Towards adjusting informatics education to information era

  • Jozef Gruska
  • Roland Vollmar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1337)


Since the very beginning of the modern computing era, the scientific and educational community in informatics has been in a continuous search for a proper philosophy, viewpoints, aims, contents, methods and tools. Advances in software, communication and hardware have played by that search the most influencing role, with theory advances having only secondary and declining impacts — in spite of the remarkable success of theory, quite well recognized by the community at large. The recent developments and advances in computing, communication and informatization of the society point out strongly, that horizons of the field are much broader, and its impacts on the society are far larger than anticipated even by strong optimists. This brings new and strong impetus to reconsider again the aims, scope, contents and methods of education in informatics and in other areas.

In the paper we analyze: (a) needs to change education in informatics; (b) the current situation in informatics education; (c) a framework for a new approach; (d) steps to be done; (3) two case studies.


Parallel Computing Informatics Education Information Processing Model Information World Large Importance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jozef Gruska
    • 1
  • Roland Vollmar
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of InformaticsMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republik
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl Informatik für Ingenieure und NaturwissenschaftlerUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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