Education and the Knowledge Society

Information Technology supporting human development

  • Tom J. van Weert
Conference proceedings

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. A comprehensive synthesis of research

    1. Niki Davis, Roger Carlsen
      Pages 3-14
  3. Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Society

  4. Collective intelligence and capacity building

  5. ETampere

    1. Jarmo Viteli
      Pages 35-45
  6. Information: a strategic resource for technological change

  7. Preserving information

    1. André Hurst
      Pages 57-66
  8. Towards an Indigenous vision for the Information Society

    1. Kenneth Deer, Ann-Kristin Håkansson
      Pages 67-80
  9. Vulnerabilities of information technologies

  10. Professional deontology, self-regulation and ethics in the Information Society

  11. Developments in the fields of Software Engineering

  12. The role of IEEE computer society in the Information Age

  13. Managing ICT skills profiles

    1. Anneke Hacquebard, Steven Dijkxhoorn, Anita Erkelens
      Pages 133-144
  14. Enabling ICT adoption in developing Knowledge Societies

  15. Sustainable development and the Information Society

  16. The “e-well”

    1. Antoine Geissbuhler, Ousmane Ly
      Pages 167-175
  17. Networked economy

    1. Mikko J. Ruohonen
      Pages 177-188
  18. Understanding and interpreting the drivers of the Knowledge Economy

  19. Beyond technology

    1. André-Yves Portnoff
      Pages 203-211
  20. Social engineering of the Internet in developing areas

  21. Project Proposals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Kenneth Deer, Ann-Kristin Håkansson
      Pages 237-240
    3. Antoine Geissbuhler, Ousmane Ly
      Pages 241-243
    4. Jean-Marie Leclerc
      Pages 247-252
    5. Tom J. van Weert, David Wood
      Pages 257-263
  22. Declarations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. IFIP World Computer Congress 2002
      Pages 281-284
    3. IFIP World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR)
      Pages 285-295
    4. World Congress on the Digital Divide
      Pages 297-299
    5. Conference on Security in Wireless Local Area Networks
      Pages 301-303
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 305-306

About these proceedings


Engineering the Knowledge Society (EKS) - Event of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) This book is the result of a joint event of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) held during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva, Switzerland, December 11 - 12, 2003. The organisation was in the hands of Mr. Raymond Morel of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). Information Technology (or Information and Communication Technology) cannot be seen as a separate entity. Its application should support human development and this application has to be engineered. Education plays a central role in the engineering of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for human support. The conference addressed the following aspects: Lifelong Learning and education,- inclusion, ethics and social impact, engineering profession, developing- society, economy and e-Society. The contributions in this World Summit event reflected an active stance towards human development supported by ICT. A Round Table session provided concrete proposals for action.


Internet computer education ethics information society information technology social engineering technological change technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom J. van Weert
    • 1
  1. 1.Hogeschool van UtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Federation for Information Processing 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-7755-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23120-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5736
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