Empirical Foundations of Information and Software Science III

  • Jens Rasmussen
  • Pranas Zunde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jens Rasmussen, Pranas Zunde
    Pages 1-2
  3. Kaname Amano, Takashi Maeda
    Pages 3-11
  4. Siv Friis
    Pages 33-44
  5. M. A. Heather, B. N. Rossiter
    Pages 45-62
  6. Jean-Michel Hoc, Annette Valentin
    Pages 109-121
  7. Takashi Maeda, Kaname Amano
    Pages 145-154
  8. Annelise Mark Pejtersen, Svend Erik Olsen, Pranas Zunde
    Pages 175-186
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 271-272

About this book


The monograph presents the proceedings of the Third Symposium on Empir­ ical Foundations of Information and Software Sciences (EFISS) held at the Riso National Laboratory in Roskilde, Denmark, 23-25 October 1985. The EFISS series of meetings was initiated with the express purpose of explor­ ing subjects and methods of scientific inquiry of empirical nature which are of common interest to information and software sciences. Furthermore, these meetings were expected to provide a cross-disciplinary forum for discussion of problems and exchange of research results of importance for the design and application of advanced information systems. The previous two EFISS symposia took place at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The first meeting in 1982 focused on methods of experimental design and measurement techniques in information and software sciences. The second meeting was held in 1984 and its main theme was the value of information in prescriptive contexts, such as value of information for understanding and implementation of these messages, instructions, and commands. Specific examples of problems of this kind are the value of comments for the enhancement of understanding of computer programs, the value of information in assisting and guiding users of on­ line interactive systems, and the value of lexical aids in information retrieval. In both symposia, contributed papers were considered on any other valid subject of empirical foundations of the said two sciences.


Processing complexity computer programming design interfaces language programming semantics software structured analysis testing user interface validation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Rasmussen
    • 1
  • Pranas Zunde
    • 2
  1. 1.Riso National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.School of Information and Computer ScienceGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9055-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1895-8
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