User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society

8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All, Vienna, Austria, June 28-29, 2004. Revised Selected Papers

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Author: Christian Stary,Constantine Stephanidis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354023375X

Category: Computers

Page: 488

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All focusing on User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society, held in Vienna, Austria in June 2004. The 42 revised full papers presented were carefully evaluated and selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on implementing user diversity; adaptation and personalization; accessibility and usability of interactive applications and e-services; universal access and design for all - guidelines, standards, and practices; and novel interaction techniques, devices and metaphors.

The Universal Access Handbook

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Author: Constantine Stephanidis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420064995

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1034

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In recent years, the field of Universal Access has made significant progress in consolidating theoretical approaches, scientific methods and technologies, as well as in exploring new application domains. Increasingly, professionals in this rapidly maturing area require a comprehensive and multidisciplinary resource that addresses current principles, methods, and tools. Written by leading international authorities from academic, research, and industrial organizations and nonmarket institutions, The Universal Access Handbook covers the unfolding scientific, methodological, technological, and policy issues involved in the process of achieving universal access in the information society. In a collection of 61 chapters, the book discusses how to systematically apply universal design principles to information technologies. It explains the various dimensions of diversity in the technological platforms and contexts of use, including trends in mobile interaction and ambient intelligence environments. The implications of Universal Access on the development life cycle of interactive applications and services are unfolded, addressing user interface architectures and related components. Novel interaction methods and techniques for Universal Access are analyzed, and a variety of applications in diverse domains are discussed. The book reflects recent developments, consolidates present knowledge, and points towards new perspectives for the future. A quick glance through the contents demonstrates not only the breadth and depth of coverage but also the caliber of the contributions. An indispensible source of information for interdisciplinary and cross-thematic study, the book provides a baseline for further in-depth studies, as well as an important educational tool in an increasingly globalized research and development environment.

User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines

Providing Assistance to People with Special Needs

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Author: Estefanía Martín,Pablo A. Haya,Rosa M. Carro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447147782

Category: Computers

Page: 250

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User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines is motivated by the need to bring attention to how people with special needs can benefit from adaptive methods and techniques in their everyday lives. Assistive technologies, adaptive systems and context-aware applications are three well-established research fields. There is, in fact, a vast amount of literature that covers HCI-related issues in each area separately. However, the contributions in the intersection of these areas have been less visible, despite the fact that such synergies may have a great impact on improving daily living. Presenting a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art practices on user modeling and adaptation for people with special needs, as well as some reflections on the challenges that need to be addressed in this direction, topics covered within this volume include the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of adaptive systems to assist users with special needs to take decisions and fulfil daily routine activities. Particular emphasis is paid to major trends in user modeling, ubiquitous adaptive support, diagnostic and accessibility, recommender systems, social interaction, designing and building adaptive assistants for daily routines, field studies and automated evaluation. Nine leading contributors write on key current research in the domain of adaptive applications for people with special needs, integrating and summarizing findings from the best known international research groups in these areas. User Modeling and Adaptation for Daily Routines highlights how adaptation technologies can ease daily living for all, and support sustainable high-quality healthcare, demographic ageing and social/economic inclusion. highlights how adaptation technologies can ease daily living for all, and support sustainable high-quality healthcare, demographic ageing and social/economic inclusion.

Text, Speech and Dialogue

8th International Conference, TSD 2005, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, September 12-15, 2005, Proceedings

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Author: Václav Matoušek,Pavel Mautner,Tomáš Pavelka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540287892

Category: Computers

Page: 460

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue, TSD 2005, held in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, in September 2005. The 52 revised full papers presented together with 6 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 134 submissions. The papers present a wealth of state-of-the-art research results in the field of natural language processing with an emphasis on text, speech, and spoken dialogue ranging from theoretical and methodological issues to applications in various fields, such as information retrieval, the semantic Web, algorithmic learning, classification and clustering, speaker recognition and verification, and dialogue management.

Human Computer Interaction

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Author: Panayiotis Zaphiris,Chee Siang Ang

Publisher: IGI Global Snippet

ISBN: 1605660531

Category: Computers

Page: 2765

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Penetrates the human computer interaction (HCI) field with breadth and depth of comprehensive research.

