Some Challenges and Trends in Information Science

  • Bruno Jacobfeuerborn
  • Mieczyslaw Muraszkiewicz
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 541)


Contemporary information science is a vivid discipline whose development is inspired and driven by many other disciplines such as theory of information, mathematics, computer science, psychology, sociology and social communications, librarianship, museology and archival sciences, linguistics, law, and cognitive sciences. In this chapter we briefly take a look at a collection of assorted phenomena, methodologies and technologies that will have a significant impact on the scope and the ways information science will unfold in the coming years. The chapter will provide our understanding of information science as a dynamic discipline that extends its boundaries as new methodologies and technologies come along, as a result of scientific discoveries, engineering achievements and emergence of new business models. It will present and elaborate on the challenges that constitute a framework within which new trends in information science have started appearing and most likely will shape the face of information science and its applications in the years to come.


Information science Information and communications technologies (ICT) Challenges Trends 



The authors wish to thank Professor Henryk Rybinski of Warsaw University of Technology and Professor Barbara Sosinska-Kalata of University of Warsaw for stimulating and inspiring discussions on the trends in information science and scientific information.

Also thanks are addressed to the reviewer who in order to provide a broader context of our discourse aptly suggested supplementing the Section of References with the following readings: (i) for the discussion on information and knowledge in Sect. 2—with publications [26, 27, 28, 29, 30]; (ii) for the discussion on intelligence in Sect. 3—with publication [31].

The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR) supported the work reported in this chapter under Grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 devoted to the Strategic Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program: “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deutsche Telekom AGBonnGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceWarsaw University of TechnologyWarszawaPoland

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