Overview of the Balancing Pervasive Information Systems Project and a Call for Research Collaborations

Sherry L. Xie

Abstract

The Research on Balancing Theories and Mechanisms to Pervasive Information Systems (B2P) is one of the component studies of the Records-centered Digital Information Management Theory and Mechanisms (DI{R}Mtm) Project, which aims pointedly at synchronizing records/information related research interests with the evolution of information technologies and their joint impact on society. Due to the breakthroughs in cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, ubiquitous/pervasive computing, conceived in 1988, has now been rapidly advanced. As its materialization in organizations, pervasive information systems (PISs) converges information technologies, data, digital operations and human actors and functions as the main channel for digital decisions. Digital decisions, therefore, are autonomous, algorithmic and penetrating, possessing influential abilities that are much greater than any single technology in human history, including the Internet. Such abilities make it a strong force for societal advancement, yet, at the same time, a potential hurdle – even harm – for decision recipients who are unaware of the decision-making methods. The B2P study is conceived as a reaction to this phenomenon. This paper gives an overview of the B2P study and calls for collaborations among researchers from the various fields relevant to the aims of the study, i.e., archival science, records management, information science, pubic administration, law, social sciences, and computer sciences.

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Xie S. (2018). Overview of the Balancing Pervasive Information Systems Project and a Call for Research Collaborations.In Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 1: FR-HT, ISBN 978-989-758-330-8, pages 407-416. DOI: 10.5220/0007234304070416


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@conference{fr-ht18,
author={Sherry L. Xie},
title={Overview of the Balancing Pervasive Information Systems Project and a Call for Research Collaborations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 1: FR-HT,},
year={2018},
pages={407-416},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007234304070416},
isbn={978-989-758-330-8},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - Volume 1: FR-HT,
TI - Overview of the Balancing Pervasive Information Systems Project and a Call for Research Collaborations
SN - 978-989-758-330-8
AU - Xie S.
PY - 2018
SP - 407
EP - 416
DO - 10.5220/0007234304070416