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Home Informatics and Telematics: ICT for the Next Billion

Home Informatics and Telematics: ICT for the Next Billion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alladi Venkatesh,Timothy Gonzalves,Andrew Monk,Kathy Buckner
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Home Informatics and Telematics: ICT for the Next Billion by Alladi Venkatesh,Timothy Gonzalves,Andrew Monk,Kathy Buckner Summary

This volume represents the papers reviewed and accepted for the HOIT2007 conference held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in the city of Chennai, India in August 2007. This volume addresses many of the major themes of current interest in the field, with a particular focus on community-based technologies. This comprehensive book is divided into five different sections reflecting the most up-to-date research on computers and society.

Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics

Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andy Sloane
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Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics by Andy Sloane Summary

Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics is an essential reference for both academic and professional researchers in the field of home informatics. The home is a key aspect of society and the widespread use of computers and other information appliances is transforming the way in which we live, work and communicate in the information age. This area of study has seen remarkable growth in the last few years as information technology has encroached into every corner of home and social spheres. The papers selected here cover a growing range of topics, including assistive technology; smart homes; home technology; memory aids; home activity; appliance design; design methodology; time, space and virtual presence; social and ethical aspects; and home activities. This state-of-the-art volume presents the proceedings of the Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics conference held in York, U.K, April 13-15, 2005. This collection will be important not only for home informatics experts and researchers, but also for teachers, administrators, and anyone else seeking to keep up to date in this rapidly emerging field.

Home Informatics and Telematics

Home Informatics and Telematics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andy Sloane,Felix van Rijn
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Home Informatics and Telematics by Andy Sloane,Felix van Rijn Summary

This volume is composed of the best papers submitted to the HOIT2000 conference held in Wolverhampton, U. K. in June 2000. The conference, entitled "IT at home: Virtual influences on everyday life", and the papers reflect the wide variety of these influences that are coming to bear on our everyday experience, be it through the increasing use of computers or the rapid development of new telecommunications systems. The conference has been organised by IFIP Working Group 9. 3 - Home-Oriented Informatics and Telematics (HOIJ) , in association with IFIP Working Group 13. 2- Methodology for user-centred system design. This gives a broad range of topics that are within the sphere of interest of the participants and the authors of the papers. The disciplines involved in the study of this subject area are varied composing computing, telecommunications, psychology, sociology, business studies and others. The conference is the second in a series of HOlT conferences, the first being held in Copenhagen in 1994. The subject is now more mature with the various disciplines being increasingly interested in the home as a research domain. The various technical developments over the time since the first conference have also had a profound effect on the way in which people communicate both in the home and at work. The rise in the use of the Internet has changed the way in which many people view communication and access to information sources.

Human Choice and Computers

Human Choice and Computers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Klaus Brunnstein,Jacques Berleur
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Human Choice and Computers by Klaus Brunnstein,Jacques Berleur Summary

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.

Perspectives and Policies on ICT in Society

Perspectives and Policies on ICT in Society Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacques Berleur,Chrisanthi Avgerou
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Perspectives and Policies on ICT in Society by Jacques Berleur,Chrisanthi Avgerou Summary

Governments, the media, the information technology industry and scientists publicly argue that information and communication technologies (ICT) will bring about an inevitable transition from "industrial" to "information" or "knowledge-based" economies and societies. It is assumed that all aspects of our economic and social lives, in both the public and private spheres, will be radically different from what they are today. The World Summit on the Information Society (Geneva 2003 - Tunis 2005) shows the importance of a worldwide reflection on those topics. Perspectives and Policies on ICT in Society explores the ICT policies of different nations and regions such as Africa, China, Europe, and India. The authors assess the arguments surrounding the impending new age, as well as some of the more sensitive issues of its developments. This progress will signal an expansion of ICT in many domains - the so-called ubiquity - such as in the workplace, the home, government, and education and it will affect privacy and professional ethics. The expansion will also encompass all parts of the earth, particularly developing countries. Such growth must take place in the context of historical dimensions and should underscore the accountability of professionals in the field. The intent of this book is to address these issues and to serve as a handbook of IFIP's TC9 "Computers and Society" committee. Thirty authors from twelve countries consider the ICT policies with their associated perspectives and they explore what may be the information age and the digital society of tomorrow. The book provides reflection on today's complex society and addresses the uncertain developments rising from an increasingly global and technologically connected world. Jacques Berleur is at the University of Namur, Belgium, and Chrisanthi Avgerou at the London School of Economics, United Kingdom.

Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City

Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Foth, Marcus
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Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City by Foth, Marcus Summary

"This book exposes research accounts which seek to convey an appreciation for local differences, for the empowerment of people and for the human-centred design of urban technology"--Provided by publisher.

