Policy Practice and Digital Science

Integrating Complex Systems, Social Simulation and Public Administration in Policy Research

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Author: Marijn Janssen,Maria A. Wimmer,Ameneh Deljoo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319127845

Category: Law

Page: 431

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The explosive growth in data, computational power, and social media creates new opportunities for innovating the processes and solutions of Information and communications technology (ICT) based policy-making and research. To take advantage of these developments in the digital world, new approaches, concepts, instruments and methods are needed to navigate the societal and computational complexity. This requires extensive interdisciplinary knowledge of public administration, policy analyses, information systems, complex systems and computer science. This book provides the foundation for this new interdisciplinary field, in which various traditional disciplines are blending. Both policy makers, executors and those in charge of policy implementations acknowledge that ICT is becoming more important and is changing the policy-making process, resulting in a next generation policy-making based on ICT support. Web 2.0 and even Web 3.0 point to the specific applications of social networks, semantically enriched and linked data, whereas policy-making has also to do with the use of the vast amount of data, predictions and forecasts, and improving the outcomes of policy-making, which is confronted with an increasing complexity and uncertainty of the outcomes. The field of policy-making is changing and driven by developments like open data, computational methods for processing data, opining mining, simulation and visualization of rich data sets, all combined with public engagement, social media and participatory tools.

CeDEM16

Proceedings of the the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2016

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Author: Parycek, Peter,Edelmann, Noella

Publisher: Edition-Donau-Univ. Krems

ISBN: 3902505818

Category:

Page: 204

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The Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) brings together experts from academia, public authorities, developers and practitioners. The CeDEM proceedings present the essence of academic and practical knowledge on e-democracy and open government. The reflections, the workshops and the PhD papers found in these proceedings reveal the newest developments, trends, tools and procedures, and show the many ways that these impact society and Democracy.

Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications 2018

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA-18)

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Author: Gordan Jezic,Yun-Heh Jessica Chen-Burger,Robert J. Howlett,Lakhmi C. Jain,Ljubo Vlacic,Roman Šperka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319920316

Category: Computers

Page: 356

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This book highlights new trends and challenges in agent systems, and new digital and knowledge economy research, and includes 34 papers on areas such as intelligent agent interaction and collaboration, modeling, simulation and mobile agents, agent communication and social networks, business Informatics, design and implementation of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. These papers were presented at the 12th International KES Conference on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications (KES-AMSTA 2018) held on Australia’s Gold Coast. The modern economy is driven by technologies and knowledge. Digital technologies can free, shift and multiply choices, often intruding on the space of other industries, by providing new ways of conducting business operations and creating values for customers and companies. The book addresses topics that contribute to the modern digital economy, including software agents, multi-agent systems, agent modeling, mobile and cloud computing, big data analysis, business intelligence, artificial intelligence, social systems, computer embedded systems and nature inspired manufacturing, which contribute to the modern digital economy. The results presented are of theoretical and practical value to researchers and industrial practitioners working in the fields of artificial intelligence, collective computational intelligence, innovative business models, new digital and knowledge economy and, in particular, agent and multi-agent systems, technologies, tools and applications.

The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods

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Author: Nigel G Fielding,Raymond M Lee,Grant Blank

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473959284

Category: Social Science

Page: 684

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Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS. Bringing together the leading names in both qualitative and quantitative online research, this new edition is organised into nine sections: 1. Online Research Methods 2. Designing Online Research 3. Online Data Capture and Data Collection 4. The Online Survey 5. Digital Quantitative Analysis 6. Digital Text Analysis 7. Virtual Ethnography 8. Online Secondary Analysis: Resources and Methods 9. The Future of Online Social Research The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.

Innovative Approaches in Agent-Based Modelling and Business Intelligence

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Author: Setsuya Kurahashi,Hiroshi Takahashi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811318492

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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This book thoroughly prepares intermediate-level readers for research in social science, organization studies, economics, finance, marketing science, and business science as complex adaptive systems. It presents the advantages of social simulation studies and business intelligence to those who are not familiar with the computational research approach, and offers experienced modelers various instructive examples of using agent-based modeling and business intelligence approaches to inspire their own work. In addition, the book discusses cutting-edge techniques for complex adaptive systems using their applications. To date, business science studies have focused only on data science and analyses of business problems. However, using these studies to enhance the capabilities of conventional techniques in the fields has not been investigated adequately. This book addresses managing the issues of societies, firms, and organizations to profit from interaction with agent-based modeling, human- and computer- mixed systems, and business intelligence approaches, an area that is fundamental for complex but bounded rational business environments. With detailed research by leading authors in the field, Innovative Approaches in Agent-Based Modelling and Business Intelligence inspires readers to join with other disciplines and extend the scope of the book with their own unique contributions. It also includes the common challenges encountered in computational social science and business science to enable researchers, students, and professionals to resolve their own problems.

Electronic Participation

7th IFIP 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 30 -- September 2, 2015, Proceedings

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Author: Efthimios Tambouris,Panos Panagiotopoulos,Øystein Sæbø,Konstantinos Tarabanis,Maria A. Wimmer,Michela Milano,Theresa Pardo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319225006

Category: Computers

Page: 161

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2015, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in August/September 2015. The 12 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 19 submissions. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: eParticipation and social media, delibration and consultation, evaluation, and policy formulation and modelling.

