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[FYI] IPTS stresses sustainability of information society

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999 

 Record Control Number : 12645 
                             Date : 1999-04-06 

Category : Publication

General Information : 

Perspectives and policies aimed at developing Sustainable Information
Societies feature in the special issue of "The IPTS Report", published
by the European Commission Joint Research Centre. 

Outgoing European Commissioner Edith Cresson prefaces the 48-page
issue, concluding that "continued concerted action is required in
order to prepare the path towards a sustainable information society." 

The maturing Information Society does not necessarily imply cultural
homogenization is the optimistic view taken in the opening editorial
by Erik Bohlin of IPTS (Institute for Prospective Technological
Studies) with Alois Frotschnig, IPTS, and Robert Pestel, European
Commission, DG XIII. 

The five articles comprise: 

- A European way into the global information society (by Prof. Dr. Jan
A. G. M. van Dijk (University of Utrecht), Dr. Robert Pester (DG XIII)
and Prof. Dr. F. J. Radermacher (FAW)); - A strategic alliance for a
sustainable information society (by Alois Frotschnig and Mathias
Ottitsch (IPTS) and Klaus Tochtermann (FAW)); - Information technology
for sustainable societies - public policy perspectives in Japan: the
case of telework (by Hitoshi Mitomo (Senshu University) and Hajime
Oniki (Osaka University)); - Indicators of a sustainable information
society: policy analysis and application (by Robin Mansell, W. Edward
Steinmuller and Uta When (SPRU)); - Sustainable information society
policies in Asia: standing firm despite financial turmoil (by Erik
Bohlin (IPTS) with others). 

Data Source Provider : Joint Research Centre

Document Reference : "The IPTS Report" No 32, March 1999

Subject Index Codes : Information Processing, Information Systems;
Social Aspects; Telecommunications; Policies

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