ICTs in Developing Countries

ICTs in Developing Countries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bidit Dey,Karim Sorour,Raffaele Filieri
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ICTs in Developing Countries by Bidit Dey,Karim Sorour,Raffaele Filieri Summary

ICTs in Developing Countries is a collection of conceptual and empirical works on the adoption and impacts of ICT use in developing societies. Bringing together a wide range of disciplines and contributors, it offers a rich examination of digital divide and ICT for development both in terms of contextual information and disciplinary perspectives.

Smart Homes and Health Telematics, Designing a Better Future: Urban Assisted Living

Smart Homes and Health Telematics, Designing a Better Future: Urban Assisted Living Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mounir Mokhtari,Bessam Abdulrazak,Hamdi Aloulou
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Smart Homes and Health Telematics, Designing a Better Future: Urban Assisted Living by Mounir Mokhtari,Bessam Abdulrazak,Hamdi Aloulou Summary

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2018, held in Singapore, Singapore, in July 2018. The theme of this year volume is "Designing a better Future: Urban Assisted Living", focusing on quality of life of dependent people not only in their homes, but also in outdoor living environment to improve mobility and social interaction in the city. The 21 regular papers and 11 short papers included in this volume focus on research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of smart urban environments, assistive technologies, chronic disease management, coaching and health telematics systems.

Strategic Social Media

Strategic Social Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. Meghan Mahoney,Tang Tang
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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Strategic Social Media by L. Meghan Mahoney,Tang Tang Summary

Strategic Social Media is the first textbook to go beyond the marketing plans and how-to guides, and provide an overview of the theories, action plans, and case studies necessary for teaching students and readers about utilizing social media to meet marketing goals. Explores the best marketing practices for reaching business goals, while also providing strategies that students/readers can apply to any past, present or future social media platform Provides comprehensive treatment of social media in five distinct sections: landscape, messages, marketing and business models, social change, and the future Emphasizes social responsibility and ethics, and how this relates to capitalizing on market share Highlights marketing strategies grounded in research that explains how practitioners can influence audience behaviour Each chapter introduces theory, practice, action plans, and case studies to teach students the power and positive possibilities that social media hold

Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices

Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zemliansky, Pavel,St.Amant, Kirk
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Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices by Zemliansky, Pavel,St.Amant, Kirk Summary

"This book compiles authoritative research from scholars worldwide, covering the issues surrounding the influx of information technology to the office environment, from choice and effective use of technologies to necessary participants in the virtual workplace"--Provided by publisher.

Interviews in Qualitative Research

Interviews in Qualitative Research Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nigel King,Christine Horrocks
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Interviews in Qualitative Research by Nigel King,Christine Horrocks Summary

Interviewing is used very widely in qualitative research, and takes many different forms. The qualitative interview is also a method that is constantly evolving, in response both to theoretical and technological developments. King and Horrocks present a clear and thorough guide to the use of interviews in contemporary qualitative research. Writing in an accessible style, with many practical examples, the authors explore: - The key debates in the philosophy and theory underlying interview methods - How to design and carry out interviews - The special requirements of group and remote (telephone and online) interviewing - The central issues of reflexivity and ethics. The book also features a chapter which introduces the principles and practice of the thematic analysis of interview data, and the book concludes with a detailed consideration of the use of interviews in two major qualitative research traditions: phenomenological and narrative approaches. Interviews in Qualitative Research is a must-have text for students and researchers planning to use interview methods for themselves. It is aimed at a broad range of disciplines with examples drawn from across the social, educational and health sciences.

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

Fiber Optics Weekly Update Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N.A
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Café Society

Café Society Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Tjora,G. Scambler
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While tracing the historical emergence of the café as a social institution and noting its multiple faces and functions in the modernity of the occident, three themes run like threads of varying texture through the chapters: the social connectivity and inclusion of cafés, café as surrogate office, and café as site of exchange for news and views.

The Patient Factor

The Patient Factor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard J. Holden,Rupa S. Valdez
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The Patient Factor by Richard J. Holden,Rupa S. Valdez Summary

Patients are increasingly encouraged to take an active role in managing their health and health care. New technologies, cultural shifts, trends in healthcare delivery, and policies have brought to the forefront the "work" patients, families, and other non-professionals perform in pursuit of health. Volume I provides a theoretical and methodological foundation for the emerging discipline of Patient Ergonomics – the science of patient work. The Patient Factor: Theories and Methods for Patient Ergonomics, Volume I defines Patient Ergonomics, explains its importance, and situates it in a broader historical and societal context. It reviews applicable theories and methods from human factors/ergonomics and related disciplines, across domains including consumer technology, patient-professional communication, self-care, and patient safety. The Patient Factor is ideal for academics working in health care and patient-centered research, their students, human factors practitioners working in healthcare organizations or at technology companies, frontline healthcare professionals, and leaders of healthcare delivery organizations.

