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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.

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Organizations relating to Informatics

International Computer Science Conventions / Millet AB, Canada
European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering / Cardiff, UK
Electronic Business Group / Paris, France / Est. 1998
Conference of Iberoamerican Authorities on Informatics / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1970
Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1998
Formal Methods Europe / Uppsala, Sweden / Est. 1984
International Inventory of Musical Sources / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 1952
Association francophone des utilisateurs de la Classification Internationale des Soins Primaires / Beauvoir-sur-Mer, France
International B Conference Steering Committee / Nantes, France / Est. 1997
Association for Machine Translation in the Americas / Stroudsburg PA, USA / Est. 1991
Software and Information Industry Association / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1999
Community Informatics Research Network / Prague, Australia
Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization / Tunis, Tunisia / Est. 2001
Computer Aid International / London, UK
South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation / Sydney, Australia / Est. 1978
Quest International Users Group / Lexington KY, USA / Est. 1995
ECDL Foundation / Dublin, Ireland / Est. 1997
European Institute for a Sustainable Information Society / Kouvola, Finland / Est. 2003
International Centre for Transdisciplinary Studies and Research / Paris, France / Est. 1987
European Centre for Atomic and Molecular Computations / Lausanne, Switzerland / Est. 1969
Close the Gap International / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2003
Arab Union of Information Technology / Cairo, Egypt
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Centre / Cairo, Egypt
Smile Africa International / Kelowna BC, Canada / Est. 1992
Computer Professionals Forum for Peace and Social Responsibility / Bremen, Germany

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World Problems relating to Informatics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Computer viruses
Computer-based crime
Non-compliance of computer equipment to Year 2000 transition
Dependence on information technology
Internet traffic congestion
Vulnerability of high technology systems
Electronic waste
Health hazards of computer monitor screens
Computer pornography
Excessive dependence on computer models of complex system behaviour
Computer piracy
Unreliability of computer software
Unauthorized access to computer information systems
Abuse of computer systems
Failure of computer billing
Computer stress
Computer rage
Displacement of human intelligence by machine intelligence
Inadequate use of information technology
Uncontrolled use of computer data
Elitist control of information technology
Dangerous developments in computerization
Confusing loan procedures
Excessive computer control of social processes
Demonic technology

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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