A Short Publications Bibliography
(In reverse chronological order.)
- Gaver, W., T. Moran, A. MacLean, L. Lövstrand, P. Dourish, K. Carter, B. Buxton; Realizing
a Video Environment: EuroPARC's RAVE System, Proceedings of the Conference on
Computer-Human Interaction (CHI-92), May 1992.
- A write-up of our audio/visual infrastructure at EuroPARC. The whole building was wired
with 6 channels of audio and 4 channels of video to every room. At the center was a big
A/V switch that allowed any office to connect to any other office, or any of our VCRs or
other cameras. Someone else wrote the switch controller, but I wrote the access panels and
libraries (C and Common Lisp).
- Lövstrand, L.; Being Selectively Aware with the
Khronika Event Notification System, Proceedings of the European Conference on
Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW-91), October 1991.
- My first "real" solo paper presented in ECSCW-91 in Amsterdam. Boy was I
nervous, but it worked out OK. That project was fun too -- it involved hooking up an
"event server" to a whole bunch of controls: calendars, room sensors, speakers
around the building, a weather sensor, etc. Using input from these sources, you could have
various effects happen automatically, e.g. when it started raining, you could have a
verbal reminder being played to you in whatever room you happened to be then. It could
also represent calendrical events in the future, e.g. meetings and appointments, and tell
you about those at appropriate times before they'd happened.
- MacLean, A., K. Carter, L. Lövstrand, T. Moran; User-Tailorable Systems: Pressing
the Issues with Buttons, Proceedings of the Conference on Computer-Human Interaction
(CHI-90), April 1990.
- "Buttons" and "NuButtons" were a pretty neat system that allowed
little scripts to be embedded inside graphical buttons that the user could drag and drop
on his or her desktop and send in the mail. This caused people to invent, or at least
tinker, with little widgets that they then passed on to others. All written in Common Lisp
under Medley (Xerox Lisp, née Interlisp-D).
- Lövstrand, L.; Electronic Mail Addressing in Theory and Practice, Department
of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, May 1987. Report no.
- Oh yes, the IDA Sendmail Enhancement Kit. At the time, I would never have been able to
guess that it would become that popular. When I stopped working on the Kit in 1989, it was
being used by many thousands of sites all over the world and it had made me almost famous,
at least in some circles. The IDA Kit comprises of a completely rewritten set of
configuration files together with a long list of improvements to sendmail itself. The
whole thing was written up as my Master's Project in the report above.
- Lövstrand, L.; The Message Manager (MM) User's Guide and Reference Manual,
Editor, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, March 1986.
Report no. IDA SYSDOC 31.1.
- From 1984 to 1987, I was responsible for the CS Department's electronic mail and news
systems. At the time, we mostly used DECsystem-20's running TOPS-20 and the mailer of
choice was MM. MM was quite powerful and very easy to use, but since it -- and its backend
counterpart MMAILR -- was written in assembly, it wasn't exactly flexible. We still didn't
have any TCP/IP connectivity at that time, so it was up to me to make MM/MMAILR to talk to
the surrounding world. That led to the IDA Sendmail Enhancement Kit, described below, but
it also meant improvements and maintenance of MM including a user's manual that described
- Lövstrand, L.; Proceedings of the First Annual SVADA Conference, Editor,
- Led by the unforgettable (hah!) Yngve Bohlin, a group of Computer Science
students from all over Sweden got together for a joint conference in the summer of 1983.
For some unfathomable reason that I've now forgotten, Yngve got me to be the conference
secretary and write up the proceedings. It was hard work, but a lot of fun too. Typeset
using AFORM on a Canon LBP-10 laser printer, one of the first at the time.