Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (10 Volumes)
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Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (10 Volumes)

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Release Date: June, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 8104
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3
ISBN13: 9781522522553|ISBN10: 1522522557|EISBN13: 9781522522560
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Description & Coverage

In recent years, our world has experienced a profound shift and progression in available computing and knowledge sharing innovations. These emerging advancements have developed at a rapid pace, disseminating into and affecting numerous aspects of contemporary society. This has created a pivotal need for an innovative compendium encompassing the latest trends, concepts, and issues surrounding this relevant discipline area. During the past 15 years, the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology has become recognized as one of the landmark sources of the latest knowledge and discoveries in this discipline.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition is a 10-volume set which includes 705 original and previously unpublished research articles covering a full range of perspectives, applications, and techniques contributed by thousands of experts and researchers from around the globe. This authoritative encyclopedia is an all-encompassing, well-established reference source that is ideally designed to disseminate the most forward-thinking and diverse research findings. With critical perspectives on the impact of information science management and new technologies in modern settings, including but not limited to computer science, education, healthcare, government, engineering, business, and natural and physical sciences, it is a pivotal and relevant source of knowledge that will benefit every professional within the field of information science and technology and is an invaluable addition to every academic and corporate library.


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

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Big Data
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business and Organizational Research
  • Business Education
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Science and Technologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Communications Theory
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Simulation
  • Computer Vision and Image Processing
  • Criminal Science and Forensics
  • Crisis Response and Management
  • Curriculum Development and Instructional Design
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Cyber and Network Security
  • Cyber Crime, Cyber Bullying, and Digital Terrorism
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Data Mining and Databases
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Digital Literacy
  • Economics
  • Educational Technologies
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronic Business
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic Services
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science and Agriculture
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing
  • Gaming
  • Gender and Diversity
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Government and Law
  • Health Information Systems
  • Healthcare Administration
  • High Performance Computing
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial Engineering and Informatics
  • Information Resources Management
  • Information Retrieval
  • IT Research and Theory
  • IT Security and Ethics
  • Knowledge Management
  • Language Studies
  • Learning Assessment and Measurement
  • Library Science and Administration
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing
  • Medical Education, Ethics, and Law
  • Medical Technologies
  • Mobile and Wireless Computing
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Networking and Telecommunications
  • Neural Networks
  • Optical Engineering
  • Public Sector Management
  • Research Methods and Scholarly Publishing
  • Risk Assessment
  • Robotics
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Social Networking and Computing
  • Socio-Economic Development
  • Sociology
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Systems and Software Engineering
  • Teacher Education
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
  • Urban and Regional Development
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Web Technologies
Reviews & Statements

The Encyclopedia offers readers a collection of more than 700 articles written by leading experts in the field of information science and technology. The contents are organized in 86 different category sections covering exhaustively main topics in the field. It aims to fill a gap by offering comprehensive collection of well-research chapters on the most crucial and emerging aspects of information technology, proving answers, new insights and opportunities for thinking and debate.

Highly recommended Encyclopedia for readers interesting in getting new insights into key topics and emerging trends in the field of information science and technology, such as digital terrorism, IT security and ethics, web technologies, educational technologies, gaming, electronic business, and environmental sciences, among others. The publication covers all current key issues in the field now, proposing new conceptual frameworks and showing and discussing latest research results.

– Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, University of Oviedo

The main strength of this powerful and reputable collection is to collect and provide knowledge regarding a challenging approach of those several repercussions of IS and T in the actual global economics. As the reader may find, when browsing towards more than seven hundred chapters, collaborations of hundreds of authors, from all the world, with various professional and academic titles, a lot of applicable, methodologically approached and intensively reviewed useful experiences are displayed, resulting in one of the most applicable documents in global literature.

– George Jamil, Informações em Rede

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology covers a wide spectrum of topics that will interest groups of readers consisting of professionals, educator, academics, and students from different disciplines. The contents could be classified as two dimensions of breadth and depth. On the breadth dimension, a continuum from the two extreme ends can be visualized as Technology and business, while the middle concentrates on data an information topics and applications, such as data science, education, and applications.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology is considered a balanced and attractive source of information in technology and information science as well as applied research linking the two main themes. As such, it should satisfy a diverse readership.

– Ghazi Alkhatib, The Hashemite University

I would strongly recommend this book to practitioners, researchers, persons with responsibility in human resources, in technology development and implementation, educators and policy makers.

My recommendation is based in the fact that this book discusses a truly important issue – the changes entailed by the adoption of technologies in the organizations and the effects it might / will have in individuals, organizations and society. It might help to open the discussion of digital technology adoption to the society and somehow demystify its impact. It might also help educators to be aware of the changes and of what society needs from them. It is time to give hands and work side by side, knowing that the final results only depends on the use we will make of the devices and equipment. After all, when a job is eliminated, some others are created or will be transformed, needing people with different skills and attitudes. Citizens need to be better prepare to face these challenges.

– Anabela Mesquita, Polytechnic of Porto / ISCAP

I highly recommended this work, since it contains cutting edge topics as the majority of the chapters contained hot and buzz topics which are required for the 21st century via several stakeholders, including students, academics and researchers, Finally, organizations can benefit from this work as well as; since this work will guide the organisations to obtain new methods for running their work in an efficient and effective way and to make them more unique in the market. The editor, editorial advisory and review boards worked very hard to produce this exceptional job! Once again stupendous and marvelous job! Keep up the good work.

– Dr. Tomayess Issa, Curtin University, Australia
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Editor/Author 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’s Foundation (www.world-forgotten-children.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 Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.
All of IGI Global's content is archived via the CLOCKSS and LOCKSS initiative. Additionally, all IGI Global published content is available in IGI Global's InfoSci® platform.
Editorial Advisory Board
Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, University of Tampere, Finland
S. Annie Becker, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Shirley M. Fedorovich, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, United States
Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, United States
Jerzy Kisielnicki, Warsaw University, Poland
In Lee, Western Illinois University, United States
James A. Rodger, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States
Ari Sigal, Catawba Valley Community College, United States
Lawrence A. Tomei, Robert Morris University, United States
John Wang, Montclair State University, United States
Liudong Xing, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, United States
Jordi Vallverdú, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Yefim Katz, Chestnut Hill College, USA