Design of Office Information Systems

  • Clarence A. Ellis
  • Najah Naffah

Part of the Surveys in Computer Science book series (SURVEYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Clarence A. Ellis, Najah Naffah
    Pages 1-19
  3. Clarence A. Ellis, Najah Naffah
    Pages 20-50
  4. Clarence A. Ellis, Najah Naffah
    Pages 51-71
  5. Clarence A. Ellis, Najah Naffah
    Pages 72-104
  6. Clarence A. Ellis, Najah Naffah
    Pages 105-133
  7. Clarence A. Ellis, Najah Naffah
    Pages 134-149
  8. Clarence A. Ellis, Najah Naffah
    Pages 150-172
  9. Clarence A. Ellis, Najah Naffah
    Pages 173-209
  10. Clarence A. Ellis, Najah Naffah
    Pages 210-220
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 221-248

About this book


The goal of this book is to present a framework within which the myriad of office technologies and office systems design techniques can be better understood. There are a number of office books which deal with the social/organizational aspects of office automation or with office equip­ ment introduction strategies. This book differs from those in that it is written by technical computer people for technical computer people. As such, it assumes a general computer literacy and contains a technical emphasis with a social fiber woven in. Besides the framework, we also present the current state of office primitives, office tools, and office tech­ nology. We cover relevant work on-going by international standards bod­ ies, and we discuss the concepts that are emerging (or which we feel will be emerging) from universities and industrial research laboratories. Office technologies and techniques are classified as personal environment aids versus communal environment aids. We now fully realize how difficult it is to write a coherent book within this fuzzy, interdisciplinary, rapidly changing field. Concepts have been stressed wherever possible; there are some sub-areas where the generaliz­ ing concepts have not yet emerged. We also realize the potential danger of obsolescense. We have tried to combate this somewhat by the presen­ tation of concepts, generic tool design, and emphasizing our framework. This book is not a substitute for reading of the current periodical litera­ ture - that is where the most timely information lies.


Area automation communication computer computer science design information information system interface interfaces network systems design techniques technology user interface

Authors and affiliations

  • Clarence A. Ellis
    • 1
  • Najah Naffah
    • 2
  1. 1.MCC - Microelectronics and Computer Technology CorporationAustinUSA
  2. 2.Bull GroupMassyFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83097-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83095-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9330
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