The VICON Project has led to several publications and presentations.
1. Papers & Presentations:
1.1 HCI International 2011, 09.07.-14.07.11, Orlando, Florida/USA: 3 papers/2 presentations
Three VICON papers were published. One paper was about the overall VICON architecture, the second paper was about the beneficiaries requirement studies, and the third paper dealt with the technological aspects and the ontologies used in the project.
- Kirisci, P. T.; Klein, P.; Modzelewski, M.; Lawo, M.; Mohamad, Y.; Fiddian, T.; Bowden, C.; Fennell, A.; O’Connor, J. : Supporting inclusive product design with virtual user models at the early stages of product development. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Users Diversity, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 6766/2011, 69-78, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21663-3_8
- Fiddian, T.; Bowden, C.; Magennis, M.; Fennell, A.; O’ Connor, J.; Kirisci, P. T.; Mohamad, Y.; Lawo, M. : An End User and Environment Field Study for an Inclusive Design of Consumer Products. HCII’11 Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Human-computer interaction: users and applications – Volume Part IV (2011), Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, 443-453, ISBN: 978-3-642-21618-3
- Mohamad, Y.; Velasco, C. A.; Pullmann, J; Lawo, P.; Kirisci, P. T. : Virtual User Concept for Inclusive Design of Consumer Products and User Interfaces . Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Users Diversity. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 6766/2011, 79-87, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21663-3_9
1.2 ICED 2011, Kopenhagen, 15.08.-18.08.11, Kopenhagen, Denmark: 1 paper/presentation/1 VICON poster
This paper focused on design aspects of VICON. It presented the benefits of such tools to designers and finally for the beneficiaries. Furthermore the benefits for the industry were shown.
- Kirisci, P.; Thoben, K.-D.; Klein, P.; Modzelewski, M: Supporting inclusive product design with virtual user models at the early stages of product development. Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 09: Design Methods and Tools, Part 1; Copenhagen, The Design Society (2011), 80-90, ISBN 978-1-904670-29-2
1.3 INCLUDE 2011, 18.04.-20.04.11, Dublin Ireland: 1 paper/1 presentation
This paper focused on the user studies and the conceptual design of the VICON system.
- Fennell, A.M.; O Connor, J.; Magennis, M.; Fiddian, T.; Bowden, C., Schmidt-Belz, B.; Esser, A.; Kirisci, P.T.; Mohamad, Y.; Gokmen, H.; Lawo, M.: Making Virtual Users a Reality: The Inclusive Design Project VICON. Include 2011 Proceedings (Include 2011), Dublin, Online Proceedings, ISBN 978-1-907342-29-5
1.4 CSUN 2011, 16.03.-18.03.2011, San Francisco/USA: 1 paper/1 presentation
This paper focused on the user studies and the surveys about virtual user models/systems.
- O Connor, J., Fennell, A., Klein, P., Modzelewski, M., Lawo, M., Mohamad, Y., Kirisci, P. T., Fiddian, T., Bowden C.: Future Alternatives to User Testing: Virtual User Modelling in Inclusive Product Design. 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN 2011), San Francisco/USA, Online Proceedings
1.5 eChallenges e-2012, 17.10.-19.10.2012, Lisbon, Portugal: 1 paper
This paper focused on the approach and results of VICON in relation to the VUMS projects and other European projects.
- Lawo, M., Kirisci, P., Modzelewski, M., O Connor, J.,
Fennell, A., Fiddian, T., Gökmen, H., Klann, M.,
Geissler, M., Matiouk, S., Mohamad, Y.: Virtual User Models – Approach and first results of the VICON project
Published in: eChallenges e-2011 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation Ltd 2011, ISBN 978-1-905824-27-4, ISBN: 978-1-905824-27-4
1.6 20th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization, July 16-20, 2012, Montreal, Canada: 1 paper
This paper presents a concept of an interoperable user model that takes a more inclusive approach than previous research.
- Kaklanis N., Mohamad Y., Peissner M., Biswas P., Langdon P., Tzovaras D.: An Interoperable and Inclusive User Modeling Concept for Simulation and Adaptation
Published in: A Multimodal End-2-End Approach to Accessible Computing , Springer London, 2013, pp 195-236, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4471-5082-4_10, ISBN 978-1-4471-5082-4, ISBN 978-1-4471-5081-7
1.7 CEWIT-TZI-acatech “ICT meets Medicine and Health”, March 19th-20th, 2013: 1 paper
This paper is about applying virtual user modelling for other domains such as the health industry.
