Here, I will not describe you clearly about the definition of informatics. In the first post I write and as the first semester student of Informatics Engineering, I just want to introduce the topic of my blog to you. In order that, you will be adapted with my stuffs.
Informatics came from the word, information, is a new subject in science which is concerned in computer and information system.In Wikipedia, you will find the definition of Informatics more complete. Here is some quote :
Informatics is the science of information, the practice of information processing, and the engineering of information systems. Informatics studies the structure, algorithms, behavior, and interactions of natural and artificial systems that store, process, access and communicate information. It also develops its own conceptual and theoretical foundations and utilizes foundations developed in other fields. Since the advent of computers, individuals and organizations increasingly process information digitally. This has led to the study of informatics that has computational, cognitive and social aspects, including study of the social impact of information technologies.
In some situations, information science and informatics are used interchangeably. However, some consider information science to be a subarea of the more general field of informatics.
Used as a compound, in conjunction with the name of a discipline, as in medical informatics, bioinformatics, etc., it denotes the specialization of informatics to the management and processing of data, information and knowledge in the named discipline, and the incorporation of informatic concepts and theories to enrich the other discipline; it has a similar relationship to library science
Informatics in Indonesia has been growing rapidly. It penetrated into Indonesia in 80’s. In my University, (Sepuluh Nopember Institute Technology), it become a new faculty, named Computer Engineering. However, because what is learned is not only about computer, It was renamed with “Informatics Engineering”
Informatics Engineering is a very dynamic subject. It will be updated in the day by the day, hours by hours, and even it will updated in a second. This very dynamic behavior force us to study with a accelerated learning.
Another word to describe Informatics Engineering is “FUN”. It empesizes logical skill. Just like what I am learning in this semester, I don’t need a high-level mathematic skill. Just how the way to figure a problem with the way that computer understand.
These articles must be not enough to describe what Informatics for me is.. But, at least it starts to branch into any others advanced articles. In the end, I wan to say sorry due to my very bad English.. Next, I will write my post in Indonesia, sometimes also in English..
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