Universal Access in Health Telematics

A Design Code of Practice

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Author: Constantine Stephanidis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540261672

Category: Computers

Page: 317

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The Information Society is bringing about radical changes in the way people work and interact with each other and with information. In contrast to previous information processing paradigms, where the vast majority of computer-mediated tasks were business-oriented and executed by office workers using the personal computer in its various forms (i. e. , initially alphanumeric terminals and later on graphical user interfaces), the Information Society signifies a growth not only in the range and scope of the tasks, but also in the way in which they are carried out and experienced. To address the resulting dimensions of diversity, the notion of universal access is critically important. Universal access implies the accessibility and usability of Information Society technologies by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Universal access aims to enable equitable access and active participation of potentially all citizens in existing and emerging computer-mediated human activities by developing universally accessible and usable products and services, which are capable of accommodating individual user requirements in different contexts of use and independently of location, target machine, or run-time environment. In the context of the emerging Information Society, universal access becomes predominantly an issue of design, pointing to the compelling need for devising systematic and cost-effective approaches to designing systems that accommodate the requirements of the widest possible range of end-users. Recent developments have emphasized the need to consolidate progress by means of establishing a common vocabulary and a code of design practice, which addresses the specific challenges posed by universal access.

End-user computing

concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications

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Author: Steve Clarke

Publisher: Information Science Publishing

ISBN: 9781599049458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2426

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The development of computing applications and models by personnel other than information technology departments or commercial vendors has presented an array of opportunities, challenges, successes, and pitfalls since the emergence of the practice during the two past decades.

Handbook of research on user interface design and evaluation for mobile technology

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Author: Joanna Lumsden

Publisher: Igi Global

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 1099

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"This book provides students, researchers, educators, and practitioners with a compendium of research on the key issues surrounding the design and evaluation of mobile user interfaces, such as the physical environment and social context in which a devicei

Linguistic and cultural online communication issues in the global age

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Author: Kirk St. Amant

Publisher: Information Science Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 337

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International online access has grown rapidly in recent years with the number of global Internet users skyrocketing. The most astounding growth, however, is taking place in developing nations. Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age provides readers with in-depth information on the various linguistic, cultural, technological, legal, and other factors that affect interactions in online exchanges within the global age. Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age proposes information that implements effective decisions related to the uses and designs of online media when interacting with individuals from other cultures. This comprehensive and informative title is completed by foundational knowledge needed to communicate effectively with individuals from other countries and cultures via online media.

Advances in Information Systems

Third International Conference, ADVIS 2004, Izmir, Turkey, October 20-22, 2004. Proceedings

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Author: Tatyana Yakhno

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 617

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Advances in Information Systems, ADVIS 2004, held in Izmir, Turkey in October 2004. The 61 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 203 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on databases and datawarehouses, data mining and knowledge discovery, Web information systems development, information systems development and management, information retrieval, parallel and distributed data processing, multimedia information systems, information privacy and security, evolutionary and knowledge-based systems, software engineering and business process modeling, and network management.

User Interfaces for All

Concepts, Methods, and Tools

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Author: Constantine Stephanidis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1135678111

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 760

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User Interfaces for All is the first book dedicated to the issues of Universal Design and Universal Access in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Universal Design (or Design for All) is an inclusive and proactive approach seeking to accommodate diversity in the users and usage contexts of interactive products, applications, and services, starting from the design phase of the development life cycle. The ongoing paradigm shift toward a knowledge-intensive information society is already bringing about radical changes in the way people work and interact with each other and with information. The requirement for Universal Design stems from the growing impact of the fusion of the emerging technologies, and from the different dimensions of diversity, which are intrinsic to the information society. This book unfolds the various aspects of this ongoing evolution from a variety of viewpoints. It's a collection of 30 chapters written by leading international authorities, affiliated with academic, research, and industrial organizations, and non-market institutions. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field, and includes contributions from a variety of theoretical and applied disciplines and research themes. This book can also be used for teaching purposes in HCI courses at the undergraduate as well as graduate level. Students will be introduced to the human-, organizational-, and technology-oriented dimensions that call for a departure from traditional approaches to user interface development. Students will also get an overview of novel methods, techniques, tools, and frameworks for the design, implementation, and evaluation of user interfaces that are universally accessible and usable by the broadest possible end-user population. This comprehensive book is targeted to a broad readership, including HCI researchers, user interface designers, computer scientists, software engineers, ergonomists and usability engineers, Human Factors researchers and practitioners, organizational psychologists, system/product designers, sociologists, policy- and decision makers, scientists in government, industry and education, as well as assistive technology and rehabilitation experts.

