International ICSC Congress
INFORMATION SCIENCE INNOVATIONS
March 17-21, 2001
The explosive growth of the world wide web and its universal acceptance by society has irrevocably changed the computing landscape. For the first time in the history of computing, the typical user of a computer neither knows nor needs to know very much about how a computer works in order to use it. The resulting radically new computing world is becoming apparent to more and more users, and Information Technology (IT) is forcing its way to almost every field and business. As a result, IT is blooming as a separate field by itself, dealing with computer applications over international or local networks. The main concern of IT professionals is the user’s interaction and satisfaction with the computing world.
On the other hand, traditional fields of Computer Science and Engineering concentrated more on how the computers work from inside, and how to improve and evolve computing processes and methodologies in order to increase the computer’s intelligence. In order to enhance the computer’s intelligence, researchers are trying to mimic the natural intelligence of the human brain, as well as the natural individual and social behavior. Obviously, increasing the computer’s intelligence will ease the interaction between the user and the entire computing world.
While Computer Science and Engineering research is conducted widely by researchers and scholars coming from universities, industries and other institutions, IT developments are still controlled by few companies worldwide. As more intelligence and flexibility is needed in IT applications, a major breakthrough in this field might not happen unless advanced theories and methodologies of Computer Science and Engineering are injected into the main ingredients of the IT environments, to provide a strong theoretical backup for these environments.
This merge between Computer Science and Engineering, on one hand, and Information Technology, on the other, is what we call “Information Sciences”, which is chosen to be the title of this congress. It is intended to target themes related to different IT components (software, hardware, networking, data administration) used for different applications (medicine, business, manufacturing, software development) with a strong computer science and engineering background. It is a call for all researchers in the field to take their role in drafting the future of the currently starting Information Era in order not to leave this role to few companies and groups.
The congress will concentrate on four main themes divided over four symposia: IT innovations in Clinical Trials, E-Business and Beyond, Intelligent Manufacturing Automation, and Intelligent Methodologies.
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