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Ruzic, Fjodor
Institute for Informatics
Zagreb, Croatia
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Fjodor Ruzic is a doctor (PhD) in information sciences at the University of Zagreb. He is currently active at the Institute for Informatics as a consultant/lecturer in new media/interactive multimedia systems, information communications systems, and information services. He has studied information sciences since 1985 and is a member of many national and international bodies relating to telecommunications systems integrity, information resources management, and multimedia systems environments. He has worked on both the research and implementation sides of networked databases, educational material, and digital media, from distributed systems development through cloud computing. He has published over 130 scientific and research papers in various international journals and is an author of several books dealing with graphical user interfaces, multimedia, and the Internet. He has done additional work on Web 4.x real-world deployment, especially related to contextual and cognitive Web development. He also promotes open source and open norms, as well as Creative Commons, in the information technology community.

With his expertise in the technical field, he has expanded his research area to include information technology legislation, especially in privacy/data protection, electronic signatures, and electronic documents. His efforts in this area resulted in the preparation of the national laws on electronic signatures and electronic documents, where he was involved in establishing national certification authority.

He is an active member of the program and editorial boards of various scientific journals including the Journal of Information Technology Education: Research; Information Resources Management Journal; the International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector; and the Journal of Cloud Computing. He also actively participates in the activities of several international associations, including the Data Processing Management Association, Informing Science Institute, the International Telecommunications Society, and the World Teleport Association. He also participated as a team member of ATAS--UNCSTD in the Information Technology and Development group. In the context of e-governance development, he participated in the preparation of the recommendation on e-democracy within the Council of Europe and especially in defining e-governance principles.

Through his work on the legal framework for information society development, he is also active in expanding new forms of literacy needed for the information society--especially in electronic government activities working as an ECDL coordinator and a licensed ECDL examiner. His recent research activities are in the fields of IoT and drone-based data acquisition, accompanied by the utilization of smart information appliances in business and education.

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  Technology’s child: digital media’s role in the ages and stages of growing up
Davis K., MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2023. 256 pp.  Type: Book (0262046962)

The title of this interesting work presents the author’s basic idea: to bring readers closer to understanding the digital media environment’s impact on our lives, from the early days to full maturity. It is amazing how easy this book i...

Jul 21 2023  
  Protecting privacy through homomorphic encryption
Lauter K., Dai W., Laine K., Springer, New York, NY, 2022. 176 pp.  Type: Book (9783030772871)

With the growing use of sensitive personal information, which also corresponds to the term “personally identifiable information (PII)” in information and communications technology (ICT) environments, the requirements for privacy protec...

Jun 2 2023  
   Financial regulatory and risk management challenges stemming from firm-specific digital misinformation
Casey K., Casey K. Journal of Data and Information Quality 11(1): 1-4, 2019.  Type: Article

In today’s digital economy, it is easy to alter the essence of information with regards to both context and value; thus, the potential for misinformation is huge. With this paper, Casey and Casey excellently present a new ris...

Sep 30 2021  
  A systems approach to language pedagogy
Tajino A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 149 pp.  Type: Book

Tajino, the editor of this brilliant edition, has compiled various approaches to language pedagogy from several authors. And he successfully uses the concept of a systems approach as the core of this research edition. Pedagogy is by it...

Aug 13 2021  
  Knowledge management for self-organised resource allocation
Kurka D., Pitt J., Ober J. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems 14(1): 1-41, 2019.  Type: Article

Social systems are mainly controlled self-organizing systems dependent on participation and cooperation. The complexity of the social world needs continuous redesigns of these systems toward functional self-organizing systems. It also ...

Jun 10 2021  
   Data transparency with blockchain and AI ethics
Bertino E., Kundu A., Sura Z. Journal of Data and Information Quality 11(4): 1-8, 2019.  Type: Article

With the ever-growing use of digital technology, especially the use of big data technologies and machine learning, questions related to the proper use of data collected from social networks led to the introduction of data transparency....

Apr 14 2021  
  Shaping future schools with digital technology: an international handbook
Yu S., Niemi H., Mason J., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 239 pp.  Type: Book

With this collection, the editors successfully combine theory and case studies to create an understanding of future learning environment directions in accordance with future technology and pedagogy development. Current learning environ...

Dec 14 2020  
  Transmedia knowledge for liberal arts and community engagement: a StudioLab manifesto
McKenzie J., Palgrave Pivot, Cham, Switzerland, 2019. 152 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-030205-73-7)

McKenzie made his legacy teaching and working on projects related to the liberal arts, providing students with the skills and knowledge to formulate effective arguments, communicate well, and solve problems. He devoted all of these eff...

Jul 23 2020  
  Frontiers of cyberlearning: emerging technologies for teaching and learning
Spector J., Kumar V., Essa A., Huang Y., Koper R., Tortorella R., Chang T., Li Y., Zhang Z., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2018. 246 pp.  Type: Book

This book would work well as the first volume in a series on this subject, with new editions released every three to five years due to rapidly changing technologies and the convergence of technologies that provide new forms of deployme...

May 4 2020  
  Quantifying the utility-privacy tradeoff in the Internet of Things
Dong R., Ratliff L., Cárdenas A., Ohlsson H., Sastry S. ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems 2(2): 1-28, 2018.  Type: Article

The Internet of Things (IoT), much more than other fields in computer science (CS), introduces new issues related to inferential and differential privacy. The growing use and sophistication of IoT deployment generates increasing volume...

Mar 10 2020  
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