Smart Working Living and Organising

Smart Working  Living and Organising
Author: Amany Elbanna,Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Deborah Bunker,David Wastell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 3030043150
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Working Living and Organising Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference "Smart Working, Living and Organising" on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2018, held in Portsmouth, UK, in June 2018. The 17 revised full papers and 2 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 34 submissions. They deal with the adoption of new classes of technology used by individuals, organisations, sectors and society with a particular focus on how emerging technologies are adopted and appropriated in organisations and everday life and their impact. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: being smart: adoption challenges; sharing economy and social media; government and infrastructure; IT project management; and revisiting concepts and theories.

Deciding Where to Live

Deciding Where to Live
Author: Melissa G. Ocepek,William Aspray
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN: 1538139707
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deciding Where to Live Book Excerpt:

Deciding Where to Live: Information Studies on Where to Live in America explores major themes related to where to live in America, not only about the acquisition of a home but also the ways in which where one lives relates to one’s cultural identity. It shows how changes in media and information technology are shaping both our housing choices and our understanding of the meaning of personal place. The work is written using widely accessible language but supported by a strong academic foundation from information studies and other humanities and social science disciplines. Chapters analyze everyday information behavior related to questions about where to live. The eleven major chapters are: Chapter 1: Where to live as an information problem: three contemporary examples Chapter 2: Turning in place: Real estate agents and the move from information custodians to information brokers Chapter 3: The Evolving Residential Real Estate Information Ecosystem: The Rise of Zillow Chapter 4: Privacy, Surveillance, and the “Smart Home” Chapter 5: This Old House, Fixer Upper, and Better Homes & Gardens: The Housing Crisis and Media Sources Chapter 6: A Community Responds to Growth: An Information Story About What Makes for a Good Place to Live." Chapter 7: The Valley Between Us: The meta-hodology of racial segregation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chapter 8: Modeling Hope: Boundary Objects and Design Patterns in a Heartland Heterotopia Chapter 9: Home buying in Everyday Life: How Emotion and Time Pressure Shape High Stakes Deciders’ Information Behavior Chapter 10: In Search of Home: Examining Information Seeking and Sources That Help African Americans Determine Where to Live Chapter 11: Where to Live in Retirement: A Complex Information Problem While the book is partly about the goal-directed activity of individuals who want to buy a house, and the infrastructure that supports that activity, it is also about personal activities that are either not goal directed or are directed at other goals such as deciding in which geographic location to live, personal entertainment, cultural understanding, or identity formation.

Advancing Research in Information and Communication Technology

Advancing Research in Information and Communication Technology
Author: Michael Goedicke,Erich Neuhold,Kai Rannenberg
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN: 3030817016
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Research in Information and Communication Technology Book Excerpt:

For 60 years the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) has been advancing research in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This book looks into both past experiences and future perspectives using the core of IFIP's competence, its Technical Committees (TCs) and Working Groups (WGs). Soon after IFIP was founded, it established TCs and related WGs to foster the exchange and development of the scientific and technical aspects of information processing. IFIP TCs are as diverse as the different aspects of information processing, but they share the following aims: To establish and maintain liaison with national and international organizations with allied interests and to foster cooperative action, collaborative research, and information exchange. To identify subjects and priorities for research, to stimulate theoretical work on fundamental issues, and to foster fundamental research which will underpin future development. To provide a forum for professionals with a view to promoting the study, collection, exchange, and dissemination of ideas, information, and research findings and thereby to promote the state of the art. To seek and use the most effective ways of disseminating information about IFIP’s work including the organization of conferences, workshops and symposia and the timely production of relevant publications. To have special regard for the needs of developing countries and to seek practicable ways of working with them. To encourage communication and to promote interaction between users, practitioners, and researchers. To foster interdisciplinary work and – in particular – to collaborate with other Technical Committees and Working Groups. The 17 contributions in this book describe the scientific, technical, and further work in TCs and WGs and in many cases also assess the future consequences of the work’s results. These contributions explore the developments of IFIP and the ICT profession now and over the next 60 years. The contributions are arranged per TC and conclude with the chapter on the IFIP code of ethics and conduct.

