By N. Roszenich (auth.), J. Forslin, P. Kopacek (eds.)

In October of final 12 months specialists from varied learn disciplines, like keep an eye on engineering, platforms engineering, sociology, artwork, philosophy, and politics met in Krems (Austria) to debate the interaction among contemporary advancements in automation and the tradition and social framework, with targeted emphasis at the ways within the East and the West. major themes of those extensive discussions have been know-how layout, automation software program and tradition, social stipulations, schooling, machine and artwork, layout of man-machine-systems, CIM and tradition in addition to applicable equipment for interdisciplinary learn. a range of papers offered at this convention are available during this volume.

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They are bought rather cheaply from some of the less industrialized countries outside Europe. 47 We may need to re-think the use of both human labour and natural resources (energy, raw materials) if we intend to change these patterns. BIBLIOGRAPHY Bohnhoff, A (1991). Ein prospektiv bewertetes Identifizierungssystem. , H. (1990). AC. Civil/Military ATC Environment. Presentation to the German Civil Aviation Academy, Langen (D). Hancke, T. (1990). The ESPRIT-Project 1217 (1199). Research Report HDZ/KDI, University of Technology Aachen.

It discusses the theoretical ideas and principles underlying the design and their translation into a functioning computer-program. It explores as well the cultural implications of using such a program for vocational counselling. The paper draws upon the experiences of an ongoing project on 'Media-supported, activating vocational counselling' for young girls which has been commissioned by the Austrian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The output will be an adventuregame on computer. The first three steps of this project have been completed: a) elaboration of a theoretical framework on base of empirical research, b) production of a script and its transformation into storyboards in coopertion with a graphic artist and c) development of a pilot version on Macintosh.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Clear business situation of the investor (user) Stable (or at least foreseeable) market situation Defined criteria for objective estimation of automation benefits and costs Consideration of different bidders The economic efficiency of the project has priority over its technical excellence Fast project execution gives shorter pay-off period Funds for production testing must be assured Economic effects of automation depend also on some uncontrollable factors and therefore can be achieved gradually 41 II.

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