Ethical Data Mining Applications for Socio-Economic Development

Ethical Data Mining Applications for Socio-Economic Development

Hakikur Rahman (University of Minho, Portugal) and Isabel Ramos (University of Minho, Portugal)
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Release Date: May, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 359
ISBN13: 9781466640788|ISBN10: 1466640782|EISBN13: 9781466640795|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4078-8


Organizations that utilize data mining techniques can amass valuable information on clients’ habits and preferences, behavior patterns, purchase patterns, sales patterns, and stock forecasts.

Ethical Data Mining Applications for Socio-Economic Development provides an overview of data mining techniques under an ethical lens, investigating developments in research and best practices, while evaluating experimental cases to identify potential ethical dilemmas in the information and communications technology sector. The cases and research in this book will benefit scientists, researchers, and practitioners working in the field of data mining, data warehousing, and database management to ensure that data obtained through web-based investigations is properly handled at all organizational levels. This book is part of the Advances in Data Mining and Database Management series collection.

Topics Covered

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

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Research
  • Data Preservation
  • Database Maintenance
  • Information Privacy
  • Information Technologies
  • Intelligent Decision Making
  • Preservation of Confidentiality
  • Public vs. Private Research
  • Research Availability

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors from the three broad areas of information and computer sciences, economic and commercial development, and ethics and philosophy explore the overlap between them in the context of theoretical and conceptual approaches, socio-economic development and implications, and governance and applications. The topics include moral identity as a focus of data mining, the theory and practice of ethical big data mining for socio-economic development, a customized dataset to assist the legal and ethical governance of seaports, an improved decision support system to develop a public policy to reduce dropout rates for four minorities in a society, and digital rights management and corporate hegemony.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Hakikur Rahman (PhD) is the Principal of the Institute of Computer Management & Science (ICMS) and President of ICMS Foundation. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University and the secretary of the South Asia Foundation Bangladesh Chapter. In December 1999, Dr. Rahman worked as the National Project Coordinator for the transformed entity of the Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) in Bangladesh. From January through December of 2007, he served Sustainable Development Networking Foundation (SDNF) as its Executive Director (CEO). On December 31, 2006, SDNP, a global initiative of UNDP, completed its activity in Bangladesh. Before joining SDNP, Rahman worked as the Director of the Computer Division at Bangladesh Open University. After graduating from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (1981), he completed his Master's of Engineering from the American University of Beirut (1986) and his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ansted University, UK (2001).
Isabel Ramos is an Assistant Professor at Information Systems Department of University of Minho, Portugal. She coordinates a research group in Knowledge Management. She also has research work in the field of requirements engineering. Isabel Ramos is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction and Secretary of the IFIP TC8 (Information Systems). Her research and teaching interests include: requirements engineering, knowledge management, organizational theory, sociology of knowledge, history of science, and research methodology. She is responsible for the user studies in two funded R&D projects. Isabel Ramos is author of more than three dozen scientific papers presented at international conferences and published in scientific and technical journals. She advises the work of several PhD and Master students.