A definition of convergence in the area of information and telecommunication technologies

Wolfgang Radinger, Karl Michael Goeschka
2002 Companion of the 17th annual ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming, systems, languages, and applications - OOPSLA '02  
As the term convergence is heavily used in current publications, we suggest to define it as multidisciplinary, inhomogeneous integration with the aim to reach an added value. We use the convergence between telecommunication and information technology as an example to show different classes of convergence on different levels of abstraction.
doi:10.1145/985072.985117 dblp:conf/oopsla/RadingerG02 fatcat:4imzwm3qizdermycp4s3ul54ya