organizational domains. The secondary objective of the book is to provide a thorough examination of e-Services with respect to issues of management, governance, trust, privacy, and interoperability. 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: May 20th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: August 9th 2019

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: October 28th 2019

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Expected publication date: December 27th 2019

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About the editor

Sam Goundar

University of the South Pacific

As an academic, Dr. Sam Goundar has been teaching Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT), Management Information Systems (MIS) and Computer Science (CS) over the last 25 years at several universities in a number of countries at all levels. He is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of the South Pacific, Adjunct Lecturer in Information Systems at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and an Affiliate Professor of Information Technology at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Peru (Peru). He was also a Research Fellow with the United Nations University. As a researcher, Dr. Sam Goundar research interests include Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies, Fog Computing, Mobile Cloud Computing, and Cloud Computing, Educational Technology, MOOCs, Artificial Intelligence, ICT in Climate Change, ICT Devices in the Classroom, Using Mobile Devices in Education, e-Government, and Disaster Management. Dr. Sam Goundar is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of ACS, a member of the IITP, New Zealand, Certification Administrator of ETA-I, USA and Past President of the South Pacific Computer Society. He also serves on the IEEE Technical Committee for the Internet of Things, Cloud Communication and Networking, Big Data, Green ICT, Cybersecurity, Business Informatics and Systems, Learning Technology and Smart Cities. Dr. Sam Goundar is a member of the IEEE Technical Society and a panelist with the IEEE Spectrum for Emerging Technologies.

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