Informatics: From its Evolution to Contemporary Scenario and Areas with Special Reference to Proposed Term & Area ‘Cloud Informatics’Author : Prantosh Kumar Paul, Dipak Chatterjee and K.S.Shivraj
Volume 2 No.2 July-December 2013 pp 29-33
Informatics is today treated as one of the important term in the field of information & computing. Informatics was earlier considered as working and practice area of information or documentation. In between 1970-1980’s informatics emerged as one of the important subject or academic area in most of the western countries like – USA and UK first used informatics as alternative of the term Documentation. European countries and soviet countries were preferred this term than that of Information Science. This paper describes about Informatics, its need and role in the contemporary market, its various division and sub field. We also discuss about emerging Informatics field. A new proposed field also describe at the last as ‘Cloud Informatics’. We discuss the combination of cloud computing and informatics as Cloud Informatics, its role, nature, value, role and some other facet. Informatics as an academic field in India very rare, we discuss the running programmes of informatics emphasizing proposed possible university level programmes of Cloud Informatics.
Informatics, Cloud Informatics, Information Science, Information Technology, New Academic Programme, Computing, Information, Documentation