Advanced Engineering Environments

Achieving the Vision, Phase 1

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Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Committee on Advanced Engineering Environments

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309065410

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 58

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Advances in the capabilities of technologies applicable to distributed networking, telecommunications, multi-user computer applications, and interactive virtual reality are creating opportunities for users in the same or separate locations to engage in interdependent, cooperative activities using a common computer-based environment. These capabilities have given rise to relatively new interdisciplinary efforts to unite the interests of mission-oriented communities with those of the computer and social science communities to create integrated, tool-oriented computation and communication systems. These systems can enable teams in widespread locations to collaborate using the newest instruments and computing resources. The benefits are many. For example, a new paradigm for intimate collaboration between scientists and engineers is emerging. This collaboration has the potential to accelerate the development and dissemination of knowledge and optimize the use of instruments and facilities, while minimizing the time between the discovery and application of new technologies. Advanced Engineering Environments: Achieving the Vision, Phase I describes the benefits and feasibility of ongoing efforts to develop and apply advanced engineering environments (AEEs), which are defined as particular implementations of computational and communications systems that create integrated virtual and/or distributed environments linking researchers, technologists, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and customers.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology

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Author: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour,Mehdi Khosrowpour

Publisher: IGI Global Snippet

ISBN: 9781605660264

Category: Computers

Page: 523

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"This set of books represents a detailed compendium of authoritative, research-based entries that define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology"--Provided by publisher.

Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2008

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Author: Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780768924039

Category: Education

Page: 1224

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Peterson's six-volume Graduate and Professional Programs is the trusted source for accurate, up-to-date graduate program information. With complete details on more than 44,000 master, doctoral, and first-professional degree programs in 476 disciplines at more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, this series is the perfect for students, acadmic advisors, administrators, researchers, scholars, professionals, and librarians.

Data Integration in the Life Sciences

Second International Workshop, DILS 2005, San Diego, CA, USA, July 20-22, 2005, Proceedings

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Author: Bertram Ludäscher,Louiqa Raschid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 344

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Data Integration in the Life Sciences, DILS 2005, held in San Diego, CA, USA in July 2005. The 20 revised full papers presented together with 8 revised posters and demonstration papers, 2 keynote articles and 5 invited position statements were carefully reviewed and selected from 50 initial submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on user applications, ontologies, data integration, and others and address all current issues in data integration from the life science point of view.

Gaming and Simulations: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609601963

Category: Games

Page: 2164

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"This book set unites fundamental research on the history, current directions, and implications of gaming at individual and organizational levels, exploring all facets of game design and application and describing how this emerging discipline informs and is informed by society and culture"--Provided by publisher.

Digital Transformation and Global Society

First International Conference, DTGS 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 22-24, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Andrei V. Chugunov,Radomir Bolgov,Yury Kabanov,George Kampis,Maria Wimmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319497006

Category: Computers

Page: 620

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Digital Transformation and Global Society, DTGS 2016, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, in June 2016. The 43 revised full papers and 15 revised short papers, presented together with 3 poster papers and an invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 157 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on eSociety: New Social Media Studies; eSociety: eGovernment and eParticipation: Perspectives on ICTs in Public Administration and Democracy; eKnowledge: ICTs in Learning and Education Management; eCity: ICTs for Better Urban (Rural) Planning and Living; eHealth: ICTs in Healthcare; eScience: Big Data Complex Calculations.

The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity

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Author: Robert Frodeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199236917

Category: Art

Page: 580

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The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity provides a synoptic account of the current state of interdisciplinary research, education, and administration-knowledge that spans the disciplines, and crosses the space between the academic community and society at large. Its 36 chapters and 14 case studies provide a snapshot of the state of knowledge integration as interdisciplinarity approaches its century mark.

Frontier and Future Development of Information Technology in Medicine and Education

ITME 2013

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Author: Shaozi Li,Qun Jin,Xiaohong Jiang,James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400776187

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3581

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IT changes everyday’s life, especially in education and medicine. The goal of ITME 2013 is to further explore the theoretical and practical issues of IT in education and medicine. It also aims to foster new ideas and collaboration between researchers and practitioners.

Technology Enhanced Learning for People with Disabilities: Approaches and Applications

Approaches and Applications

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Author: Ordóñez de Pablos, Patricia

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615209247

Category: Education

Page: 276

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"This book brings together academics, policy-makers and practitioners, with the goal of delivering a reference edition for all those interested in approaches and applications of technology enhanced learning for people with disabilities"--Provided by publisher.

Intelligent Human Systems Integration

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2018): Integrating People and Intelligent Systems, January 7-9, 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Author: Waldemar Karwowski,Tareq Ahram

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319738887

Category: Computers

Page: 780

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This book reports on research on innovative human systems integration and human-machine interaction, with an emphasis on artificial intelligence and automation, as well as computational modeling and simulation. It covers a wide range of applications in the area of design, construction and operation of products, systems and services, including lifecycle development and human-technology interaction. The book describes advanced methodologies and tools for evaluating and improving interface usability, new models, as well as case studies and best practices in virtual, augmented and mixed reality systems, with a special focus on dynamic environments. It also discusses different factors concerning the human, hardware, and artificial intelligence software. Based on the proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (IHSI 2018), held on January 7-9, 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the book also examines the forces that are currently shaping the nature of computing and cognitive systems, such as the need for decreasing hardware costs; the importance of infusing intelligence and automation, and the related trend toward hardware miniaturization and power reduction; the necessity for a better assimilation of computation in the environment; and the social concerns regarding access to computers and systems for people with special needs. It offers a timely survey and a practice-oriented reference guide to policy- and decision-makers, human factors engineers, systems developers and users alike.