Quale futuro per l'archeologia?

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Author: Aa.Vv.

Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa

ISBN: 884926805X

Category: Architecture

Page: 306

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Questo volume raccoglie gli atti del workshop internazionale Quale futuro per l'archeologia? che si è svolto a Roma nel dicembre 2008. Promosso dal Dipartimento Patrimonio Culturale del CNR in conformità ai suoi obiettivi istituzionali, esso ha inteso riavviare la discussione sul ruolo di una disciplina la cui importanza strategica sia per la salvaguardia di valori identitari fondanti sia per lo sviluppo sostenibile del territorio è universalmente riconosciuta. Il workshop ha aggiornato un dibattito che in Italia mostrava di essersi affievolito invitando alla riflessione su una serie ampia di temi: dai percorsi formativi degli archeologi all'archeologia preventiva, dai rapporti tra le istituzioni preposte alla pratica dell'archeologia al traffico illecito di antichità, fino al ruolo fondamentale da assegnare alla corretta comunicazione e divulgazione dei risultati della ricerca archeologica. Contributi di: Irene Berlingò, Gert-Jan Burgers, Anna Lucia D'Agata, Cinzia Dal Maso, Francesco D'Andria, Patrizia von Eles, Michel Gras, Pier Giovanni Guzzo, Fabio Isman, Maurizio Maggi, Daniele Manacorda, Paola Moscati, Paolo Paolini e Nicoletta Di Blas, Salvatore Piro, Colin Renfrew, Francesco Roncalli, Lucrezia Ungaro, Willem J.H. Willems, Fikret K. Yegül. Anna Lucia D'Agata è Primo Ricercatore presso l'Istituto di studi sulle civiltà dell'Egeo e del Vicino Oriente del CNR (Roma). Dirige ricerche sul campo a Creta e in Turchia, e tra le sue pubblicazioni si annoverano Statuine minoiche e post-minoiche dai vecchi scavi di Haghia Triada, (Creta) (Padova 1999), e la cura dei volumi Ariadne's Threads. Connections between Crete and the Greek Mainland (Atene 2005) e Archaeologies of Cult. Essays on Ritual and Cult in Crete (Princeton 2009). Silvia Alaura è Ricercatore presso l'Istituto di studi sulle civiltà dell'Egeo e del Vicino Oriente del CNR (Roma) e si occupa della civiltà degli Ittiti. È stata borsista del DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) e della Gerda- Henkel-Stiftung. Ha pubblicato vari contributi di storia dell'archeologia, tra cui il volume "Nach Boghasköy!" Zur Vorgeschichte der Ausgrabungen in Boghazköy-Hattuša und zu den archäologischen Forschungen bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg. Darstellung und Dokumente (Berlin 2006).

Grid Computing

Second European AcrossGrids Conference, AxGrids 2004, Nicosia, Cyprus, January 28-30, 2004. Revised Papers

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Author: Marios D. Dikaiakos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computational grids (Computer systems)

Page: 272

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Second European AcrossGrid Conference, AxGrids 2004, held in Nicosia, Cyprus in January 2004. The 27 revised full papers and 4 revised short papers presented were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement from 57 submissions. The papers address the entire range of current topics in grid computing from computational and data grids to the semantic grid and grid application in various fields.

Universal Access. Theoretical Perspectives, Practice, and Experience

7th ERCIM International Workshop on User Interfaces for All, Paris, France, October 24-25, 2002, Revised Papers

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Author: Noelle Carbonell,Constantine Stephanidis,European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540008551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 534

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 7th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All, held in Paris, France, in October 2002. The 40 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected during two rounds of refereeing and revision. The papers are organized in topical sections on user interfaces for all: accessibility issues, user interfaces for all: design and assessment, towards an information society for all, novel interaction paradigms: new modalities and dialogue style, novel interaction paradigms: accessibility issues, and mobile computing: design and evaluation.

