HCI and Usability for Medicine and Health Care

Third Symposium of the Workgroup Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering of the Austrian Computer Society, USAB 2007 Graz, Austria, November, 22, 2007. Proceedings

  • Editors
  • Andreas Holzinger
Conference proceedings USAB 2007

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4799)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Formal Methods in Usability Engineering

    1. Dominikus Herzberg, Nicola Marsden, Corinna Leonhardt, Peter Kübler, Hartmut Jung, Sabine Thomanek et al.
      Pages 41-54
  3. System Analysis and Methodologies for Design and Development

    1. Elke Reuss, Rochus Keller, Rahel Naef, Stefan Hunziker, Lukas Furler
      Pages 55-68
    2. Eva Patrícia Gil-Rodríguez, Ignacio Martínez Ruiz, Álvaro Alesanco Iglesias, José García Moros, Francesc Saigí Rubió
      Pages 69-82
    3. Dirk Büchel, Thomas Baumann, Ulrich Matern
      Pages 97-104
    4. Paula Alexandra Silva, Kristof Van Laerhoven
      Pages 105-112
  4. Ambient Assisted Living and Life Long Learning

    1. Claudia Oppenauer, Barbara Preschl, Karin Kalteis, Ilse Kryspin-Exner
      Pages 133-142
    2. Anna Schubö, Cordula Vesper, Mathey Wiesbeck, Sonja Stork
      Pages 143-154
    3. A. Fernández-Montes, J. A. Álvarez, J. A. Ortega, Natividad Martínez Madrid, Ralf Seepold
      Pages 155-164
    4. Dietrich Albert, Cord Hockemeyer, Zsuzsanna Kulcsar, George Shorten
      Pages 165-170
  5. Visualization and Simulation in Medicine and Health Care

    1. Margit Pohl, Markus Rester, Sylvia Wiltner
      Pages 171-184
    2. Marco Wiltgen, Andreas Holzinger, Gernot P. Tilz
      Pages 199-212
    3. Daniel Leitner, Siegfried Wassertheurer, Michael Hessinger, Andreas Holzinger, Felix Breitenecker
      Pages 213-226
  6. Usability of Mobile Computing and Augmented Reality

    1. Rezwan Islam, Sheikh I. Ahamed, Nilothpal Talukder, Ian Obermiller
      Pages 227-240
    2. Reinhold Behringer, Johannes Christian, Andreas Holzinger, Steve Wilkinson
      Pages 255-266
    3. Nithya Sambasivan, Melody Moore Jackson
      Pages 267-272
  7. Medical Expert Systems and Decision Support

  8. Research Methodologies, Cognitive Analysis and Clinical Applications

    1. Lydia Beck, Marc Wolter, Nan Mungard, Torsten Kuhlen, Walter Sturm
      Pages 335-348
    2. Armin Janß, Wolfgang Lauer, Klaus Radermacher
      Pages 349-356
    3. Veronika Brezinka, Ludger Hovestadt
      Pages 357-364
    4. Kyoko Ito, Hiroyuki Kurose, Ai Takami, Shogo Nishida
      Pages 365-372
    5. Susan McGee, Nancy Daraiseh, Myra M. Huth
      Pages 373-374
  9. Ontologies, Semantics, Usability and Cognitive Load

  10. Agile Methodologies, Analytical Methods and Remote Usability Testing

    1. Claudio León de la Barra, Broderick Crawford
      Pages 415-426
    2. Yuanhua Liu, Anna-Lisa Osvalder, MariAnne Karlsson
      Pages 441-446
    3. Wolfgang Aigner, Alessio Bertone, Silvia Miksch
      Pages 453-456
  11. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The work group Human–Computer Interaction & Usability Engineering (HCI&UE) of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) serves as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange, research and development. While human–computer interaction brings together psychologists and computer scientists, usability engineering is a discipline within software engineering. It is essential that psychology research must be incorporated into software engineering at a systemic level. The aspect of integration of human factors into informatics is especially important, since it is here that innovations take place, systems are built and applications are implemented. Our 2007 topic was “Human–Computer Interaction for Medicine and Health Care” (HCI4MED), culminating in the third annual Usability Symposium USAB 2007 on November 22, 2007 in Graz, Austria ( Medical information systems are already extremely sophisticated and technological performance increases exponentially. However, human cognitive evolution does not advance at the same speed. Consequently, the focus on interaction and communication between humans and computers is of increasing importance in medicine and health care. The daily actions of medical professionals must be the central concern, surrounding and supporting them with new and emerging technologies. Information systems are a central component of modern knowledge-based medicine and health services, therefore knowledge management needs to continually be adapted to the needs and demands of medical professionals within this environment of steadily increasing high-tech medicine. information processing, in particular its potential effectiveness in modern health services and the optimization of processes and operational sequences, is of increasing interest.


Augmented Reality Usability expert system formal method human-computer interaction (HCI) learning ontology semantics simulation system analysis visualization

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76804-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76805-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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