Information Technology and Communications Resources for Sustainable Development

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Ashok Jhunjhunwala
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2010
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Information Technology and Communications Resources for Sustainable Development is a component of Encyclopedia of Technology, Information, and Systems Management Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) emerged as a major driver transforming the world in the last quarter of the 20th century. This theme Information Technology and Communications Resources for Sustainable Development consists of two sections. The first deals with the technological aspects of ICT, whereas in the second, social and developmental aspects of ICT, which are then expanded into multiple related subtopics, each as a chapter.

This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Ashok Jhunjhunwala is Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India and was department Chair until recently. He received his B.Tech degree from IIT, Kanpur, and his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maine. From 1979 to 1981, he was with the Washington State University as Assistant Professor. Since 1981, he has been teaching at IIT, Madras. Dr. Jhunjhunwala leads the Telecommunications and Computer Networks group (TeNeT) at IIT Madras. This group is closely working with industry in the development of a number of Telecommunications and Computer Network Systems. The TeNeT group has incubated several technology companies that work in partnership with the TeNeT group to develop Telecom and Banking products for rural and urban markets in India. Dr, Jhunjhunwala chairs the Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI) at IIT Madras and the Mobile Payment Forum of India (MPFI). Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala has been awarded the Padma Shri in the year 2002, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1998, the Dr.Vikram Sarabhai Research Award for the year 1997, the Millennium Medal at the Indian Science Congress in 2000, the H. K. Firodia award for "Excellence in Science & Technology" in 2002, the Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Foundation Award for Science & Technology in 2004, the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Lecture Award by INSA in 2006, the IBM Innovation and Leadership Forum Award in 2006 and recently, an Honorary Doctorate by the Institute of Blekinge Institute of Technology Sweden. He is a Fellow of the World Wireless Research forum, IEEE and Indian academies including INAE, IAS, INSA and NAS. Dr. Jhunjhunwala is a Director in the Board of State Bank of India, TTML, BEL, Polaris, 3i Infotech, Sasken, Tejas, IDRBT and Tata Communications. He is a member of the Prime Minister's Scientific Advisory Committee. He can be contacted at: www.tenet.res.in

Table of Contents (16 Chapters)
  • 1. Packet Switched Data Network and Its Evolution

    K. Giridhar
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 2. Fibre Optic Communications: Techno Economics

    Balaji Srinivasan and Anil Prabhakar
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 3. Satellite Communications

    Andrew Thangaraj
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 4. Multimodal Interfaces to the Computer

    Hema A. Murthy and C. Chandra Sekhar,C.S. Ramalingam,Srinivasa Chakravarthy
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 5. Display Technologies (ICT and Visualization)

    R. Sharan,K. R. Sarma,B. Mazhari and S. S. K. Iyer
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 6. GIS As A Tool For Development

    Parvatham Venkatachalam
      
    Price : US$27.00
    Volume : 1
  • 7. Storage Systems And Technologies

    Jai Menon,Clodoaldo Barrera
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 8. Artificial Intelligence

    Pushpak Bhattacharyya
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 9. Computer Vision And Information Technology

    Subhasis Chaudhuri and Amit Prabhudesai
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 10. Telecommunication Networking

    Debasish Datta
      
    Price : US$15.00
    Volume : 1
  • 11. Review of Research on Rural PC KIOSKS

    Kentaro Toyama,Renee Kuriyan,Savita Bailur,Nimmi Rangaswamy, Aishwarya Ratan and Rajesh Veeraraghavan,Deepak Menon, Joyojeet Pal and Janaki Srinivasan
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 12. ITS and the Transportation System

    Dinesh Mohan
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 13. Sparse And Rural Area Communication Systems

    Ashok Jhunjhunwala,Sangamitra Ramachander
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 14. Key Issues in Combating the Digital Divide

    Kumar Richa,Pal Joyojeet,Ngai James
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 15. Regulatory Reform And Rural Roll-Out of Information and Communication Technologies(ICTs)

    Rohan Samarajiva and Ayesha Zainudeen
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
  • 16. Free - Open Source Software For Development

    C. N. Krishnan and Kenneth Gonsalves
      
    Price : US$7.50
    Volume : 1
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