Past, Present and Future of Research in the Information Society
Shrum, W., Benson, K., Bijker, W., Brunnstein, K. (Eds.)
2007, XIII, 273 p.
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Past, Present and Future of Research in the Information Society examines the role of research and the production of knowledge in the information society, with special emphasis on developing areas of the world. Core issues of the book lie at the intersection of computer science and engineering, information and communication technologies, the World Wide Web, and development.
Topics include: understanding the digital divide in science and engineering; devising specific programs designed to reduce this divide; accounting for the informational challenges presented in an environment with many world leaders and policy makers present; and examining the relationships between academic, government, civil society, and the private sector that brought about the development of today’s information society.
This volume is based on a three-day conference connected with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This work is designed for a professional audience, composed of researchers and practitioners in industry. This book is also suitable for graduate-level students in computer science, engineering and sociology.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Benson - Bijker - Future - Information - Internet - Origin - Past, Present and Future - Research - Shrum - Society - Web - computer science - information society - search engine marketing (SEM) - technology
Introduction: Learning from the Past, Present and Future.- ICT for Development: Illusions, Promises, Challenges, and Realizations.- History of ICT.- The Origin and Early Development of the Internet and of the Netizen: Their Impact on Science and Society.- ICT and Development.- Roles of ICT in the Information Society.- International Collaborations Through the Internet.- University Relations for Capacity Building—Highlights of HP’s Program.- Women & ICT: Education and Employment Issues and Opportunities in Developing Countries.- Promise and Practice of Open Access to E-Science.- Gaining and Sustaining Access to Science Findings.- Publishing and Disseminating Science Findings.- Information Access and Issues of Bandwidth.- Global Internet Research.- Science and ICT in China.- ICT and the Kerala Model.- Research Process and Connectivity in the Information Society.