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Infonomics for Distributed Business and Decision-Making Environments: Creating Information System Ecology

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Infonomics for Distributed Business and Decision-Making Environments: Creating Information System Ecology provides greater understanding of issues, challenges, trends, and technologies effecting the overall utilization and management of information in modern organizations. A leading field resource, this innovative collection addresses the emerging issues in information resources economics and its applications.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. List of Reviewers
  3. Preface
    1. STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK
    2. TARGET AUDIENCES
  4. Acknowledgment
  5. 1. Information Interpretation and Modeling
    1. 1. Information and Knowledge: Concepts and Functions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATION FUNCTIONS
      4. MEANING AND KNOWLEDGE
      5. INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE FROM WEBSITES
      6. INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE FOR THE WEBSITES, PERSONAL DATA AND IDENTIFICATION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. 2. Ontology-Based Network Management for Autonomic Communications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTEROPERABILITY OF MANAGEMENT MODELS AND AUTONOMIC COMMUNICATIONS
        1. Interoperability of Network Management Models
        2. Ontology-Based correlation Engines in Autonomic Networks
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. 3. On the Infological Interpretation of Information
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFOLOGICAL CONCEPT OF INFORMATION
      4. DIVERSITY of INFORMATION
      5. PROPERTIES OF INFORMATION
      6. THE SPACE OF MESSAGES. THE INFORMATION SPACE
        1. Semantic Total of Information pieces
        2. Semantic Difference of Information
        3. Semantic product of Information
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. 4. How Models and Methods for Analysis and Design of Information Systems can be Improved to Better Support Communication and Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOME THEORETICAL LINGUISTIC ASSUMPTIONS CONCERNING UNDERSTANDING AND COMMUNICATION
      4. DIFFERENT THEORETICAL ASSUMPTIONS OF LEARNING INFLUENCING UNDERSTANDABILITY OF MODELS
      5. IMPORTANT ASSUMPTIONS CONCERNING COMMUNICATION AND LEARNING FOR MODELS AND METHODS USED IN INFORMATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
      6. PROBLEMS IN TRADITIONAL MODELING APPROACHES FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT CONCERNING COMMUNICATION AND LEARNING
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  6. 2. Information Management Process
    1. 5. Expanding the Strategic Role of Information Interactions in the Enterprise Environment: Developing an Integrated Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT
      4. NEW AVENUES IN BUSINESS PROCESS MODELING RESEARCH
      5. MODELING INFORMATION INTERACTIONS IN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENTS
        1. The Integrated Model
        2. Field Study and Empirical Model
      6. METHODOLOGY OF DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
      7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      8. THE BUSINESS - INFORMATION INTERACTION - PROCESS MODEL OF ENTERPRISE PROCESSES
        1. Return on Investment
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. 6. Information Management in a Grid-Based E-Health Business Environment: A Technical-Business Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE MEDICAL INFORMATICS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
        1. E-Health Scenario
          1. Overview
          2. Entities and Roles
          3. Scenario Description
          4. Technical Requirements
      5. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE MEDICAL INFORMATICS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
        1. Information Management and the Grid
        2. Application Interoperability: The HL7
      6. BUSINESS ANALYSIS OF THE E-HEALTH BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
      7. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. 7. Intelligent Agents for Business Process Management Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ARCHITECTURE OF BPM SYSTEMS
      4. AGENT—BASED SYSTEMS
      5. MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS
      6. ARCHITECTURES OF AGENT— BASED SYSTEMS
      7. ARCHITECTURE OF AGENT—BASED BPM
      8. METHODOLOGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ABPM SYSTEMS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. 8. Virtual Heterarchy: Information Governance Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION - BUSINESS COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT
      3. BACKGROUND - GOVERNANCE VS. MANAGEMENT
      4. GOVERNANCE ISSUES AND CONTROVERSIES
        1. Corporate Governance
        2. Information Technology Governance
        3. Information Governance
      5. RECOMMENDATION - MODEL OF INFORMATION GOVERNANCE
      6. PROPOSED MODEL VIABILITY
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  7. 3. Information Valuation
    1. 9. Value of Information in Distributed Decision Support Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAJOR MEASURES VALUE OF INFORMATION
      5. WAYS OF INCREASING THE VALUE OF INFORMATION IN DISTRIBUTED DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. 10. Accounting and Billing in Computing Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HIGH END COMPUTING AND HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
