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Open, Social and Virtual Technology for Research Collaboration

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Provides an overview on the scientific discourse on e-Science perspectives in various areas

  • Widens the view decision-makers in education

  • Contributes to the positioning of e-Science and outlines its future

Part of the book series: Progress in IS (PROIS)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Understanding e-Science—What Is It About?

    • Claudia Koschtial
    Pages 1-9Open Access
  3. Organising Academia Online

    • Thomas Köhler, Christoph Lattemann, Jörg Neumann
    Pages 11-28Open Access
  4. The Fish Model: When Do Researchers Collaborate Online?

    • Bahaaeldin Mohamed, Thomas Köhler
    Pages 29-48Open Access
  5. The Use of Digital Tools in Scholarly Activities. Empirical Findings on the State of Digitization of Science in Germany, Focusing on Saxony

    • Steffen Albrecht, Claudia Minet, Sabrina Herbst, Daniela Pscheida, Thomas Köhler
    Pages 49-65Open Access
  6. Digital Research Infrastructure

    • Maik Stührenberg, Oliver Schonefeld, Andreas Witt
    Pages 67-76Open Access
  7. MOVING: A User-Centric Platform for Online Literacy Training and Learning

    • Aitor Apaolaza, Tobias Backes, Sabine Barthold, Irina Bienia, Till Blume, Chrysa Collyda et al.
    Pages 77-97Open Access
  8. CLARIN-D: An IT-Based Research Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    • Gerhard Heyer, Volker Böhlke
    Pages 99-109Open Access
  9. Designing External Knowledge Communication in a Research Network The Case of Sustainable Land Management

    • Thomas Köhler, Thomas Weith, Sabrina Herbst, Nadin Gaasch
    Pages 131-149Open Access
  10. Visions of a Future Research Workplace Arising from Recent Foresight Exercises

    • Andrzej M. J. Skulimowski
    Pages 169-185Open Access

About this book

This open access book shows the breadth and various facets of e-Science, while also illustrating their shared core. Changes in scientific work are driven by the shift to grid-based worlds, the use of information and communication systems, and the existential infrastructure, which includes global collaboration.  In this context, the book addresses emerging issues such as open access, collaboration and virtual communities and highlights the diverse range of developments associated with e-Science. As such, it will be of interest to researchers and scholars in the fields of information technology and knowledge management.


  • Open Access
  • Grid computing
  • Science 2.0
  • Research network
  • Education portal
  • Virtual organization
  • Governance
  • Social control
  • Science collaboration
  • Digitization
  • Digital research infrastructures
  • Cyberinfrastructure software
  • Sustainability
  • Software sustainability

Editors and Affiliations

  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany

    Claudia Koschtial, Carsten Felden

  • Media Center, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany

    Thomas Köhler

About the editors

Claudia Koschtial is experienced Assistant Professor at BTU Cottbus, University of Applied Science Berlin, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, as well as research assistant and project leader for example for Business Intelligence or E-Science at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Her main research areas are strategic to operative Business Intelligence and Analytics, XBRL, and E-Science. Her knowledge is proven by many project references, comprehensive publications, and teaching references. Additionally, she is co-founding CEO of the Business Intelligence and Analytics consulting service company Marmeladenbaum GmbH.

Dr. Thomas Köhler is Professor for Educational Technology at the Institute for Vocational Education of Dresden University of Technology, Germany where he serves as well as deputy director. He is also Director of the Media Centre, one of the largest EdTec Labs in Germany and chairs the E-Learning Task Force of the Saxon Rectors’ conference. In 2012 he has been elected as President of the International Society of Media in Science which covers researchers and practitioners, who deal with E-Learning and E-Science, from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. 

Prof. Dr. Carsten Felden is speaker of the board of directors of TDWI e.V., Germany, the biggest vendor neutral community for Business Intelligence and Analytics. Furthermore, he is Director of the Institute of Management Information Systems at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. In regards to research and teaching, he focusses on topics like Business Analytics, Data Warehousing, XBRL, and BI-maturity models as part of a digitalisation in organizations.

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Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)