Past, Present and Future of Research in the Information Society

  • Wesley Shrum
  • Keith R. Benson
  • Wiebe E. Bijker
  • Klaus Brunnstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alvaro de Miranda, Dirk-Jan Peet, Karel F. Mulder, Paul Arthur Berkman, Thomas F. Ruddy, Werner Pillmann et al.
    Pages 13-31
  3. Rick Duque, Martin Collins, Janet Abbate, Celso Candido Azambuja, Mikael Snaprud
    Pages 33-45
  4. Ronda Hauben, Jay Hauben, Werner Zorn, Kilnam Chon, Anders Ekeland
    Pages 47-62
  5. Dipak Khakhar, Bernard Cornu, Jan Wibe, Paolo Brunello
    Pages 63-73
  6. Dmitris Gritzalis, Klaus Brunnstein, Jacques Berleur
    Pages 75-95
  7. Gary M. Olson, Paul A. David, Johan Eksteen, Diane H. Sonnenwald, Paul F. Uhlir, Shu-Fen Tseng et al.
    Pages 97-114
  8. Barbara Waugh, Russel C. Jones, Lueny Morell, Bess Stephens, Didier Philippe, Iulia Nechifor et al.
    Pages 115-133
  9. Claudia Morrell, Barbara Waugh, Reem Obeidat, Nancy Hafkin, Chat Garcia Ramilo, Margarita Salas et al.
    Pages 135-157
  10. Paul Wouters, Christine Hine, Kirsten A. Foot, Steven M. Schneider, Subbiah Arunachalam, Raed Sharif
    Pages 159-171
  11. Carol Priestley, Margaret Ngwira, Dina El Halaby, Maurice Long, Augustin Gaschignard, Emilija Banionyte et al.
    Pages 173-181
  12. Steven Rudgard, Enrica Porcari, Noha Adley, Leslie Chan, Michael Jensen
    Pages 183-187
  13. Mike Jensen, Martin Belcher, Pauline Ngimwa
    Pages 189-192
  14. William H. Dutton, Rick B. Duque, Jeremy Hunsinger
    Pages 193-211
  15. Zhiyong Liu, Qiao Guo, Tao Xiaofeng, Xu Xiaodong, Zhang Ping, Kai Nan et al.
    Pages 213-224
  16. Antony Palackal, Aruna Sundararajan, P. H. Kurien, Govindan Parayil, R. Sooryamoorthy, B. Paige Miller
    Pages 225-244
  17. R. Sooryamoorthy, Paul Nyaga Mbatia, Wayne Johnson, George E. Okwach, Daniel Schaffer, Carthage Smith et al.
    Pages 245-270
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 271-274

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wesley Shrum
    • 1
  • Keith R. Benson
    • 2
  • Wiebe E. Bijker
    • 3
  • Klaus Brunnstein
    • 4
  1. 1.Sociology Dept.Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge
  2. 2.Green CollegeUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Faculty of Arts and Social ScienceMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Faculty for InformaticsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-32722-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-47650-6
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