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2004: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE

OTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2004, Agia Napa, Cyprus, October 25-29, 2004. Proceedings

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Author: Zahir Tari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540236634

Category: Computers

Page: 824

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sers: GADA, MOIS, WOSE, and INTEROP. We trust that their audiences will mutually productively and happily mingle with those of the main conferences. A special mention for 2004 is in order for the new Doctoral Symposium Workshop where three young post-doc researchers organized an original set-up and formula to bring PhD students together and allow them to submit their research proposals for selection. A limited number of the submissions and their approaches will be independently evaluated by a panel of senior experts at the conference, and presented by the students in front of a wider audience. These students also got free access to all other parts of the OTM program, and only paid a heavily discounted fee for the Doctoral Symposium itself (in fact their attendance is largely sponsored by the other participants!). If evaluated as s- cessful, it is the intention of the General Chairs to expand this model in future editionsoftheOTMconferencesandsodrawinanaudienceofyoungresearchers to the OnTheMove forum. All three main conferences and the associated workshops share the dist- buted aspects of modern computing systems, and the resulting application-pull created by the Internet and the so-called Semantic Web.

Progress in Pattern Recognition, Image Analysis and Applications

9th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition, CIARP 2004, Puebla, Mexico, October 26-29, 2004. Proceedings

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Author: Alberto Sanfeliu,José F. Martínez Trinidad,Jesús A. Carrasco Ochoa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 703

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition, CIARP 2004, held in Puebla, Mexico in October 2004. The 87 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 158 submissions. All current issues in pattern recognition, image analysis, and computer vision are addressed including applications in areas like robotics, entertainment, space exploration, data mining, document analysis, and natural language processing.

Software Process Improvement

11th European Conference, EuroSPI 2004, Trondheim, Norway, November 10-12, 2004. Proceedings

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Author: T. Dingsøyr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer software

Page: 207

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This book constitutes the refereed proceeding of the 11th European Software Process Improvement Conference, EuroSPI 2004, held in Trondheim, Norway in November 2004. The 18 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on agile methods and global software development, software process improvement techniques, studies of software process improvement, knowledge management, and effort estimation.

Programming Languages and Systems

Second Asian Symposium, APLAS 2004, Taipei, Taiwan, November 4-6, 2004. Proceedings

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Author: Wei-Ngan Chin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Programming languages (Electronic computers)

Page: 453

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second Asian Symposium on Programming Languages and Systems, APLAS 2004, held in Taipei, Taiwan in November 2004. The 26 revised full papers presented together with abstracts of 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 97 submissions. Among the topics covered are type theory, program transformation, static analysis, verification, concurrent systems, code generation, programming calculi, functional programming languages, language support, component systems, real-time systems, embedded systems, formal systems design, object-oriented design, Java objects, program optimization .

Grid and Cooperative Computing - GCC 2004

Third International Conference, Wuhan, China, October 21-24, 2004. Proceedings

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Author: Hai Jin,Yi Pan,Nong Xiao,Jianhua Sun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 1025

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This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of five international workshops held in association with the Third International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing, GCC 2004, in Wuhan, China in October 2004. The 95 revised workshop papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 154 submissions. In accordance with the workshop titles, the papers are organized in topical sections on the information grid and knowledge grid; storage grid and technologies; information security and survivability for the grid; agents, autonomic computing, and grid enabled virtual organization; and visualization and visual steering.

Architecting Dependable Systems II

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Author: Rogério de Lemos,Cristina Gacek,Alexander Romanovsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer architecture

Page: 351

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As software systems become ubiquitous, the issues of dependability become more and more critical. Given that solutions to these issues must be taken into account from the very beginning of the design process, it is appropriate that dependability is addressed at the architectural level. This book results from an effort to bring together the research communities of software architectures and dependability. Inspired by the ICSE 2003 Workshop on Software Architectures for Dependable Systems, the book focuses on topics relevant to improving the state of the art in architecting dependable systems. The 15 thoroughly reviewed papers originate partly from the workshop; others were solicited in order to achieve complete coverage of all relevant aspects. The papers are organized into topical sections on architectures for dependability, fault-tolerance in software architectures, dependability analysis in software architectures, and industrial experience.