© 1996

Advanced IT Tools

IFIP World Conference on IT Tools 2–6 September 1996, Canberra, Australia

  • Nobuyoshi Terashima
  • Edward Altman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Innovative Applications in the Public Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Enabling Technologies

    3. Applications I

      1. Tatsuaki Okamoto
        Pages 21-30
      2. Renato Iannella, Nigel Ward, Kaveri Chakrabarty, Chris Curtis
        Pages 31-38
    4. Virtual Education

      1. J. T. Tiffin
        Pages 41-47
      2. Carl Eugene Loeffler
        Pages 48-55
    5. Health Care and Technology

      1. Christian Gapp, Wolfgang Reh, Karl Werner
        Pages 59-66
      2. Yanlin Guan, Hanqing Lu, Songde Ma
        Pages 67-71
    6. Public Sector Information Systems

    7. Standardization

      1. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, José Miguel Piquer, Eduardo Vera, Masatoshi Makino, Yuji Inoue
        Pages 106-113
  3. Innovative Applications on the Horizon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Information Superhighway

    3. Information Spaces

      1. Shoichiro Ishigaki, Kazuhiko Kushima, Tetsuo Sakata
        Pages 147-154

About this book


TRACK 1: Innovative Applications in the Public Sector The integration of multimedia based applications and the information superhighway fundamentally concerns the creation of a communication technology to support the ac­ tivities of people. Communication is a profoundly social activity involving interactions among groups or individuals, common standards of exchange, and national infrastruc­ tures to support telecommunications activities. The contributions of the invited speakers and others in this track begin to explore the social dimension of communication within the context of integrated, information systems for the public sector. Interactions among businesses and households are described by Ralf Strauss through the development within a real community of a "wired city" with information and electronic services provided by the latest telecommunications technologies. A more specific type of interaction between teacher and student forms the basis of education. John Tiffin demonstrates how virtual classrooms can be used to augment the educational process. Carl Loeffler presents yet another perspective on interaction through the integration of A-life and agent technologies to investigate the dynamics of complex behaviors within networked simulation environments. Common standards for communication in the form of electronic documents or CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work), according to Roland Traunmiiller, provide en­ abling technologies for a paradigm shift in the management of organizations. As pointed out by William Olle, the impact of standardization work on the future of information technology depends critically upon the interoperability of software systems.


Workflow-Management architectures classification data compression database database system formal specification information management information system information theory multimedia multimedia system neural networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Nobuyoshi Terashima
    • 1
  • Edward Altman
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Research Institute for Science and EngineeringWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.ATR Media Integration & Communications Research LaboratoriesKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advanced IT Tools
  • Book Subtitle IFIP World Conference on IT Tools 2–6 September 1996, Canberra, Australia
  • Editors Nobuyoshi Terashima
    Edward Altman
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-75560-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4416-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-34979-4
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 572
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Information Storage and Retrieval
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