Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development

Proceedings of ICT4SD 2016
Author: Durgesh Kumar Mishra,Malaya Kumar Nayak,Amit Joshi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811039208
Category: Computers
Page: 540
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The book proposes new technologies and discusses future solutions for design infrastructure for ICT. The book contains high quality submissions presented at Second International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development (ICT4SD - 2016) held at Goa, India during 1 - 2 July, 2016. The conference stimulates the cutting-edge research discussions among many academic pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. The topics covered in this book also focus on innovative issues at international level by bringing together the experts from different countries.

Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Tourism

Author: Alisha Ali,Andrew J. Frew
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113510025X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Sustainable development is a highly topical issue and is of critical importance to tourism as the environment is of utmost importance for the continued development and prosperity of the industry. There have been numerous texts written on sustainable tourism and the measures to mitigate and manage this but none which acknowledges Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a mechanism of doing so despite being an emerging area of research. ICT in this context refers to innovative tools which form an integrated system of software and networked equipment that facilitates data processing information sharing communication and the ability to search and select from an existing range of products and services for an organisation’s benefits. Despite the symbiotic relationship, which exists between ICT and sustainable tourism, there has been little research, which has considered how the use of such technology can be used to make sustainable tourism development a more workable reality. This opportune book is the first to provide a focus on the interrelationship of these two important topics demonstrating their synergies and providing insight into a new and innovative approach to managing sustainable tourism development. It considers the use of technology to reduce the negative impacts of tourism from both the demand and supply side perspectives. A critical review of a range of cutting edge technologies used by tourists and businesses to assess their usefulness in managing sustainable tourism development from the macro to the micro level is also discussed. It further integrates examples and practical applications to show how ICT can be an invaluable mechanism in the management of sustainable tourism development. This cutting-edge volume provides a wealth of information on an important yet neglected subject. This book will be invaluable reading for students, researchers, academics and members of the tourism industry looking for new and innovate ways of fostering a more sustainable tourism industry.

Knowledge Societies --in a Nutshell

Information Technology for Sustainable Development
Author: Andreas Credé,Robin E. Mansell
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 1552500594
Category: History
Page: 62
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In summarizing the full-length report of the Working Group (entitled Knowledge Societies), this book focuses particularly on the dangers that will accompany a failure to develop information and communication technology (ICT) strategies tailored to the specific and changing needs of countries in the developing regions of the world. It will appeal to decision-makers and ICT producers and users, as well as to development professionals, academics, and citizens interested in development issues and the new and emerging information and communication technologies.

Information and Communication Technologies for Development

14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22-24, 2017, Proceedings
Author: Jyoti Choudrie,M. Sirajul Islam,Fathul Wahid,Julian M. Bass,Johanes Eka Priyatma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319591118
Category: Computers
Page: 850
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017, held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in May 2017. The 60 revised full papers and 8 short papers presented together with 3 keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from 118 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: large scale and complex information systems for development; women empowerment and gender justice; social mechanisms of ICT-enabled development; the data revolution and sustainable development goals; critical perspectives on ICT and open innovation for development; the contribution of practice theories to ICT for development; agile development; indigenous local community grounded ICT developments; global sourcing and development; sustainability in ICT4D; and information systems development and implementation in Southeast Asia. Also included are a graduate student track, current issues and notes. The chapter ‘An Analysis of Accountability Concepts for Open Development’ is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via

ICT Innovations for Sustainability

Author: Lorenz Hilty,Bernard Aebischer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319092286
Category: Computers
Page: 474
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ICT Innovations for Sustainability is an investigation of how information and communication technology can contribute to sustainable development. It presents clear definitions of sustainability, suggesting conceptual frameworks for the positive and negative effects of ICT on sustainable development. It reviews methods of assessing the direct and indirect impact of ICT systems on energy and materials demand, and examines the results of such assessments. In addition, it investigates ICT-based approaches to supporting sustainable patterns of production and consumption, analyzing them at various levels of abstraction – from end-user devices, Internet infrastructure, user behavior, and social practices to macro-economic indicators. Combining approaches from Computer Science, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Economics, and Environmental Sciences, the book presents a new, holistic perspective on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S). It is an indispensable resource for anyone working in the area of ICT for Energy Efficiency, Life Cycle Assessment of ICT, Green IT, Green Information Systems, Environmental Informatics, Energy Informatics, Sustainable HCI, or Computational Sustainability.

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development

Author: Cesar Marolla
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781138486539
Category: Environmental sciences
Page: 288
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Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development shows how ICT as an enabler for all spheres of development can help innovate business processes and operations, and provide faster integration of new technologies into business systems. Focused on sustainability, it addresses strategic approaches to cope with climatic, environmental, and other global risks, and aims to promote prosperity and economic growth. Furthermore, this book explores how the adoption of new technologies and collective action based upon a strategic behavioral theory of new leadership, responding to specific set of conditions that allows for the proposed strategies to cope with risks, can be applied and consequently finds solutions to the desired growth pattern that must be sustained, inclusive and equitable.