- Modzelewski, M., Lawo, M., University of Bremen; Kirisci, P., BIBA GmbH, Germany; O’Connor, J., Fennell, A., National Council for the Blind (NCBI), Dublin, Ireland; Mohamad, Y., Matiouk, S., Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin, Germany; H. Gökmen, A.A.S. Karaagac, Istanbul: Including User Needs in Product Development
1.8 Research for Independent Ageing – User modeling and context-sensitive services, April 26th, 2013, Bonn, Germany: 1 workshop
- VICON – Virtual User Concept for Inclusive Design of Consumer Products and User Interfaces – Project overview; Prof. Dr. Michael Lawo, Universität Bremen
- Prototype of a virtual user modelling software framework for inclusive design of consumer products and user interfaces; Svetlana Matiouk, Fraunhofer FIT
- Beneficiary’s needs and environment -Building of a recommendation ontology; Pierre Kirisci, Universität Bremen
- Supporting management of everyday life of older people with the object finder and the action planner service; Dr. Yehya Mohamad, Fraunhofer FIT
- User modelling for accessible Web 2.0 applications; Dr. Carlos A Velasco, Fraunhofer FIT
1.9 13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 11.07.-13.07.12, Linz, Austria: 1 paper/1 workshop
In this paper the model-based design approach employed in VICON addressing the early stages of product development was presented.
- Modzelewski, M., Lawo, M., Kirisci, P., O Connor, J., Fennell, A., Mohamad, Y., Matiouk, S., Valle-Klann, M., Gökmen, H.: Creative Design for Inclusion using Virtual User Models
Published in: Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 13th International Conference, ICCHP 2012, Linz, Austria, July 11-13, 2012, Proceedings, Part I; Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012, pp 288-294, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-31522-0_43, ISBN 978-3-642-31521-3, ISBN 978-3-642-31522-0
1.10 HCI International 2013, 24 July 2013, Las Vegas, USA: 1 paper
The paper dealt with a qualitative usability survey where the acceptance of the VICON end-user applications was evaluated among the designers, thus the effectiveness of the recommendations-driven support was illustrated.
- Matiouk, S., Modzelewski, M., Mohamad, Y., Lawo, M., Kirisci, P., Klein, P., Fennell, A.,: Prototype of a Virtual User Modeling Software Framework for Inclusive Design of Consumer Products and User Interfaces
1.11 W3C Online Symposium: User Modeling for accessibility, July 15th, 2013
- Modzelewski, M., Lawo, M., Mohamad, Y., Matiouk, S.: Application of abstract user models as customer involvement in product development, In Proceedings of the W3C User Modelling for Accessibility symposium, pp. 201-206, 2013.
1.12 Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion conference, 13. -15.11, 2013 – Vigo, Spain: Keynote Speech
- Mohamad, Y., Modelling of User Preferences for Accessibility, Fraunhofer FIT
2.1 Advances and Applications in Mobile Computing
Advances and Applications in Mobile Computing offers guidelines on how mobile software services can be used in order to simplify the mobile users’ life. The main contribution of this book is enhancing mobile software application development stages as analysis, design, development and test.
- Kirisci, P.; Thoben, K.-D.; Klein, P.; Hilbig, M.; Modzelewski, M.; Lawo, M.; Fennell, A.; O’Connor, J.; Fiddian, T.; Mohamad, Y.; Klann, M.; Bergdahl, T.; Gokmen, H.; Klen, E.: Supporting inclusive design of mobile devices with a context model. Edited by Karahoca, A.: Advances and Applications in Mobile Computing, INTECH, 2012 ISBN: 978-953-51-0432-2, pp. 65-88
2.2 A Multimodal End-2-End Approach to Accessible Computing
User models can be considered as explicit representations of the properties of an individual user including user’s needs, preferences as well as physical, cognitive and behavioral characteristics. Due to the wide range of applications, it is often difficult to have a common format or even definition of user models.
It is an initiative of the EU VUMS cluster of projects which aims to simulate user interaction and adapt interfaces across a wide variety of digital and non-digital platforms for both able bodied and disabled users.
- Biswas, P., Kaklanis, N., Mohamad, Y., Peissner, M., Langdon, P., Tzovaras, D., Jung, C.: An Interoperable and Inclusive User Modeling Concept for Simulation and Adaptation. Biswas, P.; Duarte, C.; Langdon, P.; Almeida, L.; Jung, C. (Eds.): A Multimodal End-2-End Approach to Accessible Computing, Springer, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4471-5082-4, pp. 195-236
3. Future Publications
3.1 Exhibition at „Haus der Wissenschaft“ (house of science) in Bremen from 1.11.2013 till 31.1.2014: posters and video installation