ICT Unbounded Social Impact of Bright ICT Adoption

ICT Unbounded  Social Impact of Bright ICT Adoption
Author: Yogesh Dwivedi,Emmanuel Ayaburi,Richard Boateng,John Effah
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN: 3030206718
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICT Unbounded Social Impact of Bright ICT Adoption Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference "ICT Unbounded, Social Impact of Bright ICT Adoption" on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2019, held in Accra, Ghana, in June 2019. The 30 revised full papers and 4 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 72 submissions. The papers focus on Bright Information and Communication Technology, a concept that entails the development of relevant technologies, business models, public policies, social norms, international agreements, metrics of measuring national progress and preventing undesirable activities on the Internet. They are organized in the following topical sections: technology adoption, diffusion and ubiquitous computing; big data and business intellligence; smart cities; and security, privacy, ethics and misinformation.

Chemical Profiles of Selected Jordanian Foods

Chemical Profiles of Selected Jordanian Foods
Author: Moawiya A. Haddad,Mohammed I. Yamani,Saeid M. Abu-Romman,Maher Obeidat
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2021-08-21
ISBN: 3030798208
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Profiles of Selected Jordanian Foods Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overview of various traditional Middle Eastern food products and beverages and investigates their chemical, microbial and physical profiles. The authors selected 5 traditional Jordanian products that represent the region’s historical foods and beverages and examined them with a focus on their chemical composition and preparation, as well as features such as food safety and quality management. The first chapter provides a general introduction to traditional foods in Jordan. Subsequent chapters then shed light on specific product classes, including Shaneenah, a popular fermented dairy drink; Mujaddara and Rashoof, two products based on lentils; Kebab products; soft cheese; and Muhallabiaah, a traditional milk pudding. This book offers a valuable reference guide to many traditional/historical products in the Middle East, and due to region’s historical influence on the Mediterranean diet, it is also of interest to researchers in southern Europe.

ECSM 2020 8th European Conference on Social Media

ECSM 2020 8th European Conference on Social Media
Author: Dr Christos Karpasitis
Publsiher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN: 1912764644
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ECSM 2020 8th European Conference on Social Media Book Excerpt:

These proceedings represent the work of contributors to the 7th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2020), supported by UCLan Cyprus, Larnaca on 2-3 July 2020. The Conference Chair is Dr Christos Karpasitis and the Programme Chair is Mrs Christiana Varda, from the University of Central Lancashire - Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus). ECSM is a relatively new, but well-established event on the academic research calendar. Now, in its 7th year, the key aim remains the opportunity for participants to share ideas and meet. The conference was due to be held at UCLan Cyprus, but unfortunately, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic it was moved online to be held as a virtual event. The scope of papers will ensure an interesting conference. The subjects covered illustrate the wide range of topics that fall into this important and ever-growing area of research.

Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Era

Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Era
Author: Salah A. Al-Sharhan,Antonis C. Simintiras,Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Marijn Janssen,Matti Mäntymäki,Luay Tahat,Issam Moughrabi,Taher M. Ali,Nripendra P. Rana
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN: 3030021319
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Era Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 17th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, I3E 201, held in Kuwait City, Kuwait, in October/November 2018. The 65 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 99 submissions. Topics of interest include, amongst others, the following: social media; information systems; marketing and communications; management and operations; public administration; economics, sociology, and psychology; e-finance, e-banking, and e-accounting; computer science and computer engineering; and teaching and learning.

Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society in the 21st Century

Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society in the 21st Century
Author: Ilias O. Pappas,Patrick Mikalef,Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Letizia Jaccheri,John Krogstie,Matti Mäntymäki
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 811
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN: 3030293742
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 18th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2019, held in Trondheim, Norway, in September 2019. The total of 61 full and 4 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 138 submissions. The papers were organized in topical sections named: e-business; big data analytics, open science and open data; artificial intelligence and internet of things; smart cities and smart homes, social media and analytics; digital governance; digital divide and social inclusion; learning and education; security in digital environments; modelling and managing the digital enterprise; digital innovation and business transformation; and online communities.

