Call: Chapters for Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society

Call for Chapters
Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society
Editor: Steven John Thompson, (UMUC)

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 1, 2015
Full Chapters Due: December 15, 2015


Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society lays the foundation for current research and exploration in cyborg theory and practice, and sets the stage for cyborg inquiry and participation in an academic platform. The project idea comes from my edited book on human enhancement technologies, where scientists, laymen, philosophers, and other explorers converge on the fringe of cybernetics related to human-machine integration and sentience. Some prospective authors may be colleagues from my book and recognized experts in the field. Active association support will be established for this book prior to its publication, possibly from organizations and associations dedicated to robotics, cybernetics, and artificial intelligence.


Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society will publish high-quality, anonymously peer-reviewed essays that explore universal concerns, ethics, objectives, and principles in aspects of emergent technologies related to human-machines, machine-humans, their cyber-relatives, and the proliferation of cyborg activity, culture, engineering, society, and technology. Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society will include groundbreaking and exploratory author contributions from engineers, practitioners, researchers, scholars, scientists, theorists, and technologists who work closely — theoretically or in practice — with select emergent technologies, synthetic biological sciences, military advancements, robotics engineering, nanoscience technologies, and related allied research interests. The book provides a forum for the cybernetics field in critical emerging technologies, including research into design, engineering, and technological aspects of cyborg creation and existence alongside humankind for issues in their potential acceptance, participation, policy, governance, and requisite socialization between individualization and corporate, global, networked, mechanized human and humanized machine experiences.

Emerging areas of artificial intelligence and robotics are advancing rapidly, with announcements daily related to cyborgology, ensuring the future of the android, cyborg, and robot entities are here to stay. Theoretical, philosophical, engineering, and practical applications of the technologies merging humankind with machines are being addressed in select, respective periodicals and blogs, including Cyborgology, Cyborg Culture, Stop the Cyborgs, and dozens of books on artificial intelligence, cybernetics, nanosciences, robotics, and synthetic biologies. Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society is capable of rescuing existing research and literature — along with hundreds of growing publications on personal and academic blogs, possibly with some exploratory transhumanist organizations and data in robotics journals dedicated largely to allied fields — through strong provision of a dedicated book for serious topical inquiry and address of all existing and emerging cyborg-related studies issues today.

Target Audience

The target audience for this book will be composed of researchers, professors, graduate students, practitioners, and professionals in academe, and scientists, designers, and technologists in corporate industries who will find value in inquiry into cyborg studies. Persons engaged in academic course offerings associated with bioinformatics, cybernetics, robotics, and synthetic biology will benefit, as will scholars engaged in study of metasystems, new artificial life, and robotics. This book will merge some of the leading disciplinary voices into a singular compelling voice of inquiry on the development of Handbook of Research on Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support for executives concerned with management of cyborg expertise, knowledge, information and organizational development in different types of work communities and health environments.

Recommended Topics

Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics:

  • Theory and Definition
    • Body and Machine
    • Creation and Machination
    • Enhancement and Modification
    • Technical Engineering Issues
    • Applications and Uses in Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society
  • Creation and Psychosocial Assimilation
    • Culture
    • Current Artificial Intelligence Initiatives
    • Mental Health and Psychology
    • Society
    • Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in the Media
    • Technological Advances and Concerns
  • Ethics and Philosophy
    • Attributes and Consequences of Bionic Implants and Related Interfaces
    • Core Human Enhancement Technology Concerns
    • Human Rights and Requisite Modifications for Societal Controls
    • Android, Cyborg, and Robot Values and Freedoms of Expression
    • Metaphysical Moments
    • Ethics in Health and Safety Concerns
  • Policy and Regulation
    • Species Control and Potential Societal Threat
    • Intimacies with Corporations, Governments, and Military Axes
    • Issues in Development
    • Trends in Human-Machine Control, Governance, and Policy Issues
  • Cyborgology, Cyborgenics, Robotics, and Neuronics
    • Access, Availability, and Privilege Afforded Human to Machine Alteration
    • Corporate Technological Production and Purposed Results
    • Pervasive Human-Machine Ubiquity
    • Current Trends in Androidology, Cyborgenics, and Robotics
    • Participation in The Collective Hive of Perpetually Networked Humans and Machines

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 1, 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 August 15, 2015, about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters of 12,000-14,000 words are expected to be submitted by December 15, 2015, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. 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 Androids, Cyborgs, and Robots in Contemporary Culture and Society. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

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.

Book Series

For release in the Advances in Computational Intelligence and Robotics Book Series
ISSN: 2327-0411

While intelligence is traditionally a term applied to humans and human cognition, technology has progressed in such a way to allow for the development of intelligent systems able to simulate many human traits. With this new era of simulated and artificial intelligence, much research is needed in order to continue to advance the field and also to evaluate the ethical and societal concerns of the existence of artificial life and machine learning.

The Advances in Computational Intelligence and Robotics (ACIR) Book Series encourages scholarly discourse on all topics pertaining to evolutionary computing, artificial life, computational intelligence, machine learning, and robotics. ACIR presents the latest research being conducted on diverse topics in intelligence technologies with the goal of advancing knowledge and applications in this rapidly evolving field.

Important Dates

August 1, 2015: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
December 15, 2015: Full Chapter Submissio
February 28, 2016: Review Results Returned to Authors
April 15, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification
May 15, 2016: Final Chapter Submission


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