Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Sixth Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Sixth Edition

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Release Date: July, 2024|Copyright: © 2025 |
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7366-5
ISBN13: 9781668473665|ISBN10: 1668473666|EISBN13: 9781668473672
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Description & Coverage

Political strife, economic turmoil, and a global pandemic have caused massive changes throughout society over the past few years. Disruptions to work and school enforced a complete reliance on technology for the first time in many countries, while supply chain issues directly impacted societal comfort and well-being. More than ever, it is apparent how influential and significant information science and technology is across the world. As every industry and government adjusts to today’s reality in which information science and technology is key to the functionality of providing services, it is imperative that the cutting-edge concepts, methodologies, and technologies that have been implemented within recent years are shared with the global research community and beyond.

The Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Sixth Edition continues the legacy set forth by the first five editions by providing comprehensive coverage and up-to-date definitions of the most important issues, concepts, and trends pertaining to technological advancements and information management within a variety of settings and industries. Additionally, this major reference work is the first in this impactful series to be fully open access and operate under a continuous publication frequency, allowing each encyclopedia entry to be released in real time to the academic community immediately upon acceptance. Featuring a collection of research from scholars throughout the world with notable research portfolios and expertise, this publication is freely available to all audiences and is particularly ideal for IT specialists, programmers, developers, computer scientists, information professionals, data scientists, security specialists, engineers, educators, executives, scientists, medical professionals, managers, academicians, researchers, and upper-level students.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Automation
  • Big Data
  • Biometrics
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Business Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Digital Currencies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Literacy
  • Digital Media
  • Digitalization
  • Distance Education
  • Educational Technologies
  • Engineering Science
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Gaming
  • Gender and IT
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resource Management
  • Instructional Technologies
  • Internet of Things
  • IT Policy Standardization
  • IT Research and Theory
  • Knowledge Management
  • Machine Learning
  • Management Science
  • Marketing
  • Medical Engineering
  • Mental Health
  • Neural Networks
  • Next-Gen Technology
  • Open Research and Resources
  • Open Source
  • Optimization
  • Political Science
  • Quantum Computing/Super Computers
  • Robotics
  • Sociology
  • Software-as-a-Service
  • Sustainability
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Vaccine Development and Potency
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearable Computing
  • Web Technologies
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Editor/Author Biographies

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global (www.igi-global.com). He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (www.irma-international.org) and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children Foundation (www.worldforgottenchildren.org). He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ) and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.

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