Scope and Purpose
It is widely acknowledged that organizations have suffered a large evolution at the social, economic and technological levels where the traditional barriers of transferring information and knowledge have been progressively eliminated. This evolution allowed the elimination of silos, the breaking down of hierarchies, the connection of internal and external stakeholders and the empowering of employees. In this context, the integration of technological innovations, such as Big Data – Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Connectivity, and Social, the four pillars of digital transformation, in business practice can enable significant competitive advantage.
According to Earley Information Science digital transformation (DT), is today a top priority for executives, being that (1) 125000 enterprises expect revenue from their digital initiatives to increase by 80% by 2020; (2) DT initiatives will more than double by 2020, from 22% to almost 50% and, (3) only 27% of businesses have a coherent digital strategy for creating customer value in place.
The main purpose of digital transformation is to obtain benefits of digital technologies, such as productivity improvements, cost reductions and innovation. Nevertheless, for these results to be achieved, a total organizational commitment is required.
From the organizations’ point of view, DT can be seen as a deep and accelerating transformation with regard to processes, activities, competencies and models, in order to take advantage of the changes and opportunities offered by the inclusion of digital technologies into an organization. However, this advantage is only possible if the information systems of the organizations are aligned with these new technologies.
Thus, the Future Generation Computer Systems journal is seeking manuscripts for a special issue entitled “Big Data, Cloud, Mobile and Social in Digital transformation”. This issue will have as broad a scope as possible with respect how DT can be used to attain this goal. We also would like to attract papers that discuss the impact of the DT in the everyday life citizens, enterprises and governments.
This special issue will include full-papers resulting from:
Extended papers presented at the WorldCist\’18 – 6th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (http://www.worldcist.org) to be held at Naples, Italy, 27 – 29 March 2018. For this special issue will be selected some best papers from the tracks “A) Information and Knowledge Management (IKM)”; “D) Software Systems, Architectures, Applications and Tools (SSAAT)”; “H) Big Data Analytics and Applications (BDAA)”.
Other original research contributions focusing on the aims and scope of this special issue.
For papers presented at the above-mentioned conference, the updated version must cite and significantly extend the original one.
Timeline for the special issue:
Call issued: December 2017
Deadline for papers: 31 May 2018
Reviews returned: 31 July 2018
Revised papers submitted: 31 August 2018
Final papers due: 30 September 2018
Special issue published: October of 2018
Guidelines for submission
The length of each manuscript is limited to twenty-five double-spaced pages (about 8,000 words) including abstract, figures and references. Manuscripts should be written in Microsoft Word or RTF format and follow the guidelines described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
Please submit the manuscripts via the journal\’s online submission and peer-review systems at http://ees.elsevier.com/fgcs Submitted manuscripts will be subject to an editorial and anonymous peer-review process, as is standard for the Future Generation Computer Systems. To be considered for publication, manuscripts should be received no later than May 31, 2018.
Questions concerning this special issue, manuscripts for submission, and requests for a copyright release form (which should be submitted with manuscripts) should be directed to the Guests Editors. Please include “FGCS manuscript” in subject line of emails.
Prof. Dr. Fernando Moreira
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 514
Prof. Dr. Álvaro Rocha
Universidade de Coimbra
Pólo II – Pinhal de Marrocos
Prof. Dr. Ramiro Gonçalves
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Quinta de Prados
5000-801 Vila Real