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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/1998   
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Classification Structure - Division 280000 - Information, Computing and Communication Sciences


DisciplineSubject
      Description

280100
      Information Systems
280101
      Information Systems Organisation
280102
      Information Systems Management
280103
      Information Storage, Retrieval and Management
280104
      Computer-Human Interaction
280105
      Interfaces and Presentation (excl. Computer-Human Interaction)
280106
      Interorganisational Information Systems
280107
      Global Information Systems
280108
      Database Management
280109
      Decision Support and Group Support Systems
280110
      Systems Theory
280111
      Conceptual Modelling
280112
      Information Systems Development Methodologies
280199
      Information Systems not elsewhere classified
280200
      Artificial Intelligence and Signal and Image Processing
280201
      Expert Systems
280202
      Computer Graphics
280203
      Image Processing
280204
      Signal Processing
280205
      Text Processing
280206
      Speech Recognition
280207
      Pattern Recognition
280208
      Computer Vision
280209
      Intelligent Robotics
280210
      Simulation and Modelling
280211
      Virtual Reality and Related Simulation
280212
      Neural Networks, Genetic Alogrithms and Fuzzy Logic
280213
      Other Artificial Intelligence
280300
      Computer Software
280301
      Programming Techniques
280302
      Software Engineering
280303
      Programming Languages
280304
      Operating Systems
280305
      Multimedia Programming
280399
      Computer Software not elsewhere classified
280400
      Computation Theory and Mathematics
280401
      Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity
280402
      Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages
280403
      Logics and Meanings of Programs
280404
      Numerical Analysis
280405
      Discrete Mathematics
280406
      Mathematical Software
280499
      Computation Theory and Mathematics not elsewhere classified
280500
      Data Format
280501
      Data Structures
280502
      Data Storage Representations
280503
      Files
280504
      Data Encryption
280505
      Data Security
280506
      Coding and Information Theory
280599
      Data Format not elsewhere classified
289900
      Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
289999
      Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences

Definitions

Division 280000 covers information, computing and communication sciences.
For the purposes of this classification, the following fields are included: mathematics associated with computer science and the application of psychology to an understanding of computer-human interface. This division has six disciplines:

    280100 - Information Systems
    280200 - Artificial Intelligence and Signal and Image Processing
    280300 - Computer Software
    280400 - Computation Theory and Mathematics
    280500 - Data Format
    289900 - Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences

    Exclusions:


      (a) The application of information and computer sciences other than specifically for information, computer sciences and technologies is included in other appropriate disciplines, e.g. computer modelling for atmospheric research is included in Discipline 260600 Atmospheric Sciences; software development for forest management is included in Discipline 300600 Forestry Sciences;

      (b) robotics and mechatronics, CAD/CAM systems concerned with manufacturing and process technologies are included in Discipline 290300 Manufacturing Engineering;

      (c) computer hardware is included in Discipline 291600 Computer Hardware; and

      (d) communications technologies are included in Discipline 291700 Communications Technologies.

Discipline 280100 - Information Systems

This discipline covers information science and information systems. It includes:

      • computer and information systems organisation, design and management;
      • interfaces and presentation (incl. computer-human interaction) and the application of psychology to computer-human interface; and
      • systems theory and conceptual modelling

This discipline has thirteen subjects:
    280101 - Information Systems Organisation
    280102 - Information Systems Management
    280103 - Information Storage, Retrieval and Management
    280104 - Computer-Human Interaction
    280105 - Interfaces and Presentation (excl. Computer-Human Interaction)
    280106 - Interorganisational Information Systems
    280107 - Global Information Systems
    280108 - Database Management
    280109 - Decision Support and Group Support Systems
    280110 - Systems Theory
    280111 - Conceptual Modelling
    280112 - Information Systems Development Methodologies
    280199 - Information Systems not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      The development of computer hardware is included in Discipline 291600 Computer Hardware.

Discipline 280200 - Artificial Intelligence and Signal and Image Processing

This discipline covers artificial intelligence, expert systems and signal and image processing. It includes:

      • technologies supplementing or supporting information systems or presentation, such as computer graphics and speech and pattern recognition; and
      • virtual and artificial realities and related simulation.

This discipline has thirteen subjects:
    280201 - Expert Systems
    280202 - Computer Graphics
    280203 - Image Processing
    280204 - Signal Processing
    280205 - Text Processing
    280206 - Speech Recognition
    280207 - Pattern Recognition
    280208 - Computer Vision
    280209 - Intelligent Robotics
    280210 - Simulation and Modelling
    280211 - Virtual Reality and Related Simulation
    280212 - Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Logic
    280213 - Other Artificial Intelligence

    Exclusions:


      (a) Computational linguistics is included in Discipline 380200 Linguistics; and

      (b) computer perception, memory and attention are included in Discipline 380300 Cognitive Science.

Discipline 280300 - Computer Software

This discipline covers technologies related to computer software, software programming, computer languages and software operating systems. This discipline has six subjects:

    280301 - Programming Techniques
    280302 - Software Engineering
    280303 - Programming Languages
    280304 - Operating Systems
    280305 - Multimedia Programming
    280399 - Computer Software not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      The development of computer software which has application to fields other than Division 280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences is included in other appropriate disciplines, e.g. software development relating to flexible manufacturing systems is included in Discipline 290300 Manufacturing Engineering.

Discipline 280400 - Computation Theory and Mathematics

This discipline covers computation theory and mathematics of computing. This discipline has seven subjects:

    280401 - Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity
    280402 - Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages
    280403 - Logics and Meanings of Programs
    280404 - Numerical Analysis
    280405 - Discrete Mathematics
    280406 - Mathematical Software
    280499 - Computation Theory and Mathematics not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Mathematics not associated with computer science is included in Discipline 230100 Mathematics.

Discipline 280500 - Data Format

This discipline covers data format technologies in the information, computing and communication sciences. This discipline has seven subjects:

    280501 - Data Structures
    280502 - Data Storage Representations
    280503 - Files
    280504 - Data Encryption
    280505 - Data Security
    280506 - Coding and Information Theory
    280599 - Data Format not elsewhere classified

Discipline 289900 - Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences

This discipline covers all residual information, computing and communication sciences.
It has the one subject:

    289999 - Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences.





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