Latin American Women and Research Contributions to the IT Field

Title: Latin American women and research contributions to the IT field / Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón and Mirna Muñoz, editors. Description: Hershey : Engineering Science Reference, 2021. | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Author: Negrón, Adriana Peña Pérez

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799875543

Category: Computers

Page: 459

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Although the effort to involve women in engineering has risen in recent years with the creation of new initiatives and the promotion of inclusion in technical disciplines, the active participation of women in engineering professions is continuously lower than expected. While the need for engineers appears to be constantly increasing, women still do not fill most of this role and have a long way to go to even reach an equal split in the field. This gender gap has a significant impact how women in the STEM fields are perceived as well as their experiences in their education and careers. When it comes to Latin American women in IT, their contribution to science can go unnoticed, their participation levels in these fields are very low, and they often occupy lower-level positions than their male counterparts. These issues need to be discussed, and the experiences of women who work in the field must be shared. Latin American Women and Research Contributions to the IT Field highlights the important role of Latin American women in IT by collecting and disseminating their frontier-research contributions in order to provide more visibility and inspire greater participation of Latin American women within the major field of computer science. With chapters contributed by female authors from eight Latin American and Caribbean countries, the book provides a deep analysis of these women’s trajectory paths to high quality theoretical and applied relevant research in computer science and IT. While highlighting areas such as inclusivity and STEM education, along with advancements and achievements in topics that include nonverbal interaction in virtual reality, fuzzy logic applications in education, and ant colony optimization, this book is ideal for professionals, academics, students, and researchers working in the fields of information technologies and computer science as well as those interested in gender and women’s studies.

Radical Women in Latin America

The studies combine careful empirical research with a variety of disciplinary approaches to historicize the relationship between ... An essential contribution to the increasingly sophisticated field of Latin American gender studies .

Author: Victoria González-Rivera

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271042478

Category: Social Science

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Information Technology Trends for a Global and Interdisciplinary Research Community

For a list of additional titles in this series, please visit: www.igi-global.com/book-series/advances-human-social-aspectstechnology/37145 Latin American Women and Research Contributions to the IT Field Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón ...

Author: García-Peñalvo, Francisco J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799841579

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

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Data is the base for information, information is needed to have knowledge, and knowledge is used to make decisions and manage 21st century businesses and organizations. Thus, it is imperative to remain up to date on the major breakthroughs within the technological arena in order to continually expand and enhance knowledge for the benefit of all institutions. Information Technology Trends for a Global and Interdisciplinary Research Community is a crucial reference source that covers novel and emerging research in the field of information science and technology, specifically focusing on underrepresented technologies and trends that influence and engage the knowledge society. While highlighting topics that include computational thinking, knowledge management, artificial intelligence, and visualization, this book is essential for academicians, researchers, and students with an interest in information management.

Building Competencies for Organizational Success Emerging Research and Opportunities

In Latin American Women and Research Contributions to the IT Field (pp. 198-216). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978- 1-7998-7552-9.ch009 Mupepi, M. G., Essila, J. C., Mensah, A. O., & Mupepi, S. C. (2017). Asking Questions.

Author: Harper, Donta S.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799865186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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Competencies historically have been vital for skill building, and competency-based approaches have demonstrated their impact on business performance and organizational effectiveness in today’s marketplace. However, this has been discussed exclusively in chapters and books as separate propositions. It is essential to understand the two as linked together, building upon the other, merging individual and organizational perspectives of competencies development. Building Competencies for Organizational Success: Emerging Research and Opportunities presents a narrowly focused discussion of competency-based approaches and performance management and examines how these concepts align with business processes and procedures, management systems, and business objectives. It brings to light a new era of business performance management that complements the collaborative working of individuals and organizations to achieve business desires and addresses such topics as competent organization, knowledge management, and performance management systems. This book helps leaders, managers, executives, consultants, practitioners, academicians, researchers, and students with the understanding of how to utilize intellectual assets as well as how to develop a better future and outcomes for business and people management.

Research Anthology on Agile Software Software Development and Testing

Software Process Improvement: It is a field of research and practice, arising out of the need to solve software development ... This research was previously published in Latin American Women and Research Contributions to the IT Field; ...

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668437032

Category: Computers

Page: 2164

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Software development continues to be an ever-evolving field as organizations require new and innovative programs that can be implemented to make processes more efficient, productive, and cost-effective. Agile practices particularly have shown great benefits for improving the effectiveness of software development and its maintenance due to their ability to adapt to change. It is integral to remain up to date with the most emerging tactics and techniques involved in the development of new and innovative software. The Research Anthology on Agile Software, Software Development, and Testing is a comprehensive resource on the emerging trends of software development and testing. This text discusses the newest developments in agile software and its usage spanning multiple industries. Featuring a collection of insights from diverse authors, this research anthology offers international perspectives on agile software. Covering topics such as global software engineering, knowledge management, and product development, this comprehensive resource is valuable to software developers, software engineers, computer engineers, IT directors, students, managers, faculty, researchers, and academicians.

ICT Solutions for Improving Smart Communities in Asia

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Author: Zaman, Noor

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799871163

Category: Political Science

Page: 377

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It is also essential to study the success of technology use in some of the advanced nations in the Asian region that promote a smarter and well-advanced community. A smarter community in these regions can only be materialized by adopting the latest trends in technology to improve quality of life. Some of these regions need a great emphasis on technology adoption for women empowerment and safety, promoting better health with telemedicine facilities, environment, and disaster prevention with IoT technologies, water treatment and sanitation, and addressing food scarcity issues with smarter precision agriculture. Ultimately, there needs to be more research focused on a smarter and secured community in the Asian region in terms of cultural and socioeconomic factors and technology advancements. ICT Solutions for Improving Smart Communities in Asia explores new possibilities using digital solutions and technologies to create collaborative and smarter communities for advancement in agriculture, the health sector, education centers, human resources, and administrative domains, as well as other areas to improve the overall living standards of people at the community level. This book will cover two main areas: the need for technology development in developing nations, mainly focusing on Asia, and the adoption of some of the advanced regions in Asia as role models for the less developed SAARC regions explicitly. This book is ideally intended for researchers, academicians, IT specialists, regional developers, government officials, practitioners, academicians, and students.