Smart Working Living and Organising

Smart Working  Living and Organising
Author: Amany Elbanna,Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Deborah Bunker,David Wastell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2018-12-08
ISBN: 9783030043148
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Working Living and Organising Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference "Smart Working, Living and Organising" on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2018, held in Portsmouth, UK, in June 2018. The 17 revised full papers and 2 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 34 submissions. They deal with the adoption of new classes of technology used by individuals, organisations, sectors and society with a particular focus on how emerging technologies are adopted and appropriated in organisations and everday life and their impact. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: being smart: adoption challenges; sharing economy and social media; government and infrastructure; IT project management; and revisiting concepts and theories.

Digitalization and Firm Performance

Digitalization and Firm Performance
Author: Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek,Paweł Marszałek
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2021-12-02
ISBN: 3030833607
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digitalization and Firm Performance Book Excerpt:

This book explores how digitalization and digital technologies influence markets, firms, financial institutions and organizations. Drawing on examples from Canada, Poland, France, Albania, Africa and Turkey this book takes a truly international perspective. It explores the technical aspects of digitalization, with chapters examining topics like how digitization creates value in a small company, how digital-driven business drives innovation, how import-exporting firms can increase productivity within the digital economy and how financial systems and institutions evolve due to new technologies. However, the book goes beyond this and, by adopting a holistic view, examines the social impact of digitalization, with the authors discussing how trade unions and employers present Industry 4.0 to employees and the general public. This book will be of interest to anyone studying digital innovation, digital management, digital strategy, Fin Tech, firm management, and Industry 4.0. Chapter 1 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Smart Working

Smart Working
Author: Anne Marie McEwan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 131705413X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Working Book Excerpt:

It is more possible than ever to influence and shape our working environments, our experience of work and each other. Business leaders who set the conditions and create engaging, meaningful work through organisational design and use of the knowledge and creative potential of their workforces are engaging in smart working. In Smart Working: Creating the Next Wave, Anne Marie McEwan explains how smart working is more than just flexible and mobile working. It is about flexibility and autonomy - how people work, not just where and when. She argues that systems, working environments and governance are more likely to lead to effective performance if they maximise self-determination and choice. She describes how collaborative communication technologies create possibilities for stimulating and harnessing collective intelligence, within and beyond organisational boundaries. In short, smart working is an outcome of designing organisational systems that are good both for business and people. McEwan warns that the tendency to talk about new management paradigms risks overlooking insights derived from years of academic research, and particularly from lessons learned from process innovation methodology. This rigorously researched but intensely practical book examines current workplace trends relating to people, technology, place and space. It reviews what we already know about effective management and high performance work methods and shows how those insights can be used to advantage in contemporary workscapes. It will help those with responsibilities for the strategic direction of their organizations. Learning and development and HR professionals will understand how to interpret these insights for their own business.

Living in Smart Cities

Living in Smart Cities
Author: Thomas Menkhoff,Siew Ning Kan,Hans-Dieter Evers,Yue Wah Chay
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN: 9813232838
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living in Smart Cities Book Excerpt:

Cities around the world are becoming increasingly popular as economic powerhouses and magnets for migrants from rural and suburban areas. All big cities in First and Third World countries as well as emerging markets such as New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Dehli, Jakarta etc. have to cope with high population density and serious challenges such as air pollution or traffic congestion. How do we pack more people into big cities and yet continue to realise a high quality of life? How do we plan, create and manage 'good cities' which are safe, spacious, green, connected, fair and resilient? How can cities create economic wealth while still fulfilling the vision of sustaining our "Green Planet"? What are best practice designs and innovative technical smart city solutions which could be leveraged to tackle these challenges and how can they be successfully commercialised? These are some of the questions the reader addresses from a multi-disciplinary perspective with special reference to Singapore whose development from regional entrepôt to First World Metropolis continues to impress business and societal leaders around the world. The book's contents are broadly structured according to the following aspects: (i) definition and taxonomy of innovative & sustainable cities, including its core characteristics and how they create value in terms of innovativeness and sustainability; (ii) governance, planning and selected design principles of innovative & sustainable cities and how they pan out with regard to livability and sustainability; and (iii) in-depth study of selected smart city dimensions such as governance, clustering, connectivity, mobility, ageing, water, sports, and safety.

