Topical Collection: Earth & Environmental Sciences- Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Sustainable Rural Development

This Topical Collection encourages submission of manuscripts focused on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications in Sustainable Rural Development. We welcome original research papers, case studies, review articles that aim to enhance the knowledge of the scientific community but also provide valuable information on ICT implementation includes sensor development, Internet of Thinking (IoT), Data Mining, Data Analytics, Drone Technology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Geo-tagging,  towards applications in Sustainable Rural Development aspects in particular natural resource management, food & agriculture, infrastructure, socio-economic implementation towards poverty elevation, accountability and transparency in various schemes, Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) achievement, financial inclusion, labour migration, gender-specific aspects and policy implications etc.

Guest editors

  • Dr. Vankata Ravibabu Mandla
  • Prof. Kamal Jain
  • Dr. Xuan Zhu
  • Dr. Nagaveni Chokkavarapu

Papers must describe original research and must not be simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

All submissions should follow the instructions available at:

Authors can directly submit their papers at During the submission procedure, please select the title of this Topical Collection from the section/category (drop down menu) in Editorial Manager.