Human-centered computing, online communities, and virtual environments

TitleHuman-centered computing, online communities, and virtual environments
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsBrown JR, van Dam A, Earnshaw R, Encarnacao J, Guedj R, Preece J, Shneiderman B, Vince J
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Pagination70 - 74
Date Published1999/12//Nov
ISBN Number0272-1716
KeywordsBooks, Collaboration, Collaborative work, Conferences, EC/NSF joint Advanced Research Workshop, Feeds, Human computer interaction, human-centered computing, Internet, Joining materials, Laboratories, Online communities, Research initiatives, USA Councils, User interfaces, Virtual environment, virtual environments, Virtual reality

This report summarizes results of the first EC/NSF joint Advanced Research Workshop, which identified key research challenges and opportunities in information technology. The group agreed that the first joint research workshop should concentrate on the themes of human-centered computing and VEs. Human-centered computing is perceived as an area of strategic importance because of the move towards greater decentralization and decomposition in the location and provision of computation. The area of VEs is one where increased collaboration should speed progress in solving some of the more intractable problems in building effective applications