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Employing Recent Technologies for Improved Digital Governance

Employing Recent Technologies for Improved Digital Governance
Author(s)/Editor(s): Vasaki Ponnusamy (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia), Khalid Rafique (Azad Jammu and Kashmir Information Technology Board, Pakistan) and Noor Zaman (Taylor's University, Malaysia)
Copyright: ©2020
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1851-9
ISBN13: 9781799818519
ISBN10: 1799818519
EISBN13: 9781799818533

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Description

The digital divide, caused by several factors such as poverty and slow communication technologies, has offset the progression of many developing countries. However, with rapid changes in technology, a better collaboration among communities and governance based on the latest research in ICT and technology has begun to emerge.

Employing Recent Technologies for Improved Digital Governance is an essential reference source that provides research on recent advances in the development, application, and impact of technologies for the initiative of digital governance. The book has a dual objective with the first objective being to encourage more research in deploying recent trends in the internet for deploying a collaborative digital governance. The second objective is to explore new possibilities using internet of things (IoT) and cloud/fog-based solutions for creating a collaboration between the governance and IT infrastructure. Featuring research on topics such as intelligent systems, social engineering, and cybersecurity, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, government officials, ICT specialists, researchers, academicians, industry professionals, and students.



Author's/Editor's Biography

Vasaki Ponnusamy (Ed.)
Vasaki Ponnusamy is an Assistant Professor at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. She obtained her Bachelor of Computer Science and MSc (Computer Science) from Science University of Malaysia and her PhD in IT from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia (2013). She is currently working on biologically-inspired computing, wireless sensor network and energy harvesting.

Khalid Rafique (Ed.)
Dr. Khalid Rafique is the Director General of the Information Technology Board, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan since April 2017. He has a lead role in the Digital Transformation campaign for public sector departments in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and the unfolding of the digital governance vision of the government through technology deployment. He has quite dynamically steered initiatives to materialize a vision of public empowerment and facilitation through digitalization of public sector departments. Automation of the judicial system, computerization of land records, computerization of driving licenses, e-facilitation centers, establishment of tele-medicine centers, online complaint addressal mechanism, dynamic interactive web interfaces for public sector departments, telepresence/video conferencing facilities, etc. are some of his major achievements in the last two and a half years. Dr. Rafique has also served as Senior Manager of Business Development at Pakistan Telecommunication Limited, the largest hybrid (Fixed/wireless) telecom operator in Pakistan. He has basic Engineering degrees in Electrical & Telecommunications and a PhD degree in emerging ICT ecosystems.

Noor Zaman (Ed.)
Dr. Noor Zaman received a Ph.D. degree in IT from UTP, Malaysia. He has great international exposure in academia, research, administration, and academic quality accreditation. He was with ILMA University, KFU for a decade, and is currently with Taylor’s University, Malaysia. He has 19 years of teaching and administrative experience. Besides scientific research activities, he had worked a decade for academic accreditation and earned ABET accreditation twice for three programs at CCSIT, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Noor Zaman has recently been awarded as a top reviewer (1% globally) by WoS/ISI (Publons). He has edited/authored more than 11 research books with international and reputed publishers, earned several research grants, and has a great number of indexed research articles on his credit. He has supervised several postgraduate students including masters and Ph.D candidates. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE ACCESS, Guest editor of several reputed journals, member of the editorial board of several research journals, and an active TPC member of reputed conferences around the globe.

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