Advances in Human-Computer Interaction

Human Comfort and Security

  • Silvia Pfleger
  • Joao Gonçalves
  • Kadamula Varghese

Part of the Research Reports Esprit book series (ESPRIT, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. K. C. Varghese
    Pages 1-20
  3. F. L. van Nes, J. P. M. van Itegem
    Pages 33-45
  4. Laila Dybkjær, Niels Ole Bernsen, Hans Dybkjær
    Pages 46-61
  5. Hermann Caesperlein
    Pages 67-73
  6. G. Lawitzky, W. Feiten
    Pages 85-92
  7. Vítor Santos, João G. M. Gonçalves, Francisco Vaz
    Pages 93-108
  8. Massimo Tistarelli, Giulio Sandini
    Pages 109-121
  9. Jianwei Zhang, Jörg Raczkowsky, Ansgar Heinrich
    Pages 122-139
  10. N. Boersken, G. Vilmar, T. Wittig, A. Zimmermann
    Pages 181-191
  11. A. Mihalache, A. Bacivarov, M. Catuneanu, S. Pfleger
    Pages 197-205
  12. Ch. Roth, W. Kowarschik, P. Vogel, S. Wiesener, R. Bayer
    Pages 212-223
  13. R. Parenti, P. Verrecchia, G. Bosia
    Pages 224-244
  14. Silvia Pfleger, Matthias Naumer, Aloyse Schoos
    Pages 261-270
  15. R. Bendl, A. Hoess, W. Schlegel
    Pages 271-284
  16. A. Mehl, W. Gloger, K.-H. Kunzelmann
    Pages 285-294
  17. M. Clément, T. Denoeux, T. Trautmann
    Pages 295-304
  18. Thies Wittig
    Pages 305-322
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 323-327

About this book


"User is king" is not a new concept, but it is certainly one that has gathered considerable momentum in the recent years. The driving force are the increasing and relentless pace of competition and the consequent attempts by many companies to keep and improve their marketshare. Since the beginning of ESPRIT Programme in 1984, the Human Computer Interface has been the subject of attention, in terms of technology development and utilisation of those technologies in various applications in the fields of Information Processing Systems, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and Office and Business Systems. This topic area had been addressed in a number of different perspectives: user modelling, task analysis, cognitive aspects of interaction and assimilation of information, natural language speech and graphics, processing of multisensor information and its presentation, and a wide range of applications in which these technologies are used. In addition to the previous ESPRIT programmes, the specific programme for Information Technology of the European Framework Programme for 1994-1999 has recognised the ever increasing importance of "ease of use" in computer applications. The work programme on Human Comfort and Security is an attempt to address these issues. Its primary objectives are the exploitation of existing knowledge and expertise in usability engineering by integrating methods and tools into coherent toolsets, the generation of improved human computer interface components, demonstrating their application in practice, and widely disseminating the results and promoting the take-up of these technologies.


Planning control fuzzy logic human-computer interaction (HCI) hypermedia information system interfaces knowledge language navigation perception robot speech processing usability verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvia Pfleger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joao Gonçalves
    • 3
  • Kadamula Varghese
    • 4
  1. 1.Expertise Information Systems GmbHMunichGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Joint Research InstituteEuropean CommissionIspraItaly
  4. 4.European Commission, DG III IndustryBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60145-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85220-6
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