Proceedings of International Conference on ICT for Sustainable Development

ICT4SD 2015
Author: Suresh Chandra Satapathy,Amit Joshi,Nilesh Modi,Nisarg Pathak
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811001294
Category: Computers
Page: 757
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The two volumes of this book collect high-quality peer-reviewed research papers presented in the International Conference on ICT for Sustainable Development (ICT4SD 2015) held at Ahmedabad, India during 3 – 4 July 2015. The book discusses all areas of Information and Communication Technologies and its applications in field for engineering and management. The main focus of the volumes are on applications of ICT for Infrastructure, e-Governance, and contemporary technologies advancements on Data Mining, Security, Computer Graphics, etc. The objective of this International Conference is to provide an opportunity for the researchers, academicians, industry persons and students to interact and exchange ideas, experience and expertise in the current trend and strategies for Information and Communication Technologies.

ICTs for Global Development and Sustainability: Practice and Applications

Practice and Applications
Author: Steyn, Jacques
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1615209980
Category: Computers
Page: 474
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"This book unites the theoretical underpinnings and scientific methodology of an approach of deploying ICT in marginalized communities to bridge the so-called digital divide. This book contains case studies of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean that demonstrate which approaches work and which do not in deploying public access to information sources"--Provided by publisher.

ICT4D Information Communication Technology for Development

Author: Parveen Pannu,Yuki Azaad Tomar
Publisher: I. K. International Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9380578091
Category: Information technology
Page: 296
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he present book discusses how digital revolution can be used effectively for development. Every sector is involved — governments, academia, small and large businesses, large corporations, inter-governmental organizations, and non-profits and non-governmental organizations. ICTs can be a useful tool to support existing and new development activities. The book highlights the range of electronic technologies and techniques which are used to manage information and knowledge; it includes the 'old ICTs' of raido, television and telephone, and the 'new ICTs' of computers, satellite and wireless technology and the internet. Spread in twenty-five chapters the book combines conceptual framework with practical guidance explaining the different ICTs. It focuses on disseminating the theoretical and the practical knowledge about the old and new ICTs and using the specialized knowledge for development. The book aims to highlight the role of ICTs to empower people with skills related to media, technology, journalism and an ability to make decisions regarding convergence of ICTs, enabling them to improve their living standards and quality of life. The book is meant to be extremely useful for the students of Communication and Extension, Journalism, Mass Media, Home Science, Social Work, etc. This book provides a comprehensive overview on the information communication technologies. A prominent feature of the book is that it includes numerous examples in usage of ICT4D. — Asit Jolly, Asian Age "This book is a valuable addition to the body of knowledge on the link between ICTs and development. It is a must have for the students of mass communication and media practitioners!" — Raveen Thukral, City Editor, The Tribune "ICT4D endeavors to provide the link between ICTs and development, drawing on studies from various parts of India where ICTs have contributed to delivering development & examples from the world global in nature" — Ashu Phakey, COO, Dainik Bhaskar (Bhaskar Group)

ICT for Education, Development, and Social Justice

Author: Charalambos Vrasidas,Michalinos Zembylas,Gene V Glass
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607528827
Category: Education
Page: 281
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This volume provides examples of current developments on the role of ICT for education, development, and social justice within an international context. Chapters draw on advanced contemporary thinking from scholars and practitioners in the field to present case studies of how ICT can be used to promote sustainable development and social justice. Social justice is understood in a wide sense as the pursuit of democracy, justice and development in the struggle against any form of oppression; it is within this context that ICT is explored as a tool for social change. The objectives of this book are: To analyze the philosophical, historical, political, and cultural backgrounds and contexts that are constitutive of contemporary challenges and tensions in the role of ICT for education, development, and social justice around the world; To appreciate the contextual and international dimensions of the tensions and challenges faced by educators around the world and contribute to ongoing efforts to sketch a vision for addressing their needs; To explore ways in which ICT in education can promote social justice and contribute toward sustaining communities around the world

What Kind of Information Society? Governance, Virtuality, Surveillance, Sustainability, Resilience