The COVID 19 Pandemic and the Future of Working Spaces

The COVID 19 Pandemic and the Future of Working Spaces
Author: Ilaria Mariotti,Mina Di Marino,Pavel Bednář
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2022-08-26
ISBN: 1000684571
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The COVID 19 Pandemic and the Future of Working Spaces Book Excerpt:

This edited volume presents a compendium of emerging and innovative studies on the proliferation of new working spaces (NeWSps), both formal and informal (such as coworking spaces, maker spaces, fab labs, public libraries, and coffee shops), and their role during and following the COVID-19 pandemic in urban and regional development and planning. This book presents an original, interdisciplinary approach to NeWSps through three features: (i) situating the debate in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has transformed NeWSp business models and the everyday work life of their owners and users; (ii) repositioning and rethinking the debate on NeWSps in the context of socioeconomics and planning and comparing conditions between before and during the COVID-19 pandemic; and (iii) providing new directions for urban and regional development and resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic, considering new ways of working and living. The 17 chapters are co-authored by both leading international scholars who have studied the proliferation of NeWSps in the last decade and young, talented researchers, resulting in a total of 55 co-authors from different disciplines (48 of whom are currently involved in the COST Action CA18214 ‘The Geography of New Working Spaces and Impact on the Periphery’ 2019–2023: www.new-working-spaces.eu). Selected comparative studies among several European countries (Western and Eastern Europe) and from the US and Lebanon are presented. The book contributes to the understanding of multi-disciplinary theoretical and practical implications of NeWSps for our society, economy, and urban/regional planning in conditions following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Decent Work in the Digital Age

Decent Work in the Digital Age
Author: Tamás Gyulavári,Emanuele Menegatti
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2022-10-20
ISBN: 1509958258
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decent Work in the Digital Age Book Excerpt:

This book explores the legal and practical implications of the digital age for employment and industrial relations. To that end, the book analyses the problems arising from the digitalisation of work and the negative effects on working conditions in fields such as platform work, robotisation, discrimination, data protection, and freedom of speech. It also looks at how to ensure decent working conditions for workers affected by digitalisation, by investigating the minimum standards that should be ensured to mitigate negative effects – and how these could be best guaranteed by legislation and collective bargaining. The book presents a theoretical framework on the impact of automatisation, robotics, and digitalisation on the very basic principles of individual and collective labour law. The chapters provide an in-depth analysis of new patterns of work prompted by digitalisation, including: classification of platform workers; recognition of employment and social security rights; competition law aspects of platform work; remote (tele)work arrangements; algorithmic decision-making and remote surveillance; data protection and privacy; and social media in working environments. The book is an important reference for academics and researchers, social partners, and policy makers with an interest in labour law and industrial relations.

Smart Flexibility

Smart Flexibility
Author: Andy Lake
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1317054210
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Flexibility Book Excerpt:

Smart Flexibility: Moving Smart and Flexible Working from Theory to Practice is an engaging and practical management book to help organisations implement Smart Working, and take a business-focused approach to ’Flexible Working’. Written for managers at the leading edge of change, Andy Lake takes a strategic, comprehensive and integrated approach to Smart and Flexible Working. Taking an evidence-based approach, he sets out how to achieve measurable benefits across the Triple Bottom Line. Starting from the underlying principles and the compelling context for change, he takes a pragmatic approach to delivering change in each of the key areas of People (HR), Property and Technology. The book is designed to help professionals understand the vital connecting points across disciplines as well as innovations in their own fields. And there are separate chapters that look at the real impacts for sustainability, the impacts for ’Smart Government’, how to manage the ’Anywhere Anytime Team’ and how to take people on the journey towards a Smart Flexibility organisational culture. The book includes many insights based on the author’s experience and the latest research, many practical techniques for implementing change plus ten new case studies. Smart Flexibility is essential reading for anyone involved in workplace change and increasing the efficiency of organisations. It is aimed at managers who need to deliver change, and will be of great interest to consultants in the fields of workplace design, new technologies and HR/OD/Training.

