Human Choice and Computers

Issues of Choice and Quality of Life in the Information Society

  • Klaus Brunnstein
  • Jacques Berleur

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Quality of Life and Quality of Working Life #1

  3. Quality of Life and Quality of Working Life #2

    1. Marcos Clayton Pessoa, Joaquim Celestino Jr., Sandra Maciel Barreto, José Carvalho Filho Jr.
      Pages 43-53
  4. History of Computing

  5. Ethics and Social Accountability in the Information Society #1

  6. Ethics and Social Accountability in the Information Society #2

  7. Responsibility of IT Professionals

    1. Peter Bittner, Eva Hornecker
      Pages 171-181
  8. Legitimacy, Legality and Power in the Information Society: September 11 Fallout: Social Implications of Terrorist Attacks

    1. Richard S. Rosenberg
      Pages 183-194
    2. Andrew Clement, Robert Guerra, Jeff Johnson, Felix Stalder
      Pages 195-205
  9. Panel Discussion

    1. Simone Fischer-Huebner, Alberto Escudero Pascual, Helena Lindskog
      Pages 221-223
  10. Roles of Developing Countries in the Information Society

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Internet Nation environment ethics knowledge management organization security

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Brunnstein
    • 1
  • Jacques Berleur
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty for InformaticsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institut d’InformatiqueFacultes Universitaire Notre Dame de la PaixNamurBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35609-9
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-5429-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35609-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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