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Held in conjunction with OZCHI 2008 on Friday, 12th Dec 2008, 3pm at  
James Cook University, Cairns, please join us for afternoon tea where  
Associate Professor Bharat Dave (The University of Melbourne) will  
launch the latest release from IGI Global:

Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and Promise of  
the Real-Time City

Edited by: Marcus Foth, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, IGI Global. ISBN  
978-1-60566-152-0. 506 pp.
http://www.urbaninformatics.net/book/

Please register at ozchi.org. Event info:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=93201635054


DESCRIPTION
Alive with movement and excitement, cities transmit a rapid flow of  
exchange facilitated by a meshwork of infrastructure connections.  In  
this environment, the Internet has advanced to become the prime  
communication medium, creating a vibrant and increasingly researched  
field of study in urban informatics.

The Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics: The Practice and  
Promise of the Real-Time City brings together an international  
selection of 66 esteemed scholars presenting their research and  
development on urban technology, digital cities, locative media, and  
mobile and wireless applications.  A truly global resource, this one- 
of-a-kind reference collection contains significant and timely  
research covering a diverse range of current issues in the urban  
informatics field, making it an essential addition to technology and  
social science collections in academic libraries that will benefit  
scholars and practitioners in an array of fields ranging from computer  
science to urban studies.

TOPICS COVERED
Community engagement
Digital cities
Digital identity
Environmental impact
Locative media
Mobile and wireless applications
Participatory planning
Privacy
Surveillance
Sustainability
Urban informatics
Urban technology

Abstracts, foreword, preface, acknowledgements and contributors'  
biographies can be downloaded from:
http://eprints.qut.edu.au/archive/00013308/

If you are interested in this book, please ask your library to place  
an order with their preferred distributor using this form:
http://www.igi-global.com/downloads/pdf/LibRecForm_booksEnc.pdf

If you are on facebook, please join the Urban Informatics group:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2493830797


Best Regards,
marcus


--
Dr Marcus Foth
Australian Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology (CRICOS No. 00213J)
Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane QLD 4059, Australia
Phone +61 7 313 x88772 - Fax x88195 - Office Z6-511
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