Information Engineering a Brief Definition from Diverse Sources.

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In the 21st century, competitiveness of a nation depends on one’s Information Technology (IT) performance measurement and the technology development of the majority of the IT- related core projects is being accelerated worldwide. To meet this worldwide demand, the Department of Information Communications Engineering offers creative education programs, equipped with problem solving and IT technology development skills, to nurture global leaders of the information-oriented society.

In particular, with a goal to foster students to broaden their understanding and gain deeper insights of the IT related fields, the department offers designed track system convergence programs by breaking barriers among different engineering disciplines such as information, communication, and electronics, The department houses the Optical Internet Research Center, the Grid Middleware Research Center, Mobile Multimedia Research Center, Radio-Education and Research Center, Soft Engineering Research Center, Intelligent RF Research Center and actively participates in national research development projects sponsored by the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

In addition, through research collaborations with universities and research centers overseas, the department has acquired higher professional knowledge and has been running the curriculums in combination with expertise and practicality.

Curriculum and research areas

Students are free to take courses offered in 14 different tracks including Internet, Optical Communication, Information Security, Wireless Communication, and Bio System, which allows the students to acquire detailed knowledge in various IT fields.

* Ubiquitous Computing and Embedded System Track
* Information Security Track
* Innovative Interaction Track
* Software Engineering Track
* Digital Intelligence Track
* Computer System and Theory Track
* Biosystems Track
* Fundamental Science and Converging Technology Track
* Internet Track
* Optical Communication Track
* Multimedia Communications and Processing Track
* Wireless Communication Track
* Radio and io Electronics Track
* System on Chip Track

Source: Kaist

Information engineering (IE) or information engineering methodology (IEM) in software engineering is an approach to designing and developing information systems.

Information engineering methodology is an architectural approach to planning, analyzing, designing, and implementing applications within an enterprise. It aims to enable an enterprise to improve the management of its resources, including capital, people and information systems, to support the achievement of its business vision. It is defined as: "An integrated and evolutionary set of tasks and techniques that enhance business communication throughout an enterprise enabling it to develop people, procedures and systems to achieve its vision".

Information engineering has many purposes, including organization planning, business re-engineering, application development, information systems planning and systems re-engineering.
[edit] History

Information engineering has a somewhat chequered history that follows two very distinct threads. It is said to have originated in Australia between 1976 and 1980, and appears first in the literature in 1981 in the Savant Institute publication 'Information engineering' by James Martin and Clive Finkelstein.

Information engineering first provided data analysis and database design techniques that could be used by database administrators (DBAs) and by systems analysts to develop database designs and systems based upon an understanding of the operational processing needs of organizations for the 1980s.

The Finkelstein thread evolved after 1980 into the data processing (DP)-driven variant of IE. From 1983 till 1986 IE evolved further into the business-driven variant of IE, which was intended to address a rapidly changing business environment. The then technical director, Charles M. Richter, from 1983 to 1987, played a significant role by revamping the IE methodology as well as designing the IE software product (user-data) which helped automate the IE methodology, opening the way to next generation Information Architecture.

The Martin thread was strategy-driven from the outset and from 1983 was focused on the possibility of automating the development process through the provision of techniques for business description that could be used to populate a data dictionary or encyclopedia that could in turn be used as source material for code generation. The Martin methodology provided a foundation for the CASE (computer-aided software engineering) tool industry. Martin himself had significant stakes in at least four CASE tool vendors - InTech (Excelerator), Higher Order Software, KnowledgeWare, originally Database Design Inc, (Information Engineering Workbench) and James Martin Associates, originally DMW and now Headstrong (the original designers of the Texas Instruments' Information Engineering Facility and the principal developers of the methodology).

At the end of the 1980s and early 1990s the Martin thread incorporated rapid application development (RAD) and business process reengineering (BPR) and soon after also entered the object oriented field.


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