IEEE CS Releases New Essay Collection on Human-Centered Computing

Washington, District Of Columbia (PressExposure) March 06, 2013 -- The IEEE Computer Society has released an essay collection that traces the history and development of human-centered computing from its foundations to the present.

"Collected Essays on Human-Centered Computing, 2001-2011" was edited and co-authored by Robert R. Hoffman, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Florida, with co-editors Pat Hayes, Kenneth M. Ford, and Jeffrey M. Bradshaw.

Compiled from the long-running Human-Centered Computing (HCC) department of IEEE Intelligent Systems, these 40 essays from more than three dozen co-authors lay out the evolution of HCC and its current theoretical and research bases.

"The nexus of computer science and cognitive science will remain a fruitful area for research and reflection. Humans, computers, and their context form a trinity that will require the sort of insight that these essays embody," said Nigel Shadbolt, professor of artificial intelligence at University of Southampton and Head of the Web and Internet Science Group. "If we are to realize the promise of intelligent systems in all their forms, we will need the concepts, methods, and reflections contained in this book."

The notion of Human-Centered Computing (HCC) was introduced as a named program at the NASA-Ames Research Center. HCC, from this book's perspective, has the goal of creating technologies that amplify and extend human perceptual, cognitive, and collaborative capabilities.

The book is available at Enter the promotion code DZWE5FVE to receive a 15 percent discount.

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