Personal communication is more than wireless communication

Katrin Braun*, Joachim Grollmann, Michael Horn, Manfred Langen, Wolfgang Thulke, Walter Weigel

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`Personal' Communication is widely understood as offering the ability to communicate wireless. In our vision `Universal Personal Networking' (UPN) the goal is to communicate independent of place, time and language. Wireless networks and terminals enable the first and partly the second subgoal, but what is a solution for over-coming time-zones and language barriers? This can be intelligent servers using mail-boxes or adapting the communication medium (e.g. speech to text) as well as language translation by computers. Moreover can `personal' be the ability to adapt one's user interface to a personal intuitive one or to enable personal work groups over thousands of miles by collaborative networking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue numberA-51
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the IFIP 13th World Computer Congress. Part 3 (of 3) - Hamburg, Ger
Duration: Aug 28 1994Sep 2 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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