Human Comfort and Security of Information Systems

Advanced Interfaces for the Information Society

  • Kadamula Varghese
  • Silvia Pfleger

Part of the Research Reports Esprit book series (ESPRIT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Patrizia Marti, Veronique Normand
    Pages 39-50
  3. Jurek Kirakowski, Nigel Bevan
    Pages 51-59
  4. Reinhard Oppermann
    Pages 60-67
  5. Heather Piper
    Pages 68-74
  6. Norman M. Fraser
    Pages 75-86
  7. Eang Sour Chhor
    Pages 87-92
  8. J. L. Gauvain, S. Bennacef, L. Devillers, L. F. Lamel, S. Rosset
    Pages 93-103
  9. Laila Dybkjær, Niels Ole Bernsen, Hans Dybkjær
    Pages 104-124
  10. Jörg M. Haake, Manfred Thüring, Caterina Rehm-Berbenni
    Pages 134-143
  11. C. T. Davarakis, A. V. Harissis
    Pages 144-152
  12. S. Pfleger, P. Krauß
    Pages 153-162
  13. S. Pfleger, R. Klebe, M. Rabels, A. Pöhlmann, H. Schießl, I. Mirel et al.
    Pages 163-173
  14. T. Heyde, J. Behne, G. Dettweiler, F. Neumann
    Pages 174-177
  15. Philippe Boutruche, Michael Kärcher
    Pages 178-192
  16. Umberto Cavallaro, Paolo Paolini, Franca Garzotto
    Pages 236-247
  17. Simon Lambert, Gordon Ringland
    Pages 248-255
  18. Jean-Yves Quéméneur, Florent Brossier
    Pages 256-267
  19. D. W. Thomas, E. A. Edmonds, R. M. Junes, J. L. Cunningham
    Pages 268-282
  20. P. Kalra, I. S. Pandzic, N. Magnenat Thalmann
    Pages 293-305
  21. Ronan Boulic, Zhiyong Huang, Daniel Thalmann
    Pages 306-319
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 320-321

About this book


The Commission of the European Union, through its Fourth Framework R&D programme is committed to the development of the Information Society. There is no doubt that there will be many radical changes in all aspects of society caused by the far-reaching impact of continuing advances in information and communi­ cation technologies. Many of these changes cannot be predicted, but that uncer­ tainty must not stop us from moving forward. The challenge is to ensure that these technologies are put to use in the most beneficial manner, taking fully into account the rich cultural and linguistic backgrounds within the peoples of Europe. We have a duty to ensure that the ultimate end-users of the technology are involved in the development and application of that technology to help shape its use. Without this active involvement, designers will not understand the individual and organisational requirements of the users, and the users will not understand the impact and applicability of the new technology. Failure on either account will lead to a sense of resentment on the part of the users and a lost opportunity to improve the quality of human life. The work, sponsored by the Human Comfort & Security sub-domain of the ESPRIT programme, has a central part to play in the creation of the Information Society, lying as it does at the interface between the technology and the user.


Bridging Design Intelligente Multimodale Schnittstellen Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion Usability User Interface Design haptics human-computer interaction human-computer interaction (HCI) intelligent multimodal interfaces virtual environments

Editors and affiliations

  • Kadamula Varghese
    • 1
  • Silvia Pfleger
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.European CommissionBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Expertise Information Systems GmabHMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62067-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60665-6
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