Angel A. Juan & Meritxell Roca
ajuanp(@), mrocasa(@)
Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain

  Thanasis Daradoumis
Dep. of Cultural Technology and Communication
University of the Aegean, Greece

Scott E. Grasman
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA

Javier Faulin
Dep. Statistics and Operations Research
Public University of Navarre, Spain


Updated December 21st, 2010

Call for Chapters for IGI Book

IGI call-for-chapters on this book

Collaborative and Distributed E-Research: Innovations in Technologies, Strategies and Applications

  • 2-5 Page Proposal Deadline: January 30th, 2011 (hard deadline)
  • Book Title: Collaborative and Distributed E-Research: Innovations in Technologies, Strategies and Applications
  • Keywords: Collaborative and Distributed e-Research, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Internet-based Knowledge Communities, Scientific Social Networks.
  • A book to be published by IGI Global
  • Editors:
    Angel Juan*; Thanasis Daradoumis, Meritxell RocaScott Grasman; Javier Faulin
    Computer Science Department / Internet Interdisciplinary Institute
    Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
    Rambla Poblenou, 156, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
    Tef.: +34 933 263 627
    Fax: +34 939 568 822


Collaborative and Distributed E-Research (CDER) refers to the use of the Internet and Information Technologies (ITs) in general to develop international and distributed scientific research. In a global world, researchers and research groups do not have to limit themselves to geographic or temporal regions and zones. On the contrary, they have now the opportunity to use ITs to collaborate, without physical interaction, with other researchers and groups from different parts of the planet. Benefits of collaborative e-research are evident, just to name a few: researchers can interact and share knowledge with other remote researchers with similar interests without having to move from one country to another; international knowledge communities or social science networks can be easily and quickly configured; participation in foreign research projects is promoted; PhD and Master theses can be co-advised by several senior researchers from different institutions; and so forth. Therefore, there is little doubt that ITs, and particularly the Internet, are becoming a decisive tool in the international research arena and, in fact, they are changing the way scientific research is performed worldwide. 


The main purpose of this text is two-fold: (1) to provide insight and understanding into practical and methodological issues related to collaborative e-research, and (2) to provide insight and understanding into current and future trends regarding how research is performed over the Internet and what technology is being employed. In particular, the objectives of this book are:
  • To identify and publish worldwide best practices regarding Collaborative and Distributed e-Research at international level.
  • To share theoretical or applied models and systems used in Computer Supported Collaborative Research, including the use of computer-supported collaborative research for international research projects.
  • To forecast emerging technologies and tendencies regarding Collaborative and Distributed e-Research and e-research management systems.
  • To provide the academic community with a base text that could serve as a reference in research on Computer Supported Collaborative Research.
  • To present up-to-date research work on how the WWW is changing international research experiences and practices in a global and web-based world.


The text will be useful for academics and professionals involved in Collaborative and Distributed e-Research, international research centers, collaborative software developers as well as instructors implementing courses in computer-supported collaborative work.

The text will also be potentially useful for senior year undergraduate or graduate studies in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Technologies.

  • Computer supported collaborative research
  • Collaborative and distributed e-research
  • Computer supported collaborative learning/work
  • Internet- and web-based research
  • Groupware for collaborative e-research
  • Research management systems
  • Scientific social networks for research
  • Internet-based knowledge communities
  • International experiences and case studies on CSCR
  • Best practices and strategies for efficient CSCR
  • Benefits, challenges and future trends in CSCR
  • Human-computer interaction in collaborative e-research
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis in CSCR
  • Monitoring and assessment of collaborative e-research


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 30th, 2011, a 2-5 page manuscript proposal (MS Word) clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified about the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 15, 2011. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded by e-mail to ajuanp(@)


The book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global,, publisher of the IGI Publishing (formerly Idea Group Publishing), Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference), and Medical Information Science Reference imprints.

  • 2-5 Page Proposal Deadline: January 30th, 2011 (hard deadline)
  • Full Chapters Deadline: March 15, 2011
  • Review Results: May 31, 2011
  • Revised Chapters Deadline: June 30, 2011
  • Notification of final acceptation/rejection: July 30, 2011
  • Print-ready manuscript: August 15, 2011

  • Coming soon