Special Issue "Managing Information and Communication Overload"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: information overload; communication overload; higher education; communication technology
There is no panacea to the ever-present issue of information overload. The current technological possibilities and management approaches are not enough to solve the problems of information overload. People continue to perceive a lot of low-quality information and information that causes tensions, conflicts, and stressful situations that hinder decision making and often lead to poor-quality decisions.
The development of the field of communication technologies has been stimulating new thinking on the issue of information overload. Due to the very large amounts of information that is transmitted, the need to manage the communication process prior to the information management process has led to communication overload issues. Communication through multiple technologies and at all times can be so overwhelming that it is in itself inhibiting the development of solutions to deal with information overload, making it necessary to deal with the eventual communication overload issues prior to the information itself.
The rationale of this Special Issue can be summarized in the following question: What information and communication technologies should be implemented, managed, and used so that people receive and process the right information, in the right format and in due time to make high-quality decisions, thus overcoming situations of information and communication overload?
In this Special Issue, we seek to include studies on the causes of information and communication overload, and especially on current and future solutions. Contributions from different scientific backgrounds are welcome, such as information science, information management, information systems, knowledge management, social media, engineering, psychology, and other related scientific areas. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Causes of information and communication overload;
- Technological solutions to information and communication overload;
- Management solutions and approaches to information and communication overload;
- Decision process and information overload;
- Decision process and communication overload;
- Future trends on information and communication overload.
Prof. Joao Batista
- Information overload
- Communication overload
- Decision process