9th IFIP TC 9 International Conference, HCC9 2010 and 1st IFIP TC 11 International Conference, CIP 2010, Held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010, Proceedings
Author: Jacques J. Berleur,Magda David Hercheui,Lorenz Hilty
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642154794
Category: Computers
Page: 398
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The present book contains the proceedings of two conferences held at the World Computer Congress 2010 in Brisbane, Australia (September 20–23) organised by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). In the first part, the reader can find the proceedings of the 9th Human Choice and Computers International C- ference (HCC9) organised by the IFIP Technical Committee TC9 on the Relationship Between ICT and Society. The HCC9 part is subdivided into four tracks: Ethics and ICT Governance, Virtual Technologies and Social Shaping, Surveillance and Privacy, and ICT and Sustainable Development. The second part consists of papers given at the Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Conference (CIP) organized by the IFIP Technical Committee TC11 on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems. The two parts of the book are introduced by the respective Conference Chairs. Chapter 1 introduces HCC9, providing a short summary of the HCC conference series, which started in 1974, and explaining the overview of HCC9, detailing the rationale behind each of the tracks in this conference. The details related to the papers of each track are discussed by the Track Chairs in the respective introductions to the specific tracks of HCC9 (Chaps. 2, 10, 16 and 22). Finally, Chap. 22 introduces the CIP part.

ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives

Theory and Perspectives
Author: Steyn, Jacques
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1615208003
Category: Computers
Page: 392
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ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives focuses on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), which includes any technology used for communication and information. This publication researches the social side of computing, the users, and the design of systems that meet the needs of "ordinary" users.

Information Technology and Sustainability

Essays on the Relationship Between ICT and Sustainable Development
Author: Lorenz M. Hilty
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3837019705
Category: Information technology
Page: 180
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are contributing both to environmental problems and to their solution. Will ICT producers, users and recyclers be the major polluters of tomorrow, or will 'Green IT' and a dematerialized information society save the climate? This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between ICT and sustainable development, culminating in 15 recommendations - to producers, users and political decision makers - which show the way to a sustainable information society.Keywords: Information Technology, Environment, Sustainable Development, Environmental Informatics, Green IT, Green Computing, Data Centers, Energy Efficiency, Resource Productivity, Dematerialization, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), E-waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Recycling, Technological Complexity, Critical Information Infrastructure, Open Standards, Rebound Effect.

Sustainable Economic Development and the Influence of Information Technologies: Dynamics of Knowledge Society Transformation

Dynamics of Knowledge Society Transformation
Author: Karatas, Muhammed
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1615207104
Category: Education
Page: 358
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"This book provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area of information technology as it relates to sustainable economic development and the development of knowledge societies"--Provided by publisher.

E-innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis

Author: Zacharoula Andreopoulou
Publisher: Business Science Reference
ISBN: 9781466645509
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 317
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"This book brings together a multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge on the application of electronic and mobile innovations towards the sustainable development of the economy and provides an opportunity to identify effective e-innovation and successful practices"--

Information Systems for Sustainable Development

Author: Lorenz M. Hilty,Eberhard K. Seifert,René Treibert
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591403421
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 378
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Information Systems for Sustainable Development provides a survey on approaches to information systems supporting sustainable development in the private or public sector. It also documents and encourages the first steps of environmental information processing towards this more comprehensive goal.

Slow Tech and ICT

A Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Approach
Author: Norberto Patrignani,Diane Whitehouse
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319689444
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 148
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This book makes an important contribution to the recent evolution in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that are human-centred and socially desirable, environmentally sustainable, and ethically acceptable. It introduces the concept of moral, equitable and environmental limits in the ICT domain and proposes a Slow Tech approach to face the challenges of these limits, laying out a set of principles that can be applied in real-life business settings. With the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the growing interest in the circular economy, Slow Tech and ICT - A Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Approach is a timely tool for forward-thinking businesses.

Connecting ICTs to Development

The IDRC Experience
Author: Heloise Emdon,Laurent Elder,Ben Petrazzini,Richard Fuchs
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783082534
Category: Computers
Page: 298
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Over the past two decades, projects supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have critically examined the ways in which information and communications technologies (ICTs) can be used to improve learning, empower the disenfranchised, generate income opportunities for the poor, and facilitate access to healthcare in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Considering that most development institutions and governments are currently attempting to integrate ICTs into their practices, it is an opportune time to reflect on the research findings that have emerged from IDRC’s work and research in this area. “Connecting ICTs to Development” discusses programmatic investments made by IDRC in a wide variety of areas related to ICTs, including infrastructure, access, regulations, health, governance, education, livelihoods, social inclusion, technical innovation, intellectual property rights and evaluation. Each chapter in this book analyzes the ways in which research findings from IDRC-supported projects have contributed to an evolution of thinking, and discusses successes and challenges in using ICTs as tools to address development issues. The volume also presents key lessons learned from ICT4D programming and recommendations for future work.

ICT for Transport

Opportunities and Threats
Author: Nikolas Thomopoulos,Moshe Givoni,the late Piet Rietveld
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1783471298
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are rapidly evolving and taking centre stage in everyday life in the 21st century alongside the increasing importance and value of information. This is particularly evident in the transport sector where