A Critical Discussion of Some Current and Future Developments of IT

Hermann Maurer*, Namik Delilovic

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit

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In this paper we discuss briefly a few aspects of some of the exciting new developments in information technology. We argue that most of ongoing activities and visions (if they become reality) are quite ambivalent: With positive and negative effects, with nobody really able to make credible forecasts. In Sect. 1, we first mention five issues. Three involve ongoing activities which are suffering from drawbacks that one could improve and that are totally overlooked by the community. The other two issues are major topics of IT today: Artificial intelligence and big data and analysis of big data. Those 5 issues will be discussed more thoroughly in Sect. 2. In the remainder of Sect. 1 we look at a plethora of other IT issues that we do not follow up in depth. We conclude this paper in a very short Sect. 3 by warning IT specialists no to overestimate the importance of IT vs. other subject areas: They may influence mankind as much or even more than IT.

TitelSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 26th European Conference, EuroSPI 2019, Proceedings
Redakteure/-innenAlastair Walker, Rory V. O’Connor, Richard Messnarz
Herausgeber (Verlag)Springer-Verlag Italia
ISBN (Print)9783030280048
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Jan. 2019
Veranstaltung26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: EuroSPI 2019 - Edinburgh, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich
Dauer: 18 Sep. 201920 Sep. 2019


NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (elektronisch)1865-0937


Konferenz26th European Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement
Land/GebietGroßbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Informatik (insg.)
  • Mathematik (insg.)


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