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Performance and Problems of Software Surveys
CAAD: Education - Research and Practice [eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 87-982875-2-4] Aarhus (Denmark) 21-23 September 1989, pp. 6.3.1-6.3.4
The general purpose of surveys of products and services is to give a first information on a special market segment to the potential buyer. Therefore such surveys have an important transmitting and at the same time objectifying task. There is a lot of software surveys in West Germany and German-speaking neighboring countries, for instance the well known Nomina Reports. Besides these general, many application fields and computer classes comprising surveys there are special ones which are sometimes part of a larger publication. In the field of architecture there are two special software surveys available: the survey of the Swiss engineers and architects association (SIA) and the survey of the Institute of Architecture and Planning Theory (IAP) of the University of Hannover.