Exploring the Abyss of Inequalities

4th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2012, Turku, Finland, August 22-24, 2012. Proceedings

  • Kristina Eriksson-Backa
  • Annika Luoma
  • Erica Krook
Conference proceedings WIS 2012

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-32850-3

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 313)

Table of contents (14 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. E-Health

    1. Social Media’s Potential in Improving the Mental Well-Being of the Unemployed
      Anne Suphan, Miriam Feuls, Christian Fieseler
      Pages 10-28
    2. Virtual Health Check and Coaching: Insights from the Consumers and Implications for Persuasive Design
      Tuomas Lehto, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Timo Pätiälä, Osmo Saarelma
      Pages 29-40
    3. Design of a Web-Based Information System for Sleep Deprivation – A Trial Study
      Sitwat Langrial, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Shiyuan Wang
      Pages 41-51
  3. Measuring and Documenting Health and Well-Being

    1. Heart Rate Variability Measurements in Mobile Work
      Ursula Hyrkkänen, Matti Vartiainen
      Pages 60-67
  4. Empowering and Educating Citizens for Healthy Living and Equal Opportunities

    1. Impact of Online Agro-technology Diploma Program and Its Future Perspectives for Improving Socio-economic Well-Being of Farmers in Sri Lanka
      Nisansala P. Vidanapathirana, Kshanika Hirimburegama, Sriwarnasinghe A. P. Nelka, Kumara Hirimburegama, Jae Ho Kim
      Pages 68-82
  5. Governance for Health

    1. Complaints Made to the Council for Mass Media in Finland Concerning the Personal and Professional Lives of Doctors
      Ulla Ahlmén-Laiho, Sakari Suominen, Ulla Järvi, Risto Tuominen
      Pages 91-103
    2. Governance of Managerial Information Needed by Nurse Managers in Hospitals – A Literature Review
      Laura-Maria Murtola, Heljä Lundgrén-Laine, Sanna Salanterä
      Pages 104-118
    3. Avoiding Hazards – What Can Health Care Learn from Aviation?
      Olli Sjöblom, Juho Heimonen, Lotta Kauhanen, Veronika Laippala, Heljä Lundgrén-Laine, Laura-Maria Murtola et al.
      Pages 119-127
  6. Safe and Secure Cities

  7. Information Society as a Challenge and a Possibility for Aged People

    1. Finnish ‘Silver Surfers’ and Online Health Information
      Kristina Eriksson-Backa
      Pages 138-149
    2. Vision Enhancement Technique Based on Eye Tracking System
      Vidas Raudonis, Agne Paulauskaite-Taraseviciene, Rytis Maskeliunas
      Pages 150-160
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Well-Being in the Information Society, WIS 2012, held in Turku, Finland, in August 2012. The 13 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on e-health; measuring and documenting health and well-being; empowering and educating citizens for healthy living and equal opportunities; governance for health; safe and secure cities; information society as a challenge and a possibility for aged people.


eHealth healthcare information systems urban living vision impairments

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristina Eriksson-Backa
    • 1
  • Annika Luoma
    • 1
  • Erica Krook
    • 1
  1. 1.Information StudiesÅbo Akademi UniversityÅboFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-32849-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-32850-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-0929
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0937