Modelling in Action

Reports from the DSVIS ’97 working groups
  • Robert E. Fields
  • Nicholas A. Merriam
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


The present paper is both a description and a discussion of the working group activity at the 1997 International Workshop on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems, DSVIS ’97, in Granada, Spain. In the past, workshop participants have been divided into working groups which discuss and report on subjects nominated by the organisers, during sessions totalling about six hours. However last year at the 1996 meeting in Namur, Belgium, Janet Wesson addressed one of the working groups with a real design problem concerning the interface to software to support doctors’ surgeries, see (Wesson 1996). We felt that this focus on a real system and concrete problems contributed to the energy and success of that working group and that similar case studies would benefit the 1997 working groups. Accordingly, we prepared examples of real and imagined software and hardware to provide similar focus for the working group activity.


User Model Task Model History Mechanism Navigation Mechanism Work Group Activity 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Fields
    • 1
  • Nicholas A. Merriam
    • 1
  1. 1.Human-Computer Interaction Group Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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