Impact of Services on Sustainable Development of Creative Society

By Michel Léonard and Anastasiya Yurchyshyna.

Published by The Technology Collection

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In this paper we discuss the impact of services on the development of the knowledge society and show how their design principles lead to sustainable development. We start by analysing the existent research of this domain that helps us to identify the essential characteristics of the knowledge society. Then we present our research hypothesis for analysing the aspects related to sustainable development, by identifying the design principles of sustainable development, rather than by attempting to optimise intelligent reactions to perceived impacts of non sustainable development, according to common points of view. We also discuss the interdependence of services and sustainable development of the knowledge society, and show how services impact on the co-creation of the conceptual foundations of a new type of society, the creative society. In order to illustrate how services-based modelling contributes to the process of sustainable development of the creative society, we schematically describe the services-based process of knowledge capitalisation and introduce its conceptual architecture. To conclude, we describe the scope of our future work, as well as the perspectives of this research.

Keywords: Services, Sustainable Development, Knowledge Society, Services-Oriented Economics, Creative Society

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp.65-78. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1015.779KB).

Prof. Michel Léonard

CUI, Department of Information Systems, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Michel Léonard has been the Professor of Information Systems of the University of Geneva since 1977. At present he is Director of the Department of Information systems of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences. He was one of pioneers of the emergence of this domain in which he managed numerous research works. He was the President of the 20th conference CAiSE (Conference in advanced engineering information). At present his research concerns are Services Science, components of methods in information systems, e-government (in association with the State of Geneva). He was the founder of the Bachelor degree and the Master degree in Services Science at the University of Geneva. At the European level, he is the co-founder of Executive Master in Innovative Services Systems (EMISS). He is the founder and a co-chairman (co-president) of the first conference IESS 1.0 (February, 2010) (International Conference one Exploring Service Science).

Dr. Anastasiya Yurchyshyna

CUI, Department of Information Systems, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Anastasiya Yurchyshyna is a research assistant in the department of Information Systems in the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She is currently working on researching the complimentary nature of services-based and ontological approaches for modelling collaborative processes and experience-based knowledge. She received her PhD degree in computer science from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France. The theoretical results of her work (ontology-based modelling of the conformity checking process in construction) were practically implemented in compliance-oriented projects of the CSTB (Scientific and Technical Centre for Building, France): modelling conformity checking for construction. Her main research interests lie in the fields of services sciences, knowledge management and engineering, ontologies, conceptual foundations of knowledge and technology, creativity in the context of clouds, sustainable development, conformity, and sustainable nature of cloud computing. She has about 18 scientific publications at international conferences and journals, and 11 reviews on technological challenges in magazines of public interest.

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