The Future of Unions and Worker Representation

The Future of Unions and Worker Representation
Author: Anthony Forsyth
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 150992499X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Unions and Worker Representation Book Excerpt:

This book charts the path to revitalisation for trade unions in Australia, the USA, the UK, and Italy. It examines the examples of innovation and digital campaigning that are enabling unions to build new forms of worker power – and overcome decades of declining membership wrought by neoliberalism, globalisation, and hostility from employers and the state. The study evaluates the responses of unions in each country to falling membership levels since the 1980s. It considers the US 'organising model' and its adoption in Australia and the UK, comparing this with the strategies of Italian unions which have been more deliberately focused on precarious and migrant workers. The increasing reliance of US unions on community alliances, as seen in the 'Fight for $15' and similar campaigns, is scrutinised along with new union prototypes like Hospo Voice in Australia, the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain and SI Cobas in Italy. The book includes an in-depth analysis of union responses to the gig economy in the four countries, and the emergence of self-organised worker collectives to combat this exploitative business model. The vital role played by unions in defending the interests of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic is also examined. As well as highlighting the most successful union initiatives to meet the challenges of the past 30 years, the book assesses the strengths and deficiencies of the legal framework for union representation in the four nations. It identifies the labour law reforms needed to rebuild collectivism, but argues that more is needed than favourable laws. This cross-national study provides a rich basis for identifying the combination of reforms, strategies and linkages required to ensure that unions can remain relevant for a new generation of digitally-active workers.

Proceedings of Sixth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology

Proceedings of Sixth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology
Author: Xin-She Yang,Simon Sherratt,Nilanjan Dey,Amit Joshi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1030
Release: 2021-09-16
ISBN: 9811623805
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of Sixth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology Book Excerpt:

This book gathers selected high-quality research papers presented at the Sixth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, held at Brunel University, London, on February 25–26, 2021. It discusses emerging topics pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT) for managerial applications, e-governance, e-agriculture, e-education and computing technologies, the Internet of things (IoT) and e-mining. Written by respected experts and researchers working on ICT, the book offers a valuable asset for young researchers involved in advanced studies. The book is presented in four volumes.

Engineering Self Organising Systems

Engineering Self Organising Systems
Author: Sven A. Brueckner,Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo,Anthony Karageorgos,Radhika Nagpal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005-05-18
ISBN: 3540319018
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Self Organising Systems Book Excerpt:

Self-organisation, self-regulation, self-repair, and self-maintenance are promising conceptual approaches to deal with the ever increasing complexity of distributed interacting software and information handling systems. Self-organising applications are able to dynamically change their functionality and structure without direct user intervention to respond to changes in requirements and the environment. This book comprises revised and extended papers presented at the International Workshop on Engineering Self-Organising Applications, ESOA 2004, held in New York, NY, USA in July 2004 at AAMAS as well as invited papers from leading researchers. The papers are organized in topical sections on state of the art, synthesis and design methods, self-assembly and robots, stigmergy and related topics, and industrial applications.

Big Data Applications in Geography and Planning

Big Data Applications in Geography and Planning
Author: Mark Birkin,Graham Clarke,Jonathan Corcoran,Robert Stimson
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-05-28
ISBN: 1789909791
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Applications in Geography and Planning Book Excerpt:

This unique book demonstrates the utility of big data approaches in human geography and planning. Offering a carefully curated selection of case studies, it reveals how researchers are accessing big data, what this data looks like and how such data can offer new and important insights and knowledge.

Re imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems A Continuing Conversation

Re imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems  A Continuing Conversation
Author: Sujeet K. Sharma,Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Bhimaraya Metri,Nripendra P. Rana
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 726
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 3030648494
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems A Continuing Conversation Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set of IFIP AICT 617 and 618 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference "Re-imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems: A Continuing Conversation" on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2020, held in Tiruchirappalli, India, in December 2020. The 86 revised full papers and 36 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 224 submissions. The papers focus on the re-imagination of diffusion and adoption of emerging technologies. They are organized in the following parts: Part I: artificial intelligence and autonomous systems; big data and analytics; blockchain; diffusion and adoption technology; emerging technologies in e-Governance; emerging technologies in consumer decision making and choice; fin-tech applications; healthcare information technology; and Internet of Things Part II: information technology and disaster management; adoption of mobile and platform-based applications; smart cities and digital government; social media; and diffusion of information technology and systems