© 1998

Visual Database Systems 4 (VDB4)

IFIP TC2 / WG2.6 Fourth Working Conference on Visual Database Systems 4 (VDB4) 27–29 May 1998, L’Aquila, Italy

  • Yannis Ioannidis
  • Wolfgang Klas
Book VDB 1998

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Invited Talk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Session: Models and Metaphors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. T. Griffiths, J. McKirdy, G. Forrester, N. Paton, J. Kennedy, P. Barclay et al.
      Pages 21-46
    3. M. F. Costabile, D. Malerba, M. Hemmje, A. Paradiso
      Pages 47-65
  4. Session: Database Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Norman Murray, Carole Goble, Norman Paton
      Pages 85-101
  5. Session: Spatial Databases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Theodore Dalamagas, Timos Sellis, Loukas Sinos
      Pages 105-122
  6. Panel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  7. Demonstrations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. František Brabec, Hanan Samet
      Pages 147-153
    3. M. F. Costabile, D. Malerba, M. Hemmje, A. Paradiso
      Pages 154-160
    4. E. Essenius, M. Sim, P. Kist, N. Simon, W. Gerhardt
      Pages 168-174
    5. B. Fischer, J. Thamm, L. Wegner, S. Wilke, C. Zirkelbach
      Pages 175-178

About this book


In many of nowadays web-based environments for electronic marketing and commerce, that present large multimedia product and service catalogues, it becomes more and more difficult to provide naive end users, such as private consumers or commercial business partners, with intuitive user interfaces to access the large multimedia collections describing the presented products and services. The same holds for marketing managers and other employees responsible for managing and maintaining the large and constantly changing set of multimedia information chunks and fragments contained in these collections. As a consequence, many efforts are devoted to improve the quality of the interaction between users and databases. Virtual Reality (VR) techniques are a promising interaction paradigm particularly suited to novice and/or occasional users. The users are facilitated in the database navigation since the system proposes them an environment that reproduces a real situation and gives the possibility of interacting by manipulating objects that have a direct correspondence with known objects.


Processing databases design information system interfaces language modeling multimedia programming user interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Yannis Ioannidis
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Klas
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of InformaticsUniversity of AthensHellasGreece
  2. 2.Dept of InformaticsUniversity of UlmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Visual Database Systems 4 (VDB4)
  • Book Subtitle IFIP TC2 / WG2.6 Fourth Working Conference on Visual Database Systems 4 (VDB4) 27–29 May 1998, L’Aquila, Italy
  • Editors Yannis Ioannidis
    Wolfgang Klas
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-84400-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-6939-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35372-2
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 380
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems
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