Machines That Become Us

Machines That Become Us Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James E. Katz
Editor: Routledge
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Machines That Become Us by James E. Katz Summary

Social critics and artificial intelligence experts have long prophesized that computers and robots would soon relegate humans to the dustbin of history. Many among the general population seem to have shared this fear of a dehumanized future. But how are people in the twenty-first century actually reacting to the ever-expanding array of gadgets and networks at their disposal? Is computer anxiety a significant problem, paralyzing and terrorizing millions, or are ever-proliferating numbers of gadgets being enthusiastically embraced? Machines that Become Us explores the increasingly intimate relationship between people and their personal communication technologies.In the first book of its kind, internationally recognized scholars from the United States and Europe explore this topic. Among the technologies analyzed include the Internet, personal digital assistants (PDAs), mobile phones, networked homes, smart fabrics and wearable computers, interactive location badges, and implanted monitoring devices. The authors discuss critical policy issues, such as the problems of information resource access and equity, and the recently discovered digital dropouts phenomena.The use of the word become in the book's title has three different meanings. The first suggests how people use these technologies to broaden their abilities to communicate and to represent themselves to others. Thus the technologies become extensions and representatives of the communicators. A second sense of become applies to analysis of the way these technologies become physically integrated with the user's clothing and even their bodies. Finally, contributors examine fashion aspects and uses of these technologies, that is, how they are used in ways becoming to the wearer. The conclusions of many chapters are supported by data, including ethnographic observations, attitude surveys and case studies from the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Finland, and Norway. This approach is especially valuable

Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health

Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lazakidou, Athina A.,Siassiakos, Konstantinos M.
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Handbook of Research on Distributed Medical Informatics and E-Health by Lazakidou, Athina A.,Siassiakos, Konstantinos M. Summary

Provides coverage of specific topics and issues in healthcare, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field.

Human Machine Interaction

Human Machine Interaction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Denis Lalanne,Juerg Kohlas
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ISBN: 3642004377
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Human Machine Interaction by Denis Lalanne,Juerg Kohlas Summary

Human Machine Interaction, or more commonly Human Computer Interaction, is the study of interaction between people and computers. It is an interdisciplinary field, connecting computer science with many other disciplines such as psychology, sociology and the arts. The present volume documents the results of the MMI research program on Human Machine Interaction involving 8 projects (selected from a total of 80 proposals) funded by the Hasler Foundation between 2005 and 2008. These projects were also partially funded by the associated universities and other third parties such as the Swiss National Science Foundation. This state-of-the-art survey begins with three chapters giving overviews of the domains of multimodal user interfaces, interactive visualization, and mixed reality. These are followed by eight chapters presenting the results of the projects, grouped according to the three aforementioned themes.

Nursing Informatics

Nursing Informatics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marion J. Ball,Kathryn J. Hannah,Ulla Gerdin Jelger,Hans Peterson
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Nursing Informatics by Marion J. Ball,Kathryn J. Hannah,Ulla Gerdin Jelger,Hans Peterson Summary

Nursing, like other health-related professions, is information-inten sive. The quality of care a patient receives is based on the soundness of judgment exercised by the health care team. Underlying sound judg ment is up-to-date information. Unless nurses have access to accurate and pertinent information, the care being rendered will not be of the highest standard. What is required is not necessarily more rapid and efficient informa tion services. Modern technology can process immense amounts of data in the blink of an eye. What we in the health professions need are information systems that are more intelligent, systems that can inte grate information from many sources, systems that analyze and syn thesize information and display it so that it may be applied directly in patient care-in other words, information that answers a question or even gives practical advice. In order to accomplish such objectives, work is needed to establish the scientific and theoretical basis for the use of computing and infor mation systems by health professionals. This is the research com ponent. In addition, there is the need for continued development and evaluation of practical information systems.

Fleet Telematics

Fleet Telematics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Asvin Goel
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Fleet Telematics by Asvin Goel Summary

This book combines wireless telematics systems with dynamic vehicle routing algorithms and vehicle-positioning systems to produce a telematics-enabled information system that can be employed by commercial fleet operators for real-time monitoring, control, and planning. The book further presents a Messaging And Fleet Monitoring System and a Dynamic Planning System (DPS) that provides real-time decision support considering the current state of the transportation system.

Handbook of Research on Industrial Informatics and Manufacturing Intelligence: Innovations and Solutions

Handbook of Research on Industrial Informatics and Manufacturing Intelligence: Innovations and Solutions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khan, Mohammad Ayoub
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Handbook of Research on Industrial Informatics and Manufacturing Intelligence: Innovations and Solutions by Khan, Mohammad Ayoub Summary

"This book is the best source for the most current, relevant, cutting edge research in the field of industrial informatics focusing on different methodologies of information technologies to enhance industrial fabrication, intelligence, and manufacturing processes"--Provided by publisher.