From the Editor.

I hope you have enjoyable plans for summer! This issue of ISM is a special issue on Information Systems Research for a Sustainable Knowledge Society, guest edited by Miltiadis D. Lytras. Miltiadis is a Professor in the Computer Information Systems Department of the American College of Greece in beautiful Athens. His research focuses on semantic web, knowledge management and e-learning, with more than 100 publications in these areas. He has co-edited / co-edits, 25 special issues in International Journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Transactions on Education, Computers in Human Behaviour, Interactive Learning Environments, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, etc.) and has authored/co-edited 25 books (e.g., Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Management, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Knowledge Management, Intelligent Learning Infrastructures for Knowledge Intensive Organizations, Semantic Web Based Information Systems, China Information Technology Handbook, Real World Applications of Semantic Web and Ontologies, Web 2.0: The Business Model, etc.). He is the founder and officer of the Semantic Web and Information Systems Special Interest Group in the Association for Information Systems ( He serves/ed as the Co-Editor in Chief of 12 international journals (e.g., International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, International Journal on Social and Humanistic Computing, International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems, International Journal on Digital Culture and Electronic Tourism, International Journal of Electronic Democracy, International Journal of Electronic Banking, International Journal of Electronic Trade, etc.), while he is associate editor or editorial board member of seven more. I am very grateful to Miltiadis for his outstanding work in preparing this quality themed issue addressing the important topic of the Sustainable Knowledge Society. ARTICLES AND COLUMNS Miltiadis introduces the nine themed articles in his Editorial. Our two columnists have contributed lively columns. In “Through a Glass, Darkly,” Robert Glass expresses his view about the use – I really should say misuse – of the term “computation.” In “BookISMs”, Paul Gray discusses three books, each providing a new solution. The first provides guidelines on the implementation of analytics, rather than analytic techniques or methods. The second offers what can and what should be done, within the budgets available, to create green IT. Finally, the third book presents Web 2.0 tools available for business cooperation. I hope you enjoy reading this issue.

Main Author: Sipior, Janice C.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2010
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