Computers and Networks in the Age of Globalization

Computers and Networks in the Age of Globalization : IFIP TC9 Fifth World Conference on Human Choice and Computers August 25-28, 1998, Geneva, Switzerland

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In modernity, an individual identity was constituted from civil society, while in a globalized network society, human identity, if it develops at all, must grow from communal resistance. A communal resistance to an abstract conceptualised world, where there is no possibility for perception and experience of power and therefore no possibility for human choice and action, is of utmost importance for the constituting of human choosers and actors.
This book therefore sets focus on those human choosers and actors wishing to read and enjoy the papers as they are actually perceiving and experiencing their lives in a diversity of social and cultural contexts. In so doing, the book tries to imagine in what kind of networks humans may choose and act based on the knowledge and empirical evidence presented in the papers.
The topics covered in the book include:

People and Their Changing Values.
Citizens in a Network Society.
The Individual and Knowledge Based Organisations.
Human Responsibility and Technology.
Exclusion and Regeneration.

This valuable new book contains the edited proceedings of the Fifth World Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC-5), which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Geneva, Switzerland in August 1998. Since the first HCC conference in 1974, IFIP's Technical Committee 9 has endeavoured to set the agenda for human choices and human actions vis-a-vis computers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 771.12g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XII, 400 p.
  • 0792372530
  • 9780792372530

Table of contents

Prologue; C. Beardon, et al. Part I: People and Their Changing Values. The exclusive society - elderly people and ICT; M. van Lieshout. An intervention programme for women in computing courses: Does it make a difference? L. Staehr, et al. Informatica feminale: A place for educational experiences; Y. Oechtering, K. Vosseberg. The SUSEC school project: Introducing computer security to teachers and pupils; G. Wenngren. A new model for integrated computing science undergraduate education; R.F. Paweska. Shifting values in information technologies; P.L. Davidson. Part II: Citizenship in a Network Society. Belgian `digital cities': A sample of French-speaking websites; M. d'Udekem-Gevers. Consumer related legal aspects of electronic commerce: The case of Denmark; M. Falch, et al. The global information society and electronic commerce: Privacy threats and privacy technologies; K. Schier, S. Fischer-Hubner. The world wide web and the dilution of the Chinese language; Weiping Zheng. Ethics and the governance of the internet: Recommendations of IFIP - SIG 9.2.2; J. Berleur. Public interest issues in the global information society: Is there a role for public authorities? V. Laopodis. The valuation of the Polish information infrastructure development level in comparison with other selected countries; M. Golinski. Part III: The Individual and the Knowledge Based Organisation. The computing profession in the era of virtual organising; R. van Dael, C. Metselaar. Standardisation, innovation and implementation of information technology; K. Jakobs, et al. Part IV: Human Responsibility and Technology. Infrastructure issues for internet broadcasting to home-based users;A. Sloane. Visualisation of communication in collaborative virtual environments; K. Heiskanen, et al. Improving the quality of drawings; P. Jarvinen. Computer assisted neurophysiology by a distributed JAVA program; L. Jeandenans, et al. XNBC: Simulating biological neural networks; J.-F. Vibert. Telemedicine: The future of medicine a case study of telemedicine applications within the United States; S. Spradley. Part V: Exclusion and Regeneration. Towards the virtual home: Construing the multimedia-home to enhance cultural and biographic continuity; K. Bjerg. New social actors in the context of a developing country: Computerisation in Brazil; T. Dwyer. Concerning the virtual in the real; N. Damiris, H. Wild. Six works of art and their significance for the future of computing; C. Beardon. The process of ethics; P. Duquenoy, D. Whitehouse. Signs of exformation systems; J. Retvig, et al. Epilogue; C. Beardon, et al. Index of Contributors.
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