******************************* Sent at the request of Egan J Chernoff. ******************************* CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of The Mathematics Enthusiast on:
Risk - Mathematical or Otherwise
Guest Editor: Egan J Chernoff (@MatthewMaddux), University of Saskatchewan, Canada
'Risk' is an established domain of research in various academic disciplines (e.g., mathematics, statistics, probability, economics, engineering, political science, business, earth science, health science, computer science, psychology, sociology, and law). Currently, however, risk is not (aside from notable exceptions) similarly established in the field of mathematics education. Recognizing that (1) risk can be defined in numerous ways; (2) risk is an interdisciplinary domain of research; (3) the field of mathematics education, historically, has drawn upon research from other academic disciplines; and (4) The Mathematics Enthusiast is eclectic in nature, this special issue aims to cement risk as an established domain of research in mathematics education (and other academic disciplines). To achieve this goal, this call for papers invites individuals from various academic disciplines - especially those in the field of mathematics education - to submit articles for this broad-based, interdisciplinary special issue on risk, that is, 'Risk - Mathematical or Otherwise'.
At present, risk, in the field of mathematics education, tends to fall under the purview of research in the (interrelated) domains of probability, statistics, and psychology. Further, as detailed in a recent title in the "Advances in Mathematics Education" series, Probabilistic Thinking: Presenting Plural Perspectives, we sit at the dawn of a new era of research, an era that risk will help shape - perhaps even define. Given the former and the latter, this special issue aspires not only to further investigate established research threads pertaining to risk, but, also, to identify and investigate, that is, extend the purview, of risk research in the field of mathematics education and beyond. As such, the editor of this special issue, Egan J Chernoff, invites articles that present original work on a wide range of topics. Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to): risk assessment, analysis, perception, modeling, intelligence, communication, theory, and philosophy; the teaching and learning of risk (in various academic disciplines); social and cultural interpretations of risk; decision theory; uncertainty; and, Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest. In particular, articles that incorporate risk with major areas of research in the field of mathematics education are especially welcomed. Ultimately, articles that address risk, mathematical or otherwise, will be entertained for this special issue.
Those individuals interested in contributing to this Special Issue of The Mathematics Enthusiast, Vol. 12, no. 1 & 2 (April 2015), 'Risk - Mathematical or Otherwise', are invited to respond to this open call for papers by submitting a 500 word abstract, including (1) a working title, (2) identification (i.e., names, affiliations, and email addresses) of all contributing authors, and (3) 5 to 10 keywords. Abstracts are to be forwarded (electronically) to Egan J Chernoff at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com (or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com) by (preferably prior to) August 15th, 2014. Abstracts will be considered and decisions made by August 31st, 2014 (or prior), with full papers due November 1st, 2014. The Special Issue 12(1 & 2) will be published in April 2015. Please visit the journal website at <http://www.math.umt.edu/TMME/>http://www.math.umt.edu/TMME/.