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Informatics

Description

Informatics is a branch of information engineering. It involves the practice of information processing and the engineering of information systems, and as an academic field it is an applied form of information science. The field considers the interaction between humans and information alongside the construction of interfaces, organisations, technologies and systems. As such, the field of informatics has great breadth and encompasses many subspecialties, including disciplines of computer science, information systems, information technology and statistics. Since the advent of computers, individuals and organizations increasingly process information digitally. This has led to the study of informatics with computational, mathematical, biological, cognitive and social aspects, including study of the social impact of information technologies.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Informatics

International Computer Science Conventions
European Trade Union Education Network
African Network of Information Technology Experts and Professionals
European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering
PAGEIN
Regional Network for the Exchange of Information and Experience in Science and Technology in Asia and the Pacific / Est. 1983
Software Publishers Association / Est. 1984
Electronic Business Group / Est. 1998
Conference of Iberoamerican Authorities on Informatics / Est. 1970
Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network / Est. 1998
Caribbean Digital Library Consortium / Est. 2000
Voix de l'informatique francophone / La
Formal Methods Europe / Est. 1984
Open Systems Testing Consortium
Association francophone des utilisateurs de la Classification Internationale des Soins Primaires
HOOD User Group
International Network on Computers in Science
Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Information Technology Policy / Est. 2002
FESPA / Est. 1962
International B Conference Steering Committee / Est. 1997
Association for Machine Translation in the Americas / Est. 1991
Software and Information Industry Association / Est. 1999
Community Informatics Research Network
Moscow International University of Business and Information Technologies / Est. 1932
Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization / Est. 2001

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World Problems relating to Informatics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Non-compliance of computer equipment to Year 2000 transition
Unauthorized access to computer information systems
Electronic waste
Excessive mechanization
Excessive dependence on computer models of complex system behaviour
Vulnerability of high technology systems
Poor programming technique
Dependence on information technology
Displacement of human intelligence by machine intelligence
Inflexible computer systems
Inadequate use of information technology
Uncontrolled use of computer data
Elitist control of information technology
Computer pornography
Abuse of computer systems
Health hazards of computer monitor screens
Dangerous developments in computerization
Uncoordinated use of computers and automation
Instability in high-technology manufacturing industries
Misuse of surveillance of public communications
Confusing loan procedures
Excessive computer control of social processes
Demonic technology
Failure of computer billing
Discriminatory design of information systems

Action Strategies relating to Informatics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Using information technology for education
Promoting digital literacy
Capturing archival materials using digital imaging
Creating bioinformatics
Developing medical informatics
Developing software
Using computers in education
Expanding use of information technology for law
Promoting computer language
Reducing amount of electronic scrap
Using optical telecommunication technology
Globalizing information flow
Developing electronic commerce
Using information technology
Sharing information technology for sustainable development
Fostering regional cooperation on specialized information services
Expanding electronic libraries
Developing internet
Using computer-aided design
Developing smart communities
Designing software
Designing adaptive information technologies
Providing government information on the internet
Developing computer law
Developing an integrated global observing strategy

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