Socio-technical Design of Ubiquitous Computing Systems

Editors: David, K., Geihs, K., Leimeister, J.M., Roßnagel, A., Schmidt, L., Stumme, G., Wacker, A. (Eds.)

  • Presents a comprehensive blueprint for systematic, interdisciplinary software development for ubiquitous computing systems
  • Uniquely combines findings from computer science, information systems, human-computer interaction and law
  • Takes into account technical, legal, and social aspects of system development
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About this book

By using various data inputs, ubiquitous computing systems detect their current usage context, automatically adapt their services to the user’s situational needs and interact with other services or resources in their environment on an ad-hoc basis.

Designing such self-adaptive, context-aware knowledge processing systems is, in itself, a formidable challenge. This book presents core findings from the VENUS project at the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) at Kassel University, where researchers from different fields, such as computer science, information systems, human-computer interaction and law, together seek to find general principles and guidelines for the design of socially aware ubiquitous computing systems. To this end, system usability, user trust in the technology and adherence to privacy laws and regulations were treated as particularly important criteria in the context of socio-technical system design.

During the project, a comprehensive blueprint for systematic, interdisciplinary software development was developed, covering the particular functional and non-functional design aspects of ubiquitous computing at the interface between technology and human beings. The organization of the book reflects the structure of the VENUS work program. After an introductory part I, part II provides the groundwork for VENUS by presenting foundational results from all four disciplines involved. Subsequently, part III focuses on methodological research funneling the development activities into a common framework. Part IV then covers the design of the demonstrators that were built in order to develop and evaluate the VENUS method. Finally, part V is dedicated to the evaluation phase to assess the user acceptance of the new approach and applications.

The presented findings are especially important for researchers in computer science, information systems, and human-computer interaction, but also for everyone working on the acceptance of new technologies in society in general.

About the authors

The Editors are all members of the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) at the University of Kassel in Germany.

The ITeG focuses on a socio-technical perspective on the design of information technology, and encourages it’s members to work with researchers outside of their own discipline. The research carried out within the center addresses the process of technical development from multiple perspectives including system usability, user trust and confidence in technology, and adherence to the law. In 2013 four research fields participated in the ITeG: Computer Science, Information Systems, Human-computer Interaction, and Law. All of these are represented in this book.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • A Research Agenda for the Socio-Technical Design of Ubiquitous Computing Systems

    Geihs, Kurt (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Protecting Personality Rights and Legal Accountability

    Schuldt, Michaela (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Understanding the Formation of Trust

    Söllner, Matthias (et al.)

    Pages 39-58

  • User Model

    Behrenbruch, Kay (et al.)

    Pages 59-70

  • Enabling Active User Participation in Self-Adaptive Applications

    Evers, Christoph (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35360-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-technical Design of Ubiquitous Computing Systems
Editors
  • Klaus David
  • Kurt Geihs
  • Jan Marco Leimeister
  • Alexander Roßnagel
  • Ludger Schmidt
  • Gerd Stumme
  • Arno Wacker
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05044-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05044-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05043-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35360-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 353
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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