Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Computer-Mediated Communication

Indrakshi Dey

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Dr. I. Dey is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic Engineering, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She conducts her research at CONNECT. Previously, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and NTNU, Norway.


Historical Highlights Cybernetics Information Theory Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communications Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communications Protocols Theoretical Framework Methodology IoT Edge and Cloud Computing Governance Models Social Implications

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Computer-Mediated Communications (CMC) is an umbrella term which refers to human communication via computers. Temporarily, a distinction can be made between synchronous CMC, where interaction takes place in real time, and asynchronous CMC, where participants are not necessarily online simultaneously. Synchronous CMC includes various types of text-based online chat, computer, audio, and video conferencing; asynchronous CMC encompasses email, discussion forums, and mailing lists. CMC can take place over local area networks (LANs) or over the Internet. Internet CMC, as well as allowing for global communication, also provides for the added dimension of hypertext links to sites on the www, and to email addresses.If the third `c', that is, `control' is added to the process, interaction between human (physical world) and computer (cyber world) results in complex heterogeneous distributed systems called cyber-physical systems (CPS). The recent advancements in CPSs form the core foundation for the next-generation of digital economy, industrial IoT and industry 4.0; emerging technologies contributing to the fourth industrial revolution the world is currently experiencing.

The main objective of the book is to map the technological evolution from CMC to CPS and develop the general theoretical framework behind them. This book will serve a guide of our more and more data-driven society, allowing for a systemic impact evaluation of trendy topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, fake news, Industry 4.0, 5G, software-defined network, Energy Internet, digital twin and data ownership.

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Indrakshi Dey

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Dr. I. Dey is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Deptartment of Electronic Engineering of National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She conducts her research at the Irish Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications (CONNECT). She received the M.Sc. degree in wireless communications from the University of Southampton, Southampton, U.K., in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, in 2015. From 2017 to 2019, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (EDGE) Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She was a Research Fellow with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, from 2016 to 2017. In 2016, she received the prestigious Alain Bensoussan research fellowship from the European Research Consortium for Information and Mathematics (ERCIM). From 2015 to 2016, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Ultra-Maritime Digital Communication Center, Dalhousie University, Canada. Her current research interests include channel modeling, channel estimation and prediction, adaptive modulation, and dirty tape coding for different wireless propagation environments, and wireless sensor networks.

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