Human Choice and Computers: Issues of Choice and Quality of Life in the Information Society / Edition 1

Human Choice and Computers: Issues of Choice and Quality of Life in the Information Society / Edition 1

by Klaus Brunnstein
     
 

The developments of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are not always continuous but may be influenced and shaped by unforeseen events and are therefore difficult to predict and control. This applies especially to the impacts of September 11 (2001) events on how ICT is used in economic and public applications. But even under pressures of terrorist

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The developments of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are not always continuous but may be influenced and shaped by unforeseen events and are therefore difficult to predict and control. This applies especially to the impacts of September 11 (2001) events on how ICT is used in economic and public applications. But even under pressures of terrorist actions, it is essential that Human Choice dominate how Information and Communication Technologies are shaped, applied and used.
Human Choice and Computers: Issues of Choice and Quality of Life in the Information Society presents different views about how terrorist actions are influencing political and social discussions and decisions, and it covers questions related to legitimacy and power in the Information Society. Ethical principles are important guidelines for responsible behavior of IT professionals. But even under strong external pressure, long ranging aspects such as education and the roles of developing countries in the Information Society are important to discuss, especially to enable all to actively participate in information processes.
The topics covered in this book include:

-Quality of Life and Quality of Working Life;
-Ethics and Social Accountability in the Information Society;
-Responsibility of IT Professionals;
-Legitimacy, Legality and Power in the Information Society;
-Roles of Developing Countries in the Information Society;
-Education and Social Impact;
-History of Computing;
-New Horizons of the Information Society;
-UNESCO Panels: "Information for All" and "Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace".

This volume contains the edited proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC-6), which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in conjunction with the 17th IFIP World Computer Congress in Montréal, Québec, Canada in August 2002. As with the five preceding conferences, starting with HCC-1 in 1974, IFIP's Technical Committee 9 has continued to set the agenda for human choices and human actions vis-à-vis computers.

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ISBN-13:
9781402071850
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
08/31/2002
Series:
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Series, #98
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. 1. Quality of Life and Quality of Working Life No. 1. Critical Professional Discourses About Information and Communications Technologies and Social Life in the U.S.; R. Kling. Does the Internet Promote Democracy? C.C. Gotlieb. 2. Quality of Life and Quality of Working Life No. 2. Theoretical Perspective on the Interplay Between ICT and Quality of Life; G. Bradley. Using Technology to Help the Citizen Enrollment; M.C. Pessoa, et al. Information and Communication Technology and the Home Environment; A. Sloane. 3. History of Computing. Some Great Myths of the History of Computing; J.A.N Lee. Roots of Computing in Austria - Contributions of the IBM Vienna Laboratory and Changes of Paradigms and Priorities in Information Technology; K. Walk. 4. Ethics and Social Accountability in the Information Society No. 1. Self-regulation: Content, Legitimacy and Efficiency - Governance and Ethics; J. Berleur, et al. Trust, Corruption, and Surveillance in the Electronic Workplace; J. Wecker. Ethics and Learning - From State Regulation towards Reflexive Self-Regulation of the Information Society; T. Dedeurwaerdere. 5. Ethics and Social Accountability in the Information Society No. 2. Computer Augmented Research and Scientific Misconduct; W. Coy. The Security Aspect of Information Society as a Global Biocultural System; L.Z. Karvalics. Choice and Responsibility: The Delegation of Decision Making to Intelligent Software Agents; C. Dowling, P. Nicholson. 6. Responsibility of IT Professionals. Responsibility and the Work of IT-Professionals: From Academia to Practice; P. Bittner, E. Hornecker. 7. Legitimacy, Legality and Power in the Information Society: September 11 Fallout: Social Implications of Terrorist Attacks. Is the Enemy Us? – New Threats to Privacy, Freedom of Information and Civil Liberties in the Age of Terrorism; R.S. Rosenberg. National Identification Schemes (Nids): A Remedy Against Terrorist Attack? A. Clement, et al. A Classification of Biometric Applications Wanted by Politics: Passports, Person Tracking and Fight Against Terror; A. Broemme. 8. Panel Discussion. Preventing Privacy Attacks and CyberCrime in the Mobile Internet? S. Fischer-Huebner, et al. 9.Roles of Developing Countries in the Information Society. Towards a Framework for Sustainable Knowledge Management in Organisations in Developing Countries; A. Okunoye. Adapting Global Practices Locally: A Perspective on IT Implementation in a Developing Country Context; A. Bada, et al. Technology and Learning Societies in the New Millennium (Indian Context): Content, Practice and Management; M.P. Thapliyal, K. Subramanian. 10. Education and Social Impact. Quality of Working Life, Knowledge-Intensive Work Processes and Creative Learning Organisations: Information Processing. Paradigm versus Self-Organisation Theory; K. Fuchs-Kittowski, F. Fuchs-Kittowski. Understanding the Process of Information systems and ICT Curriculum development. Three Models; A. Tatnall, B. Davey. Cultural Differences of Female Enrollment in Tertiary Education in Computer Science; B. Schinzel. 11. New Horizons of the Information Society. A Radical Scandinavian ("Øresundsk") Approach to Inquiring Organizations – A Critique of ICT in Knowledge Management; M.S. Lundin, L.B. Rasmussen. Sustainable Development and the Information Society; L. Hilty. 12. UNESCO Panel Sessions. "Information for All" Programme; P. Quéau, et al. Draft Recommendations "Concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace"; UNESCO International Group of Experts. Index.

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