Encyclopedia of Information Systems, Four-Volume Set


  • Hossein Bidgoli, California State University, Bakersfield, U.S.A.

The Encyclopedia of Information Systems provides essential answers to questions increasingly asked by people in all walks of life. People can no longer claim that information about computer viruses, for example, is unimportant to their work, or that advances in speech recognition and encryption will leave them unaffected. The Encyclopedia is therefore more useful than one might suspect to people well beyond the walls of information systems departments. Offering both general and technical information about major elements, issues, opinions, and key studies, as well as cross-references to related subjects, it captures the dynamic growth and complexity unique to our era.
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Major college and university libraries and a wide range of corporations and groups interested in and dependent on information systems. Among industries expected to become increasingly dependent upon information systems and active in interpreting the many issues surrounding their use are: health, medical, biotechnology, military, law enforcement, law firms, justice, libraries, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, communications, transportation, aerospace, energy, and utilities.


Book information

  • Published: July 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-227240-0


"So much of our technology scene overwhelms us as we try to keep up-to-date or just remember "why" and "how" we got here, that the Encyclopedia of Information Systems is certainly a welcome resource. I was impressed by the comprehensive handling and readability of the material. I like the approach of providing summaries first and then diving deeper. The complimenting idea of concluding with pointers to landmark papers for follow-up for further reading/study is well conceived."
-Dr. Michael Paige, VP Xerox and Director PARC (Palo Alto Research Center)

"A broad, comprehensive work spanning the whole of Information Systems, including some articles by experts in their respective fields."
-Dr. Peter Norvig, Director of Machine Learning, Google, Inc.

"With numerous well written entries from a range of information science disciplines, the Encyclopedia of Information Systems is destined to find its place among the very best reference works of its kind."
-Professor James Castiglione, Brooklyn College, CUNY

"This is an impressive work that brings together a wealth of information that was previously scattered in many publications. It is well worth the price and is recommended for all major university libraries."
-H. Robert Malinowsky, Manager of Collections Development and Reference, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, in E-STREAMS

"Long-time readers know that I am a fan of Dr. Hossein Bidgoli, surely one of the most prolific creators of encyclopedias in history!   Since the early 1980s, Professor Bidgoli has been a star contributor to the development of information technology teaching."--Network World

Table of Contents

AccountingAdvertising and Marketing in Electronic CommerceAutomata TheoryBenchmarkingBusiness-to-Business Electronic CommerceC and C++COBOLCohesion, Coupling, and AbstractionCompilerComputer HistoryComputer VirusesComputer-Aided DesignComputer-Aided ManufacturingComputer-Integrated ManufacturingComputer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)Continuous System SimulationControl and AuditingCopyright LawsCorporate PlanningCost / Benefit AnalysisCrime, Use of Computers in CyberneticsData CompressionData Envelopment AnalysisData Flow DiagramsData MiningData Modeling - Entity-Relationship Data ModelData Modeling - Object-Oriented Data ModelData versus InformationData Warehousing and Data MartsDatabase AdministrationDatabase Development ProcessDatabase MachinesDecision Making ApproachDecision Support Systems Decision TheoryDesktop PublishingDeveloping NationsDigital Divide, TheDigital GoodsDisaster Recovery SimulationDistributed DatabasesDocumentation for Software and IS DevelopmentEconomic Impacts of Information TechnologyEducationElectronic CommerceElectronic Commerce, Infrastructure forElectronic Data InterchangeElectronic MailElectronic Payment SystemsEncryptionEnd User Computing ConceptsEnd User Computing ToolsEnd User Computing, ManagingEngineering, Artificial Intelligence in Enterprise ComputingEnterprise Resource PlanningError Detecting and Correcting CodesEthical IssuesEthical Issues in Artificial IntelligenceExecutive Information SystemsExpert SystemsExpert Systems ConstructionExtranetsFirewallsFlowcharting TechniquesForensicsFORTRANFrame RelayFuture of Information SystemsFuzzy Logic SystemsGame TheoryGenetic AlgorithmsGeographic Information SystemsGeographic Information Systems in Real EstateGlobal Information SystemsGlobalisationGoal ProgrammingGroup Support Systems and Electronic Meeting SystemsGroupWareHealthcare, Information Systems and Human Resource Information SystemsHuman Side of Information, Managing the SystemsHybrid Systems (Integration of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Expert Systems and Genetic Algorithms)Hyper-Media DatabasesIndustry, Artificial Intelligence in Informatics versus Information SystemsInformation MeasuresInformation TheoryIntelligent AgentsInternet (Overview)Internet HomepagesIntranetsJavaScriptKnowledge AcquisitionKnowledge ManagementKnowledge RepresentationLanguages, Artificial Intelligence in Law FirmsLibrary ManagementLinux Operation SystemsLocal Area NetworksMachine LearningManagement Information SystemsManual Data ProcessingMarketingMedicine, Artificial Intelligence in Mobile and Wireless NetworksModel Building ProcessMonte Carlo SimulationMultimediaMultiplexingNational and Regional Economic Impacts of the Silicon ValleyNatural Resource ManagementNetwork Database Systems Network Environments, Managing Number Representation and Computer ArithmeticObject-Oriented DatabasesObject-Oriented ProgrammingOn-line Analytical Processing (OLAP)Operating SystemsOperations ManagementOptimization ModelsOrganisations, Information Systems Impact onOutsourcingPascalPattern RecognitionPeople, Information Systems Impact on PrivacyProcurement Productivity Programming Languages ClassificationProject Management TechniquesPrototypingPseudo CodePsychologyPublic Accounting FirmsQuality Information SystemsReengineeringRelational Database SystemsResearchResistance to Change, Managing RoboticsRPG (Report Program Generator Language)SalesSAS (Statistical Analysis Systems)Search TechniquesSecurity Issues and MeasuresService Industries, Electronic Commerce for Service IndustrySimulation LanguagesSociologySoftware PiracySoftware Process SimulationSpeech RecognitionSpreadsheetsSPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences)Staffing the Information Systems DepartmentStandards and Protocols in Data CommunicationsStatistical Models (Non-Optimisation Models)Strategic Planning, Use for / of Information SystemsStrategic Planning, Use of Information Systems forStructured Design MethodologiesStructured Query LanguageSuccess Measures of Information SystemsSupply Chain ManagementSystem Development Life CycleSystems AnalysisSystems ImplementationSystems ScienceTelecommunication IndustryTelecommutingTemporal DatabasesTransaction Processing SystemsTransmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)UncertaintyUnix Operating SystemUser/System Interface DesignVideo ConferencingVirtual RecognitionVisual BasicVoice CommunicationsWide Area NetworksWord Processing Year 2000 (Y2K) Bug Problems