The Information Revolution: Impact on Science and Technology

  • Jacques-Emile Dubois
  • Nahum Gershon

Part of the Data and Knowledge in a Changing World book series (DATAKNOWL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Emergence of an Information Society Facts and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Information Highways Internet and Web Services

      1. Nahum Gershon, William Ruh, Brian Dickens, Joshua Levasseur, Joel Winstead
        Pages 3-12
      2. Joel Winstead, Nahum Gershon
        Pages 21-28
      3. Jacques-Emile Dubois, Belhadri Messabih
        Pages 43-56
      4. Barbara E. Kirsop, Andy Edwards, Sidnei Souza
        Pages 57-62
      5. Jacques Ducloy, Jean-Charles Lamirel, Emmanuel Nauer
        Pages 63-70
    3. Obstacles to a Free or Fair Circulation of Scientific Data

    4. Distributed Data and Information Networks

      1. Richard J. Olson, Robert S. Turner, Charles T. Garten Jr.
        Pages 107-112
      2. Arild Jansen, Pål Sorgaard
        Pages 113-122
      3. Michael J. Kurtz, Guenther Eichhorn, Stephen S. Murray, Carolyn Stern-Grant, Alberto Accomazzi
        Pages 123-130
      4. Pierre-Guillaume Raverdy, Phillipe Darche, Bertil Folliot
        Pages 141-148
  3. Worldwide and Regional Information Systems Policies and Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-150
    2. Unesco Policy, Worldwide Networks, Regional Exchange Equity

    3. Numerical and Factual Databases

      1. Eberhard R. Hilf, Bernd Diekmann, Heinrich Stamerjohanns, Jacob Curdes
        Pages 189-196
      2. Ekhehard Fluck, Henry V. Kehiaian
        Pages 197-202
      3. Zhihong Xu
        Pages 211-216
    4. Bioinformatics Worldwide: Databases and Networks

      1. Akira Tsugita
        Pages 223-226
      2. Marcella Attimonelli, D. Calo, A. Depascali, M. Porzio, F. Tanzariello, M. Vitale et al.
        Pages 239-248
      3. Lunjiang Ling, Junko Shimura, Hideaki Sugawara, Akira Tsugita
        Pages 249-254
      4. Katsuhisa Horimoto, Kunio Oshima, Akira Tsugita, Jinya Otsuka
        Pages 255-262
      5. Ashok S. Kolaskar, Prashant S. Naik
        Pages 263-270
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 271-273

About this book


J.-E. Dubois and N. Gershon This book was inspired by the Symposium on "Communications and Computer Aided Systems" held at the 14th International CODATA Conference in September 1994 in Chambery, France. It was conceived and influenced by the discussions at the symposium and most of the contributions were written following the Conference. This is the first comprehensive book, published in one volume, of issues concerning the challenges and the vital impact of the information revolution (including the Internet and the World Wide Web) on science and technology. Topics concerning the impact of the information revolution on science and technology include: • Dramatic improvement in sharing of data and information among scientists and engineers around the world • Collaborations (on-line and off-line) of scientists and engineers separated by distance . • Availability of visual tools and methods to view, understand, search, and share information contained in data • Improvements in data and information browsing, search and access and • New ways of publishing scientific and technological data and information. These changes have dramatically modified the way research and development in science and technology are being carried out. However, to facilitate this information flow nationally and internationally, the science and technology communities need to develop and put in place new standards and policies and resolve some legal issues.


Communication Internet Kommunikation Sientific Data Web Services Wissenschaftliche Daten bioinformatics computer databases development multimedia

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques-Emile Dubois
    • 1
  • Nahum Gershon
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Topologie et de Dynamique des Systèmes (ITODYS)Université Denis Diderot Paris VIIParisFrance
  2. 2.The MITRE CorporationMcLeanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-85250-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85248-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2107
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