Past, Present and Future of Research in the Information Society

Editors: Shrum, W., Benson, K., Bijker, W., Brunnstein, K. (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Promise and Practice of Open Access to E-Science

    Paul Wouters, et al.

    Pages

  • ICT for Development: Illusions, Promises, Challenges, and Realizations

    Alvaro de Miranda, Dirk-Jan Peet, Karel F. Mulder, Paul Arthur Berkman, Thomas F. Ruddy, Werner Pillmann, Marcus Antonius Ynalvez, Wiebe E. Bijker

    Pages 13-31

  • History of ICT

    Rick Duque, Martin Collins, Janet Abbate, Celso Candido Azambuja, Mikael Snaprud

    Pages 33-45

  • The Origin and Early Development of the Internet and of the Netizen: Their Impact on Science and Society

    Ronda Hauben, Jay Hauben, Werner Zorn, Kilnam Chon, Anders Ekeland

    Pages 47-62

  • ICT and Development

    Dipak Khakhar, Bernard Cornu, Jan Wibe, Paolo Brunello

    Pages 63-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Past, Present and Future of Research in the Information Society
Editors
  • Wesley Shrum
  • Keith Benson
  • Wiebe Bijker
  • Klaus Brunnstein
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-47650-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-47650-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-32722-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4097-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations
Topics