Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition (3 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition (3 Volumes)

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: July, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 1966
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3479-3
ISBN13: 9781799834793|ISBN10: 1799834794|EISBN13: 9781799834809
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The rise of intelligence and computation within technology has created an eruption of potential applications in numerous professional industries. Techniques such as data analysis, cloud computing, machine learning, and others have altered the traditional processes of various disciplines including healthcare, economics, transportation, and politics. Information technology in today’s world is beginning to uncover opportunities for experts in these fields that they are not yet aware of. The exposure of specific instances in which these devices are being implemented will assist other specialists in how to successfully utilize these transformative tools with the appropriate amount of discretion, safety, and awareness. Considering the level of diverse uses and practices throughout the globe, the fifth edition of the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology series continues the enduring legacy set forth by its predecessors as a premier reference that contributes the most cutting-edge concepts and methodologies to the research community.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fifth Edition is a three-volume set that includes 136 original and previously unpublished research chapters that present multidisciplinary research and expert insights into new methods and processes for understanding modern technological tools and their applications as well as emerging theories and ethical controversies surrounding the field of information science. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as natural language processing, decision support systems, and electronic government, this book offers strategies for implementing smart devices and analytics into various professional disciplines. The techniques discussed in this publication are ideal for IT professionals, developers, computer scientists, practitioners, managers, policymakers, engineers, data analysts, and programmers seeking to understand the latest developments within this field and who are looking to apply new tools and policies in their practice. Additionally, academicians, researchers, and students in fields that include but are not limited to software engineering, cybersecurity, information technology, media and communications, urban planning, computer science, healthcare, economics, environmental science, data management, and political science will benefit from the extensive knowledge compiled within this publication.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyberbullying
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Mining
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Digital Literacy
  • Electronic Government
  • Ethical Issues
  • Image Processing
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Information Privacy
  • Library Science
  • Location-Based Services
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Informatics
  • Mobile Technologies
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Networks
  • Risk Assessment
  • Smart City Environments
  • Social Networks
  • Software Development
Reviews and Testimonials

"The Encyclopedia offers to the reader a complete set of conceptual approaches, with its related application methodologies and experienced recommendations, resulting in a knowledge platform which can be addressed by project designers, implementers and users, becoming an indisputable reference in a changing market...With an independent and well assessed coverage and discussion for several technologies available in the market, completed by a modern view of its implementation, the Encyclopedia is expressively recommended for any reader who is interested on knowing more about tools, methods, projects, business cases and implementations."

– Prof. George Jamil, Informações em Rede C e T Ltda, Brazil

"[T]he Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology continues its tradition of presenting a comprehensive, international snapshot of the latest information technologies of interest to librarians, academicians, and researchers from numerous industries."

– Jennifer Bartlett, Oral History Librarian, University of Kentucky Libraries
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Editor Biographies
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global (www.igi-global.com). He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (www.irma-international.org) and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children Foundation (www.worldforgottenchildren.org). He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Politics (IJEP) and the International Journal of Semiotics and Visual Rhetoric (IJSVR), and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations (JECO), Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), and the Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR), and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.
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