Visual Database Systems 4 (VDB4)

IFIP TC2 / WG2.6 Fourth Working Conference on Visual Database Systems 4 (VDB4) 27–29 May 1998, L’Aquila, Italy

  • Yannis Ioannidis
  • Wolfgang Klas
Book VDB 1998

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Invited Talk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Session: Models and Metaphors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. T. Griffiths, J. McKirdy, G. Forrester, N. Paton, J. Kennedy, P. Barclay et al.
      Pages 21-46
    3. M. F. Costabile, D. Malerba, M. Hemmje, A. Paradiso
      Pages 47-65
  4. Session: Database Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Norman Murray, Carole Goble, Norman Paton
      Pages 85-101
  5. Session: Spatial Databases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Theodore Dalamagas, Timos Sellis, Loukas Sinos
      Pages 105-122
  6. Panel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  7. Demonstrations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. František Brabec, Hanan Samet
      Pages 147-153
    3. M. F. Costabile, D. Malerba, M. Hemmje, A. Paradiso
      Pages 154-160
    4. E. Essenius, M. Sim, P. Kist, N. Simon, W. Gerhardt
      Pages 168-174
    5. B. Fischer, J. Thamm, L. Wegner, S. Wilke, C. Zirkelbach
      Pages 175-178
    6. Sudhir Kaushik, Elke A. Rundensteiner
      Pages 179-185
    7. Vincent Oria, Bing Xu, M. Tamer Özsu
      Pages 186-191
  8. Posters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. E. Di Sciascio, G. Piscitelli, A. Celentano
      Pages 201-207
    3. Katsunobu Fushikida, Yoshitsugu Hiwatari, Hideyo Waki
      Pages 208-213
    4. Dong-Guk Shin, Lei Liu, Leslie M. Loew, James Schaff
      Pages 214-220
  9. Invited Talk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Arnold W. M. Smeulders, Martin L. Kersten, Theo Gevers
      Pages 223-239
  10. Session: Image Queries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
  11. Session: Modeling and Usability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Sônia Fernandes Silva, Tiziana Catarci
      Pages 295-316
    3. Takashi Tomii, Kiril Salev, Sayaka Imai, Hiroshi Arisawa
      Pages 317-336
  12. Session: Complex Visual Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Gary K. Ng, Carole A. Goble, Adrian J. West
      Pages 339-360
    3. J. Y. Lee, S. Y. Jeong, B. T. Chun, Y. J. Bae
      Pages 361-375
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 377-380

About this book


In many of nowadays web-based environments for electronic marketing and commerce, that present large multimedia product and service catalogues, it becomes more and more difficult to provide naive end users, such as private consumers or commercial business partners, with intuitive user interfaces to access the large multimedia collections describing the presented products and services. The same holds for marketing managers and other employees responsible for managing and maintaining the large and constantly changing set of multimedia information chunks and fragments contained in these collections. As a consequence, many efforts are devoted to improve the quality of the interaction between users and databases. Virtual Reality (VR) techniques are a promising interaction paradigm particularly suited to novice and/or occasional users. The users are facilitated in the database navigation since the system proposes them an environment that reproduces a real situation and gives the possibility of interacting by manipulating objects that have a direct correspondence with known objects.


Processing databases design information system interfaces language modeling multimedia programming user interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Yannis Ioannidis
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Klas
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of InformaticsUniversity of AthensHellasGreece
  2. 2.Dept of InformaticsUniversity of UlmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-6939-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35372-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
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