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Education and the Knowledge Society

Information Technology supporting human development

  • Tom J. van Weert
Conference proceedings

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. A comprehensive synthesis of research

    1. Niki Davis, Roger Carlsen
      Pages 3-14
  3. Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Society

    1. Tom van Weert
      Pages 15-25
  4. Collective intelligence and capacity building

  5. ETampere

    1. Jarmo Viteli
      Pages 35-45
  6. Information: a strategic resource for technological change

  7. Preserving information

    1. André Hurst
      Pages 57-66
  8. Towards an Indigenous vision for the Information Society

    1. Kenneth Deer, Ann-Kristin Håkansson
      Pages 67-80
  9. Vulnerabilities of information technologies

    1. Klaus Brunnstein
      Pages 81-91
  10. Professional deontology, self-regulation and ethics in the Information Society

  11. Developments in the fields of Software Engineering

    1. J. Barrie Thompson
      Pages 109-122
  12. The role of IEEE computer society in the Information Age

  13. Managing ICT skills profiles

    1. Anneke Hacquebard, Steven Dijkxhoorn, Anita Erkelens
      Pages 133-144
  14. Enabling ICT adoption in developing Knowledge Societies

  15. Sustainable development and the Information Society

  16. The “e-well”

    1. Antoine Geissbuhler, Ousmane Ly
      Pages 167-175
  17. Networked economy

    1. Mikko J. Ruohonen
      Pages 177-188
  18. Understanding and interpreting the drivers of the Knowledge Economy

  19. Beyond technology

    1. André-Yves Portnoff
      Pages 203-211
  20. Social engineering of the Internet in developing areas

About these proceedings


Engineering the Knowledge Society (EKS) - Event of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) This book is the result of a joint event of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) held during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva, Switzerland, December 11 - 12, 2003. The organisation was in the hands of Mr. Raymond Morel of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). Information Technology (or Information and Communication Technology) cannot be seen as a separate entity. Its application should support human development and this application has to be engineered. Education plays a central role in the engineering of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for human support. The conference addressed the following aspects: Lifelong Learning and education,- inclusion, ethics and social impact, engineering profession, developing- society, economy and e-Society. The contributions in this World Summit event reflected an active stance towards human development supported by ICT. A Round Table session provided concrete proposals for action.


Internet computer education ethics information society information technology social engineering technological change technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom J. van Weert
    • 1
  1. 1.Hogeschool van UtrechtThe Netherlands

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