Tag: ICT

From Net Neutrality to ICT Neutrality


English | 2022 | ISBN: 3031062701 | 194 pages | True PDF EPUB | 12.85 MB
Discusses the pros and cons of net neutrality as objective as possible from arguments of proponents and opponents
Touches issues related to history, economics, law, networking, and mathematics

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ICT Applications for Smart Cities


English | 2022 | ISBN: 3031063066 | 212 pages | True PDF EPUB | 57.68 MB
This book is the result of four-year work in the framework of the Ibero-American Research Network TICs4CI funded by the CYTED program. In the following decades, 85% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities; hence, urban centers should be prepared to provide smart solutions for problems ranging from video surveillance and intelligent mobility to the solid waste recycling processes, just to mention a few. More specifically, the book describes underlying technologies and practical implementations of several successful case studies of ICTs developed in the following smart city areas:

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Emerging IT/ICT and AI Technologies Affecting Society


Emerging IT/ICT and AI Technologies Affecting Society
English | 2023 | ISBN: 9811929394 | 557 Pages | PDF EPUB (True) | 39 MB
This book presents the applications of future technologies to overcome the toughest humanitarian challenges from an engineering approach. COVID-19, a worldwide pandemic, has limited many physical operational areas and at the same time has motivated to uplift the initiative to digitalize the world. Society is facing ever more intense and protracted humanitarian crises, and as a result, the global community is pressed to find new ways to help people and communities in need. This interdisciplinary book highlights the exchange of relevant trends and research results as well as the presentation of practical experiences gained while developing and testing elements of technology enhanced learning experiences with the help of emerging technologies like IT/ICT, AI, ML, edge computing, robotics automation, 5G for the betterment of humanity. It highlights the analytics and optimization issues impacting society and technology for example on security, sustainability, identity, inclusion, working life, corporate and community welfare, and well-being of people to create a secure tomorrow.

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African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Politics The Challenge of Gendered Digital Divides to People-Centered Governance


Assata Zerai, "African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Politics: The Challenge of Gendered Digital Divides to People-Centered Governance "
English | ISBN: 1138559369 | 2018 | 171 pages | EPUB | 1135 KB
How can we promote people-centered governance in Africa? Cell phones/ information and communications technology (ICT) are shown to be linked to neoliberal understandings of more democratic governance structures, defined by the Worldwide Governance Indicators as: the rule of law, corruption-control, regulation quality, government effectiveness, political stability/no violence, and voice and accountability. However, these indicators fall short: they do note emphasize gender equity or pro-poor policies.

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ICT, Cities, and Reaching Positive Peace


ICT, Cities, and Reaching Positive Peace
English | 2022 | ISBN: 9811931666 | 258 Pages | PDF (True) | 10 MB
This book is the first attempt to explore the use and application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and related smart technologies in cities and for the sole purpose of reaching positive peace. The everyday usage of digital technologies in cities encourages us to study the benefits, co-benefits, disadvantages, and threats of ICT application in cities and urban environments. The continuous growth of digital technologies and their growing demand in everyday urban practices and systems are already known to scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers. However, this book explores whether or not such applications and usage help us reaching positive peace. This approach is novel in the field of urban studies, allowing us to identify and highlight best practices, successes, and failures of ICT application to meet positive peace pillars. The scope of the book highlights our focus on positive peace and its eight pillars, mainly how they are meant to be achieved in cities and urban areas. With an analytical view on the topic, we aim to reflect on the systematic features of urban systems, using positive peace pillars as the primary targets. We believe ICT application and usage in cities could be more directive and beneficial to reach peace and prosperity to achieve such a goal. Therefore, this book provides a holistic guideline and coverage of ICT use for positive peace pathways and peace-building practices. We hope the findings of the book help researchers and policy-makers to come up with novel and integrated strategies, ensuring that our everyday usage of digital technologies, ICT, and smart tools, are more meaningful and people-oriented.

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