IJSHC aims at leading multidisciplinary research and practice on the critical themes of the human and society. With the main emphasis placed on the demonstration of innovations and new approaches to the deployment of information and communication for human-centric and society-sensitive systems, IJSHC actively promotes a dialogue for developing a better world. IJSHC investigates computing approaches to humanity’s and society’s agendas, and provides a publication outlet for a new emerging discipline which stands in the converging domains of high tech technologies, intelligent systems and human-sensitive, context-aware experiences. In this journal, Social and Humanistic Computing stands for an holistic approach to human/social-centric design of pervasive, ubiquitous systems, providing and supporting a new era of human/social experience that goes beyond the traditional perceptions of the interaction of humans with IT and IS. Indeed, IJSHC exploits social and humanistic research for the provision of high-tech services and human-centric systems.