      5. COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS: PRESENT SITUATION
        1. Commercial Activities
        2. Cluster Activities
        3. Scientific Supercomputing: North-German Supercomputing Alliance
        4. Grid Computing: German Grid initiative
      6. COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS: REQUIREMENTS
        1. Computing with Linguistics and Thesauri
        2. Computing and Heterogeneous Encyclopedic Scientific Information
        3. Computing and Scientific Geoinformation
        4. State of Requirements Analysis for Computing Environments
      7. CONCEPTS AND SYSTEMS COMPARISON OVERVIEW
        1. Criteria Overview
        2. Classification of Resources
        3. integrated Architecture
      8. FUTURE ACCOUNTING AND BILLING ACTIVITIES
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. 11. Methodological Aspects of the Evaluation of Individual E-Banking Services for Selected Banks in Poland
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. USING A SCORING METHOD TO ANALYSE E-BANKING SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS
      4. USING AHP METHOD TO ANALYSE E-BANKING SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS
      5. USING A CONVERSION METHOD TO ANALYSE E-BANKING SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. 12. Health Infonomics: Intelligent Applications of Information Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE UNDERPINNINGS OF HEALTH INFORMATICS
      4. CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH INFORMATICS
        1. EHRs and Healthcare Quality
        2. E-Health and the Provision of Healthcare
        3. Health Informatics and Public Health
      5. A RESEARCH AGENDA TO ADVANCE HEALTH INFORMATICS AND HEALTH INFONOMICS
      6. A LOOK TOWARD HEALTH INFORMATICS AND INFONOMICS OF THE FUTURE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. 13. The Information Sector in the Economy and its Strategic Value
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INFORMATION SECTOR ECONOMICS IN THE COURSE OF ECONOMIC ASSESSMENTS
      5. EXAMPLE METHOD OF THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE INFORMATION SECTOR
      6. THE SIZE OF THE INFORMATION SECTOR IN THE POLISH ECONOMY
      7. THE INFORMATION SECTOR IN THE FOUR-SECTOR MODEL OF THE POLISH ECONOMY
      8. INFORMATION SECTOR IN ECONOMIES OF OTHER COUNTRIES
      9. THE VALUE OF THE INFORMATION SECTOR IN THE ECONOMY
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
        1. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
  8. 4. Collaboration in Networks
    1. 14. Designing Collaborative Infrastructures to get Business Value from Collaboration in Large Scale Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COLLABORATIVE INFRASTRUCTURES
      4. USING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO DEVELOP REQUIREMENTS
        1. Develop a Vision
        2. A Blueprint for Designing Collaborative Infrastructures
      5. AN EXAMPLE - DEVELOPING AN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OUTSOURCING
        1. The Business Activity Diagram
        2. The Enterprise Network Model for Process Outsourcing
      6. DEFINING TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
        1. Developing Customizable Lightweight Workspaces
        2. Lightweight Exchange
        3. Lightweight Collaboration
        4. Lightweight Workflow
        5. Choosing Lightweight Platforms Strategies
        6. Identifying the infrastructure
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. 15. Governance of Virtual Networks: Case of Living and Virtual Laboratories
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION, VIRTUAL LABORATORIES AND LIVING LAB?
      4. GOVERNANCE OF VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS AND LIVING LABORATORIES
      5. MANAGERIAL PROCESSES INSIDE VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS AND LIVING LABORATORIES
      6. HOW TO START ARCHITECTURE DESIGN OF LIVING LABORATORIES
      7. MATRIX OF VALUE CHAIN OF LIVING LABORATORY
      8. TOOL MAKING INDUSTRY CASE STUDY
        1. Tool and Die Industrial Sector
        2. What is LENS Living Lab?
        3. Governance and Management in LENS Living Lab
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. 16. New Forms of Work in the Light of Globalization in Software Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FORMS OF WORK IN DISTRIBUTED PROJECTS: CASE STUDY
        1. Empirical Background
        2. Collaboration Models
        3. Factors Affecting Lifecycle Distribution
        4. Teamwork Challenges vs. Knowledge Transfer Challenges
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS TO PRACTITIONERS
        1. Areas of Improvement
        2. Considerations
        3. Corrective Actions
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. 17. Digital Confidence in Business: A Perspective of Information Ethics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. USERS' PERCEPTIONS OF INFORMATION ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACES RESEARCH ISSUES
        1. Research Method
      5. RESEARCH ANALYSIS
        1. Analysis by Gender
        2. Analysis by Work Place
        3. Solutions and Recommendations
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
        1. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTE
    5. 18. Ethics of Information in Distributed Business Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SHORT HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON ETHICS IN LITERATURE
      4. AN OPTIMISTIC APPROACH TO THE ETHICS OF INFORMATION IN DBE
      5. SOLVING ETHICAL DILEMMAS OF INFORMATION IN DBE - SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS IN ETHICS OF INFORMATION IN DBE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors