Abstract: Intelligent city and information society concepts represent two vital and related applications in succeeding the developing of the city of 21 century. Intelligent city is equipped with infrastructure and infostructure technology, and mechanical technology. However. Intelligent city is impossible to be established if its population does not possess any characteristics of information society`s utilization and manipulation of information and information technology benefits for the peace of life. For example, electronic government is one of the applications which manipulates information and information technology benefits. Generally, information society that applies the electronic government possesses higher potential and motivation in all aspects of development. The aspect of facilities (technoware), database creation and information utilization (infoware) for the peace of social and economic, individual organization and culture (orgaware), positive minded (mindware), and strong social relation locally and globally. All those aspects become free indicators that provide indication and value to the characteristics or information society, from homo sapiens to homo intelligent (information based society) which depend on main indicators such as data, information knowledge, vision and wisdom. Basically, information and communication technology (ICT) and aspect of cognition support this potential. Thus, the objective of this paper is to analyse and illustrate the social impact of information society indicators (as mentioned above) in Malaysia. The Petagon method (Nijkamp & Pepping 1998), the INEXSK method (Mansell & When 1988), the techno economic method (Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer Technology 1988) and the Johoko-Shakai index method (Ito 1980) are applied in order to the background of information society in Malaysia.
Norhayati Abd. Mukti and Jalaluddin Abd Malik , 2004. Intelligent City and Information-based Society: Implementation Based on and the Social Impact Indicators . Asian Journal of Information Technology, 3: 1170-1179.