Virtual Community Practices and Social Interactive Media: Technology Lifecycle and Workflow Analysis

Virtual Community Practices and Social Interactive Media: Technology Lifecycle and Workflow Analysis

Demosthenes Akoumianakis (Advanced Technological Education Institution of Crete, Greece)
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Release Date: April, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 528
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-340-1
ISBN13: 9781605663401|ISBN10: 1605663409|EISBN13: 9781605663418
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Description:

In recent years, virtual communities have attracted the attention of scientists and researchers across a variety of disciplines as the cross-disciplinary nature of the field creates the potential for a wider impact than initially intended or anticipated.

Virtual Community Practices and Social Interactive Media: Technology Lifecycle and Workflow Analysis provides an analysis of virtual communities, explaining their lifecycle in terms of maturity-based models and workflows. An authoritative reference source valuable to academicians, practitioners, and researchers, this book reflects upon key results of research and development projects within online groups.

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

  • Community-oriented workflow information systems
  • New media and social practice
  • Social interactive media
  • Social TV
  • Social visualization
  • Sustainable e-learning communities
  • Virtual Communities of Practice
  • Virtual community practices in e-health
  • Virtual knowledge commons
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This book investigates the forces shaping present and future virtual community life, driving developments in new media and enabling either reproductions of existing practices or the emergence of totally new virtualities.

– Demosthenes Akoumianakis, Advanced Technological Education Institution of Crete, Greece
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Demosthenes Akoumianakis, (Ph.D) – Editorial Advisory Board Member Dr Akoumianakis Demosthenes is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Information Technology & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete. He is also the founder and Director of the Interactive Software and Systems Engineering Laboratory. He received a BA (Hons) in computing in nusiness from The University of Huddersfield (1990) and MSc and PhD degrees in human computer interaction from the University of Kent at Canterbury, (UK, 1995 and 1999 respectively). His work on his final year dissertation was awarded the 1st IBM prize from the Department of Computing & Mathematics of the University of Huddersfield. Proffesor Akoumianakis has published widely in referred archival scientific journals, international conferences and workshops and is the author of a textbook on human computer interaction (in Greek). He also serves as a member of the scientific committee for various established archival journals, international conferences and national / international standards bodies.
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Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial Advisory Board

  • Demosthenes Akoumianakis, Department of Applied Information Technologies & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Greece
  • Chris Kimble, Euromed Marseille École de Management, France
  • Wesley Shumar, Drexel University, USA
  • Manolis Tsiknakis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece