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Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology - Two Volume Set

1st Edition

Edited by Phillip A. Laplante

CRC Press

1,242 pages

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Spanning the multi-disciplinary scope of information technology, the Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology draws together comprehensive coverage of the inter-related aspects of information systems and technology.

The topics covered in this encyclopedia encompass internationally recognized bodies of knowledge, including those of The IT BOK, the Chartered Information Technology Professionals Program, the International IT Professional Practice Program (British Computer Society), the Core Body of Knowledge for IT Professionals (Australian Computer Society), the International Computer Driving License Foundation (European Computer Driving License Foundation), and the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge.

Using the universally recognized definitions of IT and information systems from these recognized bodies of knowledge, the encyclopedia brings together the information that students, practicing professionals, researchers, and academicians need to keep their knowledge up to date.

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Table of Contents

Topical Table of Contents:

IT Fundamentals

Decision Sciences; Sven Axsäter and Johan Marklund

Decision Support Systems; Marek J. Druzdzel and Roger R. Flynn

Information Flow; Sean M. Price

Information Management; Brian Detlor

Information Science; Tefko Saracevic

Information Systems; E. Burton Swanson

Information Theory; Paul B. Kantor

Human-Computer Interaction

Pervasive Computing; Sian Lun Lau

Social Networking: Legal, Privacy, and Security Issues; Jessica Keyes

Social Networking: Tools; Jessica Keyes

Information Assurance and Security

AES: Advanced Encryption Standard; Ben Rothke

ANSI: American National Standards Institute; Jana Zabinski

Application Security; Walter S. Kobus, Jr

Assurance: Science of; Jason W. Rupe

Availability of IS/IT; Ulrik Franke

Cryptography; Javek Ikbal

Cyberforensics; Keith Jones

Cybernetics; Christopher Brown-Syed

Hackers: Attacks and Defenses; Ed Skoudis

Hackers: Tools and Techniques; Ed Skoudis

Incident Response and Digital Forensics; Joanna F. DeFranco

Information Protection; Rebecca Herold

Information Security Controls: Types; Harold F. Tipton

Intelligence and Security Informatics; Hsinchun Chen, Zhenhua Lai, Yan Dang, and Yulei Zhang

Penetration Testing; Chuck Bianco

PKI: Public Key Infrastructure; Harry B. DeMaio

Vulnerability Management; Park Foreman

WiMAX Networks: Security Issues; Mohamad Badra and Sherali Zeadally

Information Management

Artificial Intelligence; Jianhua Chen

Artificial Neural Networks and Natural Language Processing; Hermann Moisl

Big Data: Applications; Stephan Kudyba and Matthew Kwatinetz

Big Data: Concepts, Technologies, and Applications; Bernice M. Purcell

Big Data: Structured and Unstructured Data; Arun K. Majumdar and John F. Sowa

Bioinformatics; Carrie L. Iwema and Ansuman Chattopadhyay

Business Informatics; Markus Helfert

Database Design for a Cultural Artifact Repository; Todor Todorov, Galina Bogdanova, and Nikolay Noev

EDRMS: Electronic Document and Records Management Systems; Azad Adam

Information Flow; Sean M. Price

ITIL: IT Infrastructure Library: Operational Excellence Framework; Joshua L. Kissee

Knowledge Management; Kimiz Dalkir

Knowledge Management Systems; Dick Stenmark

Integrative Programming and Technologies

Application Systems Development; Lowell Bruce McCulley

Data Analytics; Stephan Kudyba

Data Analytics: Architectures, Implementation, Methodology, and Tools; Wullianallur Raghupathi and Viju Raghupathi

Data Analytics: Mutivariate Temporal Data; Artur Dubrawski

Data Mining; Monte F. Hancock, Jr.

Data Mining: Big Data; Wayne Thompson

Data Mining: Forensic Analysis; Monte F. Hancock, Jr.

Data Mining: Healthcare; Katherine Marconi, Matt Dobra, and Charles Thompson

Data Mining: Knowledge; Monte F. Hancock, Jr.

Data Mining: Process; Monte F. Hancock, Jr.

Data Mining: Supervised Learning; Monte F. Hancock, Jr.

GIS: Geographic Information Systems; Timothy F. Leslie and Nigel M. Waters

Healthcare Informatics; Stephan Kudyba and Richard Temple

Healthcare Informatics: Analytics; Jason Burke

Healthcare Informatics: Data Mining; Wullianallur Raghupathi

Healthcare Information Technology; Bernice M. Purcell

Search Engines; Randolph Hock

Mathematics and Statistics for IT

Boolean Algebras; A. R. Bednarek

Fuzzy Set Theory; Donald Kraft, Gloria Bordogna, and Gabriella Pasi

Hash Algorithms; Keith Pasley

Steganography; Mark Edmead


Ad Hoc Networks: Technologies; Marco Conti

CDMA: Code Division Multiple Access Networks; Tero Ojanperä and Steven D. Gray

Cellular Systems; Lal C. Godara

Communication Protocols and Services; William Hugh Murray

Firewall Architectures; Paul A. Henry

Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks; Jonathan Loo, Shafiullah Khan, and Ali Naser Al-Khwildi

Mobile Applications Development; Antonio Ghezzi

Mobile Business Models and Value Networks; Marcelo Nogueira Cortimiglia, Alejandro Germán Frank, and Antonio Ghezzi

Mobile Data Security; George G. McBride

Network Management; Jianguo Ding and Ranganai Chaparadza

Network Security; Bonnie A. Goins Pilewski and Christopher A. Pilewski

VPNs: Virtual Private Networks; James S. Tiller

Programming Fundamentals

Programming Languages; D.E. Stevenson

Software Development Lifecycles: Security Assessments; George G. McBride

Platform Technologies

IPv6: Expanding Internet Support; Gilbert Held

Portable Computing Environments; Phillip Q. Maier

SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture; Glenn Cater

VNC Systems: Virtual Network Computing Systems; Chris Hare

WLANs: Wireless Local Area Networks: Design; Suresh Singh

WLANs: Wireless Local Area Networks: IEEE 802.11; José Antonio Garcia-Macias and Leyla Toumi

WLANs: Wireless Local Area Networks: Security; Franjo Majstor

Systems Administration and Maintenance

Configuration Management; Leighton Johnson, III

Resources: Measurement and Management; Greg Schulz

Root Cause Analysis and Troubleshooting Techniques; Gary G. Jing

System Integration and Architecture

Cloud Computing; Brian J.S. Chee and Curtis Franklin, Jr

Cloud Computing: Grids and High-Performance Computers; Brian J.S. Chee and Curtis Franklin, Jr.

Cloud Computing: History and Evolution; John W. Rittinghouse and James F. Ransome

Cloud Computing: Mobile Devices; John W. Rittinghouse and James F. Ransome

Cloud Computing: Security; John W. Rittinghouse and James F. Ransome

Cloud Computing: Standards; John W. Rittinghouse and James F. Ransome

Cloud Computing: Virtualization versus; Brian J.S. Chee and Curtis Franklin, Jr.

Complexity and Self-Organization; Francis Heylighen

Enterprise Architecture: Challenges; Kirk Hausman

Enterprise Architecture: Planning; Kirk Hausman

Enterprise Architecture: Security; Kirk Hausman

Enterprise Architecture: Virtualization; Kirk Hausman

Green Computing: Data Centers; Greg Schulz

Green Computing: Devices; Floyd (Bud) E. Smith

Image Processing and Measurement; John C. Russ

Information Architecture; Andrew Dillon and Don Turnbull

Meta-Systems; G. Reza Djavanshir and M. Jafar Tarokh

Six Sigma; Christine B. Tayntor

Social and Professional Issues

Ethics; Tandy Gold

HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Ross A. Leo

ISO Standards and Certification; Scott Erkonen

ISSEP: Information Systems Security Engineering Professional; Robert B. Batie, Jr.

ITGI: IT Governance Institute; Mollie E. Krehnke

Open Standards; David O'Berry

SIM: Society for Information Management; Leon Kappelman

Web Systems and Technologies

Location-Based Services; Ben Falchuk, Dave Famolari, and Shoshana Loeb

Semantic Web: Applications; Kieron O'Hara and Wendy Hall

Semantic Web: Languages, Tools, and Standards; Valentina Janev and Sanja Vraneš

W3C: World Wide Web Consortium; Terrence Brooks

Web Retrieval and Mining; Carlos Castillo and Ricardo Baeza-Yates

Web Services; John W. Rittinghouse and James F. Ransome

Web Services: Security; Lynda L. McGhie

XML and Other Metadata Languages; William Hugh Murray

About the Editor

Phillip A. Laplante, PhD, is a professor of software engineering and a member of the graduate faculty at The Pennsylvania State University. His research, teaching, and consulting interests focus on software quality, particularly with respect to requirements, testing, and project management. Before joining Penn State he was a professor and senior academic administrator at several colleges and universities.

Dr. Laplante has consulted to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, the US DOD, and NASA. He has also served on the technology advisory boards for several companies. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Laplante spent nearly a decade as a software engineer and project manager working on avionics (including the Space Shuttle), CAD, and software test systems. He was also director of business development for a software consulting firm. He has authored or edited 29 books and more than 200 papers, articles, reviews, and editorials.

Dr. Laplante received his BS, MEng, and PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, and computer science, respectively, from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is licensed in Pennsylvania as a professional engineer and is a Certified Software Development Professional. He is a fellow of the IEEE and SPIE and a member of numerous professional societies, program committees, and boards.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General
COMPUTERS / Security / General