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Social Inclusion and the Information Systems Field: Why Now?

  • Eileen M. Trauth
  • Debra Howcroft
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 208)

8 Conclusion

This conference, with its theme of social inclusion, builds upon the debates that have taken place within the IFIP 8.2 community over the past several years. As information and communications technology, and the information systems based upon them, become ever more pervasive, the human impacts—both positive and negative—and the associated societal disparities will continue to arise. It is our hope that the topics discussed at this conference will be considered mainstream in the future.

Keywords

Information System Social Exclusion Social Inclusion Digital Divide Information System Development 
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© International Federation for Information Processing 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eileen M. Trauth
    • 1
  • Debra Howcroft
    • 2
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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