We provide a few definitions of the notions relevant for ITEM, which might be interpreted ambiguously.

Information Technology
    Use of computer-based technology to process information to interpret natural phenomena as well as help, and make sound managerial decisions based on theoretical and practical methodologies of deterministic, probabilistic or heuristic nature.

Environmental Management

    Managerial activities related to the design, planning, and control of natural resources for production, distribution and preservation, including utilization and recycling of waste.


    The action or manner of managing, in the senses of the application of skill or care in the manipulation, use, treatment, or control of things or persons, or in the conduct of an enterprise, operation, etc.