Computerization and Work

A Reader on Social Aspects of Computerization

  • Ulrich Briefs
  • John Kjaer
  • Jean-Louis Rigal

Part of the IFIP State-of-the-Art Reports book series (IFIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Section I

    1. Ulrich Briefs, John Kjaer, Jean-Louis Rigal
      Pages 1-2
    2. Clavin C. Gotlieb
      Pages 3-16
    3. Wilhelm Steinmüller
      Pages 17-33
  3. Section II

    1. Ulrich Briefs, John Kjaer, Jean-Louis Rigal
      Pages 51-52
    2. Jean-Louis Rigai
      Pages 53-70
    3. Wolfgang Kilian
      Pages 94-104
  4. Section III

    1. Ulrich Briefs, John Kjaer, Jean-Louis Rigal
      Pages 105-105
    2. Jostein Fjalestad
      Pages 120-131
    3. Franz Ofner
      Pages 132-141
  5. Section IV

    1. Ulrich Briefs, John Kjaer, Jean-Louis Rigal
      Pages 142-143
    2. Hanns-Wilhelm Heibey, Bernd Lutterbeck, Michael Töpel
      Pages 144-158
    3. Theodor D. Sterling
      Pages 159-167
  6. Conclusions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 172-172

About these proceedings


This reader contains contributions referring to one of the most urgent problems in systems design: the effects of computerization on human work and approaches to ameliorate systems design in order to create better conditions for living human work in a computerized world. Of course the choice of papers has been operated somewhat arbitrarily. It primarily reflects the work of IFIP's Working Group 9.1. "Compu­ ters and Work" and of some of its members. The papers were compiled aiming at focussing on very material pro­ blems in the field of "Computers and Work". They substantively re­ flect in several points the discussions and the concern of the Wor­ king Group. Some conclusions from a series of workshops held from 1980 onward by the Working Group are likewise contained and directed to the IFIP community and to other parties concerned. The reader inserts itself into a rather extended line of activities of the Working Group: in addition to contributions to the two IFIP Working Conferences on Human Choice and Computers held in 1974 and in 1979 (proceedings published by North Holland) a recent IFIP Wor­ king Conference on Systems Design For, With and By the Users (held in September 82, proceedings published in March 83 by North Holland) and a joint TC3/TC9 Working Conference on Education for Systems De­ signer/User Co-operation (proceedings to be published by end 84).


Information Technology (IT) Processing automation computer information processing information system office automation organization service-oriented computing society technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Briefs
    • 1
  • John Kjaer
    • 2
  • Jean-Louis Rigal
    • 3
  1. 1.WSI/DGBDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Royal Chartered Fire Ins. Co.KopenhagenGermany
  3. 3.SceauxFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-15367-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70453-6
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