Information Technology Applications for Crisis Response and Management

... Spain) Information Science Reference • © 2021 • 374pp • H/C (ISBN: 9781799841562) • US $195.00 Latin American Women and Research Contributions to the IT Field Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico) and Mirna ...

Author: Beard, Jon W.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799872122

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 294

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Properly addressing a crisis requires more than just guesswork and a reaction; it requires a properly structured approach supported by good information. With the rapid evolution of information systems and information technology, including hardware, software, the internet, and communications capabilities, there are abundant opportunities to apply these technology capabilities and resources to support and improve responses to and management of crisis situations. Approaches to crisis response and management include the design, development, implementation, and application of systematic methodologies on how to respond, as well as how to apply information systems to enhance and extend responses to crises. Information Technology Applications for Crisis Response and Management provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on current and cutting-edge research exploring and extending our understanding of the use of information systems and information technology to support responses to crises of all kinds—accidental, intentional, and acts of nature. The chapters in this book focus on the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of information system technologies and methodologies to support crisis response and management, as well as technology management-related issues for crisis response and management. While highlighting technical, cognitive, organizational, and human-focused issues within the field, this book is ideal for policymakers, IT specialists, government officials, crisis response teams, managers, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the use of information technology and information systems to support diverse types of crises.

Technological Breakthroughs and Future Business Opportunities in Education Health and Outer Space

... Spain) Information Science Reference • © 2021 • 374pp • H/C (ISBN: 9781799841562) • US $195.00 Latin American Women and Research Contributions to the IT Field Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico) and Mirna ...

Author: Hooke, Angus

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799867746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

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It is widely accepted that the key to rising incomes for workers, for investors, and (indirectly) for welfare recipients is innovation. New ideas provide opportunities for investment in new products, new processes, and new markets. Exploitation of these opportunities by intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs gives rise to increases in labor productivity, which in turn lead to higher primary incomes for workers and investors and, via government redistributive mechanisms, larger transfers to welfare recipients. Since technology is the driver of innovation and the key to the subsequent economic and distributional benefits of this innovation, there is a need for researchers and businesspersons to have access to up-to-date information on emerging technologies and the business opportunities they provide. Technological Breakthroughs and Future Business Opportunities in Education, Health, and Outer Space discusses the economic, social, and cultural benefits that new technologies can provide in multidisciplinary industries with a unique emphasis on looking towards the impacts of these technologies across the next two decades. Within this theme, the book discusses the recent trends, future developments, and business opportunities surrounding new technologies including information technology and biotechnology. Additionally, the book investigates recent demands and disruptions in the health and education sectors as well as recent developments and forthcoming opportunities in the outer space sector and how newer technologies can enable and meet the growing demands of these industries. While covering all these technologies and their applications, this book is an ideal reference work for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, teachers, technologists, analysts, IT specialists, engineers, policymakers, medical professionals, government officials, space agencies, financial planners, public officials, and researchers and students working in areas that include but are not limited to technology, education, public health, medicine, business and management, aeronautics, and public policy.

Ubiquitous Technologies for Human Development and Knowledge Management

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Author: Rahman, Hakikur

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799878469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

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In recent decades, digital technologies have permeated daily routines, whether at school, at work, or during personal engagements. Stakeholders in education are promoting innovative pedagogical practices, the business sector is utilizing updated processes. Even the public is improving their lifestyles by utilizing innovative technology. In a knowledge construction setting, technology becomes a tool to assist the user to access information, communicate information, and collaborate with others towards human development and knowledge management. In this context, ubiquitous computing has emerged to support humans in their daily life activities in a personal, unattended, and remote manner. Ubiquitous Technologies for Human Development and Knowledge Management serves as an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the widespread incorporation of technological innovations around the globe. It examines how the application of ubiquitous computing technologies affects various aspects of human lives, specifically in human development and knowledge management. The chapters demonstrate how these ubiquitous technologies, networks, and associated systems have proliferated and have woven themselves into the very framework of everyday life. It covers categorized investigations ranging from e-governance, knowledge management, ICTs, public services, innovation, and ethics. This book is essential for ICT specialists, technologists, teachers, instructional designers, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the latest technologies and how they are impacting human development and knowledge management across different disciplines.

Examining the Socio Technical Impact of Smart Cities

... Research Community Francisco J. García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain) Information Science Reference • © 2021 • 374pp • H/C (ISBN: 9781799841562) • US $195.00 Latin American Women and Research Contributions to the IT Field ...

Author: Annansingh, Fenio

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799853282

Category: Computers

Page: 231

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Smart city development and governance is a technological issue and a complex mechanism of the political understanding of technology, environmental interest, and urban interactions in terms of both economic gains and other public values. A smart city is defined by the technology it possesses and how it integrates and uses that technology to improve operational efficiency, propel citizen engagement, and justify inward migration. Understanding the principles and policies at work creates a full understanding of smart cities. Examining the Socio-Technical Impact of Smart Cities is an essential publication that enhances our theoretical understanding of the socio-technical impact of smart cities by promoting the conceptual interactions between social and governmental structures (people, task, structure) with new technologies. Highlighting a wide range of topics including community inclusion, cultural innovation, and public safety, this book is ideally designed for urban planners, entrepreneurs, engineers, government officials, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.